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Old 07-05-2017, 04:29 PM
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Default Bad front bearing

Check out this video of the old Clancy Lazy Bee. Can't believe he would still run this engine, let alone fly it.

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Old 07-05-2017, 05:36 PM
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I saw that video years ago, and I still laugh at people that change their bearings every year whether they need it or not. It really is hard to believe that the timing is still good enough to run as good as it does. Some guys can run a ringed motor without a ring in too. It takes a long time on the starter, but some will work.
Old 07-05-2017, 11:20 PM
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Yeh its pretty funny . Its $ hit fighters like that that last forever .
Old 07-06-2017, 10:38 AM
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He is going to need more than a new front bearing in that engine very soon
when he goes dead stick he many need an engine and airframe
best to tend to this before more damage happens
Bearings are only a few dollars and when the rear one goes it will damage the liner and this engine will only be good for a desk paper weight
he is not protecting his investment in equipment at all
ringed engines come back to life with a new ring and bearings

running castor oil in my two cycles with Morgan Omega 15% will prevent this kind of bearing damage
my engines look new inside whenever a take them apart using that fuel for over 20 years
i use that fuel in all my Glo engines but my engines over 1.08 ( ST 3000 and Moki 1. 80 )
​​​​​​​its a good thing
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I think the guy got his money's worth out of his motor and isn't too worried about it lasting much longer. Something to laugh at too. It will probably glide down ok on a dead stick, the little planes glide pretty good, and take a hit.
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The bearing looks fine . Its the front part of the crankcase that needs attention . If u look a little closer its m.i.a.There's plenty of duct tape on fuz as well . I think if that thing met a fiery death they would get a even bigger laugh . I tip myhat to these guys , there legends .

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