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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Tim, here are some 50ish Diesels to check out per our conversation. Below is an excerpt from Feb of 09 Diesel Friends, I put another hour on the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 AM
    If you place them in the RCUniverse Market Place be sure to designate them as Diesels and they'll show up in search engines as such.
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    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    As Rocky would, "I don't know that question", I do know that the 33x33x33 formula has too much oil. Although that's what Dr. Diesel likes.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Sent PM. Thanks
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    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    G-man, I have the last Maloney head that Mr. Davis had. The 1.25 turns a 15x8 at 7,200 on gas just like Mr. Maloney claimed and turns a 15x8 three...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 AM
    I have two of the Fox .50 heads and one .46 head. One of the .50 heads has been drilled to accept 6x32 bolts. I wouldn't trust it with 4x40s
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    This is the Tork-it I use, I trust it, if you go to 4 inch pounds it concaves the washers. On Saito aluminum backplates I torque them to 6 and the...
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    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    KEN, that is one reason I used Corrosion X for a long time, Sheldon's in California sold it as an ARO but it's real purpose was to protect electronic...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    Ken, as I remember it, the long time recommendation has been to use a light machine oil, (whatever that is):o on bolts you about to torque.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 AM
    This seems to be a bearing discussion, turbo chargers have for years run on films of oil, they turn 90,000 to 150,000 plus rpm and run 100s of...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 06:01 PM
    When I bought my two previous .72s I immediately placed a metal 2.5mm washer under each back plate screw and torqued them to 3 inch pounds. They...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 12:16 PM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    When I say little pinch, the Fox .74 and the LA's, a .46 and a .65 will gently push the sleeve up out of the block but very little finger pressure...
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    08-19-2014, 09:06 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    I remember that Dar Zeelon had a fit when I told him that my Fox .74 ABC hd no pinch, he swore that it would never be any good. I think that pinch is...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 09:02 AM
    Not needed.
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    08-19-2014, 07:27 AM
    Question, would anyone know the approximate year of a silver boxed Saito .90 radial. Thanks
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    08-19-2014, 07:07 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Yes sir, you have to adopt the, (beauty is in the function) philosophy and at least part of the beauty is in their longevity. I probably spelled...
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    08-19-2014, 06:51 AM
    Hobbsy replied to a thread Club FOX! in Glow Engines
    Earl and 1Q, I did similar with this Fox .74 Diesel conversion. I loved the sound of this Bisson Sport muffler. My adapter is not as pretty as yours...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 06:11 AM
    Wow CL, I have some of those headers that I have ground away part of the mounting boss to move the bolts inward, Even they have not done that, as...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 07:52 PM
    Am, my favorite fuel for everything is WildCat. For break in I use the Premium Extra at what ever nitro % I have on hand. Saitos are not picky when...
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    08-17-2014, 08:04 PM
    I outlasted that guy. If you gents think there are animated discussions here about oil, this is mild. I am a member over at HDF an IB sister site....
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    08-17-2014, 11:44 AM
    Aggie, I run the engine at a rich setting for: 10 minutes at 4,000 rpm with the throttle 1/4 to 1/3rd open, not wide open and richened down to 4,000...
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    08-17-2014, 04:57 AM
    Last season I used 4 gallons of the WildCat 15% 2/4 fuel with 18% full synthetic. I saw no advantage to using it and certainly no problem using it. I...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 02:38 PM
    Not true, I read the entire Fuel Paragraph from the 2009 version which Horizon says is the latest version. All but a very few on here have used...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 11:44 AM
    The directions actually say, the use of all castor lube is not recommended and then qualifies that by saying a syn/castor blend as found in many...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 06:12 AM
    FNQ, I seriously doubt that the Saitos design has change, the part numbers are still the same. It's just that someones idea of a better lube has been...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-15-2014, 06:07 PM
    It is indeed a good fuel, I tried 4 gallons of it last year. It does not leave an engine dry inside like some other full synthetics.
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-15-2014, 03:40 PM
    Nothing wrong with the RedMax, just about an ideal mix. 4,000 rpm at 1/4 to 1/3 throttle for the first 10 minutes is the most important part of the...
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  • Hobbsy's Avatar
    08-15-2014, 11:19 AM
    The .65 like the 50/56 was a real sweetheart of an engine. The .62 is likewise as is the FA .40a.
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    08-15-2014, 10:30 AM
    My brother was a 42 year alcoholic, started in his 20's, normally he was 5' 9" and about 175, he died at 96 lbs. Coors is not very nourishing. Here...
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    08-15-2014, 06:36 AM
    When do we start, I've been gone for a week or so to bury my 66 year old younger brother, He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Caterpiller. I am a...
    27315 replies | 1652985 view(s)
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