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Old 09-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Default New to nitro help with motor please.

Hi, im new to nitro cars and i just got this vintage racing car in relatively good condition. I got the electrics working but i don't know how to start the motor, its an O.S. MAX-21 FSR-C ABC engine from 1979, it is on the O.S motor manufacturing timeline site the one dead centre on the 1978-79 page (i did some research). Also i cant work out the model of the car either so any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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Pic of the car would help. Is there an open slot below the motor for bump starter access?

If the motor really is that old, remove it and sell it or put it on the mantle next to the signed Babe Ruth game winning ball

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Clean out the engine, put in a fresh plug and fuel. Fire it up and see how it runs.
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If the engine was not properly 'pickled' when stored, I would expect some visible rust on the interior of the motor caused by the action of the moisture following the alcohol into the motor. I cringe when I see someone grab on 'old' motor.....grab the flywheel and start 'cranking-it-over' without first either doing the tear-down, inspect and lube before the attempt to fire the little animal. Like 'Spooky' said, you can bring it to life but what you get out of it is a result of the love you put into the effort. An OS motor already has 'quality' in its favor but 'IMPROPER STORAGE' can kill the best of hopes.

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