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Old 12-30-2008, 11:45 AM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread


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these should keep the WRC looking good! i also have 3 bodies on the way...
nice little collection there lee

just need the bodyshells now
Old 02-07-2009, 12:33 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

did some speed runs at my 'proving ground' i suppose you can get a good idea of the speed (or lack of) by looking at the car space lines (about 5 feet in width)

it takes ages to wind up though, so think i'll drop the pinion to 24t or 25t.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g75FAmlcjBQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAi5XiaDBZI

Old 05-09-2009, 04:56 AM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

got a couple of parts in for the re-build (whenever it may happen..)

annoying the left parts are grey, whereas the TRF plastic parts are black...
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:21 AM
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ooops! [&:]

at first i thought i'd bent the expensive aluminium hub carriers, but a closer inspection reveals the plastic gave up first..

not surprising though, the hub and suspension pins are heavy duty stuff!

also, despite putting the Mamba Max setting on 'full start power' and having a Dynamite 7700kv motor in it, it doesnt even spin the wheels at launch.. i think some new batteries are needed [:'(]
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:34 AM
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Hy all!

I bought a TA03F PRO(has carbon lower and upper deck) for 35$ on a market RTR,but some plastics are bad:S Screw holes sucks.
It's hard to find parts for this car nowadays but maybe i orderd everything from ebay.
Can I buy a drive belt in blue?I know it is a limited edition but is it avalible somewhere?
I hope i finish my car in 2 weeks becasue i want to try what a 96' produces on a track.
What gearing should i use wint the black spur setup and stock 540 Jonhson motor?
Old 08-03-2009, 08:32 AM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

hey Davzone, there's a thread dedicated to the TA-03F, you might get more feedback from that

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_78..._1/key_/tm.htm
Old 08-07-2009, 10:43 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

treated the TRF to some parts...

although i'm very confused by it, i mean the TRF comes with one way diff, yet you can also have one way counter shaft as well (or even run two if you want!) [&:]
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:11 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

time for the tear down!

definately not a shelf queen!!

ive decided i will change this slightly, make this a TA-03F short chassis (Tamiya never made the short chassis/front engine with CF/hop ups...)

this will make it super scale!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:12 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

a whole array of new parts.. [8D]

let the re-build begin!!
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:36 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

was going to use 300000 weight diff fluid, but its that sticky i'm sure it would break something with 7700 brushless power..

using this AW grease for everything else..

bit of a pain to re-build, as i have to use two manuals!! one for the different front/rear gearbox layout and one for the TRF chassis..

as you can see, some minor changes between the two.. TRF uses long screw and flanged tube..
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:05 AM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

rear gear case nearly complete.. need some bearings (as the TRF takes more bearings than the standard TA03R, doh!) plus some outdrives, as i'm using gear diffs front and back for tunability.. the ball diffs never seemed to be tight enough.. it always understeered like crazy..
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:33 AM
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another hop up arrived... more CF!! [8D]
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:54 AM
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more titanium screws arrived.. (as i ran out..)
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:48 PM
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ive found out that the short CF chassis plates will not make a front engined short wheelbase CF chassis.. the rear gearbox screw holes will only fit the wider (standard length) chassis... so do i give up on this project, or do i buy the standard length CF chassis plates and make a classic BTCC car?

as if you need to ask!

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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

the TA-03F carbon chassis plates arrived, pretty rare and cost a few quid.. [X(]

hmm, what body are them wheels for??
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:17 PM
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Wow, those carbon fiber chassis are super expensive! I think I'll stick with the plastic tubs for now... that way I don't feel bad about scratching the tubs up since replacements are only a few bucks!
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

some more parts arrived today.. another set of tyres on back order...

i already already some packs of the ball connectors, but they are limited edition parts, so might as well stock up!
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:20 PM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

Those wheels are for the TA03F Audi A4 STW

or maybe the TA03F Martini Alfa Romeo 155? They're white on the Alfa though
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Those wheels are for the TA03F Audi A4 STW

or maybe the TA03F Martini Alfa Romeo 155? They're white on the Alfa though
you know your stuff [8D]
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Had a little help

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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

i know the Toms Toyota Exiv also shared the Alfa wheels, but i think the Audi was the only one to have silver versions of them..
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

#58212 TL-01 Peugeot 406 ST also had the silver ones

#58216 TL-01 Ford Escort WRC and #58195 TL-01 Bosh Alfa Romeo also had the white ones

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Dear Lee

I am also rebuilding my TA03R, but a lot of the parts I do have except the instructions. Can you not by any chance forward me the instructions (diagrams) for the Torque splitter unit and carbon batt plate.

Perhaps scan it and email me a jpeg?

Regarding the batt plate, I want to run LiPo's at our club races and it seems this hop up will be best suited. I am just unsure as to what else is needed for a complete batttery fixing solution?

Also can we run a bigger pulley on the front or back?? My belt is a little too loose.

Where did you buy your parts?

I am more than willing to pay you for the trouble.

Regards and thanks for the help. Nice thread, thanks for starting it.

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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

here are some scans of the instructions you requested..

with regards the belt coming off, i know there are 16T drive pulleys (stock are 15T) though you will have to change front and rear to 16T.

does yours not come with a belt tensioner?

also i'd remove your email address and phone number from the last post
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Old 02-26-2010, 02:16 AM
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Default RE: Lee's vintage TA-03 R S TRF build thread

Lee

Magic

Just what I wanted. I see that I should use glass tape to fasten the battery. a bit of a shlep though.

Thanks again

DD

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