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Old 03-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #11551
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Alex....I just went to A/E site, search rc10, If you click on manuals near the top of the page, It will open a page showing manuals for just about everything A/E ever built. Scroll down the page,(left side) click on discontinued models and then find TC3 click on that, There is a whole menu of articles, About 1/3 down the page you find FTTC3 manual . The teardrop cam bolts to the back of the motor, When you drop the tear drop into the motor mount you should be able to rock it back and forth to get a proper gear mesh, ( Page 18 step 3) If not the slot may be dirty, clean it with motor spray and a Qtip. Install the heat sink motor mount, install bolts but don't tighten it down yet. Once you have a decent gear mesh tighten the 2 bolts, Do not over tighten, It will tweek the chassis, Check gear mesh again. LMK if that works, Any 64 pitch spur should bolt onto the A/E drive shaft as long as the bolt holes match the A/E spur. It just happens that the one I got is a Robinson spur used for1/12 scale cars. I have 2 old TC3's my grand son and I bash with at the local R/C sphalt track. The shaft drive and the sealed diffs are very durable and don't get full of dust and crap. Sometimes small rocks will get into the steering rack and jam it. One of the pages shows how to make a lexan cover. Oh, yeah there are still lots of parts available, just search TC3 on Ebay.Oh I forgot to add they can usually be had pretty cheap !!!!!!! Have fun!!!!!

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:21 AM   #11552
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Found it! Awesome help TJ!

My buddy says to use 68 spur 40 pinion to get an FDR at 4.25 who races with me. I'm sticking with 48 pitch since all my other cars run them.'
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:54 AM   #11553
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Can anyone tell me the width between the two steering posts (in mm) please.

By steering posts I mean the part on which the BB and the steering rack slides).

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:56 AM   #11554
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I will measure it for you. But I won't be home until tomorrow night.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:46 AM   #11555
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I will measure it for you. But I won't be home until tomorrow night.
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Old 03-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #11556
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1. No idea on the F100 bodies, I have not seen a post in this thread in years of anyone mounting truck bodies to a tc3

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Well, now you have! This is the Parma 34 Ford Truck body. It took some care on creating the front post body mounts, but it looks AWESOME on the TC3 especially with HPI Vintage tires and wheels!

Its a great fit!

I thinned down the front bumper foam and I have that on top of an RPM bumper (getting harder to find). Since I'm only going to race it locally in our "Bomber" class, I'm good at the track that I run at. I will post photos of it as soon as I get it painted.
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Distance, center to center, between TC3 steering rack posts....3.4cm or 34mm.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:28 PM   #11558
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Distance, center to center, between TC3 steering rack posts....3.4cm or 34mm.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #11559
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Default TC3 with Parma Ford 1934 truck body

I got the 34 Ford Truck body done and mounted on my TC3 Chassis. Perfect fit! You do have to take care on the front body mounts. Not much meat left around the post, so now that its painted, I'm going to put some fiberglass there to reinforce the area. I plan on racing this body in the "Bomber" class in Indianapolis.

I used Faskolor Faspearl Black and neons for the flames. The Faspearl black really looks more dark chocolate brown.

HPI Vintage wheels and tires. Nice Hot Rod look!
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I got the 34 Ford Truck body done and mounted on my TC3 Chassis. Perfect fit! You do have to take care on the front body mounts. Not much meat left around the post, so now that its painted, I'm going to put some fiberglass there to reinforce the area. I plan on racing this body in the "Bomber" class in Indianapolis.

I used Faskolor Faspearl Black and neons for the flames. The Faspearl black really looks more dark chocolate brown.

HPI Vintage wheels and tires. Nice Hot Rod look!
Nice looking ride! How about some video of your "bomber" class?
On another note. I am having a problem with my tc3. I have it ready for vta class, The diffs are both rebuilt and adjusted correctly. It has a 48 pitch/60 tooth spur and a 37 tooth pinion. When I give it throttle to take off, it sounds as if it is stripping the spur gear.The mesh is set correctly, and I have tried other spur gears and pinions to no avail. Any ideas ?
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Found the problem...it was the sensor board in the motor.
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Found the problem...it was the sensor board in the motor.
Glad you found the problem. I'd not checked back in a while, and probably wouldn't have thought of that anyway!
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can anyone tell me where I can find sway bars for the tc3? I would need bars and the ends that attach them to the arms. I read somewhere some time ago that there is some company who sells a kit w/ multiple bars and the links I need. Any recommendations?

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Does anybody know if there is an improved steering rack that can be retrofitted into a TC3 chassis, something more like a TC4 rack?
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can anyone tell me where I can find sway bars for the tc3? I would need bars and the ends that attach them to the arms. I read somewhere some time ago that there is some company who sells a kit w/ multiple bars and the links I need. Any recommendations?

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Tc4 sway bars work, and the end links can still be ordered. The links were used on several AE kits, like the B3 and T3... so parts are still available.

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Does anybody know if there is an improved steering rack that can be retrofitted into a TC3 chassis, something more like a TC4 rack?
The Tc4 rack can be retrofitted, but it requires some chassis modification. As far as another aftermarket rack... not that i know of.

Whats wrong with the Tc3 rack? I actually prefer it over the Tc4 rack...
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