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Old Dec 06, 2012, 05:37 PM
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They only made this (90T Mk1) particular engine for about 2 years. Not sure what that says, but whenever the owner gets the Cub ready in the spring, I'll be sure to report how it performs.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:29 AM
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They only made this (90T Mk1) particular engine for about 2 years. Not sure what that says, but whenever the owner gets the Cub ready in the spring, I'll be sure to report how it performs.
Yes. And if you look closely at the number 9 in the casting you will see that the left bottom part of the number was grounded off in the casting. Because the first Saito twin was an 80.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Hi guys, recently acquired this nice Saito and would like to possibly get some information on it to verify what it is. I'm somewhat convinced that it is a 120 model, but I'd like to verify that in case I decide to sell it or put it in a plane as I'd like to be sure of it being a 120,150, or even possibly the 180. The intake tube is strange to me, no nut holding it on either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Yeah, I know, the valve covers are pretty cool !!! Thanks in advance, Shoo
P.S. I put this in the engine section also before I thought to put it here....
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Hello, rebuilding a saito 65, got a couple a qs for ya, 1 . Should one use straight antifreeze in the crock pot? 2. Can I put the whole cylinder in there without damage to cyl wall? 3. Does anyone have a valve spring Keeper C clip sitting around? Just need one! Thanks!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Straight antifreeze is fine and yes you can put the whole cylinder in the pot.

Keep the crock pot on low not high, you will discolour the aluminum.
An ultrasonic cleaner is much better and are now affordable for everyone.

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Old Dec 07, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Straight antifreeze is fine and yes you can put the whole cylinder in the pot.

Keep the crock pot on low not high, you will discolour the aluminum.
An ultrasonic cleaner is much better and are now affordable for everyone.

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williame3590 Where does one find the cleaner at? I have a ultrasonic cleaner I picked up 2nd hand many years ago, but have never had the cleaner solution.

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A beautiful looking engine Shooboy
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Straight antifreeze is fine and yes you can put the whole cylinder in the pot.

Keep the crock pot on low not high, you will discolour the aluminum.
An ultrasonic cleaner is much better and are now affordable for everyone.

Bill
Bill, how bad were those when you put em in?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Hey Saito brothers, every now and then someone asks about the early high compression Saito .80, here is a 1987 test by Clarence Lee.

http://www.rcmplans.com/issues/reque...-011987-1.html

Some will say the test is no longer relavent but increasing ones knowledge base is always a good thing. I have this engine and it has served me well 20+ years. Mine will run on anything from 5% to 20% fuel and even Davis Diesl fuel.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Bill, how bad were those when you put em in?
The ultrasonic will make even the worst engine look new again without any real effort whatsoever.
The cleaner I use is supplied by the manufacturer of the unit itself. An alkaline solution that will not harm any metal no matter how long it is submerged.
Once the engine is clean you need only to rinse under warm water.

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The ultrasonic will make even the worst engine look new again without any real effort whatsoever.
The cleaner I use is supplied by the manufacturer of the unit itself. An alkaline solution that will not harm any metal no matter how long it is submerged.
Once the engine is clean you need only to rinse under warm water.

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Thanks Bill, I've got my dentistry contacts looking into a used one.
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Thanks Bill, I've got my dentistry contacts looking into a used one.
The make I use is the well known ELMIC. A tip : use these thee holders for screws and other small parts.
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Bill, how long do you clean an engine for? I have a cleaner that appears to be from the same manufacturer disregarding the applied label, but smaller (100W). I'm not impressed with it. If there is burnt castor it takes hours to clean parts, and in that time it begins to etch the aluminum. I think like many inexpensive imports, they just don't work like a Crest (at 5-7 times the price) would.

The tea holder is a great tip. I've been using a small jar glass jar for small bits.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Bill, how long do you clean an engine for? I have a cleaner that appears to be from the same manufacturer disregarding the applied label, but smaller (100W). I'm not impressed with it. If there is burnt castor it takes hours to clean parts, and in that time it begins to etch the aluminum. I think like many inexpensive imports, they just don't work like a Crest (at 5-7 times the price) would.

The tea holder is a great tip. I've been using a small jar glass jar for small bits.

Greg
Frankly I could not do really good restorations without the use of the U-son devive. I have two. And it does not take hours to take all that castor away. I only use strong industrial detergent powder. With aluminium, do not go above 60 and discoloration will not occur. With all due respect, and realising that cost is involved, all those crockpot-brush combinations remind me of the Flintstone movies I watched as a kid. If you like it use it but do'nt doubt the capacities of ultrason. It works wonders for me.
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Maybe I'm expecting too much. Some of the videos I've seen look like they are much more effective than mine. I do need to try some different cleaning solutions.
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