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Old 02-03-2009, 04:42 PM   #31
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So the jamminkrazy would you reccomend the nova for my 8 buggy instead of the s5? On other thread, you seemed to swear by rb engines.
I wouldn't say that. I run both and love both. I actually swear by novarossi engines, which transfers over to RB engines because they are made by novarossi. Really, there are alot of good engine makers out there. I have mainly run novarossi, RB and OS, and to tell you the truth I love them all I think the S5 is a great engine but to buy one new you would be over the $200 price tag. And I highly reccomend buying new. there are just too many ways to mess up an engine to buy used.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:49 PM   #32
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I think the go .21 7 port would be the best choice in that price range. A very good engine and for price range it's extremely great. A 086 pipe design = dream pipe for that match
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:54 PM   #33
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Blackhawk, have you had experience with this engine and can you tell me about it if you have?
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:04 PM   #34
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Either a nova/rex/top p5... all around best motor for the price that we've ran in 6 years.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #35
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Move to sunny Southern, California. It has been in the 80s the past couple of weeks and you can race pretty much year round here.
+1. There really isnt a winter over here. It was sunny and in the 80s today.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #36
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Blackhawk, have you had experience with this engine and can you tell me about it if you have?
No, but one of my buddies who i share a tent with in summer racing has it in his losi 8ight B 1.0 and it screams. It can keep a tune and the top end is insane.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #37
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you will like the bf series mills! i have run mine on and off for 2 seasons! right now it needs a new conrod at 7 gallons! i plan to replace as the motor still a great pinch and is a screamer in my truggy!im good for another 3-5 gallons im sure. ive havent run it in a few months as i have not gotten around to ordering the stuff i need for it! i ran mine with a jp3 and it screamed!
good bang for your buck!

only drawback is it lacks power on top some. ive spoiled myself lately with an osspeed
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Get a Nova based engine for your first race engine. Easy to tune and long lasting. I have a GO 7p and I love it as well but I can tune an engine pretty easily. The Nova's are good for the learning curve and a little more forgiving than other engines. Just a side note when you do get your engine don't be so eager to get your race tune in. Run it slightly rich learn and enjoy. Running a lil rich won't harm your engine. Running a lil lean will!!!!

Keep in mind any all engines have a tuning window. Where the engine will perform good, great or best. Any modded engines tuning window will be smaller how small depends on the extent of the modding. Thats why I advised you they were a pain to tune. Atleast if your not a good tuner or are new to tuning.
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I think the go .21 7 port would be the best choice in that price range. A very good engine and for price range it's extremely great. A 086 pipe design = dream pipe for that match
+1 on the Go Tech 7 port turbo but with a 053 pipe instead of a 086.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:44 PM   #40
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pm me when you are ready to buy grassey , i will make sure you are taken care of if you run novarossi engines
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:50 PM   #41
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houston.......... do any of the p5 series motors produce power like a v-spec?
my dilemma is i love the power of os mills but i also love the quality/life of the nova mills.
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houston.......... do any of the p5 series motors produce power like a v-spec?
They do after mugenb46 gets a hold of them
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No doubt the nova n21 is a great little engine for $150. I have ran a few .21 mills, o.s speed, nova n21, jpx.21 and currently the GRP. 21 & .28. My favorite engine for the money was the JAMMIN JPX.21 & .28 engines. I believe the JPX.21 goes for arround $225. Excellent power, great bottom end and descent on fuel. At aprox. 2 1/2-3 gallons I replaced the bearings with ceramics not because they failed but to insure engine life. When I quit running the JPX.21 last year at aprx. 9 1/2 - 10 gallons it still ran awesome. Infact I pulled it out of the box last month to break it down for inspection and it still has a lot of compression and looks in perfect shape. The nova turbo #5 ultra plugs give it a great idle.
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