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Old 10-05-2006, 06:17 PM   #2851
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Thanks! The bodies turned out better than I thought!

The Drake engines are Picco based, built to Trinity's (and Adam's) specs. We've been running O'Donnell 77 plugs (yes, it's the hot plug, that wasn't a typo), a Jammin' JP-1 pipe (but the Picco 069 should have more top-end), and the Jammin' header.

So far, I really, REALLY like it. Lots of power but it's quite tractable; it's smooth without being too violent, there's just a lot at your disposal. Fuel mileage has been awesome, and I'm sure the responsibility for that is shared between the engine and the new car. Tuning has been easy as well and we haven't had any problems with over-heating or lean-bogging.
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Old 10-08-2006, 08:17 PM   #2852
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Aaron,
Is the tank insert in the 8ight fuel tank make it 125 cc with or without?
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:44 AM   #2853
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From how it was explained to me, the tank should be 125cc without the insert, and an appropriate length of fuel line. If you want to run an external fuel filter, you should run that insert to compensate for the extra capacity.

Personally, I see no reason for an external filter; the one it the tank should do the job, and that setup will allow for more fuel in the car at each fuel stop.
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Thanks aaron,
that helps a lot. I am planning on taking it out. the reason I asked was that I ran out of fuel in one of my qualifiers this past weekend. I didn't notice the insert until before the mains so I left it in. Luckily I was able to finish although once a little in the lead I let off some on the straight to conserve fuel which is good as I ran out of fuel about 15-20 seconds after taking the win.
just needed to be sure, as they are now teching in the Florida State Offroad Series
I agree too, there is no need for an external filter with the one in the tank.

what is appropriate length? I just used what was already connected to the tank when I got the car
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:40 AM   #2855
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That's fine. With the other cars on the market, you generally have to run quite a bit of fuel line, and a fuel filter or two, in order to meet the 125cc limit. During a quick fuel stop, this fuel line and filter doesn't fill completely, which means your car may not take on a full 125cc of fuel. With Losi's tank design, the tank is much closer to 125cc and doesn't require a lot of fuel line or external filters to meet the ROAR/IFMAR rule for tank capacity. This means you can take on more fuel during a quick pit stop.

As for driving easier to conserve fuel, smart thinking! There is not much time to be won or lost on the straightaway during a race, but it's a great chance to conserve fuel. The slower you apply throttle when racing through the infield will also increase mileage as you minimize wheelspin and only use the energy required to move your car around the track.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:53 AM   #2857
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #2858
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Aaron i need help with a motor selection, i'm running 1-10 gas truck, i am interested in the novarossi cx 12, i have been running a mt12 but didn't know if the cx may be better for our small indoor very smooth mediam size mediam grip track. any thoughts would be great.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:02 PM   #2859
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If your mt .12 is still in good shape just turn down the throttle epa. I ran the same engine in my truck indoors on a track like that and it was great. I limit the epa on all smaller tracks with my gasser and mod truck and it helps a ton. No sense getting a new engine if yours is still good when you can do that or just drop a couple teeth on the spur gear, whichever you prefer.
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JB1, thanks man ya it is still in great shape and runs like a raped ape. i just love this motor. what part of MI are you from, i grew up in NILES. so what pipes have you heard of are good with this motor. i heard AE has a new"smoothy pipe" have you heard anything on this.
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oh i have a MR12 also that should be interesting
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:34 PM   #2862
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From the tri-cities area of mi. I read recently the smoothy pipe is alot like the drake pipe. Supposed to make the power band feel nice and smooth. Also has a pressure nipple unlike the other ae offroad pipes. What I liked best about the mt .12 is it will run super reliable no matter how rich you set the carb which can be helpful controlling wheelspin as well.
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yup, i see the same with mine, and don't hurt the bottom end any either, i got lucky to have one with a sg crank, dropes right into the new GT, my mr has a standerd crank though, i can pull the mt crank and put it into the mr though if i need it.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:41 PM   #2865
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do you run an os carb on the mt12
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