Who Said Fuel Goes Bad?

Repost for the daytime crowd: My most recent project (the last day or three) is getting my nearly 20 year old HPI Nitro RS4 2 running. Sunday I took it apart, cleaned it, re-assembled, reset the carb and then my excitement died. I have no fuel! The only hobby shop that was open was out out fuel so I ordered some and forgot about it.

Eat dicks kinja
Eat dicks kinja
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I told my dad what I was doing (we both used to race nitro R/Cs forever ago) and he said that there was still a half can or so of traxxas fuel laying around as well as a couple of lexan bodies! We both had a chuckle about the fuel as it is at least 15 years old and has been opened, but I said “worth a shot”. That was earlier this evening. I got home gassed it up and looked for my glow plug ignitor...

Shut up kinja
Shut up kinja
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C batteries!!!! What the fuck takes a C battery! I immediately thought about 3d printing a AA battery to C battery adapter, but that takes too long. So using some sticky tack and some alligator clips I actually slapped this together:

Yo this is dumb
Yo this is dumb
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Anyway, It fired up first pull!! I let it scream down the street at almost 10 pm and then shut it off. The carb is STIFF, it needs a little TLC but I think I will have a solid driver in the near future!

I will do whatever I want and post any pictures I want, you will not stop me
I will do whatever I want and post any pictures I want, you will not stop me
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