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Old 01-18-2004, 11:00 PM
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im a noob and i don't know what it is
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:04 PM
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most race oriented engines, in hopes of reducing weight and increasign horsepower, do not use a pullstart or roto start mechanism. These engines will require an outside source to help them get started. a starterbox is a box with a motor attaced to a rubber doughnut that helps jumpstart then engine by turning over the flywheel. A starter box is normally not able to be used on most monster trucks, with the exception of some 'truggy' type.
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:06 PM
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:18 PM
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I just bought a starter box for my MT2.Do i ahve to get keep the the pull start on my engine?(its a .16)
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The pullstart will have no relevance to the use of a starter box. You can use the box with the P/S still attached. Removal of the P/S is usually done on ST's and Touring cars to save weight. But with the over weight of a MT already, the weight reduction wouldnt be noticed.
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The pullstart will have no relevance to the use of a starter box. You can use the box with the P/S still attached. Removal of the P/S is usually done on ST's and Touring cars to save weight. But with the over weight of a MT already, the weight reduction wouldnt be noticed.
I understand but while cleaning the engine today i kind of messed up the pull start spring. while putting it back together[:@].Just wanted to know if i needed it to cover any parts or anything.
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u cannot actually remove the pullstart without installing a special backplate assembly. If you want to remove the damaged spring and render the P/S useless, that is fine. But make sure the assembly itself is still secured properly to the back of the engine block.
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Here's my bump box
Bump box = 30 dollars
Airplane Torque starter = 20 dollars
3 Kyosho, timaya connectors = 6 bucks
2 1800 Nicd Batteries = 20 bucks
so about 76 bucks
The box was beatup... but I put stickers on it so it would hide the scars on the metal... and prevent the more rusting up





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