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Old 04-20-2013, 06:45 PM   #136
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I hope that met everyone's picture requirements.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #137
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I hope that met everyone's picture requirements.
Build looks like its going well, I fumbled around with the front end for quite a while, finally got it together
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #138
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Picking up where I left off. When putting in the upper ball retainer, do not over tighten and strip it. I had to CA the wrench to the part, turn it out, break it off the wrench and then notched both of them to be able use a screw driver just like the CRC cars.



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Add more shims here to decrease the ride height. You'll need more than 3 for the F104 tires.



Installed! The front end is done. I found that the recommended gap for the front tie rods @ 23 + mm is wrong, too much toe in. Mine are currently at 21.7 or so and now have a little toe out.

Great build thread ! Thought I may suggest that the steering rod length is probably longer for the 200mm width option.....
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agree with Fleetmaster, the upper ball holder is really weak , SP should change the material of that part. the football joint in the middle also too soft, they can hardly hold the nut in place to fasten, and the ball will pop out when hitting the wall. other than that it is a nice car to drive and build.






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Old 04-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #140
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Great build thread ! Thought I may suggest that the steering rod length is probably longer for the 200mm width option.....
Yes it is, around a 26mm gap per the book.

Also be very careful at step 12. If you are running the F104 tires you use 2x2mm spacers under each lower arm mount point. The tip is buried in the left hand column where the parts for the step are listed and easy to overlook. I did and had to go back and fix it. Also, you'll have to use 2x10mm screws instead of the 2x8mm, they are not long enough when you add the extra spacer and the 10s are too long when only using 1 spacer as that is where the caster mount screws into the same hole from the top. The empty chassis is now sitting at 5mm front to rear on Sweep tires.
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Build looks like its going well, I fumbled around with the front end for quite a while, finally got it together
This was a fun build and I did make mistakes and correct them, but learned a lot along the way.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:14 AM   #142
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After talking with Brad this am I added a 3rd 2mm spacer under the arm during my build and it was too much. I need to go back to 4mm under the arm in the am.
Pillow balls I had the same issue on the first one. Stiffer material or an aluminum screw would be nice.

Nice kit to build parts all went together well and quality vs price/value can't be beat. Can't wait to get this on the track and do some testing.
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agree with Fleetmaster, the upper ball holder is really weak , SP should change the material of that part. the football joint in the middle also too soft, they can hardly hold the nut in place to fasten, and the ball will pop out when hitting the wall. other than that it is a nice car to drive and build.
I had the same problem with the AE football when I put it together for my F1R...To me the nuts seemed a lil too tight on screw so I will probably pre-thread mine with a tap once my car arrives.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #144
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I had the same problem with the AE football when I put it together for my F1R...To me the nuts seemed a lil too tight on screw so I will probably pre-thread mine with a tap once my car arrives.
+1 Those nylon inserts at lease need the screw to run through them a couple of times or they spin in the football.
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Placed my F60 body on the car for giggles and slid a spare front wing in place. All the mounting holes lines up. That was pretty cool. The rear posts seem a little short though and need to be shimmed a couple of mm. There is also a spot in the back that will have to be trimmed to clear the upper pod plate as the body sits right on in. I have a new body on order and will detail that when I have it in hand.
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Build looks like its going well, I fumbled around with the front end for quite a while, finally got it together
I did the same thing, but the roller is together and I am taking a short break to post this. The car will be track ready by the end of the day (accept for the body). Hope this thread keeps going so that we can share thoughts.
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Hey Solara, diggin the new cars. Do you know if the LM-F is designed to compete in the World GT class or Pro10 class?
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@sugs, from what he's told me, the wheels and tires are different from the F1 cars and it is believed that the car is going to be 235mm.
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Thanks NutDriver, it looks like it is on the wider side from the picture. Hope its a class that takes off around here, I love the LMP cars.
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Hey Solara, diggin the new cars. Do you know if the LM-F is designed to compete in the World GT class or Pro10 class?
No...it will be a totally different classs due to the body is wider and longer then WGT, and it will be run mainly in FOAM over Asia and AOS but RUBBER TIRES in USA/Europe ETS series.

And it will be 2 cells with 21.5 or the most is 17.5 blinky...

Right now....I am looking at my brand new LM-F sample and going to paint up the body. My current task is....should it be called LM-F (LeMans Formula) or LM-1 (just like SP-1). I created the name LM-F but cooperate wants it LM-1 similar to the SP-1...easier for them to input information on database.
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