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Welcome To The Forum / New owner
« Last post by martinp on 05, September, 2016 - 14:43:36 »
Seeing as I now have a C5 in my garage, I figured I should introduce myself!

My name is Martin and due to a stroke of good luck, I was given a C5 that had been sat in storage for the last six years. It had been bought via ebay as needing a battery, but the purchaser had never got around to even doing that before it got shoved in a corner and left, so by the time I got it, it was looking a little sorry for itself.

I have the keyswitch, but no key and so I popped some quick release clamps on instead, bought some new inner tubes online, acquired a 75ah leisure gel battery and started having fun. Already it's proven to be a huge hit with anyone who has had a go!

It has all sorts of extra bits and bobs stuck on it and so the next step will be to remove those and give it a good clean. Unfortunately there are some deep scratches where it has been moved from one storage place to another over the years.

Next job is to actually take it out on a measured run and see how far the battery will take me. Even though it's a new leisure battery, it seems to run down relatively quickly so I will have to look into why that might be.

Ironically, I work for Classic & Sports Car magazine and so will be writing about this in the 'Our Classics' reports in the back of the mag, starting with the November issue. Will be an interesting counterpoint to the £million classics that it will have as company in print!





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C5 Support / Re: New Owners Quick Start Guide
« Last post by Lancealot on 02, July, 2016 - 22:18:37 »
Yes always best to do a full strip down and restore especially as they are 30 years old

Chas is the master.....

ta Lance
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Wanted - Sinclair C5 Parts & Accessories / Handle bar cover
« Last post by aceofhearts on 16, June, 2016 - 12:42:40 »
Looking for a good(ish) condition handle bar cover. Mine has been half eaten by mice :D
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Welcome To The Forum / Re: Been a while, hello again.
« Last post by minidaz on 14, June, 2016 - 22:46:10 »
I see what you mean  :(. I remember this being a very popular and busy website /forum, even when Facebook seemed to be taking over, but maybe it's gone down that route too ??
Have to see if anyone else will reply too - still be interesting to know if that modified c5 is in one piece and running, or just gathering dust and looking for a new owner  :)

Just remembered, and checked - it was the C5000, and the Santa Pod 55mph run was back in 2011.
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Welcome To The Forum / Re: Been a while, hello again.
« Last post by GOWEN on 11, June, 2016 - 22:31:39 »
Good luck with getting a reply, it's like a ghost town nowadays...  :(
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Welcome To The Forum / Been a while, hello again.
« Last post by minidaz on 10, June, 2016 - 22:45:07 »
Not signed on for some time, but used to be quite active on here when I owned my c5s. I'm now thinking  of getting another one.
Does anyone know what happened to the modified 'c5' that ran down Santa Pod a few years ago?
It was when c5alive had a stand at the electric vehicle event, and was built, if I remember, by Karl and someone else. Think it hit around 55mph and was a custom build based on a c5.
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C5 Support / Missing stuff to fasten rear brake wheel to the axiel.
« Last post by reality404 on 08, June, 2016 - 15:19:26 »
Hi, I took my c5 apart a few months ago and am now putting it back together. But I can't find the washer and nuts to put the rear brake wheel on. Does any one know what I need and where I could find them thanks.
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C5 Meetings & Events / Brooklands Double Twelve - Sat 18th & Sun 19th June
« Last post by patbrooks on 06, June, 2016 - 09:02:13 »
We are again at Brooklands for the Double Twelve Event

This is a 2 day event and is a great day out for all the family.

We are able to have free entry for 1 C5 rider accompanied by 1 passenger.

If you intend to go and would like a ticket please let me know by email pat@c5alive.co.uk with which day you want to attend before Thursday this week to get free entry, otherwise you will need to pay for entry.

Look forward to seeing you there.
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C5alive Information / Re: A prototype off-roader
« Last post by C5 ENTHUSIAST + RESTORER on 16, May, 2016 - 21:06:41 »
Hi here is the missing photo of the one I made up ....


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C5 Support / Re: USA C5 is Finally Finished!
« Last post by C5 ENTHUSIAST + RESTORER on 16, May, 2016 - 19:41:07 »
Looking great well done all the best Chas
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