I was obsessed with RC cars as a kid, and finally managed to save up for one myself when I first got a paying job in a summer - which I think must have been the year between school and sixth form.
I got something which I'm sure was called a stadium truck - but I can't find it now, looking through reference material for old tamiya models. It was similar in style to this: Tamiya Stadium Blitzer (2011) 58482
After owning it for a while, I converted it into a Volvo 850R touring car. In hindsight though, it was much more fun to use as an off road vehicle, as you could find more variety of things to do with it. Maybe would have been even better RWD instead of 4WD though, to try some drifting! As the 850, it was FWD.
Every now and again, I'm tempted to buy a new one as building it was very interesting. Worry that I just wouldn't get the use out of it once built though. Also, don't know if the new versions are as involved to build. Are they more 'modular' and less complex?
But there's some definite differences. The one I had was definitely 4WD, as I remember the driveshaft between the front and rear diffs. It also had the same wheels front and back, and I'm not sure the chassis stance was so much wider than the body. Since I bought it in approximately 1996, and that says it was released in 1990, I guess there may have been revisions. Or the shop might have sold me a 'custom'. I'm going to look for a picture of the box for that one now, that should make me certain.
I applaud that they seem to have moved to electric instead of mechanical speed controllers though. That speed controller was the bane of my RC usage - constantly melting the solder connections to itself (probably because I used it in wet weather to be fair).
I have always had a problem with the stop/start and engine failure light ever since I bought the car in January 2018, the problem went away following several software updates, but has return again so I took it to the local Alfa dealer that updated all and returned the car to me, it started OK...
My rational mind is telling me to not buy a 3rd car at a time like this; I would really appreciate some thoughts on this.....
Brera Prodrive S 2.2 (not low mileage) vs 156 GTA
Which one would you keep?
I have a 2004 3.2 GTV which I've owned for fifteen years. I like to keep it as original and stock as possible although do want to fit a Q2.
My front calipers are quite badly eroded and I'm trying to decide what's best to do:-
1. Refurbish them
2. Find direct replacements...