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Old 03-11-2010, 11:14 AM
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arnold1943
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Default cleaning old engine

I'm restoring an old cub (61" wingspan) that had been sitting in an attic or garage for many years. The covering was shot, its elev. and rudder were missing, and it had this ratty old K&B 65 on it. It's never had servos installed in it, the tank was installed incorrectly, and the glueing in the fuse was atrocious. If there was a piece in the way all you had to do was just pop it out. I haven't de-skinned the wing yet. I felt so sorry for the poor thing I decided to restore it to something attractive. I sick of cub yellow (and cubs) so I going to do it in red ekono-cote with white trim; maybe even convert it to tricycle gear. But I'd like to spruce up the engine. I read somewhere that someone used a crock pot to clean an old engine. Does anybody know about that or any other tips for making an old engine pretty again? thanksArn