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Old 06-20-2009, 02:24 PM   #1501
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Ouchie. How did that happen? I though my F103GT was invincible. Turns out it also had its Achilles' heel .
it happened when i was assembling it i tightened it to hard at an angle and it snapped
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:26 PM   #1502
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does anyone want it? before i make a thread selling it.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:48 PM   #1503
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What size body would fit the F103GT if I were to buy a non-Tamiya body?

I was looking at the Protoform 200mm Corvette pan can body. Will this fit?
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:32 AM   #1504
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What size body would fit the F103GT if I were to buy a non-Tamiya body?

I was looking at the Protoform 200mm Corvette pan can body. Will this fit?
PF corvette is actually a very good shell, it may look like it will have a loose rear end but I put one on my GenX10 and went a lap faster, it has that slight understeer feel to it and the rear end is planted.

You may need to fit some wider wheels to get the width out to 200mm
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:55 AM   #1505
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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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Old 09-25-2009, 04:25 PM   #1506
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Default Ultimate F1 Series Day

This Saturday practice and Sunday Racing at the Tamiya track Southern California... Ultimate F1 Series Day Race... Two classes... foam silver can Mabuchi 540 J motor ONLY, no RPM limit.... and rubber tire, 17.5 brushless ONLY...

Three Rounds of racing...

Each round will be a 2 min qualifying period, 5 cars max on the track, your looking for one fist lap to determine your grid order... 8 min race...

We will do this three times... points given to the top 8 finishers... the winner will be determined by points at the end of the day...

For more rules and or info go to:

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/UF1SD.html
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #1507
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Default F1 Race November 7th

Just a heads up, Tim Ruwe is putting together a Southern California F1 race series... The first race of the series will be at the Camarillo track on November 7th... This will be an ALL F1 event yes baby... check out this site for rules and regulations and scoring...

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/SoCal_F1_Series.html
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Default Southern California F1 Series

FIRST SO CAL RACE IN F1 SERIES NOVEMBER 7TH

Next Saturday is an ALL F1 race day at Camarillo Roadrunners track...
This is the beginning of a Southern California F1 series...
foam and rubber class...
Hand out motors for everyone...
rules will be slightly different for each track, so keep up

The next stop will maybe be OCRC ???
After that we will give points for the F1 class at KO race at WCRC...
BCR will be on the list...
Charlie Barns has multiple tracks to hit...
Once we hit them all, then were done

Basically we will swarm tracks around town and make a Series...
Tim is keeping track of points and I will post it up on this site...

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/SoCal_F1_Series.html
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Default WCRC F1 racing

Looks like we have a regular F1 race schedule at WCRC...
3rd Sunday of every month, starting with December 27th 2009

Check site for more details....

http://www.charleslightfoot.com/WCRC_F1.html
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What's up with this? Re-release?

58351 Tamiya Mercedes C11 w/Finished Body Kit

Anyone had one before? Are the wheels F103-based, meaning would F103 rubber tires fit?
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:53 AM   #1511
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What's up with this? Re-release?

58351 Tamiya Mercedes C11 w/Finished Body Kit

Anyone had one before? Are the wheels F103-based, meaning would F103 rubber tires fit?
It's a re-release. I dont have this kit, but I have the original Nissan R91CP Gr.C chassis, which is similar. The wheels are F103 based. Rubber tires will fit, with the appropriate wheels. I just bought some F104 wheels for mine, but the offsets for the front & rear wheels are off quite a bit. I was going to use the ADVAN Courage body on it. I have another new body set if anyone is interested. Send me a PM.
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Anyone had one before? Are the wheels F103-based, meaning would F103 rubber tires fit?
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It's a re-release. I dont have this kit, but I have the original Nissan R91CP Gr.C chassis, which is similar. The wheels are F103 based. Rubber tires will fit, with the appropriate wheels. I just bought some F104 wheels for mine, but the offsets for the front & rear wheels are off quite a bit. I was going to use the ADVAN Courage body on it. I have another new body set if anyone is interested. Send me a PM.
How does it drive? I'm thinking it may be a relatively cheap, durable, reliable platform for some Le Mans-style endurance racing...
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How does it drive? I'm thinking it may be a relatively cheap, durable, reliable platform for some Le Mans-style endurance racing...
I only ran it once for a couple of laps, years ago @ Tamiya USA track, and it ran pretty good with the stock tires. It's been a shelf queen ever since, that's why I want to use new F104 wheels & tires, along with a different body because the original body is so rare and luckily didn't get any scratches after running it (driver cockpit set included). The original tires are hard as a rock.
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For those who just retired the F103GT because no one is running....I am in the process of converting the F103GT to WGT spec...basicly, this is probably around $100 investment onto the AE RC10 R5 parts and can convert the F103GT (that worth probably nothing) into WGT spec, use WGT foams (can be purchase @ Tower) and WGT body from Protoform (Tower). So, you don't have to sell that GT for cheap or let her collect dust...

The chassis will stay the same with the 103GT except the whole rear axle/diff wheel adaptor must be the RC10 R5 parts. Front axle will use the RC10 R5 knuckle as well. My estimate is around $100 of parts, but that is not including a set of foams and body...

At least...that is the best way I can find out and reuse this GT car that no one is planning to race anymore....

I will post pictures once I have the conversion done....right now, I am busy dealing with the F1 103R.....
Solara....Did you ever finish your 103gt to WGT conversion? Would like to do the same thing to mine. Do you have a list of the associated parts to make the conversion?
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Solara....Did you ever finish your 103gt to WGT conversion? Would like to do the same thing to mine. Do you have a list of the associated parts to make the conversion?
If you have a full GT rear axle (hubs, bearings ect), like RC10R5 or in my case the CRC GenX10, all I had to do was to place some insulation tape around the GT bearing to bring it up to the Metric size so it fits in to the Tamiya ride height adjusters (some use heat shrink), then with some spacers to make the width even each side, then you can use any WGT rear tyres.
For the front it was a matter of locating some metric 8mm x 5mm FLANGED bearings, these fit straight in to the GT front wheels and on to original Tamiya front axles.
With this you can then switch between Tamiya style and GT style wheels at any time, cos there is no permanent modifying for the conversion.
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