Irish Se6 restoration.

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by FlanFlinger » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:07 pm

I see from the soot on the back wall you're still tinkering with the carbs on the Jensen :lol:


I'm the fella with the MK1 Cavalier soft top that was at the Limerick meet up a few months ago, I've bought the red SE5a that was on DoneDeal a few weeks back :wink:



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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:57 pm

The two closer black spots are the Scimitar, a lot blacker than the CV8 outer ones, as it hadn't run in three years and I'd lashed diesel into the cylinders to lubricate the pistons/rings!

Did you buy from the same man I did in Milltown Malbay?


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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 FlanFlinger » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:56 pm

justfur wrote:Did you buy from the same man I did in Milltown Malbay?
I did indeed, just waiting for lots of parts to turn up to get it sorted :D



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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:14 pm

I am now close to reassembling the suspension and in some doubt as to the orientation of the chassis W/B brackets. I have looked at photos of other cars and there does not seem to be a definitive answer!

As they came off the car, RH side:
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But I don't trust that this is correct, mainly due to the TR vertical link which I found fitted, can someone please confirm? On some cars the bolts are forward of the centre line of the bracket.

I'm now also in need of a lower wishbone because of excess wear on the O/S, why only one? Not sure which one but the numbers on the casting are XAW5186 if anyone has one lying around.....


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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:18 pm

There is a definitive answer but it's different between PAS and manual steering :-)

PAS studs are offset to the rear, manual steering the studs are offset to the front. Along with the top wishbones being reversed and a different trunnion, this gives the bigger castor angle that the PAS cars need.


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:52 pm

Thanks Jim, I have PAS so the brackets are correct.


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

Post by justfur » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:01 pm

Time for an update.

Chassis blasted and dipped:
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Axle blasted and painted:
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:05 pm

Time to bolt on a few things, great fun tapping out the holes after dipping:
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:12 pm

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And now for a bit of sanding, I'm getting attached to the pink :)
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1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by DarrylWebb » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:23 pm

Looking very tidy, Justin.


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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Tue May 16, 2017 11:29 pm

Body is hopefully heading off for a lick of paint after the local show where I've been asked to display it in it's two halves, here's hoping for good weather.

What other options are there when it comes to rear lights, other than the now dubious Romainian ones, as now is the time to make any changes to accomadate an upgade?

I am also missing the four front panels that fit inside the wheels to cover/hide the suspension, does anyone have a set?
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And with it's coat of Rustbusters epoxy paint https://millersoilsireland.ie/epoxy-mas ... sis-paint/
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Justin.

1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by Datsundrew » Tue May 16, 2017 11:55 pm

That's looking fantastic! The galvanised chassis is the way to go.



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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by scimjim » Sun May 21, 2017 5:45 pm

Just linked this to a post on Facebook offering the arch panels for free.


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Current: SE5 (8Ball), TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (G97), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), Sabre/MX5 auto (The Flying Broomstick),
1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
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Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by PeterJeffree » Sun May 21, 2017 5:47 pm

justfur wrote:
I am also missing the four front panels that fit inside the wheels to cover/hide the suspension, does anyone have a set?
I have a set, or at least what looks like a set - take a look at the photo on the RSSOC Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5102321 ... 3710756726
Let me know if they are what you need



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Re: Irish Se6 restoration.

Post by justfur » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:07 pm

Dragged the whole lot to my local show a couple of weeks ago, luckily it was only a few miles.
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Finally finished the last of the sanding, all the brown is now gone to God!
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Cleaned out what was rattling around inside the bonnet, I don't know if I've found a new species of vermin in Ireland that gathers wire mesh to make it's nest, or is this something that Relaint put inside the bonnet cavity?
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Justin.

1976 SE6 no.49 See more here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147918531 ... 463353942/

1963 CV8 Mk1 no.10
1967 TR4A

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