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Farm Boy Serial #003
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:57:22 PM »
Here's a Pic of Farm Boy Serial #003 that I finished on Mar 19, 2009.
Jim

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 08:59:41 PM »
Jim,

Very nice.  I love the image of the farmer.  What's he holding?

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 07:11:24 AM »
Some kind of hoe. Here's a close up.
Jim

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 07:09:51 PM »
jim: i was wondering what you used to make the clear ends on your gas tank, are they plastic of some kind or are they glass?

thanks
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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 08:16:52 AM »
 The glass is flat mineral glass watch crystals, (Plexiglas crazes after a while). Cost about $ 9.50 for a set of 3. You can get it any dia. (goes up by .004" or .1mm sizes) and thickness - 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm. The 3.0mm thickness equals .120" so if you make a 1/16" recess in the tank flanges you can put a nice thin "O" ring inside for a seal. Never had one leak yet!

 I was looking for some way to put a small neat fuel gauge on a tank, then it dawned on me to make the whole tank a gauge. I have a problem with filling the tanks. I always try to get 2 1/2 oz. of fuel in a 2 oz. tank and as many times as I've tried it, it still doesn't fit!

Here's the site where I get mine.

http://www.ofrei.com/thick-mineral-glass.htm

There are even more sizes if you look around the site. It's a large site and you can get lost quickly.

Jim
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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 09:35:46 PM »
thanks jim for the website, i have about 6 or 8 engines that could use gas tanks like yours.

i know all about trying to put 2 1/2 oz in a 2 oz tank  ::)

thank again
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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 01:19:20 AM »
Here's a Pic of Farm Boy Serial #003 that I finished on Mar 19, 2009.
Jim

Nice work!
I am new to this hobby, could you, or anyone out there explain the "hit and miss" theory of this engine??
Thanks in advance all!!

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 08:54:32 AM »
Hello,
I just love your 'Farm Boy' motif on the cylinder block.
Can I ask you how you did it ?
Is it a transfer of some kind, suely you didn't paint it by hand.
With thanks
Tonya

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 08:24:14 AM »
It's a transfer decal that I made using some clip art and my printer. If you would like some decals for a Farm Boy I have some extras, they just won't have the SN#. Just let me know.

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Re: Farm Boy Serial #003
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 11:52:43 AM »
Hello Sir,
Is there nothing that can't be done on a computer ?
For the lettering I made some masks and painted 'FARM BOY' on the cylinders but they still look a bit bare compared to yours.
My cylinders are dark green with yellow lettering but I guess that your transfer would show up nicely.
I would very much like to take you up on your offer.
I live in Scotland but have a son in San Francisco if that helps.
My Email address is 'anthony.sheena@virgin.net' if you would like to contact me direct.
With best wishes
Tony