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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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"Oh, yes....I dyed the wheels black BUT only the fronts as I had a spare set."

I almost had a heart attack!!!!

If you dye the rears I will CRY!

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Someone get Chris some tissues :mrgreen:

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Heck with the tissues find me some unused white Losi rear 5 spoke Junior 2 wheels! :lol:

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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clm wrote:"Oh, yes....I dyed the wheels black BUT only the fronts as I had a spare set."

I almost had a heart attack!!!!

If you dye the rears I will CRY!

Chris
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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WOW! I hadn't checked in on this build thread for a little while... but what a stunner this is turning out to to be!! 8)

Thanks for the link for the flanged bearings - I need to get a set for the levers that I brought for my Pro :D

Also thanks for the heads up on the XXX 'spiders' for the universal shafts... the only real reliabilty issue I had with by JRX2 runner was with the roll-pins (used with the original shafts) working their way out - the locking grub screw & solid pin would solve this issue :wink: BTW this must be a later XXX feature - as my original release model XXX had the regular (non-locking) cross peices.

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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That's looking lovely!

I love your xx with the black wheels too.

Gonna look amazing next to each other on the shelf 8)

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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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urpaldan wrote:That's looking lovely!

I love your xx with the black wheels too.

Gonna look amazing next to each other on the shelf 8)
I've just ordered some Proline 2" rear wheels from Dan @ OLDRC which I'm going to dye black as I have no intention of getting black dye near the original kit wheels - I know how rare they have become.......and besides I don't want Chris to have a heart attack.......! :mrgreen:
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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DerbyDan wrote:WOW! I hadn't checked in on this build thread for a little while... but what a stunner this is turning out to to be!! 8)

Thanks for the link for the flanged bearings - I need to get a set for the levers that I brought for my Pro :D

Also thanks for the heads up on the XXX 'spiders' for the universal shafts... the only real reliabilty issue I had with by JRX2 runner was with the roll-pins (used with the original shafts) working their way out - the locking grub screw & solid pin would solve this issue :wink: BTW this must be a later XXX feature - as my original release model XXX had the regular (non-locking) cross peices.
Those flanged bearings from MOBearings in Macau are great value for money and just shows what a little bit of eBay research can do!

I think the re-buildable bearing cross for the drive shafts, part # A-3027, came with the XXX-CR although I'm not 100% sure about this - maybe someone else can clarify???

They are so much easier to work with than the standard part - just don't overdo it with the threadlock.......! You can also buy the replacement pins and grub screws as well, part # A-6407.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Update required........

I also skipped a few stages so there are some missing photo's to the progress of the build.... :oops: .....sorry!
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Almost done. The build is mostly stock but with a few 'upgrades' here and there - mostly Pro-SE parts and some Lunsford Ti - it's not what I originally set out to achieve but on the whole I'm fairly pleased with it. The rear shocks need longer shock bodies due to the altered geometry using the Pro-SE shock tower. I need to remove the RPM HD side bulkheads and install the servo linkage, I also need to paint the body - my least favourite bit. Might also install some period electrics as well....
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I also ended up fitting some new XX rear wheels dyed black with silver step-pin tyres but it does need the body and the wing to really set it off.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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I'm not too familiar with Losis, but it just looks a bit odd that the rear shocks are mounted behind the tower instead of in front...is that indeed how they're mounted?
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Coelacanth wrote:I'm not too familiar with Losis, but it just looks a bit odd that the rear shocks are mounted behind the tower instead of in front...is that indeed how they're mounted?
It's the only way I could get them to fit but yes, it is correct!
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

Post by Coelacanth »

It looks like if they were on the front, you'd have more length too. The chassis looks great, by the way. Love the all black chassis & charcoal shock bodies. 8)
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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I did try it that way round but there was no way that the shock end was going to reach the suspension arm, even with the thick spacer. If you look back at the build, I also had to swap out the RPM shock mounts that I had installed to the early type found on the original JRX-2 as they would not allow the shock body to 'pivot' backwards. I thought the problem was originally in the way I had the H-arms mounted but after I checked the manual and some on-line photo's, I discovered that I already had them the right way round.... :x

On the original 5-Link JRX-2 the shocks are indeed mounted towards the front of the chassis because the shock end is mounted forward on the lower swing arm.
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Re: NIB Losi Jr. 2 (New build)

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Nice build!
I absolutely love the Junior 2 7 Junior T and I have no idea why!
Both of mine have in progress box art paint.
I picked this up the other day and have never seen anything like it-I have 3 or 4 sheets of the decals that came with your kit,but this one threw me!
Love the colours...I might have to build another Junior 2,just to use them on it.
Anyone seen one before?
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