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Forum: Glow Engines
06-04-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,318
Posted By earlwb

Some of us have done that with the pulse pumps...

Some of us have done that with the pulse pumps before too. I used JB Weld Epoxy and glued the pulse pump into the backplate. Of course make triple sure that the pulse fitting or hole doesn't get...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-03-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,318
Posted By earlwb

1. The head button with the tiny chamber is...

1. The head button with the tiny chamber is intended for FAI fuel or fuel with little to no nitromethane in it. 5% nitro may be the maximum that you can use with it.
2. The large combustion...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-27-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By earlwb

Unfortunately, there doesn't look to be anything...

Unfortunately, there doesn't look to be anything on the internet about the Webra Speed .28 engines. There may have been some articles published in some of the model magazines in that time period for...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-20-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,318
Posted By earlwb

MECOA took over the MACs mufflers and tuned pipe...

MECOA took over the MACs mufflers and tuned pipe website and they kept the chart of header sizes and screw dimensions too.]
ref Untitled Document (http://www.mecoa.com/acc/pipes/mac/headerside.htm)...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-13-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,318
Posted By earlwb

Fox made a tilt up and a tilt down muffler for...

Fox made a tilt up and a tilt down muffler for the .60 and .74 engines. The mufflers were the same size. In the past Fox also used to make a Fox Quiet Muffler which was a long length item that...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-26-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,188
Posted By earlwb

Well it sounds like the compression is too high....

Well it sounds like the compression is too high. I would make a head gasket shim or two and try that. You can find thin brass and aluminum sheet from the hobby K&N metal displays at the hobby shops....
Forum: Glow Engines
08-06-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By earlwb

Can you please explain what it is you are wanting...

Can you please explain what it is you are wanting to do here? I don't think that any of us know what it is you are asking about. There is no context for the question.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-06-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By earlwb

Now don't forget you can add different scents to...

Now don't forget you can add different scents to your gasoline/oil mix too. I bought a couple of these scents a few years ago, but never tried them out as of yet.

ref...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-06-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By earlwb

I remember those days. You used to decide which...

I remember those days. You used to decide which oil to use, mineral or vegetable, and you stuck with it in your engine. You could not mix them. Many gas stations used to carry both so people could...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-04-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By earlwb

Oh yeah Missile Mist, I used to love the stuff....

Oh yeah Missile Mist, I used to love the stuff. That was a great fuel too.

Not for huffing though.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-02-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By earlwb

There is nothing like the smell castor oil in the...

There is nothing like the smell castor oil in the morning.
Forum: Glow Engines
08-01-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By earlwb

It would be much more simple to simply use a...

It would be much more simple to simply use a reverse pitch propeller or pusher propeller.

When I researched it a while back, it did not appear to be doable. Some single cylinder Saito engines...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-01-2017, 05:26 AM
Replies: 41,106
Views: 2,352,281
Posted By earlwb

That is the video recorder artifacts causing the...

That is the video recorder artifacts causing the unusual movements like that. I have some video clips showing the propellers doing all sorts or weird shapes when a engine is running too. The engine...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-01-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41,106
Views: 2,352,281
Posted By earlwb

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Forum: Glow Engines
08-01-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41,106
Views: 2,352,281
Posted By earlwb

The Saito Twins are awesome engines. I had not...

The Saito Twins are awesome engines. I had not owned one, but I still have a OS 1.60 twin still. I always wanted one of the 1.70 or 2.00 Saito radial engines. But I never got one yet.

When I owned...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-16-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By earlwb

It should work fine. A bit unusual but nothing to...

It should work fine. A bit unusual but nothing to worry about as it works. The only real issue was you couldn't put your finger over the intake to choke the engine. But you can block off the exhaust...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-16-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41,106
Views: 2,352,281
Posted By earlwb

Well isn't that cheating to not have to use a...

Well isn't that cheating to not have to use a crank with pedals for a bicycle? You have a motor on that one.
:)
Forum: Glow Engines
07-13-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,222
Posted By earlwb

It may be overheating due to lack of air flow...

It may be overheating due to lack of air flow over the engine. A good way to tell is to run the engine without the cowl on. if it works like that you now know where the problem is and you can work...
Forum: Glow Engines
07-11-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By earlwb

One thought that I have is maybe the crankshaft...

One thought that I have is maybe the crankshaft has somehow gotten set back slightly in the crankcase. Sometimes on a hard landing on the nose with a hot engine, it can push the crank back a little....
Forum: Glow Engines
07-02-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By earlwb

Yes the lip or edge you feel at the top of the...

Yes the lip or edge you feel at the top of the cylinder matches up with the piston ring at top dead center. That is the slight wear on the cylinder sleeve that occurs when the engine has been used.
...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-29-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By earlwb

Well, you can watch Ebay for engines. Enya...

Well, you can watch Ebay for engines.
Enya still sells small engines, you can check their website. Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-21-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,754
Posted By earlwb

Glow engine fuel basically has no shelf life. The...

Glow engine fuel basically has no shelf life. The stuff is good indefinitely. I have some glow fuel that is more than 25 years old now that is still just as good as the day I bought it. The trick is...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-06-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 360,318
Posted By earlwb

gmeyers, the whipping motion robs the engine of...

gmeyers, the whipping motion robs the engine of power. The up and down and or sideways motion of the crankshaft and front end of the engine takes some of the power away from the propeller. The power...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-27-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,085
Posted By earlwb

Another thing is that you need several engines to...

Another thing is that you need several engines to modify. You will basically modify a engine by performing each mod one at a time. Then test the engine. Document everything too. Then make the next...
Forum: Glow Engines
05-25-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By earlwb

About all one can do it watch for a header and...

About all one can do it watch for a header and pipe to show up on Ebay. They may be separate and not together.
MECOA bought out all the MAC's products. But I don't know when they will have it...
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