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Old 04-02-2012, 07:48 PM
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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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Additional bracing behind the engine.
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26" wheelbase



Painted the rims and added a GOODYEAR LOGO.


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1" EXHAUST


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STARTED MOUNTING THE THROTTLE AND BRAKE SERVO:



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45" BODY:




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Old 04-02-2012, 08:13 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83zn3R5Dos

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

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


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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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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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