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Thread: 5exi getting some TLC

  1. #1 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Bought this car in April and subsequently took it off the road for some work.
    Jobs done so far:-
    Refurbished the wheels, adjusted and modified the gear selector and linkages, stripped out the interior, de-rusted & painted the floor, polished out some bodywork sun damage, removed and stripped the dash and currently revisiting the heater ducting/controls/cables.
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    Nice to see a post about a 5exi.
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  3. #3 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    I'll second that.

    Lots of progress - do we get a full car shot soon??!
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  4. #4 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Good to see parts of a 5exi.
    How about the whole car?
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    Hi, sent you a PM
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  6. #6 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Interesting to see a different challenge,

    can you explain the fan shape drawings please.

    Just curious really.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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    Thanks David.
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  8. #8 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    Ben Caswell. The "fan" drawings was just the working out of the pivot points I needed to change/consider when understanding the amount of throw I was getting at the gear lever. It was HUGE! Loose cable mountings didn't help but after sorting these and improving cable rod alignment (as some were working at quite extreme angles), I realised that I had to make further mods.
    By changing the pivot height for the cable at the back of the bulkhead and cutting the gearstick down by 58mm (re-threaded after of course) I got a gear nice selection going on...
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    This was the car when I picked it up. More up to date photos to follow after I have finished phase one refurb.
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  10. #10 Re: 5exi getting some TLC 
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    I am sooo jealous, no not of the car but you have a hairbrush under your steering wheel, that must mean you still have Hair!!!
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