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Sep 16, 2010, 05:11 AM
Originally Posted by Glue Gun
Leadchucker, the title says 70 wt oil. Where do you get 70 wt oil and what brand is it? I thought the highest wt was 50.
Manual gearbox oil can be found in 70 up to 90 weight, check your local shop.
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Sep 16, 2010, 09:15 AM
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I see gear oil at Wal-Mart still with 70 or 80 weight or more sometimes. I haven't really looked recently though. Harley Davidson Transmission or gear oil works well too as it is 70 or 80 weight as well. Sometimes you look for the oil they use in the rear differential drive for a automobile or truck.
Sep 20, 2010, 09:28 PM
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The last time I bought 70wt I bought some mail-order from Custom Chrome. 60 wt is usually available from Harley shops. I think the old Knuckleheads used 70 wt.

Sep 20, 2010, 09:55 PM
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Please be aware that 70wt gear oil does not have the same viscosity as 70wt crankcase oil. Check your local airport for SAE60 or 70 non-detergent crankcase oils.

Oct 06, 2012, 10:50 AM
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Hi Fellow addicts.

A video of one of my ED Racer 2.46 Diesels

ED Racer Model Diesel Engine.wmv (1 min 23 sec)
Oct 06, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Here's my Cox RR1, circa 1957.
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RR1 maiden on the Lil Satan.wmv (3 min 44 sec)
Apr 01, 2013, 02:31 PM
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Hi Gents.

Video of some of my other motors running.
Only the rotary will qualify as vintage I guess.

Saito 325R5 and 200ti, OS Pegasus 240,and Wankel running (1 min 2 sec)
Apr 01, 2013, 03:48 PM
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Nice engines. Dang, that must've been some heavy junk on that table, I was waiting for it to blow into your neighbor's yard. Makes my RR1 look like a tiny toy.
May 02, 2017, 03:04 PM
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Hey RknRusty, sorry about the very late reply.
Thanks for the compliment, it's bolted to the wall!
I see from your avatar that we're both Douglas Adams nuts too!
May 02, 2017, 03:33 PM
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Wow, Hi, Panther. I just can't pass an engine without stopping to look. You caught me again on the same hook, Lol. Still a good video of some really nice machines.

And yes, I love Douglas Adams. You can't write Sci Fi that's that off the wall and funny without really understanding science. I was very sad to hear of his early demise.
Take care,
May 02, 2017, 09:25 PM
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Many years ago Douglas Adams came out here for a book signing. I was lucky enough to get my books signed by him at the time.

Anyway, here are some model diesel engine videos from some of my engines.

Drone .29 Diesel
Drone .29 Model Diesel RC engine 01.MOV (1 min 43 sec)

another Drone .29 diesel run
Test running a Drone .29 cu. in. model diesel engine orginally made in 1947 (1 min 42 sec)

Of course a classic with the Mills .075cc diesel engine run (PLine replica)
Mills 0.75CC Model Diesel Engine PLine replica (0 min 50 sec)

Mp-Jet Letmo 2.5cc engine run
MPJet Letmo 2.5cc model diesel replica engine (2 min 8 sec)

WOHM 10cc radial diesel:
WOHM Radial 10cc model diesel engine test run (1 min 38 sec)

Para 2.5cc diesel
Parra 2.5cc RC model diesel engine test run (3 min 0 sec)

MP-jet .040 PB
MP-Jet .040PB model diesel engine test run (2 min 1 sec)

A old Fox .45 Diesel conversion
Fox 45 diesel conversion test bench run (4 min 2 sec)
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May 02, 2017, 09:33 PM
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That muffler on the Parra looks pretty cool . The radial aint bad either. Cheers
May 02, 2017, 09:43 PM
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Vintage Engines Running

I have posted dozens of these video's on YouTube, including some very old and rare diesels.

Here is something a little unusual that I like.

WALMO 1.2 c.c flat twin "boxer" diesel (2) (1 min 11 sec)
May 02, 2017, 09:51 PM
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Nice collection, Earl.
Those diesels have a really sweet sound. I especially like the Parra too.

How's the bottom end of that Fox hold up to the punishment of diesel combustion, did you swap in a hardened crank and con-rod?

No compression adjustment on the Drone?

May 02, 2017, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by fiery
I have posted dozens of these video's on YouTube, including some very old and rare diesels.

Here is something a little unusual that I like.
Fiery, I like that type of radial backplate. I use those on some Tee Dees, it makes a nice adapter for my Li'l Satan's TD .049.

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