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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:44 am

To my relief, and probably everyone elses I have come to the last Cox engine in need of parts/cleaning/repair/attention.

Were I to count, I would think 50+ have passed through my shaky hands in the last month. Thanks to MECOA, Bernie, Matt, and others I was able to make complete about 20, and make up from parts about 10 others. The rest got the A/F Simple Green treatment.

Thankfully, I have no more foundations to build on, cases and crankshafts are kaput. I do have a couple of external ground cylinders, and aftermarket back plates/fuel tanks, and some glow heads but to make them complete is cost prohibitive.

This was the problem child. Cast case built with parts.

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I figured out a way to display it using the mineral mounts.

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Now what to do.......Ya can't eat 'em but you can run them. I'm going to inventory and sort by cylinder and run the unconventional's. Ought to be fun.

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Got some more in the display case and several mounted on airplanes. Not going there. It's MG time.

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Post  Tee Bee on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:52 am

Nice work, sir!
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Post  Marleysky on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:49 am

Bob, You have ocomplished a mission I would have considered impossible!  My hat is off to you sir!  Wow, listen to yourself, “ it’s MG time”  not Miller Time? Nope, off to resurrect a sports car from a pile of rusty parts and panels.  Go Bob Go, like the energizer bunny!
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Post  roddie on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 am

Nice work Bob! I wish I had your determination and focus. Since I quit the cigarettes last December, I've been "all over the road".. like a poster-child for anxiety.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:01 am

Smile..............

I'm old, opinionated, crotchety, used-up, and singled minded.  

On these miserable, cold, windy, West Virginia days I have had nothing else to do if you don't count building a cement block retaining wall, hauling fill dirt, cutting up beetle damaged pine trees, and burning them on a pile.   It's been a blessing.  

Two more down yesterday in 40/50 MPH winds.  Lost electricity, phone and internet too.  Phone service still out.  Gotta love rural WV and Stihl chainsaws. Smile

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Checked my old Florida residence yesterday.  82 degrees, sunny with a 20% chance of rain.   Cold, flurries, here today with snow predicted for this weekend. Sad
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Post  Tee Bee on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:20 am

Wow, the winter grip that won't let up! My wife and I are fortunate and have been invited to stay with some friends for a week in Key West. The weather has been somewhat different than the Northeast, though very similar to our south Texas climate. I've been enjoying some time away from the model airplane shenanigans and long work hours. This paradise thing will end in a few days and I'll then resume normal life. Xplaneguy(Tony) actually met up with us for lunch in Key West a couple of days ago as he and his daughter were also spending some vacation time there.

With all of the enjoyment of "getting away from it all", I still find myself checking here once in a while. I Love This Forum!
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:23 pm

Hi TB - Trade ya places. Smile

Wonderful sunset pictures. Reminded me of these I took off Clearwater Beach just South of St. Petersburg. Each evening they would take you out for a sunset cruise.

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Post  balogh on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:23 pm

Myself in the same location 2.5 years ago...Key West is really a paradise...Cox - The last of the last 20150810

In the lush Key West gardens of good ole Hemingway with my good old lady...
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The light tower...we CEF are a small international community but the world is not big enough so we often cross each others' paths
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:08 pm

I tell you Andras, Key West is nice but it has nothing on Budapest.  

Yesterday I watched Rick Steves Budapest travel video on PBS.  What a beautiful city with magnificent mineral baths and old world architecture rebuilt after the devastation of WW2.  The food, the culture, the people.  Wonderful.

Chain bridge over the Danube.

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Post  balogh on Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:55 pm

Thanks Bob our capital is really a nice place...but I am longing for the tropical hot weather and lush vegetation of the Caribbean.
If there is reincarnation I would like to be either one of the 3 things below:

1. The muscular tall brown young boy with mediterranean looks who is renting Hobicats to wealthy ladies on the beach, then takes the ladies out dancing in the evening, but usually is just lying on white powdery sand under the sun...(not yet there but this was shot prior to my reincarnation)
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2. Or the Hobicat itself that is usually just lying on white powdery sand under the sun

3. Or at least the white powdery sand under the sun.. Hot
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:37 am

Smile Smile

Nothing wrong with beaches Andras, 20 years in the Navy I was always near the ocean and some of the nicest beaches anywhere.

Santa Rosa island just off Pensacola was a favorite. Pure white sugary sand beaches to die for. Jacksonville Beach, Clearwater/St Petersburg Beaches, Virginia Beach, and Salisbury and Hampton Beaches in New Hampshire. Long Beach in California wasn't so nice.

But the worst sunburn I ever got was in the middle of the country in Norman Oklahoma near Oklahoma city.

Suffered for days. Smile

I never did get down to the Key's.

I could use a little Beach right now, temperature in the 20's F and snow predicted. Sad
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Post  balogh on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:26 am

Yes St. Pete and Tampa/Clearwater - where our company BTW has an office that I sometimes visit - are also awesome....too bad these are too far from me
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