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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Early Saito 1.20 Help in Glow Engines
    CL, this my High Compression Saito 1.50 from about 1991 0r 92, it has the corner exhaust port. This is one of the very first 1.50's sold.
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    12-23-2014, 07:35 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Cap, at 470.7 cu. in. I think was the largest putt putt that was made. It had a 36 hp pony motor to start it.
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    12-22-2014, 02:39 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Woops, I got confused, so sorry. In 21 years as a Boca Customer, I've never had any go bad either.
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    12-22-2014, 07:07 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    No need for the Stainless bearings, the standard bearings at Boca are $11.88 and free shipping and are as good or better than any others you can get....
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    12-20-2014, 12:15 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Asp 1.08 in Glow Engines
    Thanks Speed
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 01:15 PM
    Thanks Richard, the same to you and hope to see you after the New year
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 10:22 AM
    Just keep firing those questions, different guys here know different stuff. Pictures are great too.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 07:54 AM
    Bill, if you're worried about getting in over your head, ship the engine to me and I'll wring it out and pay for shipping it back. Several here can...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 06:59 AM
    Or, you could run down to your local NAPA or other Auto Parts place and grab a 12oz aerosol can of Fogging Oil, it will last about a year if you...
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  • fiery's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 05:58 PM
    Thanks Tony. Some fascinating history there! I picked up a box of 6 Jin Shi and CS 2.47's with a couple of MVVS 2.5's complete with pipes. ...
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    12-18-2014, 12:05 PM
    Hobbsy started a thread Asp 1.08 in Glow Engines
    I was talking with some guys a day or two ago and the ASP 1.08 came up. I have had one for about 10 years that was a gift from w8ye. It's been in a...
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 04:23 AM
    http://www.modelenginenews.org/cardfile/yinyan.html Maybe here?
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  • fiery's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 02:22 AM
    Can anyone advise if there was ever a published magazine engine test of the Silver Swallow 1.49 or 2.47, or any of the later Jin Shi or CS versions?
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 10:28 PM
    Well ......... here. Only problem is, it was the wrong plain bearing Taipan Replica! (Knew that I saw it written somewhere recently.)
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    12-17-2014, 10:01 PM
    fiery replied to a thread Club Taipan. in Everything Diesel
    Hi Steve All copy and images from the entry for the engine at: www.aamotive.com: "AA15S66TBR-2 2.5cc Replica of the 1966 Taipan TBR ...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 06:30 PM
    There is also an O-ring where the intake pipe enters the carb. The inlet hole in the spraybar can go anywhere, the spraybar has a groove around it...
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    12-17-2014, 04:53 PM
    fiery replied to a thread Club Taipan. in Everything Diesel
    The AAMotive S.66 TBRD 2.5 cc signing a lusty song towards the end of running in. A Taipan never officially released, the pace of development being...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 09:49 AM
    Here is a picture of the LS screw, not a very good one though, I took 7 pictures and only got one that is nearly acceptable.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 09:03 AM
    Actually the screw you refer to is the idle stop/speed screw, the midrange is the taper on the LS screw, I'll see if I can a picture of that.
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    12-17-2014, 08:42 AM
    Bill, I did an autopsy on my .80 carb, there is a tiny O-ring that goes in the end of the spray bar, I'll picture the 2.20 one since its easy to see....
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    12-17-2014, 07:18 AM
    Also Bill. here are two tests of .65's by Clarence Lee and Peter Chinn. I didn't read them thoroughly to find the difference if any. ...
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    12-17-2014, 01:23 AM
    fiery replied to a thread Club Taipan. in Everything Diesel
    My (I still call it that) 1959 'Blue Head', generously given to me by the estate of the late Merv Cox, former MAAQ C/L administrator. Good bloke with...
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 08:41 PM
    Hi all, this thread is for everything based on Taipan engine designs, past, current and reproduced, or indeed inspired by the founder and...
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  • fiery's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 07:40 PM
    I agree. "Club Taipan" will draw in more viewers and therefore possible contributions. Let's call it "Club Taipan", but welcome diesel engines...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:37 PM
    Surprisingly they have the FA .40a in stock.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:36 PM
    Thanks James, I see it more clearliarly now, how do like my new word?
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 02:30 PM
    Centrifugal force, narrow stoichiometric operating band, and violent maneuvers all play havoc with the need for lower speed consistent stunt runs for...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 07:51 AM
    It's a shame that Clarence didn't get hold of one of those. I found his test of the 2.00 TI but no 1.00 TI. It's interesting that the crank throws...
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 03:34 AM
    Um, brain snap guys - of course there is no power quoted. And I have no idea why I thought there ever was or where I got that into my head -...
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  • Recycled  Flyer's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 09:55 PM
    You got me doubting myself now Steve, but I am certain that its written on the instructions that come with the engine along side...
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