Retro Jamie chassis build

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  1. Apr 2, 2014 #61

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    Thanks Jay, should be fixed. I forgot to publish it.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2014 #62

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    Love the build Spencer!! Ive wanted one of these for a while.

    Great pics in this thread too.. I always see Jamie's chassis but not enough detailed pics to see how everything fits in...Awesome job
     
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    Lookin good man! :cool
     
  4. Apr 3, 2014 #64

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    Thanks guys! It is a blast to drive and handles just like the 1:1 retro trucks! I swapped the pinion to an 11t which is the smallest I could get with the 66t RR spur. It doesn't cog as much and driving in 1st gear is awesome. It is still pretty quick in 2nd but not scary fast. I may need to get a radio that can shift sooner than I thought :)

    I got a little something from TMF a while ago and got it painted. I hit it with gloss black and then some Spaz Stix mirror chrome. I think it turned out pretty good. I have an idea on how to mount it, I just need to get some stuff from the craft store - thoughts on mounting? I scored some sweet headers too but I'll show those later.
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    why does it cog at all?
     
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    It's only a 2 pole motor and it's a 380 size in a 540 can. With the smaller pinion it is much better.
     
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    I am so jealous, I want to pick up carbs somewhere
     
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    Looks Good!!! I have one those trucks that I am working on.
    Who did your decals? I am working on a couple projects and need some decals made for them

    Les
     
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    Thanks! I got mine from Kevin with ninyl7 - http://www.vinyl7.com/ - he had good prices and they are quality. I'll be getting a few more too. Start a thread too so we can see. We need more retros
     
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    Thanks for the info I will check them out. I need to get the right size screws then I can start on my truck.

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    I think this would be my next option of truck being that MR. Boyer is slowing to a end.
     
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    Spencer,
    I would cut the block thin as possible just under the ''predator'' carbs and sand flat. Then glue to a piece of sheet lexan or styrene. Then I would open a small as possible hole in the hood for the carbs to stick through. And shoe-goo in place
     
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    That's a good idea. I was thinking about bending some sheet aluminum into a U shape and have it span the gap between the body mounts. The sides would be screwed into the mounts and the motor would sit in the bottom of the channel. My reason for that is I have a set of headers that needs to be mounted to a side plate and was thinking that would work.

    I have been busy with classes ending and some house stuff as we are updating and changing. Sadly not many updates on the truck. I hope to get a better running vid soon.
     
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    I was able to drive again last night and was going back and forth between 1st and 2nd gear. I really liked it in 1st and with the 4ws it was better. I felt it had the needed torque in 1st, when I hit the throttle in 2nd the slipper would slip (due to weight?) and it's pretty tight and I don't want to tighten it much more. I used a zip tie and locked it in first. Hopefully I can get the motor installed by the weekend.
     
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    that's weird you would think it would slip in first more easy then second.

    check to see if it came looser on its own somehow or if it is still were you left it.

    have a mini torque wrench perhaps?
     
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    It slips more in second. Either way I like it in first more so I'll leave it there for now.
     
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    natural to slip more n second
    Just like in a real car, less slip in first, more and more as you upshift
     
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    What screws did you use to mount the leaf springs to the axle? Are they the ones from the txt-1 kit?


    Thanks Les
     
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    I had to go to the hardware store and get some. I think they were 2" but I just took the truck and measured.
     
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    Ok thank you for the info. All I need is some screws and one more package of the f350 shocks then I will be starting on my truck.

    Les
     

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