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About c64orinoco

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  • Birthday 05/18/1971

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    Sydney, Australia
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    Tamiya cars, Architecture, Lego, Cheese, Single Malt Whiskey

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  1. You have a classic there. I recently restored one to running condition. It was a light restoration - I didn't clean the 'patina' off the body, but the chassis had a good scrub and clean. My biggest problem was a broken gear tooth, it took a while to source a replacement but I finally got one after lurking on Ebay for acouple of months. I bought new tires - they are the Rough Rider ones for the rear but orginal Sand Rover for the fronts. The old tires were hard and crumbly. I'm using the orginal speed controller (mechanical) and a 7.2V hump-pack which I found on Ebay. The front suspension mounts were cracked and broken, so I made new mounts out of aluminium plate. The last thing I replaced was the front bumper - I foolishly lifted the car by the front bumper and the orignal one just snapped! Fortunately I was able to get a new bumper to replace it. Whateverr you do, a car of this age will never stand the abuse of a modern car. Have fun restoring it and drive it gently! See my restoration progress at: https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134591&id=53483 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134600&id=53483 https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=134649&id=53483
  2. Well done @Ferruz ! I'm in the middle of moving to a new house, with a larger back yard which might suit Postal Racing better than my current house. Next month I'll be moving so hopefully the month after that I can be competitive again.
  3. It's a council in Australia - the way to get them to do what you want is to turn up at meetings with a brown paper bag stuffed full of $100 notes. Too easy (as they say).
  4. I may have done that, on occasion. Tamiya blue liquid thread lock is the good stuff.
  5. I have set up a search to notify me on Ebay, hopefully some will come up for sale soon.
  6. It looks great! A classic Tamiya car.
  7. Do you know where the orignals are available? Unfortunately I don't have any of the spare gears, I only have the 540 motor ones.
  8. I still have to print a new set of gears for it. I doubt the originals will survive another run.
  9. That's the only time I have run it. The gears made horrible noises, but no further damage was done. I have downloaded some STL files of the gears and I hope to one day 3D print a set that means I can run it more often. I won't run it again on the original gears, I doubt they would survive another run.
  10. I'm a child of the 70's and I grew up in a house that had bright colours on a lot of the walls - yellow in most rooms, my bedroom was a pale blue, which I repainted to a darker mid blue in my teens. Bright colours are much rarer nowdays. I'm an architect, so I get to see a lot of houses and the vast majority of them are boring beige. I like bright, bold colours.
  11. I love the colours of your room! Too many modern houses (at least in Australia) are boring white or beige. It's great to see bright colours.
  12. Autumn Ring is one of my favourite tracks in Gran Turismo. I really should try to get out and put some laps in on this track. It's too big for our yard, so I might need to go and try a nearby commuter carpark that is empty on a Sunday.
  13. For me it's the Hornet and the Super Champ / Fighting Buggy. I love the straight angular lines of both those cars.
  14. Yes, my original battery for my Super Champ went all melty, it didn't work afterwards. I didn't get a Tamiya pack again, the next batteries were all shrink-wrapped.
  15. I should start work on mine, I got it over a year ago.
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