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Post  Canso07 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:37 pm

Good evening,

I recently purchased two Space Bugs and noticed a difference in the two air inlet screens/nuts on the backplate. Are there two different styles? and can you tell the year it was built from the inlet screen style? I've seen pictures online with both styles.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:23 pm

The acorn intake screen was phased out sometime in '54, possibly '55. You can also look for case flange/or lack of, small diameter glow head and if case has a bushing.
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Post  getback on Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:37 am

Thanks to Mark .. Cox Space Bug question? Space_18
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Post  Canso07 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:40 am

Thanks guys for the great information. I love those pictures Mark that explain the details!
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Post  Mudhen on Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:11 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:The acorn intake screen was phased out sometime in '54, possibly '55. You can also look for case flange/or lack of, small diameter glow head and if case has a bushing.
If it has the acorn nut, (and it's original to the engine,) then it will have the Oilite bronze bushing.
It should also have a slight dome on the top of the piston.
If it's an original engine , it's a good find.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:41 pm

thanks sir! I forgot about the piston.
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Post  Canso07 on Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:21 pm

Yeah I would say it's all original as it has everything you guys mentioned plus the 302 (small thread) glowhead. It came complete with box. The box is a little beat up but can't win them all.

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Post  crankbndr on Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:04 pm

Nice engine and the box, sticker and paperwork too! Nice find. Thats one still missing from my collection.
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