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Post  RK Flyer Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:09 pm

I just bought a Mc Coy 049 with a tank (Cheap) on E bay now I hope someone here can tell a little about them!

Anyway it looks clean & I will add it to my collection of 049's.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:30 pm

Photo? There were different models and variants. Leaves
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Post  RK Flyer Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:44 pm

Pictures will have to wait a few days its in the mail!

Its a beam mount & the black plastic tank looks similar to the ones for Tee Dee's, but the engine is mounted on arms from the tank. It has a type of snap starter.
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Post  Oldenginerod Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:57 pm

That sounds like a Testors McCoy, usually sold as a "Red Head" .049 when combined with the tank.  Does it look like this?
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Not a bad engine.  The starter springs are fragile and you wouldn't want to try to modify it to increase the RPM too much as they can break the rod or crank pin, but they are generally pretty reliable when treated kindly.  The glow head is not commonly available (it doesn't have to be the red version) but can be found fairly frequently N.O.S. on ebay or elsewhere. Any head from the first Wen Mac to use a glow head through to the last of the "Pipe Bomb" Testors engines will work on this engine.  There was some variants.  Some used a thin copper gasket, some a thick alloy and some no gasket at all, but with the correct gasket they will all work.

By the way, if this isn't the type of engine, completely ignore all I just said and I'll crawl back under my rock. lol!

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Post  RK Flyer Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:51 pm

Rod..... You got it! Thanks for the fast info!! More later..........

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Post  GallopingGhostler Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:21 am

Here's my Goldberg Little Toot CL bipe with the Testors McCoy .049 Red Head:
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Post  Mike1484 Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:13 pm

That is a nice looking Toot . I like the yellow and red colors and the smooth rounded corners . One of my favorites and very nicely done .

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Post  RK Flyer Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:14 am

WoW! What a combo!! I really like the TooT and with the ole Mc Coy up front it's really got the look!

What type of paint did you use on the plane? It's great!!

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Post  GallopingGhostler Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:34 am

Thanks, RK Flyer and Mike1484. Finished in traditional butyrate dope.
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