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Old 07-26-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Just getting back into R/C after being out for 20yrs.... I was given a OFNA 2wd with a Force 15 that I would like to restore and bash with. The threads for the glow plug are trashed, searched around for a bit and ordered a new button for it but was not the same, this motor is a few years old but otherwise looks to be in good condition. What are my options for this motor? Does anybody know were to find parts for a older force motor???

I searched and found that the airplane crowd use helicoils but the car crowd appears not to trust them, what's your thoughts?


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Old 07-26-2014, 11:10 PM   #2
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keep an eye on ebay. Your best bet is to buy a new motor. a trx pro .15 is nice and reliable
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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SH engines are plentiful and affordable on eBay. For bashing they are good engines and run well. Golden Lion (parent company) make a lot of house brand engines i.e. Losi's 350, 450 and dynamite's including the new gas motor just to name a few.

I have a pull start side exhaust slide carb .18 that was under $70 shipped from China. There are a bunch of different configurations available so you can get one to fit.
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Hi everybody!

Just getting back into R/C after being out for 20yrs.... I was given a OFNA 2wd with a Force 15 that I would like to restore and bash with. The threads for the glow plug are trashed, searched around for a bit and ordered a new button for it but was not the same, this motor is a few years old but otherwise looks to be in good condition. What are my options for this motor? Does anybody know were to find parts for a older force motor???

I searched and found that the airplane crowd use helicoils but the car crowd appears not to trust them, what's your thoughts?


Thanks
Could you post a picture of your engine?

If you can't find parts for it, I recommend a Go engine. I've got one of their sport engines in my buggy with about a gallon through it so far and it runs great. HobbyKing is selling them for $40-50 but they are the real deal - just unbadged Go engines. If you ever need parts you can get them from Go, a Go distributor, or rc-willpower on eBay.

Go .15: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...e_for_Car.html

Go .18: http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...e_for_Car.html

Just noticed that the .18 is in stock at HK's US warehouse. Otherwise they take about a week and a half out of Hong Kong.
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