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    Browse this site and you will find what you need,...

    Browse this site and you will find what you need, and they are high quality rings. I've been using them since good old Frank bailed on us, bless his soul. You might need to search the site by ring...
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    Clean it up, lightly sand the bore with #400...

    Clean it up, lightly sand the bore with #400 sandpaper wetted with solvent, clean it again, lightly oil it, and put it together properly with a new ring. That is normal, somewhat mild wear and...
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    Just in case someone hadn't noticed: ...

    Just in case someone hadn't noticed:

    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/engine-conversions-92/11629528-looking-new-ring-manufacturer.html

    AV8TOR
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    http://www.dlastore.com/e_store/cylinders-pistons-...

    http://www.dlastore.com/e_store/cylinders-pistons-mufflers/piston-ring-sets-2t-engines.html

    Expand it on the left where it says "Piston ring sets (2T Engines)"

    They are on there listed by...
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    Look closer on that link for Caber rings Dan. ...

    Look closer on that link for Caber rings Dan. They have rings with both styles of ring notch for two stroke pinned rings.

    How much does Gavin charge for his rings? How much is shipping and how...
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    Here ya go: ...

    Here ya go:

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__7723__FTL_52_Part_034.html

    AV8TOR
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    I've been lucky to have had only one experience...

    I've been lucky to have had only one experience with the Gestapo like tactics of an HOA in my life. It wasn't pleasant and I will never put myself in a position to be vulnerable to one ever again!! ...
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    Tuning, tuning, tuning. It's like "Location,...

    Tuning, tuning, tuning. It's like "Location, location, location"; it's everything. Vitally important. There's nothing sweeter than a perfectly tuned engine, and they are a joy to hear run and use....
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    Yeah, I'm bummed about Frank retiring too. I...

    Yeah, I'm bummed about Frank retiring too. I talked to him and he won't even do it on a limited basis anymore, but is casually looking for someone to take over.

    Meanwhile, give Caber Engineering...
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    Hobby King sells velocity stacks for $2.00 US. ...

    Hobby King sells velocity stacks for $2.00 US. If you fly from a dusty or sandy area, a filter is not a bad idea. I have a large piece of old household carpet I use for starting and running up my...
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    It is not really that our engines are not...

    It is not really that our engines are not "compressed enough". In fact, depending on the engine, our effective compression ratios can be quite high. What tends to preclude pre-detonation in our...
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    I also use Coleman camp fuel along with some...

    I also use Coleman camp fuel along with some extra oil in my engines for short term storage. Up to around 6 months. It doesn't seem to allow the diaphragms in the carb to deteriorate. However, I...
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    If it might get stored for a long time, I would...

    If it might get stored for a long time, I would empty the fuel out of the carb and shoot some WD-40 into all the carb orifices. Then plan on replacing the fuel pump and regulator diaphragms when you...
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    To conversion guys in general. It is getting...

    To conversion guys in general. It is getting harder to find good conversion candidates. The manufacturers have been forced into making variations of engines for smog purposes that don't work so...
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    I did get a chance for just a little bit...

    I did get a chance for just a little bit yesterday to look at some of my engines. Looks like I have a nice Kawasaki 50cc that I could do for you, and I already have a Bowman ring for it. I thought...
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    While that price certainly grabs ones eye, I'm...

    While that price certainly grabs ones eye, I'm not sure going from a top brand like Stihl or Echo to a Chinese clone would be a step in the right direction. Then when you deal with coming up with a...
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    That is your high speed check valve in your carb,...

    That is your high speed check valve in your carb, and it has come apart. If you used compressed air when you cleaned the carb, that might have caused it. Those valves are replaceable if you can...
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    Everyone always thinks it just has to be the...

    Everyone always thinks it just has to be the carburetor when an engine misbehaves. That's not always the case, and I think you've covered that in this instance. Can you rig up a pressure check as I...
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    I find a vacuum/pressure checker handy for...

    I find a vacuum/pressure checker handy for working on two strokes. You can buy a hand vacuum pump pretty cheap from harbor freight. Then you make a plate to seal off the exhaust and the intake...
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    Yes, please keep us posted. It helps everyone...

    Yes, please keep us posted. It helps everyone when the answers to puzzling problems are revealed.

    As mentioned, excellent work on posting all the info and history of your setup and problems.
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    Just as a FYI, don't use carb cleaner spray if...

    Just as a FYI, don't use carb cleaner spray if you happen to be working on a Zama carb. It will instantly ruin any check valves in the carb. Been there, done that, unfortunately.

    AV8TOR
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    +1 on all the above posts. AV8TOR

    +1 on all the above posts.

    AV8TOR
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    Good advice. However, if it is a fairly large...

    Good advice. However, if it is a fairly large air leak, it might not run with the high speed needle closed even if the low speed carb circuit is functioning properly. When I rebuild a carb, I...
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    Four needed to fly. More is better, as is the...

    Four needed to fly. More is better, as is the case usually with most things.....

    AV8TOR
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    Wow. Didn't mean to offend... AV8TOR

    Wow. Didn't mean to offend...

    AV8TOR
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