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    Yeah, sometimes I wonder why we do all this...

    Yeah, sometimes I wonder why we do all this tinkering and tuning for nitro, when electrics are just plug and play, go faster, and battery packs now last as long, if not longer than a tank of fuel. ...
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    Interesting stuff, Petox20. Thanks for the info.

    Interesting stuff, Petox20. Thanks for the info.
  3. How do you want to get paid? I am interested in...

    How do you want to get paid? I am interested in the engine and fuel tank.

    How do you send money via email? Do you just mean a wire transfer from my bank account to your bank account?
  4. Thread: What a feeling

    by mcdrier
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    What is the 'pinch' you are talking about? You...

    What is the 'pinch' you are talking about? You say 'pinch is ok' on this engine. What does that mean?

    Thanks
  5. I rescued mine from the the garage. It sat for...

    I rescued mine from the the garage. It sat for over 5 years, and mine works well now. I dis-assembled the engine piece by piece. I put the engine back together and made sure I could spin the fly...
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    I think you got a decent deal. As long as you do...

    I think you got a decent deal. As long as you do not expect putting it all back together you should have a running truck.

    Those parts are valuable piece-wise.
  7. Traxxas got back to me and referenced a study...

    Traxxas got back to me and referenced a study done by a R/C mag. and it rated the 2.5 engine as 1.3 hp. Buy it? Or deny it?

    The response from Traxxas said it is very difficult to measure HP on...
  8. Thread: Air Filter Oil

    by mcdrier
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    Air Filter Oil

    If you put too much oil in your air filter, can you prevent air from getting to the carb at high speeds and choke it from air?

    If mine was cutting out at high speeds, and then I took the filter...
  9. Thread: glow plug test

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    This is why I am shy not to switch out me EZ...

    This is why I am shy not to switch out me EZ Start and deal with I have to carry the glow warmer, EZ Wand, and Controller with it kills when I am running.
  10. Thread: Tower Hobbies?

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    Yeah, I have bought stuff from Tower before, and...

    Yeah, I have bought stuff from Tower before, and they are legit! No problems there, but I was just wondering if they are a store too. But I guess not.

    Yes, the Richfield, MN Hub Hobby is...
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    Yeah, I use a glow ignitor and EZ Starter too. ...

    Yeah, I use a glow ignitor and EZ Starter too. But you are right, when it kills, you need to carry your controller, glow starter, and EZ Start battery pack. You never have enough hands. I think...
  12. Horsepower Rating for the 2.5R Traxxas Engine

    Is there an actual horsepower rating for this engine?

    I am using my Tmaxx in the classroom!

    Thanks
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    That is awesome looking! Include a video when...

    That is awesome looking! Include a video when you get it bashing and mashing!
  14. Thread: Tower Hobbies?

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    Tower Hobbies?

    Is this place an actual, physical hobby store where hyou can go and walk into? Is it in Illinois somewhere? Where is it? ChiscagoLand? Has anyone ever been there? Is it the greatest place in the...
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    I want to lengthen my fuel line so I can pinch it...

    I want to lengthen my fuel line so I can pinch it off when I need to kill it in a middle of a tank. Right now, I got to pinch it real close to the cooling head. It can be hot there.
  16. Thread: what luck

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    Murphy's Law comes into play when it comes to...

    Murphy's Law comes into play when it comes to this hobby. What can go wrong, will go wrong. What can break, will break. And what spare parts you have, will not be needed when you need parts!
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    This has been a very interesting topic, sometimes...

    This has been a very interesting topic, sometimes controversial and humorous subject!
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    Do not be expecting a miracle here. I have seen...

    Do not be expecting a miracle here. I have seen many posts where someone buys used stuff at a great deal, only to learn that they had to dump a bunch of money and time getting any use out of it. ...
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    You gotta hovercraft? Nice. I gotta look that...

    You gotta hovercraft? Nice. I gotta look that up and see what they look like.
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    TrxxMann, You and I are kind of in the same...

    TrxxMann,

    You and I are kind of in the same boat. I brought my old TMaxx back to life too. I threw out my old fuel. Well, actually burned it before I moved, but I think it was a mistake not...
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    The thing is though that plug only lasted one qt....

    The thing is though that plug only lasted one qt. or fuel though. But that plug was the plug I used to get the engine working after a long time sitting on the shelf. So maybe it saw a lot of crap...
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    What is this a sympton of?

    When I ran my TMaxx today, it would start great, but it would kill soon after I removed my glow plug warmer and EZ Starter. It drove me crazy.

    So it got to the point where the only way I could...
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    Not bad! I am interested in hopping up my engine...

    Not bad! I am interested in hopping up my engine and getting out of the TRX engines.

    That PICCO 26 interests me. But I need more info. about what other things I would need to hop up so the new...
  24. Thanks for the pics. It does look complicated,...

    Thanks for the pics. It does look complicated, but let us know how it performs after more running and how it holds up to tough running and bashing.
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    This company preys upon crazy high priced add ons...

    This company preys upon crazy high priced add ons and engine hop ups. This stuff is crazy, looks cool but kills the engine. You could buy 2 or 3 engines for the cost of these add ons. Nitrous and...
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