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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:11 am

Hi, Im Paul from Sheffield,
ive recently aquired a '71 Manual White Se5, its in need of full restoration as it was sat in a garden for a number of years, luckily it seems pretty much complete, the odd badge is missing.
Has the origonal engine, Laycock overdrive, and a lot of rat droppings and a rotton sump.
I expect to be doing a full chassis rebuild,
its currently hidden away in a mates garage so I cant work on it till the list of projects ive got on goes down a bit! :shock:



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:17 am

Welcome, Paul!

Would this be ALU per chance?


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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:06 pm

Nah its NPX

would love to find out a little more about the car, as this will let me judge what to do with it.

options currently are -
Full Resto with some of the nicer period mods & mild engine tuning (cam, Carb(s) etc.
Body / chassis Resto with throttle bodies on the warmed up engine and brake upgrades.
Body / chassis Resto with a modern engine.

Given im thinking of doing the HERO Le-Jog Event in it, Option #1 will probally be the one.

also did SE5's ever come with power steering? or am i gooing to have to get inventive :idea:



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:18 pm

MGF EPAS column fits well by all accounts - Peter Freeman on here has done a couple from memory?


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Post by PaultheWall » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:20 pm

hmm might be an option. might have to keep it "used in period" type, Engine driven pump, ram retro fitted on the rack, or just go to the gym a bit more.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:08 pm

Welcome to the forum, Paul! :D I look forward to hearing more about the car.

On the subject of steering, it may be worth seeing if there's somebody local with a car that you could get more of an impression from, as if you don't go too wild on wheel and tyre sizes, you may find it's not too bad? Your existing car may not be very representative if it's got neglected, dry, joints in steering and suspension, and old tyres?


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Post by Scimher » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:19 am

Having got the same model am just wondering whether there have been any developments...??



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