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Post  ian1954 Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:21 pm

I recently saw a box of bits on Fleabay and in it were some silencers that I needed - wanted - suddenly couldn't live without! I also saw a couple of grotty engines (not that I haven't enough yet!) and a DC crankcase that I have been looking for to replace a broken one.

I have a few engines in dire need of silencers and so £20 seemed a reasonable bid. I won the auction and, as usual with me, couldn't be arsed opening the box until this evening.

In it - a mighty fine collection of silencers in dire need of a good clean up but mostly intact.

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I found the DC crankcase - in good condition and then pulled out the motors.

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All seized - a Merco 35 with a busted crankcase, an Irvine with the needle missing, an LA 46 with a busted NVA and no needle and what could be a Fox 40 with missing cylinder head, loose backplate (no screws) and no venturi or NVA.

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The package came in two boxes and the second box contained engine mounts, fuel tubing still in packets, unused wheels and propellers and there was a box with a complete and unrun OS FP 15 r/c but ...................  inside the box was this .............

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A KK Cobra - a very rare little beast. Only missing the backplate screws (8 BA) and the reed (cox equiv). I have been trying to get hold of one of these for years. It will get bumped up my restoration list!

http://adriansmodelaeroengines.com/catalog/product.php?cat_id=33&pid=71
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Post  Oldenginerod Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:19 am

Well done on the Cobra Ian. A very desirable collector's piece. Quite a good haul. Nice looking Irvine too.
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Post  rsv1cox Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:40 am

Receiving a package like that would thrill me. The KK Cobra is the KKiller.

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Post  Mark Boesen Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:55 am

Very cool! lol, something like that would start a whole new collection for me, foreign 1/2A engines!

Not sure how to post the file, but here's a link to file: Keilkraft Cobra 049 (Adrian Duncan review).mht

https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/049Collectors/files


lol, i see you already posted the Adrian Duncan artical.


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Post  fit90 Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:09 am

Very sweet Ian,

When I first saw DC crank case I thought of a die cast Cox crank case. The Davies Charlton crank case is a great find. Which engine is it to? And, is it a DC or Allbon crank case? Great haul!
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:18 am

Good haul Ian, that Fox .40 is not the good one so I wouldn't spend a lot of time on it. I have an Irvine .46 identical to the one in the picture, new and un-run. Have no idea if it's worth anything.

Please shoot us a pic of the Cobra after cleanup.

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Post  batjac Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:19 pm

@ian1954 wrote:I recently saw a box of bits on Fleabay and in it were some silencers that I needed - wanted - suddenly couldn't live without! I also saw a couple of grotty engines (not that I haven't enough yet!) and a DC crankcase that I have been looking for to replace a broken one.

I have a few engines in dire need of silencers and so £20 seemed a reasonable bid. I won the auction and, as usual with me, couldn't be arsed opening the box until this evening.

£20?      £20?!?     £20!!!      Damn!
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Post  getback Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:41 pm

Very Nice , the Cobra has a lot of history . Glad you got something that you really wanted at a GOOD price ! Money Toss Hats Off
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