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Post  watertrucker on Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:47 pm

Tried to fire up the Red Dune Buggy I got on eBay a couple weeks back. Hit a couple snags but that makes it fun. Glow plug was no good so I replaced that. Apparently the former owner left it sit for a long time with fuel in it. Tank was completely plugged up. Took it all apart and cleaned everything. Put it back together and it started but wouldn't keep running. Was spitting out fuel from the air intake. Ordered a tank rebuild kit so I can replace the reed and pick up tube and gaskets. Can't wait to get it running.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:43 pm

watertrucker wrote:Tried to fire up the Red Dune Buggy I got on eBay a couple weeks back. Hit a couple snags but that makes it fun. Glow plug was no good so I replaced that. Apparently the former owner left it sit for a long time with fuel in it. Tank was completely plugged up. Took it all apart and cleaned everything. Put it back together and it started but wouldn't keep running. Was spitting out fuel from the air intake. Ordered a tank rebuild kit so I can replace the reed and pick up tube and gaskets. Can't wait to get it running.

Yeah, just clean the crap out of it. Install some new parts if needed. I got lucky as all I did to mine was clean it. The engine is still sporting all the original parts.

My 10yr old son thought it was cool.
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Post  watertrucker on Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:29 pm

I want to keep it as original as I can. Reed looked pretty nasty so I wasn't too surprised that it didn't seal. Parts are on the way already so hopefully it'll be running pretty quick. Has good compression.
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Post  getback on Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:06 am

Sounds Cool , you going to run it ? if you can give us a pic or two This Site Rocks!
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Post  watertrucker on Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:10 pm

Will do. Thnx.
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Post  watertrucker on Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:26 am

Got the old Dune Buggy fired up! I ended up replacing the fuel tank and back plate. I think I'll order a piston and cylinder for it. When it warmed up the compression dropped quite a bit. Couldn't be happier though!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:58 am

watertrucker wrote:Got the old Dune Buggy fired up! I ended up replacing the fuel tank and back plate. I think I'll order a piston and cylinder for it. When it warmed up the compression dropped quite a bit. Couldn't be happier though!

That's not unusual, usually it will come back when it cools down. OTOH, it could be worn as the buggy engines get really hot and I wouldn't be surprised if they have a short life.

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Post  watertrucker on Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:04 pm

Thanks Ron! When it cooled down compression felt good. Ran a couple more tanks through it, ran pretty good.
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Post  Bill steklenski on Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:14 pm

The Traditional Cox Dune Buggies were a little tempermental depending on how hot the fuel tank got. I have a Dune Blaster that I run with a remote fuel tank and it goes for a much longer time. Ken Cook has the best fuel tank sealing tips.
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Post  watertrucker on Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:50 pm

Thanks Bill!
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Post  Bill steklenski on Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:03 pm

I just spoke to Ken Cook again last night, We are both down here in Pennsylvania, He is a wizard with the Cox and other small engines! Actually, as a experiment I installed a horseshoe backplate carb in a Baja bug and deleted the metal fuel tank and used a remote perfect tank. That Car ran Quite well.
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