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Old 10-28-2019, 11:58 PM
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I hope that carb worked for you! I think with enough cleaning and maybe some replacement parts (if needed) you could get it working.

The engine is looking good too
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I hope that carb worked for you! I think with enough cleaning and maybe some replacement parts (if needed) you could get it working.

The engine is looking good too
I can usually get most carbonators back to carbonating...even those what come on those 2 smoke engines...this one was actually a gem in the rough! Nothing a few brushes and some Windex didn't take care of. I was worried solvent would be too harsh on it in the state it was in.

I want to video that ugly engine running for this thread...dang that thing runs strong...the compression seems a tad higher than stock as well. Must be that thin head gasket... wouldn't have thought that would've made such a big deal.

I didn't video it last night because I didn't have the valves dialed in and I was doing a redneck adjustment on the fly while it was running at the time cause I was being impatient...but I decided to let it cool overnight and to do it right.

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Don't leave us antici-

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pating! Next time!
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:07 AM
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pating! Next time!
Lol

That's the point!

Suspense is awesome ain't it!
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It's got a Rotaderp blower cover! That's sacril--

Wait, I can't see or read the name on the decal. Did you blot it out?
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It's got a Rotaderp blower cover! That's sacril--

Wait, I can't see or read the name on the decal. Did you blot it out?
Lol

When I got that piece of junk it was missing parts...

Not only would it not run right it was missing the air filter box and air filter, the recoil assy, and most of the onboard throttle linkage.

The carburetor was full of water and mud, and the oil was just as bad. But I managed to get it to fire and run momentarily by closing the choke and spinning it up with a drill but it would never idle even.

I wanted to make a video of it running after I got home from work today but it's been raining all day. Last time I ran something in the garage it set the fire alarm in the house off. I think it has a CO detector in it, anyway, the wife and the puppies were not happy with me after that!

But I'll get it up I promise!

This thing runs so sweet! I'm glad I decided to put the time into taking it apart and cleaning it up.

I thought about putting it on the chopper frame. I don't know yet. I need to come up with something to use it on.

Until the next post!

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Old 10-29-2019, 10:24 PM
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It needs more spiffing up. Paint the tank and for some real spice, I'd like to see you paint the block but not necessarily the cooling fins.

How about white or copper or some jewel tone?
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:12 AM
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It needs more spiffing up. Paint the tank and for some real spice, I'd like to see you paint the block but not necessarily the cooling fins.

How about white or copper or some jewel tone?
Lol!!!

Are you serious dude???

I'm a mechanic!!! I'm not some sideshow tv wannabe!!! I just want the **** thing to turn dead dinosaurs into noise power and pollution!!!

I'll leave the artwork for the rest of y'all!!!

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Hahaha, you’re so predictably ornery. Heheheh

It definitely needs to be painted a nice pastel baby blue to calm you down. You’re triggered!
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Hahaha, you’re so predictably ornery. Heheheh

It definitely needs to be painted a nice pastel baby blue to calm you down. You’re triggered!
No I ain't! But I am at work right now and I'd rather not. Some days I feel it's like a broken record going over and over again and I'm stuck in some dreary depressing sh!thole... anyway...

Glad you are having fun!

Maybe I can tinker with it when I get home...I have a weed eater and a generator to work on as well...
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You’re surfing DIYGK while at work? Wait til word of this gets out!

Hope you’re using your ‘sail foam’ and not a company computer.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:40 AM
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Hope you’re using your ‘sail foam’ and not a company computer.

Only during my lunch and break times...

And I don't use those DoD computers for anything unless I absolutely have to, and that includes work related stuff! I'd rather dig through paper manuals when possible!
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What kind of aircraft mechanic are you?
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Currently I work on UH-60 Blackhawks.

In the past I have worked on various fixed wing military and civilian fixed wing aircraft.

Unfortunately the things that are easier and more fun to work on don't necessarily equate to doing better at paying the bills.

Here I am finishing up installing a hydraulic pump. If you aren't familiar with the UH-60 it's a fairly good size helicopter.

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As promised...

This is only the second run on this thing. First run after the cold valve adjustment. The carb still needs adjusted and I may need another thousandths added to the intake valve still...

Either that or I was floating the valves already...I didn't have a tach and my hearing sucks from years of being around jet engines...I should have idled it down some but I wanted to get it on video before it started storming again...

Anyway...after the crap I scraped out of that carbonator even I was surprised the dang thing worked as well as it did!

Look at the pics of it above if you haven't already!!!

And here is the video already...

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Old 11-01-2019, 12:27 AM
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Nice going!
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Nice going!
Thank you sir,

Some final adjustment is still in order, but bringing an engine back from the grave on the cheap is enjoyable to me especially if it runs out as well as this one did. I didn't even have to put new rings in it or any of that. It's not blowing oil either. And I believe it to be perfectly fine to run on a kart or bike or whatever.

I'm sure the bowl on that carb will forever more have rust issues so I may powder coat it next time I have my stuff out and see how that goes.

I'm not sure if powder coat will hold up but I know the original plating is now gone...it is what it is. But the powder coating is tough stuff so who knows!
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It sounds pretty good. I love the sound of these things in the upper 4k, they almost sound like a dirt bike. And I think it was floating the valves. And I'd run that thing till it dies for good, then see if it could be saved, again.
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So... y'all think it'll fit?

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I love how the pull cord falls out when revving lol
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