heres my battary powered remote control car, thanks to my uncle Robbie for getting me this!
it's a kit car by tamyia, its a subaru impreza sti rally car,... Show more although this is strictly a street touring car.
it's upgradable to better motors, better suspension, new wheels, and different bodys also.
most of the fun was putting it together.
i just got it the near the end of summer (04), i have not talked to anyone involving racing it yet. i have to clean out the basement to run it in the winter!
update: well no basement racing this year...it stayed messy! i have a new body project on the go. a mazda 6 shell, that i will be putting LED lights into to simulate head/tail/fog/signals. pics to come soon! Show Less
my 1993 ford taurus SHO. this is a nice cruising car! it's got an auto tranny, so it's a lil more comfy...besides the fact that it's a bigger c... Show morear, 4 door, and more of a luxury car with it's leather, auto climate control and stuff. it's the SHO special model (like i would ever buy the lower-end model of any car!?), so its got a factory body kit (nothing offensive, just nicely rounded clean lines), dual exhaust, and a 3.2 liter, yamaha enhanced (designed and built) v6...pushing some 220 horses...or trying to through an auto gearbox!
this car is almost fully loaded with all the options. power windows, door locks, a power moon roof (i love this option! but its noisy -rattles- in aged cars). auto climate control with working a/c, power seats (leather, lumbar and mid back support, up, down, round and around!), keypad outside the drivers door, premium (well minus a cd player you would say), radio/tape, JBL speakers throughout with factory sub hanging out in the rear deck, and the 6 spoke slicer rims that are pretty fancy.
it needed a bunch of minnor fixes before i got it moving legally. the climate control buttons were pretty well used (pushed in), so i replaced the face on the unit.
i cleaned up the rust on the body, and it got rust checked.
the hood was a poor attempt at painting on my behalf, i am working on refinishing it again presently. the leather is well used, mostly in the drivers seat.
i have an old 8" tube sub in the trunk aimed upwards through the stock sub's hole...it works just as well as the stock one would have in decent condition. no up and down from the power antena (big supprise right?).
The main reason i payed $800 for this car? the last owner feels the tranny is starting to slip. the tranny was replaced at the dealer in '99 with a rebuild. the car has sat for 1/2 year now (they have 2 new cars, and a truck), due to this. however i dont notice much, albiet im used to stick shift. i'm running some Lucas in there now so...we'll see(update-i turned out to be the VSS was bad, replaced and all was good again). i already did the cam cover seals with spark plug well seals, and cam sensor. i had a great guy from kitchener do the front 60K service for me. that consists of the waterpump, cam seals, crank seal, timing belt, CPS sensor, lower rad hose, coolant flush and an oil change done to it. just before that i had the VSS (solved all the tranny woes!) and O2 sensors changed (didnt help with gas milege as much as i thought...boo to that). i got almost all off the maintenance issues taken care of, so now shes not letting me down anymore! its really interesting how much this car relies on it's sensors! and once one goes, you can bet that there will be another next month! (i have changed all the known problematic ones)
well its a pig on gas (fill for $62 at $1/lt, and get 350-375 km max per tank...that was 1/2 highway trips)...as far as im concerned...so i will be switching back to a 4cyl. 5 spd car soon enough! (update-i have seen 525-550 kms regularly recently with 75% highway driving) im looking into Mazda protege 5, and the new mazda 3 hatch/spot wagon...i even test drove both! but i have at least 2 cars to get rid of first! we'll see how the beretta turns out.
some new pics...nothing amazing. Show Less