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Old 03-28-2010, 05:05 AM
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Regardless the 510 looks awesome!!!
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:31 AM
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hello does anyone know where you can get the ride subaru wrx body for m05 thanx
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Pro10noob
I know it is a bit to high
I can't get it any lower due to the front body posts
And it is the HPI body.
Perhaps i am going to make special body posts to get it lower at the front

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Roy, I corrected my spelling,sorry. Your car looks GREAT! Matter of fact my first real car was a Datsun 510 in this same color. If I keep our minis I am ordering two of these bodies!

Try these body posts from the tl01, there are straight posts that will allow you to drop the body even more if thats what you are looking to do. http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-TL01-E-Pa...item563aaa14c1
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:53 AM
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Not going for the TL body mounts as i have to drill new holes in the body.
I think by drilling a lower clip hole in the pole i can lower the body by some 5 mm.
Then i have to figure out how not to let the tires run against the body as it is a tight fit all together.
Even with the non offset rims of Tamiya it is a very close call at the rear.
Do you have any pictures of your car??
I am looking for such a car in real life to collect it with my other 2 oldtimers i have.

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Roy, I corrected my spelling,sorry. Your car looks GREAT! Matter of fact my first real car was a Datsun 510 in this same color. If I keep our minis I am ordering two of these bodies!

Try these body posts from the tl01, there are straight posts that will allow you to drop the body even more if thats what you are looking to do. http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-TL01-E-Pa...item563aaa14c1
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:38 AM
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Like the green.....and the rims actually!!! I may have to try 1 of these soon.....and I always give props to anyone named Roy............

Cheers from Canada,
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Originally Posted by Pro10noob
Couldn't resist putting a Datsun body on my M03.
I think it looks rather nice
I know it is in need of some smoking black wheels but the only set i had left that where decent where these white wheels

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:13 AM
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Ghehehehehe Thanks
Maybe it will fit better on a M05 as that one hasn't got the high steering servo.

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Originally Posted by xrayroooahhhh
Like the green.....and the rims actually!!! I may have to try 1 of these soon.....and I always give props to anyone named Roy............

Cheers from Canada,
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:38 AM
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What pitch is the pinon on the M05?

The Tamiya hardened 20T pinion has been a disappointment - after 1 race the thread for the grub screw completely cracked and fell apart. Others at my series tell me it is a common failure. So I have to buy a new pinion, and the Tamiya hardened one was expensive so rather unhappy with it and won't be getting that again!



RE tire size: the most popular size is 55D, why? I would have thought that the larger diameter of the 60D makes for higher top speed. Winter season is over and we are moving outdoors now and i have the choice of either, but am thinking on the longer outdoor tracks I will be slower than the rest if I used 55D. We race handout 540 stock.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:51 AM
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Roy,

Your body looks real great,
Have a lot off race fun with it.

Grtz Bart
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Hey Bart Thanks
Come to Lelystad for the VG-cup and see it in person.

Regards Roy


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Roy,

Your body looks real great,
Have a lot off race fun with it.

Grtz Bart

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Shangrila
What pitch is the pinon on the M05?

The Tamiya hardened 20T pinion has been a disappointment - after 1 race the thread for the grub screw completely cracked and fell apart. Others at my series tell me it is a common failure. So I have to buy a new pinion, and the Tamiya hardened one was expensive so rather unhappy with it and won't be getting that again!

RE tire size: the most popular size is 55D, why? I would have thought that the larger diameter of the 60D makes for higher top speed. Winter season is over and we are moving outdoors now and i have the choice of either, but am thinking on the longer outdoor tracks I will be slower than the rest if I used 55D. We race handout 540 stock.
I/we have been using the Tamiya hardened pinions now for about 5-6 years I think. Never had a single failure, and that's from all the rc-mini crew...
a 'common failure'? I think not... it's the first I've ever heard of.

60D tyres have a higher top speed, but lousy turn in/steering. in 90% of situations 55D tyres are still better
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Originally Posted by Pro10noob
Hey Bart Thanks
Come to Lelystad fot the VG-cup and see it in person.

Regards Roy
any dates yet Roy ???

i will be there again for a laugh
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by tony gray
I/we have been using the Tamiya hardened pinions now for about 5-6 years I think. Never had a single failure, and that's from all the rc-mini crew...
a 'common failure'? I think not... it's the first I've ever heard of.

60D tyres have a higher top speed, but lousy turn in/steering. in 90% of situations 55D tyres are still better
Many thanks for your response Tony!

How often do you remove them? I may have been king konging it tightening but the thread inside the pinion and the sidewall / end of the pinion (facing motor side) did crack right behind the grub screw hole. Mini racer next to didn't even have to look at it to tell me what happened. So it's happened here often enough for people not to want to use it.

I'd like to buy another one but it's expensive if it's going to fail again.

So, can anyone help with the pitch?

Thanks very much for the tire size info. Very helpful to know.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:34 PM
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Yes there are Phil.
See link http://www.vgmodelbouw.nl/index.php?...d=38&Itemid=77

Check new qualy system,looks a lot like DTM
Sorry for the other guys but it is in dutch
You can also look on the Modelracing Midland site for all our race dates.

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any dates yet Roy ???

i will be there again for a laugh
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Shangrila
What pitch is the pinon on the M05?
Tamiya use a metric 0.6 pitch. You do not really have much choice as there are not many 0.6 pinions other than the ones Tamiya distribute
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by oldnwise
Tamiya use a metric 0.6 pitch. You do not really have much choice as there are not many 0.6 pinions other than the ones Tamiya distribute

Last I check, Robinson Racing still makie metric pinion for tamiya cars. Unless TCS don't allow it, I would get them from Robinson Racing .
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