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GLOBEE Fireplug
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:16:06 PM »
All this talk a couple months ago about Globee refurbishment got me to thinking.. I have one of those GloBees that I bought about 40 years ago from Don Still's hobby shop.. It still works but is showing it's age.. The plastic case is deteriorating and falling apart.. It has changed color from the original red to a dark tan.. Does anyone know where I might find a replacement case??


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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 09:29:14 PM »
Good luck finding one of those.


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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 11:32:43 PM »
Good luck finding one of those.


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Yeah, I know it's a long shot.. As I stated, mine works just fine, it's just falling apart.. Held together with duct tape and zip ties.. Hopefully, someone has a non-working one or one that's not being used anymore but has a good case.. IF push comes to shove, I think I can fashion a case from one of those electrical junction boxes and stuff all the GloBee guts into it...
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 04:17:39 AM »
Check if someone has a 3D printed one?
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 07:30:06 AM »
Yeah, I know it's a long shot.. As I stated, mine works just fine, it's just falling apart.. Held together with duct tape and zip ties.. Hopefully, someone has a non-working one or one that's not being used anymore but has a good case.. IF push comes to shove, I think I can fashion a case from one of those electrical junction boxes and stuff all the GloBee guts into it...

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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 03:52:34 PM »
If it works, why not just re-paint?
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 11:01:34 PM »
If it works, why not just re-paint?

It's beyond a paint job.. The case is so -- what's a good word here -- rotten it's falling apart.. Paint won't do any good..

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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 10:14:03 PM »
Nick,  I can probably help you out.  Let me check my stash, pretty sure I have some extras. 

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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2021, 09:26:23 AM »
Nick,  I can probably help you out.  Let me check my stash, pretty sure I have some extras.

I would sure appreciate it if you  can help.. I'm not looking for a freebee, I'm willing to pay for a good one, working or not.. I just need the three pieces of the case...
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2021, 01:20:25 PM »
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2021, 05:45:22 PM »
Nick,  I can probably help you out.  Let me check my stash, pretty sure I have some extras.

I am in the  same shape, I have one  that  the  red  case  , either  top or  bottom, collapsed  and  pinches  the  arm that turn the  volts up and down, the  meter  is  dead too, even though  the  battery  lights up glow plugs

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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2021, 06:59:37 PM »
Check if someone has a 3D printed one?

Put me down for two of those.


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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2021, 07:01:13 PM »
I am in the  same shape, I have one  that  the  red  case  , either  top or  bottom, collapsed  and  pinches  the  arm that turn the  volts up and down, the  meter  is  dead too, even though  the  battery  lights up glow plugs

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Yep, that's how mine started, Randy.  Next, the case will start to flake and chip, and the case will also start to distort if it hasn't already. The bottom of my case shrunk and now the battery has to be forced into the case.. My case has split in a few places.. It's now held together with zip ties and duct tape.. But like yours, mine also still works. In all the years Iv'e been modeling, I haven't found a better gloplug driver.. I just can't bring myself to throw it away..

What I did originally was: Open the case and remove the battery.. Remove the thumb nuts on the terminals and then remove the metal nuts holding the posts in place.. If need be, you can use a screwdriver to access the other end of the posts from the inside.. Very carefully separate the two top parts of the case. Don't remove the screw/posts. Slip a couple #6 washers over the posts and put everything back together.. The washers raise the top just enough to open the slot enough the pot arm can slide about... 
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Re: GLOBEE Fireplug
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2021, 02:50:37 PM »
I knew going in, finding a case was a long shot.. Well folks, that long shot paid off in aces.. Thanks to Mike Hazel and Dan McEntee, I now have two complete  working GloBees.. AND I have almost enough parts for a 3rd one.. I've been a member of StuntHanger for a long time, but it's been a few years since I've been here.. I was a stranger to both these guys, but they stepped up to help me and I really, really appreciate that..

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