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DIY Holden red motor heater tap

A little while ago I decided to install a heater tap onto a Holden 161 red engine that was in a 1950’s Land Rover. After a few ebay searches I discovered that these were a rather expensive item so I decided to make one out of parts that I had access to. Unfortunately there was…

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Carapark vintage caravan restoration

Some years a go I went searching for a small caravan that I could tow behind my Land Rover but also my little Subaru sedan and any other medium sized car that I happened to be driving at the time. I was after something small with plenty of head room which was wide enough to…

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Brass pinhole camera

I saw a cardboard pinhole camera in a shop window on the way home one night, for some reason the thing really appealed to me. After some googling I saw the Dirkon pinhole camera and found the design to be insanely cute, however cardboard seemed insanely flimsy and in no way painful enough to construct….…

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PAL 50hz Sega Nomad modification

After some fiddling around I managed to modify my trusty old nomad to output a true PAL 50hz signal so that I can play my Australian and European games on it. This was done by firstly changing the pins on the CXA1645P/M so that it outputted PAL colour this was done by changing pin 7…

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Split Cam flash modification

This shows the process of adding a flash shoe to your split cam using simple components and a minimum of effort. The first thing to do is remove the front of the split cam by removing the screws inside the film bay. This shows the mechanics of the Split Cams shutter, as you can see…