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Supertigre V60

Old 03-17-2003, 04:19 AM
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Default Supertigre V60

I would like any info I can get about this motor. I received it disassembled. It is in beautiful shape but the wrist pin is missing. I would love to see it pulling my PB2. Thanks for looking, Cliff
Old 03-19-2003, 01:07 PM
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Default 60

Are you talking about the old ST light case 60 from the 70's. If so you might get the pin from the old 71 i think it was the same part number I have both engines. Also some of the newer ST's may have the pin the same size check it out. Some times you could interchange some parts from one engine to another back then even tho they were different brands
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Default Supertigre V60

I have a V60 and several V56's. They appear to be the same engine except for the .04 difference in displacement. Probably the same wrist pin. Anything larger than the V60, I think they went to the G series. I'll look and see if I have the parts break out.

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Old 04-27-2003, 02:06 AM
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Default Supertigre V60

I have a junked out V56 if you are still needing a pin. MAX H.
Old 04-28-2003, 08:56 AM
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Default Supertigre V60

I looked at the parts sheet that came with my V60 in 1967. The sheet did not have the V60 listed, but did have the ST51 and ST56. Since they sent this sheet with my engine, I can only assume some of the parts are the same. The wrist pin is the same for the ST51 and 56.

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Old 04-28-2003, 01:48 PM
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Default Thanks for the help

The V60 I started with was a basket case. Then I purchased a complete V60 except the second had an exhaust baffle and the first had a muffler. Turns out the muffler version has a problem with the line bore (bent case). The bore of both engines were the same but the sleeves would not interchange because they were not the same O.D. The muffler version had more porting, larger carb, much smaller combustion chamber, etc. I used all of the "hotter" parts that I could in the non-muffler case then cut out the bridge for the baffle and strapped the muffler on. I runs very nicely. It has a much longer stroke and therefore a little different character than say a S61K but It is neat for what it is.

So this motor would be dated from the mid-sixties?
Thanks again for the interest, Cliff
Old 04-28-2003, 02:50 PM
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Default Supertigre V60

Have a ST instruction sheet that shows engine with exhaust butterfly, dated 1968 so your time frame is pretty close.
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:06 AM
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Default V56 and V60

I have 7 ST56 ringed (V56) and there are at least 4 different styles of carbs on them. All are air bleed and on some the barrel is reversed. I.E. arm toward engine normally is low but on some it is high throttle. One has a very small complete venturi with needle valve and separate feed line screwed in the hole which normally is the air bleed. The 60 I bought new in '67 came this way also. Dual plug heads were available for these engines and I installed one on my 60.

The early 1960's engines had an exhaust baffle that was a rotating barrel while the late 60's brought the butterfly. Mufflers were introduced either very late 60's or early 70's.

FYI and I could be wrong. This is from a very old memory.

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Default Look or play?

I think some of these older engines are works of art. The integrity they have demonstrated is amazing. I feel a little disappointed that I had to mismatch parts. Now I'm torn between putting it in my Telemaster .40 or just saving it and admiring it for it's history (even though I'm sure it has no collector's value).

Take care, Cliff
Old 04-29-2003, 09:06 AM
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Default Old ST's

Cliff,

I bought the V60 new and it is on a self designed low wing plane that I built in 1966 originally with a ST 46. I have since retired the plane. I flew it for years and the only damage was a wood prop.
Amazing, especially with the radios we had then. Mine flew with a self made 6 channel Digitrio.

Anyway, I purchased the 56's lately to use on vintage planes. I have a kit and a partial kit of the Taurus and kit for the Orion (I had one around '65).

The 56's range from NIB to well used and I paid an average of $55 to $60 each.

I would suggest you put the engine on a vintage plane from the 60's and come join the VRCS (Vintage Radio Control Society).http://www.vintagercsociety.org/

Dan
Old 05-05-2003, 09:29 PM
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Default Love the Light Case V60s

My V60s Run like singer sewing machines. Almost never touch the high speed needles. I always check the Glo Plug first, thats usually the problem. They are the best engines for twins. I sold one once, never again. Now I always look to buy them. V60s forever.

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Old 05-06-2003, 02:07 AM
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Yes I agree. This V 60 probably makes up for any lack of power with being lightweight as compared to a more modern .60 engine. I saw a V 40 in a plane for sale at the LHS. I would like to get my hands on that one also.

The B&M Model Co. (you may have seen their adds in the classified section of Model Aviation) is only a couple of miles from my house. I would really like to build one of his 96" 1937 PB-2 Texaco Payloaders. He also has a 72" Buzzard Bombshell that I like the looks of.

My birthday is in June. That is always my secret RC weapon. LOL

Take care, Cliff
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Default RE: Supertigre V60

I found one in an old box, , looks great it appears to have a baffled piston, no rust wont turn. it is missing the thrust washer , i think , any info as to where to get a piston or the thrust washer will greatly appreciated. Or i might just sell ouright.
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Default RE: Supertigre V60

usually warming the engine to about 200 degrees will soften the congealed castor oil and allow the engine to turn

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