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Forum: Hot Bodies / HPI 26-09-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 5,308
Posted By bjcaldwe
It looks good. I did something similar awhile...

It looks good. I did something similar awhile back, but before the longer chassis fad took hold.

http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44583&highlight=firestorm

What cvds did you use? I...
Forum: Team Losi Racing 21-07-2011
Replies: 34
Views: 11,466
Posted By bjcaldwe
I have day dreamed about taking the rear motor...

I have day dreamed about taking the rear motor trans, and making the topshaft come out the right side once the motor is mounted in the mid position. This would be a lot of work, but it should keep...
Forum: I Made This ! 05-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
I will get one tonight. I just happened to get a...

I will get one tonight. I just happened to get a new phone yesterday so maybe I can get some better pics.
Forum: I Made This ! 05-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
I ran the car for the first time this weekend. It...

I ran the car for the first time this weekend. It ran pretty well. There were a few growing pains. The front suspension kept coming loose due to the inner mounts moving. I was able to fix that for...
Forum: I Made This ! 30-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
This weekend should be the first race of this...

This weekend should be the first race of this car. We will see how it goes.
Forum: I Made This ! 24-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
I have not updated that in a long time. I really...

I have not updated that in a long time. I really should. That was crazy. I am not sure I could manage to do that again. I was driving a D4 wce. At that time I was running hb tires in pink compound....
Forum: General Race Chat 24-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By bjcaldwe
D4 losi wheel hexs for the front may work. If...

D4 losi wheel hexs for the front may work. If they do not fit right on the stub axles you could always turn down the diameter a bit.
Forum: I Made This ! 23-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
Thank you. In the recent past I found myself...

Thank you.

In the recent past I found myself running 2-3 different brands of 10th scale car. This meant I had to carry a ton of parts. After getting the 22, I had a kyosho fs. I liked it but I was...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
Here is the front end. It has 22 front arms,...

Here is the front end. It has 22 front arms, spindles, carriers, d4 losi hexes, sedan metric stub axles, mip lxt cvds, and a few mods. The front mount is a rear suspension mount to help make the...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
I was having trouble finding a rear bone that...

I was having trouble finding a rear bone that would work, and wanted to use the 22 rear stub axles. So, I made some. On my previous project I tried epoxy to bond the halfs with a sleeve. One bone to...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
The rear end I used stock aluminum inner mounts...

The rear end I used stock aluminum inner mounts and the front 7.5 mount, both drilled out to allow the use of 3.5mm inner pins. I bought 3.5mm drill stock from mcmaster car and then cut them down to...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
At first I used 22 front arms and carriers with...

At first I used 22 front arms and carriers with the xxx4 spindles and shafts and it was a direct fit. However, all I had was the universals from the xx4. So, after fitting the 22 front arms, carriers...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
There were a few obstacles to over come. 1....

There were a few obstacles to over come.

1. The losi diff cups require a large dog bone end
2. The xxx4 has imperical sized bearing and the 22 metric
3. The 22 arms use a much larger 3.5mm...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,406
Posted By bjcaldwe
xxx4 / 22

As with most of my projects, this started as a day dream and then a way to consolidate how many brands of parts I have to carry. It began with "I wonder if I can use 22 suspension and shocks on a...
Forum: I Made This ! 13-06-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By bjcaldwe
You might use bandit front and rear arms. They...

You might use bandit front and rear arms. They may be shorter and should mount right up. If not then maybe try the duratrax 2wd buggy arms.
Forum: I Made This ! 28-05-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
I stlll have about 80% of the car, and the stuff...

I stlll have about 80% of the car, and the stuff I sold is easily replaced. It was a cool experience. If there was an indoor dirt track here I would probably still be working on it.
Forum: I Made This ! 23-05-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
I have primarily been running electric 8th scale...

I have primarily been running electric 8th scale this year since a local track has been having a good turnout. I had problems getting enough droop without having dog bone problems. I have ran d4 rear...
Forum: Hot Bodies / HPI 15-02-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By bjcaldwe
I was running the 85 tooth spur on my d4 wce and...

I was running the 85 tooth spur on my d4 wce and stripped it at a race. I did not have a spare so I got a 84 tooth ae spur and the ae slipper pads and used that ever since. If you cannot find the 85...
Forum: I Made This ! 31-01-2011
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
I got to club race my the buggy this weekend. I...

I got to club race my the buggy this weekend. I ran stock (13.5). There were about 30 buggies and I qualified 15th. I was in the B main and running 3rd when I lost steering on the straight and about...
Forum: I Made This ! 05-12-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
To try and correct the driveshaft angle, which is...

To try and correct the driveshaft angle, which is angled back, I removed material from the front of the d4 rear arms, and added shims behind it. I also did some dremel work to the pivot plate to...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-11-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,414
Posted By bjcaldwe
It looks great.

It looks great.
Forum: I Made This ! 22-11-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
I appreciate the kind words. I took about an...

I appreciate the kind words.

I took about an inch out of the chassis. I tried to use some epoxy but it did not work really well. I talked to the guy that does the sct chassis' for x-factory and...
Forum: I Made This ! 22-11-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
Looks good. I am glad to see someone else...

Looks good. I am glad to see someone else tinkering with one.

Mine is pretty good, and pretty close to the wheelbase and width of a xxxcr. I just do not get nearly enough track time with it to...
Forum: I Made This ! 18-10-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
I swapped the cvds from d4 axles and 501x bondes...

I swapped the cvds from d4 axles and 501x bondes to team c 4wd rear bones and axles. They fit perfect. I have a new tekin rs and a used tekin 10.5 in it now. I hope to race it again soon.
Forum: I Made This ! 26-09-2010
Replies: 42
Views: 8,239
Posted By bjcaldwe
It was a bit of a stupid move at the last points...

It was a bit of a stupid move at the last points race of the summer series, but I ran 3 classes. I ran E 8th, Mod truck and Mod buggy.

The first timed run of my buggy was great. I won my...
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