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Old 11-07-2008, 08:49 PM
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Default CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

Well after receiving this in a trade I realized this thing is trashed and not "RTR" as was stated...so instead of getting angry I figured this could be a great resto/rebuild project...
Well the break down happened today and this is where we are now...
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:36 AM
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Default RE: CEN MT Spec 3.0 Resto/Rebuild Project

Is that all that came with it? LOL, not RTR at all, looks like you need one end of the truck (diff,arms etc.) and a "transmission"

plus that is an MT2 (older version of spec 3 / magnum)

have fun, there's tons of info in this forum if you want to beef this thing up
Old 11-08-2008, 02:38 AM
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Default RE: CEN MT Spec 3.0 Resto/Rebuild Project

nah it has everything the front and rear are sitting by each other so it only looks like one...lol...its just dirty as hell and IDK if the engine is any good or not...
Old 11-08-2008, 08:34 PM
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Is that all that came with it? LOL, not RTR at all, looks like you need one end of the truck (diff,arms etc.) and a "transmission"

plus that is an MT2 (older version of spec 3 / magnum)

have fun, there's tons of info in this forum if you want to beef this thing up
how do you tell its an MT2 and not a MT Spec 3.0?
Old 11-08-2008, 09:14 PM
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Default RE: CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

well, they are almost identical. The differences are:

The Spec 3 has:
a 1 piece blue anodized chassis, that is a bit longer than the MT2.
a plastic front upper chassis brace
a plastic rear uppper chassis brace
a lay down steering servo
a slightly longer drive shaft

besides that they are the same (somebody let me know if I missed anything!)

all of the parts are interchangable except the driveshaft and chassis.


check out this thread to see some serious mods to these units!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_30..._1/key_/tm.htm
Old 11-08-2008, 09:17 PM
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cool thanx a lot so this is a MT2 Fun Factor right? lol sorry this is my first nitro truck... Ive been strictly electric forever...lol
Old 11-08-2008, 11:45 PM
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yeah, the funfactor is the name of the series that included the MT2, a ST, a buggy, and a rally car, all built on the same chassis.

Nitro is a bit more hassle, dirtier and louder than electric, but It's awesome and you just fill & go once its all setup (no more charging!)
Old 11-08-2008, 11:47 PM
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Default RE: CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

well its time for repaint,cleaning,then reassembly...
Old 11-09-2008, 03:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: The Hybrid

nah it has everything the front and rear are sitting by each other so it only looks like one...lol...its just dirty as hell and IDK if the engine is any good or not...
If you need an engine for this truck,send me a PM or email.I have a sweet deal
Old 11-11-2008, 02:57 PM
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I had one of these trucks when they first came out and sometimes wish I still had it... It was probably one of the easiest to work on and very fast.. easily hit 45 with the stock 15 engine... before I sold mine, I upgraded to an os 18 and T-maxx drivetrain.. I may still have some of the old pics floating around.... Yours is definately an MT2... If you need any help with anything on it, let me know.. biggest issue is gear mesh... It will destroy spur gears if they are not perfectly meshed... Good luck with the build...
Old 11-11-2008, 03:05 PM
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cool thanx bro... Im going to repaint and start reassemble today...
Old 11-22-2008, 10:58 PM
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Hybrid if it will help you, my gallery has a pictorial of the puttung together the Cen .16 engine and transmission. Happy that your restoring yours.
Old 11-22-2008, 11:17 PM
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thanx Ive just been busy so shes just sittin there in a box...
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There fun buggys. My favorite part of the Mt2 is the engine. The idling champ of nitro engines.
Old 11-22-2008, 11:36 PM
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There fun buggys. My favorite part of the Mt2 is the engine. The idling champ of nitro engines.
buggy? its a Monster Truck bro... Full name I believe is the Fun Factor Monster Truck 2
Old 11-22-2008, 11:46 PM
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Buggy, Monster Truck, rally thats the neat part of the Fun Factor. I used to change bodies alot with the Mt2 and wheels. Making it a Rally car I think is the most fun.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:47 PM
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hmm didnt know that...

400TH POST!!! WOO HOO!!!
Old 11-22-2008, 11:50 PM
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If you haven't seen the Mt2 run. One thing I have to say is it is very fast.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:00 AM
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Default RE: CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

my engine looks pretty banged up so Im gonna rebuild it and if it doesn't work Ill look for a replacement...
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You know whats wrong with it. Is it a bad piston and sleeve possibly ?
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IDK yet just scrapped up and dirty as hell... Ill probably disassemble it tomorrow...
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Default RE: CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

It could be a good engine still. There very tough and it takes alot to kill them.
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:19 AM
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Default RE: CEN MT2 Resto/Rebuild Project

I dont think its the stock one its a OS Max with a red square HS 12CV I think...
Old 11-23-2008, 12:23 AM
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Here's pics of my Cen .16 I took apart

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:24 AM
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Sounds like its a O.S. engine

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