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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:09 PM
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I just picked up a Taifun Sprint 1.78 (from the mid 60's I believe).
The first thing I noticed was a leak from the head gasket, so I pulled the head off and found a paper gasket (which fell apart as they do).
Is that a common gasket material? Can I make a new one from ordinary gasket paper or is there a special stuff?
This is the stuff you need. Only half a millimeter thick and car shops do not stock this. Sold by Graupner. I will find out if they still have it in their catalogue.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 11:38 PM
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No - door stop, I think Reggy !
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I think it would be an interesting conversation piece.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Enya No 30

Hi,

I just came across an Enya No 30 glow plug.
The specifications seem to be identical to "No 3", as is also the thread length....
Does anyone know if these plugs ARE identical...?...or is there any "hidden" difference worth knowing about...?

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Old Nov 03, 2012, 09:54 PM
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That #30 must be a very early plug (and first I've heard of them) because the instruction sheet lists the very first #'s 1 and 2 with the nichrome coil.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 07:30 AM
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That #30 must be a very early plug (and first I've heard of them) because the instruction sheet lists the very first #'s 1 and 2 with the nichrome coil.
I received this plug with an Enya 19, type 4004 + other contemporary, "1962-ish" bits.....

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Old Nov 06, 2012, 12:53 PM
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Another Enya workhorse: The .19 Mod 4004

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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:09 AM
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John Goodall

I have recently acquired a set of Model Engine World magazines. They are just fascinating, especially to someone over here in the colonies. I would like to get in touch with John Goodall. Can anyone help me?
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:22 AM
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I have recently acquired a set of Model Engine World magazines. They are just fascinating, especially to someone over here in the colonies. I would like to get in touch with John Goodall. Can anyone help me?
Hi Bill,
This should find him:

johngoodall@bamopro.co.uk
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 03:40 PM
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A "watsit" again...

Hi,

A friend of mine found this engine in a "box of bits" that he was given....
It is indeed very reminiscent of a Webra Sport-Glo 1.7 cc, but this one totally lacks any insignia on the case...
Also, note the L/H exhaust.
EDIT: I just noticed that the early, 1956-ish Sport-Glo also has a L/H exhaust stack....

Does anyone recognise it....

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Wow! What a thread!!!

Just discovered this one from a link in another thread. Just love seeing all these old engines and reading select reviews et al. I'm only to page 26... but am taking a break for a while.

As for me, not really an engine collector per se, as I have pretty much flown most of the ones I have that are useable. Mainly my "thing" is for the lowly little Fox engines from the 60's. No doubt this is due to my youth years, which led to employment at Fox during most of the early-mid 1970's.

My favorite Fox engines? The 36X! However, I also like all the Fox combat engines from the 50's up to the last of the 36X series. I also really enjoy the 35 Stunt. Love working on the Fox engines, handling them, fondling them, smelling them....

What can I say? I like 'em!

I've just recently started re-activating in C/L flying... and have started digging out my engine collection. Below are a few pics of my efforts...
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 10:59 PM
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I just picked up a Taifun Sprint 1.78 (from the mid 60's I believe).
The first thing I noticed was a leak from the head gasket, so I pulled the head off and found a paper gasket (which fell apart as they do).
Is that a common gasket material? Can I make a new one from ordinary gasket paper or is there a special stuff?
I use a compass with a razor blade attachment to cut my head gaskets from the thick aluminium foil found over the tops of champagne bottles. If you choose a bottle with smooth (not corrugated or dimpled) foil and remove it carefully you can get 5 or 6 gaskets from each bottle. I have made maybe 30 gaskets and not had one failure.
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I use a compass with a razor blade attachment to cut my head gaskets from the thick aluminium foil found over the tops of champagne bottles. If you choose a bottle with smooth (not corrugated or dimpled) foil and remove it carefully you can get 5 or 6 gaskets from each bottle. I have made maybe 30 gaskets and not had one failure.
[not had one failure!]

That 5 or 6 bottles of champagne
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