Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

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Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:28 am

I like to tune these Carrera Classics to follow the style of racing formed many moons ago with NINCO. I use an MT1 motor to keep the models more to scale speeds as I enjoy them this way. Just a personal preference.

Parts List:

Paul Gage XPG 24125XXD
ScaleAuto Guide
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SCC Tinned Copper Braid
MT-1 Motor

I sanded the lips off the tops of the body mounts on the chassis so they are flush.
Removed the entire rear body mount screw area.
Slightly sanded the front lip of the body underneath so the molded in "suspension" detail would not bind.
Original wheels on the rear. Just a clean up session in the Tire Razor. Installed tires and repeated truing session.


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Removed magnets and replaced with lead strips. Test, test, test, until you find your own sweet spot.

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As you can see, removed the rear mount area does not take away from the appearance. Remember you have to pop off this rear "license plate" cover to get to this final screw.

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All finished and ready for a quick road test.

Watch on youtube.com


Fun time. Now it's ready for the "Colorado or Bust 2015" Tour :)
-Harry

"They didn't say you couldn't" - Smokey

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Re: Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

Postby dreinecke » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:47 am

I'm really looking forward to testing this. I've got a tuned MRRC with Mark's 14k slimcan that I'd like to run side by side.
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Re: Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

Postby TuscoTodd » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:32 am

That looks nice and smooth!
I think I may have to throw my Carrera in the case for the trip to the track tonight for a little Cheetah fix!
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Re: Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

Postby waaytoomuchintothis » Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:09 am

I love seeing those massive "24s" meats on there.
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Re: Carrera Cheetah "Classic Style" Tuning

Postby Czar » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:54 pm

Great to see this. I think the Cheetah is the best car in the Carrera line-up. The body fits so tightly I didn't think it was possible to gain a little float. Thanks for the tips, now I have a little more work to do on my three Cheetahs
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