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Old 11-18-2013, 03:15 PM   #76
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I am retired too.
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Selling 1:1 vehicle for a 1/5th. You're a accountant. Vehicle must not be running. I'd sell for parts!!! lol!!!

Ran FG since '02, Ran H.A.R.M. before that for 6 years. With ROAR since '83, Traveled all of US, and raced in Malaysia and Thailand. All a hobby. Just have fun with it. Never did buy on impulse. Just had fun, and being retired more fun!!!
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1:1 car is running fine; drove it last night. It is just odd car out (oldest of my 3 vehicles) as I don't drive it as much since buying a new car for my birthday 2 years ago. So, it will be the newer car and the SUV. The car's value is still above $3K so why keep holding on to it while it depreciates to nothing. Trying to get value out of it while I can. I am still working; long way from retirement.

Trust me, I know it is a hobby. Traveled over much of the US and Puerto Rico racing 10th and 8th scale cars. Been having fun for the most part. Just always wanted a 5th scale and if I get a chance to race it, cool. If not, parking lot basher it will be. Just want to say that I have owned a 5th scale car at least once.
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1:1 car is running fine; drove it last night. It is just odd car out (oldest of my 3 vehicles) as I don't drive it as much since buying a new car for my birthday 2 years ago. So, it will be the newer car and the SUV. The car's value is still above $3K so why keep holding on to it while it depreciates to nothing. Trying to get value out of it while I can. I am still working; long way from retirement.

Trust me, I know it is a hobby. Traveled over much of the US and Puerto Rico racing 10th and 8th scale cars. Been having fun for the most part. Just always wanted a 5th scale and if I get a chance to race it, cool. If not, parking lot basher it will be. Just want to say that I have owned a 5th scale car at least once.
Like your style for my 5th has been the beat car I've ever owned & never fail to bring me up when I fire that beast up zoom zoom
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That is some front diff/one-way!! About as big as a 12th scale. Stuff like this really makes me want to pull that trigger much sooner (and blow my monthly budget for a few months). Got to keep telling myself to be patient........
This is me too!!!! I know I will own one soon tho......

I even had the silly thought of selling some of my stuff. But then I remembered, I DON'T ANYTHING.
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Geezatec I have my rear diff adjusted were it almost locks up it is very limited slip. My rate of acceleration is explosive!! My FG accelerates alot faster with this rear adjustable diff. I can almost go thru a turn without getting off of the gas!!
"I can almost go thru a turn without getting off of the gas". that's the character of limited diff going in a straight line. One-way to accelerate undercorner and out of turning. So when do you upgrade on hydraulic brakes. Since you bash, you can also use the 2sd tranny.
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I am a basher the cable brakes give me all the braking I need right now. If I start racing seriously then I will get hydraulic brakes.
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I am retired too.
You retired????How long??? Being retired aint it a gas!!!!! lol!!! What did you retire from?
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I was a Art Teacher. And yes being retired is nice!!
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I was a Art Teacher. And yes being retired is nice!!
I know this is off the topic of RC's but I took Art hum one semester and grew to love the works of Rafael and especially Michelangilo's sistine chapel ceiling masterpieces.
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Those are 2 of my favorites too.
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I was a Art Teacher. And yes being retired is nice!!
Kewl!! Electrical Engineer here. Other hobby, restoring Classic cars which includes a '31 Ford & '57 Chevy Bel Air. My other cars '80 Ferrari Testerrossa, 2000 Dodge Viper, & '66 Chevy Chevelle, '81 Porsche 928. Keeps me busy.
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Wow!! When do you have time to work on your RC Cars??? Man if I had that 57 chevy boy oh boy!! I want to find a nice 240 Z and stuff a 327 high out put engine in it that would be my dream car.
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Wow!! When do you have time to work on your RC Cars??? Man if I had that 57 chevy boy oh boy!! I want to find a nice 240 Z and stuff a 327 high out put engine in it that would be my dream car.
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You might want to check craigslist Dallas or Las Vegas for the 240z with a V8. I was cruising craiglist over the weekend, looking for my usual deal on a RX7 or 280/300zx and saw a red one that someone put a Chevy V8 in it. I just don't remember which city I saw it listed under. Mentioning a Z car brings back memories of the 1980 280zx I was in the process of restoring when I was living in Mississippi. Had to leave it at my mom's house when I moved to Texas and before I could get back to bring it to Texas, the salt air and moisture rusted out the key areas of the car which rendered it unsalvagable. I miss that car (2 seat, 5 speed with T-Tops).
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Thanks for the tip. Sorry about what happened to your Z-car
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Thanks for the tip. Sorry about what happened to your Z-car
So am I. Even though it was cosmetically rough, it was mechanically sound. Would not hesitate driving it anywhere in the country if I had to. That was the reason why I bought it ($700.00 at the time, 1993). Redone the brakes on it myself, replaced the driver's side door myself (not a one man job for sure) and was working on the interior. Would love to get another Z car for the right price. But, if a good deal on a RX-7 or second gen Supra (not Targa top), all manual transmissions of course, I would jump on it in a heartbeat. The only thing that would trump that is if a come across an Acura Legend Coupe (1991-1995).
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