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    what to do with old nitro engines!

    so i have two old trx .15 engine one i was able to re-pinch the other the piston was bad so i decided to make something with it so i made this for my dad .




    what do you guys think? is it a good idea?
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    pic not working

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    just fixed it
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    like it
    i have one on my keys from a .15 and 3.3

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    nice i have a 3.3 but the connecting rod is busted so i cant
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    I replace the piston, sleeve, conrod, and put in ceramic bearings, then I port and polish the crank and sleeve... Costs me less than buying a new motor and I've got a lot more power. $98.00 and it's all done....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught View Post
    I replace the piston, sleeve, conrod, and put in ceramic bearings, then I port and polish the crank and sleeve... Costs me less than buying a new motor and I've got a lot more power. $98.00 and it's all done....
    that's prolly what im gonna do with my 3.3 but iv used all my money trying to get this stupid truck to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan8856 View Post
    what do you guys think? is it a good idea?
    My key chain ring is already cluttered enough with various keys, a Leatherman multi-tool, etc., but I do like the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught View Post
    I replace the piston, sleeve, conrod, and put in ceramic bearings, then I port and polish the crank and sleeve... Costs me less than buying a new motor and I've got a lot more power. $98.00 and it's all done....
    should this be all i need to rebuild my engine? http://www.ebay.com/itm/370767446570 and then this to install it http://www.ebay.com/itm/390558413638
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    I don't know how to post links, I'm new to computers. But you can get the piston/sleeve for $55.99 plus shipping on RCBoca.com. And I was just looking at them and there in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Ball View Post
    I don't know how to post links, I'm new to computers. But you can get the piston/sleeve for $55.99 plus shipping on RCBoca.com. And I was just looking at them and there in stock.
    oh thanks but i need the connecting rod and the piston/sleeve
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    The rod is on the same site for $24.49, and thy are also in stock.

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    yeah i found out the bearings are rusted so im just gonna buy a whole new one with traxxas power up program
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan8856 View Post
    should this be all i need to rebuild my engine? http://www.ebay.com/itm/370767446570
    That link seems to include the Piston the sleeve AND the conrod... Yup that is for the 3.3

    Quote Originally Posted by nathan8856
    and then this to install it http://www.ebay.com/itm/390558413638
    IF you are putting a 3.3 on an TMAXX that previously was a PRo 15 model it would be needed, but if you have a TMAXX with the TRX 2.5 you won't...
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