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Old 08-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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hey peops, i`m in doubt. i`m tempted on getting this. ere are some pictures that i snagged from the seller. can you guys help me on identifying if this is a legit or genuine serpent quattro. the seller claimed to hv upgraded the car with some graphite parts.hop up parts are d&d...i`m unfamiliar with this. can anyone help me? would be much appreciated
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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yes. i currently have an mtx-3 and ntc3. is the quattro collection worthy? i would love to add that to my collection list. how much do you thnk its worth paying for?
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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Serpent Quattro in the '80. Quattro were the pioneers of 2spd tranmission by Serpent and Hudy. My Quattro still sit on my shelve, Still original. Hadn't ran it since '84.
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Old 08-07-2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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Serpent Quattro in the '80. Quattro were the pioneers of 2spd tranmission by Serpent and Hudy. My Quattro still sit on my shelve, Still original. Hadn't ran it since '84.

thats nice to hear can you help me verify this then? could use the help
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:26 PM   #6
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Wheels looks like the era. Shocks the same. Chassis cant say cuz mine is original aluminum. Graphite chassis was the thing of the time. Now its cabon fiber stonger and lighter. Rear shock looks a bit different. Is it mounted on a rear bulkhead? Even the tailpipe looks like the era.
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Rear shock looks a bit different.
That's because they are Associated shocks.
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That's because they are Associated shocks.
Maybe!!! they have to be small. Quattro shocks were really small at the time. probably half the dimension we have now. Thay didnt have spring assist then. At the time the suspension of the Quattro, each corner had there own springs. I cant remember that they had a carbon chassis at the time. Maybe the upper deck. Really dont remember, or its upgraded by a hobbyist!! lol!! Too long for this model.

Bobby post some head on & rear photos, close up.
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Maybe!!! they have to be small. Quattro shocks were really small at the time. probably half the dimension we have now. Thay didnt have spring assist then. At the time the suspension of the Quattro, each corner had there own springs. I cant remember that they had a carbon chassis at the time. Maybe the upper deck. Really dont remember, or its upgraded by a hobbyist!! lol!! Too long for this model.

Bobby post some head on & rear photos, close up.
i suppose its been tinkered ard a little bit. this thng just looks plain bad ass. i just emailed him for summore pics. he offered me 260 aud. the engine is seized up. is it worth that much? am i getting a good deal on it?
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Sure Bad Ass!!! The 80's, when I got into the hobby. That was my first Nitro that started the hobby for me. Every weekend at the Ranch Pit in Pomona,Ca w/Ron Paris coaching me on. That the good old days.
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pic of the rear. its definitely been rigged up. does anyone hv parts in stock?
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Diffinitely doctored up.Suspension in those day were independantly was its own spings. I send you original photos, but I have trouble posting on RCTECH. I'll send you a email, then you can post it.
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Tried Serpent Quatto photo.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:16 PM   #14
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nice. i like the suspension geometry of the old serpents and bmt`s...very cool. i dont thnk i`m gnna go ahead with the purchase...coz its been meddled ard quite a bit. such a pity. maybe in the near future..mite find a decent one.
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Model that old is for the shelves and collection. Run it for nostalgia. Mine back on the shelves.
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