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Old 07-12-2009, 09:59 PM   #2086
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Thanks, may consider it if it works ok, looks tuffer.
Do you think it is?
I like the F104 front suspension feel very smooth/tough than the F103.
Also, I can adjust the R/H for the front the F103 can't.
The F104 front tire is softer than the rear "needs harder spring or 10000 silicon lube for kingpin".
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gotta love tweak screws!
Thats gotta be a racer thing because I hate tweak screws with a passion. I sold my pan cars to get away from those things.
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From the other F-103 thread....

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What bodies and wings etc, do you have and are they still available? Also, any diffusers?


Vintage Tamiya F-1 Body sets in stock:
WILLIAMS FW 11B HONDA
TYRRELL 019 FORD
LOTUS 102B JUDD
SAUBER C12
FERRARI 412T1
WILLIAMS RENAULT FW18
PIAA NAKAJIMA REYNARD 97D
F-1 Body Set, type -M (McLearen MP4)

All are NIB and have correct wings, livery decals and driver helmet.

Asorted F-1 wings (mostly fronts) and F103L wings F&R.

I have a NIP Tamiay Diffusser also.

PM for pricing, please include your location.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #2091
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I like the F104 front suspension feel very smooth/tough than the F103.
Also, I can adjust the R/H for the front the F103 can't.
The F104 front tire is softer than the rear "needs harder spring or 10000 silicon lube for kingpin".
How has the front end worked with the tires etc for you? I just recieved at home a 15th anni and would be nice to know that i could upgrade to f104 parts. any info would be greatly appreciated. Im sure others would like to know as well. Hope to go to the Tamiya track tomorrow (saturday) and talk with F1 drivers.
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How has the front end worked with the tires etc for you? I just recieved at home a 15th anni and would be nice to know that i could upgrade to f104 parts. any info would be greatly appreciated. Im sure others would like to know as well. Hope to go to the Tamiya track tomorrow (saturday) and talk with F1 drivers.
The car is easy to drive with the F104 front end.
I used F104 front & rear wheels/tires and Alum. diff set.
F104 front wheel is used larger bearings than the F103.
Also get the front springs set and 3.5mm offset upright.
Tires:
  • Front Type B.
  • Rear Type A.
Here is the link for the F104 manual. You will see the parts need for the front end conversion.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/tami...Pro_Manual.pdf
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Is it benefitial to use the GT servo mounts with 2 pieces, one on each side of the servo, over the stock 103rm single piece one? I am running on low grip asphalt, so I think I should not use the upper deck. I see there is a pack that has just the 2 servo mounts and something for the GT rear axle. thanks!
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Is it benefitial to use the GT servo mounts with 2 pieces, one on each side of the servo, over the stock 103rm single piece one? I am running on low grip asphalt, so I think I should not use the upper deck. I see there is a pack that has just the 2 servo mounts and something for the GT rear axle. thanks!
only if you are running the upper deck
the stock one works fine otherwise
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only if you are running the upper deck
the stock one works fine otherwise
Thanks! I heard handling is more predictable with the upper deck and was wondering if I should pick that up for my low-grip asphalt track?
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Thanks! I heard handling is more predictable with the upper deck and was wondering if I should pick that up for my low-grip asphalt track?
Maybe not.
More flex = more rear traction.
It's hard enough to get the F103 to push.
If you have tons of traction, stiffen it up.
If your car is loose, make it softer in the rear.

I'm learning that on our kinda bumpy, kinda low grip track that soft rear is best.
Soft rear spring, firm front springs, soft T plate, short top deck plate, fiberglass (thinner) chassis, softer/looser T plate adjustment but no side to side play.

Tires are key too.
If you can get em, Medium fronts and Soft rears or even Super Soft rear donuts on your old rims.That is the top choice here.
2 star premounts front and rear are pretty dialed but wear quickly and cost a bunch.

I'm new to the F1s but spent the day today with some of the top dogs of the TCS West and that's just a speck of what they are doing.
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Selling my 2 F1's.

Check out my thread:
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:52 PM   #2098
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I just got a f103rm and an extra set of gold mesh wheels that needs tires.
My Question is what would be the best way to stick tires on these rims and what tire would be best for ashfelt
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Hey guys , for those of you attending or planning to attend the Ultimate F1 Series Race day, please check out the website :

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1SD.html

Race location has been moved to the TAMIYA track...
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Whats a good steering servo for these bad boy?
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