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Forum: Glow Engines
09-29-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,237
Posted By ffkiwi

You are being utterly screwed re methanol...it is...

You are being utterly screwed re methanol...it is a common solvent, produced in vast quantities and in widespread use for anything from chemical synthesis, engine fuel, bio fuel manufacture, general...
06-28-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By ffkiwi

Yes it is an original-you are missing the tank...

Yes it is an original-you are missing the tank top,tank bowl and the needle valve assembly (the needle and friction spring)-and the jet assembly itself does not look to be in particularly good...
06-28-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,269
Posted By ffkiwi

The numbers on the lugs are simply a serial...

The numbers on the lugs are simply a serial number-the number is read 'two digit' then 'three digit' -the two digit being the batch number, and the three digit number the individual number within...
Forum: Glow Engines
08-18-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By ffkiwi

The short answer is NO....the longer answer is...

The short answer is NO....the longer answer is 'sort of'......basically if a plug's element has become distorted, it can sometimes be recovered by tweaking it carefully with a pin or needle...if...
Forum: Glow Engines
06-08-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,400
Posted By ffkiwi

Actually the plate on the early Enya mufflers was...

Actually the plate on the early Enya mufflers was to allow exhausting priming for starting-and featured on all the Enya mufflers of the era other than the 049/06/08/10 unit. Fuji mufflers were...
06-01-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 60,676
Posted By ffkiwi

Aspeed-do I assume you kept the spigot depth and...

Aspeed-do I assume you kept the spigot depth and chamber shape the same as the standard glowplug head for your turbo head-or did you introduce some more variables with shape, clearance etc....a...
05-31-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,147
Posted By ffkiwi

What is a Tempest LEW? I am familiar with the...

What is a Tempest LEW? I am familiar with the Taplin Tempest 3.5cc diesel which came with an R/C throttle as standard....being based on ED Hunter components-this will have a 2BA comp screw.....if you...
04-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

Are the dimensions-as per the notebook sketch-the...

Are the dimensions-as per the notebook sketch-the final ones you used in terms of spigot depth, bowl depth and squish band? And what size ball mill did you use? [I have a range of ball mills -plus...
04-14-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

Well done that man-you're nicely confirming Mike...

Well done that man-you're nicely confirming Mike Billington's prediction that 'there was potentially more power to be extracted from the basic design. I hope Greg Kamysc will be persuaded to offer...
04-14-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

Great effort-especially with your limited tool...

Great effort-especially with your limited tool range. Looks the part and no doubt will serve the purpose admirably.

ChrisM
'ffkiwi'
04-04-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

Great work pondskipper-you might well find a lot...

Great work pondskipper-you might well find a lot of takers for those turbo heads and backplates if you intend going into production-I'd certainly take several-I forget how many 03s I have...4 or 5 as...
04-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

Quite right-but I suspect Pondskipper is...

Quite right-but I suspect Pondskipper is referring to the .03 G-Mark.....but a 1K increase in either of them is a respectable goal and if achieved puts both of them right into TD territory.....which...
03-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

well counterbores only go down to 3mm screw size...

well counterbores only go down to 3mm screw size generally in any case....in your situation the only option I'd suggest is using an endmill or slot drill to open out the screw hole to partial depth...
02-15-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By ffkiwi

' That's probably about as good as you can do...

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That's probably about as good as you can do realistically-likely to be correct...and you wouldn't pick it up with the contra in place....

ChrisM
'ffkiwi'
Forum: Glow Engines
02-11-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ffkiwi

Not too many diesel parts available on that...

Not too many diesel parts available on that site.....I've been waiting for twenty odd years for Elfin and Marown parts to appear in their listings...

ChrisM
'ffkiwi'
Forum: Glow Engines
02-10-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ffkiwi

Indeed-the Russians specialise in a 'square cross...

Indeed-the Russians specialise in a 'square cross hatch' pattern...whereas the Czechs (MVVS especially) seem to prefer a series of parallel V-shaped grooves across the prop driver. I suppose its...
Forum: Glow Engines
02-10-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By ffkiwi

Yes-its called a knurling tool-and they come in a...

Yes-its called a knurling tool-and they come in a variety of types-single, scissor, jack, pivoting head-and with straight and oblique patterns-the latter are always used in handed pairs to produce...
02-10-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By ffkiwi

AFAIK there is no code-secret or otherwise...

AFAIK there is no code-secret or otherwise involved! You've only got a 1 in 3 chance of getting the alignment back the right way....could be worse-with some engines its 1 in 4 if you didn't bother to...
02-09-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

No reason at all why that ''diet version'...

No reason at all why that ''diet version' approach wouldn't work-I'd try and use some aerospace grade alloy sheet for if I were you though-.....I've just measured up a backplate screw-I make it about...
02-09-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

G-Mark 061

I wouldn't bother-the weight loss is minimal and it seriously devalues the engine should you at some future time decide to get rid of it. Personally I find the beam mounts useful for anchoring things...
02-07-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

OK here it is-very rough. The material is 2mm...

OK here it is-very rough. The material is 2mm thick alloy-the centre hole is 10mm diameter, and the inner 3 holes in a triangle match the backplate mounting screw location. The mount has been stamped...
02-06-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,488
Posted By ffkiwi

I suggest you try a 4-40 pressure tap-you will...

I suggest you try a 4-40 pressure tap-you will probably find them on one of the cl stunt or cl racing websites. People like Joe Klause of Kustom Kraftsmanship and Fox used to manufacture them as...
11-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By ffkiwi

In short- no...I've never ever seen spares of any...

In short- no...I've never ever seen spares of any kind offered for the Russian Elfins-the only way would be cannabilisation...which is rather counterproductive. but someone could make you a rod...
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11-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,582
Posted By ffkiwi

Yes this is typical of the Russian made Elfin 149...

Yes this is typical of the Russian made Elfin 149 replicas-too much cylinder taper. Several of the more reputable vendors that sold them had the liners honed to reduce this problem; most suppliers...
11-07-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,993
Posted By ffkiwi

Its already been done-there was a plan published...

Its already been done-there was a plan published in the UK 's AMI about 10 years back -IIRC it was for a small flying boat-which had a pylon mounted engine on a pivoting mount for infinite thrust...
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