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Post  jbanes1961 Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 am

I'm new here, hi all
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Post  Oldenginerod Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:00 am

@jbanes1961 wrote:I'm new here, hi all

Happy for you to join us.  How about you give us a little hint of where your main interest lies.  We're a curious bunch.
Your Topic is Cox starting kit. What's that about? Do you want one, do you have one, can we offer some advice???
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Post  jbanes1961 Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:44 am

Thanks for the welcome. Had a cox dragster back in late 60's..and loved it. Was browsing ebay, happened to see some vintage cox cars and planes for sale. Thought I might get back into it a little. Yes, need a kit, when I say starter kit, I mean kit to start engine. Battery, glow plug clip, primer bulb, maybe some fuel line, and fuel..can u give me a part number or website where I can find these things that will work with an 049 engine? And maybe somewhere i can get some quality fuel? Again thank you
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Post  jbanes1961 Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:49 am

Haven't bought an engine or anything to put it in yet. Thought I'd start with the basics. Can u recommend a good all purpose engine? I have a limited budget, dont want to spend a fortune. Do I need different engine if it goes in a plane, or do they work for both car and plane, obviously I'd need a propeller if it goes in a plane, just not sure if prop can adapt to any engine.
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Post  MauricioB Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:51 am

Greetings !! ... welcome to the forum, you will surely have a great time !! Thumbs Up
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Post  jbanes1961 Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:01 am

Thanks for the welcome Mauricio
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Post  Oldenginerod Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:08 am

@jbanes1961 wrote:Haven't bought an engine or anything to put it in yet. Thought I'd start with the basics. Can u recommend a good all purpose engine? I have a limited budget, dont want to spend a fortune. Do I need different engine if it goes in a plane, or do they work for both car and plane,  obviously I'd need a propeller if it goes in a plane, just not sure if prop can adapt to any engine.
I can't help you with fuel unless you're in Australia Very Happy As long as it has 15% or more nitro and a high percentage of oil. (20% or more). Some castor oil content is always good for Cox engines.

Car and plane Cox engines are different to some extent, but can me made to work. (A car engine can be modified for a plane but a plane engine would be more difficult to adapt to an original Cox car.)

To get the feel for running engines, it's probably best just to go for an .049 Babe Bee.  It has the fuel tank built in so you basically just mount it, fuel it, start 'er up and go.  Of course, if you're willing to mess around with fuel tanks, a Cox Surestart will be easy & cheap to pick up off ebay.

For parts and accessories, try Cox International or Ex Model Engines.
(Click on their name).

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Post  Oldenginerod Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:29 am

Maybe this is what you need??  https://coxengines.ca/cox-c-l-kit-accessory-package-standard.html
Depends a little on your budget.
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Post  getback Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:09 am

Welcome to the Forum here is where you can get some fuel stay in the 25% nito range Pt, or qt. from drop down https://sigmfg.com/collections/fuel/products/sig-champion-fuel?variant=380739158025 If your looking for a Babe Bee engine i can help you with just engine and prop to run 35.00 and what every shipping is to you << not noing where ur at >> Babe Bee .049 ( i will make sure its a runner so you don't have problem right off the Bat ) Very Happy
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Post  jbanes1961 Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:03 am

Wow, great responses, this will definitely help me get started. Cant thank you guys enough. I know I will have more questions as I progress. Great knowing I have knowledgeable people that want to help.
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Post  NEW222 Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:36 pm

Welcome to CEF! Just wanted to say that the others above have put you with great resources, and a great offer at a running engine. We're here for any other questions you may have as well. A location would also help as there may just be someone near you that we may be able to recommend.
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Post  akjgardner Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:13 pm

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Post  Kim Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:27 pm

WELCOME TO THE C.E.F. !!!!!!

Also I've got some Sig 25% on back-order. They were giving me about a month to ship it. On the other hand, I got 6 quarts of 10% shipped within a day. So, they are still up and going.

Don't know about 15%-20%...whih will run a Babe Bee just fine.

Waiting for some go-juice Kim
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Post  getback Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:15 am

I was wondering about that Kim , Thanks for the info .. i wonder if the same is for the pts.? i have never bought that little at one time , can't find Felix fuels miss spelled i am sure Huh...
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Post  66 Malibu Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:35 am

Eric,
Try Fitz fuels on eBay. He usually sells quarts in 25% (sometimes several other percentages) once or twice a month.
Top notch product and great shipping.
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Post  getback Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:19 am

Thanks Steve ..  http://fitzfuels.com/index.php?id_category=13&controller=category  It seems its on Ebay sometimes ? Babe Bee .049
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Post  Kim Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:28 pm

Just wanted to note that this evening, I received my 4 Quarts of 25% from Sig. A little bit of a wait, but they are here now. Came out to 58.79 to get the four bottles to my front door here in South East Missouri.



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4 4 SIGCF016 SIG CHAMPION FUEL 25% RC QT 12.21 EACH 48.84


Net Amount 48.84
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Amount Due $ 58.79
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:52 am

Excellent price Kim. I just bought some Fitz fuel and the shipping put it way over the top. The shipping per qt was more than the fuel. I miss the days of going to our local hobby shop and purchasing gallons of Sig 35%.
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Post  getback Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 am

That's Great Kim Thanks for letting us know , Sorry but that is the main reason i don't buy fuel from Felix . Ken is that shipped USPS , Priority or what ? Huh...
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Post  Kim Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:33 am

@Ken Cook wrote:              Excellent price Kim. I just bought some Fitz fuel and the shipping put it way over the top. The shipping per qt was more than the fuel. I miss the days of going to our local hobby shop and purchasing gallons of Sig 35%.

Yeah, once in a while, Shaeffer's Hobbies in St. Louis will suddenly have some Sig 10% or higher show up on their shelves...sometimes in gallon jugs...and I hog them all out of there!

Funny thing (or maybe not)..."back in the day" we didn't know one fuel from another, except that some cans were cheaper than others...so our poor engines were force-fed all kinds of stuff!
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Post  Cox International Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:30 pm

Just a heads up that Brodak is now selling excellent 25% and 35% fuel.
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Post  Ken Cook Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:00 pm

Brodak sells Brodak and Ritch's Brew. I highly recommend Ritch's Brew over the Brodak. Unfortunately, out of stock. It's also better to call Randy Ritch direct vs sending a e-mail due to him never returning one.
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