Serpent 960 help

  • I just picked one of these up as part of a trade, but i know very little about them. though i've learned a lot in the past few days! But i need some help from those of you that know them better

    I also wont be racing this, not this year anyways, it's more of a fun thing for me, and demo for our new local asphalt racing. And while i'm new to this, i'm far from new to rc

    1st: how can i figure out which one it is, I think it's a first run, but what are the identifying features to figure it out?

    2nd: what do i need to convert to be able to run currently available foams?

    3rd: i know there's a very conversion kits for updating things to the more current stuff, what of those should i consider?

    I'll also likely be converting it to brushless, which i know this isnt the forum for that, but it seems to be for the general car knowledge
  • Check the following page, to see which version exactle you have:
    http://serpent.com/product/Gas%20Cars/main/13/

    The biggest chance to identify the car is in the rear uprights, the S960/08 had the possiblity to use the new wheels.
  • what do i need to convert it to be able to use the new wheels?
  • If you have 1 of the first, as you mentioned, it's difficult to tell you exactly what you need to get it to fit new type of rims.

    In the front they will fit I believe, it's not a perfect match, because old OS1 rims have a 3mm pin, and new OS2 have 4mm, but in the rear you have some work to do.
    If you are only going to bash with it, maybe buying 966 rear OS2 uprights, and upper rear arms, might do the trick, together with some logical thinking.

    For the rear you also need new wheel axles, and parts like:
    http://serpent.com/product/903268
    http://serpent.com/product/903269
    and some shims:
    http://serpent.com/product/903235
    http://serpent.com/product/903290

    That should do the trick I think......