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Big block in a HPI R10?

Old 04-28-2016, 08:51 PM
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Can I run a Novarossi Mito 7/9 (.21) in a R10?

1. Will it fit without major modification?
2. Can the drivetrain take it? (if I am not too hard on it)
3. Will the dimensions be close enough to use the standard tranny?

Do not want to use it for racing, but just to experiment, and have some fun. I have the chassis, but do not want to buy the engine unless I have more info.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:09 PM
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Someone has to has some sort of knowledge on this. Bump.
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:13 PM
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While you can not figure it out by your self I think it is wise to stop the idea....

A bigblock has larger dimensions so first of all you should meassure it all if it will fit. You need to modify the chassis plate with different mounting holes and probably make or find small engine mounts.
Then to make a profit of the huge power you do need larger pinions on the clutchbell, if you can find them....

The only simple solution is to get an OSMAX 18TZ. This is a beast of an engine with smallblock dimensions. Then you can use the fastest gearing possible.
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I think that any things possible if you really want to do it. Question is, how far do you want to go and spend. I'm sure it won't be easy and it will require so cutting and major modding of the car. And at 600 for a kit, that's one car I personally wouldn't be cutting up.
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Just looking at an 8th scale exhaust id say it prob isnt gonna work as mentioned without significant modification. An 18tz is a much better option and readily available.
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