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Post  Mark Boesen on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:20 pm

Here's three .049 engines made by McCoy, not Wen-Mac or Testors:

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Post  getback on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:56 am

Nice looking Bunch of McCoys Mark did you anodize those ur self ? Cold
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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:33 am

The first one i did, in fact that's what got me into anodizing in the first place, the engine was nice, but head was really faded and nicked up a little. The other two are original.
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Post  ian1954 on Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:49 pm

I must beg to differ!

These are Real McCoys --- DIESELS

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Post  stuntflyr on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:03 pm

You make them look better than they did new, Mark.
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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:28 pm

Here's a 1948 real McCoy 19 with a real McCoy glow plug and a real McCoy muffler.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:53 pm

...that's real-ly cool!
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Post  gcb on Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:48 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:Here's three .049 engines made by McCoy, not Wen-Mac or Testors:

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When the McCoy "5" in the center came out I got both the glow and diesel versions. The diesel came with a stamped sheet metal radial mount. Apparently they modified the McCoy "5" to be both beam and radial mount like the OK Cub. I do not have any like the one on the right.

Note that the glow plug was proprietary, held on by the muff.

I have a Baby Mac like the one on the left but I have never run it...bought it used.

Those are some great looking engines.

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Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:57 pm

The "Baby Mac" came out in '51, the McCoy "Glo" aka "5" in '55 and the radial mount version in '58 or '59 and was never advertised.

The "5" used a tappet valve to aid in starting, kinda neat...

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Post  GWILLIEFOX on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:22 am

When I started my collection, I decided I would concentrate on Fox so (foolishly) I Ebayed away anything I had that was not a Fox.  This was a Mac 049 with the wrench and sheet metal radial mount.  Back in those days I used a 480 resolution webcam for photos.

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Post  crankbndr on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:46 pm

Saw this post and looked over your McCoys then I saw this engine on eBay and bought it on impulse.
OOOooopppppsssss looks like I'm a McCoy collector now too. Thhhaaannkkkkssss Mark!!!
The packaging is pretty cool.

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Post  rsv1cox on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:53 pm

Impulse buys, despite common advise I live by them. Variety keeps life interesting. Cool
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:24 pm

Wow, very nice! Congratulations!

Lol, in fact their so nice, i've copied the photos for my web site.

It's interesting many of the photos on my web site are from 8-10 years ago (in fact i think i have those photos of Bill posted) that i need to go in there and start replacing/upgrading them.

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