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Old 12-05-2021, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Out of stock everywhere, including my stock. Pretty expensive new, if you could find one. Maybe run an ad on the classies?

Swap meets are a good place to find cheap Saitos. Pedro blew my mind telling me how little he pays for used engines at swap meets.
LOL!

"Pays for them" ? The way some folks talk, one would think you'd be paid to take them!


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Old 12-05-2021, 02:56 PM
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Hi all,

Looking for some ideas on after run oil or oil you use for long term storage.

I have been using Great Planes After Run Engine Oil as well as air tool oil from Home Depot for years but was just wondering what others use and what methods you use to prep for winter storage.

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Old 12-05-2021, 04:42 PM
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ARO: Dextron ATF
Overwinter: CorrosionX in spray can (standard, not HD)

My engines have no rust, carbs never lock up, haven't needed new bearings in over 6 yrs.
Old 12-06-2021, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
ARO: Dextron ATF
Overwinter: CorrosionX in spray can (standard, not HD)

My engines have no rust, carbs never lock up, haven't needed new bearings in over 6 yrs.
I buy blaster and wd40 in gallons rather than blow cans. I fill my radials with wd through the carb when they set for intervals. Cheap and works for me. But I must say, I am not as concerned about this issue as most folks.
I feel like I get good service from any motor I personally replaced bearings in. I have not replaced bearings twice in anything I remember.
Hey GaryI have ended up with the Claude and another fine Saito 150.
That' makes three lol
Old 12-06-2021, 06:23 AM
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I guess that makes you King of the Hill for Big Dave's excellent aircraft! Old Claude is a real sweetie too. Long live Claude and may he burn many barrels of methanol and cases of Klotz!

Nothing but the best

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Old 12-06-2021, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
I guess that makes you King of the Hill for Big Dave's excellent aircraft! Old Claude is a real sweetie too. Long live Claude and may he burn many barrels of methanol and cases of Klotz!

Nothing but the best
That's the plan Buddy! That plane is pretty enough to display between trips to the field. Would that my hanger chief would allow more than one on display in her finished basement refuge.😳
Old 12-06-2021, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
That's the plan Buddy! That plane is pretty enough to display between trips to the field. Would that my hanger chief would allow more than one on display in her finished basement refuge.😳

How about the Living Room?
Old 12-06-2021, 02:50 PM
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Ya, I can tell you from experience, that won't fly
Old 12-07-2021, 03:53 AM
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Lonnie, I have two of the big block fuel inlets ready to send to you. I had three extras, on the third one the needle was difficult to move. It turns out that the little O-ring was as hard as a rock and broke into several pieces when I tried to remove it.

2,100 pounds and one horse power. A castor free hay burner.
Old 12-07-2021, 04:34 AM
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Thanks Dave. The hsn oring on my 180 was dry too but still loosey goosey. Installing a new oring didn't help, still loose. Tried 2 other hs needles with same result, loose. I assume the threading of the fuel inlet is worn, probably caused by using a very long hsn extension wire rod.

Tried using a wrap of Teflon tape to tighten things up which does work but only short term. Once the hsn is turned in and out a few times things loosen up again.

Looking forward to trying a different inlet. You need only to send one. Thanks


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Old 12-07-2021, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
How about the Living Room?
Small house. It would block her 70" idiot box.
Old 12-07-2021, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Small house. It would block her 70" idiot box.

Maybe need a bigger house, of your own!

Just kidding of course.
Merry Christmas, see you, and Honorable Mr Claude at the field next spring


I bet that horse of Dave's is a lot cheaper to ship than a jug of factory brewed glow fuel.




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Old 12-08-2021, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
Lonnie, I have two of the big block fuel inlets ready to send to you. I had three extras, on the third one the needle was difficult to move. It turns out that the little O-ring was as hard as a rock and broke into several pieces when I tried to remove it.

2,100 pounds and one horse power. A castor free hay burner.
Hey Dave, ( <no pun intended LOL) what a beauty! I bet that monster of a horse would out pull your Harley

Jim
Old 12-09-2021, 03:54 AM
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I expect so, "Sam" has four wheel drive and a forward CG.

MacGregor's can have the 150 cylinder in 2 to 4 weeks.
Old 12-09-2021, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I expect so, "Sam" has four wheel drive and a forward CG.

