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Old 03-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Building the wife a Car, what motor?

Ok everyone, i need some help here, While my Wife (we are getting married in less than 2 months actually) always says that she doesnt want a nitro car, It is not at all uncommon for her to take the remote away from me here on our backyard track and run The T-maxx around. She likes my Buggy better but is scared that she will mess it up because its much faster than my 3.3 T-maxx (Ofna .32 Violator).
I wanted to just buy her a new car but cant really swing the extra money for one right now. I am always biulding and selling cars locally and I have collected up a nice stockpile of stuff and I started biulding her an Ofna Ultra MBX comp. I have plenty of spare parts for that model and I have a brand new clear body that I can paint up to look great. She's actually seen me biulding the car and has no idea its for her lol.
What i need is a motor. It doesnt have to be a powerhouse race bred track thrasher, but something very easy to tune, drive and learn with. I am going to purchase a new motor but keep in mind that i am on a budget. What should i be looking for?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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i would say a novarossi 3 port .21bf its about $170 its got good torque and the top end inst to much and the engine parts are to high in price and they last a long time
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i would say a novarossi 3 port .21bf its about $170 its got good torque and the top end inst to much and the engine parts are to high in price and they last a long time
novarossi n21b limited gonna have to pick one up from amain hobbies as they bought the whole shipment kendall is a good guy though
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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PICCO BAS OR PICCO P3R both sub $200 motors both will accomplish ur task with ease
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #5
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I have always had great luck with the Hyper .21 8-port..$110, last forever, easy break in, tons of power, easy to tune
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+1 on the Novarossi N21 Limited, Great quality and awesome carb!

Also, the RB S3 would be a good option as well, smooth power band, and last forever! I have 4 gallons on mine and it gets better every gallon! That and its cheap to rebuild. Found piston and sleeve for $85
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dynamite 427. known to last up to 10 gallons from what i hear. they go for like 150 i think i have one i might be willing to sell with 1.5 gallons on it. you can pm me if you would like
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The Mach 427 would be good. They are very easy to tune, reliable, very long lasting engines. This engine keeps on going and going.... They are $120 NIB on ebay. Ive heard of one person getting 18 gallons on them. Although I think there on a little , I do believe that he probably got around 12-15 gallons on it. I have it in my 8ight, little too much bottom for mine (the 8 is light), but for that ofna it should do just fine. It's a fuel hog though-like all .26 and .28 engines.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #9
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what about this motor?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12591
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:41 PM   #10
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well since its a basher get the go tech 3 port sport 100 bucks or my choice the nova 21 bf
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+1 on the novarossi. Good quality, should last and it's a good motor to learn on.
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I would suggest a Go Tech 3 Port Sport model (blue cooling head) since it doesn't sound like she will be racing. You can find them all over for $99. Great little motor for the price and mine runs like a champ. Tunes well and holds that tune. Also has enough power for anything I need right now yet is easy to control.
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Thanks for the input everyone. I am going to look into the Go-tech and the Rossi engine as well. I am worried that the dynaminte 427 will be a little too much motor for her to learn on. If anyone else has any other idea's feel free to let me know
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Thanks for the input everyone. I am going to look into the Go-tech and the Rossi engine as well. I am worried that the dynaminte 427 will be a little too much motor for her to learn on. If anyone else has any other idea's feel free to let me know
-Will
careful going to cheap on the engine i had one of my buddies a few years back who built his wife a car , she wanted to race but had a very hard time with having almost no power to make the jumps which made her give it up . needless to say , clint dont race anymore
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os-rg was the engine

n21b limited , best in the bang for the buck dept.
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No GO engines.... sucks and won't hold a tune. Monty tried everything with that mill and no luck. Nova p5xs
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