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Forum: Glow Engines
05-30-2019, 11:31 AM
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Posted By av8tor1977

Picco 60 re with pipe

I ran across this in case anyone is interested:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/123778529124

AV8TOR
05-10-2018, 03:28 PM
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Posted By av8tor1977

Well, I consider my engines "better than new" for...

Well, I consider my engines "better than new" for various reasons. For one, I have 50 years experience building and modifying engines of all types, and hand build them with a dedicated attention to...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-07-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By av8tor1977

Agreed. I have sometimes resorted to wrapping...

Agreed. I have sometimes resorted to wrapping solder around the fuel line right next to the clunk to make it heavier. Works pretty good. Use the old non-lead free solder if you can find it; it is a...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-07-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By av8tor1977

That's why twins run so smooth; the two pistons...

That's why twins run so smooth; the two pistons moving outwards at the same time and velocity in opposite directions nicely cancel vibrations out. And of course two strokes fire on every upwards...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By av8tor1977

When you replace that tank, inspect ALL fuel line...

When you replace that tank, inspect ALL fuel line connections. They must be air tight.. Carbs for gasser engines have fuel pumps inside them, and any air leak in the fuel system can cause problems...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By av8tor1977

When you replace that tank, inspect ALL fuel line...

When you replace that tank, inspect ALL fuel line connections. They must be air tight.. Carbs for gasser engines have fuel pumps inside them, and any air leak in the fuel system can cause problems...
Forum: Gas Engines
04-05-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By av8tor1977

Definitely lower vibration, along with a really...

Definitely lower vibration, along with a really nice exhaust sound unless you run a "Y" exhaust pipe and only one pipe or muffler. With dual exhaust they have a quite pleasing sound to them. (IMO)
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03-31-2018, 11:54 PM
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Views: 1,122
Posted By av8tor1977

Well, that's an interesting hobby, and a good way...

Well, that's an interesting hobby, and a good way to find Zombies too I imagine! Double duty for your souped up Super Whacker!

Nice work, and between the exhaust mod and the 30cc upgrade, with...
03-28-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By av8tor1977

I was thinking of a different engine when I said...

I was thinking of a different engine when I said you can't change the rod. My mistake! Sorry about that. Old brain fart!

WHAT is your creation for??? (Besides the obvious; Zombie killing.)
...
03-24-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By av8tor1977

Glad it worked out for you. I didn't think he...

Glad it worked out for you. I didn't think he had any for sale himself. I was just hoping his source would still have one available for you to buy.

You can't change the rod on the Homelite 25/30...
03-23-2018, 08:57 AM
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Views: 1,122
Posted By av8tor1977

If I can find his e-mail address, I will shoot...

If I can find his e-mail address, I will shoot him a message for you. (I am pretty sure I still have it.)

AV8TOR
03-22-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,122
Posted By av8tor1977

Check with Rooster353. He found a stash of NOS...

Check with Rooster353. He found a stash of NOS Homelite 30cc long blocks really cheap. Also, many of the later model Ryobi weedies came with the Homelite 30.

AV8TOR
03-11-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By av8tor1977

I ran into this problem on one of my conversions,...

I ran into this problem on one of my conversions, a Stihl 62cc. That conversion demanded a custom intake be fabricated, and while the one I created had an insulated portion, it did allow heat to be...
Forum: Gas Engines
03-07-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By av8tor1977

CK is giving you spot on advice. A probe for...

CK is giving you spot on advice. A probe for exhaust gas temp would need to be safe to 1400 degrees F.

I mount my Aurora 9 CHT probe tight to the cylinder at the rear between the first and second...
02-22-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

Yes. I milled down the fins on the flywheel as...

Yes. I milled down the fins on the flywheel as much as feasible, then re-balanced it. That one was for a customer that wanted to keep the magneto. As mentioned, on all my personal engines, I...
02-19-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

Yep, I believe it. Smog laws. Many of them...

Yep, I believe it. Smog laws. Many of them don't make sense. A properly adjusted and running engine will have the lowest emissions. A lean misfire will be emitting a bunch of nasties, as will...
02-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

Hmmmm... The old memory gets foggy. Now after...

Hmmmm... The old memory gets foggy. Now after more thought, I might have had to use the 65cc Four Mix carb on the 32 and 36c Four Mixes because the smaller ones didn't have dual adjustment. Can't...
02-18-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

I tend to prefer the original carb because it has...

I tend to prefer the original carb because it has a fuel pump pulse system designed by Stihl to work best with the unique Four Mix design. Other people however, have used other carbs with success. ...
02-18-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

If you happen to set one of these up to run soon,...

If you happen to set one of these up to run soon, note that with the exhaust breathing more free, and with no air filter, they run way too lean. And they won't richen up enough by adjustment unless...
02-18-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

Well, it's true that on the Four Mix engines,...

Well, it's true that on the Four Mix engines, total crankcase, (and valve cover, cam cover, etc.), sealing is a must, as they operate like a two stroke, with the air/fuel entering the crankcase. They...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-18-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By av8tor1977

As Ahicks mentioned, your "power supply" is an...

As Ahicks mentioned, your "power supply" is an unknown variable. An ignition only draws around 300 mAh, which even a little USB power supply should provide, but I recommend going to a 6 volt battery...
Forum: Gas Engines
02-18-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By av8tor1977

In short, my balky engine routine: See gas...

In short, my balky engine routine:

See gas pump from tank to carb?
Pull plug, check for wet or dry plus test for spark.
Dry plug; dribble about 6 or 8 drops of fuel into plug hole and re-try. If...
02-18-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By av8tor1977

I say "Go for it"! (I suspect you knew I would.)....

I say "Go for it"! (I suspect you knew I would.). ;~)

The Stihl Four Mix engines make very good power for a four stroke; almost the level of a similar size two stroke. Yes, the weight is higher,...
02-15-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By av8tor1977

Very nice! Excellent wheel landings too! I want...

Very nice! Excellent wheel landings too! I want to scratch build a stand off scale Fokker D7 for my converted and test run Stihl Four Mix 36cc engine. One of these days....

AV8TOR
02-13-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By av8tor1977

Very cool and I really like it. You have done it...

Very cool and I really like it. You have done it pretty much just as I would have.

Regarding my experience with the Stihl Four Mix: Be sure to adjust the valves somewhat frequently, and I...
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