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Old 06-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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Im not sure I like the engine. Does anyone know of an engine mount I can get to mount a traxxas 3.3 in it? I have an extra 3.3 around that ran strong that I wanted to try. I believe the 8ight has the 427 in it now. thanks for any help you can give.
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Uh no. The 3.3 is a small block engine. Besides you will find it lacking power very quickly in a 1/8.
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Won't work.
The 3.3 is a small block, and the 427 is a big block.
To my knowledge there is no cross over mount.
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ok then, I just traded a Jato for this buggy and it seemsto take a few seconds to take off. Is this normal for these big blocks or maybe just time for a rebuild. As for power once I get going this thing flies. just was looking for some take off power.
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ok then, I just traded a Jato for this buggy and it seemsto take a few seconds to take off. Is this normal for these big blocks or maybe just time for a rebuild. As for power once I get going this thing flies. just was looking for some take off power.
sounds like a tuning issue or a clutch issue. If it is tuned well, I would look into the clutch. That engine should throw the buggy around like a rag doll.
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ok Ill check the clutch. Do these have a slipper clutch and a bellhousing clutch like the traxxas models?
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ok Ill check the clutch. Do these have a slipper clutch and a bellhousing clutch like the traxxas models?
No slipper clutch in anything 1/8.
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the 427 has plenty of power, i would say rich low end, since you say it takes a sec to get going then it takes off....


but it could be a worn clutch too, take the engine out, pop the clutch bell off, and you will see 2 or 4 pads, if they look warn(back of the shoe looks like a ramp sorta) then replace the shoes, if you have digital calipers you can measure them too.
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thanks for the help, I will try and check that out tomorrow at work. I am excited to see what this buggy will do on our local track. There is a triple that a x2 truggy was doing that I couldnt with my revo gotta try it with this buggy. BTW is there a Losi forum anywhere?
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these are some pics of my clutch

ttp://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/rage326/DSC09864.jpg
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thanks for the help, I will try and check that out tomorrow at work. I am excited to see what this buggy will do on our local track. There is a triple that a x2 truggy was doing that I couldnt with my revo gotta try it with this buggy. BTW is there a Losi forum anywhere?


2.0B thread
8IGHT 2.0!

1.0B thread
Losi 8ight building and setup

2.0T thread
8T 2.0

that's more then a couple hundred page's for ya.
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these are some pics of my clutch

ttp://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/rage326/DSC09864.jpg
ttp://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt340/rage326/DSC09865.jpg
Here are the correct links
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t...6/DSC09864.jpg
http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/t...6/DSC09865.jpg

It's toast. Infact burnt toast.

You will need...

http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=2714
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=2683
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=2696
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=4062
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=2674


And maybe
http://carolinasrc.com/Webstore/Scri...idproduct=2676

That should get you going again.
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your clutch appears to be toast....you can measure it with caliper's....but i can tell you right now the clutch is fubard and you need new shoes and more then likely spring's.
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psh....damn data error's....Ill be excited tomorrow after the down time so they can fix this once and for all.
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thanks guys you have been a good help. I ordered all those parts but the BH it didnt seem to be grooved and it was out of stock.
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