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Old 03-17-2014, 04:29 PM   #331
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Every other canadian tire and Napa stores around here had them. I remember playing with them when I was little lol. Pretty sure they were only hand crank, to prove the "Lucas" side moved more smoothly.
Ya Travis..playing and turning the hand crank...
I just checked and these are still the same ones being offered by Lucas wholesale today, probably updated somewhat,new brochure etc..
And guess what ..One of my Lucas dealer friends has a new one in box sitting in the warehouse, and I will be the new owner soon! YES!
Now the question is can I somehow turn it into an battery operated electrical one?
Will look at that once I have it in hand.

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you want to plug it in or put batteries in it and switch it on and off
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:08 PM   #333
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I had thought about using it as a portable display when at car shows etc.
So a battery operated or a 12V system would probably work well.
And I could still make it work at home on top of my 1:18 scale model show cases.
I am wondering if I could leave the manual cranks in place and do something from the back.
It may best best just to leave it alone as stock..I'm not sure yet.
What did u have in mind?

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That is very nice work Jason..how does it sound now..??
Camera... look forward to see that working....
Is there any place up front u may consider installing USB charging as well?
After watching your video I think I need to unkink my neck LOL...
art, sounds good. apart from the popping left rear speaker. ive got a set of alpine 6x9'* im going to put back there anyway. i also discovered that the car has a 9 speaker, not an 8 speaker system. 2 in each front door, 1 in each rear door 2 in the rear deck, and one in the dash in the center of the defroster where the black piece swoops back in the center.


3 more than the old car!

as for the front usb ports, im contemplating either putting one near each seat heater button or one in each door in the window switch bezel. id prefer the door. only issue there is finding a 12V key on source.
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You're better off going with the dash. You can use the heated seat as your 12v key on source
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I had thought about using it as a portable display when at car shows etc.
So a battery operated or a 12V system would probably work well.
And I could still make it work at home on top of my 1:18 scale model show cases.
I am wondering if I could leave the manual cranks in place and do something from the back.
It may best best just to leave it alone as stock..I'm not sure yet.
What did u have in mind?

was thinking find a cheap moving toy or radio controlled car at a yard sale, then take it apart, then you got motor with a switch, plug, and battery box. then just adapt the motor to the handle by gluing a gear or pulley setup on it. if you want to put it in yout car or house there will normally be some sort of voltage conversion necessary
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hobby rc motor should work fine. most of them run off of about 6-8 volts. 4AA batteries should work well.

(used to own a few nitro rc cars and a couple electrics)
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as for me, i just dumped 2 tsp of epsom salt in each cell of the battery that came with the new PA. after ten minutes of radio, it wont start. and i need a battery to put in the old car as i am keeping my optima yellow top when i sell it. we'll see if it works or not.
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..Jason, I think u are suppose to boil distilled water first, then add epsom salt until fully dissolved, then add that to the battery...
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Yesterday was a really nice 38F here so I got some work done. I replace the return line to the PS pump, drained all the fluid and put in new PS fluid. I also replaced the brake fluid and bled the brakes.

Resonator and ubend delete. No more drone anymore. That is really nice.
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I cleaned the coolant bottle.
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Pretty productive day if I say so.
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