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#2926 MSwiss

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:12 AM

Great job as usual, Dom.

What kind of front tires fit on it?

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:20 PM

Fronts will need to be ARP or HVR. I believe Ernie is working on a pair also. I'm going to see if I can cut down a pair JK F1 tires this weekend.
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 01:25 PM

Good points here, a lot of the current nose pieces preclude the use of JK fronts as they are too wide.
 
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:49 PM

For my first set of fronts in retro I took a Dremel and cut down a set of rear tires.

 

You can make them as narrow as you want.

 

Choose a hub with a wide axle contact area. 

 

It is much easier to use a set of JK's fronts.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:59 PM

Bud’s fronts work well on the Mossetti as well.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:01 PM

Eddie,

Of note on that, always cut down aluminum hub tires.

 

I made the mistake of cutting down some real hard, waffled magnesium, Koford rims.

 

They did not like spinning on a piano wire axle, and a few guys like Noose, got super-wobblers, mid-race.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:02 PM

Lol I remember those


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

The standard JK can am fronts are too wide by 1/8" as they were first go to.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:09 AM

I liked how my "shiggy4" chassis performs, but thought it was a bit heavy.
Built the "shiggy4B" this week again using a JK front piece.
Rails are .062/.055 with the pan rail .055 instead of all .062.
Removed more brass.
44.7g w/front axle, ready to assemble. Final weight w/o lead 96g. About 10g lighter than the "4".
Still handles well, consistent, and relatively easy to drive. And .15 second faster.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:13 PM

Another revision, the 4C. Used wishbone inner rails to get more torsional flex to see if could reduce the tail flick on corner exit. Seems to work.
Hand cut .040 nose piece. Danslick.com ball bearing guide tongue. RGeo motor bracket (removed from an earlier build). .062 main rails, .055 wishbone, .047 pan rail.
3grams heavier than the 4B but it does not need lead (yet) to settle it.
Using a motor of unknown qualities it runs about a tenth quicker than the 4B, fast from the start with no adjustments.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 07:22 PM

#3 of 4 heading to Tokyo Japan. A Jersey John Stocker I Call the BULLDOG. Build using Rgeo Exp brass. Main rails are .62/.055 each side, Rgeo Z-poid bracket and Rgeo spring steel guide tongue.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:15 PM

One of my customers came in today with a car, whose chassis I built for him, in the pre-Retro days, in 2005.

The pans slide about .110", on the .062" main rails.

The painted Cobra body is of unknown origin.

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#2938 JerseyJohn

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

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#2940 JerseyJohn

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:16 PM

 A JERSEYJOHN Built RGEO HYBRID HEADING TO AUSTRALIA

 

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#2941 JerseyJohn

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:30 PM

Heading to a Retro East grab bag. a Jersey John Retro Stockcar Chassis. THE BEAST. BUILT TO BE DRIVEN HARD  

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#2942 JerseyJohn

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 12:37 PM

Another Chassis for the Grab bag . a Jersey John Retro Chassis. THE HITMAN. The faster you drive it the more it sticks. A really great chassis for hitting the turn Hard. . I Built this using Rgeo chassis components.

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#2943 JerseyJohn

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

A customer of mine wanted a JK chassis so this is my spin on it I call it the Destroyer very limited pan movement ready to rock on a stuck track built including an RGEO z motor bracket this bad boys heading to kid Rocket

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

Anyone ever try Water Hard Drill Rod? It was cheap so I bought some. I was afraid it would be brittle but it actually seems a little soft. Easy to bend.


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#2945 Bill from NH

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:12 PM

A friend once gave me 3' lengths of 3/32" & 1/8" drill rod for use as front axles. I don't recall whether it came from Grainger or if it was water hard. I never had any of the smaller dia. you show.


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#2946 JerseyJohn

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:27 PM

Anyone ever try Water Hard Drill Rod? It was cheap so I bought some. I was afraid it would be brittle but it actually seems a little soft. Easy to bend.

drill rod is soft and unhardened you want drill blanks M2 harness. they come 2.4 inches. I use #42 which is .0935 

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 06:49 PM

It's .062". I bought it for chassis building, not axles. I was just curious if anyone else had tried it.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:02 PM

Heading to the Land of Oz, Jersey John Hitman this one build a little softer with .055 rails instead of .062 for a track that doesn't glue much. Built using the  rgeo solid components, tuner nose Z Poid rear bracket and his Universal chassis pans. Weighs in at a comfortable 53 grams

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 04:18 PM

Here's a custom chassis for Steven Ferraro for his caveman painted camero. 15/16" guide lead, 3-15/16" wheel base, .812 JK fronts, .820 JK premium rears, Swiss 2* guide tongue, and motor brackets, Parma guide, JK retro hawk geared 9/27. Comes in at 103 grams. All brass is .032. Main rails are .055/.062 combo and the chassis width is 3". Front track is 2-13/16" and rear track width is 2-15/16" to allow clearance for the body.

 

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:42 PM

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A custom built Jersey John Chassis heading to Bud.. Another RAILER ready for can am. 42gr wo 52gr with pans. Built using a repurposed Rgeo Arrow nose and Z-poid motor bracket.

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