Weedeater Engine

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  1. dj6666969

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    TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH? WELL, THIS IS ENUF.

    Alan Scholes' unique stadium truck started out as a Thunder Tiger Nirage V-spec with a .21 engine, but he bumped the displacement to a 31. No, not a ".31"; Alan installed a31cc weed-trimer engine! By camparison, a .21ci engine displaces just 3.5cc, and we all know that's still enough for wheel-spinning,dirt-roosting action. This truck's engine is nearly 10 times bigger! Alan says he brought the engine as a remanufactured unit for just $60 and used CAD software to design a new 6061 channeled-aluminum chassis: hey, he is a mechanical engine, y'know! Check out these other features:

    __Streched 13 inch wheelbase.
    __Rear-wheel drive(no room for the original 4wd stuff).
    __Cable-operated throttle.
    __Custom-machined clutch bell fitted to a shortened crankshaft.
    __Custom-machined steel gears.
    __Custom-machined intake manifold with K&N Filter.
    __Kyosho Landmax F-150 body.


    And the ride? Alan says, "I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of the truck; at first, there was just too much torque, and it was hard to control, but after I had installed an intake restricter, it settled down nicely and is a perfect backyard basher. The engine is verry reliable, doesen't flame out and will idle all day long. Run time is 45 minutes to an hour on one tank of fuel. I love running without making pit stops!" Still, Alan hasen't finished with this beast yet; he planes to increase its durability with heat-treated gears and will make "other improvemnets as needed. "One thing is for certain: "more power" isen't on that list!

    There is all is, but sorry I cant post any pics, no scanner. I hope this sort of in a way helped someone.
  2. monsterrcbuilder04

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    the engine must be the whole car. why make an rc go-kart? it would be to big to have any fun. it wouldnt be a big deal seeing that they have real cars that are rc
  3. TCable

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    Wow, that sounds cool. Do you know where I could get a copy of that article or issue?

    The only articles I could find from the August 2002 issue (online) are the following two:
    Go Big! We install XTM Racing’s big block T-Maxx kit and 24.7 engine Kevin Hetmanski 6/19/02 August 2002
    OFNA 9.5 RTR From racer to ready-to-run Stephen Bess 6/19/02 August 2002
  4. dj6666969

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    the article was in the Backlot of rc car action, it was in the verry back of the book
  5. monsterrcbuilder04

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    they dont post those articles on the site.
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    the video screen didnt pop up for me. i just got the screen that is blank and no player
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