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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    02-21-2017, 11:43 AM
    These will be perfect. I have them in several Saitos and OS, and an Enya or two. ...
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    02-21-2017, 05:06 AM
    Pete, I'll bet you remember these Desmodromic Valve Trains, my friend had one, (Ducati 200) and you could hear the valves and gears rattle for three...
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    02-20-2017, 04:24 AM
    Pete, what is your daily driver, that picture is not the actual car we're getting, I think it is a dull blue color. At 214,000 miles my ole F150...
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    02-19-2017, 05:10 AM
    Pete, this 2004 Subaru Forrester will be our next car, the Mitsubishi has 218,000 on the clock and uses considerable oil. The Subaru only has...
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    02-18-2017, 05:22 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Mousse can logic? in Glow Engines
    Your numbers indicate that with the open pipe, part of the intake charge is following the exhaust out into the pipe. The muffler that is getting the...
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    02-15-2017, 08:27 AM
    To land one, you simply pulled the throttle back and let it gently settle to ground, I also ran an Enya .46 MKII on one, another great set up.
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    02-15-2017, 07:53 AM
    Thanks H, I did not run it with the baffle, I ran it Fox 15% fuel with 20% castor as you can tell by it's looks. With an11xx6 it is very quick...
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    02-15-2017, 04:31 AM
    This is for sure my oldest ringed engine, a SuperTigre G-21 .46. it is physically small for the displacement, it has zero leak compression. When...
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    02-14-2017, 12:10 PM
    Any SuperTigre or Fox engines anyone has will last a really long time no need to worry yet. As mentioned, any ringed engines will last forever
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    02-14-2017, 06:25 AM
    Please lose the pliers, I keep pliers in a separate room from all engines.:) I'm glad you got it sorted out.
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    02-14-2017, 04:28 AM
    A helpful hint: When replacing the intake tube back into the head, place the Viton O-ring into the relief in the head, then carefully insert the...
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    02-13-2017, 04:31 PM
    It's easier to remove the carb and intake pipe, you'll see the valve head in the intake port. Push the valve upward very gently.
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    02-13-2017, 04:21 PM
    PB Blaster is a lot safer, keep all acids about 10 miles from your engines. I used to clean fiber optic cables with acetone and it was banned because...
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    02-13-2017, 04:27 AM
    I don't know how they would look scale wise but 12x6 three blades would be the correct load on the .65's.
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    02-11-2017, 06:48 PM
    This is it with it's original muffler, the cast one has a more mellow tone.
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    02-11-2017, 06:23 PM
    I like to load em up a bit so they'll earn their fuel.:)
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    02-11-2017, 10:30 AM
    Saito .56 break run in of new piston ring and bearings. I did my usual routine of 10 minutes at 1,000 rpm intervals from 4,000 to 8,000 rpm, for 1.5...
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    02-11-2017, 03:49 AM
    Thanks Pete, yep the green bike still draws a crowd wherever I park it, not a single scratch on it yet. I am going to run Saito .56 today I bought...
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    02-10-2017, 03:31 AM
    Charley, are you saying that the Gremlin was the one with his hand on the throttle?:) Hah,I like it.
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    02-10-2017, 03:27 AM
    Another benefit is that you can set the HS needle closer to peak because there is no need to worry about mixture leaning as the tank empties. As you...
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    02-09-2017, 01:14 PM
    My whole bike was $9,400.00 and is still mostly stock. The engine is still stock.
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    02-09-2017, 12:43 PM
    Barry, Pete would be talking about a very souped up 150 cubic in After Market engine that costs about 10,000 bucks. It's unlikely to have any stock...
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    02-09-2017, 08:13 AM
    Jan, it's another toy to play with.:)
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    02-09-2017, 07:54 AM
    I never had that happen to any Fox engine either, I even had the prop kick off of a Fox ABC .74 and it sounded like a siren on a fire truck it ran so...
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    02-09-2017, 04:19 AM
    I would suspect that the valves were cut down to be just barely larger in diameter than the valve seat, (for weight reduction) and the seat was cut...
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    02-08-2017, 06:34 PM
    Ray, if you could bring in a regulator the equal of the Cline and IronBay for $45.00 it would sell.
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    02-08-2017, 12:32 PM
    No sir Popester, just my logical thinking.:)
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Minneapolis Moline G 1350, 585 cubic inches, 141.4 hp, 9.7 GPH fuel use, 4.75 inch bore, 5.50 inch stroke
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