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Old 07-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #1801
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Would this work with an original f103? How would it differ from a f103 15th anniv?

Aluminum Motor Mount SinglePiece (BK) for Tamiya F104 Pro / F103RM / F103GT / F103 15th Anniversary

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Hi Guys I am getting back into to F1 and I need some tips on get a few parts. I have got a GT front supension arms now but the steering upright have to be changed what would bethe best to buy. Also I was after one of the new bodies that I have seen around can they fit onto a 103 with and exotek chassis? Is there a kit for the red light on the rear of some car or do I have to make one up? I'm putting a pic up but it looks like the rear diff is OK but will be changing the rear pod it looks like I need a spacer on the axle to space out the other side. Is that correct and if so what would be the best one to get.

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Hi Guys I am getting back into to F1 and I need some tips on get a few parts. I have got a GT front supension arms now but the steering upright have to be changed what would bethe best to buy. Also I was after one of the new bodies that I have seen around can they fit onto a 103 with and exotek chassis? Is there a kit for the red light on the rear of some car or do I have to make one up? I'm putting a pic up but it looks like the rear diff is OK but will be changing the rear pod it looks like I need a spacer on the axle to space out the other side. Is that correct and if so what would be the best one to get.

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The best thimg to do is head to Tamiya's site and look for an F103 instruction manual.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #1804
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Would this work with an original f103? How would it differ from a f103 15th anniv?

Aluminum Motor Mount SinglePiece (BK) for Tamiya F104 Pro / F103RM / F103GT / F103 15th Anniversary

Anyone?

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I would discourage you from buying this pod. It's not very strong and very difficult to straighten since it is one piece. Also there is a button head screw that holds an axle spacer in place that interferes with the diff. I got the 3racing alloy pod and am very happy with it.
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Hi Trev i had the same issues to deal with

if you change the rear pod yes you will need a spacer, its a 8X16 mm spacer, but there is not really a part number for it. If you cant find a spacer your best bet is the Tamiya 54240 clamping hub which has the spacer built in, and it looks really cool. Also the aftermarket rear pods dont come with the height adjusters, so will need to track down a S-parts (0115211)

And to annoy you even further Tamiya changed the rear bearing size as well.

As for the steering uprights, they all should work with the GT front suspension i would have thought, its just the kingpin shaft with circlip grooves at either end is needed. I have some from the link type front suspension if you need them, ill bring them down on Friday. But if you also want some new uprights either the Tamiya 54154 carbon uprights or the really groovy and expensive alloy 54357 alloy ones.

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:22 AM   #1806
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I would like to know the brands of F103 foam tires available for F103 and wich ones are available in Europe. By now I know :


Xceed F103 tires (from HK)
GP-Speed F103 foam tires (from Germany)
Team Powers F103 foam tires (they are new from HK)
Zen Racing F103 foam tires (from Japan)
GQ F103 foam tires (from HK I think) (donīt know where to get them in Europe)
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Does anybody know which of the Xceed premount front foam tires would compare to the Tamiya 54135 premount foam tires? Not sure whether the Tamiya's would be considered hard, medium, or soft.
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... Is there a kit for the red light on the rear of some car or do I have to make one up? I'm putting a pic up but it looks like the rear diff is OK but will be changing the rear pod it looks like I need a spacer on the axle to space out the other side. Is that correct and if so what would be the best one to get.

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There are several kits around, but it's considerably cheaper to make up your own from a flashing LED and a resistor. Here is a tutorial that explains it all.

The newer F103 rear pods need a 16mm long spacer, two types are available separately, the only difference is their colour, and their part numbers are 3455376 rear axle spacer and 3450157 rear axle spacer blue. Alternatively it comes with the 54127 carbon rear axle
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I would like to know the brands of F103 foam tires available for F103 and wich ones are available in Europe. By now I know :


Xceed F103 tires (from HK)
GP-Speed F103 foam tires (from Germany)
Team Powers F103 foam tires (they are new from HK)
Zen Racing F103 foam tires (from Japan)
GQ F103 foam tires (from HK I think) (donīt know where to get them in Europe)
Zac Project tyres from Japan
3Racing F103 tyres also available in the UK
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I would discourage you from buying this pod. It's not very strong and very difficult to straighten since it is one piece. Also there is a button head screw that holds an axle spacer in place that interferes with the diff. I got the 3racing alloy pod and am very happy with it.
Thanks for the advice.

Concerning the 3racing alloy pod, all I can find on the internet is the heat sink motor mount piece. Where did you get your or where can I mail order one?

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Why not use the complete alloy F104 pod??
If i am not mistaken it will fit.

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There are several kits around, but it's considerably cheaper to make up your own from a flashing LED and a resistor. Here is a tutorial that explains it all.
You can also find blinking red LED's that don't need the resistor at all. Just solder up wires to the LED and plug into an open receiver port.
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Thanks for the advice.

Concerning the 3racing alloy pod, all I can find on the internet is the heat sink motor mount piece. Where did you get your or where can I mail order one?

Thanks,
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RC Mart has them
http://www.rcmart.com/3racing-f103gt...th=595_744_888

They also have the one piece pod
http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-f1...h=595_744_1221
and the ballraced pivot version
http://www.rcmart.com/yeah-racing-f1...a-p-28688.html
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Thanks for the info, I ordered the 3racing.

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Old 07-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #1815
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Great forum, thanks to all for helping Grandpa.

Another question, what rubber tires would you recommend for the mostly stock F103 run by the grandkids on an asphalt cul de sac. Just something durable and easy to drive. All out speed is not a major requirement, they hit enough mailbox posts already.

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