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Old 03-25-2004, 11:53 AM
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can you put a rc car engine in a rc boat, im sure you can but wouldnt it overheat easier, so can you put a water cooled cooling head on it?
Old 03-25-2004, 11:59 AM
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As long as it is not run with a cowl and you don't use too high a nitro it can be done and will work. Needle settings are the key, NOT LEAN to cause heat build up. The cool circulating in the boat off the water will work fine and possibly better than in a car.

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Old 03-25-2004, 12:09 PM
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I'm running a Buggy .18 in a deep vee hull now for 3 years.....no problem, and it's in a cowl. I'm using 30% nitro. It moves really fast. Everyone is amazed. Pity there is no .18 category in the IMPBA for I would have a few plaques.
This year some of the guys in my club are running Buggy engines in riggers etc.......
Old 03-25-2004, 07:25 PM
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is a cowl a tube going around the cooling head?
Old 03-25-2004, 07:28 PM
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I've been running some .12 motors in a few of my little boats. The IMPBA upped the motor size for the "A" class and there has been a lot of interest in it but no races have been actually run yet that I know of with this class. As long as they get plenty of air you shouldn't have any problems.
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:54 AM
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Default RE: engine swap

If your worried about it over heating a company called Klampz sells a wrap along water cooled header one size fits all you can use. Or make your own with brass tubing.

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