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Old 12-19-2011, 07:11 AM   #1711
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We kinda use this thread ( F1 is alive and well in So. Cal! )

But I do spam all the F1 related threads before each race sorry for the junk mail...
We love the UF1 updates. Can't see anything as "spam" when it's quality coverage with a real love of the class

Winter F1 racing is pretty strong this year in the UK with a seriously competitive entry at the Ardent Winter Pan Car series. I'll post some photos from recent meetings later this week...including my Benetton F109

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Old 12-20-2011, 01:22 PM   #1712
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Has anyone tried the Tamiya F104 Low friction suspension ball set to see if it fits in the F109 front suspension. Tamiya part number is 54161, and if they do fit would remove the alloy ball on polished pin contact point. Found the pins were colouring up and sticking at the weekend.

The F104 low friction set looks a lot like an IRS set I run in 12th and GT classes. And would free up the movement nicely....

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Old 12-28-2011, 06:28 AM   #1713
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What other bodies and wings work on the F109? I'm sure it has been mentioned in this thread before....but finding it on here using my phone is difficult !
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:01 AM   #1714
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What other bodies and wings work on the F109? I'm sure it has been mentioned in this thread before....but finding it on here using my phone is difficult !
F103 bodies work well. F104 will work but more difficult because you don't have a lot of room for you electronics.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:48 AM   #1715
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Most rear wings designed for Tamiya F102-103-104 models are a stright fit onto the F109. I am currently running a Benetton moulded rear wing from the Tamiya body kit, and fits a treat.

I have made a Benetton front wing from the same Tamiya body kit fit. Needed a new M4 hole drilled to mount it, and some of the plastic from the upper moulded section removed. Can and will fit with some work

Currently running both of these with a F109 shell.

Measured a F103 shell against the F109 chassis and looks like it would fit fine. I head F104 shells take more work...I have one to try in the future. Suspect F104W shells would give more space.

Also have a Protoform F1 shell to try at some point.
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Mark Burgess, can you show me some pics of this?

As I too have Benetton front wings and an F109 body..
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104w bodies fit perfect. Running a MP4/6 on my F109.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:06 AM   #1718
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Mark Burgess, can you show me some pics of this?

As I too have Benetton front wings and an F109 body..
It's on the F1 pic thread
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #1719
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Mark Burgess, can you show me some pics of this?

As I too have Benetton front wings and an F109 body..
Sure...these are also on the F1 main thread too. If there is anything more specific you need photos of then please let me know









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Hi - I am very new here but had question that I thought someone might know the answer to (couldn't find an answer in the thread) - having recently purchased an F109 kit I want to put a Le Mans style body on it - particularly the Toyota GT-One TS020 Tamiya body for the F103 RS chassis. Will this work with the F109 chassis? - or will I need to make some modifications (wheels or chassis changes?) I can see that the wheelbase is marginally different between the two.........

Thanks for your help and recommendations in advance!!
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Hi - I am very new here but had question that I thought someone might know the answer to (couldn't find an answer in the thread) - having recently purchased an F109 kit I want to put a Le Mans style body on it - particularly the Toyota GT-One TS020 Tamiya body for the F103 RS chassis. Will this work with the F109 chassis? - or will I need to make some modifications (wheels or chassis changes?) I can see that the wheelbase is marginally different between the two.........

Thanks for your help and recommendations in advance!!
Not 100% sure on this but may need the GT front bumper and body posts.
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Hi - I am very new here but had question that I thought someone might know the answer to (couldn't find an answer in the thread) - having recently purchased an F109 kit I want to put a Le Mans style body on it - particularly the Toyota GT-One TS020 Tamiya body for the F103 RS chassis. Will this work with the F109 chassis? - or will I need to make some modifications (wheels or chassis changes?) I can see that the wheelbase is marginally different between the two.........

Thanks for your help and recommendations in advance!!
http://www.rcmart.com/rc-blade-racin...3-p-27275.html

This is the Toyota TS10 by Blade Racing, comes with a bumper in box. Not sure if it has a similar shape to the GT-One though. Tamiya did do that shell once upon a time, maybe check ebay?
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Hi - I am very new here but had question that I thought someone might know the answer to (couldn't find an answer in the thread) - having recently purchased an F109 kit I want to put a Le Mans style body on it - particularly the Toyota GT-One TS020 Tamiya body for the F103 RS chassis. Will this work with the F109 chassis? - or will I need to make some modifications (wheels or chassis changes?) I can see that the wheelbase is marginally different between the two.........

Thanks for your help and recommendations in advance!!
I think the wheelbases are going to be different - 270mm for the F109 and I'm reading 257mm for the F103 RS chassis. Depends on the wheels and tyres you planned to run on how much of an issue that gave you with the shell. Smaller wheels can fit under shells easier than larger ones.

Don't know if the wheel arches for those Tamiya shells are pre-cut or not. If not then you can make a few mm either way by carefull cutting.

You'll definately need a front bumper/body mount (as texastc). The one from the Toyota kit would look to fit, although may need another M4 hole drilled to fit the F109.
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I ran my f109 yesterday at my local track and it has the turning radius of an oil tanker. How can I get more steering out of the car? At the moment I'm a full 2 seconds off the pace. Maybe more. I'm running Shimzu rubber tires. Soft in the rear and medium up front. Thanks for your help.
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I ran my f109 yesterday at my local track and it has the turning radius of an oil tanker. How can I get more steering out of the car? At the moment I'm a full 2 seconds off the pace. Maybe more. I'm running Shimzu rubber tires. Soft in the rear and medium up front. Thanks for your help.
Stiffen rear. maybe crank in some some side spring too. How old are the tires? My meds pushed at first, after some wear they hook up very well.
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