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Post  vfxjim on Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:07 pm

Does anyone have the Pee Wee engine kit and could post a couple pics of it? The great Doc Hepperle shows it on his site but it's a low rez picture and only shows the front side. Thanks, and I welcome any anecdotes or history regarding the item as well.
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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  Marleysky on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:27 am

Was not sure just what a "pee wee engine kit" was. Had to research Doc's web site to find it. Was only in production for only one year, so I'd think NOS examples will be a very rare find.

"A noticeable part of the production costs was the assembly of the engines. On the other hand, modelers are usually interested in building something of their own. Therefore Cox offered a Pee Wee .020 in kit form. Obviously sales were not up to expectations so that this idea was dropped after about 1 year"

Now I look at it, it was a very good idea. We all took apart our engines anyway, why not buy em that way? I think they just did not promote it well enough. The plastic car kits (amf revell? ) could be built as stock, strip or custom depending on the parts you chose to use. Two Cents
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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:40 am

The DIY .020 kit is pretty rare, this photo is from Martin's site, I've never seen one on eBay or real life. Cox also did a Babe Bee with starting equipment in 1964 as well.


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Pee Wee kit

Post  706jim on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:26 am

What a find! Especially that adorable half can of fuel.

But I could see that only too often, a youngster (or dad for that matter) could muck things up by overtightening the components or stripping those fussy little 2-56 screws.
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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  crankbndr on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:46 am

Those two items would be the "Holy Grail" for Cox collectors, I've never seen one either. Shocked
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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  fredvon4 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:59 pm

Ha "no bigger than a pencil eraser".....My mind immediately goes to #2 lead pencil, but falters knowing the .049 piston is much larger

Don't remember what "size" the "fat pencil" in kindergarten were but maybe that is what they refer to
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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  GWILLIEFOX on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:43 pm

Dan Sitter has one of course.

Herkimer had the Cub in kit form. First was the original Cub, later in 1954, the 049B. That's the one I built.




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Re: Pee Wee .020 Engine Kit

Post  NEW222 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:23 pm

That's cool. I think that yes, it is a good idea as well, seeing as most of us do take a new engine apart to look for left over filings and such anyways.
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