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Post  NEW222 on Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:51 pm

Hi there. I had picked this little unit up locally stuck tight. Got it cheap, then realized that the needle was missing. D'oh. Should have looked harder. So, anyways, all I think I know is that this is a 'Pipe B%#b' engine. Is there anyone here who knows where I may be able to find one of these needles? Tried a Cox needle with no go. Anyways, if you know where one may be found, I would appreciate a little advice. Thank you.

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Post  batjac on Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:49 am

I'm pretty sure there's a used one on eBay right now. I saw it a couple of days ago while looking for Testors 049s.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:32 am

This would be what you're after.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-TESTORS-NEED-VALVE-AND-SPRING-OLD-STUFF-NEW-OLD-STOCK-VINTAGE-ENGINE-PAR-/391318632545?hash=item5b1c687861:g:GwUAAOSwMTZWQ~OB
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:48 am

Well at least I know what to look for now. I will keep looking as the $19 shipping is crazy! Thank you for the help.
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Post  KariFS on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:37 am

I have a Testors metal crankcase engine, with the plastic backplate/venturi. It is missing the entire needle valve assy and spraybar too. I also have a complete but broken Cox postage stamp backplate. I pulled the complete nva off the Cox backplate, it was a perfect fit to the Testor. I haven't tried the spraybar on yet.

If you happen to have a spare Cox plastic backplate, you may be able to change the entire assembly.

The said Testor engine is on the upper right corner of the picture:

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Post  getback on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:52 am

New I looked and didn't see one right off but, I have a lot of stuff I need to go through and there still may be one in there some where ? // I just sold one of those and another tester engine for 9.00 ! Eric Babe Bee .049
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Post  gcb on Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:54 am

You are looking for a needle to a Testors 8000 engine. The "Pipe Bomb" engines have a metal crankcase.





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Post  NEW222 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:19 am

Ok. Thanks to all for your help. Also, thanks for pointing out the difference between my engine and the Pipe Bomb engine.
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Post  Kim on Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:38 am

DON'T BUY ANYTHING!!!

'Till I get a chance to look through my Wen Mac/Testors Box-o-Parts !!! If I've got the proper one, I'll stick in one of those bubble bags and send it to you !

I'm heading out there now, and will check back in a little bit !
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Post  getback on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:31 am

So if its plastic case it a PVC BOMB lol! I Love This Forum!
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Post  Kim on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:40 am

Got it! (I think) !

Before I knew about the Pipe Bomb engines, this 'mystery needle' was camping with other odd stuff in a cardboard box of stuff.

Let's do a P.M. and I'll get the sucker on it's way !

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