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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by DARK STAR » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:44 pm

Tim, you forgot the :mrgreen:

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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by AnotherTim » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:47 pm

:mrgreen:



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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Crowther » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:47 pm

Welcome! It looks like a winner to me. You've even got the chrome strips on the sides.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Elizabeth's dad » Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:29 pm

Looks a good project to me. Welcome to the fold.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:57 pm

Crowther wrote:Welcome! It looks like a winner to me. You've even got the chrome strips on the sides.
yes but the side GTE badges have gone, also the badges on the front wings ? do you know what they said would it be '3.0 litre' ?


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:11 pm

On the Se5 the front wing badge would say "3 LITRES" :) (I presume they were still used, even with the trim strips?)


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Lukeyboy46 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:18 am

Welcome, glad to see this car rescued!


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by GeoffTE » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:28 am

Roger Pennington wrote:On the Se5 the front wing badge would say "3 LITRES" :) (I presume they were still used, even with the trim strips?)
Yes they were :wink:


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New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:23 am

Great news , I got the engine started yesterday without too much problem,
I still need to change a few things and service it but for a small run it was fine.

one question - oil pressure , can it be too high ?
I think the book says 50lbs/sq in, mine is reading 75..... is this a problem ?
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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by AnotherTim » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:42 am

Might be a third party oil filter. Get a Motorcraft EFL90 (<?) on it, and change the oil so you can be sure it's fresh SAE 20W/50.

It does look high. Is that at warm/hot idle?



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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by scimjim » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:50 am

75 cold is fine as long as the PRV stops it going any higher.


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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by Corky » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:52 am

I'd wait until you've serviced it and run it up to temp a few times before worrying. It's not high if that's a cold reading.

There are a few things that could cause a high reading, inaccurate gauge, relief valve in the oil pump etc.

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New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:45 pm

I needed to replace the fuel tank straps as one had rusted through, so removed the tank, the good news is the fuel tank is stainless.
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the bad news is I have found some rust behind it on the box section where the rear bumper support bolts up.
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it look s a bit worse thank it is, but my question is can you get the rear bumper support out with the body on ? has anyone done it ? as I'd like to replace it while I've got the fuel tank out.
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Re: New purchase Se5

Post by scimjim » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:10 pm

Nope, afraid not unless you're happy cutting holes and reglassing?


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New purchase Se5

Post by Stupopt1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:06 am

Finally, after 3 nights undoing 40 year old rusty nuts I've managed to get the old front cross member off
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Unfortunately I had to cut through one of the bumper brackets to get to one of the nuts but will have to replace that.
Will feel much better when the new ones back in.

Now to tackle the rust at the back near the rear bumper bar.
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