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Old 03-13-2019, 02:33 PM
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Have you ever seen Conley engines?
Iíve seen some videos of the engines run on YouTube, but never seen one in person. Some years ago, there was a big fire in their manufacturing facility and all of the molds were destroyed. To my knowledge, none were ever reproduced.
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clarify next time . THANKS.
I think itís pretty clear in the first post including a few pictures.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:07 PM
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That is awesome Chuck, i like that! I kind of want one now lol.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:11 PM
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That is awesome Chuck, i like that! I kind of want one now lol.
the sound is Wonderful.... a v8...

back in the day... it was $ 3,000... supercharger was another $ 800.. engine alone...un- assembled
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Here’s a video of one of the Conley 609s in a 1/4 scale RC truck.
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Hereís a video of one of the Conley 609s in a 1/4 scale RC truck. https://youtu.be/t-XHWbxBMMU
good lord that's awesome
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Originally Posted by Dave_S View Post
good lord that's awesome
I know. Itís pretty sick. There wasnít a lot of the engines produced, and they werenít particularly powerful.. but the sound is incredible.
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Originally Posted by Dave_S View Post
good lord that's awesome
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I know. It’s pretty sick. There wasn’t a lot of the engines produced, and they weren’t particularly powerful.. but the sound is incredible.
should have been in the Cleveland "IX" center car show... it was Winter...
they ran it indoor... the "IX" center building used to be an ARMY tank assembly plant... WWII....
a massive building .. over 1,000,000 square feet of display floor... 2,200,000 square feet of building.
next to the Cleveland International Airport...
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Originally Posted by chuck_thehammer View Post
the sound is Wonderful.... a v8...

back in the day... it was $ 3,000... supercharger was another $ 800.. engine alone...un- assembled
Ehhh....for that price I think I'll pass! I could build a real 383 stroker for my truck for that price. But i can see how those little engines cost so much. It takes time and precision to make something like that. Theyre still really cool though!
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Originally Posted by VoltageDrop View Post
Ehhh....for that price I think I'll pass! I could build a real 383 stroker for my truck for that price. But i can see how those little engines cost so much. It takes time and precision to make something like that. Theyre still really cool though!
Yes, Sir... his machining ability are super.
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Not as cool as a supercharged 1/4 scale v8 engine, but a nitro burner nonetheless. Paris Racing Novarossi BX21 with the backplate mounted boost chamber circa 2000; NIB. Iíd like to know how the boost chamber is installed into the backplate. It looks like it was machined separately and affixed to the backplate somehow. With the boost chamber attached, the engine wonít fit my truggy engine mount. I donít want to modify the engine mount if I donít have to all the while keeping the vintage-ish parts original.
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I have three different sizes of Enya 4-strokes. I’d like to try stuffing my .60 into one of my LST2 trucks with a forward/reverse and hi/low transmission to see what it could do with 4-stroke torque.

This is my .46 4-stroke from Enya. It has a 14,000rpm redline, dual cams (all Enya 4-stroke engines can be timed to run in either direction; CW or CCW), and they love low nitro fuel. I also have a .60 4-cycle as well as a 1.20ci 4-stroke.
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Diesels. I play with Diesels a little bit. This engine is a Russian made MDS 3.5cc marine diesel. I got it for less than $20 slightly used. Itís got ABC construction and o-ringed head... However the tommy bar (compression adjustment) needs a locking lever installed so it will hold its setting. Vibration often causes them to change and that can cause it to flame out or go over-compressed. This engine will either go liquid cooled in a RC truck or Iíll stuff it in my old Graupner Arrow mono boat.

Itís rather weird to see a rear exhaust that uses a bolt-on muffler or header. I modified an HPI .15FE manifold to fit this engine and then use a silicone coupler to connect a muffler. Diesels do not care very much at all what kind of exhaust system they have - they run pretty much the same because the fuel nearly completely burns during combustion unlike glow fuel in glow engines. Tuned exhausts rarely boost power more than a few hundred rpm.
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when I flew RC aircraft... I ran a Saito FA100 4 stroke... Golden Knight
3 blade propeller..
7 foot wingspan,, high wing..
with automatic on-board glow power... for idle down landings... ( no flame out )

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I don’t like Saito or OS 4-strokes. They don’t have the rpm capability that Enya has... the Golden Knight paint scheme is sharp looking, but the front camshaft is what makes those engines ugly. Nice running engines, but not as aesthetically pleasing for me.

I like weird stuff though...
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