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58047 Hotshot 2 months 3 weeks ago #64755

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Flo I sent you the missing spot light. I think you got the car off Martin Bell.
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 3 weeks ago #64759

Yes exact. 
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 3 weeks ago #64766

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The clean up continues.
Well it is about 36 years of crud, old grease and dust to remove.
The motor on these had a black rubber balloon on them to protect them. I think the common condition is that the rubber perishes as mine has, so you get a crusty mess to clean off.
Most parts are on a second clean and scrub and various objects are being employed to get in all the nooks and crannies.
The wheels which I'd painted gold have been sprayed with graffiti remover. I might have a go at peroxide to see if I can whiten them. So that's a job to leave for a while.
Hopefully I can get a bit more done in the week.
The gear box casings are a dilemma, the gear box joints are held in by small c clips. The normal turn of events is that as you try and remove them, they ping off never to be seen again ( yes I could attempt to do this inside a plastic bag ).As I can't even see them particularly well as it is, I'm of a mind to leave them and just clean everything in situ.
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 2 weeks ago #64793

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I managed to get get 2 of the c clips off yesterday !!!
2 more to go 😁.
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 2 weeks ago #64794

Al wrote: I managed to get get 2 of the c clips off yesterday !!!
2 more to go 😁.

Be carefull with those clips...they tend to fly away easily. The use of a magnet will save you long minutes of searching like me 
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 2 weeks ago #64795

I lost them on each resto... :D
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 2 weeks ago #64798

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Got the last one out at lunchtime !!!
It did end up on the floor, but I found it eventually.

Hopefully this weekend I'll get some more time to spend cleaning everything up.

Final bits of gear box casing being degreased.

 

And my first bag of original screws arrived.
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I thought this was a nice detail on the main diff. gears, having Hotshot in the mould.
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 2 weeks ago #64800

Yeahhh the detail. :y:

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58047 Hotshot 2 months 1 week ago #64953

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After a couple of weeks the final original screw bag turned up today, hurrah !!!
So I've got all the screws I'll need to replace the knackered ones.
Hopefully I can start rebuilding soon.
I got nothing done at the weekend because I was on tail end of a cold and I just didn't feel like doing anything.
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