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SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi here are the photos of the mod that I have made as a kit ...thanks to Pep But as you see its not quiet finished yet and it will be a week or two before they are finished and for sale ....Thanks again Pep
posted on: 23/10/2013 13:49:53

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

rear brake
posted on: 23/10/2013 13:54:23

kamztrad posted:

Hi Chas, that looks like just what I need, pls let me know when they are available and how much as I'm definitely in the market for one of those. Kind of Pep to help out with the kit and you to make it up, have to say got the idea for my 3 speed C5 from your earlier conversions, and Pep's restoration looks amazing as do all the projects I've seen that you've done. Proper job!!
posted on: 23/10/2013 14:47:10

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi ok that's 3 sold but as I said they are not finished and need testing but I do not think there will be any problems Bye Chas
posted on: 23/10/2013 15:52:12

dave posted:

Make that 4 how much about chas ?
posted on: 23/10/2013 21:59:44

dave posted:

All we need now is one for the front ?
posted on: 23/10/2013 22:10:17

kamztrad posted:

And if we had one for the other side as well we'd have discs all round, just need ABS system then !!
posted on: 23/10/2013 22:15:41

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi all just to let you know that the Back wheel disk brake mod is now ready for testing And I am looking for someone to fit it to there C5 and test it for me ...(I do not have a restored one ready yet) I will give you all ins and photos on how to fit it .. bye Chas
posted on: 31/10/2013 20:20:50

Dan posted:

Hi Chas,

Dave has informed me he'd be up for testing it but is on holiday and back on Sunday if thats any help?
posted on: 31/10/2013 20:48:36

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dan that's great thanks I do have a couple of kits for testing if you are up for testing Just to let you know that I have just posted your items And I hope you will be able to follow the photos ..(The bolts are long but as long as you use the spring washers and the spare nuts I can sort that out later Bye Chas 1-DAN2 by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr 2-DAN3 by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr Chas
posted on: 31/10/2013 20:56:05

Dan posted:

[quote=SINCLAIR C5 CHAS;1589]Hi there Dan that's great thanks
I do have a couple of kits for testing if you are up for testing

Chas[/quote]

Cool yeah that'd be great, I'm up for testing anything  What do I need to do?
posted on: 31/10/2013 20:59:11

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dan thanks ok ...What I will do is to send you a back wheel that has the disc bolted to it .also the alloy plate + caliper and nuts and bolts bearing cups bearings + tapped nut + the brake bracket that you made .What I would like you to do is put an inner tube + tyre on .I will post some photos asap .. When it has been tested the kit will contain the wheel with disc bolted on the alloy insert + the plate + the caliper + the brake bracket and nuts/bolts to fit it + the 2 bearings and cups .You will also have to fit the brake cable . The buyer will have to send me there wheel + the bearing cups Fitting time about 30 mins Chas
posted on: 31/10/2013 21:26:01

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dan just posted your kit ...
posted on: 01/11/2013 17:41:32

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

And here is the black caliper kit .. 3-back brake DAN by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr 4-back brake DAN1 by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr
posted on: 01/11/2013 17:55:47

Dan posted:

Hi Chas,

Looks very nice, cant wait to test it  The photos are great, I should be able to follow them okay, so I'll return the original wheel/cups/bearings/brake.  I'll remove them all tomorrow.

This will work great on the 24v touchscreen, though will put it on the 12v for now. Just hope the weather is good soon

posted on: 01/11/2013 18:08:15

Dan posted:

Hi Chas,

Got your brake kit today its excellent  I've managed to fit it following the pictures above:





I've never used/installed a disc brake before so you'll have to bear with me

Is there something I need to adjust as the disc/brake rubs when I turn the wheel (brake cable not attached)?
posted on: 02/11/2013 14:09:59

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Dan it looks ok Regarding the disc catching how bad is it
posted on: 02/11/2013 14:19:51

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Can you ring me on ????????? Bye Chas
posted on: 02/11/2013 14:24:39

