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Old 06-21-2002, 03:35 PM
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please identify this engine, thanks gregg in ohio
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Old 06-21-2002, 09:50 PM
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Kinda looks like a GHQ which had a head fin design like that.

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GHQ for sure. Not a very valuable engine, maybe $125 for a minty one...
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The GHQ was a development of the Loutrel. The Loutrel was one of the VERY first commercial engines, goes all the way back to '36 or '37.
America's Hobby Center bought the rights to the engine and called it the GHQ. It was probably the MOST produced engine ever made, up until the fifties.
They offered it in kit form for only $4.95. It was the only engine that could be gotten, period, for a long time during the second world war. AHC had stocked up on strategic parts and materials before the war began, and the other engine manufacturers could not get materials to build engines.
Quality on these engines went anywhere from decent to really, really bad. If you got one made from a kit, it could be a real mess.
This engine got a really bad rap for being completely unrunnable, but AHC's Bernard Winston had a flat out-promise that he could make ANY GHQ run if they just brought it into his shop. As I heard it, he was never defeated by one of these.
I have heard that the reason nobody could get their GHQs to run is that it is ported for opposite rotation, so you needed a reverse prop and the instructions did not say that. Maybe nobody read the instructions?
I know that plenty of guys HAVE gotten them running. It's not a powerhouse, but it IS a useable engine. I have one, but I have not tried to fire it up.
It's not worth as much as other ignition engines because it was not a premium quality engine, and there were many, many made. You should get an ignition system and a reverse prop and fire the puppy up!
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I missed something here... AHHH I get it,... RcUni is being run by the bots.... I suppose anytime someone now refers to any corporation, hobby shop or manufacture it will pop up that message again.. :-( cant say anything these days without stepping on someones heart they stupidly attached to their shoe laces..... I didnt notice ANYTHING easytiger said to warrant the robots reply with rcuniverse's policy letter..... and now I am wasting my own time with this respose.... cool old engine.. call the smithsonian.. I bet they might be interested in it all cleaned up and tagged for display....... btw.. 5 bucks in the fifties?? That was alot of dough back then....
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Jason, the post that was the problem was deleted, you missed it. No harm done...
Five bucks may seem like a lot of money back in the forties(this is a forties engine, nobody would touch one in the fifties, though they were still for sale), but it was about HALF of any other engine.
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I missed something here... AHHH I get it,... RcUni is being run by the bots.... I suppose anytime someone now refers to any corporation, hobby shop or manufacture it will pop up that message again.. :-( cant say anything these days without stepping on someones heart they stupidly attached to their shoe laces..... I didnt notice ANYTHING easytiger said to warrant the robots reply with rcuniverse's policy letter..... and now I am wasting my own time with this respose.... cool old engine.. call the smithsonian.. I bet they might be interested in it all cleaned up and tagged for display....... btw.. 5 bucks in the fifties?? That was alot of dough back then....

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I can understand what you are saying , but there was a lot more going on that meets the eye here.

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