1/8 scale ML Boat Works question

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    Chris Migliaccio

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    I was wondering if an inboard K&B .45 nitro is enough engine for an 1/8th scale boat?
     
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    Do yo already have the ML kit?
    If not, I would say the better fit would be one of Mike's sport-40 kits.
    I think you will be way under powered with a 1/8th scale with a K&B 45 in it.
     
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    What would be choice for a nitro engine for it
     
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    Pretty hard to go wrong with a CMB 67 Hydro. Great power and durability. Lots of pipes available for it.

    Keep in mind that most motors purchased new need to be disassembled, cleaned, deburred, the head clearance checked.
     
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    Definitely check the head clearance, I've got a CMB 67 that spent much of a season "detonating" rather than running because I didn't check it before running it
     
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    Chris Migliaccio

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    Im new at the nitro in boats so any info is appreciated, have them on some airplanes. I do have a zippkits super sport with a zenoah. I also have a zippkits bullitt. I was thinking electric or nitro for the 1/8 scale
     
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    For 1/8 scale you need a 67 Nova, CMB, or even an old Picco or OPS if you just want to run for fun.Mike's kits build fast and everything fits as it should! There are good 45 kits to build JAE, KEP's, Road Runner, etc for riggers.

    Brad
     
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    What the website for Mikes kits
     
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    In the manufacture forum ML Boatworks

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    if you are looking for some older motors at a reasonable price I have a couple of os max 65 1 new and one 2 tanks of fuel ran through if you are interested.
     

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    200 plus shipping,
     
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    Chris Migliaccio

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    Im interested, just take me a few weeks to get the money
     
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    Are parts still available, and where can parts be purchased
     
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    I have a few parts. Not sure where to get parts from . Post on here and I'm sure people have some.
     

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