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Old 03-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default I build a comp ready blackjack...this could be scary

After driving bi-eep's blackjack I had to have something more competitive then my tuber whom happens to be a tad bit over weight. I few PM's here and there and then next thing I knew there was a blackjack waiting for me at the door this morning Thanks FrankyRizzo

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Blackjack chassis
TLT axles stuff with all the goodies; cvds, aluminum knuckles, just waiting for RCP to get some more R&P's in.
Axial trans with a JPCustom's 35t Warrior
Mini losi lst shocks
Mayhem Beadlocks w/ some Proline Hammers

Put the chassis together and am going to run to the post office to see if any goodies have shown up and then start on the links. I'm excited


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Old 03-27-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Sweet parts list. Looking forward to the build.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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There was nothing waiting at the post office so I'm done for the day. Hopefully tomorrow.

Forgot to mention what electronics I'll be using. Have a super rooster and a old tq3 that I will be using for now. Holmes is out of the puller motors so I'm going to use the 55t for now and hopefully will stumble upon a little more powerful brushed motor soon.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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Didn't take long for you to convert!
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:29 AM   #6
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:42 AM   #7
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Got the upper link mounts, rod ends, and a few other goodies in from RCP today (wow they have fast shipping ).
Started working on the links after I got off of work and let me tell you, 2am is the perfect time to be working outside. There was steady entertainment of drunks, burnouts, and cops

Only got the lower links done but will finish up the rest tomorrow/today when I decide to wake up.

Lower links bent up....


I drilled a hole to get a little extra silver solder in there and make sure these things aren't coming apart...


Filled in the hole and also around the edge...they're in there good
Front's are a tad longer then the rear, and by tad I mean barely a tad. With the rear axle tilted up a little, the rear lower link mount is closer to the chassis and the shock mount is further from it compared to the front. Tried to take this into account by guesstimating and it actually worked out


[Emeril]BAM!!![/Emeril]
Sitting on all 4's


From the top. Still debating on how I'm going to do the uppers.



Yay for triangulation :-P I notched out the corners of the skid to allow the links to fit inside the frame rails and not rub or bind on anything.


As she sits now, wheel base is at 12.612938612938612983....or something like that.

USPS shows that I should have another package in tomorrow, hopefully it's my shocks and transmission goodies. For some great reason, yeah right, they seem to enjoy shipping my packages through town, 100 miles the other direction and then bring it back

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Old 03-29-2008, 03:39 PM   #8
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Finished the uppers and the steering. Probably won't be ready for the comp tomorrow unless the transmission is sitting at the post office. Everything else I can pull from my other rig if I need too.

sitting just about at ride height, going to have to make a few adjustments once I have the shocks...



you know, forget it, we're going shockless


nother...
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Old 03-29-2008, 05:40 PM   #9
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Sweet looking setup, I really like those chassis'. And you gotta love rudy's too...mmm......
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:10 PM   #10
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hurry up! Time is ticking for the next comp. I'm starting on version 4. Ordered some new badlands to start it off. I really was tempted to get the hammers but you called it first!
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I'm trying, I'm trying. USPS still shows my big box of goodies somewhere in the commie state of cali
I don't trust the motor I have laying around (I seem to remember it smoking before ) so I went ahead and got one of JPCustom's warrior motors and a bec.
Reading up on how to add end points to a tq3. Would it help me get more steering or would it mainly let me fine tune what I have now? For the most part it looks like I'm getting all the steering the front axle will allow so I may wait before I ruin my controller
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:19 PM   #12
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Sweet looking setup, I really like those chassis'. And you gotta love rudy's too...mmm......
Thanks for making me hungry, I could go for some rudys right now. Depending on what part of houston you are on, you have Goody Co. though. I could kill for six of everything they have right now

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:26 PM   #13
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I'm trying, I'm trying. USPS still shows my big box of goodies somewhere in the commie state of cali
I don't trust the motor I have laying around (I seem to remember it smoking before ) so I went ahead and got one of JPCustom's warrior motors and a bec.
Reading up on how to add end points to a tq3. Would it help me get more steering or would it mainly let me fine tune what I have now? For the most part it looks like I'm getting all the steering the front axle will allow so I may wait before I ruin my controller
Thats actually what i've been trying to figure out for the last 3 days. I cant seem to find the right pots at radioshack either. I am wanting to do a pot for front steering and 2 pots for my dig. You be the gunea pig.
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Yesterday.


Today. Sorry, bad pic.

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Old 03-31-2008, 01:37 PM   #15
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I like it. Post up your build in the BlackJack Lab as well.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:47 PM   #16
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Would you like to borrow some of my weights
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WOW......I should machine you some out of steel.....lol
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WOW......I should machine you some out of steel.....lol
Or tungsten.....
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:20 PM   #19
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Nice start TxCruzr

bi eep, nice idea with the lead foams! Never thought of that
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bi eep, nice idea with the lead foams! Never thought of that


I just wish the rest of the parts would show up in the mail, I'm at a stand still. I guess I could study for my test tomorrow but what fun is that :?
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