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Old 07-07-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
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Great Vigour bv-1 are they good?? i have enver seen one run but my friend tell me that they go good
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:59 PM   #2
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They aren't the latest and greatest thing around, but they are a good car to start out racing with or just to bash around with your mates on the weekend. If you are in Australia, try and get one with the OS .15CVX as this motor is more reliable.

In Oz parts are easy to come by and are cheap as well. Good way to start out and it won't break the bank.

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Check out www.modelengines.com.au for more details...
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I've got one, and they're fairly tough. Got the OS15 engine as well, goes well hard enough for a beginner like myself.

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Old 07-09-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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i think they are a strong car compared to the rest of the beginners because their top chasis is metal where other car it is plastic so supose that it is heaps stronger but then i think that the car is way too heavy it badly need some weight reduction
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i think they are a strong car compared to the rest of the beginners because their top chasis is metal where other car it is plastic so supose that it is heaps stronger but then i think that the car is way too heavy it badly need some weight reduction

I wouldn't worry about weight too much... at the end of the day the car has to be a certain minimum weight for racing. You are better off spending more time at the track learning to drive and working on your car setup. After almost 10 years at it, i still need work on my racing lines.

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still it would be better if it was lighter so the power to weight is alot better
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The BV-1 may be a good starting car but the V2000 was so so much better! Me and my dad had two V2000's they were absolute weapons 3 years ago when we started racing! Here is australia, GV actually re-released the V2000 because it was better then the BV-1
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Hi Guys, sorry to dig up an old thread, but i've recently acquired one of these GV-BV1's off a mate only problem is he blew the pull start apart and can't find the old bits for it, i've treid a few local hobby shops with no luck, so im wondering if anyone knows where to get the parts for this, im based in New Zealand, but don't mind buying from overseas... I don't have much experience with nitro cars, lots with electric, but keen to get this beast running.

Not sure if i'm on the right track here, but I see there's a cut out under the chassis, is that for a starter box to crank the engine? would that be a better option, then locating a replacement pull start?

i've attached a few pics of the car, appreciate any help..
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Starter box is the way to go,most people pull the pull start too far and end up losing it and the box is easier to use
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Hi Guys, sorry to dig up an old thread, but i've recently acquired one of these GV-BV1's off a mate only problem is he blew the pull start apart and can't find the old bits for it, i've treid a few local hobby shops with no luck, so im wondering if anyone knows where to get the parts for this, im based in New Zealand, but don't mind buying from overseas... I don't have much experience with nitro cars, lots with electric, but keen to get this beast running.

Not sure if i'm on the right track here, but I see there's a cut out under the chassis, is that for a starter box to crank the engine? would that be a better option, then locating a replacement pull start?

i've attached a few pics of the car, appreciate any help..
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It is a Force engine, it will be either a .12 or a .15

As suggested you could purchase a starter box and start the engine that way an no longer need the pullstart. Or i would suggest checking out eBay to see if you can get a replacement pullstart for that Force engine, or contact Model Engines and see if they can head you in the right direction for a retailer in NZ.

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