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Robert Welford11/04/2020 18:19:55
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With no model flying available today I decided to run up a couple of diesel engines.

I recently acquired an unrun ED Super Fury non-RC. On attempting to run it I noticed that the plastic carburettor body had a crack where it joins the back plate. It was leaking air so getting the engine to run properly was not possible.

i wondered whether anyone knew the best way of mending it? What type of plastic are ED carbs made from and what is the most suitable adhesive to repair it?

All advice appreciated.

BTW Happy Easter!

Malcolm Fisher11/04/2020 19:12:49
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I don't know what type of plastic is used for this but I would most likely use either a car body filler or Milliput. However, I have a plastic backplate for a Super Fury with a PAW carburettor in it and somewhere I must have the venture for the carb. I bought it many years ago but at the time it came without the throttle barrel or needle. If it would solve your problem you are welcome to it if you let me have your address I'll post it to you.


Piers Bowlan11/04/2020 19:23:14
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Some years ago the plastic backplate and RC carb on my ED Racer cracked after a crash. I removed it and cleaned off the oil with every solvent I could find (petrol, meths, cellulose thinners etc.). I then built up several layers of araldite around the split. I thought it would only last two minutes but remarkably it is still stuck together.

When you find out the 'proper' way of repairing it Robert, let me know!

Robert Welford11/04/2020 20:57:38
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Malcolm and Piers thank you for your replies. Malcolm I have sent you a PM.

I don't know why ED decided to use plastic backplate and carburettor body.

I was given an ED 3.46 Hunter as a teenager by the local postman. The Hunter was in good condition, but lacked a carburettor. I bought one from ED that was plastic with plastic backplate. I succeeded in breaking at least two due to vibration. Fortunately, ED replaced both under guarantee.

I used the Hunter in my first single channel R/C model

Edited By Robert Welford on 11/04/2020 20:58:20

brokenenglish11/04/2020 21:27:33
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Being a long-time ED fan and collector, I'd like to point out that all these "iffy" plastic bits are nothing to do with the original ED company!
The company changed hands, for the first time, in the mid-sixties, and after that, the quality was never up to the superb level of the late forties and the fifties.

John Stainforth12/04/2020 11:06:54
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My brother and I had an ED Super Fury in the early sixties and I am sure it had no plastic parts. It was our favorite model diesel engine, with a fantastic performance.

Robert Welford12/04/2020 11:14:09
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ED plastic parts were certainly around in 1973/4. A friend bought an ED Super Fury marine version and it had plastic carb and backplate fitted.

Engine Doctor12/04/2020 11:46:39
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Contact Weston Uk . Alan might have a replacement backplate as he owns the ED Name /Rights and has some parts .Not sure about the Fury ,but its worth a try. If that fails it might be worth looking for a Alloy back.plate on the BMFA or RCM&E classifieds

Piers Bowlan12/04/2020 11:55:32
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That is interesting to hear brokenenglish, I thought using plastic parts was a funny idea! Mine was a marine version which I later converted to aero. I also have a much older ED Racer with a metal carb but not RC.

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 12/04/2020 11:57:24

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