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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Unfortunately, I had never run the two Madewell engines I had. I sold them to a guy in New Zealand, but I have a hunch he never ran either of them too.
I assume they had the same issues as all of the other engines in that era. I don't think they would really work well with glow fuel as there is only two screws holding the cylinder on. I remember guys having the screws pull loose on them before. They should run Ok on gasoline ignition though. As the engine heats up the piston and liner should fit better, so yeah they could be a little loose when cold.

Yes you are correct, you only need to use a glow plug ignitor on one glow plug to start it up. The second glow plug gets heated up by the hot combustion gasses.
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:08 PM
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Speaking of Clarence Lee, FOX engines etc., here's an article by Mr. Lee which gives a hint at the problems faced by model engine manufacturers.
http://www.rcmplans.com/issues/reque...091984-1-1.pdf
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Gilbert engines was something I played with as a kid in control line planes back then. Gilbert didn't just make trains and erector sets at the time.

Gilbert .O7






The cardboard plackard that the engines came with:

and the back
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ilbert1108.jpg





They used a really cool dual exhaust mufflers on them.


Old advertisement.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...dcirca1962.jpg
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The old Thunderhead ! Uses the same sideport induction as Duke's Rocket 09. I still get a laugh out of the ads FOX used back then for his 09 - the guy trying to hold onto it, and his buddy saying "Let go - you can get another one for $3.95" ! They were a nice, easy to start beginners engine, but a ball of fire ? Hardly.
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The old Thunderhead ! Uses the same sideport induction as Duke's Rocket 09. I still get a laugh out of the ads FOX used back then for his 09 - the guy trying to hold onto it, and his buddy saying "Let go - you can get another one for $3.95" ! They were a nice, easy to start beginners engine, but a ball of fire ? Hardly.
I didn't know they made 'em (the Thunderhead that is) in 2 sizes though - you learn something new every day.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 02:29 AM
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Damo FS-218

Hi Bob,
Seems like You have a lot of engines in Your collection.
Very nice ENYA's You have!

Hi Bill,
It shure is a beautiful engine Your Damo.
Included some pictures of the one in my collection.

Swedish Damo FS-218, made by Sten Dahl and Lars Molin
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 03:43 AM
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Little brother from Mach 1 Glo, the Webra Piccolo-Glo 0,8 ccm.

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 03:48 AM
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These days, DAMO is exotic even here....a great piece of engineering...
The recommendation of 1% castor oil is still an open subject of discussion, though..

Following clip was previously posted in another thread, but I think it deserves to be re-used...
This Damo is converted to spark ignition.
Enjoy the music...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...0786698&hl=en#
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 04:02 AM
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Hi Bob,
Seems like You have a lot of engines in Your collection.
Very nice ENYA's You have!
Danny, there are different types of collectors - some people collect engines for 40 or 50 years, and never dispose of one. For many years (when raising a family) I held my collection at 30 engines at any one time. This meant that if I bought a new engine, I would sell one to make way for it. That number has now grown to maybe 120, but I still try to sell 1 engine when I buy 1 new one. My main interest IS in ENYA engines, but one gets very jaded sticking to just the one brand, and like drinking wine, you only get to appreciate the good stuff, by drinking the bad ! I admire very much, the quality of Nordic engines (including the Damo) which is matched by the quality of Aussie Gordon Burford made engines. Here is a photo of 2 rare ENYA 19's. BOB
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Gluehand, Welcome !! The subject of oil percentage in fuel is a contentious one. Take a look at the recommendations for these Barbini engines. These must have been extremely low production, as I have only ever seen 1 available for sale. The numbers in the Barbini range apparently signify the age of the designer at the time, thus the B 38 was designed when he was 38 years of age, the B 40 two years later. Does anyone have one of these ?
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Hi Bob,

Nice pair of Enya's !!
It's nice having contact with other collectors on this forum.
Think we have around the same method of collecting, in the earlier years of engine collecting I had to do the same, selling an engine (or two) to buy that special engine You were looking for.
Guess i have the same volume of engines in my collection as You, aprox. 150, mostly 4-cycle and interesting 2 cycle engines.
My collection is mostly from the area 1960's up to the 1990's.
Didn't buy much of engines since the last years as most of the engines that I really wanted are in my collection and unfortunately money doesn't grow on tree's in my backyard.

Hi Gluehand,
Nice info on the Damo's


Regards,
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Aero.35 some info:
Designed and constructed in 1963 by August Savage and John Piston in their AeroResearch and development Co. Located 51-53 Great Arrow Ave. Buffalo NY.
Less than 1000 engines have been made.
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Little brother from Mach 1 Glo, the Webra Piccolo-Glo 0,8 ccm.

Heinz
Hi Heinz, are they two different engines ? I don't know a lot about Webra's but didn't one model of the Piccolo have just the backplate mounting and no lugs ? Have you heard any new details about the closing down of the Webra factory ? BOB
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Hi Bob,

Nice pair of Enya's !!
It's nice having contact with other collectors on this forum.
Think we have around the same method of collecting, in the earlier years of engine collecting I had to do the same, selling an engine (or two) to buy that special engine You were looking for.
Guess i have the same volume of engines in my collection as You, aprox. 150, mostly 4-cycle and interesting 2 cycle engines.
My collection is mostly from the area 1960's up to the 1990's.
Didn't buy much of engines since the last years as most of the engines that I really wanted are in my collection and unfortunately money doesn't grow on tree's in my backyard.

Hi Gluehand,
Nice info on the Damo's




Regards,
Danny
thats one intersting engine. i like it
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Does anyone have one of these ?
Yes, I have a B38 (1 cc).
I had more or less forgotten about it since I bought it long ago, and when the subject was brought up on this forum 2009, I kind of 're-discovered' it, sitting deep in a box of bits and pieces....I have yet to run it though...

Oops...a diesel in the glow thread...

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Twin-Stack, only the early Piccolo-Diesel has backplate mounting.
I have no new information over the Webra factory.

Heinz
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