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Old 08-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #601
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Yep just old superglue. You can use the nail varnish but it dosn"t seal as good and the chassis edges would be more likley to get damaged and start to delaminate.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #602
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The TRF101 is a great looking car. There is one thing that has bothered me since the inception of the v2.

Tamiya, if you are listening........Please provide an option part to center mount the center shock. It is disturbing to me that the car under shock compression is providing more load to the left side of the car than the right.
A simple carbon brace with a countersunk hole and shims would be easy enough to to.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #603
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The TRF101 is a great looking car. There is one thing that has bothered me since the inception of the v2.

Tamiya, if you are listening........Please provide an option part to center mount the center shock. It is disturbing to me that the car under shock compression is providing more load to the left side of the car than the right.
A simple carbon brace with a countersunk hole and shims would be easy enough to to.
http://www.exotekracing.com/f104v2-t...k-mount-plate/
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Yeah, I saw that before. I like to keep my car TCS legal at all times. That is why I wish Tamiya would release a similar part.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #605
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The TRF kit landed on my doorstep today

Started the build - Only on step 13 so far, but its a nice build!

Im having lots of problems with trying to get the adjusters onto the turnbuckle shafts though
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In fact, the hard time has turned into a nightmare. I can only get one of the grey adjusters onto each of the anodized turnbuckle shafts.

Anyone got any suggestions?
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Perhaps you're attempting to thread all ball ends on by twisting every end clockwise. Being a turnbuckle, one ball end will thread onto the turnbuckle clockwise, the other anti-clockwise. I presume you know this but is the first thing that comes to mind, given you've got one end of each sorted.


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In fact, the hard time has turned into a nightmare. I can only get one of the grey adjusters onto each of the anodized turnbuckle shafts.

Anyone got any suggestions?
remember they are reverse thread on 1x side so you screw them backwards to get them on this way.
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lol - I didnt know this. How daft do I feel??!

Will go back to it, See how it works now

Cheers guys!
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In fact, the hard time has turned into a nightmare. I can only get one of the grey adjusters onto each of the anodized turnbuckle shafts.

Anyone got any suggestions?
Once you get the direction correct, another tip is to coat the threads in Tamiya AntiWear grease. It does help.
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Cheers!

Well, I'm all done and built. Still got a while to wait till I can actually drive it.
Just waiting on the funds to buy my Motor, Battery, Tyres and a body shell - Oh and a reciever . Time for me to start learning how to solder, So I can replace the SP Reventons motor and battery wire to better quality Black Wire.
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Quick question for you guys. Im having some problems with these screws:



I cannot get them any lower. I have tried everything. I think I might have even rounded one of them off, Which is a real bummer. They were a real pain in the ass to get through the carbon. (Im talking about the grub screw attached to the spring)

Anybody got any advice?
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Where you twisting them in with pliers? The damaged threads makes me think so. They should be driven in with a 1.5mm allen wrench. One end of the grub screw will accept that tool.
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The end of your shock also isn't correctly mounted on that upper pod plate ball stud. Looks like it pushed on too far.
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Where you twisting them in with pliers? The damaged threads makes me think so. They should be driven in with a 1.5mm allen wrench. One end of the grub screw will accept that tool.
Good eyes! I did start off using the allen wrench, but it would not go any further, so naturally I tried pliers

@LloydLoar - Thanks - I will sort that out!
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