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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:58 pm

mytimac wrote:Yes the Junior body will work fine with those towers. I have one that I used on my Pro SE many years ago.
http://www.vintagelosi.com/JRXPROSE.html#9
Fantastic news! Thank you. :mrgreen:

By the way are your alternative LRM diff bearings, part # A-6901, 3/32" thick or 1/8" thick??? The ones I have are the wrong size and cause the diff to bind.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by mytimac » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:03 pm

Yep those are the thick bearing.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:08 pm

mytimac wrote:Yep those are the thick bearing.
Do the thin SS bearings that measure 3/32" thick still exist or are they nearly impossible to obtain?? I guess the alternative is to slightly ream out the male and female diff halves to accommodate the thicker bearings.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by Barnfind » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:40 pm

Any more progress on the car?? 8)

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:57 pm

Been waiting :x on some 8x14x4mm bearing to arrive.......and now they have :D , some more progess will be made on the build, oh yes! Update and photo's to follow....
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by clm » Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:26 pm

Yay!!

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by License2iLL » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:20 am

I say boxart it....I dont think ive ever seen that model color before and its awesome.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:31 pm

License2iLL wrote:I say boxart it....I dont think ive ever seen that model color before and its awesome.
You mean like this.....???
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Haven't decided on paint scheme but I'm leaning towards red..... :mrgreen:
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:14 am

Time for an update on the build. Having received the four out-drive bearings, the gearbox can be finished.... :D
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Standard LRM gearbox w/ A-3120 slipper shaft.
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Time to close it up.
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Not forgetting the shim which allows the big E-clip to clear the bearing.
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Ready for the motor plate.
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Three screws later...
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...another view.
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Going to be fitting the Hydra-Drive so the correct slipper plate is required....
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Fitting the A-3121 slipper plate...
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...all the way in.
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Lining up all the correct Hydra-Drive components. As this will be a shelfer, the Hydra-Drive is left dry.
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Hydra-Drive components.
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Getting the slipper pad to stay put can require some additional patience.... :x
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...all tightened up!
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:31 am

And a little more.....!

I decided to use the XXX rebuildable Universal Bearing Cross, part # A-3027 because I hate pliers..... :x ....and besides, they're much easier to work with.
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Slider drive shafts.
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Up close...
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Later all black axles.
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Fitting the female halves of the slider shaft to the out-drives.
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Fitting the female half to the out-drive.
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Using a little thread-lock on the set-screw......remember, a little goes a long way!
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Thread-lock the set-screw.
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One LRM gearbox ready for installation.
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All done.
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In it goes!
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Side view.
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Ahhh! Progress.... :mrgreen:
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:42 am

It's also time to finish off the steering arms using some 3/16" x 5/16" flanged bearings.
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4x 3/16" x 5/16" flanged bearings = $2.98 (£1.87) plus $5.00 shipping!
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E-clips in place.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by License2iLL » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:03 pm

LosiXXkid wrote:And a little more.....!

I decided to use the XXX rebuildable Universal Bearing Cross, part # A-3027 because I hate pliers..... :x ....and besides, they're much easier to work with.


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Ahhh! Progress.... :mrgreen:

MARVELOUS mention!! Appreciated. Added to my must have list. Thanks again.

Great work btw! i been trolling your build. MORE please.

For using the flanged bearings did those red steering arms have a fitment for them? I have a red set but it does not have bushing space at all...supposed to just slid into posts flush.
Glad to be back in this hobby so many many years later. To see new things and to recollect on ALL cool vintage models!
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Progress has been....well, slow of late. I'll see if there's anything worth photographing. :D
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:58 pm

Sorry, almost forgot.....regarding the steering arms, yes the ones that I have, have a recess to accommodate a flange - hence my reason for using them. If you're interested, here's a link to the bearings that I used:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-16x5-16-x1- ... 4ac2a99ab3
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by LosiXXkid » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:28 pm

Well, it's time for an update.

Here's where the project sits right now. Front shocks have been installed (dry at this point) as have the front tie-rods and camber links using some Lunsford Titanium turn-buckles and RPM short ball cups. RPM HD side bulkheads have been fitted in the hope that I can get to finish off the 5-Link rear suspension and finally the hard-to-find RPM Hydra-Drive gear cover has also been installed.

I'm also on the lookout for the RPM chassis brace as this has a much nicer look to it (IMO).
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Progress so far...
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Front shocks installed (dry at this point) with RPM Losi top shock mounts courtesy of eBay.
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Oh, yes....I dyed the wheels black BUT only the fronts as I had a spare set.
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Rear end dilemma. RPM HD Bulkheads installed.
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The rear H-arms have been assembled but at this point I'm still not quite sure which way to go. I would love to go 5-Link but the absence of part # A-5010 puts me off as I don't want to have the Jr. sat around unfinished waiting for the lower rear shock mounts to appear.....I guess I can but live in hope! :mrgreen:
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H-Arms ready to go...
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Axle close up showing the use of XX part # A-9941...
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