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    Thanks mate, that's a worthwhile addition.

    Thanks mate, that's a worthwhile addition.
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    Chris, All of the parts required should be...

    Chris,

    All of the parts required should be available from Tom Ridley
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    Hi Gungadin (are you really a better man?) ...

    Hi Gungadin (are you really a better man?)

    Info on Parra engines is available here http://www.clubtamaran.com/parramotorING.htm

    From what I know the 3.2 is primarily used for Vintage Combat. To...
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    Here you are Fiery, don't misuse it 2036505

    Here you are Fiery, don't misuse it

    2036505
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    Today's effort was obviously Mid Spring, but...

    Today's effort was obviously Mid Spring, but equally enjoyable.

    We flew Goodyear models (Mini & regular) using Oliver Cub, Parra & Nelson engines.

    And let me add that it's a good thing we have...
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    Early indications of the rebuild are good. ...

    Early indications of the rebuild are good.

    Starts easily and runs smoothly.

    It's still well undercomped & blubbering rich. It's had about 10 minutes so time will tell.
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    My Mk 11 has just got back from the good folk at...

    My Mk 11 has just got back from the good folk at Adelaide Aeromotive, who put in a new piston & contra.

    They've run it to establish first run settings.

    Now to spend some time with it myself.
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    Old diesel fuel, as well as being a great weed...

    Old diesel fuel, as well as being a great weed killer, is also a terrific fire lighter. Half a cup and away we go!
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    Fiery, I'd guess that Jon Fletcher (in Sawtell...

    Fiery,

    I'd guess that Jon Fletcher (in Sawtell NSW) could help with remanufactured parts. He did a Lightening Bolt Taipan 2.5 for me. This included a replacement NVA.
    Lovely work!
  10. Ray, The Rothwell solution is much more...

    Ray,

    The Rothwell solution is much more elegant.

    It is simply a brass comp screw whether tommy bar or grub screw.
    The different expansion rate of brass means it holds the setting.
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    Davey, Close, that metal gizmo is a fuel shut...

    Davey,

    Close, that metal gizmo is a fuel shut off, and is designed to crimp the fuel line so that fuel stops flowing to the motor.

    It is actuated by the pilot applying down elevator (closely...
  12. When are you available? HAs the bishop signed...

    When are you available? HAs the bishop signed your release papers?
  13. We didn't always know this though Ray. I'm sure...

    We didn't always know this though Ray. I'm sure many fliers persevered using a comp lock, and had many successful flights.
    remember when the alternative to a lock screw was a roll of plumbers teflon...
  14. Avintin, Clearing ATF in model planes is not...

    Avintin,

    Clearing ATF in model planes is not such an issue, a good sized flush with fresh fuel, then unflood it and it's generally good to go. The first run will discharge more of the ATF, until...
  15. The only way you'll get a quart of diesel to...

    The only way you'll get a quart of diesel to outlast a gallon on Nitro is to leave it in the corner of the shed and not use it. The common story about diesel being more economic than nitro is...
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    Looks like it needs more running Jack.

    Looks like it needs more running Jack.
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    Ray, Whatever you did worked really well. It's...

    Ray,

    Whatever you did worked really well. It's a very sweet motor.
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    Whatever Mk it was, it was a blackhead. I thought...

    Whatever Mk it was, it was a blackhead. I thought you said it was near new. I'm confused:confused:.

    If it's as bad as you say, I'd better give it back to you when I get my Mk 11 back from the...
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    Ray, I gave your Mk11 (the one in the Voodoo...

    Ray,

    I gave your Mk11 (the one in the Voodoo V) a run today.

    Still a quick starter, good range & not bad air speed. Not in Oliver terms but good for a Taipan.
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    What's for sale?

    What's for sale?
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    I can't imagine a PAW so noisy that it actually...

    I can't imagine a PAW so noisy that it actually needs a muffler, or is it your club that demands all engines muffled?

    If you can run it without all the better.

    I agree with the previously...
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    Looks good Ray, how does the big PAW go?

    Looks good Ray, how does the big PAW go?
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    The original engine came to me as a part of an...

    The original engine came to me as a part of an estate sale. Looked good and ran pretty well...once! Then I discovered that it had a fairly nasty crack in the crankcase (crackcase?)

    I then received...
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    Of course you can, let me know if you want it...

    Of course you can, let me know if you want it posted back.
    Or I can give it to you next time we have a fly.
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    Taipans

    Here's one I have saved.

    After sitting in the useless engine drawer for too many years, I finally got around to fixing it.

    What a joy, starts easily and sounds very strong.

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