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Old 01-31-2020, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
I have torn down many, virgin from the factory, Saito engines. Back then I worked on many of the engines that we sold there. Often I personally sold the engines and knew the owners well.
Best experience i have read .What does your personal viewing of factory fresh engines reveal concerning factory bearing shielding?
Old 01-31-2020, 08:28 AM
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So...six of one and half dozen of the other? 😆

The bearings I removed are Japanese so I think they’re original.

The breather nipple on the 72 is beneath the cam housing, not on the rear cover so I think the pumping action from the piston is sufficient to move oil through a metal shielded bearing.
Old 01-31-2020, 08:47 AM
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No problem having shields in place.
Old 01-31-2020, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
This car/rocket will give the driver/pilot one heck of a ride if he/she survives it!
Could always ask Jessi Combs about it...no...wait, it killed her.
Old 01-31-2020, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
No problem having shields in place.
Interestingly i have had bearing distributors tell me the bearings will service the same lifecycle or better installed with the sheilding in place. Both opine the factory installed lubricant will service the bearing for the life of the bearing.
i remove the front shield of the rear main bearing and run em. At 12% lube. Have not had a re-failure of a boca stainless steel bearing yet. 5 years running.
Hey Gary
Got any open time for a pick up of that Waco this weekend? I need to irritate my lovely wife with another "stupid" plane coming home in her Subi....lol
Got any open time to pick up the Waci this weekend?
Old 01-31-2020, 02:05 PM
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Yessir,
I will PM my address Late Saturday should work.
Old 01-31-2020, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Yessir,
I will PM my address Late Saturday should work.
Thanks Gary
Old 01-31-2020, 06:38 PM
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hey guys, here's a thought on cam lubing on a Saito.

you would have to have 3 hose barbs tho. one barb on the back plate, and 2 somewhere around the cam area. one of those 2 barbs should point at the cam. run a hose from the back plate to the barb that is pointing at the cam, the 3rd barb would be the breather. this way you would not need flapper valves .

hummm, maybe use a new case/or engine with the breather on the bottom / front behind bearing, buy an older back plate that's drilled and tapped for a breather, then you would only have to drill and tap for the barb that points at the cam. slick.
what you think.

see, I told you I was a genius

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Old 01-31-2020, 08:32 PM
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Well, that $20 power supply from Amazon works perfectly for the Sherline CNC. Got it fired up for the first time since I got it 8 years ago. All 3 axis work perfectly, now to figure out how the heck to use it, but first need to get the server on my network so I can run some updates and make sure I can access the box remotely. I plan to enclose the server in a dust proof box and run it from my laptop via a remote desktop session. I also need to download Lightburn into it and figure out a way to connect it to the Laser so I can access it remotely as well.
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Hey Jim did you send Douglas the address yet? Piglet is ready for his trip home!


Old 02-01-2020, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Hey Jim did you send Douglas the address yet? Piglet is ready for his trip home!

Luv the chubby cheeks!
Old 02-01-2020, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
hey guys, here's a thought on cam lubing on a Saito.

you would have to have 3 hose barbs tho. one barb on the back plate, and 2 somewhere around the cam area. one of those 2 barbs should point at the cam. run a hose from the back plate to the barb that is pointing at the cam, the 3rd barb would be the breather. this way you would not need flapper valves .

hummm, maybe use a new case/or engine with the breather on the bottom / front behind bearing, buy an older back plate that's drilled and tapped for a breather, then you would only have to drill and tap for the barb that points at the cam. slick.
what you think.

see, I told you I was a genius

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Jim, it seems to me that without a check valve(s) all the vents would see the same positive and negative pressure changes at the same time. If that's the case then there would be nothing to make the oil move from one vent location to another.

I think the latest OS fourstrokes use a smart design for venting ie connecting a single vent output from the cam area to the intake pipe.
Old 02-01-2020, 03:50 PM
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Boy did I just get delivery of a pos fa91. Price was too good to be true I guess. Not everyone on the rcg classies is honest or even fair. The guy who sold it is a real piece of work and very dishonest. PM me if you want to know who to steer clear of.
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Hey Jim, Douglas decided Piglet needed a scarf too.


Old 02-01-2020, 05:00 PM
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Piglet needs an Astrohog to take for joy rides!
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Spent the day getting the PC set up for the CNC. First, tried to install Lighburn for the laser. Turns out the OS for the Sherline software is 32 bit, the laser software is 64 bit. Wont run. I download the install for a 64 bit OS, need to burn it to a DVD. Well, my laptop doesn't have one, and come to find out my portable one stopped working. Spent at least 3 hours futsin around trying to get it to work and finally dug out my old windows 7 PC which has a DVD writer on it, and was finally able to make a boot disk. Got the OS installed, Lightburn is installed and works, Now trying to get the LinuxCNC software to install. In the meantime, it had to do updates, so have to wait for those to finish.

I do this every day for a job, I really don't want to do it at home, so now you know why it sat 9 years before I finally got around to it.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Hey Jim did you send Douglas the address yet? Piglet is ready for his trip home!
yes I sent my address.

thank you
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
Hey Jim, Douglas decided Piglet needed a scarf too.


LOL LOL fantastic !!!!!!

Jim
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Boy did I just get delivery of a pos fa91. Price was too good to be true I guess. Not everyone on the rcg classies is honest or even fair. The guy who sold it is a real piece of work and very dishonest. PM me if you want to know who to steer clear of.
yes, I bought a "bolt on" pitts muffler from a guy over on RCG, it was totally useless. the exhaust flange was cut so short the muffler hit on the engines mounting tab so the flange would not mate to the engine. and the holes in the muffler for the screws were drilled out and had plugs with holes drilled in them that were pushed in the holes. after a few PMs back and forth with the guy I realized the guy was just a punk kid. I just dropped it
in the 2nd photo you can see the plugs and how short the flange was cut.






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Old 02-01-2020, 07:52 PM
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Nib 60T and bench run 90T for sale on rcg by reputable seller. $375 Each!!!
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Jim, it seems to me that without a check valve(s) all the vents would see the same positive and negative pressure changes at the same time. If that's the case then there would be nothing to make the oil move from one vent location to another.

I think the latest OS fourstrokes use a smart design for venting ie connecting a single vent output from the cam area to the intake pipe.

I see what you mean there about not using the valves. without valves it would just suck air from the vent because air is lighter then oil. as for the OS setup, that was how that Magnum 180Fr was setup.

Jim

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
LOL LOL fantastic !!!!!!

Jim
I think Piglet got a longer scarf than the Panthers, he sure looks good. Douglas is looking into making a Albert Ball bust for another expat Englishman who lives farther south in France. I'm anxious to see how it turns out. I hope Douglas is having as much fun with his handy work as we are!
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Boy did I just get delivery of a pos fa91. Price was too good to be true I guess. Not everyone on the rcg classies is honest or even fair. The guy who sold it is a real piece of work and very dishonest. PM me if you want to know who to steer clear of.
Lonnie, have you a picture of the .91, Thanks
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Dave, Mike, pm'd you.
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Dave, Mike, pm'd you.
must have missed something I didn’t get a pm from you.

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