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Old 03-12-2013, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Waltrip55
You will want to run a 25 or 27 pinion gear.
Thanks for the info Waltrip!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Thanks for the info Waltrip!
No problem. Make sure you run metric 48 pitch pinions. Start with a 27 and go from there!
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Originally Posted by rcdave1
David J. or whomever can help please tell me if a narrowed 104WGP is legal to run in the rubber tire class for TCS. The rules are a little vague and I need clarification as my car has been questioned several times. Its the 104WGP that I installed the typical 104 front and run the 104 wheels and tires.

Thanks in advance.
Narrowed F104W GP to 180mm front end is legal in rubber tire class as long as you run an F104 body (with matching wing set) and F104 wheels / tires. Same as taking a base F104 and putting an F103 front end to make an F104W is legal for foam tire class (but you have to also run the F103 body and wheels). This question was brought up already in So Cal for the upcoming Tamiya Aliso Viejo and TQ carpet track races. The car I will be running in F1 rubber tire class is my F104 (no longer W) GP with the F104 front end like you are running.

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Does anyone have more pics from the Harbor race this last weekend?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by rcdave1
David J. or whomever can help please tell me if a narrowed 104WGP is legal to run in the rubber tire class for TCS. The rules are a little vague and I need clarification as my car has been questioned several times. Its the 104WGP that I installed the typical 104 front and run the 104 wheels and tires.

Thanks in advance.
Yes, a narrowed 104W-GP can be used in the rubber tire class for TCS. It would need to be converted to an F104X1 and you must use the standard F104 body and wings (not mismatched) with F104 wheels and tires. You can also narrow a F104W would need to be converted to a standard F104 (version 1) also with standard F104 body, wings, wheels and tires.

Basically, you cannot mix and match chassis parts in a way that does not exist as a kit. For example, you cannot make a wide F104 Version 2 (link type rear with F103 front end).
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
Narrowed F104W GP to 180mm front end is legal in rubber tire class as long as you run an F104 body (with matching wing set) and F104 wheels / tires. Same as taking a base F104 and putting an F103 front end to make an F104W is legal for foam tire class (but you have to also run the F103 body and wheels). This question was brought up already in So Cal for the upcoming Tamiya Aliso Viejo and TQ carpet track races. The car I will be running in F1 rubber tire class is my F104 (no longer W) GP with the F104 front end like you are running.
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Sounds right to me. I believe it was just an oversite for the rules sections
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F-1 Rules
The Tamiya F1 class is open to all drivers. Open wheel racing at its best with rear wheel drive “pan” style chassis cars.

Recommended Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

F-1 Rubber Tire

1. Legal chassis platform: F104 Version I&II and F104W


F-1 FOAM

1. Legal chassis platform: F104 Version I&II, F104W and F104WGP

looks like F-1 Rubber Tire #1 rule just needs "and F104WGP"

I never noticed. I just assumed F104's in the correct trim.
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Does any one have a suggestion for starting gearing for GT3 with TB03? I'm going to run at Aliso Viejo and never had experience with 21.5 motors.. Also the shaft makes it hard to swap spur and I don't think I can fit pinion larger than 57 in there.
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Hey guys, Im the race director from Hobbytown USA in frederick, MD. Our TCS series race is in 2 weeks on the 24th. We will be having a warm-up race the day before on saturday the 23rd. Doors will open at 8AM and we will run until we are finished. On saturday we will be offering tech to anybody who wants to pre-tech their cars. We will have weight, ride height, and if you'd like, battery voltage. We will check bodies and tires as well so you can make sure you are in compliance with the rules.

Please remember, we only allow SXT 3.0 tire additive on our racing surface. It is available in the hobby store. For anybody who has never been to our track, we have permanent pits, chairs are supplied. Each pit is allowed 2 outlet plugs, if you need more we recommend you bring a power strip. Our pits are 3 feet wide by about 2.5 feet deep, they also have upper levels on them for added space. On site wi-fi, with plenty of food around as well.

The track is located at:
919 N.East St.
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 694-7395

There are a few hotels in the area that offer discounts when you mention "HobbyTown USA" To be honest I am not sure which ones they are, however you can call the hobby shop at the phone number above and they will be able to answer any questions you have about this matter.

Any other questions can be sent to me via a PM. I hope to see some new faces this year with our newly carpeted track and completely re-done race area.

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Originally Posted by David J.
Yes, a narrowed 104W-GP can be used in the rubber tire class for TCS. It would need to be converted to an F104X1 and you must use the standard F104 body and wings (not mismatched) with F104 wheels and tires. You can also narrow a F104W would need to be converted to a standard F104 (version 1) also with standard F104 body, wings, wheels and tires.

Basically, you cannot mix and match chassis parts in a way that does not exist as a kit. For example, you cannot make a wide F104 Version 2 (link type rear with F103 front end).
David J. you have a pm.
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No more TCS racing in Canada. It's a shame. There are LOTS of minis running up here.
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Originally Posted by monkeyracing
No more TCS racing in Canada. It's a shame. There are LOTS of minis running up here.
that's too bad
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What's the reason?
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Was happy to have been able to attend 2 Streetsville, Ontario events.
Had to go north to get my rally win back in the day.

Wish Tom and the rest well, hope things can get turned around for them.

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Dave,

Just a random thought. I see that the 1/12th scale cars are many of the prizes this year, hopefully that will mean more entries (entries period) for next year. My idea is why not make the 1/12th scale class a 3rd entry class. I know if I was able to run 1/12th as a 3rd class I would have built mine and ran it for fun as my 3rd class. I think that with everyone focused on their normal 2 classes having 1/12th as the only class to be able to be run as a 3rd class would generate some interest.

Maybe you can even allow it in the rest of this years races and see what response you get.

Also why not make it 17.5 for indoor carpet tracks and 13.5 for the larger outdoor tracks.

Just an idea.

Thanks again for the great series.
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Originally Posted by MD
What's the reason?
Probably a combination of factors. Aftermarket competition, relatively low participation, geography. I've been trying to work on Tamiya Canada for years, as we've got huge numbers for club racing every weekend and run the world's largest carpet racing series (WCICS) but we just couldn't put it together. TCS and WCICS just stand too far apart.

It would be tremendous to see it revived in the future. It would be a great challenge.
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