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Post  crankbndr Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:21 am

Finished! The repro stickers are OK, could be better and still need a 6/3 white Kay-Sun prop but that will turn up on eBay.
I found a very nice box and accessory kit that had the fuel can, bridle, center post and cable and instructions so this is pretty complete now.

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There was one big problem with the box!! It came with another Rod in it!!
To quote my favorite prez "now there you go again"



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Post  OVERLORD Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:36 am

Very nice and perfect restoration!!!
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Post  getback Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:53 am

Great Job !! man I hate you got another one in that BOX lol! lol! Looks Sweet , Better than the picture . Eric Very Happy
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:47 am

Do you have a picture of the prop you are looking for? I have a bunch of old props.

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Post  crankbndr Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:15 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Do you have a picture of the prop you are looking for? I have a bunch of old props.

Ron


I could use any white Thimble Drome 6/3, the very early ones had a logo like this rough drawing, on each blade
thanks for looking Ron

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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:25 am

Pretty sure I have one of those. I'll look tonight.

You can have it for free.
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Post  Davenz13 Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:46 pm

Cheers
Thanks for that info. I'll suss it out and see what I can get.
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Post  crankbndr Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:54 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Pretty sure I have one of those. I'll look tonight.

You can have it for free.

Thanks Ron, that very generous
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:47 pm

Here are the ones I have. They are not pretty. The rose colored one is nicer, but not the color you were after.

The other problem is they are both 5 1/4" not 6"

With that all said they are yours if you want them.

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Post  dckrsn Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:02 pm

I have a red 6-3 KSun if you want it Doug.
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Post  crankbndr Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:14 pm

Sorry it took so long for reply, been dealing with many domestic issues lately and thanks to this little hobby I,m still sane, maybe!
Thanks for the help and kind posts from Ron, getback, OVERLORD and Bob. I'll keep the red prop on it, its fine, sometimes I get too anal with these projects.
I,m going to make the red Rod a runner and if I can find a place to run, video the run. Thanks for the support, 5839 views and counting!! Beer Cheers
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Post  Mark Boesen Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:00 pm

Nicely done, congrats!

The Kaysun props were used by Thimble-Drome to about, '57-'58 (?) Cub/Comet also used them.

They're still around: http://www.kaysun.com/about-us
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Post  crankbndr Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:08 pm

I just ordered an Associated 1/8 Monster GT truck for my 19 year old who is starting to show interest in nitro RC (but its really MINE!!).
I thought it might learn him how to tinker with machines (right now he is a master at smoking pot and smart phones but ya gotta love em).
Anyone run these? What is a good plug, fuel, break in? I think the engine is a Super Tiger 8cc, .50ci.
The thing is massive, 24' long, 17.23 wide, 6.75" dia. tires

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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:22 pm

Associated has an instruction manual for it on their website.

http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_and_trucks/MGT8.0/RTR/manuals_setups/
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Post  crankbndr Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:34 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:Associated has an instruction manual for it on their website.

http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_and_trucks/MGT8.0/RTR/manuals_setups/

Nice link Ron thanks, I guess I'll have to break down and read the instructions! sleep lol! Huh...


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Post  crankbndr Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:52 pm

I got it from Tower, they gave a large discount just for entering a coupon code at checkout, if you need something from them check it out.
And free shipping, no tax!
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Post  Cribbs74 Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:57 pm

crankbndr wrote:
Cribbs74 wrote:Associated has an instruction manual for it on their website.

http://www.teamassociated.com/cars_and_trucks/MGT8.0/RTR/manuals_setups/

Nice link Bob thanks, I guess I'll have to break down and read the instructions! sleep lol! Huh...

Bob/Ron, whatever works. lol!

Glad the link helped, I tried to download and answer your questions, but it was 20MB and that takes a while on the phone.
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Post  crankbndr Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:45 am

I'm sorry Ron, brain fart, I was PMing Bob at the same time bounce
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Post  crankbndr Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:49 am

Wow this model is incredibly complex

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Post  crankbndr Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:51 am

The trans

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Post  rsv1cox Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:23 am

I really like what you have done to that yellow Prop Rod.

Think there is a chance for a repeat on this mess?

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Post  crankbndr Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:52 am

I think thats a Wen Mac Automite, is the body cracked? If not it should look nice with a clean and polish.
The drive tire still has tread on it, ones run hard are bald.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:30 am

crankbndr wrote:I think thats a Wen Mac Automite, is the body cracked? If not it should look nice with a clean and polish.
The drive tire still has tread on it, ones run hard are bald.

Thanks, I didn't notice the tire, but that is good news.

The seller says it is not cracked but is missing the driver, I'm not sure that it ever had one. Another reason I wanted it was because it has the same flywheel arraingment as this boat motor.

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Post  crankbndr Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:27 am

Wen Mac made some really cool models

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Post  rsv1cox Mon Dec 01, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks for posting those pictures. The prop was broken on it, now I can see why.

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