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Thinking Cox Aurora Is this a new Cox engine??

Post  happydad on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:44 pm

As seen on ebay currently:  AURORA TORNADO THIMBLE DROME .049 model airplane engine

Is this a new Cox engine or another clever scam?

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/151823933592?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



Look familiar. I wonder about the lettering??


Now, does this look familiar?

Any experts out there on Cox engines. and how about this: "do not let your K&B and COX spend time to gather or you will get this. AURORA"

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Thinking Re: Cox Aurora Is this a new Cox engine??

Post  Mark Boesen on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:47 pm

It's a Aurora (made by K&B) case, attached to a Cox Babe Bee tank, they have same bolt pattern.

Lol, like the quote from the listing says: "Do not let your K&B and COX spend time together or you will get this."


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Thinking Cox Aurora Is this a new Cox engine??

Post  happydad on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:59 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:It's a Aurora (made by K&B) case, attached to a Cox Babe Bee tank, they have same bolt pattern.

Lol, like the quote from the listing says: "Do not let your K&B and COX spend time together or you will get this."



so it is really real?

thanks.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:00 am

I think the spigot on the tank housing the reed is a little smaller than the K&B case, but I've seen them adapted before. Probably just needs a spacer ring. There was some guy out there making "hot rod" Tornados and used a lot of Cox back end parts. The original K&B Aurora plastic tanks are hard to find in good condition and the reeds are just impossible to find or to make (in my experience). That makes the Cox tank a good proposition for resurrecting an otherwise useless Tornado.

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Post  getback on Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:13 am

I have one of those cases (no tank) and a bag of pistons that cams with a lot but have not been able to get one to fit yet , does it take a special glow for it ?
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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:54 pm

I'm not sure what else fits these. I think the head has to be the correct one. They're available from MECOA.
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Post  happydad on Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:05 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:I'm not sure what else fits these.  I think the head has to be the correct one.  They're available from MECOA.

Doesn't the cylinder have to be different also? I noticed it wasn't shaped like the Cox cylinder, curved, and much taller having more fins. Two Cents

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Post  Oldenginerod on Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:59 am

It's all different. Just that the tank mounting screw pattern is the same and I've seen the transplant done quite a bit. I have no idea if bore & stroke are anywhere near Cox dimensions or whether the thread used in the case for the cylinder is similar. Same concept and that's about it.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:03 am

The tank will bolt onto the k&b with no problem, but it's the only part that does. The head diameter is between the pre'56 and newer style Cox glowheads.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:19 am

Here's a picture of a Leo Squires modified Aurora Tornado from Mark Boesen's 049 Collectors photo library.  I can't currently find the website where I've seen more of these type of mods on the Tornados, but I recall there were a number utilizing Cox tanks.

Sorry for the low resolution.  Rolling Eyes
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Post  getback on Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:07 am

Nice !! I think I just seen a tank for one of these no back plate and I would still need a piston // if you keep looking thing will show up Very Happy Eric
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