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Old 03-30-2017, 03:12 PM   #2206
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Hey maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

So I got my box of parts yesterday for the F104 front end conversion and I'm also going to use the F104 rear end as the upgrades are readily available and F103 parts are hard to come by.

Here's my question, the screws that the F104 uses are all different than the standard ones used on the F103, I didn't see this mentioned anywhere in the conversion posts or what part kit is needed for this. I'm also missing the long screws used to go through the bottom of the chassis, A arm and into the ball studs. They're long screws. Also a few short screws that go into the ball stud ends.
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:00 PM   #2207
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Here are the screws you'll need:



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Old 03-30-2017, 04:29 PM   #2208
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Thanks, I have the kit manual but I wasn't sure where I'd find them at
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These will work, the Tamiya ones are harder to find.

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These will work, the Tamiya ones are harder to find.

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Thanks for the info! I started googling part numbers and began to notice that these fasteners aren't all that special, all are M3 screws of varying lengths and head types. I'm going to source my local hardware store and/or order them on ebay/amazon. They are MUCH cheaper than ordering Tamiya parts and I can have them in a couple days here in the states. Although I was mildly surprised how quick RCMart's stuff got here from China. Huge A+ to them and their quality service.
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Thanks for the info! I started googling part numbers and began to notice that these fasteners aren't all that special, all are M3 screws of varying lengths and head types. I'm going to source my local hardware store and/or order them on ebay/amazon. They are MUCH cheaper than ordering Tamiya parts and I can have them in a couple days here in the states. Although I was mildly surprised how quick RCMart's stuff got here from China. Huge A+ to them and their quality service.
Yep, pretty much all M3 stuff. The 35mm long countersunk screws are a little harder to find.

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TQRC works for me as it's local, but Amain Hobbies is also pretty fast, they're in California so I usually get my orders within a couple of days. I'm starting to like the ProTek titanium screws that Amain carries.
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TQRC works for me as it's local, but Amain Hobbies is also pretty fast, they're in California so I usually get my orders within a couple of days. I'm starting to like the ProTek titanium screws that Amain carries.
I've also had stellar and fast service from TQ Racing, I try to order my stuff from them but the F103 parts tend to be more readily found overseas
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Yep, pretty much all M3 stuff. The 35mm long countersunk screws are a little harder to find.

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I bought last year a set of these: https://hobbyking.com/nl_nl/3x35mm-c...0pcs-pack.html

And for the M4x30 I went to the local hardware store and got some steel ones instead of the weak Tamiya Alu screws.
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And for the M4x30 I went to the local hardware store and got some steel ones instead of the weak Tamiya Alu screws.
I actually was quite lucky and was able to find a wide assortment of M3 sizes at my local hardware store today. Also steel I believe. I've got the car assembled, just need to get some new E clips for the F104 king pin assembly and glue up the tires
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Stumbled on this thread but did not see any info on grease to use on the friction plates. Any info? Thanks. Im reviving an old friend.
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you could use tamiya diff grease , or even general diff oil around 3k to 10k depending on the grip.
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Thanks. I may end up with the Exotek conversion if I get enough track time in.
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Ok one more. Is the F104 front narrower than the F103? I have the F104 rear axle and wondered if the rear will now be narrower than the front and how that would affect handling.
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Ok one more. Is the F104 front narrower than the F103? I have the F104 rear axle and wondered if the rear will now be narrower than the front and how that would affect handling.
Yes it is narrower, unless its the wide f104 like the wolf, it has the f103 front end.

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