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by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Indeed. I did think I ought to check if it's just through the FG or to metal. Likewise the rather hokey harnesses, which appear to be correctly affixed but again something I intend to check before it sees any more tarmac. There's a lot to do. I'm going to start by nibbling at the edges on easy cosme...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Just to be absolutely sure though, I'm going to have it on my lap if I do need to drive anywhere.

; D
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

It does secure in the back. It doesn't look it in the pics because I took it out to mooch, and haven't put it back. There's a fixing bolt been put in there, and the net to hold it down... the net also fastens down. I'm not planning on driving this until it's a known quantity to me and I've spent a b...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Absolute Beginner
Replies: 50
Views: 3664

Re: Absolute Beginner

Right. Thank you. So I guess what I need to do is remove the hose, clean up the nozzle, and hope like hell I can see a mills pin sticking out, saving the day. And if not, it's time to get jiggy with a drill.
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

scimjim wrote:New ones available in stainless for £600/700.
Well now, mine suddenly look absolutely fine to me.

:D
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

What size and profile are they? Has the body been removed at some time? I was told "We had the body off" so I assume it has been off. Looking at the side view now, I think both front and rear wheels look too forward in the arches. This could be the biggest bogeyman of the car. I'll worry about this...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

You could refit the standard grille? Cover the holes too because it'll muck up the underbonnet air pressure and the only thing it cools is the spare tyre :-) Spare is not under the bonnet at the moment as the standard plate is missing and it has a basic fabricated piece in there. I will probably ke...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

The hatch hinges on a steel bar that goes the full width of the hatch, you can only see the outer few inches as its bonded into the roof. If it siezed and shears off you're looking at an awkward fix. Ah right. I'm guessing this will be case, otherwise the hinge wouldn't be off. I might need to find...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

The rectangular plates are load spreaders - the two bolts are holding the bodyshell to the suspension towers - you don't want any movement there obviously. Is it common to find they've bowed? and what's the best course of action to take? If there's a thread about it I can check it out there. Don't ...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Okay thanks... is there a thread on the forum that already details this that could get me up to speed on what I should be looking for and also what I can do to remedy it?

I am completely new to this so any guidance at this point appreciated!
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

1. Get that fuel pipe off right now! It is a fire just waiting to happen. Replace all your fuel lines with either genuine Gates R9+ or Cohline Biohose. 2. The missing piece of fibreglass should be bonded back in using conventional techniques. Small brackets with self tappers to locate it, then fibr...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

All in all, there's a lot to do, but for what she cost me, she's a fairly handsome, if somewhat rough old bird to be flouncing about in and fixing up slowly.

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by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Interior is way off respectable, but live-able for the time being. After three years in my last car it feels positively luxurious in there. Need to figure out what lurks behind a load of silver, stick on 'rattle trap' covering and see how I might rebricate or fit a replacement vertical piece to the ...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

The chrome-work (what's eft of it) in general isn't three bad. I have no rear bumper at all so will be looking for a neat solution to that. The fronts will either need rechroming, painting a tactical colour (might look good in black if I can match to the car) or replacing with new ones if such thing...
by AnotherTim
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Se5a Rolling rejuvenation project
Replies: 1105
Views: 55160

Re: SE5a FKV100L - Rolling rejuvenation project

Windscreen rubber is utter gack. Corner curves are like witches fingernails, and I know why it rained on my leg inside the car on the journey home. It has an enormous hole right the way through on the driver's side. This will have to be replaced in time, but on an old Bedford van I had which had a s...

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