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Old 08-18-2007, 04:47 PM
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I've started planning a 1/5 scale top fuel dragster. I was thinking for an engine that a goped engine would work good? I'm looking for the engine to have quite a bit of torque to get the dragster off the starting line. It's going to be direct drive, chain.

How reliable are the goped engines?

Which would you recommend?


Should I just stick with a chainsaw engine?


Looking at staying around or preferably under $100.

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Old 08-18-2007, 04:53 PM
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i would go with a 65cc chainsaw motor....like mudgy did with his.


[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5767129/mpage_1/key_/tm.htm[/link]

heres a link to his build thread.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:15 PM
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Hey i see you decided to Build a dragster instead of a truck. thats a good start thats what my first build was there fairly easy to build to. a chainsaw engine is a good choice you can buy a complete chainsaw for $100 or so depending on what cc you need. I would think for a 1/5 scale rail a 40 to 50 cc would be a good enough. you can always upgrade to a bigger one in the future.. another idea would be a pocket bike engine & trany. you might even find a used one in the news paper or online somewhere. just a thought. I dont think you would need a 65 cc one like mudgy has that dragster is a beast.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:38 AM
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I would also look at this Case Reed inducted Pocketbike engine: http://www.davesmotors.com/store/product1328.html



With some porting and a Tuned pipe, it should be very powerfull.
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