Irish Se6 restoration.

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Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:10 pm

This is my project for the foreseeable future:
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Arrived a few days ago looking like this, previous owner had sanded and filled where necessary. He also made a few brackets for the door hinges which were rotten, there's also a few bits powder coated and I haven't a clue where they go, so plenty of questions later I'm sure.

Engine looks a bit grubby and hadn't run in 3 years, the fuel pump had leaked into the block so I couldn't get oil pressure, even when I took off the dizzy (that was not easy, hammer required :) ). New filter and fresh oil and with a primed pump I risked firing it up......
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:14 pm

While suspended I took a few more pictures:
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Doesn't look too bad, I'll know more once the body is off.

Next task is add a rad and test the box, oh and I'd better hook up some brakes.


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by DarrylWebb » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:23 pm

welcome. I seem to recall that from Donedeal.
I'm at the wrong end of the country but might have a part or 2 if you need.

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:42 pm

Moved :D


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:44 pm

Why is it always so much easier to rip cars apart than put them back together?

Had the engine running for a while, resisted the urge to go for a drive! Overdrive is kicking in and out, gear lever seems to pulse back and forth in second on accelerating and decelerating, although it seemed to improve once things warmed up. Lots of clunking from the rear, probably doesn't help the brakes are half on, will need to investigate the diff and hub bearings. The only oil leak seems to be coming from the filler plug.

The G-box is quite damp with oil, selector seals? Surprisingly she held all her fluids after the test run.

Managed to find all the bolts, some already removed, some rusted through, most yielded to the grinder and two needed 5 minutes with a hacksaw to cut what was left of 40 year old metal.

Bottom of B posts eaten through and seat belt reel bolts the most difficult to remove because the heads are so thin, all eventually successfully out.

Made up my 'pallet' for ease of transporting body with forklift/loader. Quality control officer giving it the once over:
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Started the lift, think I need a stronger piece of timber:
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Help is on it's way to assist for the final stage where any horrors will be in plain view.
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by Diyhell » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:11 pm

Paintwork currently has the look of a giraffe! Good work saving that one - many others would no doubt have been scrapped.

Chassis looks OK underneath? And diff looks painted - refurbished?


SE6a needing lots of work...

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:34 pm

Diyhell wrote:Paintwork currently has the look of a giraffe! Good work saving that one - many others would no doubt have been scrapped.

Chassis looks OK underneath? And diff looks painted - refurbished?
Diff is just soaked in oil!

Progress has been made, I'll let the pictures do the talking:

You can see where she left her mark, nothing like shifting a bit of carbon.
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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:38 pm

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This is the only hole I can find:
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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:40 pm

And the near side:
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And the other known weak spot:
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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by greeny » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:16 pm

Looks like a good one!!


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by DarrylWebb » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:15 pm

That looks fantastic. Put the body back on now :)


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by Diyhell » Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:30 pm

Wish mine looked so clean!


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:28 pm

There's a galving plant a few miles from me so will be taking it down there for a blasting and dipping, if the price isn't too steep. Engine and box now out, another few days and it'll just be boxes of bits!!


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:17 pm

Chassis is now back from it's zinc bath, was advised to wrap bolts in PTFE tape and thread into captive nuts but that did not make life any easier! All bolts now out and holes chased with appropriate tap and if too damaged I went up a size (especially the fuel tank captive nuts!)
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Started with the brake calipers, vapour blasted (due to rust in the dirt seal rebate) and powder coated
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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:21 pm

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SS pistons are waiting to be fitted, hopefully won't take as long as it did to remove the old ones and a lot cleaner :D
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
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