Re: whats the CHEAPEST kit you can buy?
I wasn't directing my comments at anybody else and am in agreement with you. I was trying to share the shift in my own thinking. I just reread your post and you are quite right in saying you get what you pay for. I paid for cheap and that's what I got. I had done OK on a total of five engines before the dud and on each one saved what maybe fifteen or twenty dollars? So, say I saved a hundred dollars on five engines over buying from a vendor here on the forum. With the dud which may never have been right and was a sinkhole for tinkering on I lost one hundred seventy five dollars. So did I save anything? Nope. You're right, you get what you pay for. Now I know better...
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...