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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm

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Post  fredvon4 on Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:01 pm

I have very few as sold Cox engines.... most are franken and all run the way I want
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Post  Jason_WI on Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:33 pm

I have purchased ebay lots of just broken down Cox parts. Sort out the good parts from the junk and build away. I try to build engines that Cox would have sold but sometimes I have made customized engines.

I like the Cox car engines with the large splined shaft. The large spline fits the TD .09 drive plate perfectly. I turn down the OD of the drive plate to match the crankcase diameter and then add a drive washer between. These make good dieseled engines or Texaco style to swing large props.

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Re: Franken Coxes

Post  Mudhen on Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:48 pm





I do a similar thing as Jason. The red tank is from a QRC with a larger venture opening. I removed the intake screen and shaped it. Early crankcase, twin ported cylinder, and high comp head. I think it would've been a cool engine. The second is the engine and cradle from a Hornby Hoverer. I polished the mount and cleaned the engine. It makes an interesting display.
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Re: Franken Coxes

Post  crankbndr on Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:08 pm

I also like to tinker with parts, CI and EX used to sell colored tanked. Don't see em any more.
The blue tank Bee has a #1 thin wall cyl. and the other has a P-40 cyl.






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Re: Franken Coxes

Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:01 am






Here's one Kim put together:


and some of Leo's handy work:




Here's 2 of 4 made, Leo machined and i anodized, they're actual reedies:

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Re: Franken Coxes

Post  rsv1cox on Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:49 am

Ok, Enough!!!!!!

You guys are setting the bar mighty high for me to even compete much less duplicate.

Beautiful examples all. I will be happy to get a running engine or two. Smile

Stay tuned.

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