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Old 03-20-2017, 02:30 AM   #2206
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Good to see this thread going live again.
I created a few weeks ago out of a lot of spare parts a "new" F103 specially for the wet races. I tried it last weekend first on full wet, and on next day on a cold dry track and in both circumstances the good old F103 out performed my modern Serpent SF2, with the same rubber compound (PitS)
Only issue on the full wet track was that I could not raise the front end over 5mm, what is a bit too low for the large puddles. So next time I have to adjust the front end and use F104 front tires.
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Old 03-30-2017, 03:12 PM   #2207
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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   #2208
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Here are the screws you'll need:



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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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