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Old 01-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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what is a good motor for a 1/10 scale nitro?
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JL red dot if you have some experience with nitro tuneing.
OS tz if you have no experience. Because OS engines tune a little easyer.
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JL red dot if you have some experience with nitro tuneing.
OS tz if you have no experience. Because OS engines tune a little easyer.

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what are you planing in doing, racing, bashing what?
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what is a good motor for a 1/10 scale nitro?
yep value for money and some good power would have to be the jlr evo3 a guy raced with this at our track last year and hardly touched the tune and it kept up with basically everything, down side is there plugs are now very expensive??
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yep value for money and some good power would have to be the jlr evo3 a guy raced with this at our track last year and hardly touched the tune and it kept up with basically everything, down side is there plugs are now very expensive??
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Plugs are only US$8.50, very comparable to other plugs price.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:16 PM   #7
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interesting.. about the tuning.. what makes it harder/easier to tune?
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I have always thought the OS carbs are better. I have known more than a few racers that ended up with OS or novarossi carbs on there picco engines to cure tuneing problems. I believe the latest picco carbs have been improved but OS engines have always been known for easy tuneing. I am not saying the JL red dot is a bad engine at all. Its probably the best bang for the buck. But it takes a little more skill as an engine tuner than the OS.
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I have found the JLR Evo3 carb easier to tune than the OS. I have three OSTZ12s and have ended up with Novarossi carbs on all of them
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I have found the JLR Evo3 carb easier to tune than the OS. I have three OSTZ12s and have ended up with Novarossi carbs on all of them
And how did you fit them??? OS carbs are 13mm with the insulator.....Nova carbs are 12mm?? Picco carbs are also 12mm.....

With respect as to which engine is better for a novice on to Nitro, I'd go with and OS engine....I'm not saying with this, if it is a better performance engine than a JL /Picco, or a Nova based engine, I'm just saying that based on my experience OS engine is simpler tos tune and lasts longer....

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Topicstarter is unclear about the car and the needs....

Looking at the name I can only ask the question if it needs to have a pullstarter or rotostarter. If so then advising toplevel racing engines has no use.
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And how did you fit them??? OS carbs are 13mm with the insulator.....Nova carbs are 12mm?? Picco carbs are also 12mm.....

With respect as to which engine is better for a novice on to Nitro, I'd go with and OS engine....I'm not saying with this, if it is a better performance engine than a JL /Picco, or a Nova based engine, I'm just saying that based on my experience OS engine is simpler tos tune and lasts longer....

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RS4Pro2GT,

Roelef hit the nail on the head. Does your existing 1/10 car have a pull start engine? Do you have a starter box? If you don't have a starter box and aren't planning on getting one then looking into any of the engines mentioned is a mute point because they all will require a starter box to fire up. If you do have a starter box then you can't go wrong with either the OS or Picco Red Dot. They are both easy to tune but of the 2 I'm of the opinion that the OS carbs hold their tune better. Just my .02 cents.

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I love the os motors for the easy tuning capabilities. But not a whole lot of people use them where Im at.
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it all depends on what car and what you are planning to do with the motor. for racing i run a murnan modified novarossi 353 special 2. if you are going to bash then i would say a jlr red dot. you cant beat the price on those.
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