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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to first say that I've been following this board for months, and I believe it is the most active(english speaking) board out there. I'd also thank everyone for their ideas and info, much of which has helped me immensely.

I am a very avid slotter, and have to this point aquired, at last count count, 235 cars of all makes and types. I never got into this for the collecting aspect at all.I regularly run my cars, and have bought boxed sets in order to get cars in liveries not otherwise available. So, my question is, Am I nuts to open my David Piper Porsche set, the Alex Soler Roig Porsche and the LeMans Test car set among others, in order to use them and not store them away. After all this is a racing hobby and not a collecting one, right?

Just wondering what you guys think about it.

I also just picked up 3 Team Slot cars. The AlfaGTA LLovera, the Fiat 131 Abarth de corsa LTD ED, and the Lancia Fulvia Monte Carlo LTD ED. As these are my first Team slot cars I have gotten since the Nissan GTP, I have very little experience with the brand. The Alfa seems to run fine except for a noisy gear mesh which is getting better, but both the Fiat and Lancia are not only noisy, but exhibit a nasty wheel hop that I've not seen in any other car I own. Does anyone have any thoughts on a fix, or are these cars only for show.

Thanks in advance,
Rick
 

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Actually, my question/statement was more to see others opinions. I already know what I will and in fact have done, and that is to run them. I figure if I have 6 boxed sets that might be valued 150 dollars, held on and they doubled in a few years(Doubtful), it wouldn't change my standard of living at all, so I play with them. My only regret is paying more to get some beautiful cars that aren't sold any other way, but such is the price of desire. I've been a car nut, real and scale, since I was kid, and I'm now 44 years old and still feel like a kid when I race with my buds or alone.
I don't think I'd get the same enjoyment looking at them on a shelf.

As for the Team Slot cars, I did a dissassembly on the Lancia, and found the pinion too far out on the shaft that it was rubbing the crown gear hub. Plus the plastic wheels were very out of round. After sanding the rear wheels, adjusting the pinion down the shaft a bit, it ran OK, a little dissapointing for it's cost, but they do look great.

Anyway, thanks for the responses.

Rick
 
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