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Old 07-11-2009, 04:39 AM
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Are you saying that the F103L wheels will fit and work on the F104 front suspension without any alterations? And that the Rubber tires that are sold for the F103 will fit the F103L Wheels?
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Does anyone know if 51347 diff washers fit the F104?
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Originally Posted by svines1972 View Post
Are you saying that the F103L wheels will fit and work on the F104 front suspension without any alterations? And that the Rubber tires that are sold for the F103 will fit the F103L Wheels?
Yes! No alternation.
The rubber for the F103 will not fit the F103L.
The F103L is RC K-Mart Texaco Lola T93 Ford - Newman Haas
Item #58134
I like the F104 wheel with larger bearing and last longer.
The F103L rear wheel is wider then the F104 that why I used the F104 front and rear wheels/tires.
Check at http://d-drivesportsenglish.com/inde...index&cPath=38
The Kawada tires and get both front tires shore 35/40, rear 25.
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:16 PM
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Default Standard size F103 wheels??

Will the standard f103 wheel fit on the f104 differential assembly? If so, am I right in assuming the overal width will be narrower than an f103 but wider than an f104?
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:26 AM
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Just completed mine, was an interesting build, sat down in the lounge with a coffee and spread it all out on the table, Worked away for a couple of hours while talking to the wife and half watching TV, Then just as I was getting into the swing of it....I was finished.

Quite disappointed really, Was over far to quickly.

Guess I just have to go drive it now.
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Old 07-12-2009, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by VooDooPH View Post
can anyone confirm if an orion 3800 will fit with or without modification? pix will be most welcome, too.
answering my own question...

(specific to the Orion 3600/3800 or other lipos that have the same dimensions)
- top deck will get in the way of the positive and negative terminals... need dremel work to clear the way for the plugs
- side mounts for the RX and ESC need to be trimmed alow room for the battery pack
- also, the posts holding up the topdeck are too thick for the battery to fit without tweaking the chassis...
- front battery stopper needs to be sanded/filed down to fit

quite a bit of work to fit the packs... :|
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What packs will fit this car without alterations?
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Originally Posted by svines1972 View Post
What packs will fit this car without alterations?
I used the Orion 3400 and I had to trim the battery holder "the one @ front with the metal clip" little bit.
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Yeah, Vyger's right.

It's the same one as what we've used in the F103, F103GT.

Sorry for the late reply.
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Which thrust race are you using?

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I beleive Alfie is referring to this thrust assembly from Tamiya, part number 53136

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Yes, they are the same.

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Does anyone know if 51347 diff washers fit the F104?
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Came out with this idea and did a little sketching myself. It's just a rough one. I have other more advance drawings, but this should start all your thinking caps lighting up!

If anyone's making one, please send me a piece. Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by Arahawak View Post
I am thinking if we use the F103 steering knuckles on the F104 to fit the F103 front wheels. Would that work?

That main difference i see is that F104 use bigger size bearings than the F103 for the front.
The F103 and F104 use the same size front axel. The bearings are different sizes but only the outer diameter is a different size. Both kits use the same front axels.
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Originally Posted by svines1972 View Post
What packs will fit this car without alterations?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXCK0&P=7
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:02 PM
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so finally got around to finishing up the car and taking some pics... the build was fun but took a while to get everything together such as a 5400 trak power lipo and a brushless system...

i am using a tekin rs pro with lrp x12 5.5 motor... the car runs great but still needs some work on fine tuning the controller and just can't stand the foam tires... on concerete they dont seem to have much grip..

1. modified the upper deck, basically dremeled the area where the lipo plug is and ensured the soldering to be as thin as possible so it would slide in
2. chopped off the inside of the esc and rx trays so the 4900/5400 trak power packs could slide in easily..

i think the car is great but would be more enjoyable with rubber tires...
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:05 PM
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also be sure to cover the dremeled area on the carbon fiber upper deck... i am using duct tape so in case the electric plugs ever touch the upper deck there is no short because they are pretty close right now but not touching..
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