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Offline vanpeebles

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New owner with one to restore!
« on: 10, November, 2010 - 17:25:51 »
Hello there, first time C5 owner. I've been a big Sinclair fan since the spectrums in the 80's. Currently pottering about with some QL's.

I finally saw a C5 locally in the North East at a bargain price and couldn't resist. An early xmas treat. It needs a fair bit of work and a damn good clean, should be good fun.  ;D


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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #1 on: 10, November, 2010 - 17:31:01 »
Welcome to the Forum ...

That one looks in pretty good condition and will look great after a bit of a clean.

If you need any help just ask, loads of people on here always willing to help.

Where are you located ??

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #2 on: 10, November, 2010 - 17:35:30 »
County Durham area. Most of the wiring is none existent and there's no battery, pod or ignition system etc. It does have the motor though and the control box underneath.

Can't wait for the weekend to see what's what. So far I know it's an 85 model made in Feb.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #3 on: 10, November, 2010 - 17:43:49 »
You can always use the single relay method to get it going.

I am sure someone will send you the link on here , i couldn't find it.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #4 on: 10, November, 2010 - 18:04:50 »
Think you got a bargain there for £130.00 to far away for me but like plod says theres alot of helpfull advice and people on here welcome to the c5 world marc.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #5 on: 10, November, 2010 - 18:07:23 »
Hey welcome - your in the right place any probs someone will know - enjoy ! :)

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #6 on: 10, November, 2010 - 18:09:29 »
Many thanks, it was nice to see one local for a change!

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #7 on: 10, November, 2010 - 19:37:02 »
Welcome to the forum, please keep us up to date with the retoration progress

Retro Andy.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #8 on: 10, November, 2010 - 20:57:05 »
The first job will be a scrub down using a mild solution of water and Bilt Hambers Surfex HD. Which is a great biodegradable degreaser and cleaner.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #9 on: 11, November, 2010 - 09:31:56 »
What condition is the chassis in? I bet it will need a thorough wire-brushing then painting with Fertan and then re-finishing in Hammerite smooth grey or similar

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #10 on: 11, November, 2010 - 10:32:58 »
It doen't look too bad but it will need a wire brush off. I'll be using Bilt Hambers Electrox zinc primer, then a random top coat then Dinitrol 445 which is like a matt finish plastic anti stone chip coating. It's worked well on other projects.

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #11 on: 11, November, 2010 - 14:07:08 »
Hi there, welcome to the forum,

I bought mine a few weeks ago also without the electronics. Just the engine and the connection with the battery. It works fine like that. If you like I can send you some pictures how it is connected

here is a global one. As soon as the weather is better (it is storming over-here) I can make some more clear pictures what makes it more clearly.

Frank

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #12 on: 11, November, 2010 - 22:22:18 »
Good to see another new member on the forum, and that it is all ticking over nicely while I was putting my feet up in a posh hotel in Antwerp  :P

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #13 on: 12, November, 2010 - 08:15:06 »
I would like to see further pics of that engine only mod, and thanks booboo I hope you have some nice beers to keep you company  ;D

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Re: New owner with one to restore!
« Reply #14 on: 12, November, 2010 - 11:13:11 »
Ok VanPeebles, there we go.

I hope you still have the control box, 42 on the parts list

The Black (minus) cable is connected to the side of the engine and is split so you have another black (negative) wire,  for the lights, horn, etc.)

The red batterycable is connected to the control box
this is the thick red one on the left upper corner.(on the picture here) There you see a grey cable as well, it goes to the power-on switch on your steer. The upper left red wire is also connected to the left under connector, (the red connector wire with the blue band). And the yellow wire (right under)goes to the other side of the power-on button( as a return from the grey one) on the steer. On the right up side of the control box is the connection wire to the positive pole of your engine.
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Remember, I did not make this myself, I just give you the pictures to show you how it is connected in my old C5.
Anybody with more understanding of this matter is welcome to reply or clarify. Better before you try it  ;D
I hope you get some help out of this explanation. My technical English is not so good.

Lots of succes

Frank