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Pulley size does not affect top speed, as long as they're both the same size it shouldn't matter. The pulleys start playing a part when they're of different sizes. You're either under- or overdriving one side of the car, making it either a FWD or RWD-biased car. This is relevant for drifting or when you have the one-way pulley set, on track.

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The 15/16/17 pulley range is more useful as adjustment for belt tension :) 

Brandnew belt on 03F should run 16/16 & don't need tensioner.

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I found the original shell for my TA03F today complete with 20 + years of dust! It's never been used as an Escort Cosworth shell sat on the chassis.

A rare pic of a bog standard chassis, no ball bearings on this bad boy, still running on bushes.B)

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These are my ta03r and ta03f. 

The most modded ta03 you'll ever see. And yes....I still use them to this day. Lol

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I was just looking for info on the Lunchbox Mini and one thing led to another and here I’m.  Pics are from at least 8-10 years ago.  Guess I’ll get a new Porsche GT2 body now that they are easier to find instead of trying to salvage the broken messed up one I have. 😝 Beside the purple and R-TRF, the other 3 had been run, drift and rally. 😁

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More rage thanks to Chris seems I now own 3 of the 5 in that first photo! I took the parts from all 3 and here it is Ta03 pure fire
 

that’s it world not Drift mission not the homie with the carbon fiber plates... not a soul on IG has A nicer one...

 

TA03 flex on this ... 

 

thought so.

 

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On 8/22/2019 at 3:10 AM, Monky said:

These are my ta03r and ta03f. 

The most modded ta03 you'll ever see. And yes....I still use them to this day. Lol

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My man your gonna need a cross upper gear cover to get on the next level and a alloy Spur.  But those are pretty would pay you a pretty penny for those cf GPM towers lol

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Mine as of a few hours ago..

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Needs rear uprights as the upper mounting points are cracked, one of the fronts doesn't look good either.

The P.O. also decided to paint the outside of the tub blue and silver at some point too.. ick!

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so i recently snagged a big ol box of ta03 goodness.

i had no idea what i was getting.

turns out, there was this complete car, in parts. oem alloy uprights, gear covers, c hubs, cvd's a one way..  and FOUR other complete cars in parts!

i have a built never run pro edition that i have no swapped all the oem hop ups on to.. and the carbon beast will become a drift weapon :)

a friend is getting a bathtub chassis runner out of spares, and the rest.. who knows!

SO MANY HIDDEN GEMS IN THIS BIN OF STUFF!!!

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@ChrisRx718So many questions...

I see you have the Type S tires on your MVP. How do you find them on asphalt? They seem to make my TT02S spin all over the place.

Why never again with the blue screws?

Why do you have FIVE TA03s?

How have you found the 911 staggered wheels in terms of high speed performance? I have a set and the rears seem too soft and I'm worried they'll balloon like crazy.

Great collection and very informative post, thanks!

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On 8/16/2020 at 7:03 PM, DeadMeat666 said:

@ChrisRx718So many questions...

I see you have the Type S tires on your MVP. How do you find them on asphalt? They seem to make my TT02S spin all over the place.

Why never again with the blue screws?

Why do you have FIVE TA03s?

How have you found the 911 staggered wheels in terms of high speed performance? I have a set and the rears seem too soft and I'm worried they'll balloon like crazy.

Great collection and very informative post, thanks!

Ah 2018, no Covid19, 5 TA03s in my possession :lol:

I'm down to just 2 of those original 5 now, having sold them off to fund other (mainly off-road) projects. They just weren't getting used and only ever came out to get dusted. I might as well have a TT01 on bushings for all the duty they ever saw. I'm very glad that they went to a good home with @RestoModGod who continues to shower them with shiny rare parts!

The S-tyres I found had very limited grip. I'm running an RZ in that TA03F and the tyres weren't glued, but I was putting this down to them being old tyres and only 24mm wide. I didn't run the car hard (even though the underside is scratched up already) and generally run drift tyres because it's more forgiving to the old drivetrain and the speeds are much, much lower for a ham-fisted driver like me.

With the aluminium screws; I learned these are very soft. On the TA03 (F or R) you have a lot of screws to remove just to service the differentials. Plus, I made the rookie error of putting blue screws into fresh plastic; don't do this. "Tap" the hole first using a Steel screw of the same thread pitch. The extra effort required to cut the threads was too much for the soft blue screws and I rounded some off, an expensive error!

The 911? High Speed? Are you mad? :lol: I'm too scared to run this thing fast, I'm embarrassed to say. This is why it just has the stock Sport Tuned that it came with originally, which is plenty fast enough. I've ran this car twice, for a maximum of about 10 minutes, so my lasting impression is that of dread for hitting a skirting board (indoor carpeted hall / track). It remains on shelf duty but I do now have a 'runner' shell, so who knows, next time the indoor tracks re-open locally I might take it for a spin. 

Having said that, plastics are really brittle on these old beasts. I went to take a photograph of the Porsche the other week, wanted the wheels at full-lock for posing, and the front knuckle just snapped right at the ball connector :( I've got a new one but have yet to install it.

Thanks for the interest and sorry for the long post!

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On 9/25/2019 at 8:35 PM, RestoModGod said:

Ahhhh glory my baby continues to dance too still modding out !! 

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Beautiful!!!

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My TA03 just needs a bit of paint :rolleyes:

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I'm getting there slowly.

Lot of fun though these TA03 with all the bits. Can keep you busy for hours.

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TA03-F, complete stock. Even without ball bearings. My first belt driven on-road car (my second on-road car ever to be honest). Will be completely striped to search for broken or worn parts and to give it a good cleaning. IMG_20200826_211447_compress73.thumb.jpg.bc1039b598657af1f6e0634f0aea76c1.jpg

 

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Just one question as I don't want to open a new thread for it:

How much tension does the belt need? Or how much flex is allowed?

I'm asking because I put the tension pulley to the maximum position and the belt is still flexing very much.

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7 minutes ago, Aerobert said:

Just one question as I don't want to open a new thread for it:

How much tension does the belt need? Or how much flex is allowed?

I'm asking because I put the tension pulley to the maximum position and the belt is still flexing very much.

In the picture you post from your ta-03f, you got the wrong tension pulley  on it the one for the rear motor, with the front motor the pulley beld has to be on top of the beld not under it.

I think that your beld is stretch to much and you need an new one because it was mounted the wrong way, take a look how it supose to be at my car.

and you need the tension pulley without teeth for the front drive car.

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18 minutes ago, dannymulder said:

In the picture you post from your ta-03f, you got the wrong tension pulley  on it the one for the rear motor, with the front motor the pulley beld has to be on top of the beld not under it.

I think that your beld is stretch to much and you need an new one because it was mounted the wrong way, take a look how it supose to be at my car.

and you need the tension pulley without teeth for the front drive car.

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Thank you. The pic of my car is how I've got it. I'm just about to finish the rebuild and mounted the pulley according to the manual like you did. I think you are right and I need a new belt. 

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