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Old 12-27-2001, 02:57 PM   #526
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ahhh - now the thread on the rear right axlel is stripped. What's going on? What's the part number for the regular rear axles, does anyone know
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Old 12-27-2001, 04:16 PM   #527
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The part# for the lightweight (blue) diff joint set is 53248. This is both pieces that go on either end of the axle. It comes with the necessary grub screws and a hex wrench. You might buy a couple of them since they bend fairly easily. I prefer the standard ones. The Cross ones also fit and they are a little beefier than the Tamiya ones. An interesting note, there is an asterisk note that says "lightly grease threads when tighening aluminum nuts" on the package for the lightweight set.


You should be able to order all of the above from MDI www.mdiracing.com I don't have a part# of the Ride tires, but I use their "type A soft" compound, grooved tires. I'm pretty sure Les at MDI can special order them for you too. Drop him an email.

I mostly run on prepared asphalt, so I tend to run the car fairly soft. I have an easier time dealing with oversteer than understeer, so I deliberately run soft so the car isn't understeering so much by the end of the day.
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Old 12-28-2001, 06:21 AM   #528
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Hi psycho - thanks for the info.

The blue light weight diff joint set came with the kit and the instructions didn't call for light grease, imagine that. I think I'll get the standard ones myself.

I'll send Les and email in regards to the tires, I track is not treated so I should probably go with a different compound, any suggestions?

Thanks again pyscho

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Old 12-28-2001, 10:15 AM   #529
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If you have access to a leaf blower, I would blow off the track before you set it up. If the surface is in pretty good shape, you'll get decent traction with any of the rubber tire compounds. You'll need to go extra easy on the throttle and steering, though. If you radio has exponential, I would suggest using it. This really helps a lot with these cars on slippery surfaces. If you still find you are spinning, go to a lower gear ratio (more teeth on the pinion gear.) You'll also get more top end by doing this and probably shorter run times, but it reduces the low end torque when you take off.
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Old 01-04-2002, 12:02 PM   #530
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Any news on the F104 yet??

I heard there is another hobby show coming up and its big....u guys think Tamiya will show it off there??
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Does anyone know how to get ahold of Russ from Colorado? I'm looking for a Footwork front wing (the curved swoopy one) and I remember a long long time ago he had a lead on one for me. Thanks!
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ruf: might want to try looking for it over at Formula 1 R/C as well.
http://www.formula1-rc.com
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A Tamiya guy in my area has just confirmed that the new F104 will soon be release...

It will come with the 2001 Michael Sumies's F1 Body...
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Does anyone know how to get ahold of Russ from Colorado? I'm looking for a Footwork front wing (the curved swoopy one) and I remember a long long time ago he had a lead on one for me. Thanks!
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F104 with a Ferarri body?? Don't think so, Mattel has exclusive rights to Ferarri right now.
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Did you see the box for the Kyosho Mini-Z Ferrari F1? Has a Hot Wheels logo on it.....so an F104 Ferrari is possible
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ha, is not just possible...It is going to come out.



I have been waiting for this.

The guy that told me this was a guy that does all the TCS in my area...he also said that the car has independent suspension, I guess something similar to the Cross F1's...

and is shaft driven 4WD...he told me this, but I'm not sure..
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shaft driven 4WD????? I don't think so, why?? Real F1's are not 4WD! If he is saying that then he is not a very reliable source. I think that if they were going to release a new F1 it would have been released at the Tokyo Hobby Show, that's were Tamiya usually releases all there big news worthy items. I could be wrong though.
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well I guess I'l eat crow!!!! I am wrong!!!! there are picts on formula1-rc.com, it is 4WD and it does have a Ferarri body!!!! it will be released ay the Nurnberg toy fair
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GEEEZ....i told you already...
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I'll be running mine as a 2wd! Well, when they release it...
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