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Post  rsv1cox Mon May 16, 2022 5:11 pm

Kavan's fuel tank extender, and Bernie has Prop Rod/Shrike front tires.

Many years ago, I was coming down from the loft when I noticed at the bottom of the stairs a red ring. I picked it up and looked at it and thought What? I set it on a window sill. I looked at it for a couple of weeks wondering what it was, not knowing I threw it away. The next week I got on this forum, and wouldn't you know there was a post about a Cox engine fuel extender with pictures.

Putting two and two together (and usually coming up with five) I remembered that I had bought a bunch of Cox engine parts and that red ring must have dropped out of the package as I climbed the stairs. Upset with myself for throwing it away I vowed I would find another. That happened last week when I found this on ebay.

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Got it a couple of days ago and when taking it apart I noticed the case screws were different, only threaded on the end. I guess Kavan supplied the screws along with the ring. Reviews were mixed. Seems the original rings were aluminum and didn't leak while the plastic rings tended to.

Then while looking at my newly acquired $20 Prop rod I discovered that the front tires were severely misshapen. Looked all over the net only to find that Bernie stocks them. Two on the way.

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The Toy Story sign along with a rolled sheet of lead were inside the Prop Rod when I took it apart. Dumped the lead, glued the sign in the pan.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Mon May 16, 2022 7:18 pm

Now that you reminded me, I have one of those Kavan red plastic ring kits for 8cc tank. Forgot all about it, was intending it for my Golden Bee. Yes, it comes with screws.

Didn't know about the leak potential, good to know.
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Post  Ken Cook Tue May 17, 2022 3:08 am

Bob, I see something in your picture. The leather handled Estwing 16 oz. That's my finish hammer I use. My sister bought it for me 40 years ago and I use it every day practically. If I showed it to her, she wouldn't even remember probably. I see the sticker on yours while not very legible, it's still there. The clear coat is still there to a degree on the handle. Even the factory pain is still on the underside of the claws. They're indeed a good looking tool.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue May 17, 2022 6:57 am

That's my "inside" hammer Ken, bought at Sears many years ago. It has a nice balanced "swing" to it that I like.

I used it (picture above) along with the torch to beat that wheel off the viced axle using the adjustable wrench as an enclosed buffer (about the only thing it's good for). I keep it in the basement workshop next to another special hammer that came from my wife's uncle. Little tapping hammer, so valuable for me.

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Post  KariFS Tue May 17, 2022 10:13 am

Yes, Kavan supplied the correct screws with the kit. Size like 2-56 is pretty much unobtainium here in Europe, or was before internet anyway.

Those screws are, if my memory serves, just slightly longer than original Cox stunt tank screws, but I think the originals would work at least on display purposes.

This kit was very common in Finland for some reason. On the other hand, Golden Bees are hard to come by. Kavan used to import and market Cox stuff in Europe, maybe that has something to do with it.

Here’s a pic of my collection from 2015, at some point I had more Babe Bees with the kit than without Very Happy

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...and my very first Engine of the Month winner (May 2015 I think):

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Post  rsv1cox Tue May 17, 2022 12:47 pm

KariFS wrote:Yes, Kavan supplied the correct screws with the kit. Size like 2-56 is pretty much unobtainium here in Europe, or was before internet anyway.

Those screws are, if my memory serves, just slightly longer than original Cox stunt tank screws, but I think the originals would work at least on display purposes.

This kit was very common in Finland for some reason. On the other hand, Golden Bees are hard to come by. Kavan used to import and market Cox stuff in Europe, maybe that has something to do with it.

Here’s a pic of my collection from 2015, at some point I had more Babe Bees with the kit than without Very Happy

...and my very first Engine of the Month winner (May 2015 I think):


No wonder I had such a hard time finding one, they shipped them all to Finland. Nice assortment there. Love your winning picture. Maybe I can emulate. Smile

BTW, welcome to the N train...............Finland should sleep better at night.
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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue May 17, 2022 1:56 pm

I bought my kit for the Cox 8cc tank engine some time back, can't recall the source. But it was a US importer of Kavan products. With it I also bought a Kavan muffler with proper adapter for my Enya .35-V TV, may be 30 years ago. The Kavan muffler is genously chambered, definitely not power robbing. Has a blanking off plate for quieter running, or allow air flow though, more noisy.

This was at a time modelers were trying to comply with noise standards, when mufflers were an optional accessory.
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Post  KariFS Tue May 17, 2022 2:02 pm

rsv1cox wrote:
BTW, welcome to the N train...............Finland should sleep better at night.  

Thanks Bob, glad to be (almost) aboard Smile Somebody needs to have a chat (or talk Turkey) with Erdogan, but otherwise it looks like smooth progress from now on.

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Post  balogh Tue May 17, 2022 3:45 pm

KariFS wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:
BTW, welcome to the N train...............Finland should sleep better at night.  

Thanks Bob, glad to be (almost) aboard Smile Somebody needs to have a chat (or talk Turkey) with Erdogan, but otherwise it looks like smooth progress from now on.


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Post  Ken Cook Tue May 17, 2022 5:50 pm

I have the original Kavan aluminum version. The venturi extender inside is also aluminum. The interesting thing is the screws. The screws are welded together. They lengthened a shoulder screw with threaded rod and welded them together. They were then ground. Functional, just not very attractive appearance wise. Not that you would ever see them due to them being inside the tank.
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Post  rsv1cox Tue May 17, 2022 6:06 pm

The interesting thing is the screws. The screws are welded together.

That sounds pretty labor intensive Ken. They must have been quite expensive. You have quite a novelty there.

I have not had the time to investigate mine yet, but I can see from the one machine screw that I removed that it's probably quite corroded in there. I have one other early Babe Bee with that style flat head so unlike the normal Cox case screws. I can't remember if I took it apart, will have to dig it out to see but it must be completely threaded.
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