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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Well another nice day to fly RC here so we did. Got more real good engine runs & some practice for them 3 point landings. Jack flew his Carl G Extra...
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Hobbsy, is right about the exposed threads. That could cause pre-ignition from a hot edge. Would less nitro work ok with a high compression engine? ...
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    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread 4 Cycle RC engines in Gas Engines
    Thanks AV8TOR, Those are a tad big for the engine I am doing now. But that data is very good to have for the "next" engine project. I wish some of...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    05-05-2015, 08:31 PM
    If you are using gas as the fuel, get Pure-gas Purgas.com you will not have all the diaphragm problems. Leave the carb wet...this fuel has no...
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    05-04-2015, 09:00 PM
    +2
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    05-04-2015, 06:06 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    I flew the Aeroworks Pro 260 with the Mintor 22 on it. I just pulled the cyl to see how it looked inside. It was ok except for some soft carbon...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    05-04-2015, 11:03 AM
    Take your pick...there is many. http://www.mfgsupply.com/smallengine/smengfuel/smengfuelprimer.html
    47 replies | 1099 view(s)
  • captinjohn's Avatar
    05-03-2015, 07:04 PM
    To avoid that dried out carb is easy. The last run of the day, kill the engine by choking it from a Hi- Idle. This will pull extra fuel & oil to...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    05-03-2015, 06:27 PM
    The primer is just a devise that purges the air out of the line to carb. If you watch how they work you will see the air trapped in the line as...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    05-03-2015, 07:51 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    It seems like Red Line Has some quick carbon build-up at 30-1 & 32-1 ratios. Maybe there is cleaner running oils???
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    05-02-2015, 06:45 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread DLE 30 problem in Gas Engines
    Just loosen up the 4 screws & squirt some fuel mix in there & a squirt a little fuel in carb throat. It should get your DLE going.
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    05-02-2015, 06:56 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, I may fly the Pro 260 today as it is warm here now. I have the carbon cleaned out & I plan to run it hard with not much idle time. I do not...
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    05-01-2015, 09:43 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Just wondering, was the .008 skirt clearance caused by a tapered cylinder or a piston not uniform in dia? Or a combination of both the cylinder &...
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    04-30-2015, 09:37 AM
    captinjohn replied to a thread 4 Cycle RC engines in Gas Engines
    AV8TOR, Thanks for the reply. I was most interested in replaceable valve seats, to repair one valve seat. I got that one done now. I should have...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    04-29-2015, 07:29 AM
    Here is the question. Do any of the 4 cycle engine brands in use have valve seat inserts that can be replaced? I am working on a 4 cycle engine...
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  • captinjohn's Avatar
    04-21-2015, 03:26 PM
    Good going Jim. I remember you from the good old days when we flew our Giles 202. I really like mine with a DLE 30 on it. It has a very broken wing...
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    04-16-2015, 09:23 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Club Enya in Glow Engines
    Plug protrusion....install a extra plug gasket....might work ! Capt,n
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    04-16-2015, 05:36 PM
    Would one you guys that has a Saito apart or have some broken engines measure some valve for me. I am working on a 4 cyl old time engine. Looking...
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    04-16-2015, 03:11 PM
    I got some valves that may work. If I need to make some valves...what is the way? Could some buttons be silver soldered to the stems? Wish I had the...
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    04-16-2015, 02:23 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, wanted to know the RPM of my Mintor 22. My friend checked the RPM with a new tack. The Idle was a low as 1450 & the High RPM was 8,230. ...
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    04-15-2015, 06:55 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Lomcevac, get someone to fix your Mintor 22 engine...it may end up being your favorite. Post more about it. Did you get it new or used? Help is out...
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    04-13-2015, 09:07 PM
    captinjohn replied to a thread Mintor 22 Piston in Gas Engines
    Karol, this was a good day to run engines. I started up & ran 3 of them. The last one was my Mintor 22 cc engine. I have not run it in months & had...
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