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    RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    I found an old beat up Raco Sidewinder on Craigslist. I have always wanted a 1/4 scale RC car. This one needs some work. I'm not the greatest welder, so be easy on me guys... :-)


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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD



    Additional bracing behind the engine.

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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    26" wheelbase



    Painted the rims and added a GOODYEAR LOGO.



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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    1" EXHAUST



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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    STARTED MOUNTING THE THROTTLE AND BRAKE SERVO:




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    45" BODY:





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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    boosted
    that is slick, nice ride
    listen maybe alittle help on those welds
    the tubing welds apear to only be tacked
    If you can get back in there, a weld all the way around will be much stronger
    vibrations fron these motors cracks stuff up
    from experience
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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    That engine is a 2-stroke. Why are you not using a tuned pipe with expansion chamber? With that pipe it will be a dog. Two stroke engines need to have back pressure.

    I agree on the welds with tapkoote.

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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    Thanks guys,

    I'm tacking everything up right now until I get everything where it needs to be and then I'll take it all apart, weld it up and prime and paint the chassis.  I am a little worried about the exhaust. If its a total dog, then I'll do something with the exhaust, no big deal.

    I appreciate your guy's comments and suggestions.

    Thank you,

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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    Marriothat is one sweet build and you're on the right trackalthough I'm not much of a judge (rookie)tap

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    ORIGINAL: tapkoote

    Marriothat is one sweet build and you're on the right trackalthough I'm not much of a judge (rookie)tap
    Thank you!

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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    I would like to know what's that other badass machine in the garage???
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    ORIGINAL: Johnnysplits

    I would like to know what's that other badass machine in the garage???

    Just what I was gonna ask... is it a gasser?


    PS I reckon that welding mask is cool too
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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    looks like that other guy from quarter scale legends has some competition , this is the best looking home made rc ive ever seen , good job .

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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    Thanks guys!

    The car next to my 1/4 scale is my 69 El Camino:


     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXb68...eature=related


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ3ah-h2d7I



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    RE: RACO SIDEWINDER BUILD

    you may have a problem keeping your engine cool your using a engine that is meant to be water cooled or mounted in a plane as it has no fan for cooling in a car it will get very hot been enclosed in the car
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    ORIGINAL: bentley marshall

    you may have a problem keeping your engine cool your using a engine that is meant to be water cooled or mounted in a plane as it has no fan for cooling in a car it will get very hot been enclosed in the car
    Thank you, I'm probably going to get a shroud and fan.


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