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  • Truckracer's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    Not sure about what you're saying about the ignition. DA ignitions require the prop be flipped briskly to produce a spark (I believe the 35 ignition...
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    Today, 09:28 AM
    Like any Walbro carb equipped engine that would exhibit those symptoms, it probably needs new diaphragms in the carburetor. I'd get a rebuild kit and...
    4 replies | 76 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 01:50 PM
    I just caught this thread so I'm late coming to the party. I own a Red Box P-51D that was built bone stock w/ Goldberg mechanical retracts then...
    15 replies | 608 view(s)
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    12-06-2016, 09:14 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    Certainly the Chinese engines have had plenty of bearing problems, especially when they first became common in the marketplace. But the overall...
    13 replies | 262 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 04:55 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE30! in Gas Engines
    The early ones were that way also, they just had a steel roll pin in the hole. Remove or drill the steel pin and run a choke wire through the hole. I...
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    12-05-2016, 12:44 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    The cylinders could share the same numbers on the cylinder base. If you have the black manifold and the small fins, you have a GT-80. I have...
    13 replies | 396 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 10:23 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Dle 30 in Gas Engines
    I don't think you're going wrong, at least with the oil. Just the luck of the draw on the bearings. I have (2) DLE 30 with 6 and 7 seasons on them...
    13 replies | 262 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 09:01 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    OK, mystery solved. I have attached a photo of a 445 I recently sold. The mag ignition had been converted to EI so the mag coil is missing. Note the...
    13 replies | 396 view(s)
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    12-05-2016, 08:55 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    How about a photo of the engine so we know what you're dealing with? End the guesswork! Does the engine have an intake manifold on the top and...
    13 replies | 396 view(s)
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    12-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Timing question in Gas Engines
    I doubt that any 30ish cc engine can pull a 18" 3 bladed prop that has acceptable pitch for a warbird anywhere near that RPM. What have other people...
    12 replies | 384 view(s)
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    11-30-2016, 03:50 PM
    Milton covered all the bases. When I was referring to rewire, I meant installing a Futaba connector in place of the Deans plug. By the way, I...
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    11-30-2016, 03:16 PM
    Maybe .... If it is a compatible Hall sensor, you can probably rewire it to work with an RCexl, RCXP / RCAME or CH ignition. I have done that a...
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    11-28-2016, 03:06 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE 55 Engine Noise in Gas Engines
    Looks like fod of some kind, Is the metal lead or some other soft material? Did you have any balance weights come loose? Whatever it is, that is a...
    4 replies | 249 view(s)
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    11-26-2016, 07:18 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Zenoah Twin 2850 ? in Gas Engines
    There are two common Zenoah twins, the 445 and the GT80. They are the same physical size and differ only in their displacement though they use...
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    11-23-2016, 02:54 PM
    How antique Nixx cells were stored has little bearing on how modern cells are stored. In just about any mfgr. literature I have read in the last 30...
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    11-20-2016, 04:14 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    Sorry Chris, I didn't mean to imply that modifying the DLE wasn't worth the effort. I think I might have come across a bit harsh. I'll be anxious...
    16 replies | 829 view(s)
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    11-20-2016, 11:27 AM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    Regarding cantilever cranks, yes, I was referring to gas engines only and 20 cc or above. Glo engines are usually smaller engines compared with gas...
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    11-19-2016, 01:10 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    My thoughts on the crank also. Cantilever cranks aren't the strongest link in these engines. I've said it before and will repeat it here, if I were...
    16 replies | 829 view(s)
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    11-18-2016, 03:14 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread DLE Engine Mods in Gas Engines
    The easiest way to pic up a bit of power is to increase the compression ratio by installing a slightly thinner base gasket. From there, taking just a...
    16 replies | 829 view(s)
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    11-17-2016, 08:18 AM
    I have copied plans at an office store in the past. 2 copies made, to work from and cut up.
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    11-15-2016, 07:35 PM
    Truckracer replied to a thread Broken cast!! in Gas Engines
    Its almost impossible to weld the lugs back on using any method while maintaining integrity and accuracy. Most likely, they would just break off...
    6 replies | 281 view(s)
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    11-15-2016, 02:45 PM
    I will be watching Ken
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    11-09-2016, 05:19 PM
    An advantage of the AME sensor is its adjustability fore and aft in the holder along with the normal rotational adjustment. It also has a much larger...
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    11-09-2016, 04:04 PM
    Joystick, I feel your pain. Many of us have made posts in the various forums about the problem while trying our best to be "politically correct" with...
    47 replies | 2127 view(s)
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    11-09-2016, 10:43 AM
    Easy enough to get a rough measurement of the bore and stroke and that will tell you the size. Nothing other than a ruler and a stick required for a...
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    11-09-2016, 09:07 AM
    Turn the crank backwards and see what the number is. You'll be very close to 44 - 46 degrees when the ignition fires. NO, thats not how to time an...
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    11-07-2016, 09:16 PM
    That might be OK but what about the pump diaphragm? Over the years using the fuel in this area, when I've had a diaphragm problem it has always been...
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    11-07-2016, 08:46 PM
    I can't tell you the exact engine but it looks like one of the early Chinese engines that had purpose made cases and off the shelf piston ported...
    5 replies | 265 view(s)
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