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Offline Lancealot

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #15 on: 21, May, 2011 - 09:31:32 »
Starting to take shape, keep going good work, mate.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #16 on: 21, May, 2011 - 12:40:07 »
Nice to see the car coming up nice.  Waiting to see it totally completed.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #17 on: 25, May, 2011 - 06:20:03 »
Almost done John, everything has been stripped, cleaned, greased etc, electrics checked, hope everything works fine when all back together.





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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #18 on: 25, May, 2011 - 13:05:26 »
Always great to see them back to there former glory - great job Andy !! - look forward to seeing the finished article ! :)

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #19 on: 25, May, 2011 - 16:05:57 »
Well done looking great ....keep us posted .Chas

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #20 on: 25, May, 2011 - 21:51:38 »
I have been testing everything before finishing putting everything back together again and have found that a couple of extra parts are needed, sorted out these with Karl earlier and will soon be here, then I can finish it all off and go for a test run.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #21 on: 04, June, 2011 - 20:57:18 »
Have been away for the week camping, but been finishing off John's C5 today, I have come up against two issue's, the first is that when the motor is running with the wheel off the ground all works fine, but when you try it with the wheel on the ground, it make a terrible noise when trying to turn and the belt comes off and the second fault is the pod isn't lighting up correct up the left
display, I think Karl will bring along some spares next week and help get it up and running  :)
Will add some pictures tomorrow, I think it has come up well.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #22 on: 04, June, 2011 - 23:29:31 »
Have you had the motor / gearbox apart ?  What condition was it in ?

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #23 on: 05, June, 2011 - 07:35:10 »
Yes, had the motor/gearbox apart, cleaned and greased gearbox etc, didn't notice anything wrong, but I plan on taking the motor out and having another look.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #24 on: 05, June, 2011 - 09:59:46 »
Hi Retro Andy,
I found the same fault with a motor I had, it may be the same, so worth a look.

Coming off the motor brushes are two braided wires that then attach to the outer connector. This in turn is then attached to the RED & BLACK power cables. I found one of the braided wires not connected. This gave similar symptoms you are having. I used an old back end of a motor housing / brushes that I had spare but if this is your problem you should get spare from Karl.

Hope this helps

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #25 on: 05, June, 2011 - 11:49:15 »
Many thanks, you might be onto something with that, plus I think I have a spare end from when I restored mine, will try that next.

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #26 on: 05, June, 2011 - 12:08:45 »
Here are the pictures I took this morning, just need to sort the two issue's and all done.











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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #27 on: 05, June, 2011 - 13:13:51 »
Nice one Retro Andy, I am sure John will be very happy with his refurbed C5.

John enjoy!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #28 on: 05, June, 2011 - 17:44:54 »
All ready for the Royal Run   8)

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Re: C5 Restoration for John
« Reply #29 on: 05, June, 2011 - 17:47:18 »
Has that spider been refurbed as well ??  :D