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Old 11-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #91
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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.
'91 moved in with a roommate. He had 240Z sitting in his carport for 6 years. Forget what he did with it. '88 had a project, Project of installing a 350CCi Corvette engine in a '74 914 Porsche. Project turned out to a vehicle, less than 2000ibs gross weight, 400bhp, 4brl holley, 15 gallon gas tank, Amazing thing, the vehicle can take from Los Angeles, Ca to Las Vegas,NV and back with 15gallons of gas. 911 Porsche 5sp transmission will bolt up to a 327 and 350 Chevy. Horsepower to weight is the trick. One other car which is less then 2000ibs. Can you tell me what it is?
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I bet that Porsche was a beast!! I don't know off hand what car weights less than 2,000 pounds.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #93
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I bet that Porsche was a beast!! I don't know off hand what car weights less than 2,000 pounds.
The Lotus Elise I believe is less than 2000 lbs (just checked and it weighed in at 1896 to 2006 lbs). That's what makes the power to weight ratio of that car phenomenal.
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Wow, that's wicked!!
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Wow, that's wicked!!
What is more wicked is that the engine in the Elise is the Toyota VVT-i 4 cyl. Being a Toyota engine, you can use all the TRD hop-ups on it. Tuners were slapping turbos and the like on this engines making their cars the ultimate pocket rockets (imaging pushing 250hp to 350hp in a car weighing under 2000 lbs).
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Back on topic, I am eyeballing this car for my sedan:

http://www.davesmotors.com/FG-158179R

and this car for my F1 choice:

http://www.davesmotors.com/fg10000r

If things go as planned, I hope to have both by Christmas 2014 (at least one for sure). It is not a matter of "if" as it is a matter of "when".
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That's great I hope you get them both!! They look FG. awesome!!!
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Here are a couple of things I think you might be interested in:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/4159293175.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/4189870438.html
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Back on topic, I am eyeballing this car for my sedan:

http://www.davesmotors.com/FG-158179R

and this car for my F1 choice:

http://www.davesmotors.com/fg10000r

If things go as planned, I hope to have both by Christmas 2014 (at least one for sure). It is not a matter of "if" as it is a matter of "when".
These car's look great Juan ....... I can almost see your name on them already.

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Here are a couple of things I think you might be interested in:

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/4159293175.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/4189870438.html
Thanks JLock!! My son lives in Texas. I really like the blue one I may ask him to check that one out . But first I have a BIGGGGGGGGGG hospital bill to pay off first then I will be a free man again!!
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Thanks JLock!! My son lives in Texas. I really like the blue one I may ask him to check that one out . But first I have a BIGGGGGGGGGG hospital bill to pay off first then I will be a free man again!!
You are welcome. Got to look out for another Z car enthusiast. Hope that you car work something out to get the blue one; it is a nice looking car with the effects done to it (though I would have went with a more metallic blue color).
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Do any one of you know if HARM is around and still making cars??
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Check out this body for the FG touring cars. It is made in Italy. Now, this is what I am talking about!!!
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Hi all,
nice to see an active thread about 1:5 cars in this forum.
Together with two friends of mine we started the first 1:5 onroad club in Shanghai.
Currently we have four Harm SX3, a top of the line, onroad touring car made in Germany.
All of us also raced and still race 1:8 nitro and the running cost of 1:5 are definitely lower than1:8 - perhaps if you are a notorious crasher maybe not...

But what made us buy those massive cars is the real look and more realistic driving handling.

To the cost comparison at the beginning of this thread: it compares a top of the line 1:10 car with an entry level 1:5 car...

We hope the WC 2015 will be in Malaysia - not so far away from us and we will go there with a couple of racers - and after the race make some vacation of there since it is a very nice country...
If some of you guys ever visit Shanghai give me a note...

See ya
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