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Old 08-27-2003, 10:38 PM   #61
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Wonder how the fuel economy on the VBZ is? The unmodded Novas seem to have no probs reaching the 7.5 - 8.5 minute mark.

have to have my final descision down before my next pay haha

Pretty sure It will be the VBZ, unless it can't even make it past the 5.5 minute mark, and still not be as completely ballistic as the Nova P5's seem to be

Grrrr, choices! Always a trade-off
i just run in my VZB last meeting and I refuel at 7 1/2 min and still alot of fuel in the fuel tank and the engine was running 114deg..
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You sure that wasn't 114*C?
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You sure that wasn't 114*C?
yup it's 114 C
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Old 08-28-2003, 12:18 AM   #64
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how many is that in F
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237...not bad.
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Kinda hard to believe unless his first stop was at twelve minutes cause he sat there and idled for the first 8 minutes Or he must have a huge fuel tank and u guys just dont inspect stuff like that.
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yeah, uhmm 12 minutes seems like an aweful long time.

He's either idling alot of the tank, or has an extra large tank.

Longest I've run straight with a TC with 75cc of fuel, and a Novarossi Top TN12 was 9 minutes. Don't know the max you can run without idling a .21 the whole tank, with the standard sized buggy tanks, but I know most people don't go over 7.5 minutes without a refuel during a race. With most pitting at about the 6minute mark.
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When I ran the 6mm restricor in my WS7, I could make 8 minutes, fueling at 7.5. I'm running the 7mm restrictor now, not sure if I could make 7.5 still, so I just play it safe and pit twice.
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yeah, uhmm 12 minutes seems like an aweful long time.

He's either idling alot of the tank, or has an extra large tank.

Longest I've run straight with a TC with 75cc of fuel, and a Novarossi Top TN12 was 9 minutes. Don't know the max you can run without idling a .21 the whole tank, with the standard sized buggy tanks, but I know most people don't go over 7.5 minutes without a refuel during a race. With most pitting at about the 6minute mark.


nope when the organiser checked his fuel tank it still under 125cc and the way he control the throtle is the most important thing during the race.....


even my JP PRO 2002 i refuel once in 15 min races i came to the pit at 8 min and there is still some fuel in the fuel tank.......
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You must be running on a flat track or something. For sure u have no elevation changes or anything. You point me to a .21 engine that can keep up with a P5 both on low and high end and last 12 minutes wihtout having to pit then I am sold and will buy one "yesterday". I wonder how come the PRO sponsored guys dont use em?????!
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Uh, if you're talking about the V01b or VZ-B, they do use them.

I've decided against buying the V01b, mainly because it will cost me the money for the engine, plus $65 for the head, plus $120 for a T-2050 pipe, and having that engine sitting there will make me want to build an Unlimited monster truck so the engine doesn't just sit there, and it goes on and on. I figure this way I'll save money.
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Speedydave, for sure the PRO guys use those. But I know for a fact that they dont get 12 minutes to the tank. Unless they sell that "special" engine to Australian drivers only!
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on a oil track. Yes, slow is fast, didn't you know?
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Humm, well I guess it is possible ... nothing saying its impossible. Just hard to believe is all, but I shall take your word for it .. and wish I could get 12 minutes on a tank :P hehe

Eltorito, alot of pro sponsored guys use the OS engine. The race I was at this past weekend, there were a handful of OS engines .. and all made it about ~8minutes or more on a tank. The track was jam packed full of HUGE jumps, dips, fast sections, huge back straight etc. I think the best lap of the weekend was just under 1 minute.
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