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Old 11-23-2008, 12:27 AM
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Its the OS Max .12 CV heres a pic
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:33 AM
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There's the O.S. thats a good engine, I ran them alot. Sometimes I think the O.S. 12 was more powerful than some .15 out there
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:36 AM
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this one pretty dirty and scrapped up... can you repaint engines? do you need a special paint?
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:54 AM
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I go to the auto paint store, if you do get paint for the engine get the highest temp paint possible.
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:57 AM
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yeah... IDK if Ill paint it if it runs Ill probably just detail it as much as possible and use it until I get somethin better...just broke right now...lol
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:05 AM
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Hopefully it will be able to run
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:08 AM
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haven't decided on a color for the chassis... maybe florescent orange or florescent green with clear gas tubes...and the wheels like a gun metal gloss to them...IDK yet...
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:10 AM
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Those are good colors.

I'm outta here, so see ya again sometime
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:13 AM
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cool good talkin to ya peace bro...
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:58 PM
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Hybrid.. do not paint the engine especially the Head... they are anodized from the factory.. If you use paint, it will hinder the heat shedding properties of the aluminum and you will possibly overheat the engine... Use it in its battle run state or replace with either a Cen 18 or OS 18cvrx...
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:08 PM
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I know I did some research and decided not to paint it
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:15 PM
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Here's a couple of pics of my old MT2.. before and after the transformation into the super truck that it became right before I sold it....


shown with my Kyosho USA-1 Nitro Crusher

the super truck with os18 cvrx, t-maxx drivetrain and suspension, Proline bow ties on 40 series RPM claws and proline crowd pleazer body
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:19 PM
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damn thats sweet what did the super truck sale for?
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:57 AM
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I've done a few engines with high temp paint and they turned out real good. Depends what brand you use I went to a Pro Paint store were professional auto painters go. I've never had a heating problem after painting my engines, but if you feel uncertain about painting your engine then dont. This was just from my personal experience.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:58 AM
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I sold the truck as a roller about a year ago.. I took out the OS engine and put back in the original one, threw in a spare 18 cen motor and put on the stock tires.. Sold the truck for $125 and sold the 2 OS 18 engines for $85 each used.. The truck was in great shape and the cen engines were just rebuilt.. The OS motors only had about half gallon of fuel thru them.. Had a ton of spare parts that I thru in with the truck as well.. somebody got a great deal on that one..
I built that truck in the Hayday of the MT2 when a bunch of us on this forum were all trying to outdo each other with the trucks.. there were BB in several of them and we all traded parts and ideas.. It was a learning experience and we had fun doing it..Some of those creations were just nuts.. Mine was tame by comparison... I wanted it to last a little while...
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Old 11-30-2008, 05:07 PM
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hey i got the same truck it was great until the gears striped then i lost my glow igniter then the pull start went up its just something about nitro. i am looking forward to see what you do with it!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:23 PM
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I`ve got a similar story^^. I`m really interested in this build, i hope i can givbe you a dig out... good luck!
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:25 PM
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well shes all cleaned (except the engine) not I want to do some painting then reassembly....Ive just recently got into airsoft and have been busy with that...lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:14 PM
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Airsoft!! when I was a kid we used real bb guns and shot the hell out of each other. What the hell is wrong with the kids these days you might as well lock them in a padded room, hell you can't even give them a fork to eat with they might hurt themselves.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:03 AM
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lol funny
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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well google and youtube airsoft its actually a huge and growing sport...
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:12 PM
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Man, everytime I see a thread about the olf Fun Factor i really miss the days of trying to work out how to fit a big block, compatible cvds and all the other stuff. Some great trucks came out of those threads!!
Some useful upgrades for your FF would be aluminum brake seat, heavy duty diff gears (crown and pinion), plumbers compression fittings for your diff cups, DrHondas shock towers with two pair of Matrix buggy front shocks, New Era Models roll cage is a great addition aswell if you can still get them and a full set of cvds.
These cars are fantastic vehicles and massively underestimated by the general r/c population. If the old issues with the drive and diff cups have been sorted, then these things will just keep on going.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:05 PM
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The Fun Factor is a cool buggy / truck in the day and now. It was so light and fast. I beat alot of 1/8 monster trucks and the look of the drivers were like Wow that things fast. That Nt .16 engine just purred, the idling was the best of engines. The name of the truck Fun Factor is a perfect name cause it was loads of fun.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:52 AM
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Couldn't agree more. The little FF used to blitz most of the other cars out there whatever scale. 45mph was attainable out of the box and with a few easy mods and some well chosen hop ups, you could quite easily get the speed top closer to 50mph. I wouldn't mind picking up one of the newer Talon/Magnum cars to see what they are like but to be honest, I have the FF set up just right and the little NT16 is a fantastic little mill and I don't really need anything else.
I have a race coming up that is in aid of Cancer Research as a benefit to one of the racers who passed away. All the cars there will be 1:8 buggy or truggy but I have decided to run the CEN in that meeting. See if the old girl can still scare the big boys!!
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:49 PM
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Scouser... Good to see you are still around and have the FF....and are willing to race it...I see you are still running the stock NT16... I sometimes wish I kept mine, but it funded a Brushless setup for my Motorcycle so it had to go... the guy I sold it to still e-mails me on occasion telling my how it still kicks butt... the T-maxx drivetrain and shocks really helped keep it together... He's running an OS18CVRX in there like I had and cannot believe the power... I would love to race my T-maxx against your Cen.. It would be interesting.. I'm running OS power in there as well, And if I lose, I'll break out the Mamba Rustler......LOL
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