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Post  GallopingGhostler on Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:44 am

Thanks Rod for the info. I checked E-Bay and ones available are used engines. They want too much for them. E-Bay had a new one, but he wanted way too much for it. A new one from OK Engines would be cheaper and better. Plus, I have one that needs a new piston and liner set to restore compression. Ordering from them would be a good way to fix it. The other has an old warped red plastic tank. A new one would restore that. Plus, I may get myself another .049 engine to boot. Smile
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Post  KariFS on Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:51 am

Alcohol is a good cutting fluid for drilling and manually tapping aluminum. Also works well for cleaning ally parts after polishing, as it seems to form a kind of a protective layer on the surface, so the parts stay shiny longer.

I use fluid meant for camping equipment fuel, I think it's just denaturated ethanol in a very high concentration.
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Post  ian1954 on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:07 am

Aluminium is a could heat conductor by it self. It doesn't really need a coolant but a lubricant to stop aluminium binding to the cutting tool.

For machining aluminium I use a home brewed mix of - paraffin (kersosene) 70%, turpentine 15% and olive oil 15% (or castor oil if I have it spare Wink ). This is used from a spray bottle sparingly - the turpentine will soften the paint on any machinery. By machining I am referring to milling, turning or using surfacing cutter.

For drilling and tapping I use tallow (cooking fat!). Applied to the drill or tap.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:07 am

That's interesting to know Rod.  I have bought three or four of them, all different in some way.  This one came with the tank, a spare glow plug, wrench, and decals.  I wonder how they compare with the Cox put togethers.  If spring ever arrives, maybe I will be able to find out.  0 degrees right now with wind and no way I'm flippin' props.
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Post  getback on Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:16 am

I just use RAPID TAP http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PMAKA=505-2026&cm_mmc=SEM-_-GGL-_-PLA-_-NA&003=18299132&010=505-2026&gclid=Cj0KEQiA8rilBRDZu_G8hszXraoBEiQABlB9Y560_2E9bYZhRkB5VM_dnNtwvG29kYTkkr-iuFllsdAaAhHK8P8HAQ  not from those people though same stuff. Got the screws / nuts today shipped from 2 locations , Man that was fast. Damn order was 16.66 S&H 21.65 !!!!!! Now That's HI!!! Eric Mad
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Post  getback on Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:11 am

COOL !! I just called the screw people the women I talked to said there had to have been a mistake for the 3 little boxes I got and they would credit me for the whole shipping amount !! Nice people very fair . Eric Very Happy Very Happy
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Post  roddie on Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:17 pm

getback wrote:COOL !! I just called the screw people the women I talked to said there had to have been a mistake for the 3 little boxes I got and they would credit me for the whole shipping amount !! Nice people very fair . Eric Very Happy Very Happy

Did you get the items from McMaster-Carr Eric? (just curious.. as they used to require a business address.)
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Post  RknRusty on Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:02 pm

getback wrote:COOL !! I just called the screw people the women...
Dang, Eric, I hope you put in a good word for me! lol!

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Post  getback on Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:59 pm

roddie wrote:
getback wrote:COOL !! I just called the screw people the women I talked to said there had to have been a mistake for the 3 little boxes I got and they would credit me for the whole shipping amount !! Nice people very fair . Eric Very Happy Very Happy

Did you get the items from McMaster-Carr Eric? (just curious.. as they used to require a business address.)
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:46 pm

Eric.
What on earth did you do in that last post? affraid
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Post  getback on Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:52 am

Sorry I thought I got rid of that , was tring to put a weather report up , did do as I wanted lol! Its cold some of my water has frozen and the fire is not doing its thing without a lot of help !! Eric .. Jim I like that postage stamp picture of the desert and golf coarse Smoking
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