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Old 12-20-2010, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ghoppa View Post
obviously, besides Tamiya wheels...

do other make/brands work on shimizu tires???
I think only Tamiya rims. The Rides are alittle smaller.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:57 PM
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Tron was one of my favorite child hood movies! I hope the new one doesn't suck
It'll be good.
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Originally Posted by ghoppa View Post
question: me and my buddy are finishing up our f104 black's and ordered some shimizu rubber tires and some ride black chrome wheels thinking they are compatible... from the looks of it, they are not

what wheels do work for pit shimizu rubber tires??

hope someone can help, a few of us Vegas guys are trying to make the 23rd race @ TQ...
Any F104 wheels for Foam tires will work
RIDE, KAWADA, Spice, Tamiya etc...
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:51 AM
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New models like the Wolf and Lotus79 (F104W), are they intended to be raced with ?

I can't find replacement bodies sets or rubber tires on the tamiya homepage (tires are not the same size as the 'regular' F104)
Scale body sets do exist though for the modern F104 F1's like their Ferrari and McLaren.

But if there'll be no spare body sets available, perhaps it's better to put these on the shelf as a collectors item instead of racing them ?

Was planning to buy a McLaren next year (MP4/5B, see the 'coming soon items' )

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/com...p?sub-id=36100

Also the Lotus99T will be back , but this one on the F103 chassis.

Would realy like to race with such a vintage car, but won't buy 2 cars..
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by smracer31 View Post
Mike the Exotek has been working great!
Get out to the next round of UF1!
btw i finally sealed the edges of my chassis
Why did you seal the chassis and what did you take for? (btw. looks realy great!)
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:38 AM
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Greg, great looking car. And by great looking, I mean the best looking F1 chassis I've ever seen! I'm trying to decide whether or not to continue building up my 3Racing F109 or building a TRG F109 or a Tamiya F104/F60 with the Exotek conversion. Most of the aluminum parts I've seen for many of these cars is blue anodised aluminum; a look I'm not fond of. I noticed that the pod, diff/hubs, etcetera are silver on your chassis. Are these parts stock on the F104? If not, where can I get them? (TRG has them, but the diff alone is $45... a little spendy.)

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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Can someone recommend a good starting setup for carpet/foam F104?

It is a new class at my local track and would like to recommend a setup for them to start(that is easy to drive and fast enough).

I currently don't race the class.

Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Kelly View Post
Greg, great looking car. And by great looking, I mean the best looking F1 chassis I've ever seen! I'm trying to decide whether or not to continue building up my 3Racing F109 or building a TRG F109 or a Tamiya F104/F60 with the Exotek conversion. Most of the aluminum parts I've seen for many of these cars is blue anodised aluminum; a look I'm not fond of. I noticed that the pod, diff/hubs, etcetera are silver on your chassis. Are these parts stock on the F104? If not, where can I get them? (TRG has them, but the diff alone is $45... a little spendy.)

Thanks!
Its actually SmRacer31's car. He bought the blue anodized parts and stripped the anodizing with greased lightning and then polished them.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:52 PM
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Greg, thanks for the info; didn't realize the car was someone else's. His solution is no surprise... my next step was to do just that. I'm gonna try some 1:1 wheel cleaner I have that's slightly acidic for unfinished/unpainted wheels. If that doesn't work I'll try Greased Lightning. Thanks again!
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Oortael View Post
Why did you seal the chassis and what did you take for? (btw. looks realy great!)
Sealing the chassis is something you should always do with a carbon fiber or graphite chassis. The edges of the chassis are prone to having the layers come apart in hard hits. Sealing the edges reduces the chances of that happening. These days the epoxy used to hold the layers together is much better so sealing isn't as important as it used to be...but it is still a good idea to do it.
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Originally Posted by crashingbird View Post
New models like the Wolf and Lotus79 (F104W), are they intended to be raced with ?

I can't find replacement bodies sets or rubber tires on the tamiya homepage (tires are not the same size as the 'regular' F104)
Scale body sets do exist though for the modern F104 F1's like their Ferrari and McLaren.

But if there'll be no spare body sets available, perhaps it's better to put these on the shelf as a collectors item instead of racing them ?

Was planning to buy a McLaren next year (MP4/5B, see the 'coming soon items' )

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/com...p?sub-id=36100

Also the Lotus99T will be back , but this one on the F103 chassis.

Would realy like to race with such a vintage car, but won't buy 2 cars..
I'll be saving all my pennies for both of these models, can't wait.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:32 PM
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WOW, i cant believe tamiya is coming out with so many f1 cars. this is great for the class, but what's up with coming out with another f103 if they discontinued the 103 anv?
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Originally Posted by gsxr0311 View Post
WOW, i cant believe tamiya is coming out with so many f1 cars. this is great for the class, but what's up with coming out with another f103 if they discontinued the 103 anv?
Because they listen to racers and the 103's still are damn good

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:47 PM
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Maybe not dominate..but they are still damn good.

I will be getting one for sure.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:57 PM
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Ok I fixed it J.D
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