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irvine .61 is this built for speed?

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:08 PM
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Default irvine .61 is this built for speed?

Can anyone tell me if the irvine .61 is built for speed?
I came across one NIB for dirt cheap. Wondering if I should keep it?
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Old 09-25-2006, 11:05 AM
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Default RE: irvine .61 is this built for speed?

its not too bad - porting is similar to the OS 61FSR - but not exactly the same timing.

With the right prop and a pipe or tuned muffler on it, you can make it turn fairly well.
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Old 09-25-2006, 01:14 PM
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Default RE: irvine .61 is this built for speed?

i got one recently myself... the ones with the black carb (as in the pic) should be the better ones (i was told)

didn't break in mine yet, but its a keeper 4 sure

it's not going to break any speed records but on an old pattern ship it should do well (fast)

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Old 09-25-2006, 01:16 PM
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Default RE: irvine .61 is this built for speed?

The one I have looks older. It is NIB.
The carb is huge on it?
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:19 PM
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Default RE: irvine .61 is this built for speed?

Julian what are you thinking about using it in? The turn-around pattern stuff would be a good match...

I actually had a Patriot YEARS ago with the irvine-53 and it turned up pretty well! The 53 was/is more of a Torquey/ 3D engine however... Not sure about the 61 but if Bob thinks it'll run a bit like the FSR, that is a pretty good compliment!
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Old 09-25-2006, 10:22 PM
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I have the opportunity to get one for very cheap. I just did not know the capabilities of this motor.
Thought that it might be a revver. The person that has it, claims that it is a power house.
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