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Post  getback Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:45 am

I was going through some stuff from purchases of the bay , and found this interesting looking engine ( 2 baby spitfire ) done some research , It was a Mel Anderson design from 1949 Or so , seem he had some friends / business adventures with Bill Atwood and  Leroy Cox . Well anyway I am not good at typing and there is a nice little read on this if you care at http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/MelAnderson.htm    I believe I will keep this one even though it needs a needle you never know what will pop up may find one down the road . I would love to run this little honey !    .045 baby spitfire !  Engine10  .045 baby spitfire !  Engine11  .045 baby spitfire !  Engine12  .045 baby spitfire !  Engine13  .045 baby spitfire !  Engine14 She is all gummed up and we know that it was probably running before setting up !! Getback Very Happy
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Post  Kim Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:04 am

Great Post/Info !


Got that clipped and saved with my other heroes !!!

Thanks!!!

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Post  Oldenginerod Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:14 pm

I got myself one of those a couple of years back. Purchased as a complete runner but when it arrived it was missing the needle. The seller apologised and sent me a full refund, and I kept the engine. I managed to get hold of a new Kap Pak replacement needle. Doesn't look original but will be functional. It's out of a Wen Mac Aeromite because it has the rear tank & mounting stud.

Getback, looks like you're missing one half of the spray bar. They're a 2 piece and screw in from either side. That might be the harder part to locate. Still, hold on to it. You never know what you might come across.

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Post  getback Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Yea Rod , Will this assy pull out from one side then?? I just set it back in my collection arrear for now ... Getback Very Happy
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Post  Oldenginerod Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:20 pm

The nipple for the fuel line screws in one side, and the threaded part for the needle screws in from the other side. You should notice the missing side has a thread in the hole. If not, then it has been stripped. The nipple on the opposite side should just unscrew.
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