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New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:42 am
by Rev Light
It a job that's coming my way next winter

Steve

New purchase Se5

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:07 pm
by Stupopt1
started doing some body prep, it's a messy job
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also found the fuel sender units was knackered, managed to find one from a Triumph Herald almost identical
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been driving it as much as possible inbetween fixing stuff, the overdrive was very lazy to engage, so rechecked oil level and got another half a litre in , so hopefully that was the cause.
I found that on a fast run the fan was on almost constantly, it had a Vauxhall cowl type one on it that was restricting the flow unless the fan was on , so im going to change that for a more generic fan from Ebay, see how that goes.

Also what pressure cap should I have on mine, I can't tell from the existing one what it is ?
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Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 pm
by Stupopt1
it's starting to look presentable, but im not going to get any top coat on before my Lemans trip so will be going in Grey matt
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still got a little more to prep and the interior to go in
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New purchase Se5

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm
by scimjim
Still looks quite high - are they fixed length shocks?

ETA - well done on the body off resto, I’ve seen dozens abandoned over the years.

Further edit - see you in Le Mans :D

New purchase Se5

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:30 pm
by gtcse8
All you Jammy sods going to LeMans can you keep your eyes open for Co Co LeBlanc please.

He has disappeared and I was worried about him.

I know he loves LM and was hoping he would show his face at some point.

New purchase Se5

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:43 am
by Stupopt1
scimjim wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm
Still looks quite high - are they fixed length shocks?

ETA - well done on the body off resto, I’ve seen dozens abandoned over the years.

Further edit - see you in Le Mans :D
yes it's on the standard shocks and springs, I did want to get some coil overs to lower it , but will have to wait until later in the year.

we are staying in a campsite near Arnage village, can't wait, going in convoy with a TVR S3 and a Rover SD1.

New purchase Se5

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 am
by David Tew
Stupopt1 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Also what pressure cap should I have on mine, I can't tell from the existing one what it is ?
That's 9 PSI, standard is 9/10. Many have fitted a 13 PSI instead to raise the boiling point of the system. All the hoses/seals/gaskets need to be perfect if you do this. :wink:

Enjoy LM. I must make the effort once my Coupe is back on the road. :)

New purchase Se5

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 pm
by Stupopt1
Core plug started weeping , so I had a little scrap around with a screw driver and coolant started pouring out !
I had already changed most of them when the body was off, but I hadn't done the 3 at the front that were covered by the timing gear back plate, so that was my weekend sorted :(
still better it happen now that driving down the Mulsanne straight !
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now my expansion tank has a small drip :?

New purchase Se5

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:40 pm
by David Tew
David Tew wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:41 am
All the hoses/seals/gaskets need to be perfect if you do this
............... and the core plugs. :lol:

Well caught!

New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:18 am
by Stupopt1
some more body work done, this grill area took ages to get looking nice
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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:45 am
by David Tew
Looking good. Are you using epoxy primer?

New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 am
by Stupopt1
yes epoxy but from cans so I've been doing one panel at a time, it's a pretty costly way to do it but I don't have much choice.

New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:48 am
by David Tew
Excellent! Cans are expensive but they're great if you're not doing the whole car at once. Saves a lot of gun cleaning :)

New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:16 am
by Stupopt1
after a last minute distributor change and a few tweaks , we made it to Le Mans
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950 miles with just a top up of oil, car ran great, all my hard work definitely paid off
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Unfortunately the Rover SD1 didn't make it , it had to be recovered from just outside Calais

New purchase Se5

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:53 am
by efi_sprintgte
:D great news