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07-19-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,576
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Cox Tee Dee .49 Diesel

So, it looks like you are not using a contra piston. Just a couple of aluminum discs pinched under the head?

It seems too simple. Great idea!
06-26-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: New CS small Diesel

Anyone know where to get a CS Mills in the US?
10-24-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

I'm still following this most-amazing-of-threads with great interest. Did anyone ever figure out what was in Mercury No. 9 fuel-- a fuel once available in the UK? Bowden mentions it in his 1940's...
09-16-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Skaliwag's Pee Wee backplate

Ahhh, my favorite: the Pee Wee. This is great news about the backplates. There's a chance for more experimentation. I always thought there was a good combination of fuel, prop, head gaskets that...
09-13-2006, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Reg,

I'm not sure what is meant by gelatine/glycerine/glycerol. On this side of the pond gelatin is a powder that, well, is boiled/cooled and makes for a tasty, wobbly, colorful dessert, JELLO....
09-13-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

SCG,

So, is that the purpose of the boiling with detergent? (To add triglycerides and modify the lubricant oil). But then how could a veggie oil be modified to use as a fuel? It's a little...
09-12-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Great to see so many doing this research. There's something I don't understand, though. How can vegtable oil sometimes be used as a lubricant and then sometimes as the combustive fuel? Andy used...
08-31-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 37,969
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Guillow's Spitfire Build

I can't wait to see this one finished and maidened. Thanks for the detailed build.

George
08-19-2006, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,835
Posted By SERCEFLYER

What's in Davis Diesel Fuel?

I just checked the Davis Diesel Development site, but I could find no details on content. He offers 3 different fuels. Anyone have any idea what's in them?

Thanks
08-18-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Mills .045 flooding

I had a good time thime this afternoon. I've was able to warm-start the Mills with a single flip about 6 times. Here's my trick: a single drop of exhaust prime on the side of the piston, rotate...
08-18-2006, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Mills .045 flooding

About how long does it take to break-in an Aurora Mills? Once setting compression, I'm not able to lean the needle out very much without sagging and overheating. I probably have 20 minutes of bench...
08-17-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Mills .045 flooding

OK, the compression setting stayed put this afternoon. I got much better at starting, too. As mentioned above, after flooding you have to reduce compression by about 1/4-1/2 compression screw...
08-16-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Mills .045 flooding

Thanks for the help. I had a much easier time today (2nd day) with the Mills. Maybe about 30 flips of the prop for an initial start. Later starts took about 5 flips. I flooded the engine twice,...
08-16-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By SERCEFLYER

Mills .045 flooding

I just got my first diesel engine-- an Aurora Mills .045 from Ed Carlson. Using Davis Diesel fuel and a Cox 8X4, I was able to find the right compression after about 45 min of constant prop...
08-15-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Mercury No. 6 mystery. I have a reprint of Bowden's "Diesel Model Engines" (1951) where he mentions a fuel called Mercury No. 6. (on page 98) It was a NON-ETHER fuel composed of 6 components that,...
08-04-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

The permutations just keep increasing-- there probably is a Holy Grail of etherless diesel fuel somewhere in this!!
08-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Andy,

This has got to be one of the best threads ever on RCU. Thanks a lot for letting us see the entire R&D process as you tackle this problem. I don't run diesels, yet-- but I will. This...
08-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Andy,

There was someone in another post who mentioned using BBQ lighter fluid instead of kerosene as the main ingredient in his fuel blend. Have you considered trying this? I wonder of there's...
08-01-2006, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Andy,

Thanks again for doing all this work. So, where did you get the Amsoil cetane improver? What other brands of starter fluids work as prime? Did you ever try using a spring starter...
07-31-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 114,040
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Substitute for Ether

Andy,

This is some great paradigm-rattling stuff here. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

SF
06-27-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,492
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: COX rumors??

Mike Rehmus, editor of "Model Engine Builder" magazine, mentioned it in a Yahoo forum called Min_Int_Comb_Eng · Strictly Miniature Internal Combuston Engines. I haven't heard any confirmation,...
06-27-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,492
Posted By SERCEFLYER

COX rumors??

So what's the scoop? Mike Rehmus said in another forum that he heard that an Asian compamy just bought Cox. *** GASP ***

I wonder if they'll make the engines still?

How sad.

George
06-11-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 464
Posted By SERCEFLYER

MOVED: What brands of starter fluid work in diesel fuel?

RC Fuels: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=4370562
Forum: RC Fuels
06-09-2006, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By SERCEFLYER

What brands of starter fluid work in diesel fuel?

Besides John Deere, what brands of starter fluid work in diesel fuel? Are there any brands that can be found at a Target or Wal-Mart? What specific brands have worked for you?

Thanks
03-06-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,250
Posted By SERCEFLYER

RE: Machining a diesel 049 engine - first attempts

Thanks for the help, Mark. Also, I just wanted to let everyone know about the latest edition of Ron Chernich's site. It's got a a special article on Mark Lubbock's "Dragonfly Twin."

Any chance...
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