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Old 12-08-2005, 08:38 PM   #16
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I was told by Fantom that they are coming out with a new line of Italian based engines next year. They've had great success with the FR.12s, but the .21s have been a reliability nightmare.

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Yet another vote for the Nova N21BF. I havn't used one myself (yet) but I have seen em run and they make great power for a budget engine.I ran most all of last season with the SH .21 Pro 2004XP. This was a very good engine for me and I abused it in a big way .I had it temping at 400+ a couple times!!! .I even was once subject to someone in the pits on same channel turning their radio on, which hit mine. Car took off and buried itself in the woods...was probably 15-20 seconds before I got to it, running WOT the whole time. Let 'er cool down a few minutes, and she would start right back up.Got approx 7 Gal through it...could have gotten a lot more...front bearing starting pissing bad on me. I decided to try to replace it and ended up damaging inside the crank case.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #18
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O.S. Max-.21 VZ-B V Spec
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V-Spec-No way,RELIABILITY ISSUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yep it is the truth.

Collari B-7 or P-5,All the way
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:00 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by StephenB
Save your $$$ and get a Nova N21BF. For $200 you can't beat it, and you won't notice the extra power of a P5 versus the extra dime you'll spend.

The other engines listed are excellent choices but your post shows you're on a budget. Save the $100 and stick w/the N21BF, it's a screamer and you can spend that extra $100 on tires, fuel, tools, etc.


the only post that has made sense!

the N21BF is a great motor. Go with that or and OS RG. Don't get anything else, you won't be able to handle the horsepower of anyother motor. Trust me, you don't need more horsepower to win, I do quite well with my RZ-V99b and my MBX-4.

Learn to drive and hone your setup skills first, then step up to more horsepower.
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For the a med-open track I would stay away from the rg. It will go toe to toe with any other motor on anything up to about 80 ft. After that it will lose ground. If the straights are short then let the rg rip. Otherwise you need something with a few more ports for the added top end.
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