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Old 01-08-2012, 08:25 AM
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I do recall having 1200 SCR's when the JRX2 was released.
Me too. I remember the 1400's coming out sometime after the long chassis conversion in a box setup, but before the Junior 2 plastic chassis.

And I remember very distinctly the first batch of 1200SCR's having yellow labels, not to be confused with 1200SCs or 1700SCEs or 1700 black lable SCRs.

About 10 years ago, I had a customer (a machinist) who made the original Junior 2 chassis. His proof? He had one that was an exact replica, except it was all billet aluminum. Sadly, I have no idea what happened to him as the shop space got bulldozed to put up condos. This was before digital cameras in phones else I'd of got a picture of it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:56 AM
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I just got my micro 4 pin deans plugs today, I went with the black ones which were out just before the red ones... 87 I think.
Those work too. I originally started with the black plugs and then switched to the reds later. I was only active in r/c from about '86 to '90 which seemed like a long time back then. I remember still seeing both at the end. I used to swap a pin between the male and female plugs so that the female plug had 1 male pin on it. I did it so no one would try to steal my battery at the races since they couldn't just plug it in. It was common to vary pins in this style.
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Originally Posted by fredswain View Post
Those work too. I originally started with the black plugs and then switched to the reds later. I was only active in r/c from about '86 to '90 which seemed like a long time back then. I remember still seeing both at the end. I used to swap a pin between the male and female plugs so that the female plug had 1 male pin on it. I did it so no one would try to steal my battery at the races since they couldn't just plug it in. It was common to vary pins in this style.
yes Fred the pin switching thing.... those little things from bitd.
still have a few of those green race prep connectors in my box.
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Beautiful job, looks correct!

What size TB's do you need, and see if you can find a pic. I might have some, but am NOT exactly sure of what they looked like.

<--- A bit jealous, if I'm honest.
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Looks great!
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Originally Posted by Bob-Stormer View Post
Beautiful job, looks correct!

What size TB's do you need, and see if you can find a pic. I might have some, but am NOT exactly sure of what they looked like.

<--- A bit jealous, if I'm honest.
Bob! Hey man, thanks again for the deal on the SCRs. Did you recognize them? I Just got my battery bars, shrink wrap, and micro plugs for them from stormerhobbies.com yesterday, so I will be building the pack this week.

The TBs I am looking for, are the box stock originals that came with the JR-X2. I will put these titaniums on my JR-X2 runner I am building I can get a picture from my runner tomorrow... it still has the originals, although they are a bit rusty.

(EDIT: Here.. you can kind of see what they look like here. Square center, black... Images are huge, so here is the link rather than the images)

http://brandonpcollins.com/misc/rc/jrx2/box/18.jpg
http://brandonpcollins.com/misc/rc/jrx2/box/19.jpg

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Wow, that was one of the first buggies I raced with in 1990. Amazing to see one in new condition.
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Beautiful! Tis really takes me back. This was my first RC car and I hadn't seen one in this detail in a long time! Great work! If you ever want to sell it let me know.
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Car looks great. Very nice job. I remember that car like it came out yesterday. Brings back memories of many of the older cars I use to have.
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Great job Captain shes a beauty!
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post

+1 on the red SCR's, yellow SC1200's weren't being used at this time. 1700SCE's came out another two years or so. Jack Johnson changed things by winning nats on 6 1400SCR's and something like a 9-turn? That was after they stopped using the 5-link rear end.
I think Kyle Reed also won nats with 1400 scr's and an 11t single. Talk about throttle control!
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OUTSTANDING!!! It takes me back no doubt. I miss the track in Covina, CA and at the Ranch Pit Shop in Pomona. I was running an RC10 Champ with a Stealth tranny back then. Tekin BC100L charger and 411P ESC were very popular. Victor Engineering IQ stuff and power supplies were the bomb.
Futaba and Airtronics dominated the radio choice and yes, you had to wait for frequency clips if you didn't own extra crystals. RED SCRs especially the Trinity PUSHED with pink labels were the primo batteries. Good times.
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Pure awesome!
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