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Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« on: 23, September, 2015 - 19:14:50 »
Hi I started this restoration a few months ago but put it on hold as I had a c5  to restore for a member

So here it is beaing restored starting with the body

 







Here is the serial number





Also has anyone seen this label on a C5






Ok now started the clean up
















As you can see its come up very nice but a lot of elbow grease but worth it
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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #1 on: 24, September, 2015 - 19:56:57 »
The next thing is to checkout the wiring harness ..




Hi here as you can see that I checked out the harness control. Box and the pod  before fitting the cable as it worked out all seems to be ok but as we know it will a few tests runs .anyway photos here

 

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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #2 on: 25, September, 2015 - 22:13:07 »
Well the harness seem to be ok so  fitted it into the tube on the body






Started to connect the wiring up for the the indicators and the horn






Temporary conected  the indicators to check to see if they work ...also connected the hazard warning switch





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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #3 on: 26, September, 2015 - 13:52:14 »
Everything checked out ok so on with the build









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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #4 on: 26, September, 2015 - 18:28:49 »
Startted on the indicators

















Now checking the indicators with my hazard warning switch Andj as You will ser them arę working great






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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #5 on: 27, September, 2015 - 10:59:19 »
Great to see how its all done and coming along
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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #6 on: 27, September, 2015 - 22:19:50 »
Thanks



Mirrors fitted



















Looking good







So next thing is the chassis build up.







Herę is the hub its an 8 speed






Herę is the gearing that i must chainge to Work what i want .(4 lower then 4 above the standed C5 rangę )




The hub










Started to check it to mąkę sure it is working



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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #7 on: 27, September, 2015 - 22:25:29 »




OK nów for getting the gearing as i want it









Just fitted some old wheel so that i can check the the gearing ..after a while i managed to get what i wanted (4 speeds lower and 4 above the standed C5 gearing ) by chainging the front sprocket to a smaler  one also fitted a larger one on the hub




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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #8 on: 27, September, 2015 - 22:30:16 »


Here is what I will be fitting


Here is what I will be fitting









Right all sems to be ok so started fitting the front wheel ..




All where's fitted













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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #9 on: 27, September, 2015 - 22:40:06 »

Herę is the gearing i wanted



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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #10 on: 28, September, 2015 - 20:59:43 »
Now time to put the body on .Also fitted the motor/drive belt large drive cog brake grips and the gear twist grip ..









On a standed C5 The  pedals go round once and the wheels go around twice ....
But with the hub on gear 1  the pedals go around once and the wheels go around 1.10 times
           :  :              :   ::     2                                                                                        1.25. Times
                                        3.                                                                                       1.5.    Times
                                        4.                                                                                       1.6.   Times
                                       5.                                                                                        2.0.   Times
So on and so on
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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #11 on: 29, September, 2015 - 17:59:45 »
Control box wired up and tested ....






Next thing will be the back bar + the wheel trims will need cleaning then fitting a back brake  light .
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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #12 on: 01, October, 2015 - 19:57:45 »


Ok stickers  on the front and side now on also fitted the front wheel trims + the back bar cleaned sprayed and fitted



All stickers fitted also fitted the front wheel trims









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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #13 on: 08, October, 2015 - 14:54:13 »


Now working on the back brake light










Now just got to fit it the bulb in the rear reflector ..



Ok I have now fitted the back light with a brake light .


The first photo is with the lights on




Sec photo  with the  brake light on



Third photo with the light on and the brake light on



The photos where taken in day light
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Re: Restoring a C5 and fitting a 8 speed hub
« Reply #14 on: 09, October, 2015 - 15:57:52 »
Just cleaned the rear wheel trims but will not fit until the C5 has been on a few test runs