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Old 12-30-2021, 05:48 AM
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This surely must be called beauty on beauty, this a Gary made pipe on my early Saito 80 GK. A quality piece with great looks.


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Old 12-30-2021, 06:43 AM
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I'm envious its beautiful!
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Good trip then! Another Christmas has come and gone.
I have a well cleaned 100 here with fresh bearings and a new Saito ring. Looks and runs great. I was going to list it on RCG, let me know if you are interested.
I'll take it, or more correctly, Geri will take it.

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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I'm envious its beautiful!
Thanks Okey.
Old 12-30-2021, 07:18 AM
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My wife will drop the envelope off at the post office this morning. This is an original made in Italy ST needle valve. I do have some of the Harry Higley ones also.
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
My wife will drop the envelope off at the post office this morning. This is an original made in Italy ST needle valve. I do have some of the Harry Higley ones also.

Awesome, may I send some postage?
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No need to. Just repaying the favor of parts you have sent me

I found all sorts of new Super Tigre parts in a box I had on the shelf. It is amazing how much stuff I have collected over the years.
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I'm envious its beautiful!
I am green just looking at the display stand.
Motors nice too lol.
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I made one of those for each size Saito engine block, I can actually screw them down with sheet metal screws if desired.

Some of them are getting the aged look.

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Quick question, how far do you have to tear down a Saito so you can paint it? I would want to paint just the block and jug.
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I empty the block, remove the cam and lifters and remove the valves and springs, on the big blocks I also remove the rocker mounts. On most I give them a low temperature antifreeze bath for a few hours. Even low is pretty hot though. Any loose paint will come right off.
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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
I made one of those for each size Saito engine block, I can actually screw them down with sheet metal screws if desired.

Some of them are getting the aged look.
Most of me has the same patina. Smart design never gets old. Rotate your mortal body with eyes wide open. 360 degrees and confirm intelligent design never gets old either. Just keeps renewing itself against to workFearfully and wonderfully made.
Ours to care for and enjoy.
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Originally Posted by Hyjinx
Most of me has the same patina. Smart design never gets old. Rotate your mortal body with eyes wide open. 360 degrees and confirm intelligent design never gets old either. Just keeps renewing itself against to workFearfully and wonderfully made.
Ours to care for and enjoy.
Geez. Think this good all needs to learn "proof read". Sorry thespians.😬
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any one have a piston and liner for an Italian Super Tiger 90 ?? oh, I need the ring too, that is if it uses one LOL

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My late Christmas present from Geri is arriving Monday.

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Somebody was on the Nice list!!!
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I got my last flights of the year in today. Mid 70s out and overcast....I love living in Texas!
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Originally Posted by modeltronics
I got my last flights of the year in today. Mid 70s out and overcast....I love living in Texas!
Same here but not in the mid 70s!
Long live Ronson Lighter Fluid!

Yes, certain Wives Tales not withstanding, glow engines do indeed reliably throttle up briskly and idle down completely. A dozen flights and it was worth every ounce of fuel it took.
The club is holding a New Years RC meet tomorrow as well.

Happy New Year!
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
any one have a piston and liner for an Italian Super Tiger 90 ?? oh, I need the ring too, that is if it uses one LOL

Jim

Now you ask!
Last week we took a box of old two strokes up to the farm. Hung them from strings a couple a couple hundred yards out in the field. We were using them as targets for our new Ruger Mini-14 (.223) There were some of those bigger Super Tigres in the batch that actually looked pretty good. I am heading up there tomorrow to put a new clutch in the old Ford Jubilee and will see if a 90 cylinder survived. Stay tuned, my brother in-law did most of the shooting and he only has one eye!

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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Now you ask!
Last week we took a box of old two strokes up to the farm. Hung them from strings a couple a couple hundred yards out in the field. We were using them as targets for our new Ruger Mini-14 (.223) There were some of those bigger Super Tigres in the batch that actually looked pretty good. I am heading up there tomorrow to put a new clutch in the old Ford Jubilee and will see if a 90 cylinder survived. Stay tuned, my brother in-law did most of the shooting and he only has one eye!
Got a good chuckle outta that one!
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a guy at the field gave me this ST 90 some 11 years ago and it was frozen up when I got it.
that field must have a lot of aluminum in it.

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Originally Posted by the Wasp
a guy at the field gave me this ST 90 some 11 years ago and it was frozen up when I got it.
that field must have a lot of aluminum in it.

Jim
The way he shoots, more lead than aluminum.
Think glow fuel is pricey? He chucked thru 200 rounds of match grade .223. Left the cheapo bulk stuff un touched. Playing Rapid Fire Rambo!
Let you know tomorrow if your luck was better than his aim.
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This unusual plug came in the above mentioned Como 40, the plug appears to have never been exposed to combustion. It works also.

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Originally Posted by 1200SportsterRider
This unusual plug came in the above mentioned Como 40, the plug appears to have never been exposed to combustion. It works also.
Dave,
That Como came out of a veteran Quickie 500 racer that went virtually undefeated for two seasons at our club. It came to you just as it was when stored about 25 years ago.
Hope all the castor didn't screw anything up
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No sir, no castor trouble at all.

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