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Post  crankbndr on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:44 pm



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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:31 pm

I'm jealous, nice! They look in great condition.
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Post  crankbndr on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:51 pm

Broke down the blue one today, looked to have been lightly run or maybe not at all. Its the older issue with small dia. head and the crankcase has no lip.
All the gaskets were in place but the reed worked poorly with the suck, blow test, doubt it would run well. Flips over with a nice pop. Overall a nice one.
I noticed the tank screws are isolated from the fuel chamber unlike the Bees. Next the yellow Bug Jr.




The backplate has a 3 etched on to the inside and three hash marks etched on above the 3.




You can see the three hash marks in this photo
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Post  gcb on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:23 pm

I do not have a blue one. The first new engine I got was a white/natural one back in the mid fifties.

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Post  getback on Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:03 am

I am very envy of you , I need the blue one myself to complete the collection , what would bee the safest way to clean those plastic tanks though? The yellow one I am waiting on cost me a mint but has got real good color , my red and white /clear one need attention . Eric
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Post  rsv1cox on Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:12 am

My red tanked Bug cost me $3.95 new, still have it in the plastic case. I have since added a white one, need blue and yellow.

That was a great buy on those four.
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Post  crankbndr on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:12 am

I was lucky to find them all in one lot, they all seem to be in decent shape. For cleaning the plastic I been using Goof-Off for plastic, works well.
Just went through the yellow one and it was pretty clean, it has the cylinder with the large dia. head. Like the blue one the reed worked poorly.
The yellow backplate has a 4 etched in it. It flips over with a nice pop.



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Re: Swarm of Space Bug Jrs

Post  Cox International on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:32 pm

That was a heck of a deal and we somehow missed the listing lol. We have a similar lot for sale, albeit a "bit" more expensive:

http://coxengines.ca/product.php?productid=1168&cat=0&page=

and have sold at least a dozen singles (used) for $195 the past few months.
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Post  crankbndr on Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:39 pm

I have to get to them all before you see em!! lol! This listing was only up for a few min. before it came on my radar. Paranoid
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