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Karl

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #45 on: 12, November, 2011 - 10:55:31 »
Instructions can be found here ...

http://sinclairc5.com/ Look in "document library"  and then "Accessory Fitting Instructions"

..it may also be worth viewing this link as well ;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1815.0

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #46 on: 03, January, 2012 - 14:49:30 »
I got a new Brake Shoe Kit off Karl at Brooklands on Sunday and fitted it today. The pin/spring that holds the shoes together was extremely fiddly but I persevered and all in all the job took me about 1 1/2 hrs (mostly trying to fit that pin/spring thingy) and now my brakes work again and they don't squeak. They originals worked well until I greased the wheel bearing and they got contaminated with oil.






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Re: My first C5
« Reply #47 on: 04, January, 2012 - 07:58:36 »
I know the fitting of the rear brakes shoes are not that easy of a job, I have a new set, but will fit them only when the old ones are worn out  ;D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #48 on: 04, January, 2012 - 20:49:31 »
I know the fitting of the rear brakes shoes are not that easy of a job, I have a new set, but will fit them only when the old ones are worn out  ;D

Retro Andy. 

...it isn't too difficult, just a very fiddly job .

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #49 on: 21, January, 2012 - 11:21:39 »
I might wait until the royal run when your at hand Karl  ;D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #50 on: 23, January, 2012 - 09:30:06 »
Suggest you strip that thing to the chassis and thoroughly derust it.The metal was, of necessity,only thin to start with.

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« Reply #51 on: 23, January, 2012 - 18:08:13 »
Suggest you strip that thing to the chassis and thoroughly derust it.The metal was, of necessity,only thin to start with.

It is on my list, just haven't got round to doing it yet.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #52 on: 28, January, 2012 - 19:06:27 »
Well, I've been putting it off for a while but I finally took the plunge and bought some paint for the chassis. Put the heating in the garage on at 4, started working at 5 and have the chassis off. Just needs the forks removing and wire brushing before primer, paint & lacquer tommorrow.




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Re: My first C5
« Reply #53 on: 29, January, 2012 - 15:04:56 »
More from today;

Chassis completely stripped before rubbing down


Painted & Lacquered


Close-up of new paint finish


Turned out rather well I think, and if all goes to plan re-assembly should start this evening.

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #54 on: 29, January, 2012 - 16:05:56 »
Can't beat a newly painted chassis  - looks fab - keep up the good work  :) :)

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #55 on: 29, January, 2012 - 17:12:56 »
Looking good, Take the smile of your face............. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

It will get even bigger when you finish................. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #56 on: 29, January, 2012 - 19:22:54 »
It's back together but has developed a probelm where the belt comes off and it becomes very difficult to pedal if the motor belt is connected.

Here's a video;


ETA pictures;



« Last Edit: 29, January, 2012 - 19:31:45 by kamilb1998 »

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #57 on: 29, January, 2012 - 19:39:24 »
And here's some pictures of the build up;





What are these for?






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Re: My first C5
« Reply #58 on: 29, January, 2012 - 19:43:51 »
Having taken a look at the piccies you have the large white cog on back to front, the lip goes on the outer edge....looking at the piccies always helps !


With the cog repositioned (lip outermost) then it should sit further along the axle with the recess towards the motor mount. This will allow everything else to sit further along the axle curing the drivebelt alignment problem and allowing the clutch mechanism to work so should solve the "tight" running issue as well.

Let me know how you get on
« Last Edit: 29, January, 2012 - 19:49:05 by BooBoo »

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Re: My first C5
« Reply #59 on: 29, January, 2012 - 19:51:42 »
Take a look at page 2 of this topic;
http://c5alive.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=156.0

...should help explain what I'm trying to say  ;)