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Old 07-03-2009, 01:33 PM   #721
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Rob is ride height adjustment not an option on these cars. Right now I'm having an issue where 1 tire is smaller than the other so when I turn to the side with the shorter tire the front wing is rubbing the ground. When I turn the other direction its fine.

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Tony you have to rotate the tires side to side so they wear evenly. Usually the left front is the small tire.

You can also shave the bottoms of the steering knuckles slightly and get 1 or 2mm smaller on the tire. You have to use a spacer to get the spring back to the right preload, but this will help too.

I'm gonna try to be at the track Sunday, come by and i'll look at your ride.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:59 PM   #723
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Thanks Rob, I don't know if I am able to race tomorrow but I might stop by to have you check it out. I made the trek up north today to pick up some front tires and I broke 1 of the steering knuckles. The car is back togeher.






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Tony you have to rotate the rides side to side so they wear evenly. Usually the left front is the small tire.

You can also shave the bottoms of the steering knuckles slightly and get 1 or 2mm smaller on the tire. You have to use a spacer to get the spring back to the right preload, but this will help too.

I'm gonna try to be at the track Sunday, come by and i'll look at your ride.
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I am looking to purchase a F1 car and need some help from you guys. How does this kit compare to the F104? Is this car at a big disadvantage? Parts still available?
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hey guys,

i just dug out my F103LM, yea its old but i was wondering what size tires i can go with in the back?? and if i could you 1/10 jaco wide foams in the rear?? there 49MM wide(the stocks are 37 mm i think) but the same Dia. could this work?? if not any ideas?

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hey guys , i really do need some help finding new tires for my F103, can any one point me in the right direction as to where i can get them from ?? foams or rubber...
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hey guys , i really do need some help finding new tires for my F103, can any one point me in the right direction as to where i can get them from ?? foams or rubber...

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wow thanks , thats a steller site and cheap tires too... awsome, thanks again, ima order and ton of stuff tonight ...hahahha
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I'm having problems with my F103. I am trying to change the motor mount to a ride height adjusting mount. I have it together but the axle seems to long for the rear. I have some pics I am going to post and hopes it helps. I am just wondering what I need to get it right.








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Tony there should be a sleeve like spacer for the left side of the car. That will give you the correct spacing.

Spacer 8x16mm it is part ma24 in the anniversary kit, ma26 in the f103rm kit.

Tamiya also lists this part: RC 8x16mm Spacer: 58431 Item #3450157
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Friction plate/pads looks to be adjusted super tight, is there a track surface that having it this locked down would be helpful? -

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So, I was under the impression that high nose F1 cars didn't handle as well as low nose bodies... but I have to tell you... I took a very high nose Tamiya Benetton Renault B195 out on the track today and it handled great... and this is with rubber tires and 17.5... I've used this same chassis setup with a low nose car and got very similar results... I would think that you would notice the biggest difference on a high speed sweeper... both bodies I had to let off the gas for a 1/2 sec entering the turn and slowly back on... very stable... So is the high nose thing just BS, or is the B195 just a good RC shape ?
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Thanks Rob for the part numbers I guess I have some ordering to do.

Downtempo I am running on carpet. I find it helps a little with traction.
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I currently have 12 NIB Tamiya F-103 body sets in stock and tons of spare parts.

PM if you need something. The wife has placed her foot squarely on the floor and would like to see the overall inventory reduced....lol

If Momma ain't, ain't nobody happy!
What bodies and wings etc, do you have and are they still available? Also, any diffusers?
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What bodies and wings etc, do you have and are they still available? Also, any diffusers?
Vintage Tamiya F-1 Body sets in stock:
WILLIAMS FW 11B HONDA
TYRRELL 019 FORD
LOTUS 102B JUDD
SAUBER C12
FERRARI 412T1
WILLIAMS RENAULT FW18
PIAA NAKAJIMA REYNARD 97D
F-1 Body Set, type -M (McLearen MP4)

All are NIB and have correct wings, livery decals and driver helmet.

Asorted F-1 wings (mostly fronts) and F103L wings F&R.

I have a NIP Tamiay Diffusser also.

PM for pricing, please include your location.
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