The rain finally let up today and I had a chance to go out and bash 2.5 tanks. I have several questions. The engine seems to be running great but I cant seem to find what I expected out of the bottom end. Its not what I believe to be bogging down but just doesn't have any kind of a hole shot in her to speak of. I was running on a sparse grass hard packed soccer field. It wouldn't brake traction from a stand still but would at about 1/4 throttle. The low-mid to high end just rocks. I messed around with the tuning and couldn't get the low end to do any better. Is this what its like or do I need to do something different? There is a noise coming from the engine or the clutch. Trying to describe it, its like a tiny little dinner bell. I hear it at a stand still or off power. Is this the clutch or clutch bell? Is this normal? Decelerating with a feathered throttle, NOT an off throttle, I get a gurgling noise (backfire?). Goes away at acceleration or off throttle. Normal? Im using an outerware pull start cover on the front of the PS but how do I keep crap from entering the back of the flywheel? At the end of the day it was compacted with grass. I had to DIG it out with a long thin screwdriver. It was like dumping a lawn mower bag. I couldn't believe how much crap was in there. How do I keep this from getting filled up like this? Lastly, doesn't this engine ever heat up? I was running WOT and at no time was the engine ever to hot to hold my finger on for an extended period of time. The outside temp was about 63. Sorry for all questions but...... I have a lot of questions. Im so used to nitro and the way they run. Gas or in this case, lantern fuel cars are all new to me.