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Crankcase - Block --

Refers to the outer case of a nitro engine, usually molded from a soft, pot metal-like material. The crankcase houses all of the engines internals (including the crank), and has tabs to mount the engine to the engine mount. As can be expected, the size of the crankcase varies depending upon engine displacement, but is usually delegated to either a small block (.12 to .20) or big block (.21+).
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