Originally Posted by duh702GT
How would you rate that motor in the GT I haven't ran mine yet but I'm praying its gonna be a monster at the track an kill on the straight away.
I'm running it with a buku clutch and nova Rossi efra 9886 pipe. Let me know what you think.
The 35 plus .21 is OK on the bottom but it sings at the mid to top rpm range as long as the engine is properly tuned. This engine will perform very well at the mid to large size tracks. This engine does not have the torque as some of the premium 7 port engines do, so to compensate for that is to lower the 1st pinion to 15 tooth and 2nd with 19th tooth. Make adjustment on the spur gears to go bigger or smaller depending on the track size. 9886 is a great pipe for the 35 plus, you'll like it! One more thing to try is to use harder clutch springs to assist on the slight weaker power delivery on the low rpm range. Overall, the 9 port 35 plus .21 is a great engine from Novarossi. However, if you want engines that will give you the power from the bottom to the top then a 7 port rally or engines like a Kappo, 7T, 7T rally Kangaroo, or offroad engines such as a Bonito or a Roma will be some of the excellent choices for these GT cars.
The number one message for people to take home when running these GT cars is that ANY good quality and reliable engines from the Novarossi or any other brand is very competitive. Many racers who is new to this class will soon find out the beauty of this class IS NOT ABOUT WHO HAS THE FASTEST ENGINE or DEEPEST POCKET in order to podium. To podium in this awesome GT class one must practice to drive well at a consistent level, learn the overall setup of his/her car (clutch tuning, engine tuning, pipe/header, proper gearing, etc.).
As part of the general rules for this class, one must run rubber tires, shaft-driven, standard clutch (no centax clutch allowed). Because of these rules anyone from 1/8 scale offroad or onroad can run their offroad or onroad engines and be very competitive. In addition, anyone who is looking for a low buget but great performance and reliable engine can pick up a Nova 5T basic sport, a Nova 7T basic sport and he/she will be amazed how competitive these engines can be comparing to a high dollar onroad engine.
I hope the message above make sense to folks who race in this great GT class that many others and I love so much.
Lets continue to work together and grow this awesome GT8 (Super GT) class in 2013 and beyond!!!
Andy Liu "Flyin' Hawaiian"