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May 06, 2011, 04:28 AM
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May 06, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Gluehand
Well, I've posted this before, but here is the spectacular 18 cc Lohmann bicycle motor...compression ignition..!
It runs on oil-mixed kerosene (no ether!).
Compression is adjustable from the handlebars.
Early 1950's.

That 18cc diesel moped is great. Now that did get me to thinking about if the big glow engines that are converted to diesel would actually run OK off of regular pump diesel fuel or not. Albeit with oil added of course. The larger engines have more size to them and engine displacement to generate heat better for combustion than the smaller engines have.
18cc is smaller than the typical 20cc or 1.20 engine or larger we have around.
I also wonder if they made the Lohmann engine any more robust than our glow engines too.

More info about it:
http://cyclemaster.wordpress.com/pag...nn-hilfsmotor/





May 06, 2011, 03:01 PM
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I have three real nice vintage glow engine coming in about 10 days, will post photos once they arrive.
A McCoy 35, a Merlin 24 and a Merco 35

Bill
May 06, 2011, 03:32 PM
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I have three real nice vintage glow engine coming in about 10 days, will post photos once they arrive.
A McCoy 35, a Merlin 24 and a Merco 35

Bill
Good for you, Bill. I look forward to seeing them.
May 06, 2011, 07:11 PM
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I got them for a great price from a great gentleman whom I have never met It's a wonderful world as this has happened to me more times than I can remember.
If your interested Whiz I can hook you up......he has a list and mostly smaller engines. Prices and condition listed as well, located in Quebec, Canada.

Bill
May 06, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by williame3590
I got them for a great price from a great gentleman whom I have never met It's a wonderful world as this has happened to me more times than I can remember.
If your interested Whiz I can hook you up......he has a list and mostly smaller engines. Prices and condition listed as well, located in Quebec, Canada.

Bill
Oh boy, am I ever interested.
May 06, 2011, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Twin-Stack
Almost by accident (it was intended as a budget priced engine) Duke Fox produced one of his best motors back in the early 1960's - the "Blue Ribbon" 35 X. This engine had dual needle roller bearings on the shaft and came, not in a box, but in a "bubble pack." Here is the rarely seen printed instructions which came on the back of the pack. BOB
I had to go look at my small collection of Fox Combat 36X engines. Early versions of the series.
Anyway I had converted one for RC purposes. One engine still has the open intake for use with a bladder or a pressure fuel tank. The other two have the special venturi intake restrictor inserts for slow combat competitions.











May 08, 2011, 12:03 AM
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Cunning ol' FOX


In post #689, I showed a scan of the cardboard backing on the bubble pack of a FOX 35X "Blue Ribbon". Below is a clearer scan of the actual FOX advert. taken from MAN April 1962, and alongside, the Engine Review that Peter Chinn did for MAN in July 1963 (only 15 months later). Notice anything different ? The original 35X as shown in the advert. had TWO needle roller bearings (Chinn's test engine has but one), and the first 35X you will notice, has no strengthening webs on the front housing, whereas Chinn's engine DOES have webs. Peter very coyly neglects to mention that there were TWO different 35X "Blue Ribbon Specials." BOB
May 08, 2011, 12:28 AM
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Perhaps not quite as beautiful looking as the OS Max III 29 & 35, the 5224 Series Enya 29 & 35 nonetheless, World Class engines. Note the BB version in the MRC advert has the very early (and short lived) "radiused" prop driver - later ones "stepped." BOB
May 09, 2011, 09:14 PM
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Super Tigre test courtesy of Model Airplane News / Glo Chief 19 C/L model

I should point out to budding collectors too - take particular note of the patina on the Glo Chief's needle valve, cylinder head etc. That's what the metal should look like after half a century's natural ageing. Beware of nice, shiny brass needle valves, or highly polished heads on an old engine - chances are the seller has "cleaned" them up with steel wool, the residue of which can ruin an engine's internals. BOB
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May 10, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Do you have a Ross, Danny? One of the guys in my club, way back when had a Ross 60 "Flat" twin. It was very cool looking but he never could make it run right. I didn't know much about it beyond the fact that he was very disappointed with it.
May 10, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Mr. Wiz,
Have some Ross engines in my collection, will post some pictures soon.

regards,
Danny
May 10, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Northfield ROSS .60 flat-twin


Ross engines made in USA
May 10, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Northfield ROSS Flat four


Ross flat four made in USA


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