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Old May 26, 2009, 01:23 AM
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I have a 2.5 silver swallow. Bought new in about 1988 but the stamp on the box said it was manufactured in 68. There was a story at the time that someone found/discovered a container/wharehouse etc. (depending on who tells story) of these engines, that had been siting in china for 20 odd years. Mine is a dog on the big venturi, small one supplied is better.Maybe after running in it would be better with the big venturi. Some people swear by them.I have seen one throw the shaft, it sheared off at the induction hole.Prop etc. lost in orbit.
At the timer the 'mars 'diesel from russia was the same price -about$28-32 AUD and about as popular.I never had the Mars but I think it was heavier.
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