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Old 09-17-2011, 07:51 AM   #6346
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The guy at that shop was a arse to put it mildly.
I believe the front wheel bearing is a 5x10x4 bearing and the pinions are 0.4 module if the spur gear is a Tamiya one.
Try e-bay, i am sure you will find it there or another hobby shop??

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Quite right... any 64dp pinion will work with the 104, in fact, works fine with any 0.4module spur.
And the bearing should just be a standard one in the size mentioned.

Sounds like you need a new local shop...
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How is the ground clearance?
What have you done with the side demper?
I always try to get the front lower then the rear.
Use a thin sirup or oil in the side demper and dail out some steering.
Remove the centre screw(iff allowed) out of the T-bar and CA glue a damper cussion(you know the pink one that goes on top of the shock blader) in it's place.
This will get you a even softer rear end.

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Anyone got any ideas on setup for a 104X1 outside on foams?
Running mine this weekend, got one qualifier left, and I'm lost! Running 25 shore rears, 45shore fronts, black front springs, and it's super front endy.
Tried loads to get rid of the almost instant front end, but so far to no avail... help!

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Old 09-17-2011, 07:58 AM   #6348
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Hi Bigtomo71,

My former favourite dealer in Munich told me something like that a year ago:
No parts, no pilots, F1 is dead, etc.


If I got you right, you need these:

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-f10...0-p-17845.html

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-mot...62-p-8270.html

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-tam...s-p-29026.html

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Thanks for that! I had a feeling he was trying to fob me off. befor i left the shop he pulled his own f1 car out from behind the counter. A 3 Racing thing with rubber spoilers an wings so clearly he was just tryin to get a bargin by buying mine for 50!
thanks for your help
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:12 AM   #6349
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Quite right... any 64dp pinion will work with the 104, in fact, works fine with any 0.4module spur.
And the bearing should just be a standard one in the size mentioned.

Sounds like you need a new local shop...
He was useless! He didnt want to help at all! He said the pinion alone would cost more then 20!
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20 for just a pinion
What a bloody wanker.

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He was useless! He didnt want to help at all! He said the pinion alone would cost more then 20!
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How are guys getting hard cased lipos in this chassis?
Do I need to get a soft case?
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:26 AM   #6352
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my hard case is about 4 mm to long
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:29 AM   #6353
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20 for just a pinion
What a bloody wanker.

regards Roy
If im running a 104 spur what pinion would be best? 20-21 or bigger?
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Old 09-17-2011, 09:44 AM   #6354
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I picked up my 1st F104 F60 2 days ago but im missing the pinion gear for the motor an i need 1 bearing for 1 of the front wheels as its the wrong size.

The chap in the modelshop told me that its imposible to get parts for these cars an that my chances of finding a pinion gear are slim to none???????
That these cars arnt popular 1 bit an that i should look for sumfin else!
I told him i bought this car as im a F1 fan an i allways wanted 1 as a kid so now ive got 1!

He tryed talking me out of getting the car running an gettin me to do a deal with him for sum HPI drift car thing!
Telling me that theres nowhere i can run my F104 cus its to low an it will cost more then the cars worth to put it right. (a pinion an bearing is more then its worth lol)

Then he offered to buy the car from me for 50?

wasnt the answer i was looking for as all i wanted was a pinion an bearing.
Can any 1 help me out with this please
thanks
The model shop owner is an idiot.
If there's nowhere to run the car then why on earth did he have one then!

There is an active F1 racing community in the UK, which is going from strength to strength. For example, have a look here and it's not too far away from you. The 3Racing F109 is the most popular car but it isn't any faster than anything else - the fastest F1 at my local club is a well driven F104Pro.

Bearings can be bought anywhere, they aren't specific to the car and any 5mm by 10mm bearing will do, like this one.

For the pinion gear, you can pick up 0.4 module pinions from any Tamiya dealer, but Tamiya are the only company making the 0.4 module pinion and spur gears, so can be hard to find in stock when you damage the spur gear. The kit comes with a 25T pinion, like this. As an alternative get one of these gear adapters and you can switch to the more common 48dp or 64dp size pinion and spur gears that are available from many manufacturers.
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:45 AM   #6355
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Depends on the track size.
Here in Holland we use the 93 a lot with the motor(Carson Cupmachine) we are using in the Dutch Tamiya challenge.
We drive mostly with foam tires with a rollout of 50/51
So if your running foams, go for pinions from 21 to 29(with the 0.4 module spur).

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If im running a 104 spur what pinion would be best? 20-21 or bigger?
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I picked up my 1st F104 F60 2 days ago but im missing the pinion gear for the motor an i need 1 bearing for 1 of the front wheels as its the wrong size.

The chap in the modelshop told me that its imposible to get parts for these cars an that my chances of finding a pinion gear are slim to none???????
That these cars arnt popular 1 bit an that i should look for sumfin else!
I told him i bought this car as im a F1 fan an i allways wanted 1 as a kid so now ive got 1!

He tryed talking me out of getting the car running an gettin me to do a deal with him for sum HPI drift car thing!
Telling me that theres nowhere i can run my F104 cus its to low an it will cost more then the cars worth to put it right. (a pinion an bearing is more then its worth lol)

Then he offered to buy the car from me for 50?

wasnt the answer i was looking for as all i wanted was a pinion an bearing.
Can any 1 help me out with this please
thanks
We should all pay him a visit.
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my hard case is about 4 mm to long
My hard cased lipos are too wide to fit
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My hard cased lipos are too wide to fit
You can get hard case LIPO's in there, you have to grind off part of the battery holder, and the plastic pivots need some grinding as well.
On the upside My batteries fit nice and tight.
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Also if you are using the factory plastic bit at the back of the main chassis you need to grind a small bit off that to. I have the alloy 3 racing one and it's fine, no need to grind it.
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Anyone got any ideas on setup for a 104X1 outside on foams?
Running mine this weekend, got one qualifier left, and I'm lost! Running 25 shore rears, 45shore fronts, black front springs, and it's super front endy.
Tried loads to get rid of the almost instant front end, but so far to no avail... help!

Cheers
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It's not worth the time, you should sell it to me for $50

Too much pod droop? Ca the front sidewalls? Try trailing front knuckles yet?
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