Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register! Guests are limited to posting in the "General Questions (Guest Posting Allowed)" section only. Becoming a member is fast, easy and FREE!


Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1970 Honda US90
by getback Today at 9:40 am

» my other hobby
by Surfer_kris Today at 9:15 am

» BW piston/cylinder ?
by oldguy Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» Need help troubleshooting a Cox .049 engine
by Mudhen Yesterday at 10:00 pm

» Diesel heads! turn the lathe!
by Cox International Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» 1968 Cox Hobbies Catalog
by GallopingGhostler Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Wanted - Muffler for .049
by GallopingGhostler Yesterday at 4:12 pm

» Follow The World's Smallest Traveling Engine!
by Kim Yesterday at 2:09 pm

» Reputation point changes!!!!!
by coxaddict Wed May 23, 2018 7:07 pm

» Accelerator accessory for .09
by GallopingGhostler Wed May 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
May-2018
Kim's

"War Dog hauls the 2M B.O.T. out of Uncle Wayne's backyard"



PAST WINNERS
Speed Contest 2018
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
The Traveling Prop
Gallery


World of Aviation

Way off topic...

Go down

Way off topic...

Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Not sure if I mentioned it or not, but threw a rod on my VW a few weeks back, on my way to fly CL of course!. I had a spare engine that was supposedly rebuilt, well it was but very poorly and there was all kinds of metal in the case when I broke it down. So $600 in parts later I am doing a complete rebuild, this isn't all bad as it allowed me to do some performance upgrades.

That's what I have been up to lately, just got back from Long Island, but wasn't able to meet up with Bob. Off to RI next week, hopefully Roddie has something for us to fly!


Ron


avatar
Cribbs74
Moderator

Trusted Seller
Posts : 9725
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 44
Location : Tuttle, OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  RknRusty on Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:28 pm

Ooooh, pretty parts, all shiny.

_________________
Don't Panic!
...and never Ever think about how good you are at something...
while you're doing it!


My Hot Rock & Blues Playlist
avatar
RknRusty
Moderator

Posts : 10533
Join date : 2011-08-10
Age : 62
Location : South Carolina, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  batjac on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:27 am

Cool! What homebuilt airplane are you going to put it into?

The Experimenter Mark
avatar
batjac
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1545
Join date : 2013-05-22
Age : 55
Location : Portland, OR, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  fit90 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:51 am

Ditto what Mark said.
avatar
fit90
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 1199
Join date : 2011-08-11
Location : Naples, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  getback on Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:51 am

The good ole days of VW sheet metal, and that is shiny too !! Nice you had one to repair Babe Bee .049
avatar
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 4762
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 60
Location : julian

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  pkrankow on Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:44 am

Looks oddly familiar. What year are we working on?

I helped my Dad rebuild a couple old air cooled VW engines way back when before I could drive. This was before classic VW was MONEY. A cousin had a VW boneyard and we built several "beaters" out if it until he sold it out when the price of classic VW parts and bodies started to skyrocket in the early 90's.

Phil
avatar
pkrankow
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2012-10-02
Location : Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  rsv1cox on Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:32 am

Is this out of the 1966 Beatle (Beatlemania) you posted about a while back?

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  KariFS on Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:01 am

Is it one of those forged hi-performance stroker crankshafts?
avatar
KariFS
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1257
Join date : 2014-10-10
Age : 46
Location : Finland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:18 am

No, not for an airplane... for my bug.

Stock 66' was a 1300cc single port. This is a 1600 (1585cc) dual port, now it's going to be a 1679cc.

The crank and rods are chromoly and the crank is counterweighted. This will be bolted to a lightened flywheel.

I have a mild performance cam and ported heads to go with it and will retain the dual carb setup. If I can get 75-80hp out if it I'll be happy. Doesn't sound like much, but believe me a 25-30hp jump in a really light car makes a big difference.

Ron
avatar
Cribbs74
Moderator

Trusted Seller
Posts : 9725
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 44
Location : Tuttle, OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

25-30 HP boost

Post  VUgearhead on Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:47 am

It's called thrust-to-weight. A concept we should all be familiar with.

Flying
avatar
VUgearhead
Gold Member
Gold Member

Posts : 155
Join date : 2013-07-02
Age : 50
Location : Boynton Beach, FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  JPvelo on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:21 pm

When I was in high school I had a beater bug with a 1679 and a Webber two barrel carb. My favorite thing to do was pull up next to a Pontiac Fiero at the light and leave them in the dust when it turned green.
Jim
avatar
JPvelo
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1946
Join date : 2011-12-02
Age : 50
Location : Phoenix

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:42 pm

last month i helped jr. hall a '74 about 50 miles, it had been parked for a couple years, he got it running, starter, battery, plugs and points...



avatar
Mark Boesen
Top Poster
Top Poster

Posts : 3560
Join date : 2011-09-01
Age : 59
Location : Rockford, Il

View user profile http://groups.yahoo.com/group/049Collectors/

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  NEW222 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:43 pm

Sorry to hear about that Ron. Glad you're getting it fixed up to your liking.

Mark, great looking car jr. Has there.
avatar
NEW222
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1405
Join date : 2011-08-13
Age : 39
Location : oakbank, mb

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  rsv1cox on Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:57 pm

NEW222 wrote:Sorry to hear about that Ron. Glad you're getting it fixed up to your liking.

Mark, great looking car jr. Has there.

Yes, that looks like a well sorted very original bug. Love it.

Bob
avatar
rsv1cox
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  RknRusty on Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:49 pm

Mark, your boy is really growing up isn't he.

My first time at the drag strip I was racing my '67 Camaro. I had bolted it together in my back yard after assembling the engine in my bedroom... still living at home with my Mom and Sis. I'd run a couple of passes and was ready to race somebody, and a bug pulled up next to me in the staging area. Looked like a '63 VW someone had used for a fishing car. I'm sitting there with a snorkle on the hood, slicks smoking and ready to hook up, 4-bolt 350 rumbling, and I looked over at the goofy bug and laughed. When the Tree lit, that ugly sumbitch was at the other end of the track before I hit 3rd gear.

_________________
Don't Panic!
...and never Ever think about how good you are at something...
while you're doing it!


My Hot Rock & Blues Playlist
avatar
RknRusty
Moderator

Posts : 10533
Join date : 2011-08-10
Age : 62
Location : South Carolina, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:51 pm

Yeah Mark, pretty good shape for being up in the salt belt. Someone took care of it for sure. 1966 and earlier are the bugs I like the best, but the later models had some nice nice upgrades.
avatar
Cribbs74
Moderator

Trusted Seller
Posts : 9725
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 44
Location : Tuttle, OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Way off topic...

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum