Hi I'm Dave Jones from the EEVblog, you may have seen my Sinclair C5 video on youtube, currently the #1 search result for "sinclair c5": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS6q27VOTOk That was my friends C5, but now I have my own, just acquired on ebay and turned up today. Paid $250 for it, and these things are pretty rare in Australia it seems. Didn't know much about it from the ebay photos, and well, it's pretty crusty, basically as bad as I expected it could be. I'm curious to know from the experienced restorers how much work is involved in salvaging this? Here are some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eevblog/sets/72157638538856904/ Bare in mind that I've never done anything like this before, and whilst I'm fairly handy, my mechanical skills are pretty limited. I figure this C5 needs a complete strip down, removal of all rust, repainting, and almost a complete restoration. The guy I bought it from said the motor and pod display works, but the motor ran backwards, so he swapped the wires and it now runs forward. It has a custom centre-off switch drilled into the side of the case, I'm guess this might be a reverse switch? Anyway, the wiring does look like it's been modded. Any comments and help appreciated. Thanks Dave.
posted on: 10/12/2013 08:21:44