Originally Posted by brokenenglish
Reggie, I think it's doubtful. The only new TD09 front housing likely to be around will be on a new engine...
The obvious problem is that all Cox metal parts were machined, and so can be reproduced, but the plastic parts need tooling... for what sales volume???
Not only that, but the plastic front housing is the most fragile part of the engine, which means that you'll find engines with good metal bits, and broken plastic, but not the reverse.
I think your only reasonable hope is to buy a TD09 on eBay...
Nevertheless there are quite some original plastic Cox parts for sale but never that black coloured TD 09 front housing ? Cox International (name change from Xena ?) and Mecoa do have parts. Plenty of those red coloured front housings but no TD parts exept for the .010 If you remember the huge amount of Cox engines produced, forgot the number but it is a unbelievable quantity, do'nt think any other engine was thàt mass produced. There even is an offer for a black coloured "fuel nipple" part ?? I do have a few shoe boxes full of Cox new and old parts myself. And yes I have been on the look-out for a used 09 simply to obtain that front housing. And yes I could buy one of those alu black anodised fronts but then I will change the originality of the engine. I will contact Randy at Mecoa but looking at his list the front housing for the 09 altough mentionned on his list is not available.
Anyway, if you do stumble on the part do let me know. With all those millions of Coxe's produced it is unlikely no one does have that part stacked away somewhere. I do have quite alot of different Cox engines, recently added the one and only black coloured rc Shrike complete with Sanwa one channel tx, and in working order at that. Pretty rare amongst the Shrikes.
You can see some of my cl Cox cars on my site, I'll put up a picture of it here tomorrow.