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Forum: RC Fuels
12-14-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Problem with sending liquids here is customs on this end tends to open everything in front of you when you receive if they think it is either suspicious or has value. Furthermore I question how smart...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-30-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Hi Downunder and others, I started this post off on this premis.
When I was a kid I distinctly remember the Racing A and the Castrol M, From memory Racing A (if that is what it was called) was just...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-29-2012, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Sorry meant Methonol not Ethanol.
That Diesel kit looks inviting but for the price I would have to question spending that much, still if it gets it running, it will achieve its purpose.
The problem...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-25-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Have tried Metho (Metholated Spirits) with the castor oil. which on the label from memory states 95% (at least 95% ethanol)
Just will not run properly. When I was in Australia ran perfectly on 20%...
Forum: RC Fuels
03-25-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

I guess there are ways to make it work!!! However the easiest way is just to run it the way it was intended.
Although even running under a lit coil wasn't superbly reliable!
I think at the end of...
Forum: RC Fuels
02-17-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Oh, I did some investigation on Methylated Spirits, it is certain that the biggest sale here is for personal consumption.
Forum: RC Fuels
02-17-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Okay, Promised to post an update so here I am.
Got my castor oil in from the Uk, and bought Methylated Spirits and  hot glow plugs that were ordered all arrived.

* Engine for the first time is...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-13-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Okay, they have Castor Oil here medicinal $13USD (equivalent) for 100 ml Ouch.... I bawked at that.
I searched ebay, in the US is cheap enough but all the places I asked say that you can't post...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-08-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

It is telling a story but because I have had locals work for me here, I stopped storing Metho in the shed. I had a 2 bottles that appeared as if they were consumed, as there was certainly no other...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Yes Vanuatu is a beautiful country, everything is green the locals here are both happy and friendly. Could seem like a Utopia if it it wasn't for corruption and a few others!
For reference to...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-08-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

RE: I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

Idon't think the Gas engine thing would work with a Traxxas Tmax 3.3!!!??!! would it?
That is the vehicle in Q, I brought it over thinking Iwould find a way to run it. I have been living here for...
Forum: RC Fuels
01-08-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,484
Posted By MickMack

I live in a country where I can't get Methanol, any ideas for how to run a glow engine!

I live in Vanuatu (South Pacific) Ihave just been to the only fuel importer here, and they don't sell Methanol.
I have been reading as much forum content as possible, however I can't seem to find...
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