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Old 07-15-2004, 05:06 PM   #1
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what is a good engine for running in a GT?
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:12 PM   #2
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Your best bet would be to go with a OS cv or a OS cvr, both are great motors.
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How much money are you willing to spend, and are you bashing or racing?
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Well if you are bashing and have a pretty big budget I would go with Ofna's Small Block 21, or this hpi Small block 18SS

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You cant go wrong with a o.s .12 cvr or cvrx. Its a great engine and holds its tune.
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Any of the Novarossi based motors. I love my Nova. Has run trouble free for years.
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Old 07-18-2004, 08:47 PM   #7
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sorry to jack the post... can ppl tell me are there any bigger fuel tank that will fit the car?? the stock tank is too small..... at least for bashing!!
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:25 PM   #8
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I haven't heard anyone putting bigger tanks in the truck. It's not too much to fill it up as you're driving it around

The tank from the Kyosho truck is quite a bit bigger, and you might be able to make it fit.

The carburetors on the O.S. motors are the best you can get in terms of reliability and ease-of-adjustment, which make them perfect for nitro newbies. A lot of big-name racers switch to O.S. carbs because of their consistency.
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Old 07-18-2004, 09:29 PM   #9
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thanks Aaron !! you da best!!
btw... for the O.S engin, if i have $200 to spend. what should i get? just spend the money on the engin itself? or spend wisly to buy a engin/pipe combo? mainly for bashing and part time racing.
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Old 07-18-2004, 10:52 PM   #10
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The stock header and pipe are actually really pretty good matches for the CV-R. If you want a little more top end power, I'd buy the Losi Drake Edition pipe.

I'd lean towards the CV-R, and make sure you get the rotary carb!
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Sorry to interject but had to ask, you recomend the rotary carb for the Os .12 Cvr. would you please explain? Most of the top canadian drivers are using the slide carb then using exp on the radio to slow down the opening speed. Now I am confused???
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Just go with a OS motor or if you willing to spend some money get a TEAM Orion WASP motor, they scream.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:34 PM   #13
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I presently race an Associeated RC10-gt factory team custom with the Novarossi c-12 side port with slide carb. Presently on gallon #6 on a 4yr old motor and runnin great. I just don't understand the rotory carb idea... I just thought I could learn form another persons experience, that is why I am hear. So much great ideas and experience can only be positive eh?
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:01 PM   #14
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Rotary carbs are less finicky when it comes to imperfect linkage settings. In order to obtain smooth and correctly linear throttle response from a slide carb, your linkage must be set perfectly..which is hard to do in a gas truck, especially the GT.

I would never recommend using exponential on your radio as a crutch to fix problems with setup or driving. It tricks your brain, as well as creates problems further on in the servo travel.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:10 PM   #15
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Thanks Aaron

I apprecieate the info, and kinda makes more sense to me now.
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