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Offline Retro Andy

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Re: my c5 restoration project
« Reply #15 on: 19, February, 2011 - 05:59:16 »
You will have several wires that are not used that look like they have been cut, but these are if you a horn or indicators fitted, so if aren't fitting any just tidy them away.

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« Reply #16 on: 19, February, 2011 - 08:53:28 »
As Andy says, you get several loose wires at both ends of the loom for horn and indicator kits.  If in doubt, you can check the wiring instructions for the various accessories.They're all shown on Ray Walkers site;
http://www.sinclairc5.com/acc_inst/acc_inst_index.htm

..or the circuit diagrams on our own download section.



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« Reply #17 on: 22, February, 2011 - 17:15:29 »
thanks, done alot over the past few days. de rusted and re painted chassis, cleaned body, fitted new schwable tyres it's looking good now  :) need to get some side decals, new brake cables, new drive belt and power wiring kit. my original battery is going flat after 3 days of no use unfortunately. i also found a BRAND NEW unopened palm treo 90 pda which i bought. (love the early palm os's) had a tungsten t5 for the past 5-6 years but sold that as it was getting quite tired.

will post some pictures of my c5 tomorrow  :)

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« Reply #18 on: 22, February, 2011 - 17:18:43 »
Look forward to seeing some picture, sounds like you are getting on well with the restoration.

Retro Andy.

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« Reply #19 on: 23, February, 2011 - 19:03:01 »
photos now on photobucket  :)

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« Reply #20 on: 26, February, 2011 - 18:15:57 »
absolutely KNACKERED today. got up at 7 and spent 3 hours down the scrapyard, did get a relay and a huge fan motor though  :) have spent the rest of the day reassembling my c5. it's now reassembled! almost complete just need a couple of pod-body connectors. tested it and the microswitch and motor worked but the pod was all lights on. managed to fix this by giving it a good clean. found a spider living inside it! anyway it's all working now however on the motor load indication side when the motor is not activated the 1st and last led's are on. when the motor is activated the green light comes on (and i assume that the others would if the motor was strained.

all i need now is a nice sunny day to go for a test drive

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« Reply #21 on: 26, February, 2011 - 21:06:08 »
Pod is working ok with what you have said.

The other LEDs on that side will light when you start putting a load on the Motor, trick is to peddle fast enough to keep just the green LED lit.   :D

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« Reply #22 on: 27, February, 2011 - 08:06:44 »
Hi the spider was there to switch the leds on and off ....we all have them ....bye Chas
Hope to see it running very soon .......................

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« Reply #23 on: 27, February, 2011 - 14:07:04 »


all i need now is a nice sunny day to go for a test drive

Hey don't wait for a sunny day just go for it such fun !!!! ps keep up the good work :)

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« Reply #24 on: 28, February, 2011 - 19:51:39 »
a day when it's not raining would be nice  ;D

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« Reply #25 on: 05, March, 2011 - 18:48:35 »
had a little test run on friday. Everything worked!  ;D ;D lots of fun. will order a new 18mm drive belt as i had a bit of belt slip. also the original c5 battery lasted approximately 40 minuites so will need a new battery. i shall put up a video of it running soon hopefully

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« Reply #26 on: 22, March, 2011 - 20:32:01 »
new 18mm belt fitted! also the pod is held on now  ;D pictures:





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« Reply #27 on: 22, March, 2011 - 20:39:31 »
Looks Gr8  ;D

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« Reply #28 on: 22, March, 2011 - 20:43:27 »
Looks really great Jonny.
Clocks going forward at the weekend, so more time to go out after work in the daylight  ;D

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« Reply #29 on: 23, March, 2011 - 12:16:47 »
A nice restoration there mate , done yourself proud  :)