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Old 10-05-2009, 03:19 PM
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I have a question:


Does the Kawada spur gear adapter fit the F104?

it's for using 64-pitch gears from other manufacturers




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Old 10-05-2009, 03:29 PM
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yes it does. I am using the yeah racing 64p adaptor for the f103 on my f104 with hpi 64p spurs. 103 and 104 spurs are the same
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:53 PM
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Cool... thanks for the reply... .04 Tamiya spurs are harder to find than hen's teeth...

I can get 64p gears all day long... and 48p as well
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:01 PM
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pinions in 64p, american or tamiya is the hard part without ordering overseas again... ive got 4 tamiya spurs, no problem..
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:38 PM
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hello

F104 for use on asphalt must be put grease friction hard or soft??
there is a lot of grip
motor brushless 13.5T - LiPo

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I dont know if this has been asked already, but will f103 tires/wheels fit on the f104? if so, what have been the results?

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the spur adapter fits, but the diff is not nearly as smooth with it...



F103 rear tires fit, fronts fit with alittle spacer, search this thread for username 'junnn' ( not DJ) IIRC

That wouldn't be a legal racing setup though, I know you are local to me
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put a lite film of asc. ball diff grease on the inside of the adaptor and it will be smooth as silk With no grease, it will feel tight after a few minutes of running as the plastic ring gets hot on the shaft if you run it dry I have used tamiya aw too but like the asc. stuff better and i already have it out for the diff balls. Carbide diff balls will make the diff noticably smoother too.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:26 PM
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I run fine without any grease on the plates. I really just do not like the mess. I run the Tamiya teflon pads (part# 3 pages back)and run them tighter or looser for a similar effect. I also use a harder pair of springs (eagle racing).
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Originally Posted by RonF View Post
pinions in 64p, american or tamiya is the hard part without ordering overseas again... ive got 4 tamiya spurs, no problem..
Tell me about it... With 3 Tamiya F1's, I am currently in the process of ordering a bunch of spur gears and pinions. Can't believe I've made it this long with only the stock stuff. The spurs can get damaged pretty easily, and I always seem to feel like I'm running the wrong pinion for my tire size. It's hard to keep up with the rollout on the foam tires as they wear. I see some people are running 30T, when I am running 25T or 27T. Not that it matters with all that spinning I am doing, but....

If anyone knows a (reasonably priced) place to order Tamiya 0.4 pinions in SoCal (or mail order in USA), please let me know. I want to buy one of each between 26T-31T. $15 for 2 pinions (plus shipping and handling) via Tamiya USA is pretty steep. They are half that much ordering from Hong Kong or Japan, but I would love to give a local shop my money instead, especially if I can avoid shipping and handling charges... Hint hint...

Is it just me, or is it impossible to find everything you need in 1 place? I have ordered from 3 different overseas shops just to get hop-ups and spare parts for 1 car. One shop will have everything but 1 or 2 items, so you have to split up the order between 2 or 3 shops! That gets EXPENSIVE!

Nice to see Gyro Hobbies in Laguna Hills finally carrying SOME Tamiya F1 parts. I'd like to see a hobby shop near the Tamiya track carry a full line of parts for these babies! Seems to me a good business plan with F1 taking off again. Speedtech RC seems to have a good selection, but not everything I want... Who knows what I might spend if I walked into a shop and they had a full line of F1 stuff!!
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXN137&P=7

Hpi spur with the F1 axle adaptor. No need to order from Japan.
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Originally Posted by Arthur Burns View Post


Tell me about it... With 3 Tamiya F1's, I am currently in the process of ordering a bunch of spur gears and pinions. Can't believe I've made it this long with only the stock stuff. The spurs can get damaged pretty easily, and I always seem to feel like I'm running the wrong pinion for my tire size. It's hard to keep up with the rollout on the foam tires as they wear. I see some people are running 30T, when I am running 25T or 27T. Not that it matters with all that spinning I am doing, but....

If anyone knows a (reasonably priced) place to order Tamiya 0.4 pinions in SoCal (or mail order in USA), please let me know. I want to buy one of each between 26T-31T. $15 for 2 pinions (plus shipping and handling) via Tamiya USA is pretty steep. They are half that much ordering from Hong Kong or Japan, but I would love to give a local shop my money instead, especially if I can avoid shipping and handling charges... Hint hint...

Is it just me, or is it impossible to find everything you need in 1 place? I have ordered from 3 different overseas shops just to get hop-ups and spare parts for 1 car. One shop will have everything but 1 or 2 items, so you have to split up the order between 2 or 3 shops! That gets EXPENSIVE!

Nice to see Gyro Hobbies in Laguna Hills finally carrying SOME Tamiya F1 parts. I'd like to see a hobby shop near the Tamiya track carry a full line of parts for these babies! Seems to me a good business plan with F1 taking off again. Speedtech RC seems to have a good selection, but not everything I want... Who knows what I might spend if I walked into a shop and they had a full line of F1 stuff!!
You might want to try Ultimate Hobbies in Orange, they usually have a really good stock of stuff.
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Originally Posted by JayL View Post
the spur adapter fits, but the diff is not nearly as smooth with it...



F103 rear tires fit, fronts fit with alittle spacer, search this thread for username 'junnn' ( not DJ) IIRC

That wouldn't be a legal racing setup though, I know you are local to me
Thanks Jay.
why is that against the rules? Does it make the car too wide? Really, i just like the look of the smaller rim/wider tire
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
You might want to try Ultimate Hobbies in Orange, they usually have a really good stock of stuff.
Thanks! I agree. Ultimate Hobbies is a great shop, but unfortunately no 0.4 pinions to speak of. Lots of other great stuff though. I get most of my RC stuff there actually (like my F103RM and F104 Pro, batteries, ESCs, Receivers), but very few Tamiya parts, especially for F1s. Not unusual. I have run Tamiya cars on and off since the 1980s and it's been hard to find parts the whole time! I am used to it, but still hopeful it will change someday...

Maybe I need to get the HPI spur adapter... That solves that problem at least.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:55 PM
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give jeff at speedtechrc a call, he usually has all kinds of tamiya stuff around even if its not on his site he probably has it or can get it quick.
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