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Dave is getting a Sinclair C5, should he fix it up to original condition? Or should he add functionality?

Original Condition. It's a collector's item, it should stay that way.
11 (15.7%)
Add Functionality. It could use updates to the motors and control electronics.
59 (84.3%)

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Online NiHaoMike

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2013, 02:28:43 am »
Upgrade it, but try to make the mods easily reversible.
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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2013, 12:36:19 pm »
Dave, if you haven't seen it, you should check otu http://endless-sphere.com/forums/index.php it has lots of info on this kinda thing.
 

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2013, 02:48:52 am »
Definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY mod it. Making it a practical form of transportation is what Clive Sinclair had in mind -- I believe hacking it into something practical is more in the spirit of the C5 than restoring it.
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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2013, 11:56:04 am »
 

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2013, 06:57:07 pm »
 

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #30 on: December 10, 2013, 11:11:51 am »
You have a bit of work ahead of you Dave.

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2013, 02:18:03 am »
The question should be rephrased: "Should Dave give up his engineer card so he can join the historical preservation society?"

 

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2013, 11:26:35 am »
Dave, you should keep the looks original and maybe add a brushless motor with reverse and a LiFePo battery
 

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Re: What should Dave do with his Sinclair C5?
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2013, 06:36:57 pm »
My address also has "Hills" in it :( Sturmey Archer 3 speed hubs are fairly easy to retrofit, so that'll help both up and down hills.  Disc brakes are also a worth addition!

Define "fairly easy"?
From what I see it looks like it involves welding of some description, that's kinda out of my current skillset.
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2964.0

Welding, meh, it's just glorified soldering. Should get yourself a MIG setup, they even do gasless now (kind of like rosin core solder). Those welding masks with the quick clear eye shields are great and dirt cheap too, used to cost over £500 each back in the 90's. I got me an apron and gauntlets for £5 from ALDI. I highly recommend doing a Eurotorch conversion to any cheapo MIG set too.
 


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