MacGregor's can have the 150 cylinder in 2 to 4 weeks.
Great news. It won't last forever but good to see Saito's ongoing support.

Sam is one big chunk of horse flesh.


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Old 12-10-2021, 03:32 AM
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Hi Guys,

Looking for a source for these snap on glow plug connectors. I purchased one years ago from a UK site along with an on-board glow driver but the site no longer exists. I have had other types for remote glow connectors as well as other on-board glow drivers but none have worked as well and as easy as the one's in the picture attached.

I came across a photo of a wiring harness for an Evolution radial that had the same snap on plug connectors.

Any ideas if anyone still makes these?

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Old 12-10-2021, 03:50 AM
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First time I've seen that style of remote glow connector.

I use these Sullivan ones. Nice positive twist lock system and long enough to get my fingers on.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sullivan-Pr...-127632-2357-0
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Those connectors are near the same as those supplied with OS Gemini Twins. The OS version uses sheet metal springs rather than coils.

I use Enya plugs in most remote glow applications and make the needed connector from nickel plated steel battery strap material.

Unscrew terminal



Formed twrminal


Good to go




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Old 12-10-2021, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
First time I've seen that style of remote glow connector.

I use these Sullivan ones. Nice positive twist lock system and long enough to get my fingers on.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sullivan-Pr...-127632-2357-0
Thanks for the reply.

The one in the photo works perfectly. It snaps on the glow plug post and is just long enough to not short out against the body of the glow plug. Easy on and easy off. The other types I have wrestled with and in a tight space I have broken them.

I have made similar ones using a solid brass rod and drilling it for the glow plug post, screw to hold the wire lead on and set screw to hold it tight to the glow plug post and they worked very well too but I really like this design in the photo.

The company web site was southhertsmodels.co.uk but they are no longer in business.

I assume since they were pictured on the Evolution Radial harness there may be other sources for them.

Thanks,

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Have a look at the very similar OS connectors. AFAIK , still available .
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Have a look at the very similar OS connectors. AFAIK , still available .
Thanks for the reply.

I just found one that is close to the photo I posted above. The one I posted above is brass with a steal ball that snaps against the glowplug stem. The spring on the outside is what puts pressure on the steal ball to hold it on the glowplug stem.

This is the one I just found: RCEXL Pipe head Plug Clip Heat Engine Type Plug Clip For Glow System Ignition

It is close but it has a spring inside to grab the glowplug stem. I ordered two so I'll give them a try.

If anyone knows any source for the one above please let me know.

Thanks,

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I'll get a couple of those and check them out. They come from aliexpress.com and are only $3.80 for two.
Old 12-10-2021, 05:19 AM
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I use and like these from McDaniel/SonicTronics, it's for you to assemble, one solder joint. https://www.sonictronics.us/glow-plu...er-kit-single/

On a 90-TS

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Old 12-10-2021, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Maybe need a bigger house, of your own!

Just kidding of course.
Merry Christmas, see you, and Honorable Mr Claude at the field next spring


I bet that horse of Dave's is a lot cheaper to ship than a jug of factory brewed glow fuel.
I hope so Gary. Happy Christmas to all you Saito people. Hopefully more flying for all of us in the coming year. And less Dr Fauchi. Seems science has lost to obstificatiin.. But gravity hasn't changed much when you actually measure it. It still operates in harmony with God's other laws. ( the physics thing) Maybe this will be the year of observable fact and reason. That may lead to peace on earth. We can all use more if that.....
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
I hope so Gary. Happy Christmas to all you Saito people. Hopefully more flying for all of us in the coming year. And less Dr Fauchi. Seems science has lost to obstificatiin.. But gravity hasn't changed much when you actually measure it. It still operates in harmony with God's other laws. ( the physics thing) Maybe this will be the year of observable fact and reason. That may lead to peace on earth. We can all use more if that.....
Fine thoughts. We can hope!

May sneak out for a flight or two today. Tomorrow we are in for some 60 mph winds.


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Old 12-10-2021, 05:51 AM
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My go to remote glow plug connection was the Hanger 9 (Prolux in Australia) version. It fit easy under cowlings and the leads were a good length.



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