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Old 03-25-2005, 06:54 AM   #16
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Largest advantage to a 200 in open class is the legality of Can Am (lola etc)bodies the handling is unreal.
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Old 03-31-2005, 04:00 PM   #17
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I'm going to be running, or at least attempting to run, in the 1/10 Open class in Hamilton, OH. When considering getting into gas, I didn't want to run touring, nor did I feel ready to take on the 1/8th scales, so the 235mm class is the best of both worlds. I'm running a Mugen Avance, and look forward to learning alot and taking advantage of a world-class facility.

So far the biggest lesson I've learned, not at my expense but someone else's misfortunate, is not let the radio batteries dip too low...

See ya on the track Mike!

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Old 04-01-2005, 09:29 AM   #18
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I just got an impact. I cant wait to start practicing with it. The serpents are such well designed race cars, I freakin love em!!
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Yes, serpent did made the special small block 15 engine mount for Impact/835 ppl, all they need is that engine mount, then you don't have to mod the original engine block or slot the existing chassis engine mounting holes.

As long as your engine is a small block 15 based on the small block 12 engine case, that engine mount should work.

PS...on most outlaw class, ppl are willing to allow 200mm with lola, 5 ports with outlaw pipe to run against the 235mm classs. However, that really repends on the SIZE of the track, the wider and bigger the track, the better advantage for the 235mm chassis....however, on the other hand, I don't see our Impact/235mm can race against those with MAX 5 port 710, V1RRR with LOLA bodies on it....not a chance.
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Old 04-04-2005, 06:00 AM   #20
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the track that JFCJ and i race at it huge. i think there will be an advantage to the 6+ port big block 15s over the sedans, but maybe that is wishful thinking. the world cup was held at our track in 2002 and the stock sedans were running lap times close to the 235's but the 235's were running 3 port standard plugs also. we will just have to wait and see.
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Sedanaddict, Will you be at the test and tune? I need to break in my engine, and have no bumpbox yet nor experience with it... waiting until WOH gets the mugen's in.

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yes i will be there. i am sure my box will work on your mugen. what engine did you end up with? i got my murnan back friday.
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The engine that came with the car is a Vertex .15. I know nothing else about it.

Do you still have the one you got from David? If you're selling it, I may take it.

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Old 04-04-2005, 11:23 AM   #24
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i still have the one from david but i have already broke it in and i think i will need it as a back up for that rb motor. it is a great motor for being a 3 port non turbo. it screams down down my street!!
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The engine that came with the car is a Vertex .15. I know nothing else about it.

Do you still have the one you got from David? If you're selling it, I may take it.

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Vertex 15 is original from MUGEN, not really made by Mugen, but Mugan brought the design and use it on their Advance like 6 plus years ago.

I think it is a 3 port non turbo engine........good enough to have some fun run, but I think it is a little bit short for serious racing against things like Nova Mega Evo 4 7 port turbo or RB Rody X15

I have a brand new one as well, and I think it is a ok practice engine.
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RS,

Thanks for the info. This is my first season running nitro, so it'll be a good start. I'm out to have a good time, and take advantage of being close to a world class track. I'm sure I'll upgrade, just not in any big rush, unless she blows...


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james,
if you can afford it, it is a good idea to have 2 motors especially in our class. you can't go up the street and buy one off the shelf. it took over 4 weeks for mine to get here from france. I don't think anybody is stocking them in the U.S.
do like i did and sell that electric stuff. you can buy a lot of motors with all those flashlight batteries you have.
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MIke,

LOL... now you tell me... after selling me your packs... I've got the X-ray on the market... I do plan to get a 2nd engine...

you don't wanna get me started on the battery thing.... I recall a time when you were short some battery juice...
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exactly, thats why i am huffing the nitro fumes instead of chasing 5 /100's of a volt on a pack of batts or looking for that mythical 70watts of power stock motor!
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Mike did you get into the 21s yet,I believe it will take slow 1/8 times to be competitive in open,as for sedan open with lola bodies not enough of an advantage on our track.Have my new Collari ready the last one was a bullet just hope this one runs 5 minutes.Hope the REAR of my 835 does'nt distract you. Andy
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