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Old 07-22-2022, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
We could need more men of his character these days!
No kidding!
Old 07-22-2022, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
We could need more men of his character these days!

Agreed, world would be a lot better place.
Old 07-22-2022, 10:12 AM
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Here is a website you may find very interesting.

Socket_Head%20_Cap_Screw_Metric_Spec_Sheet.pdf

Even has torque specs for the 2.6 mm screws as used on Saito rocker covers as well as many O.S. engines.


BTW, Character is best upgraded by changing oneself rather than insisting others change.

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Old 07-23-2022, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
It's fairly simple, in the post WWII/Korea era newer overseas steel plants were built, expanded, and modernized in the following decades. Meanwhile instead of updating and replacing the US plants companies like Pittsburg and Steel X spent the money on giving short term dividends to shareholders and ever fattening salaries to management. US heavy steel consuming industries either purchased cheaper overseas steel or move their own manufacturing overseas. Then came computers and the internet that made it possible to use the "just in time" system of ordering raw materials, gone were the stockpiles manufacturers use to keep on hand and had tying capital. Again, shareholders got bigger dividends and executives got an even greater increase in compensation. Now COVID-19 comes along to throw a mammoth size monkey wrench into the system. COVID shut down entire cities and regions in China and still have all the major ports tied up in knots. This shut off cheap steel and other products. Chinese suppliers shutdown, went bankrupt, etc. slowing and in some cases outright stopping the flow of goods they export.
Fairly simple? I think not. That version was written by the politicians who made themselves billionaires fleecing the American worker. Blaming capitalists for taking advantage of the system they created and maintain. Our current President blaming energy companies profits for the decimation of the industry he fostered for his billionaire politician counterparts in the fleecing. Many of these individuals have been taking advantage of the system they created and maintain for decades. Look at the financials of your elected officials. Where they are and where they came from. Blaming corporate greed is a propaganda parrot.
Power creates greed, not industry.

Been out of the be loop for a while folks. The internet gods allowed me back in advertently. Sorry Mike, tripped on that assessment. No offense meant. Been voting since the seventies. Seen this with own eyes and ears. Clearly. Skepticism breeds clarity. Only believe what I see hear and verify. . Clear eyed. Not open minded.
Who is John Galt?
Meanwhile, the 180 in Dave's Claude is still running great and throws a *****in klotz contrail. Beautiful plane in the air.

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Old 07-23-2022, 07:10 PM
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Claude has a fine new home!
Those 180 Saitos are the Gentle Giants of the family.


Old 07-23-2022, 07:25 PM
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Nice looking airplanes!
Old 07-24-2022, 09:10 PM
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Hello again Saito Savers Society! This time it is my trusty FA-72B that needs TLC. I'll start with bearing replacement. I was surprised at how bad the bearings had got without it complaining too much. But a rough idle gave it away. The main bearing has a steel cage where you cannot see the balls (28x15x7mm wide) and the front bearing has red plastic seals (22x8x7mm wide). The main bearing is a bit rough but the front is downright hard to turn! Could someone here recommend a favorite supplier and/or type of bearings I should use? I remember one shop called Boca Bearings but not sure what type bearings to purchase besides just by size? My manual specifies 6520A and 6522A bearings but I don't know if that is just a Saito part number or a type of bearing as well.
Old 07-25-2022, 02:54 AM
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https://www.bocabearings.com/product...TO&model=FA-72

Ignore the one with the green seals, your B does not matter.
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Old 07-25-2022, 03:02 AM
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Yep, or the cheaper Boca economy bearings #ENK-030. The cheaper ones are hard chrome with no rubber seals but work just fine too. I'm not sure why Boca no longer carries standard hard chrome bearings with rubber seals. They used to.
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Old 07-25-2022, 07:09 AM
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Supply Chain woes, probably can't get them from China anymore.

Not just China though, I have a Hydraulic kit I ordered last November, its a 3rd function plus quick attach remote kit from Kubota. It is made in Japan, and it might arrive towards the end of the year.

If you can find something that works today, don't hesitate, get it.
Old 07-25-2022, 07:52 AM
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Ha, Bocabearings website will not let anyone purchase today, chat says please try again tomorrow, LOL We are becoming slaves to our computers...
Old 07-25-2022, 07:59 AM
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I saw an article online about the major shipping ports are experiencing a lot of disruption from cyber attacks. Couple that with the ports being so overloaded and unable to catch up its no wonder you can't get a lot of stuff.
Old 07-25-2022, 08:06 AM
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BTW, Thanks guys!

May as well ask now... Looking at the manual, and engine, the timing mark on the cam gear will go to 6 o'clock when mated to the crankshaft at 12 o'clock, TDC. Any clever way to do that? I'm thinking that looking at it from the front and then installing the front bearing after is the way to go, but usually I heat the case and then install the bearings before the crankshaft. One of those things where there might be a neat solution that I would never think of on my own.
Old 07-25-2022, 09:14 AM
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Never mind. YouTube coughed up a few assembly timing videos. I liked the one where the guy uses a rubber band to hold the crank at TDC and a paintbrush to hold the cam. Clever.
Old 07-25-2022, 03:07 PM
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Over here I just go to a local bearing supplier with the old bearings and the crankshaft, he mikes the crank and old bearings and pulls me a new set off the shelf. Make sure the rear bearing is fully seated when you replace the old one.
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I have one better yet. I bought 2 strainers the were in New Jersey in stock they told me 4 weeks delivery. I could only imagine a 95 year old guy with a walker going to the back of the warehouse to get them.
Old 07-25-2022, 05:11 PM
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Ha! Boca is back in business, I got the cheap set for the 72.
Old 07-26-2022, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Monty Python View Post
Over here I just go to a local bearing supplier with the old bearings and the crankshaft, he mikes the crank and old bearings and pulls me a new set off the shelf. Make sure the rear bearing is fully seated when you replace the old one.
Same here. There are several bearing suppliers in and around Detroit. I prefer to get U.S or European made, name brand bearings.
Old 07-27-2022, 03:38 AM
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Lonnie and Jess, there is a discussion re my new radio here: T-8 x 4 question
Old 07-30-2022, 04:37 AM
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My Saito 82-B keeps begging me for this H9 Valiant, it's beautiful either side up.


Old 07-30-2022, 04:45 AM
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That's absolutely cute!
Old 07-30-2022, 05:22 AM
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Lots of folks flying the H9 10cc Valiant with Saito FG14's. The claims are near unlimited vertical. With an FA82 and flaps down you could launch from the pilot's bench!
Old 07-30-2022, 06:27 AM
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Yes Dave, a very sharp airplane!

Probably fly great with FA-65. Putting the O.S. FS-95v on mine anyhow

I may very well replace it soon with my newly completed, Dual plug, high compression Saito FA-65 Gk



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Old 07-30-2022, 06:59 AM
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The 65DP looks awesome Gary. What finish did you use?
Old 07-30-2022, 08:34 AM
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Dang! That is a beautiful engine!

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