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Old 04-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #1741
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Hi, this is my second post here on the forum. Reposting since someone suggested this was the correct place to ask

The other day I digged out my old Tamiya Ford 107B F1 electric 1:10 car. It's in rather bad shape, and I thought it might be fun to get it up and running again I was hoping that someone here could help me find the right spare-parts to replace what's broken?

I'm not good at techincal terms in english, and don't know the right words, but at the rear of the car there is a "big plastic gear" wich is broken. It's the differential (?). I have a picture, but I'm not allowed to upload pictures yet since I only have two posts.. What is this part called? Is it possible to buy "upgraded" parts to replace this one?

In addition to this part I also need:
- a new battery pack
- a new battery charger
- new tires
- possibly new front wing

Do anyone know wich parts I should get, and where I can get new parts? I live in Norway, but guess I can order from tamiyausa.com or somewhere else.
- Can I use the new "Lipo"-battery for my car? How long will this new type of battery last?
Which chassis do you have? F102 or F103?

Tires for the F103 will work, foam or rubber.
Get a stick pack shaped lipo and charger. A 3200 mah will run a silver can for over 20 minutes.
Front wings have been reissued by Tamiya recently. Check the web store for F1 Paintlab. He has sets in stock.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:03 AM   #1742
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As you are in Norway, maybe "The Border" would be the best place for you to shop online?
They are in Holland

http://www.the-border.com/home.php
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Which chassis do you have? F102 or F103?

Tires for the F103 will work, foam or rubber.
Get a stick pack shaped lipo and charger. A 3200 mah will run a silver can for over 20 minutes.
Front wings have been reissued by Tamiya recently. Check the web store for xxx He has sets in stock.
According to someone else on this forum it's based on the F103 Chassis. I found the manual here: ht tp: tamiyaclub.com/manuals.asp. Is it correct that the chassis is called "F103"? I tried searching for parts with partnumbers from the manual, but they are all "discontinued". So I guess I have to find parts with new partnumbers, and check here if they will fit or not

1. Do I have to choose 7,4V for the battery? Or can I use 11,1V? The original battery was a 7,2V-1400NP.
2. Inside the rear wheel there is something called "ball trust bearing" wich is completly broken. The original spare part is discontinued, can I use this one: w w w tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=51346?
3. The diff joint is also broken, I assume I can use this one w w w tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=50507?
4. In my diff-housing I have 3 plastic discs wich I understand can be replaced with ball-bearings as an hop-up-option. But I can't find the part-number for this one..
5. What is this: ht t p : tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=53066?
6. I have foam-tires in medium-good shape. What is the difference between foam and rubber? I couldn't find rubber-tires, could someone point me in the right direction?

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@Thomst.....It is a F103 chassis.
Yes you can use this http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=51346 parts for the trust bearing.
No you can not drive a 11.1V lipo.
You need a 2S 7.4V lipo either stick size or a shorty
The dif is no problem as you can use the complete rear axle of the F104Pro or the F104W(last is the same as a F103)
If running foams, use 30SH rear and 40SH front.
I use GP-speed tires.
If you need to run rubber, then go for pitsu mitzu.
Those are from what i have found out one of the best.
Wheel you can use of for example from Ride or any other wheel that fit's the F103(same wide) and is used for rubber tires.
Hope this helps.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:42 PM   #1745
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According to someone else on this forum it's based on the F103 Chassis. I found the manual here: ht tp: tamiyaclub.com/manuals.asp. Is it correct that the chassis is called "F103"? I tried searching for parts with partnumbers from the manual, but they are all "discontinued". So I guess I have to find parts with new partnumbers, and check here if they will fit or not

1. Do I have to choose 7,4V for the battery? Or can I use 11,1V? The original battery was a 7,2V-1400NP.
2. Inside the rear wheel there is something called "ball trust bearing" wich is completly broken. The original spare part is discontinued, can I use this one: w w w tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=51346?
3. The diff joint is also broken, I assume I can use this one w w w tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=50507?
4. In my diff-housing I have 3 plastic discs wich I understand can be replaced with ball-bearings as an hop-up-option. But I can't find the part-number for this one..
5. What is this: ht t p : tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=53066?
6. I have foam-tires in medium-good shape. What is the difference between foam and rubber? I couldn't find rubber-tires, could someone point me in the right direction?

Sorry for the weird URL-s "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made a certain number of posts. You have not reached that limit yet."

If you go to a site like RCMart or D-drivemotorsports, you will find most of the single part, part numbers you need to rebuild your car in the F103 spares section.

If you find something that is odd or rare, try RC Champ in Japan. You email them your part numbers and they send you back a quote. They are great to work with and ship reasonably and quickly around the world.
http://www.rc-champ.co.jp/Champ_Inte...onal_index.htm
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:37 PM   #1746
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Hey has anyone came across any aftermarket companies who have built independent rear suspension F103 Type cars? I'm really trying to look into independent suspension F1's other than 3racing's FGX and the old Tamiya F201.
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Can anyone suggest a decent brushed speed control with a lipo cutoff for my F103? Also do you know of any lipo packs that will fit the stock battery holder?
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Hey has anyone came across any aftermarket companies who have built independent rear suspension F103 Type cars? I'm really trying to look into independent suspension F1's other than 3racing's FGX and the old Tamiya F201.
No, because there's no point to it. Independent rear suspension is banned in F1 in almost all rules around the world.

There was also the Kyosho Ferrari F189, but it's over 20 years old.
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Can somebody tell me the part numbers I need to convert my F103 diff to the F104 diff so I don't have to readjust it all the time. Also is there an aluminum motor mount that will fit right in?
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But it's so easy to adjust the diff, I much prefer the 103 on both of my Tamiya F1s. Hated messin with the F104 types for other guys.
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Can anyone suggest a decent brushed speed control with a lipo cutoff for my F103? Also do you know of any lipo packs that will fit the stock battery holder?
Tekin rs can run brushed motors and they also make a brushed only esc.that's the same small size. For battery I.am really fond of one that Duratrax makes. It's a 2500 lipo that is the same size and shape as the old nicad stick packs. Perfect for f103 plus it weighs almost nothing and provides over 10 minutes of run time.
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I picked up a Venom 25C 4100 mah lipo and it fits perfectly in the F103. Also I ordered the Castle Sidewinder SV2 because it will handle both brushed and brushless motors. I figure it gives me more options in the long run.
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Can somebody tell me the part numbers I need to convert my F103 diff to the F104 diff so I don't have to readjust it all the time.
The parts you need are the F104 aluminium diff housing set, and the F104 rear shaft. Part numbers can be found in the F104 pro manual here http://www.tamiya.com/japan/download...al/f104pro.pdf

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Plenty of aluminium mounts available from Tamiya and others, but I would go for the complete F103 alloy motor pod either from 3Racing or Yeah Racing.
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Does anyone have some tips and tricks to adjust ride height on the F103 front? Coming from pan cars I find the option here limited, and I'd like to get some use out of my tyres as they wear. I've cut down the steering blocks to allow some adjustment with spacers there, and some shims between the chassis plate and the front arms.
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That is all you can do with the F103 front end.
Don't use spacers under the front arms and chassis as this could end up with a loose front end.
Did you cut the steeringblocks on the top side or on top and bottum?

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Does anyone have some tips and tricks to adjust ride height on the F103 front? Coming from pan cars I find the option here limited, and I'd like to get some use out of my tyres as they wear. I've cut down the steering blocks to allow some adjustment with spacers there, and some shims between the chassis plate and the front arms.
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