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Post  wha-tah-hey on Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:56 pm

By a landslide vote of 1 to 0 I was voted "Most Deserving of a New Something" at my house so I found an eBay deal on a cruddy Fox .35/Cox .049 package, both missing parts.
The Fox turned out to be the '53 version with Ranger head and O&R prop driver which cleaned up nicely and, after installing an NVA, started easily and ran very well on the bench.
Need to get a backplate, screws and glowhead for the Cox but I'm confident it'll run as it should when complete.





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Post  roddie on Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:44 pm

Thumbs Up  Congratulations on treating yourself to a couple of engines! We are never EVER too old to buy ourselves a new toy.. Smile
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:20 pm

Nice score there. I really like the look of the Fox.
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Post  wha-tah-hey on Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:49 pm

Thanks for the supportive comments, fellows.
The Fox .35 was the Holy Grail of engines for me in the '50s but, at $9 or so (I couldn't afford even a $6 McCoy!), only an unobtainable dream.
I've made up for that now. Very Happy
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:27 pm

Nice Fox, I have a couple 53's and a couple 54's. My favorite is the 53' mounted on my Ringmaster. It's had hundreds of flights on it and runs as good as ever. I use a modern Fox needle for dead reliable runs.
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:25 am

Super clean-up on that Fox Terry. Pot boil or just old fashioned tooth brush scrub?

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Post  wha-tah-hey on Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:13 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Nice Fox, I have a couple 53's and a couple 54's. My favorite is the 53' mounted on my Ringmaster. It's had hundreds of flights on it and runs as good as ever. I use a modern Fox needle for dead reliable runs.
This one is a 1 or 2 flip starter after light prime, Ron. I think it's close to being broken in.  lol!
I installed the classic Fox "single flat" needle - a bit of trouble to dial in sometimes but holds setting well and I seldom need to fiddle with it afterwards.

rsv1cox wrote: Super clean-up on that Fox Terry. Pot boil or just old fashioned tooth brush scrub?

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3ish hour pot/anti-freeze, Bob, followed by brushes. Not pristine looking but I think quite presentable for a 64 yr-old. Very Happy
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Post  getback on Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Looking good Terry !! like the Fox seems there either broken in good or not at all with used engines ,you were lucky to get one that is already and 1-2 flip start is good stuff !! Enjoy the new additions Babe Bee .049
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Post  wha-tah-hey on Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:41 pm

Yes, Eric, I've bought 5 used Fox .35s on eBay over time - one with totally rusted/ruined P&L I had to replace and the other 4 just needed cleaning up, a new NVA and maybe a gasket or new screws.
Unless you buy from a vendor you know and trust, used engines on eBay are always a "pig in a poke" purchase but mine all run great now.
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