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Post  Cox International Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:13 am

What engine did this car have and what would be a suitable replacement from our offerings?

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Post  EXModelEngines Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:01 pm

If I recall correctly, this engine used the small 'two-ninety' style plastic backplate with a flywheel/gear on the front of the shaft. It also had a special type of throttle sleeve.

A complete, new engine will only be found in terms of new old stock parts with the exception of the glow head, piston, and maybe the cylinder.

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Post  Cox International Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:04 pm

Just as I thought Matt and thanks for confirming this.
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Post  Ken Cook Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:36 pm

Hello Bernie, I had several cars/dragsters. I wish I saved all of them to be honest. One thing I did manage was to rescue and successfully run was a dragster a few months ago. I've owned the car for over 30 years and to see it run once again was great. Again, I have you to thank for that. My engine to my disbelief the engine has a single ported #2 Bee cylinder. I had saved some of the engines and again all single ported. I did however swap the cylinder to a dual ported cylinder. On 35% this is turning and burning. I assume when making reference to the 290 backplate that would be the same as the postage stamp backplate? I have noticed that these engines from my cars all have fine threaded needle valves. Some being the aluminum while others brass all in the short style. I assume what makes these engines really turn up is the fact that the load apparently is lighter using the flywheel and wheels vs a prop? Shawn
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Post  Cox International Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:53 pm

Unfortunately I know almost nothing about Cox cars but some members on this forum have great knowledge of the subject and would be better suited to answering your questions.
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Post  Mark Boesen Thu May 17, 2012 12:05 am

Hi Bernie,

Sorry, just noticed your post.

Shawn is correct, according to Dale Kirn's notes it's a single port (190-5) engine, the same as used on the Vega and Eagle.

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Post  Cox International Thu May 17, 2012 10:48 am

Thanks for your reply Mark.
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Post  Dougad50 Sat May 21, 2022 1:27 pm

Does anyone have photos and measurements for the White Pinto funny car and the blue and white Dragster parachutes
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Post  Levent Suberk Sat May 21, 2022 1:31 pm

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Post  Levent Suberk Sat May 21, 2022 1:32 pm

A little longer than car.
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Post  Dougad50 Sat May 21, 2022 1:54 pm

For Cox white Funny Car and blue and white Dragster
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Post  Levent Suberk Sat May 21, 2022 2:03 pm

It's look like those parachutes are standart size for all dragsters.

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Post  Levent Suberk Sat May 21, 2022 2:05 pm

Like a hexagon kite shape.
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Post  Dougad50 Tue May 31, 2022 3:09 pm

Just finished restoring. Had to rechrome all and new cylinder and piston fresh decals. Like brand  finished Pinto Funny car couple weeks agoCox Pinto question 5aa1e410
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Post  rsv1cox Tue May 31, 2022 6:19 pm

Nice job. How did you rechrome the parts?
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Post  Dougad50 Tue May 31, 2022 9:13 pm

Done in a Vacuum Chamber my friend used to own Ertle Toy company till China put them out of business. I learned how they did it
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Post  batjac Tue May 31, 2022 10:59 pm

Dougad50 wrote:Done in a Vacuum Chamber my friend used to own Ertle Toy company till China put them out of business. I learned how they did it

Tutorial???

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Post  Levent Suberk Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:26 am

Alclad is best:

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Post  rsv1cox Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:41 am

Thanks Levent, lot's of how-too's tagged on to that video. Saved them.
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