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Magnums Moustache
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:27 pm
Nice car, Joao, congratulations. Loose steering on these cars can be easily fixed at home with an allen key and a spanner/wrench. Of course, if the problem isn't loose, sloppy steering then you will have to investigate further. What is the steering doing, or not doing?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:00 pm
Thanks, I'm really happy with it, it's a real beauty and it drives great, even the automatic swifts so extreemly softly, never had this with an automatic before.
The steering is very vague, there is a lot of slack in it.

Looks or it's already 40 years old and looks or it his time has come to be replaced.

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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:06 pm
Slack? Easy to fix. Locate the steering box in the engine bay. It will have a large hex nut on top with an allen bolt in the middle. Put a spanner/wrench on the hex nut and undo it a couple of turns. Place the allen key in the allen bolt and wind it in and rhen tighten up the hex nut. Job dobe. There are videos on YouTube showing how to do it and it takes just a couple of minutes.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:10 pm
Thanks, will look into this!!! Smile
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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:40 pm
Very nice Benz Smile
One nice Youtube channel about older Mercedes cars is Mercedessource. The man (Kent Bergsma) has amazing attention to details so I enjoy watching his videos even I don't have a Mercedes-Benz Smile
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I have a car change in the process as well, Suzuki Alto goes out, Kia Rio comes in, should be able to pick it up next monday.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:40 pm
Thanks for the link!

A Kia Rio is also a nice car, from which year and color is it?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:10 am
Knight Passions wrote:Thanks for the link!

A Kia Rio is also a nice car, from which year and color is it?

Thanks Smile Colour is Urban Blue metallic and model year 2016, a new car. I'll take photos of it when I pick it up and post some here.
The Suzuki Alto was my first new car, got it in 2011.
Here's a pic of the Alto:
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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:24 pm
I'm a big fan of white cars, it looks good on most cars atleast. Smile

Blue is also a favorite color of mine, most of my cars were blue.

Here are some new photos from my convertible.

The engine bay looks like new...

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The Mercedes is in The Netherlands since 2011, it was imported from sunny Spain. Smile

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Re: Your "tic"

on Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:43 pm
I'm not a fan of Mercedes at all but that one look really smart.

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Magnums Moustache
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:51 pm
Yep, that is a nice one. Quality cars through and through.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:52 pm
I don't like this model with four doors, looks like a farmer car then, but the convertible version is really nice looking.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:41 pm
Got the Kia Rio today, here's two pics. This is with 1,2 litre engine with start&stop and LX trimline. Weather was terrible for a new car's first day. Rio is much more quieter car than Suzuki Alto, suspension is also softer and overall feels much bigger car to drive than the Alto.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:57 pm
Brrrrrr...just looking at the pic makes me shiver. Did the heater do its job well?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:01 pm
Magnums Moustache wrote:Brrrrrr...just looking at the pic makes me shiver. Did the heater do its job well?

It did Smile Actually it wasn't that cold, around zero Celsius but wet and dirty roads made me feel sorry for the new car.
When it's really cold, like -30C as it was just a month or two ago, heated seats are great thing to have until the engine warms up and heater will blow warm air to the cabin, all my cars have had them, including this one.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:35 pm
Really nice model, the color looks really good for it, like the rims aswell. Smile

Snow is nice to see, but brings a lot of problems on the road.
I prefer sunshine & palmtrees! LOL!!!
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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:49 am
Knight Passions wrote:Really nice model, the color looks really good for it, like the rims aswell. Smile

Snow is nice to see, but brings a lot of problems on the road.
I prefer sunshine & palmtrees! LOL!!!

Thanks Smile Sunshine and palmtrees, brings immediatly an image of California and Knight Rider in my mind Wink

I was considering to add the new Hotwheels "standard edition" 1/18 KITT to my modelcar collection but buying the 1:1 car kind of blew my modelcar budget Laughing
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:58 pm
Made some new photos from my Nissan that I'm driving now, was nice weather, so no T-tops! Smile

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Re: Your "tic"

on Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:15 am
Nice photos of the Nissan Smile
Got some new modelcars, Kia Rio by Welly, Mazda 323 '82 and Volvo 343 '76, both by Triple9:
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:27 pm
Nice!! Smile

How many model cars do you have?
I also collected them in the past (scale 1:18), had about 75 of them, but then decided to go for scale models 1:1. Smile
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Re: Your "tic"

on Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:17 pm
Knight Passions wrote:Nice!! Smile

How many model cars do you have?
I also collected them in the past (scale 1:18), had about 75 of them, but then decided to go for scale models 1:1. Smile

Thanks Smile Everything included, all scales, modelkits and childhood toycars, currently having 275 items and feeling this is enough. Had even more but sold some of them and I think that I wont add much more models anymore.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:13 pm
WOW, that's a lot!!!

Hahaha...I know that feeling, but before you know you bought several new car models! Razz
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Re: Your "tic"

on Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:30 pm
Something completely different I like to share...

For a four year old boy I had to come up with something for his birthday.
I wanted to make something for him myself and I got a really nice idea.

During the creating process it turned out so great, that even I was impressed by it....and even I liked to play with it! Smile

I made a suitcase from wood, but....with a very big surprice in it!

This is how it looked...(I have to make some new photos from it, I finished it a little more now, but it's still not finished yet)...

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On the other side I made this one...

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What's in it is the biggest surprice!
Everyone who I showed it to, was extremely impressed by it.
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:20 pm
Very nice! Smile The 3D Cars image is especially impressive, looks very complex and detailed image, how is it done, CNC machine / router?
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:02 pm
No, by my own hands! Smile

Will post photos from the inside very soon!!
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Re: Your "tic"

on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:33 pm
This is how it looks now. (not finished yet)...

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And when you open the suitcase! Smile

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