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    Could a MIG welder work for the steel mufflers? ...

    Could a MIG welder work for the steel mufflers? Lots of people have these at home to beg, borrow or steal or whatever, for a beer even. They are much cheaper than TIG and are ok for thin steel, I...
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    Sometimes the head has a groove in and it...

    Sometimes the head has a groove in and it actually does have a shim in it, it is just very hard to see, as well as hard to get out, I have been caught with this a few times. I usually just squirt in...
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    I never tried the Simply Green yet, but have...

    I never tried the Simply Green yet, but have tried the crockpot and antifreeze. It works well, but the motor needs to be disassembled and all the plastic and rubber parts removed, and wait a few...
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    The chamfer on the rod usually goes on the crank...

    The chamfer on the rod usually goes on the crank side to aid in oiling, rather than the backplate side.
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    Yes, the lathe is very handy. I have a little...

    Yes, the lathe is very handy. I have a little Taig lathe, but mostly use my Hardinge Chucker turret lathe because it can take a bigger cut and is a bit more accurate with collets. The Hardinge is...
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    Some people like the FP better than the LA. I...

    Some people like the FP better than the LA. I think the LA was just engineered more. Whether it is better on not is up to the user. The head is square, so there is less material to add for the...
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    I think it has to do with the thread losses. I...

    I think it has to do with the thread losses. I played a fair bit with an ASP .15, and it was fairly highly compressed with the stock head as it was blowing plugs fairly regularly. I made up a new...
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    I have had a couple that were quite stiff. I...

    I have had a couple that were quite stiff. I poured fuel in from underneath and let it soak for a few minutes, rocked the piston a bit, and tried to slide it. It took a while, but eventually it...
  9. Thread: 1/2A Boomerang

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    I am at the point where they don't yell from...

    I am at the point where they don't yell from upstairs when I run off a prime. Been doing that for over 35 years. I still get whining with fumes, and the one time the volume was up when I watched the...
  10. Thread: will it fly?!

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    Not without rubber bands on the wing ;-) . If...

    Not without rubber bands on the wing ;-) . If the wing is not warped, and the balance is right, it should be fine.
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    This isn't really related to 'stupid things I've...

    This isn't really related to 'stupid things I've done', maybe that I might do. Do you think a dirt runway with oil, may work for a flying field? Keep the dust and weeds down, allow small foamies to...
  12. http://www.spadtothebone.net/SPAD/Mufflers/ for...

    http://www.spadtothebone.net/SPAD/Mufflers/ for the Mousse can mufflers. Should give you an idea anyway. For a prop, I don't know, just a somewhat large diameter low pitch is typical.
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    I still haven't given up after over 40 years. I...

    I still haven't given up after over 40 years. I guess I like the competition part of the hobby better than putting around, although I do a fair bit of it now that I have retired. Lots of time to...
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    If it wasn't so darn cold out, I would like to...

    If it wasn't so darn cold out, I would like to try the castor oil on the threads test. It would sure be easier than making a turbo style. I think I have a Glowbee plug around too. I had found...
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    This was keeping me awake overnight. I was...

    This was keeping me awake overnight. I was thinking of using a washer/spacer to use a Merlin or other two piece insert like the Norvel .049/.06 plug. I would think it would need to be about .020"...
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    My .074 NV was doing 18,900 on a 6 - 3.5 M...

    My .074 NV was doing 18,900 on a 6 - 3.5 M Airscrew with 10%. No muffler. A 1,000 rpm loss sounds about right. Maybe a bit more. At least it is still usable. Hopefully something with a turbo...
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    For the crankcase heating up, I have a couple...

    For the crankcase heating up, I have a couple motors that just had too little clearance for the crank to case fit. I just polished the crank a bit, just not where it is supported under the rear...
  18. Yes you can use the original fitting. That would...

    Yes you can use the original fitting. That would be the best. It is likely a metric thread. m 3.5 would be my guess.
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    At least now you can look forward to snow. I...

    At least now you can look forward to snow. I know I don't. I sold my snowmobile a few years back, and I just hate the snow.
  20. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I don't want to get into the Fox reputation, as...

    I don't want to get into the Fox reputation, as this is the Fox club thread. Very little was changed since Duke passed on. I am fairly sure there were no newly designed motors since then, maybe...
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    I think it is faster than either water or grass. ...

    I think it is faster than either water or grass. I tried mine on snow, and the idle was a bit high, and was afraid to let it go, as it would have got away until it ran out of fuel. (Actually never...
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    1,000 rpm isn't too bad. The Norvel is great for...

    1,000 rpm isn't too bad. The Norvel is great for idle and transition. Best small motor I have for that. I am glad to hear someone got parts from MECOA. I have heard stories.
  23. Thread: 1/2A Boomerang

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    Snowflakes aren't as bad as rain. I don't really...

    Snowflakes aren't as bad as rain. I don't really like bladders, but have had fairly good luck lately. The main thing I found is to make sure the bladder is not squeezed in the compartment, or it...
  24. Thread: 1/2A Boomerang

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    Not too much, but the cold may affect it a bit,...

    Not too much, but the cold may affect it a bit, or break the bladder easier.
  25. Thread: Club FOX!

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    I would hope it was a finer grade than the...

    I would hope it was a finer grade than the rubbing compound for auto paint. I think that is fairly coarse. Then there is the swirl mark remover that is finer. I always used Brasso or Silvo to lap...
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