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Old 06-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #8776
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big-al....You're killin me here!! That is fantastic!! WHERE did you get that driver's head, how much, and are more available? Also, how did you make the goggles? Please, I want to duplicate this, except as Jim Clark...my favorite!
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I just mounted up both A and B type Tamyia foams onto Tamyia front wheels. The B foams are nearly 5mm narrower than the wheels and the A foams are 1.5mm narrower than the wheels. I mounted them flush with the outside edge of the wheels. Should I grind off the excess when I true up the foam or just leave it?
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As you test the chassis, please let us know your findings.

The F104 PRO originally behave and drove like a garbage truck - compared to the F103.

Today the F104X1 is as fast or faster (plus much sturdier) than the F104V2. Thus the X1 is still the preferred choice in the UF1 series (Phalen , Cuda... etc).

Fred Medel says that the F104 GP is the fastest ever F1 produced by Tamiya, then why not developed that car for rubber?

Over the years I've heard the old chant that "a chassis must meet a dialing up curve with time." OK - but will we ever see a new proposal that beats it's replacement (almost) out of the box? As it sort of happens with some 4wd progressions.

It seems that Tamiya is definitely not on that road (pardon the pond ) as it concerns its F-1 platform and don't get me wrong - I buy all of their crap (which is less crappy than the rest ).

I really like my F104V2, it's certainly fragile, maybe not as fast as the X1 but it drives well on rubber, so why not develop it to be better? (like IFS sturdier "baseball"...etc.)

I can't figure out why the new design was made for foam tires in mind... Why?

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As a man of the world, I think you are not thinking "globally" when you ask why Tamiya designed this car with foam tires in mind. Japanese and other Asian markets are predominately foam tire and 200mm in width. Because of the added grip, they also run faster motors, usually 13.5. The US is such a small market for all of these manufactures of F1 cars. We are pretty much an after thought in a world market. Most modify their desings to accomodate the tastes of the US market jsut to pick up some extra market share.
One other comment. The part you keep referring to as the "baseball" on your car breaking is commonly known as the "football". I know, I know, football to most of the world is something that you play with your feet, but the part you are refferring to (the pivot ball mount) is shaped more like an American football not a baseball.

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I just mounted up both A and B type Tamyia foams onto Tamyia front wheels. The B foams are nearly 5mm narrower than the wheels and the A foams are 1.5mm narrower than the wheels. I mounted them flush with the outside edge of the wheels. Should I grind off the excess when I true up the foam or just leave it?
I left the wheel like it is to have the possibility to use both foam tires types in the future. Another reason is that my A foam front tires came in the exact same width as the front wheels, so there seem to be little production differences. In the end it is your choice, because it will not hurt the performance, just the look of the car.
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What tyres do people recommend for outdoor rough asphalt thats about 10 degrees Celsius (winter down here atm)
Im using a F104x1 with Ride R1s at the moment but the car is very difficult to drive with out spinning under power. No problems when the track is 20c +. Im cleaning every run and using warmers without sauce (tyres cool down too much by the time racing starts).


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You win..... excellent work sir, please share the goggle build. don't forget in some conditions they would run a short sheild down from the visor.
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Man that is some awesome work Big Al! You know...you could probably make some decent side money doing that for customers
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B E A U T Y F U L ! ! !

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