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Continental R Engine Need Help Please!

turfcat idol

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Like many other Turfcat II owners we need help finding ignition parts. Ours has the Continental R engine model B1B-247 serial 0121. I believe it is the original distributor made by Ducellier. We need points, condensor and maybe a coil, also if anyone knows what spark plug should be used.
Thank you

BTW: Does anyone know what happened to Mid America Power Center....there web site has been suspended.
 

oldproff

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11/03/2013
Re: Continental R Engine Need Help Please!!

Welcome to the stak. Some one here will probably have an answer for you. Bill K
 

Bud Tierney

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Re: Continental R Engine Need Help Please!!

I'm sure I had midamericapowercenters adds etc somewhere, but, of course, can't find it, altho I assume their website suspended means they're Kaput....
continentalengines.com/wisconsin-motors.html still comes up, if you haven't tried them.
If they're no help, have you tried Googling Renault ign parts and/or Ducellier ign parts?? Those Cont "R" engines are Renaults, if you weren't already aware. Is Renault still producing cars?? I find no Renault dealer in the local phone book.
Let us know who you've tried
 

turfcat idol

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Re: Continental R Engine Need Help Please!!

Thanks Bud for the reply, yes I have searched the web high and low and everwhere in between!! The reason I was asking about Mid America Power Center is when we (our R/C flying club) first got the Turfcat it needed a water pump and they had it. Thought they might be a supplier for the needed ignition parts.
 

Ed Radtke

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The last price I saw on tuneup parts was astronomical. I think a pertronics electronic kit is cheaper.But you could try a real auto parts store.You will need the distributor numbers.
 

Bud Tierney

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Looks like Mid America Power Center is (was?) in St Paul, Minn, phone on online business registries 651-486-7499.
If their phones gone they're probably gone, too--they were the place to go for the Cont R engine parts.
Seems like one of the Dcellier hits that came up mentioned Pertronix ignitions, as Ed R suggested. Good luck.
 

pond scum

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Ignition Parts for a Jacobsen Turfcat II gw 224
4 cyl ohv Continental R08 or Renault B1B-247 Engine

NAPA ECH EP163 Dist. Cap
ECH EP173 Dist. Rotor
ECH EP153 Condenser
ECH CS252 Points

Worked in my Turfcat.

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Ignition Parts Jacobsen Turfcat II gw224
4-cyl ohv Continental R08 or Renault B1B-247 engine.

NAPA ECH EP163 Dist. Cap
ECH EP173 Dist. Rotor
ECH EP153 Condenser
ECH CS252 Points

Worked in my Turfcat.
 

cubcadet

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Hi, I have a Turfcat T436G and just read this thread and ordered me up some ignition parts. Totol for points, cond., cap, rotor and wires came to about $80 +S&H. I saved more than $100 by going through Northern Power Products. Thanks for the info.

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Hi, I have a Turfcat T436G and just read this thread and ordered me up some ignition parts. Totol for points, cond., cap, rotor and wires came to about $80 +S&H. I saved more than $100 by going through Northern Power Products. Thanks for the info.
Edit:
Jacobsen Turfcat T436G, 4cyl. Continental R11 engine w/ Ducellier distributor 2525565A
 
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