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Old 10-11-2012, 11:25 PM
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I just found out who bought my MT57 after the guy I sold it to sold it!

Looks like I'll get to run it again!

Guess I was lucky because I sure loved mine!
Old 02-23-2014, 01:27 PM
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Gotta get the MT 57 out and mix some fuel.
Only fair to give it a try. Still NIB !
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They are pretty good for power, tend to vibrate quite a bit more than a DLE55 etc. Also hard on crankcase gaskets.
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Hi, Super08,

I purchased this one on 5/24/09 and set it on the shelf, so there it sat till now!
I did pull the carb and reed block off to examine the reeds and check out for whatever.
Did notice that one reed did not rest on the reed block, just about the thickness of a cigarette
paper maybe a little less. I called the dealer and tried to buy a new spare set of reed but he told
me if I would send the reeds back he would send me a new set (no charge warranty). As things went
I never got around and let it slip by. Wish I could go back now.

Don't know about the vibrations though my G-62s do vibrate some and have been told that the DA 60 is a real shaker..
I suppose that most single cylinder engines do shake somewhat.

Anyway am looking to find a set of reeds for the MT 57 if not will try to find a substatute set. ????

Thanks Super08
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You can always get some mylar or other material and make a set yourself. Many times if you just loosen the retaining screws and adjust them a bit you can get them to lay flat.
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Thanks Super 08,

I may just have to do that, though the DLE 55 reeds look about the same...can't tell by the photo as size would be key.
Might just have to order a set to see.... The Big T has them for less than $ 2.00, I don't know for sure.

Had a couple of Tartan Twins that the reeds went bad ....... when you tried to start em they sounded like a Saxaphone...Honk, honk, honk. Kind of funny then as is now.

Thanks Again..

Cheers
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if all else fails you can contact www.boyesen.com ,800-441-1177. they will be able to make a new set for it.you might get away with flipping the reeds over.
you must be one of the last few that has there MT57.i bought one of the first engines when they hit the market,won't make that mistake again.
like 08 said it does make good power but mine was a shaker.at the time after I got rid of mine, they found out that the prop hub was drilled off center.when you mount a spinner the prop bolts wouldn't line up.

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Remove the reeds and look to see if perhaps it was installed wrong side out. Reeds should have a slight arch in them that faces out when installed, This adds extra pressure to keep them flat. A person can also tweek them a little to get the arch that's required.
If all else fails I make new ones , I prefer fiberglass myself it seems to hold up well . I get my material from APC composites
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Ok, Guys am back !!

After your replies and looking at 15 pages of the Forum on various Reed Problems, I decided to go for broke as the warranty is no good anyway. Got out the 600 grit wet or dry and went after the reed block. Inspection after two strokes per side showed that none of the four reeds were making full contact to the block on any side........sheesh !
About 10 strokes per side on the glass plate and 600, the reed block was flat and true. (like it should be) Turned it over and did the carb. side too. Then just to make sure I redid the whole thing over again with 1000 grit wet or dry and shined it all up where I had sanded before.

Reasembly and a quick prop install ..... WOW, what a difference!!
Will order the yellow glass mylar bulk from Boysen just to have on hand in the future.
Can't wait to fire this Bully 57 up in the near future.


Thanks for all the help Gents and will be back and let you know how it runs. By the way, my prop hub is straight and true as per my gauge.


Cheers and watch you six.
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good to hear,they are a good strong running engine when every thing is correct.
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Ok who's got a web page for these engines ?????????????
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No longer in business.
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Hi Six Guns !

As far as I know they are out of production and have no web page, except here and on ebay at times. I resigned myself to the
fact that I had bought an orphan before I had even had a chance to run it. The serial number on mine is 831708
and purchased on 05/24/09.

Anyway, as I don't like paper weights I thought I may just fire it up and try it. May even find a few to use as spare parts ? Who knows. I even bought a Slimline 2106 smoke muffler for it.. Now I can't even find them on the web.

Last I knew....

At one time the Dealers that I remember were:
MTenginesUSA.com Web Site since closed.
Paragonrc.com in Canada still in business but no longer selling MT Engines.
Valley View RC still in business but no longer selling MT Engines.

Oh Well......

Cheers All

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