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PostSubject: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 9:50 pm

Here is another talker repair job I did over the christmas hols.

This is what he looked like when he arrived.

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His talking mechanism was in a bad way. The audio tape had somehow been ripped off the spool,
and I had to drill out the governor weights to get him talking at the correct speed.

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The leg elastic hook was broken off.

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Here he is all complete.
I replaced the cord and gave him a 40th dog tag.

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I've got a few more awaiting repairs (including another two in a box somewhere).

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeMon Jan 11, 2016 11:05 pm

Fantastic work repairing this talker!!!

Most impressive...I just love these restoration jobs!

Brian
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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 2:35 am

Great job! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 6:36 am

Excellent work just fantastic great photos and upload Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 9:59 am

Fantastic ! well done that man !

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 10:29 am

Great job and we'll presented thanks for sharing this cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 12:12 pm

Terrific work Gary! keep up the great restoration work cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeTue Jan 12, 2016 1:05 pm

What would you charge to fix these roughly , I have a couple I don`t think would need as much work .

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSat Jan 23, 2016 10:49 pm

Hi Chip (sorry for the delayed reply) unfortunately due to a lot of other hobbies/time commitments I won't
be providing a repair service.

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSat Jan 23, 2016 11:06 pm

I've been tinkering again. This time I've repaired two of my 40th talkers.

As you may already know the 40th talkers pull cord was very slow to retract and often doesn't retract at all.

When I took one apart I discovered that if you remove one of its gears, it retracts much quicker.

here's how I did it.

After unscrewing the back of the torso I then removed the gear box cover.

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The gears come off easily (you will have to remove one gear to get to get at the one you want. Put the first gear back on again).

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Put the gear box cover back on and put him back together.
putting him back together was the hardest part of the fix because there were so may wires to stuff back in.

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSun Jan 24, 2016 2:52 am

Great tip! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSun Jan 24, 2016 7:39 am

Bloody 40th crap!! All wires and batteries!! Great saves though mate! Imma have to get me an old type talker one day!

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSun Jan 24, 2016 9:10 am

Great guide Gary!, thanks for sharing cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeSun Jan 24, 2016 2:54 pm

Blondeactionman wrote:
Great guide Gary!, thanks for sharing cheers

I can almost feel something about to shoot out and blind me!
Great Resto job, the nearest I got to this was gutting the mechanism
and cursing the whole endeavour !

Very Happy

The talker bodies without the mechanism are perfect for attaching Dragon arms
If anybody's looking for an alternative use, the 2 sides of the Torso clamp perfectly
Around the posts of the attachments, they have more posability and are great replacements.
You'd be surprised how good they work!

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeThu Oct 20, 2016 7:00 pm

I also have a talker like this but like yours, the post that the legs attach to has broken off - how did you attach the legs when the post has snapped? I have tried drilling into what was left of the plastic and putting a metal rod in to attach the legs to, but it couldn't take the pressure from the elastic and just snapped off! Any help appreciated!

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PostSubject: Re: Talker repair   Talker repair Icon_minitimeFri Mar 24, 2017 12:46 am

Great Work Gary! I Wish I had your Skills. I tried to repair my talking AT Commander that was just talking a little Slow and Totally Wrecked It! No Someday I need to find a Good Talking torso for him and just Replace it. The rest of the Joe is in Great Shape. Very Happy

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