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Old 02-26-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Talking new reptiles

Heres a couple reptiles i found!


a legendary Serpent quattro, and a Serpent sprint 6000 series!




Hey! Get that Bmt outa here!
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you are quite the snake charmer! Got them coming out of the woodwork!

Nice!

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you are quite the snake charmer! Got them coming out of the woodwork!

Nice!

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Hey Scott, that reminds me.. I need to get you pics of my Picco Integra!
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I figured it would....LOL

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nice, bring back the 3 speed!
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The snakes are calling me...

restore me! restore me!

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the last 5 pictures are from classic rc junkies website!
http://www.classic.rc-junkies.net/?cat=8

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love the rain action shot!

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love the rain action shot!

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me too, i really want to get the quattro going. I tore it down yesterday, only to find that somebody has replaced most of the original hardware with aluminum hardware. & Let me tell you, grubby 20 year old Al hardware is a devil The chassis has also been swiss cheesed for ultimate weight savings. I'm going to see if my buddy can make a carbon fiber radio tray and new chassis plate for it.

So naturally, Ive been thinking about doing a brushless conversion, but my only drawback is i need to find some foam donuts to replace the old foam already on the wheels. I have 4-5 sets of wheels for it, most of the foam is in rough shape though.

Where the heck do ya find foam donuts???
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funny thing is, back in the day (early/mid 90's) it was hard to find mounted/trued tires for these cars...now it is the oposite. I have been looking for donuts as well. Does the quattro use the same wheels as the 6000?

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funny thing is, back in the day (early/mid 90's) it was hard to find mounted/trued tires for these cars...now it is the oposite. I have been looking for donuts as well. Does the quattro use the same wheels as the 6000?

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Yep, They are interchangeable.. and i think have the same offset..I'll have to double check. and i also believe that the excel front wheels will also fit the quattro. Not sure about the rears though.

I have access to a large machining lathe at work, so im sure i could rig up a fixture to hold the wheels so i could spin them. Looks like all it would take is some type of hex (a bolt) and a nut on the other end. Then get a tire cutting insert of some sort and true them up.

I suppose one could buy a sheet of foam and go to town with a hole-saw to make some home-brew donuts
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Nice looking rollers. I like the look of the vintage iron. I had one that I was going to restore but I ended up selling it last year. The wheels for these cars have a 12 point style hex drive, no?
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Nice looking rollers. I like the look of the vintage iron. I had one that I was going to restore but I ended up selling it last year. The wheels for these cars have a 12 point style hex drive, no?
Thanks!

Yeah,
The 5-spoke 6000 series wheels have a 12-pt hex. The original BBS-ish quattro wheels have a 6-point hex.


Its a lucky day! I opened my email this morning to find a complete quattro instruction manual!
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As requested on my site; please mention the source of the linked pictures...

More about the old Serpent series:
http://www.classic.rc-junkies.net/?cat=8

But I love your old cars; I'll will upload an BMT page soon with many pictures. I have many oldies which will be added to the website; I still have about 50 more cars to publish on the site....
If you can you can add pictures and information of your cars to my site; just send me an PM and i'll contact you
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