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Post  AMCGUY on Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:13 pm

I recently picked up an old speed boat model.  It has a Cox 049 in it....mounted pretty crudely.  I don't know that much about older engines, but what is the glow head?  Is it a Cox head or aftermarket?

Thanks for the help.
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Re: .049 Glow Head Question

Post  AMCGUY on Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:46 pm

Searched the site and found an old thread....maybe a Testors head.
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Re: .049 Glow Head Question

Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:35 pm

AMCGUY wrote:Searched the site and found an old thread....maybe a Testors head.

Pretty sure I have one of those and it was indeed made by Testors to suit a Cox engine.
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RE: .049 Glow Head question

Post  66 Malibu on Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:58 am

That appears to be a Testors #4 that was normally anodized  gold and marketed as "The Golden Glo Plug ".
Can't tell if it once had the gold finish but it is definitely a Testors item.
For the record, they marketed glow plugs for most / all brands of glow engines back in the day ( Late 50's / Early 60's).
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Re: .049 Glow Head Question

Post  Ken Cook on Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm

There was also a manufacturer called Charlie's, or Charlie's Goods. They made conventional glow plug adapters and plugs. The flats on the side of the plug resembles their glo plug conversion head.
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Re: .049 Glow Head Question

Post  balogh on Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:10 pm

My heart aches to see the poor engine in such a condition..any chance that you will be able to refurbish it?
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RE: .049 Glow Head question

Post  66 Malibu on Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:49 pm

Charlie's RC did make glow plug adapter heads to use the standard long glow plugs on the market.
I have them NIP and loose for all three sizes offered ( Cox .049, .09, and .15).
They have a flat top and the machined and threaded hole for the common every day glow plug.
What we see here is the Testors #4 which looks exactly like the NIP one I'm holding in my hand.
I believe Martin H. still has the Charlie's RC parts pictured in the Third Party section of his website ( at least the last time I looked ).
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Re: .049 Glow Head Question

Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:02 pm

The babe bee engine looks salvagable, but what about the boat?
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