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    I bought a new Ryobi four stroke trimmer a year...

    I bought a new Ryobi four stroke trimmer a year or two ago, and it works pretty well. The only thing I don't like is that it weighs so much more than the two stroke trimmers do. I did get the...
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    Unfortunately, it is hard to send something to...

    Unfortunately, it is hard to send something to India, as it tends to never make it to its destination. So that is a tough problem to overcome.
    What you very likely need to do is find someone you...
  3. Thread: Club FOX!

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    Oh yeah one other point to mention is that with a...

    Oh yeah one other point to mention is that with a new engine, it usually damages a glow plug during break in. Minute metal particles come off the insides of the engine and some of them will...
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    You make a carb adapter for the engine. That...

    You make a carb adapter for the engine. That adapts the other brand carb to the Fox flat flange carb setup. Fox used to make a Perry carb adapter that they used on the old Tower Hobbies 60 engines...
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    Well if the engine is new it likely still needs...

    Well if the engine is new it likely still needs some running in time. It takes a while to get the ring seated and the cylinder/piston to fit good. As it breaks in, it will suddenly act like it is way...
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    I prefer to use the Fox Long or Long RC glow...

    I prefer to use the Fox Long or Long RC glow plugs for general purposes. These are a mid range glow plug equivalent to similar other brands of glow plugs. The Fox Miracle plug is a more hot heat...
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    I have a couple of OS FS-26 engines in a Twinstar...

    I have a couple of OS FS-26 engines in a Twinstar plane and they do sound pretty awesome in the air when I am flying it around. my P=82 twin Mustang doesn't seem to sound as good though. it has two...
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    In my case, I was getting around 9,150 RPMs using...

    In my case, I was getting around 9,150 RPMs using a Master Airscrew 14x8 black plastic propeller. The 1,800 RPMs idle speed wasn't bad either. yeah we have had nuclear winds out here too. They had...
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    The nitromethane in the fuel acts like it is...

    The nitromethane in the fuel acts like it is advancing the ignition point of the fuel. Generally the engine designers reduce the compression ratio as the nitro percentage increases which has the...
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    If you got it to work, then it really doesn't...

    If you got it to work, then it really doesn't matter which way you did it. The owner was probably a little off in the adjustments and when he fine tuned it, that corrected it.
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    I do like MVVS engines and I have several of them...

    I do like MVVS engines and I have several of them in both glow and gasoline versions and displacements. I even have the water cooled 58cc gas engine too.
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    Well a propane torch can put out more heat at...

    Well a propane torch can put out more heat at higher temperatures. The maximum temperature a propane torch can put out in natural air is 3623 degrees F. With oxygen you could get up to 5110 degrees...
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    The air/fuel mixture ratios for gasoline versus...

    The air/fuel mixture ratios for gasoline versus glow fuel are quite a bit different. Where you have to run a fairly lean air/fuel ratio with gasoline, you need to run a much more rich air/fuel ratio...
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    Well I think one problem for slamm_sammy was that...

    Well I think one problem for slamm_sammy was that RCS went out of business a few years before he made his post. So now the engines are orphaned. There probably was no one on the forum at the time who...
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    Yeah that never ending thing about which...

    Yeah that never ending thing about which cartridge and or bullet is better. We even get that with model engines too. But I have to agree in that the .32 caliber or 8mm boat tail bullet offered...
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    I think it is critical to use a really good oil...

    I think it is critical to use a really good oil in the fuel. A really good synthetic oil for air cooled engines. Do not use the inexpensive oils. I currently use Stihl HP Ultra. Red Line and some...
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    It depends on the heat shrink gun. I think mine...

    It depends on the heat shrink gun. I think mine does 600 degrees F and 1000 degrees F. The variable ones can do from about 300 degrees F to 1100 degrees F. Others are a little lower and some can put...
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    The basic method is to heat up the crankcase and...

    The basic method is to heat up the crankcase and then press out the bearings. The different ways to remove and install the bearings is pretty much like shown in the videos below. If the bearings are...
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    Well to add more to it, you can see how Saito...

    Well to add more to it, you can see how Saito says to do it here in this manual https://www.greathobbies.com/manuals/s/sai/sai_twin_cylinder.pdf
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    Well for the twin you get to do it twice, but the...

    Well for the twin you get to do it twice, but the instructions are the same. You set one cylinder, then rotate the crank one turn and set the second cylinder cam timing....
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    I would put the viton o-ring into the intake on...

    I would put the viton o-ring into the intake on the cylinder for the intake tube and the other o-ring on the other end for the carburetor. The little o-ring is for the main needle like Hobbsy stated.
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    The orange color tells me it is a old Stihl...

    The orange color tells me it is a old Stihl trimmer engine. If you have a Stihl dealer in your area, and they have a older mechanic in the shop, I bet he would tell you most anything you want to know...
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    That Orange color sure does imply it is a Stihl...

    That Orange color sure does imply it is a Stihl engine or some sort. It looks like it was off of a trimmer too.
    Unfortunately I am not very familiar with their makes and models.
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    I used a 7.65 Argentine rifle for deer hunting as...

    I used a 7.65 Argentine rifle for deer hunting as a teenager. It uses a 7.65mm x 53mm cartridge. There are quite a few sources for the 7.65x53 Argentine ammo. Way back then I only had Norma who...
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    The little OS FS26 engines are so cute. Over the...

    The little OS FS26 engines are so cute. Over the years I wound up with two of them and I put them on a twin engine plane, jut because I could. They work quite well on the plane too.
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