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  1. 5160 rides again

    The 5160 has been restored to good health.

    The case has finally been filled and sprayed. Pantone 413U seems to be a reasonable match, it has that greenish tinge but seems quite a bit lighter, however after sanding down the case it became apparent that the original paint was very very dirty so it might be spot against a new machine. For the bezel I used some BMW mini pepper white spray and that looks reasonable too.
    Due to the extensive damage to the metal case, it lost a lot of ...

    Updated August 4th, 2020 at 09:34 AM by Gary C

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  2. What a difference a day makes

    I have been trying to repair the corroded tracks of my Quadboard, but there are more than I originally thought. Having a look at ebay has bought a ram bare clone board to my attention for a very keen price. Given I have all the correct chips, its probably worth trying to see if that card will work first.

    Bezel of the 5160 has been glued and filled and now to spraying. I have found a great colour match in BMW mini pepper white but its the finish that might be difficult. I have given ...
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  3. Projects building up again.

    A couple of months ago, I was worried that I was running out of projects, not now.

    My XT 5160 is a bit battered, but the bezel is glued back together and the case has been hammered back into about the right shape. Just need some car body filler to remove the surface defects then it will be time to paint. Not sure how to make the splatter, might experiment with nozzle modification of rattle cans. Reading up, a nozzle fitted with a short straw can be used to create a splatter.
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    Updated July 21st, 2020 at 09:53 AM by Gary C

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  4. World of IBM, Intel multibus plus a new PDP 11 !

    My PCW9512 is sort of working and the Gotek is installed and was at a bit of a loss what to do next

    I managed to obtain a rack mount Micro PDP-11/73 that will need some care before powering up, but also saw a basket case 5160 on Ebay that was near enough to go and pickup, so went for it and now its mine

    The front bezel is split in two and the case is bent on the right hand side, just where the Hard Disk is , so that unit is very suspect, but hey ho.
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  5. Tandy 2500 SX/20 and Tandy 4825 SX restoration thread

    I just dug out my old Tandy 4825 SX and want to max it out. Can anyone tell me what the largest hard drive this will support natively? Also could I use an AMD 5x86-P75 with it? There doesnít seem to be a way to change the FSB from 25 to 33MHz, but I canít remember if this vintage machine would just adjust automatically.

    Thanks!
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