This isn't even my final form!

My Ultimate Revvy!
Once upon a time, in the summer of 1998, I purchased a VL2000. Now a days, it's more affectionately known as the Revvy. For those of you following along at home, you know that I can't leave well enough alone and don't believe in living my life stock. Circa 1999, one of the first things I did to my Revvy was add the new fangled X-board. Not feeling that it wasn't enough, at Skyball 2001, I snagged a JMJ Impeller. From there it stayed like that for decades. Using it on and off till I "retired" in 2006 and then came back in 2018. Revvy still being good enough in this state.

This past weekend, I had a nice retro open game day with my 99 STO Autococker but felt like my Virtue IR2 260 was overkill and not very period correct. I swapped to my Revvy and went to work. One of things I noticed was how much I really hated flipping the lid open and snapping it closed. (For some odd reason, I really didn't mind it years ago...) I had to do something about it. 

  • Do I design my own and 3D print it? No. Not today, thanks. 
  • How about doing the old trick of making one out of a garbage disposal flap? While also period correct, I wasn't feeling that either. 

I chose to go with a refined and existing design through the Exalt Universal Speed Feed. 

I pulled 3 screws from the top edge and on just above the battery compartment. Pried the body apart just enough to slide the lid, rod, and lid spring off of the 2 halves and I was ready to put the 4 screws back together. Just in time too... It seems that I have developed a hairline crack on the hinge of the lid! Now all that was left was to adjust the clamping crew out, snap the ring on the opening, and tighten the screw so the whole thing grips the rim. 

With that, I now have my version of the ultimate Revvy!

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