getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:49 am

Chavtastic wrote:That would probably be a quicker job done over the weekend by removing the rear suspension.

If it were me I'd:

Put it on axle stands
Unbolt calipers, bottom shock bolt, 4x body bolts
Remove rear suspension with wheels attached
Wire wheel it all
Paint with hammerite smooth brush-on (get 2.5L off eBay)
Change bushes as required
Refit


I was thinking about that.....seems the better idea....it's just getting it bolted back up that bothers me mate.

Plus I noticed while cranking the engine the RPM on the gauge don't move at all....New crank sensor.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by DanSE4 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:47 am

Chavtastic wrote:That would probably be a quicker job done over the weekend by removing the rear suspension.

If it were me I'd:

Put it on axle stands
Unbolt calipers, bottom shock bolt, 4x body bolts
Remove rear suspension with wheels attached
Wire wheel it all
Paint with hammerite smooth brush-on (get 2.5L off eBay)
Change bushes as required
Refit


What he said! :D

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:26 am

Awesome pictures there.......Looks like that's the way to go.......if I can grow a set and be brave lol
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:28 pm



This is true....I can shot blast small stuff at work...but out new blaster is not big enough.....the old one would have done it....in bits through.

Should the RPM needle move when cranking ?
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:55 pm



Mine stays rock bottom.....never moves.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by rips » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:27 pm

Chavtastic wrote:Paint with hammerite smooth brush-on (get 2.5L off eBay)

I would not choose hammerite. It will peel after some time. There are more robust coatings out there.
POR-15 is more resilient.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:21 am

rips wrote:
Chavtastic wrote:Paint with hammerite smooth brush-on (get 2.5L off eBay)

I would not choose hammerite. It will peel after some time. There are more robust coatings out there.
POR-15 is more resilient.


I'll use anything I can get my hands on at the moment.....Lol just wish it would start....only if I knew what was the issue and be able to sort it out....need to check the timing marks to rule out the timing belt idea....I'm not too fussed at the moment as the car is safe and dry.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:47 pm

Lol this is true....! :-D wish u were close tbh

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by Chavtastic » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:25 pm

I'd leave Nottingham :lol:
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:00 am

Chavtastic wrote:I'd leave Nottingham :lol:


Lol I would soon track you down....I know your drive way very well due to your parts listings on ebay lol
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:48 pm

Bit of an update......While I`ve had time here n there...i goto work underneath....wire brushing and rust proofing...yeh i know its a no runner but its my non runner lol...

Before...it was rusty and was a Advisory on the mot...rear suspension components corroded...not no more....

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Almost down one side....

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Took off the side skirt to see if there was any work needed to be done....

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only to find that it was really clean.....now i know from the history that the skirts were removed and replaced by the previous owner as the old ones looks shabby.

Petrol tank straps were removed and shot blasted at work...and painted...

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Crusty Exhaust hanger...

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After a two min cycle in the shot blaster

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Crusty heat petrol tank shield...

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In the blaster....

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After though...it was a but worse for wear....duel skin heat shield had rusted badly...

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rear end....not much metal left.....only just usable....will make a new one asap at work....but for now a few washers will hold it.

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New rear brake hoses on order....and copper line and flare kit to go with it....from flexi hose to caliper will be replaced.
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:57 pm

rear hanger painted 20,000 times lol and re fitted...

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And the Callycave....

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Home time...!

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by rich30mex » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:33 pm

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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by sealeysonic » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:11 pm

plenty to do....but its getting there....Charged to battery up as i use that for led lights at the cally cave....lol tried to turn it over and the fuel pump solenoid just buzzes...and engine dont turn over....(did a wiggle of all the connectors before <sigh>)
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Re: getting my SE6 back on the road bulld/progress thread.

by v6 steve » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:38 pm

looking good mate keep at it
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