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Old 07-14-2022, 06:26 PM
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I have what I believe to be a Hobao/Ofna Hyper buggy. I think it's fairly old. Not sure if it's a hyper 7, but I believe so. Anyway, I am hoping someone can help me ID the engine. I'll try to upload a pic but on the side of it is a triangle with what looks like the letters dMER, capitalized similarly, and they seem to make what looks like mountains inside a triangle shape. The buggy came with a starting box so no pull cord or roto start. The cooling head is from racers edge, I think it's aftermarket.
Not sure if it is aftermarket or from this buggy. It could also be from a GS Storm swapped into the ofna. I got the two buggys from the same person.
Thanks for any info! I'm ultimately looking to get a pull start for it but now I'd like to figure out more about it.

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Should I post this in the buggies forum?
Old 07-24-2022, 05:56 AM
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It’s probably just a clone of every other RTR engine. Companies like ASP and Kangke would make engines under various brandings. You could have an engine with your name cast into it if you ordered enough of them.

Putting a Pullstart onto a non-Pullstart engine requires you to change the crankshaft, rear cover, add a one-way clutch bearing, starter shaft, and Pullstart. Moreover, big block engines tend to be really hard on pullstarts because most people don’t preheat them before starting, don’t get them primed right, and often don’t have the carb adjusted right. Pullstarts, IMVHO, are only for experienced guys. Not to discourage you, but bump boxes really are the better way for starting buggies and truggies.

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