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Forum: Glow Engines
11-06-2019, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Quikturn

Yes, I see that now. The lifter guides are taller...

Yes, I see that now. The lifter guides are taller on the 45 special.
Forum: Glow Engines
11-06-2019, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Quikturn

An easy way to tell a 45 special cam housing is...

An easy way to tell a 45 special cam housing is to look for an added contour on the side. The base of the cam housing does appear a little thicker on the special as well.

Not sure if itís just my...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-05-2019, 04:59 PM
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Posted By Quikturn

Wow, thereís quite a difference.

Wow, thereís quite a difference.
Forum: Glow Engines
11-05-2019, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Quikturn

I have a Saito 45 special and recently picked up...

I have a Saito 45 special and recently picked up a std fa-45 which needs a clean up before a run. It also has a pronounced tick over. Valve adjustment maybe?

On the special, the carb is improved...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-08-2019, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Quikturn

While on a trip to Denver a couple of days ago I...

While on a trip to Denver a couple of days ago I stopped by a BMW motorcycle shop to check out some bikes. I made the mistake of demo riding the new 1250 GS. Wow! That boxer engine. Now I want one.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-08-2019, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Quikturn

Jesse, You are a true craftsman. That is...

Jesse,

You are a true craftsman. That is some fine work. Never knew such an old Saito carb existed so itís be amazing if you can get it going again.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-04-2019, 05:42 PM
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Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Wow! Those look real nice.

Wow! Those look real nice.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-04-2019, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Quikturn

I was lucky to find a PSP test stand on eBay. You...

I was lucky to find a PSP test stand on eBay. You can watch there or place a want ad for one.

Or get one of these. ...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43,599
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Posted By Quikturn

Nice job on the rebuild Hobbsy. I may one day yet...

Nice job on the rebuild Hobbsy. I may one day yet buy a Saito multi engine. Theyíre just so darn expensive.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43,599
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Posted By Quikturn

Yes, corrosion from fuel & moisture and sitting...

Yes, corrosion from fuel & moisture and sitting too long.

Front vented engine below the cam box on the crankcase. What interesting is the original main bearing was a shielded bearing. You would...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Actually the bearing was spinning on the...

Actually the bearing was spinning on the crankshaft not in the case. I think the case is fine. Just need to get a better quality bearings now.
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43,599
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Posted By Quikturn

No more cheap bearings for me. Itíll be OEM or...

No more cheap bearings for me. Itíll be OEM or Boca from here on out. Lesson learned.
...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/828x1792/56773670_826f_4a1b_a046_4bd680355107_262aeff08ff23b3f02d04b485ceb6b4c489d0871.png
One thing I didnít mention before is that the...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Well I donít mean to bad mouth anyone. Not sure...

Well I donít mean to bad mouth anyone. Not sure if the eBay seller is Paul or not but he did respond to my question and shipped my bearings promptly. I canít complain about the service but the...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Well...I bought the high speed version off of...

Well...I bought the high speed version off of eBay. 🙁

The seller said he was a rc bearings distributer. Basically, theyíre crap.

I just found a Boca 6902RS in my stash thatís that same size as...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43,599
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Posted By Quikturn

So I just installed a new set of rc bearings in...

So I just installed a new set of rc bearings in my Saito 72 and there is a little slop in the main bearing. I can hear it. I wiggle the crankshaft from the front and it sounds like itís coming from...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-02-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Wow! That is a work of art! Iíd like to have a...

Wow! That is a work of art! Iíd like to have a lathe someday. Of course, I need to know how to use one first. 😆
Forum: Glow Engines
04-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

OK. I finally got the lower end disassembled...

OK. I finally got the lower end disassembled today. The drive washer was real stubborn to get off. Normally 2 jaw pullers and some heat due the trick but I ruined my el-cheapo puller in the process...
Forum: Glow Engines
04-01-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vb...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcuniverse.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/8e155e71_10bd_4e75_a849_15e442f91169_c6b6361e7401668f4f85fe5d30f573d33d9eccc2.jpeg...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-30-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

OK. New bearings it is. I already have them, why...

OK. New bearings it is. I already have them, why not use them. All good advise Glowgeek. Thanks. Iím in it for a new gasket set too since the cam housing gasket got destroyed. Are those aftermarket...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-30-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Thanks Glowgeek. It does indeed look lowtime. The...

Thanks Glowgeek. It does indeed look lowtime. The valve adjustments look untouched. Piston and cylinder look pretty clean. I think the main bearing is a shielded bearing which made me think it was...
Forum: Glow Engines
03-30-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Well, Iím going to embark on my Saito 72...

Well, Iím going to embark on my Saito 72 restoration. I recently purchased this used. Ad said it turns over smooth but it appears to have a seized bearing that spins on the crankshaft....
Forum: Glow Engines
03-28-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

I already have a few engines I canít bring myself...

I already have a few engines I canít bring myself to fuel and run.
Forum: Glow Engines
03-28-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

I wonder how many of those golden Saitos have...

I wonder how many of those golden Saitos have been run?
Forum: Glow Engines
03-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43,599
Views: 2,437,406
Posted By Quikturn

Thank you Gary, The important thing is my...

Thank you Gary,

The important thing is my mom is fine now but this was potentially bankrupting. My local contact pulled some strings to get the lowest possible costs. Medicare pays for nothing...
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