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Old 02-22-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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what would be a better choice for motor for newbie to eight scale
werks b3, os vg,nova 3port
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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Can't go wrong with the VG. All 3 of those most would aggree that the OS would be easier to break in and tune. The Werks and Nova are great quality too, I just think the OS will be easier to learn with.
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what pipe would you run with the vg
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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Ofna 086 or JP-2 with the nod going to the JP-2 since they are so durable.
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someone also suggested sportwerks v2 does this have more power than vg
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I would suggest the b3. A few of the locals in my area have had issues with the vg.
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I HEARD YOU NEED TO HAVE THE ENGINE SEALED BEFORE YOU RUN IT
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go with the vg. i'm gonna buy an 1/8 buggy is a couple weeks and this is the motor im putting in with the jp-2 pipe.

i've also heard that they have air leaks but the people said once they sealed it up, it ran smooth and fast.




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Another vote for the VG...Great price, good power, good reliability, great longevity (if kept tuned), and easy to keep tuned. Definitely a great engine for anyone, especially someone new to nitro...The pipe depends on the size of the track. I prefer the JP-3 unless you are on a really small, tight, track. Then go with the JP-1.

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I have both the VG and the B-3. My Vg was a pain to break in, the pinch was way to tight an then after a little over a gallon it lost compression. In my experience OS is hit or miss. I have had one that ran great and still runs great but then another one that crapped out way too soon.

The B3 has been a great motor with a slight power advantage over the VG. I ran both with a JP-2.
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Was your vg sealed before you ran it
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i havent ran the vg but i love my nova 3 port..runs great all around.im using the jp-2 pipe too. even on the throttle lots im getting good run times too atleast 7 minutes and lots at 10 minutes..
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