SE5 project (now the wedding car!) Now MOT'd :D

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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Chgperformance » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:44 pm

Well finally the body is on,

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And on the lift for the night.

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Couldn't quite work out why the body won't sit down fully, got a couple of old bolts holding it up so will get rid of them tomorrow!

Then I noticed th back end,

Wiring loom was caught around the rear bumper support bar :bh

Might just cut fibreglass on the outside, it's going to be less hassle!



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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:56 pm

Should have put another shilling in the meter! :wink:
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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:02 pm

You'll have to explain that to our younger readers Roger. :)


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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Chgperformance » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:11 pm

I remember putting 50p's in the meter on holiday when I was a kid :)



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Re: SE5 project,

Post by AJL Electronics » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:11 pm

A shilling is 12d. HTH.


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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:44 pm

Chgperformance wrote:I remember putting 50p's in the meter on holiday when I was a kid :)
Wow - that's a whole ten shillings! The meter would run a long time for that :lol:


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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Chgperformance » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:53 pm

Right, wiring now free from behind bumper support bar!

Body lined up as far as possible with old mounting holes. Some pics will be uploaded tomorrow of the progress putting it back together :)



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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:08 am

Today's efforts,

Rear is hoovered nod cleaned out, then bolted back down.

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Then the centre console was refitted with the gear selector too. How delightfull it was to fit the cable! :(

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The a few more bits in the engine bay, more on the engine bay tomorrow.

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Re: SE5 project,

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:06 pm

Passenger seat was bolted in today, along with one base squab for the rear, seem to have misplaced one of them?!?!

I gave them a quick clean before fitting. The passenger side is totally bolted down now. 3 bolts in the drivers side and that's done too.



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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by Chgperformance » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:46 pm

Well, erm, I have done some bits to it! Honest!

Done most of the plumbing for the engine, rads in and all the pipes on it. Still trying to find time to put the starter on and the last exhaust manifold. Although, im not quite sure where the starter bolts are now! :(

I have managed to rebuild the rear brakes completely though,

BOTH rear brake adjusters were stripped of their threads. To solve this problem, the PO too the adjuster screw out, packed it with washers and put it back!

My oh my and I thought I had seen everything!



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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Chgperformance wrote:
BOTH rear brake adjusters were stripped of their threads. To solve this problem, the PO too the adjuster screw out, packed it with washers and put it back!

My oh my and I thought I had seen everything!
"They all do that Sir" Steel adjuster in a light alloy body equals electrolytic corrosion, flippin' annoying!



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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:28 pm

I've never had one strip before and they are used on the three wheelers too! I've had them seize beyond use though!



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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by b.c.flat hat » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:06 pm

I had one go the day before an MOT, Sunday, no Halfords near me! Adjusted back brakes for the test, tried them, heard a clonk and the pedal sank to the floor!
When the new ones come they don't include the nuts!
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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by tony.idle » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:57 pm

b.c.flat hat wrote: When the new ones come they don't include the nuts!
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They do - it's just that sometimes they take a short while to appear. :W :shock: :lol:


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Re: SE5 project, - Body on, plumbing begins!

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:58 am

Looks great James :)


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