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Old 06-11-2007, 09:58 AM
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what is the power,fuel consumption,and life expectancy been like on these?
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:29 AM
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great engine!!!!!! its not the best in any of these areas, but its very good in all of them....
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:22 AM
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Bingo.

I've been running these engines for a while now, both in stock and modified (Draked) versions. Awesome power (try a JP-1 or the Trinity 069 pipe) and very respectable fuel economy. It's not a problem to expect quite a few gallons of run time through the engines before it's time for a rebuild.

It is mentioning, however, that (like many engines these days) it's a good investment to check into some ceramic bearings, like those from TKO. Engine manufacturers as of late are producing engines with such tight tolerances that the bearings are actually "too good". The ceramic bearings put up with more abuse.
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the one i was looking at was the one from carolinasrc.com that claims to be modded and worked on by Adam himself and comes with TKO ceramics in it
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Adam does modify and seal the engines personally, usually in his garage, haha.

I'm not kidding.
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how much run time should i expect with a jp1 on the hand modded engine??? approximately. i am running a 21-5K and get around 8 minutes maybe 8 1/2.
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Run time is too dependent on a large number of variables to give you a ballpark figure.

With that said, I usually pit around 8 minutes when driving at a comfortable pace.
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what plug do you run. if you run a novarossi #5 is it short or long?
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I run the McCoy MC59, which is a long plug (or at least, not O.S. short).
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ok. i'm a little confused. are DRAKED motors standard or turbo head. this one specifically http://www.carolinasrc.com/Webstore/...idproduct=4481
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Good question
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that engine is not a turbo plug it uses a standard plug....i would use a mc-59 or os r5 plug in that engine....
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From that page....

"This engine works best with a Jammin' JP1 or Trinity Drake Pro Long Pipe (TRI40023). It uses standard glow plugs, and works best with Trinity Drake Pro Hot Plugs (TRI40028), and also works well with Novarossi #5 Plugs."

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"In an age where kids seek fame and success by racing toy cars, you remember to keep it fun. You're the man" -Aaron Waldron

GREAT QUOTE!!!!!!!!!!!
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