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Old Aug 06, 2010, 03:00 PM
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Yep, ten pounds was a week's net wages for a good machinist then. Would you Buy It Now for $1200 ?
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Old Aug 06, 2010, 03:56 PM
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Trying to identify an old one


I acquired this engine from a friend ,told me it was before his time and he did not know any thing about it. If any of you guys recognize it please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Old Aug 06, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Looks like a Swiss Dyno except for the fuel tank and carb. Maybe the fuel tank and carb is from a later version of the Dyno that dates back to 1938? I am sure someone will have the answer. Jack.
Old Aug 06, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Ripmax.com have Irvine Mills 1.3 tank/venturi assy part no. X-IRVM13-1232
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Old Aug 06, 2010, 08:19 PM
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mystery engine


what ever it is ........it's

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Old Aug 07, 2010, 04:29 AM
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Hi


My contra piston worked well , I put three tanks thru it

Its just that when I run out to the handle and pull the release line for my
controline model , it doesnt move , not even 1 inch ,

I tried an 8x4 prop and a 9x5 prop and a 10x6 prop


Its quite a leisurely way of flying , I walk back in to the model adjust for a few more revs then walk out to the handle and the model doesnt move , then I walk back to the model and watch it for a couple of minutes I even moved it so it was facing down hill on smooth grass and it still didnt move
Old Aug 07, 2010, 10:05 AM
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I had a model like that once.

When it DID move, it would always curl into the lines and wind them round the prop.
Old Aug 08, 2010, 06:43 AM
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I had a model like that once.

When it DID move, it would always curl into the lines and wind them round the prop.
Ha! I'm glad it's not just me who had that situation. I had a little KK Chipmunk with a DC Merlin Diesel, which, before I got the hang of getting the motor running at full speed, quite often used to come drifting across into the lines.
Old Aug 08, 2010, 06:45 AM
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My contra piston worked well , I put three tanks thru it

Its just that when I run out to the handle and pull the release line for my
controline model , it doesnt move , not even 1 inch ,

I tried an 8x4 prop and a 9x5 prop and a 10x6 prop


Its quite a leisurely way of flying , I walk back in to the model adjust for a few more revs then walk out to the handle and the model doesnt move , then I walk back to the model and watch it for a couple of minutes I even moved it so it was facing down hill on smooth grass and it still didnt move
You need a mate to give it a good lob to give it half a chance maybe. Good that it's running at least, even if the power is a bit down.
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Its quite a leisurely way of flying , I walk back in to the model adjust for a few more revs then walk out to the handle and the model doesnt move , then I walk back to the model and watch it for a couple of minutes I even moved it so it was facing down hill on smooth grass and it still didnt move
Perhaps running the engine clockwise would help!!!
Old Aug 08, 2010, 08:28 AM
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Aaahhh the old pusher prop used as a tractor prop trick! ;-D
Old Aug 08, 2010, 09:42 AM
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I found this picture in a swedisch catalogue (left site). It looks a little bit like your engine. Ask "Gluehand" for help.

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Old Aug 08, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Hello,

This engine certainly looks like an early 2.5 cc "Västerås" diesel.

These engines started their life as a home-builders project around 1944.
The Swedish "Hobby Book" of 1944 published a build article on this engine - which was strongly inspired...well, I would say more than inspired...a copy really...of the Swiss Dyno diesel...
The building description said: "Make the tank by using the alu body of a bicycle tail reflector"...


Several engines were built by home-builders, however a series production also took place, by the H&B Johansson company, Västerås.
These "Johansson" engines were simply called the "Västerås-diesel", after the town...

Mr Johansson's next development step featured a more slimmed crankcase etc, and this "MkII" version was marketed under the name "Komet", an engine that soon became very popular.

I hope to be able to post the old building article as well, as a friend is scanning it for me now, so maybe soon...
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 07:13 PM
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trying to identifyan old one


Philipps Something not seen in the pictures, is an engraving (swden) it is a misspelling of Sweden i am guessing, the numbers 311 are on the bottom ,but you guys probably seen that.Thanks so much for your impute,it is narrowing the identity search.
Old Aug 08, 2010, 08:39 PM
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"Is there any interest in starting a new thread on all model diesel engines, past and present? "

What an inspiration that first post was, some 15 months and 73 pages ago !!!


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