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Old 02-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #1471
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what is everyones feedback on the Capricorn SQR engine?

i am think of buying one, but no one here has tested it.

what novarossi engine is this based on? how does it compare to say the PTS?

does it make run time?

is the 2662 pipe the right pipe for this?

do novarossi plugs fit? what plugs are best? # 6?

thank you
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what is everyones feedback on the Capricorn SQR engine?

i am think of buying one, but no one here has tested it.

what novarossi engine is this based on? how does it compare to say the PTS?

does it make run time?

is the 2662 pipe the right pipe for this?

do novarossi plugs fit? what plugs are best? # 6?

thank you
I own an E01 with 11.5mm crank, the Hard tuned version over 12 months old and needs a front bearing as the seal is leaking a little. I did suffer from the silicon in the crank escaping thru the crank (a one off incident)

Overall, it has been an awesome engine and with the smaller crank makes runtime easy. I can get you more info regarding the SQR if you wish, yet Im sure others may have first hand info.

It's been said to me by a reliable source that the range of capricorn engines are designed to perform at differing power-bands (low/mid/high). As with all Nova based engines, it's a constant check on the carby to ensure it's secure and the rest is just shear pleasure!
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buy one u will luv it
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:18 AM   #1474
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what is everyones feedback on the Capricorn SQR engine?


what novarossi engine is this based on? how does it compare to say the PTS?



is the 2662 pipe the right pipe for this?

do novarossi plugs fit? what plugs are best? # 6?

thank you
We think it's faster than our old very much loved PTS, the new 2662 pipes are the best for this engine (good top end) and plugs equivalent to Nova 6 is what most use. We run ours with a .2 shim undersleeve.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #1475
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does anyone have the problem of the bottom arm plastics bending under the pressure of the droop screws when adjusting your downstops? any way to fix it?
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does anyone have the problem of the bottom arm plastics bending under the pressure of the droop screws when adjusting your downstops? any way to fix it?
Check the alloy down stops CAP-17060
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #1477
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used them before snaped 2 sets in 2 days once no idea how. pins go missing
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #1478
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used them before snaped 2 sets in 2 days once no idea how. pins go missing
Heya buddy,

I noticed that first thing, if we use too large a tyre diameter, and reset the ride height and droop, then it's likely they will snap as the car tries to bottom out and the lug acts as a chassis down stop or arm up stop. Correctly done, with 60mm tyres they should begin to work just as the car is about to bottom out.

As a last resort you could grind the chassis and not have them at all. I doubt it's the up travel of the chassis that breaks them. I assume springs that are too soft can also stress them.

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hey Ricky its John G from sydney..how are ya mate?
i dont think this causes an issue so long as you dont test your droop with your hands lifting the bottom up while you hold the tires.

ive never snapped the plastic bits or seen them deform in anyway
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Heya buddy,

I noticed that first thing, if we use too large a tyre diameter, and reset the ride height and droop, then it's likely they will snap as the car tries to bottom out and the lug acts as a chassis down stop or arm up stop. Correctly done, with 60mm tyres they should begin to work just as the car is about to bottom out.

As a last resort you could grind the chassis and not have them at all. I doubt it's the up travel of the chassis that breaks them. I assume springs that are too soft can also stress them.

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that sounds very much like what happened to mine. i might give them another go and do some tests to see whats causing it to happen
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hey Ricky its John G from sydney..how are ya mate?
i dont think this causes an issue so long as you dont test your droop with your hands lifting the bottom up while you hold the tires.

ive never snapped the plastic bits or seen them deform in anyway
hows it going john, no i like to have a measurement so i can go over what amount of travel i feel my car need and ill lift the car for droop and tweak every now and again but i always do it by blocks.

i was told that you can boil the end of the plastic so it becomes stiff and can take the pressure put down by the shocks while i do my downstops, but that sounds drastic.

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hows it going john, no i like to have a measurement so i can go over what amount of travel i feel my car need and ill lift the car for droop and tweak every now and again but i always do it by blocks.

i was told that you can boil the end of the plastic so it becomes stiff and can take the pressure put down by the shocks while i do my downstops, but that sounds drastic.

see you for the nsw titles
As PJ Snr said to me, the droop doesnt apply much load but the bottoming out of a car will.
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Hi guys what servo horn to use on the steering servo
As I noticed from going left to right its a little tight in the middle.
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what is everyones feedback on the Capricorn SQR engine?

i am think of buying one, but no one here has tested it.

what novarossi engine is this based on? how does it compare to say the PTS?

does it make run time?

is the 2662 pipe the right pipe for this?

do novarossi plugs fit? what plugs are best? # 6?

thank you
It's a great engine; very fast with good fuel economy. In fact, it recently won the Pre-Worlds in Thailand. We have them in stock. Contact your dealer or us directly if you prefer.
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does anyone have the problem of the bottom arm plastics bending under the pressure of the droop screws when adjusting your downstops? any way to fix it?
I noticed this as well last year and as a fix I glued some 0,3mm thick carbon plates to the top and bottom of the downstop tab. It made the entire assembly flex a bit less on the setup blocks, but I didn't notice any difference on the track.
So for this year's car I didn't bother and left it stock.

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Hi guys what servo horn to use on the steering servo
As I noticed from going left to right its a little tight in the middle.
I really like the aluminum horns made by 3racing. They have the advised arm length and the red matches the car quite well.
A small modification you can make is to remove some material from the balljoint:

A revised upper piece for the servosaver is being developed to cure the binding around the center.
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