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Old 09-16-2002, 02:44 AM   #616
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HI,
In case my first posting comes up i must apologise for the repeat. I am so pleased to find such an informative forum dedicated to the humble TA03. I have learn't so much reading the postings from you dedicated TA03 professionals. Here are some pics of my TA03 Gear
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Old 09-16-2002, 02:52 AM   #617
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4 Ta03's!!!!




Here are some shots of my 03R. These are all closeups.
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Old 09-16-2002, 02:55 AM   #618
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Old 09-16-2002, 02:59 AM   #619
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I like the Alloy Lower arms rough512. Was thinking of adding them to my main car which is decked out with most other alloy parts.
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I like the Alloy Lower arms rough512. Was thinking of adding them to my main car which is decked out with most other alloy parts.
Here is a pic of under my TA03F race chassis
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:10 AM   #621
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Thanks,

I was about to sell my 03 in favor of a TRF414 when Dongskie sold those alloy arms to me. Now I'm spending more time tinkering/playing with the 03 than the 414.

I just added shims made from resistor leads to the hub carriers. Took out all freeplay on the bearing/knuckle arm assembly. Only slop left now comes from the ball joints on the suspensions. I'll try taking those slops out with some foam on the ball joints.
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:15 AM   #622
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Hey nice blocks!!!

I also like that aluminum undermotor cover... is it part of the caster block?


I also have one aluminum caster block but didn't install it to save some weight...

Where'd you get the aluminum parts? Is there a longer arm than the stock ones? the 03's are really narrow...
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:18 AM   #623
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I too am working on getting the "SLOP" out of the front and rear. I find this is one of the only drawbacks to this car. I wouldn't trade them for the world though, (ok maybe for the world)
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:29 AM   #624
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Alloy parts were bought in New Zealand, I have not been able to track down the under motor guard here in Australia. It is seperate but is prone to bending under impact which can play havoc with steering!!! Steering arms are alloy rear block is alloy Shocks are modified Mugen, Motor is peak 11x3, Speed control is RC-Line NoLimit, Battery compartment has been modified to fit a saddle pack, Dogbones are one piece universal type and the rest is pretty much untouched.
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Kindly post a picture of your battery compartment mod? I have a tub chassis that I can't use since I converted all my packs to saddle


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Kindly post a picture of your battery compartment mod? I have a tub chassis that I can't use since I converted all my packs to saddle


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All that i had to do was totally remove (with a file) the curved ribbing in the original battery compartment making it a perfect rectangular recepticle. A saddle pack will slide in quite neatly and snugly. Here is a pic of what i did.
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Kindly post a picture of your battery compartment mod? I have a tub chassis that I can't use since I converted all my packs to saddle


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here also ia pic of the saddle pack
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Hi guys!!

Your 03's look great!!

I think im going retro and sell my other kits and build another 03.. I got here a complete FRP deck by Tamiya and I will be needing the rest of the internal parts... Gastos nanaman! (bills to pay again!!)

Well..... it'll be a nice project though...
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Hi Dongskie,

Maybe you want to replace the upper deck you sold me? heheheh


Thanks Steevo,

I'll try duplicating that mod. My battery compartment is situated forward compared to yours. I hope it doesn't create any problem. I really want to see how moving the battery forward would improve steering..
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I would imagine that it would be OK as long as the basic set up is the same.
By the way just out of interest what do you theorise the lowest turn motor would be that i could run in a TA03F with ball diffs and full bearings??? I want to put together one of my chassis as a straight out speed machine for straight line drags!!!
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