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Old 12-02-2006, 05:27 PM
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I'm more interested in the leap of logic

i.e. Small and Slow = Gay

Now run that one past me again Mr Cracker? Oh sorry, you can't because your account has been suspended I see.

But thats the good thing about the net, it allows people with minimal brain power to waste it for our amusement....
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Old 12-02-2006, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by slotcarrod
Hi Guys
I am new to the Mini and will be racing (for fun) in the WCICS. They use TCS rules,Tamiya hop up's only, silver can motor, ect.

Can you help me with some tips? I have purchased bearings, ball diffs (both Manta and TAO3), 20 and 21T pinions, shock set # 53280 and the Hollow carbon gear shaft.
What more do I need?
I have the M-O4M Alfa Romeo and the M-O3 Mini Cooper. Is one better than the other?
Can I get a good set up for carpet for both?
What diff is better, Manta or TAO3?
What Tamiya tires and inserts should I buy?
What is the best way to run in the stock motor? Water dip? How long?

Sorry to be a pain! I know I could read 83 pages and get most of the info but I know Tamiya Guys are hardcore and will give me good advice!
Thanks
Rod

TA03 diff is the one to use Rod.

And Bruce, some more manuals here : http://www.tamiyaclub.com/manuals.asp
Under the drop down, there is a mini one and I'm sure some others as well.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
I'm more interested in the leap of logic

i.e. Small and Slow = Gay

Now run that one past me again Mr Cracker? Oh sorry, you can't because your account has been suspended I see.

But thats the good thing about the net, it allows people with minimal brain power to waste it for our amusement....
2nd that a race is a race mini or mod the funny thing is at the novak the A main mini's turned more laps than the sportsman touring with "slow" cars any hoot just found a sponser the river boat did ok at black-jack my friend hit for 1800.00 so,next week off I go need a few things for upcoming races!
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by CHEESE CRACKER
Tamiyas are gay. they are small and slows
...three facts undoubtedly observed as one whistled past your questionably hetero big fasts toy car...

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Originally Posted by CHEESE CRACKER
Tamiyas are gay. they are small and slows
Obviously, he made an impression since his account is already suspended. 8)
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Talking BTW

By the way Marc Rheinard raced mini coopers thats how Tamiya found him...
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:29 AM
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If you have forgotten. Sportsman only runs for 4 minutes at the Novak race.
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yah your right ....I for got but the minis were only 1.434 sec off there fast laps....OK Im done go to go to the River Boat I need a new car!
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Shot of an interesting Cooper variant I came across on a trip to San Diego last week...
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Shot of an interesting Cooper variant I came across on a trip to San Diego last week...
Hmm...M03XL?
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maybe more like a Maxi!

anyone have a copy of the instructions for the ball diff handy? i cant seem tio find mine around here...

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Originally Posted by Turbonium
maybe more like a Maxi!

anyone have a copy of the instructions for the ball diff handy? i cant seem tio find mine around here...

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i use the stock diff and shim it till its close to locked 5 shims max Ide lock it like a spool but it's not TCS legal
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Shot of an interesting Cooper variant I came across on a trip to San Diego last week...
thats the mini school bus M03LB
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Originally Posted by rccardr
Shot of an interesting Cooper variant I came across on a trip to San Diego last week...
That's a Clubman I believe.
Pretty common in Blighty back in the day.
Maxi is a whole other pile o poo car.....
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that thing should be tubbed with a small block in it

i bet it would hit low 10's in the 1/4 mile
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