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03-11-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By MJD

I got two sets of the plans printed today, so now...

I got two sets of the plans printed today, so now I can dive in and start building on the copy.

I also printed a couple of 80% size versions for giggles.

The plans I have show a Cox engine,...
03-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

Dang this thing is cute. I've been fondling all...

Dang this thing is cute. I've been fondling all the bits this evening and poring over the plans. My wife is looking at me oddly.

I'll get a copy of the plans printed before building anything. I'm...
03-03-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

It came today.. ahhhhhhhh. I feel reassured...

It came today.. ahhhhhhhh. I feel reassured reading in the instructions how it was designed with the Baby Spitfire or OK engines in mind.Talk about a quick build too.

Oh yeah - Andrew - thanks for...
02-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

Well I have a Midwest Sniffer on the way - I...

Well I have a Midwest Sniffer on the way - I believe it came out in 1952 so makes it somewhat contemporary to the engine. An .045 is on the large side but prop choice or even an intake restrictor can...
02-28-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

George - usually that is what I do, and I fire...

George - usually that is what I do, and I fire some after-run into the intake and cylinder and flip them through a few times. "Usually" that is :rolleyes: - I don't exactly have a perfect track...
02-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By MJD

Ha ha! It's the simple things. A while...

Ha ha!

It's the simple things.

A while ago I bought a few feet of the two smaller sizes of silicone tubing from Texas Timers. Glad I did, they are so handy in all kinds of situations. In this...
02-27-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

It dawned on me last night that the shiny...

It dawned on me last night that the shiny aluminum sleeve under the exhaust ports was a bit more important than I realized - it completes the porting.. so when you try starting the engine with it...
02-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

That's just the form so far. I moved the build...

That's just the form so far. I moved the build thread to the Extreme Speed forum (and the 1/2A was forum was pretty much asleep anyhow), that is a more appropriate category despite the engine size. I...
02-25-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

OMG I've never seen a crank go through like that,...

OMG I've never seen a crank go through like that, oh man!

I found a Sniffer kit on eBay last night.. the marriage will be complete.
02-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,304
Posted By MJD

Baby Spitfire

I pulled this out of the festering 1/2A drawer last week and looked it over. It came from a friend's estate sale years ago and I ain't run it yet. So I limbered it up which went very easily, it feels...
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