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Old 03-18-2003, 09:07 PM   #16
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I"m thinking about getting a new engine as well, I just don't know whats good or not. I guess I have to see the people at the tracks.
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Old 03-18-2003, 09:08 PM   #17
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all engines no matter what the maker will last long if you take great care of it.just my 2 cents
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Old 03-18-2003, 11:34 PM   #18
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how does the novarossi 12 RS-12 S5 stack up against the engines listed?
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My personal favorite has been Picco engines, modified with a Novarossi slide carb. Easier tuning and MORE power.
Loved Picco engines many time ago (I'm talking of the P5, P5-KS & KSR and the P6) only problem that predated those engines was the play that developed the carb barrel at the little time of having used, but for the rest, engine was quite good.

Too bad, nowadays needed to switch to Nova R1's to power the big bro....
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how does the novarossi 12 RS-12 S5 stack up against the engines listed?
Is a completely different animal. On the three port engines, my personal choosings would be:

- RB 'Rody' models 215 & 235
- Novarrosi S3 (have 'dremeled' some and are insanely quick).
- Sirios (Some had a problem with leaky carbs, suffered one of this, seems that is solved).

On 5 ports, my choose is straight: RB 'Rody' 315 model. The king of the hill on 5 port engines.
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Old 03-19-2003, 12:25 AM   #21
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would i notice a big performance gain going from an OS TR to the novarossi rs12 s5? it is for a 705, parking lot racing.
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would i notice a big performance gain going from an OS TR to the novarossi rs12 s5? it is for a 705, parking lot racing.
Definitely
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Is a completely different animal. On the three port engines, my personal choosings would be:

- RB 'Rody' models 215 & 235
- Novarrosi S3 (have 'dremeled' some and are insanely quick).
- Sirios (Some had a problem with leaky carbs, suffered one of this, seems that is solved).

On 5 ports, my choose is straight: RB 'Rody' 315 model. The king of the hill on 5 port engines.

I second all that!
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taste on your motors, Corse-R

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Guys if he is a beginner start with the RB X12. It's ROAR legal and it's a strong motor. I have one in my NTC3 and I didn't get passed by anyone in our area. Although if you can get a still new Mugen MT12 by all means get it. It has better low power and it should last longer than all the new breed short rod engines. That's an MT12 not the MR12. If you can find the RB x12 for 150 like pops said that's the buy of the summer. It's an awesome motor. Also very easy to tune.

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Guys if he is a beginner start with the RB X12. It's ROAR legal and it's a strong motor. I have one in my NTC3 and I didn't get passed by anyone in our area. Although if you can get a still new Mugen MT12 by all means get it. It has better low power and it should last longer than all the new breed short rod engines. That's an MT12 not the MR12. If you can find the RB x12 for 150 like pops said that's the buy of the summer. It's an awesome motor. Also very easy to tune.
On their original post I haven't read that was a newbie and was asking for a engine for speed and reliability, so figured that wasn't a newbie.

I agree a 210 model from RB is a good starting poing and can be modified and turned into a terrible gargantua who can spank more 'theorical' powerful engines. Only 'flaw' I see on the stock X12 engines is their cast piston who can't withstand the punishment of today racing on 200mm cars.

Can be quite easily solved when needing to install a new P/S with their 1700-036 spare part, who is the stock P/S with the billet machined piston (like Nova S3 engines) rather than 1700-035 spare part.
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I have the best experience with the MT12.
It is, by far, one of, if not the MOST DURABLE motor
I have ever used.

Believe or not, I still have one that I have been
running on the Yoke GT4, ran about 11 gallons
of 30% fuel thru it (sometimes Odonnel, sometimes
Blue Thunder, sometimes Red Line and sometimes
mixed), and it is still running today. Also have not
had to change anything except Glow Plugs.

Surely have gotten my money's worth on that,
plus more.. I highly recommend it!
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...Can be quite easily solved when needing to install a new P/S with their 1700-037 spare part, who is the stock P/S with the billet machined piston (like Nova S3 engines) rather than 1700-035 spare part.
Do you know where I could get one of these P/S sets?
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Whats the best ROAR legal .12 engines I can get with $200 or a little more
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Just forget about any mention of 5 port engines and you have all the suggestions and banter right here already.
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Old 03-19-2003, 07:30 PM   #30
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I'm leaning towards the MT12, but I dont know which MT12 is the best... Mugen makes them SRS makes them I think Nova makes them? Which one is the best?
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