Probably everyone knew someone at some point who owned a Cox .049 powered Jeep.
The Command Jeep was one of the more detailed ready-to-run models that Cox offered back in the 1970′s. It had a detailed body with nice add-ons like a whip Antenna, spare tire and gas can.
Under the hood, it was classic Cox. The .049 engine with heat sink head and pull start, drove a spiral gear that meshed with the axle drive gear. For starting, a slide “clutch” would disengage the axle gear from the spiral gear. The axle gear could slide along the axle to disengage/engage by means of a slide switch on the bottom of the Jeep.
Does it run? You betcha! Here’s an action shot taken while running:
…and of course, no action photo would be complete without some video!:
Originally posted 2010-02-01 00:15:20.
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