Dan posted:

Thanks for talking me through those bits Chas, will make the bracket and holes slightly wider.  Have got the C5 back together now and will give the new brake a good test first thing tomorrow morning.
posted on: 02/11/2013 17:43:42

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Ok thanks Dan best of luck Let me know how you get on Bye Chas
posted on: 02/11/2013 17:57:01

C5mick posted:

Interesting project,, I'm all for things that make the C5's safer
posted on: 02/11/2013 23:01:14

Dan posted:

Hi Chas,

Everything went really well with the new brakes Just posted it under this thread, will be trying them out again later in the week:

http://www.c5owners.com/sinclair-c5-forum/yaf_postsm1620_Rear-Disc-Brake-Testing.aspx
posted on: 03/11/2013 16:19:55

dave posted:

Looks fab well done chas
posted on: 03/11/2013 16:57:03

dave posted:

Dan think chas needs a medal for this ?
posted on: 03/11/2013 16:59:30

Dan posted:

[quote=dave;1626]Dan think chas needs a medal for this ? [/quote]

Aye, he certainly does, a project medal for Chas.  The new brake is great, keep up the great work Chas!
posted on: 03/11/2013 17:04:43

dave posted:

Wot about a god medal ?
posted on: 03/11/2013 17:08:44

dave posted:

Fitted it and works great just needed to adjust the pads well done chas will post some pics there on my phone lol
posted on: 07/11/2013 11:31:11

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Thanks Dave looking forward to seing the photo's Bye Chas
posted on: 07/11/2013 13:44:01

dave posted:

Can't wait to test it on the road works great when you spin the wheel only problem I see is I can't can't take it off off to maplins sat to get 4 spade terminals then the 24v touch is done when its running I'll have to take it chas to have a go your about 80 miles away if I'm right ?
posted on: 07/11/2013 23:09:47

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dave I live in Derbyshire ...Let me Know how you get on thanks Chas
posted on: 08/11/2013 08:22:16

dave posted:

Went to maplins and got the bits today fitted them before I went to work got home tonight and said sod it can't wait till the morning and took it for a spin while the roads are quiet and heyho it works great chas what now ? Front 1 to match ? Lol
posted on: 09/11/2013 00:48:59

dave posted:

Don't say I av to take it off and post it bk cos I'm busy now till 2037 lol was going to drill a plate on to hold the reed switch on to get speedo working on the touch ? Works great chas well done noticed the police hele was out hope I'm not on police camerà action lol
posted on: 09/11/2013 01:00:19

Dan posted:

[quote=dave;1739]was going to drill a plate on to hold the reed switch on to get speedo working on the touch ? [/quote]

Does that mean your 24v machine is nearly ready Dave?
posted on: 09/11/2013 06:19:42

dave posted:

yip it is dan just got the reed and magnet to sort out dont no if ive got permission off chas to drill into the plate to mount a bracket to hold the reed switch in place ? dont tell anyone its finished they will all want 1 lol off for a play on the big park at the back lol happy days and the sun is out lol
posted on: 09/11/2013 09:22:43

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi Dave thanks for the photos they look great and it seems to work ok Regarding drilling the plate no problem do as you want to it Also you could keep it on if you wan to buy it after you have tested it with your system on it Bye Chas
posted on: 09/11/2013 09:48:40

dave posted:

Cheers chas any idea how much they going to be ?
posted on: 09/11/2013 13:01:44

kamztrad posted:

Hi Chas, just wondering if you had any idea when the disc brake kit is likely to be available, Cheers kamztrad
posted on: 13/11/2013 19:02:07

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi if all goes well with Dave it will be next week Bye Chas
posted on: 13/11/2013 19:06:13

Dan posted:

I can vouch for how good it is, I won't be going back to the old drum brake. Thanks to Chas
posted on: 13/11/2013 19:08:21

kamztrad posted:

Cheers Chas, you are a legend !!
posted on: 13/11/2013 19:10:29