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Old 07-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #391
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Default 104pro Paint up...

Thanks to the forum, I picked up my F104 after being out of the hobby for many years...

The kit went together nicely, added the motor mount. I was torn over waiting for the Tamiya Chrome paint and getting the look of the Box car, or going for something a little different... I went for something a little different...

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I swapped that piece of bearing for the 1-piece thrust bearing.

After that, the orientation is: 1-piece thrust bearing + > + < + spacer + nut.

Hope it helps!
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Do you follow the instructions regarding the orientation of the cone washers in the thrust bearing? Has anyone (if necessary) reversed them?
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:25 AM   #393
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I swapped that piece of bearing for the 1-piece thrust bearing.

After that, the orientation is: 1-piece thrust bearing + > + < + spacer + nut.

Hope it helps!
Alfie
Which thrust race are you using?

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Old 07-10-2009, 11:34 AM   #394
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I beleive Alfie is referring to this thrust assembly from Tamiya, part number 53136

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Old 07-10-2009, 01:43 PM   #395
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[COLOR="Red"]Is this car legal for TCS 2009?????COLOR]
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:23 PM   #396
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Is this car legal for TCS 2009?????

It appears its on its way to being part of the 2010 series.
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:45 PM   #397
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[COLOR="Red"]Is this car legal for TCS 2009?????COLOR]
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Default Formula 1 Decals

Does anyone know where current or 2008 Formula 1 team decals can be purchased for these cars. Hate to see everyone with the same thing on the track.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:17 PM   #399
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D-Drive Sports carries F1 Decals

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:03 PM   #400
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Does the Tamiya chrome paint come in spray can form?
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #401
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The Chrome paint should be out in spray form very soon, think it is PS-48. Just going to be too many F104's in chrome, IMO.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:35 PM   #402
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Why not just get the Alclad Chrome paint? That stuff is awesome when sprayed right.
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:15 PM   #403
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Front = The F104 uses a larger kingpin than the F103, hence the larger diameter wheel. Since the F103 wheels are smaller they will rub when mounted on the F104.

Rear = The F104 uses a one piece wheel because you don’t need to mount the thrust assembly in the wheel anymore. It also uses a shorter wheel hub for the same reason. As far as mounting the F103 wheel on the F104 I’m not sure you can’t. The offset maybe different but I’m not exactly sure.

I hope this helps.
I am thinking if we use the F103 steering knuckles on the F104 to fit the F103 front wheels. Would that work?

That main difference i see is that F104 use bigger size bearings than the F103 for the front.
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I am thinking if we use the F103 steering knuckles on the F104 to fit the F103 front wheels. Would that work?
That main difference i see is that F104 use bigger size bearings than the F103 for the front.
The F103 wheel is too small and will hits the suspension.
I used the F104 front suspension on my F103RM and I had to use the F104 wheels or you could use the F103L wheels.
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