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Old 05-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #8191
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Yeah I did these back in 2004-5 and forgot I had them.

Told ya I was working on this same stuff before.

Well sorry to hear that Ned you started this and I would like you to stay.

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Thanks Marty. I just have other pressing things and have come to the conclusion that I need to work them. I am very satisfied with original solution for adapting to the VTA wheels and tires using the 3Racing 103GT rear and FGX front parts. I was looking for a better, cheaper, more somple solution and don't see one out there.

I wish you well and hope you can develop what we have been discussing.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #8192
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Hi guys I need some help on rubber tires i'm new to f1 racing my hobbies shop told me to get some tcs tires soft front and hard rear what do you think is this right for outdoor racing.
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Lotus, Looking at it again, my numbers are a bit on the small side at 1.5" dia.
Take a look at the pics of the cars and just scale them so they look right to you.
Here's a neat chart Lightfoot put on the Vintage F1 forum and you can see most of the meatballs (white circles) go pretty much the height of the body. Some are even flattened on the top and bottom.

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Yeah, I did some more checking, and decided to go with 1.7" which I think should be just about right.
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This is to Ned, or wtcc, Marty, Lightfoot, or anyone who has painted and decaled their Lotus 49 vintage F1 body: What size did you do the white circle for the car number? I'm looking at having them made at 1.28" diameter. Is that the right size? I'm looking for the white circle size.
Does anyone else call those meatballs? Where did I get that from?
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #8195
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Hi guys I need some help on rubber tires i'm new to f1 racing my hobbies shop told me to get some tcs tires soft front and hard rear what do you think is this right for outdoor racing.
yes part numbers 1031 and 1032 are just fine for asphalt.....

Does anyone else call those meatballs? Where did I get that from?

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #8196
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Does anyone else call those meatballs? Where did I get that from?
I made them 4cm in diameter. I can send you the decalfile if interested...
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Team Yokomo just released a new body shell for the YRF. Low Nose... I think it looks almost like an Indy Car.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #8198
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Lotus, Looking at it again, my numbers are a bit on the small side at 1.5" dia.
Take a look at the pics of the cars and just scale them so they look right to you.
Here's a neat chart Lightfoot put on the Vintage F1 forum and you can see most of the meatballs (white circles) go pretty much the height of the body. Some are even flattened on the top and bottom.
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Hi guys I need some help on rubber tires i'm new to f1 racing my hobbies shop told me to get some tcs tires soft front and hard rear what do you think is this right for outdoor racing.
Get the Shimizu 571 fronts and 572 rears. They are good on just about any surface. Keep in mind you need the Tamiya foam tire rims for the easiest mounting option. TQ RC Racing has a web shop. They have everything you need in stock.
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I believe Exotek has an option wheel for the Shimizu rubber for the 104 ...

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=5875
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Hi guys I need some help on rubber tires i'm new to f1 racing my hobbies shop told me to get some tcs tires soft front and hard rear what do you think is this right for outdoor racing.
If you get the TCS tires they will be exactly what you need. They are the exact same tire as the Pit Shimizu 571 and 572, they were just made with TCS logos on them for Tamiya.
And of course the advise on wheels is good stuff too, Exotek is the real deal!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #8202
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Lot less work involved with the Exotek wheels. With the Tamiya foam wheels, you had to drill a hole thru it (air escape) and grind the edges so it doesn't eat thru the sidewall of the tire if you sideswipe a board.

The Exotek wheels already have the rounded edge, has a lip to make it easier to glue, has two holes already drilled, and best of all, is wider to bring it to full 190mm width. I was able to drive my car more aggressive and turned up the brake force on my F1. More stable all around.
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Lot less work involved with the Exotek wheels. With the Tamiya foam wheels, you had to drill a hole thru it (air escape) and grind the edges so it doesn't eat thru the sidewall of the tire if you sideswipe a board.

The Exotek wheels already have the rounded edge, has a lip to make it easier to glue, has two holes already drilled, and best of all, is wider to bring it to full 190mm width. I was able to drive my car more aggressive and turned up the brake force on my F1. More stable all around.
I have not tried the exotech wheels, but one guy at our track has and he hit a board and the wheel itself shattered. Not sure what that was about, but it stopped me from trying them. Kind of expensive mishap if you tap out. I have not had to round the edges on my tamiya rims and they have not had any issues with boards.
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I haven't had a chance to try the rims yet, but yes, those are on my list too.
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The Exotek wheels are nylon while the Tamiya foam wheels are ABS plastic. Too bad it shattered, it seems durable when I got the wheels except the hub part seems a bit questionable since its extended out.

Since the wheels made my F1 easier to drive, I didn't crash, so I can't test durability.
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