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Old 08-27-2009, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by teamstrc
Good God no.....
That one should get through tech no problem!!!
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:14 PM
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My picks to do well:

-Arluck
-Cosico
-Orlando
-Jason C

Dark Horse:

-Oliver "Dont Watch My Times, I am REAL OC" Clipper

Good luck to the field. These guys have been doing their homework.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:16 PM
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Guys calvin asked me to find out if he can buy motor at track or where does he go to order motor....He is running F1
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by MDawson
My picks to do well:

-Arluck
-Cosico
-Orlando
-Jason C

Dark Horse:

-Oliver "Dont Watch My Times, I am REAL OC" Clipper

Good luck to the field. These guys have been doing their homework.
Mark I am flattered however I do not qualify to Race this year, but next year we will see ( Gary was supposed to remove my name from the confirmed entries)
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by rtypec
Yeah my car can't hold a line and is unstable off power, seems to have too much front traction and basically sucks around the sweeper, 180, inner sweeper, kink, carousel, chicane and the esses. But besides those minor parts of the track, it's totally dialed. Poop
blah...minor details.

since I'm a newbie in F1, does the lack of grip have to do with the high heat? I was out there a couple weeks back (not as hot as today) but the car was driveable...I really don't know what is good and bad since that was my first run with F103s...but it was like I said, very driveable.

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Old 08-27-2009, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by King of B Main
Guys calvin asked me to find out if he can buy motor at track or where does he go to order motor....He is running F1
ummm....should have done that earlier in the week when he was signing up

Here's the link:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs_cart/in...800fc92fd47ffa

But I think now he would have to call Fred and order over the phone. The spec stuff is available first thing Saturday morning.

He might have to buy starbucks for Fred now

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:07 PM
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Since the Tamiya faithful seem to have stock loads of product, if anyone has a Renault F1 sticker set - PM me or bring it to the track.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by teamstrc
blah...minor details.

since I'm a newbie in F1, does the lack of grip have to do with the high heat? I was out there a couple weeks back (not as hot as today) but the car was driveable...I really don't know what is good and bad since that was my first run with F103s...but it was like I said, very driveable.

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Driveable aint gonna get it done bro You know you'd rather be haulin the mail right.

We need some dialed traction, then we be racin and not tip toeing around tryin not to crash.

Really don't think it's gonna groove up much more than it has and with the heat it could be miserable and that's not cool.

Don't really know but would sprayin the track have a negative effect on the rubber tire cars?

I just know I been tryin as have others and it isn't that great on us foamers.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:42 PM
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We had a sweet battle at the end of the day with 6 Mini's here is who qualified in no particular order.

Brandon (thats me)
Troy Crabtree
Ken Brumblay
Steve Ashby
Jay ? (norcal rode with Steve)
David Weir

Results - No real winner since we freight trained alot of laps with passing back and forth motors were all the same speed Troy had just a few more ponies but was running a stock motor and it was an awesome time it was as if we ran Mini A main 1. It was SOOOOOO cool and fun I have to admit that it was the tightest mini racing with so many guys I have done EVER for so many laps. Its gonna be a great weekend

BTW- MO4 for sale with a ton of spares first $120 can have it - ball diffs, CVD's, aluminum shocks, etc. etc. etc. PM me. and yes I tried the car and NO it did not work at Tamiya considering the tires I have to use
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
Got any kit fronts?
Those would help
Which kit?

RM?

15th Ann.?

I have old part number HBR Med. fronts

new part number HBR Med. fronts (unquestionably softer than oldies)

and I have premounts from the 15 th Ann. kit, even softer yet.

Oldies being the best, firmest of the three sets.

If the kit you're talkin bout had old Tamiya firms then definitely yes it would help.
Anyone got some, could really, really use em!
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
Driveable aint gonna get it done bro You know you'd rather be haulin the mail right.

We need some dialed traction, then we be racin and not tip toeing around tryin not to crash.

Really don't think it's gonna groove up much more than it has and with the heat it could be miserable and that's not cool.

Don't really know but would sprayin the track have a negative effect on the rubber tire cars?

I just know I been tryin as have others and it isn't that great on us foamers.
Actually, I disagree. I'm perfectly fine with "Driveable" and less than perfect traction. If I want "perfect" traction, I go race on carpet. As racer, I firmly believe that we should be able to tune our cars to the given surface. I've seen some F1 struggle, I'm seen some driveable ones, and I've also seen great handling F1 (like Tom's) on the new surface. So it can be done, and I'm striving to keep tuning to get my car to be great handling (like Tom's!) I'm running a pretty much out of the box setup on my 15th Anniversary F103 with kit tires, so I know there's room for improvement as I keep working on setup

I don't think spraying it will do any harm to the touring car guys (although some will have to re-tune and re-adjust their setup slightly to the increase in grip) but I'm no expert, it might have a negative effect on the new coat surface? Personally, I don't think it needs to be sprayed with anything.

time for bed, see you guys tomorrow!

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Old 08-28-2009, 04:33 AM
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Anyone running the F-104?
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by MDawson
Since the Tamiya faithful seem to have stock loads of product, if anyone has a Renault F1 sticker set - PM me or bring it to the track.
Are you lookin for the Williams FW18 sheet?
I have one, although im in Detroit and will not be at the track this weekend. PM me if you want it and we can make arrangements
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
Which kit?

RM?

15th Ann.?

I have old part number HBR Med. fronts

new part number HBR Med. fronts (unquestionably softer than oldies)

and I have premounts from the 15 th Ann. kit, even softer yet.

Oldies being the best, firmest of the three sets.

If the kit you're talkin bout had old Tamiya firms then definitely yes it would help.
Anyone got some, could really, really use em!
The part number for the original kit fronts is 9804385, that would be the firmest front that you could get.
The other option would be 84094 ,these are the new C tires, which may be the same compound, I dont know cuz i dont have them, but if you want to loosen up the front end to get it to push those would be a good starting point
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