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Old 09-06-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
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hi does any body know what engine will fit the serpent quattro iv . ive just dug this out of mothers loft with intention of refurb engine is no good but cant see anything to fit. please help... current engine is a master 3.5
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:02 AM   #2
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You have to use an old type of engine, without an SG crankshaft.
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Or modify the car (my suggestion) to put in the latest type of engines and clutch systems... a Centax 2 clutch can even work of the Quattro gearbox....

Here you have an (old) picture which give you an idea what you need to do...



You can see I brought the brake disks to the inside of the bearing block, this is what you need to do, to make room for a modern "SG" type of engine....
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An engine with a SG crankshaft will work also, just grind off the 5mm shaft.

The only thing I am afraid of is the screwholes. Older engines had them closer to each other, so far I know some RTR engines like Force still use this mounting. In that time there were 2 types of mounts, one for Picco and one for Novarossi solving this issue.
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True, but the screw holes under the chassis, are still the same, so together with modern engine mounts, it will work again...
2 years ago I went with my Quattro to the track with a Mega ZX mounted on it, I fired up the engine, opened up the throttle, and the brake disks flew around my ears.... They broke immediately... they were a bit dryed out.
I had the idea back then, to run the car during the Serpent nitro tour, I even had Serpent HQ behind me, they prommised to give me some donuts for this race, but everybody knows what happend to Serpent then....
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