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    cMc's E Jato Project

    So my E Jato is nearly ready only thing holding me up from a test drive today is a missing Traxxas connector for my ESC. I've been so busy lately I did not have time to do a "document as I go" thread. Here is what I did so far.

    1. Brand new Jato roller
    2. Mamba Max Pro SCT ESC and Neu-Castle 1410-3800kv motor combo Geared: 21/54
    3. Custom made motor mount I found on the web
    4. Traxxas single speed conversion
    5. Removed rear batt compartment and added Integy wheely bar.
    6. Kept the front end of the plastic chassis piece. This allowed me to retain the antenna post, on/off switch, and servo mount.
    7. Removed original receiver box and mounted on top of plastic chassis. This I am not so sure about but it is on solid. I can pick the truck up and shake it around by the box. It also sits below the shock towers so it is protected. Time will tell I guess on that.
    8. If only for nostalgia to make it look like my Nitro Jato from many years ago I am considering putting on a set of Integy piggy back shocks I have. They worked great back then but its not my normal upgrade. I've grown to be a fan of the GTR shocks for a long time now. Time will tell with that decision as well lol.















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    P.S. I will be shortening those power wires too
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    that looks GREAT! Keep us updated, i'd love to see a video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxlrocket View Post
    that looks GREAT! Keep us updated, i'd love to see a video.
    I will thanks
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    The more I see these conversions, the more I want to try one.

    Would you confirm if the motor/pinion rotates in the same direction as the rear tires? I'd really appreciate it as that's the main factor in my doing the conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaks View Post
    The more I see these conversions, the more I want to try one.

    Would you confirm if the motor/pinion rotates in the same direction as the rear tires? I'd really appreciate it as that's the main factor in my doing the conversion.
    Negative, the spur moves with wheels. The pinion and motor spin opposite.
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    Some still in work pictures...
    Just have to shorten the power wires, get a smaller pinion (hot motor) and change spring colors and Its pretty much done




    I used a pre-painted Nissan GTR drift car body and trimmed it to SCT like shape. Still needs holes drilled and final touches around the wheel well but you get a good idea of the look.






    Last edited by cMc214; 06-20-2014 at 04:37 PM.
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    Thank you for confirming, you did a great job on the conversion. Any chance that it might see some off road duty?

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    Looks good man have you found a gear ratio that works yet? I'm almost done with my conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaks View Post
    Thank you for confirming, you did a great job on the conversion. Any chance that it might see some off road duty?
    That is all it will see the only street driving I really do is test runs. Don't let the car body fool you, that's why I cut it to look SCT "like."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverLude View Post
    Looks good man have you found a gear ratio that works yet? I'm almost done with my conversion.
    No I did not yet as I am waiting for a couple of options to arrive by mail. As soon as I get one working for me I will update. I have it under good authority that 14/54 is going to work for me. My first attempt was 21/54 which heated up the motor pretty fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverLude View Post
    Looks good man have you found a gear ratio that works yet? I'm almost done with my conversion.
    I finally got it.... 15/54 works perfect
    Motor 119 degrees
    ESC 90 degrees
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    Hoping to get a video of it running up soon. Last thing to do was to get the body mounted.

    The body was supposed to look like this and be placed on a drift car




    After lots of trimming I got it to fit nicely on the Jato





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