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Old 03-07-2011, 01:33 PM
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Smile Finally I got a SS

Yes, after years of drooling on every Scorcher I found on the web, I finally bought one

I was very happy because I found it mounted but never finished, so my bodyshell, motor, tires etc were New in box and I payed it less than an used one XD

now I open this tread to show you my progress with him and if you can give me some tips and tricks for it I will be very happy

now...
My scorcher's name is in Italian "Bobbozzolo" and it can't be translated to an english version...it's a stupid way to call a scarab/beetle that I used when I was 4 or 5 yro

and this is it on my orrible bed :


now the only thing I've done are a new front bumper to protect the beautiful nose of the beetle body




and a new rear body stay, but I think I have to redo it because it's too tall and needs to be lowered


there's a lot of work to do, like new rear cage, probably with a static V8 motor, and the main chassis who needs some new space for carrying the battery and the direct steering servo

oh, and it has got an electric V8 too...his motor is an EZRun 9T brushless...I hope the mechanics will tolerate this high power

stay tuned for new cool things (I hope XD)
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:36 PM
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oh, I was forgetting...I've designed a mod for the front suspension for eliminating the big backlash (I hope it's the right word, it's when some mechanical component moves in his hole) of the front wheels suspension arms...

a friend of mine is making it for beta testing, so I will tell you, if interested, if it's ok or no
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:55 AM
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sigh, noone was interested at my Bug

I hope this Upload will produce some comments XD

Yesterday I've done a new rear bumper...








I like it...what do you think about it?

It's missing an antenna post for the original metal antenna, and the upper connections to the chassis, but I will do them
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good men thats cool
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:26 AM
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your rear bumper look curious!.... i'm waiting to see it finish with upper connections.

my way for battery and servo (with existing holes only):



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Old 03-14-2011, 07:12 AM
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your rear bumper look curious!.... i'm waiting to see it finish with upper connections.

my way for battery and servo (with existing holes only):



LOL, yes I know it's curious I don't like normal things


huh thanks I needed some ideas for mounting the servo...have you a pic of the servo mounts, in big details?

What kind of motor do you mount? Is my 9T a bit too powerful for the mechanics of the bug?

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:16 AM
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looks good enter it in the VW build off.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:22 AM
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looks good enter it in the VW build off.
I've asked if can I enter, but it's only a normal SS, and I started it some times before the contest came out...

thanks for the appreciations
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hey it's still VW and it looks like not much has been done only a few mods so you can still enter.
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this is how I mounted a battery in mine(a restored sandscorcher with no original battery/radio box):



its a set of aluminium peices to space around the factory torsion bar:


then the plate bolts to that, with RC10 battery cups and simplistic battery hold down bar + posts:


I did have to machine alot of parts for this, including a custom front body post + servo stays and such so its not exactly "stock" lol

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:54 PM
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this is how I mounted a battery in mine(a restored sandscorcher with no original battery/radio box):



its a set of aluminium peices to space around the factory torsion bar:


then the plate bolts to that, with RC10 battery cups and simplistic battery hold down bar + posts:


I did have to machine alot of parts for this, including a custom front body post + servo stays and such so its not exactly "stock" lol

hmm interesting idea I think I'll copy your battery tray

Now I'm going crazy doing a template for my motor...
I'd like to do a Flat four, twin charged motor with moving belts...I think it will be metal carter with styrene details, but I'm totally unable about doing anything from styrene and I've never fabbed anything so small with steel sheets...

this is the "simple" motor I'll try to reproduce...http://araoengineering.com/VWheads.htm
it's the ARAO 16V 400HP flat four drag engine

I'll try and I'll win, i hope
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I dunno about that rear bumper. It doesn't go well with the lines of the body. But you might redeem yourself by making those 16v heads
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I dunno about that rear bumper. It doesn't go well with the lines of the body. But you might redeem yourself by making those 16v heads


huh maybe I'll modify the body to be better looking with te bumper

I'm drawing some templates to start the carter out from steel...

the only problem it's going to have is the weight
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:43 AM
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Please guys, can you post some images about VW stock cylinders and heads in details?

I can't find anything about carburetor intakes and exhaust holes on them...
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Google '1600 twin port heads' images.
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