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Forum: Glow Engines
11-26-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

This tower engine I'm working on now repeatedly ...

This tower engine I'm working on now repeatedly threw the prop off at me (I hear that usually means too lean) long ago. That kinda put me off planes and I got into R/C cars instead. So I put the...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-26-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Rigged up a glow heater using an old power panel...

Rigged up a glow heater using an old power panel and old motorcycle battery with just enough juice to work. The engine starts reliably and sounds good for a second or two and stops reliably. I used a...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

As luck would have I do have an old crok pot I...

As luck would have I do have an old crok pot I never use. This engine cleaned up pretty well, but I have many more to work on and will keep that in mind. Have heard of that witchcraft before.
Forum: Kit Building
11-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 353
Posted By Bluebrew

Help with kit manufacturer name

I built these years ago and have since forgotten the name of the company that made them. The plans too have since been lost. One is a beaver and I have no idea the names of the other two. All I...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Got it together and mounted on a test stand. Ran...

Got it together and mounted on a test stand. Ran into glo heater problems:mad:, so no running today.

Lars, the problem was on the piston end. The piston, pin and rod were as one piece. This...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Using a little of everyones suggestions I got her...

Using a little of everyones suggestions I got her freed up!
First I heated the rod and the piston would rock ever so slightly. Still wasn't sliding though.More carb cleaner! Still had doubts it...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Well today I think I'll see if the other FP I...

Well today I think I'll see if the other FP I have runs, if it does I'll let it be, if not, I'll take the two and try to make one runner.
Been checking price and avail. on needed parts and it looks...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-24-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Looks like a nice day today so I'll mess with it...

Looks like a nice day today so I'll mess with it some more.
I'm thinking along the lines of what Earlwb is saying. I think it's been cooked.
My previous glow engine experience was limited to the...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-23-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Thanks for the replies guys. The sleeve is out...

Thanks for the replies guys. The sleeve is out and I can see the con rod is not sliding on the wrist pin. It looks fairly clean under the piston.
I doubt it would run as it was REALLY tight before...
Forum: Glow Engines
11-23-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,657
Posted By Bluebrew

Before I cut the con-rod...

I want to hear any suggestions you guys may have.
It's an old OS 40FP that I'm taking apart to clean/check. Got to the point of slipping the rod off the crank pin and found the wrist pin is stuck...
Forum: RC Jets
09-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,138
Posted By Bluebrew

I haven't posted here in quite a while, but RCU...

I haven't posted here in quite a while, but RCU is still my home page on this ancient, cobbled together machine I'm using. I have a less than stellar DSL service and yet this site works fine for me...
03-15-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Bluebrew

All Points Bulletin, The Search Is ON

OK folks, I'm on the hunt for a really elusive critter. It's nothing special, just very hard to apprehend! It's the topshaft for a Kyosho GP Ultima ST Type R. Part # UM-221.
I tried Kyosho USA and...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,581
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: Anyone into building plastic models?

SCORE! Took a little drive to another place I remember seeing kits before they moved to a new location. Never been to the new place yet so I wasn't sure what I'd find there. It used to be a hobby/toy...
Replies: 39
Views: 3,581
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: Anyone into building plastic models?

It's been years but I used to build lots. Still have boxes full of old parts.
Went to the LHS yesterday looking for a T-Ten. They didn't have any, so I left with nothing. Being a drizzely boring...
01-19-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: paid some attention to the super nitro

Hey Richie, I'm heading out to the Dr. so the short answer is nope. Also if you go with a pull start (or roto start) you'll need the P/S engine mounts.
01-18-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,406
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: What got you into Hobby Grade RC's

Hey, I never heard of R/C cars either till I saw one(in the box) at the hobbies shop (but I do kinda live in a cave). I was simply bored one day and thought, "I'll bet a hobby shop might have...
01-18-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: paid some attention to the super nitro

I can't guarantee the clutch assy. will fit that engine, but it should. You may need a shim(small washer) behind the collet to get the flywheel to fit tight. If it still won't fit, I've cut the snout...
01-18-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: paid some attention to the super nitro

Hey Jared, this car look familiar?
01-18-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: paid some attention to the super nitro

Ok Rich, that's an old car and parts are getting scarce. But here's some stuff still available:
Tower# HPI#
Flywheel ...
12-16-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 59,255
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: HPI Nitro Monster king... speak up!!

Ok, that makes sense. I watched the HPI DVD that came with it and saw all the crawler upgades for the electic model. I knew very little about the WK but noticed it was 2WD in the vids. Made me wonder...
12-13-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 59,255
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: HPI Nitro Monster king... speak up!!

I like weird and offbeat stuff so I got one of these things. At first lookover I thought to myself, "I'm gonna bust this thing in about 10 minutes". Turns out It's alot tougher than it looks. The...
10-06-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6,159
Views: 717,409
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: PICS OF YOUR SAVAGES !!

Got bored one day and decided to try and fit an old Super Clod body on to something. It used to be blue/silver and had more dust than paint on it! Mounted it on my trusty old 25SS
Don't intend to...
Replies: 70
Views: 5,889
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: whats your pain

Well I'm 50 now and I've always been very lucky healthwise. One day at work at a transmission shop a guy asked me to give a hand lifting a trans about 12" onto a cart. It was a tight space so I was...
Forum: The Clubhouse
08-09-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,093
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: An ARF Nation

Instant gratification...it is a disturbing developement. I'm a kit "snob" of the surface vehicle genre and as such, I used to consult the car sections often. Used to is the key word. Have any of you...
07-24-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,770
Posted By Bluebrew

RE: New HPI Trophy Truggy 4.6

Hpi USA says they redesigned the Hellfire but it looks nothing like this truggy http://www.hpiracing.com/kitinfo/10500/

It does look similar to the Hot Bodies Lightening Stadium Pro.
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