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Post  roddie on Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:15 pm

RC Universe thread on The Paul Gibeault Mouse-race program, submitted by Les Akre... scroll down a little bit.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/1-2-1-8-airplanes-70/8209557-looking-cox-049-mods.html
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Post  bullit132 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:07 pm

that was a great article roddie,i had to print it,just gotta figure out which engine to use and test these mods out with:cox logo: 
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:15 pm

If you look at the stickied topics in Cox discussions you will find that article there for future reference.

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Post  TopBannana on Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:25 pm

Has any one done this yet and car report
Because im thinking of doing this one day
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Post  Cribbs74 on Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:52 pm

Many have done it, myself included.

It works well if followed exactly as written. Lot's of info to be found using the search function.

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Post  crankbndr on Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:21 pm

In my opinion some of the most important things are polish the crank, good piston to cylinder fit, finding the best compression for the nitro used and there must be no air leaks.
And I forgot, SPI at 12 thousands.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:53 pm

Yep, its a must read. I think piston fit is by far the most important and you're correct a polished and lightened crank are mandatory.
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Re: good reading on Cox engine performance mods

Post  PlaidHatter on Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:20 am

crankbndr wrote:In my opinion some of the most important things are polish the crank, good piston to cylinder fit, finding the best compression for the nitro used and there must be no air leaks.
And I forgot, SPI at 12 thousands.

Where can I find info on what specifically makes a piston fit a cylinder well? I'm assuming all these parts including crank, piston, cylinder wall, hole in connecting rod, and it's connection to the crank could all use some fine polishing?

What do you find with SPI over .012?
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Post  KariFS on Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:26 am

PlaidHatter wrote:
crankbndr wrote:In my opinion some of the most important things are polish the crank, good piston to cylinder fit, finding the best compression for the nitro used and there must be no air leaks.
And I forgot, SPI at 12 thousands.

Where can I find info on what specifically makes a piston fit a cylinder well? I'm assuming all these parts including crank, piston, cylinder wall, hole in connecting rod, and it's connection to the crank could all use some fine polishing?

What do you find with SPI over .012?

About the piston to cylinder fit, Ken Cook gave some good advice in this thread:

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t7586-did-i-ruin-my-brand-new-teedee-cylinder

I have used that method to a couple of cylinders since, and managed to get stuck pistons to turn over with a good compression.

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Re: good reading on Cox engine performance mods

Post  crankbndr on Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:39 pm

There is another hop up document written by Hal Howard that goes into much detail that is in the files section of Marks .049 Collectors Group.
It is a MS Word doc that you can download, worth the read. I have the file, maybe it can be attached to a email if anyone wants to take look.
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