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Old Jan 01, 2013, 04:38 AM
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I just ran that little Firecracker. It makes me realise just how good modern throttles are. It does 11000 rpm flat out and 7000 rpm at idle! The throttle is more effective as a muffler than a speed controller.

I have a Fox 07 RC that was made about a decade later and it also idles at 7000 rpm.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 11:10 AM
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The larger engine is of course a Cameron, 09 special marine if I'm not mistaken, and a variation of the engine that was built for Leroy Cox's Champion CL Car. Quite easy to find. The two smaller ones are not so easy to find and come up on ebay very rarely. These were produced espascially for the Hasbro Toy Co. for use in ready to run cars. It is not known how many were produced but when Hasbro decided not to go ahead with this car project, the engines were recalled and destroyed, so very few did survive. The flywheel is provided with fan blades for cooling. Date is 1961 and the engine has a .027cu.in capacity.
Saw one of the cars with smaller .027 engines on ebay recently with a starting bid of $1200. Hope the link still works.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221149865160...84.m1423.l2649
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Didn't sell at that price! And there was no bid at all. This is much more attractive and reasonable:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/tadpole-teth...21149865160%26
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:15 AM
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Saw one of the cars with smaller .027 engines on ebay recently with a starting bid of $1200. Hope the link still works.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221149865160...84.m1423.l2649
Here are pics of the Hasbro engine (Cameron) as used in that red car, last picture shows it alongside the larger and much more common Cameron that was used by Cox in their cars. For some reason all those small tiny Hasbro's were recalled by the factory and destroyed hence they are now rare as hen's teeth ! As far as the complete Hasbro car is concerned, this is the 1st time I've seen one for sale on ebay. Some years ago the car would definitely have sold but this is 2013 and ebay is dead.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Hi Down Under

Did you find the Bolts?

Try looking for old Telephone Exchange switches, I saw some at Junction Hobbies(model train shop) the traing guys use them still. I use to use them for a source of replacement screws and strips of brass and spring steel. I had a Taipan 61 like that in the 1980's when I was learning to fly. Mine had a Perry carb on it and it ran like a dog !!! muffler screws also kept unscrewing as well!!!, I suspect It was worn out when I got it. ......I bet it is now valued and more than the OS 61FSR I replaced it with.

If you can't find any I can have a look in my junk box ....PM if you still need them
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Did you find the Bolts?
Yep, I've just come back with a packet of 6 from Hobby Habit in Melrose Park but thanks for the offer. They're socket head and not cheesehead but the old Taipan isn't intended to be a glass case engine .
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Fuji

I was actually bidding on an original (and very hard to find) OS engine mount but this engine was part of the sale. Altough not really interested I could not resist rebuilding it (it's an addiction really) and here are some before's and after's. Never seen that lay out on a cylinder and originally had a paper gasket so made a new one as well as one for the back door. Only option to get rid of the alu stains was alu-blasting it. One side of the case has Fuji and the other side has AS with an arrow trough it. Never seen that either but then I do not know much about Fuji's.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:47 AM
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Os

This is the OS engine mount I mentionned. There was one broke-off bolt in one of the holes but I have already been able to take it out. This makes for the 3rd OS mount I have been able to find and this one is yet another model.
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Forgot to mention the engine has ser.nmbr BS 7 62
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Old Jan 09, 2013, 06:06 PM
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I'm not sure if you have seen this website:
http://modelenginenews.org
There is a long article on Fuji, mainly about the .099. There are references to a Silver Arrow 29 made between 52 and 55. That might be what yours is.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Reginald, that’s a really nice clean up job you did on the Fuji. Was the inside just as “rough” as the outside, or are the piston/cylinder fit ok? I had a nib older engine that wasn’t properly oiled and the piston/cylinder corroded together and was most difficult to separate.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:53 PM
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Reginald, that’s a really nice clean up job you did on the Fuji. Was the inside just as “rough” as the outside, or are the piston/cylinder fit ok? I had a nib older engine that wasn’t properly oiled and the piston/cylinder corroded together and was most difficult to separate.
John
The inside was perfect. I'm sure it is a good moderate runner. It is one of many for sale at the next Wavre model stuff sale meet. Had to blast the case with alu sand but you never do get that correct surface look. I should have bought a tumbler years ago.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:00 AM
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OS Wankel

Here some pics of the Wankel insides since I am in the process of rebuilding a few. Make sure you do have a new OS screw and nut set, since the hex screws are so tight you will damage the heads and even may need to hold the nuts with pliers. I have done Wankels many times before.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:04 AM
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OS Wankel

This is what the crankshaft looks like.
No piston rings of course, these are the "tips" that do seal the triangular piston,
each one pressed down by 2 springs.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 02:05 AM
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OS Wankel

Difference between the first (left) and latest OS Wankel housing and cooling ribs.
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