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Old 06-12-2004, 12:37 AM
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Hello , I recently aquired an old kyosho nitro truck. I don't have any other information on it. It has a Force Power engine and it said 3.5 on the side of the motor. It is so old that you are suppossed to use the spinner apperatus with a rubber donut to spin the driveshaft, to start the motor, only the shaft wont turn. does this mean the motor is gone, is it worth me to rebuild? Also if anyone has anyidea on how to find out what it is, and help with my problem i would appreciate. If the motor is gone, what would be a good replacement, with some speed. thanks

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Old 06-12-2004, 01:15 AM
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That "spinner aparatus" is still used today. It's called a starter box, or some refer to it as a bump box (which actually is also used to describe something else). It's the lightest way to start your engine since the truck doesn't have to carry it's own starting equipment. If the engine won't turn over, then it's probably siezed due to being worn out or rusted up. Rebuilding is usually the cheapest way to go, but if the engine is real old you may not be able to find a replacement piston and sleeve. If it's that old and bad, then who knows what else could be wrong with it, it probably needs a complete and total rebuild. In that case, just buy a new and proven .21 engine, there are many available to choose from.
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:40 AM
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It isnt a USA 1 is it??
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:45 AM
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thanks so much for your help. thats what i thought[]. i will try and rebuild it. is a .21 motor gonna give it some speed or should i go bigger. I don't think it is a USA 1, i couldn't find a huge nitro called that but thanks.

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Old 06-12-2004, 11:58 AM
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does anyone know a good site for good nitro engines at a good price, I'm a newbie to nitro.[8D]
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Old 06-12-2004, 03:46 PM
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well, for beginners... i would suggest towerhobbies... they have some pretty good engines for decent prices... just be careful you dont pick out an airplane engine...

this should set you on the right track... choose a .21 from here...
[link=http://www.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-cat-g.html]engines bigger than .15[/link]

if you arent sure about somthing just ask
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ORIGINAL: Crazy_Coconuts

well, for beginners... i would suggest towerhobbies... they have some pretty good engines for decent prices... just be careful you dont pick out an airplane engine...

this should set you on the right track... choose a .21 from here...
[link=http://www.towerhobbies.com/listings/cat-cat-g.html]engines bigger than .15[/link]

if you arent sure about somthing just ask
All those engines in that link are for airplanes.
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not true...
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