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SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi I started this restoration a few months ago but put it on hold as I had a c5 to restore for a member So here it is beaing restored starting with the body Here is the serial number Also has anyone seen this label on a C5 Ok now started the clean up As you can see its come up very nice but a lot of elbow grease but wort it .
posted on: 23/09/2015 17:59:40

Charliesgarage posted:

Okay Chas, what's your secret cleaning solution. I have not been able to find a product named"elbow grease" here in the states! Previously I used a bleach abrasive product call Soft Scrub. But, my results were no where near as good as yours.
posted on: 23/09/2015 19:51:21

Karl posted:

Hi, post #2 made me chuckle. Elbow Grease is an idiom for working hard at manual labor. It is a humorous reflection of the fact that some tasks can only be achieved by hard effort and human energy, contrasting with the idea that there should be some special oil, tool or chemical product to make the job easier. I always keep a jar of the stuff under my kitchen sink. Av phun.
posted on: 24/09/2015 07:16:25

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Karl I thought it was a joke ... Bye Chas
posted on: 24/09/2015 07:25:03

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

The next thing is to checkout the wiring harness ..
posted on: 24/09/2015 07:28:27

Karl posted:

Hi Chas, I also took it to be a joke, but one never knows. I've worked together with the Americans for for about 7 years, and have been surprised when they haven't understood what I considered to every day English, plus the same thing vicy verca. Cheers. Karl.
posted on: 24/09/2015 09:27:14

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Also fitting one of my safety wiring kits Hi here as you can see that I checked out the harness control. Box and the pod before fitting the cable as it worked out all seems to be ok but as we know it will a few tests runs .anyway photos here
posted on: 24/09/2015 19:04:39

Charliesgarage posted:

Yes, I was having you on, a bit. But, I'm serious about how to get such great results with my plastic body. I was thinking of pàinting it until I saw how yours turned out. (Elbow Grease now in the Marmite section of your local market) I just can't help it! Charley
posted on: 24/09/2015 19:43:03

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Charlie ok I need some more so I know where to find it thanks . Anyway all I use is White CIF cream cleaner and dish washer sponge cleaners ...if there are some stubbin marks I use a very fine sand paper 500 grit ... Then use a higher grit , Bye Chas
posted on: 24/09/2015 19:53:16

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Well the harness seem to be ok so fitted it into the tube on Started to connecting the wiring up for the the indicators and the horn Temporary conected the indicators to check to see if they work ...also connected the hazard warning switch " />
posted on: 25/09/2015 21:25:47

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Everything checked out ok so on with the build Also fitted a horn and one of my hazard warning mods
posted on: 26/09/2015 13:07:21

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Startted on the indicators Now checking the indicators with my hazard warning switch Andrzej as You will ser them arę working great As the indicators arę working i fitted two small bleepers the come on when the indicators arę on .
posted on: 26/09/2015 17:19:07

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Mirrors fitted R Looking good So next thing is the chassis build up. Herę is the hub its an 8 speed Herę is the gearing that i must chainge to Work what i want .(4 lower then 4 above the standed C5 rangę ) The hub Started to check it to mąkę sure it is working
posted on: 27/09/2015 18:04:03

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Here is what I will be fitting OK nów for getting the gearing as i want it Just fitted some old wheel so that i can check the the gearing ..after a while i managed to get what i wanted (4 speeds lower and 4 above the standed C5 gearing ) by chainging the front sprocket to a smaler one also fitted a larger one on the hub [ [
posted on: 27/09/2015 18:15:39

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Right all sems to be ok so started fitting the front wheel .. All wheels fitted
posted on: 27/09/2015 19:16:39

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Herę is the gearing i wanted
posted on: 27/09/2015 21:55:17

Doc Holliday posted:

posted on: 28/09/2015 10:52:08

Doc Holliday posted:

And a nice truing stand =d>
posted on: 28/09/2015 11:09:20

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi thanks it was just something i put togeather for my sons bikes
posted on: 28/09/2015 16:01:22

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Fitted the body to the frame now it's time to connect the the handle bar push buttons gear twist grip then connect the twist grip cable to the hub All of the above has now been done as you will see Motor large drive cog + new 18mm belt fitted The gear cable fitted to the hub and now working here are the results On a standed C5 The pedals go round once and the wheels go around twice .... But with the hub on gear 1 the pedals go around once and the wheels go around 1.10 times : : : :: 2 1.25. Times 3. 1.5. Times 4. 1.6. Times 5. 2.0. Times So on and so on
posted on: 28/09/2015 19:44:15

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Control box wired up and tested .... Next thing will be the back bar + the wheel trims will need cleaning then fitting a back brake light .
posted on: 29/09/2015 17:20:01

Dan posted:

Looks like you´re going to town with the accessories and mods on this one It´s a very neat restoration, well done!
posted on: 29/09/2015 18:09:09

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Thanks Dan not long now . Then I need to sell one as I have run out of room .. Chas
posted on: 29/09/2015 18:32:39

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

All stickers fitted also fitted the front wheel trims
posted on: 01/10/2015 19:31:07

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Now working on the back brake light Now just got to fit it the bulb in the rear reflector ... As you will see in the first photo I have put the LED light in the reflector and switch on the lights . Photos to follow And the second photo with the brake light on the same LED .
posted on: 04/10/2015 13:17:22

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Ok I have now fitted the back light with a brake light . The first photo is with the lights on Sec photo with the brake light on Third photo with the light on and the brake light on The photos where taken in day light
posted on: 08/10/2015 12:43:04

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Just cleaned up the back wheel trims But will not fit them until the C5 has been on a few test runs
posted on: 09/10/2015 15:13:02

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Boot cleaned and will be fitted later
posted on: 10/10/2015 10:53:17