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Title: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:21, Sun 26 September 2010
5 mission has been on at me to put a thread up of my project but im terrible with computers so bear with me :oops: . Ive owned my ph1 for prob 7 years but its been off road for around 6 :oops:. I only meant to tidy up some dodgy paint, cracked filler etc but kind off got carried away and decided to strip her down to completely nothing, at one point all that was on car that couldnt be taking off was the fuel line clips. Any way i decided that i wanted to give her a diet and go down the stripped out look its been a long and tough project sometimes ive not been bothered and havent touched her for over 6 months at a time & even contemplated breaking her up but the thought of all my hard work put a stop to that. Ive not got much to do to get it finished so it should be finished and on road as soon as weather turns nice ( could be long wait ) :lol: . Thats enough writing heres a few pics as far back as i can go, apologies to you diehard standard look guys  :roll: . Be nice to have some feedback good or bad were all different.

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ouch grinding sparks and a open tin of thinners this was 2 weeks arter i did it :(
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my current ride
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Ill have to get more up to date pics up, cars on axle stands at mo so might not get shot of all car. I quite like reading up on what people have been doing to there cars so i might try and keep updating reguarly and so should you lot, thanks for having a look as i said before comments welcome good or bad. Neil.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: tubbyG on 16:07, Sun 26 September 2010
looks real tidy!! your almost there,  good to see a proper job being done from top to bottom...wish i had the patience/time/skills/funds :lol:
engine looks mint, what sort spec u got.
you must be itching to drive it, is it only gonna be used on track?

oh.....and the hand looks nasty :shock:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5-Mission on 17:52, Sun 26 September 2010
I've been and seen this in the flesh and is now nearly 99% back together. The pics don't do the complete and utter mintness of everything justice. I've never seen a Ph.1 as clean as this in fact, I think you said everything's original front end, inner wings, crossmember and sills-wise? Amazing! Would definitely have been a waste to break it.
I think this will be seeing the road before mine somehow!  :|  :oops:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:49, Sun 26 September 2010
Phase 2-tungy-gtt.
 Thanks for your comments, well u say about not having the time, it has taken me around 6 years to get to where i am :lol:  :oops:.

 As for the engine its had a standard rebuild by bb tuning black spec i think, ktec fmic, downpipe, enlarged elbow, grp a carb ( prob 4 the bin though ) powerflow ss centre exit system, copper cored rad, mocal oil cooler, full set of samco hoses ( rally design save loads compared to other places ) tubular manifold, gt tuning ajustable timing sensor, ajustable temp fan sensor and the obvious shiney bits here and there, the bay has been de cluttered a few factory holes welded up etc and i tried to hide as much wiring as possible, ive still got a big plastic tub filled up with the cables that i didnt put back on car nice way to lose weight :D .

Ye i cant wait to drive it ive only had it running for a minute in 5 years thats because i didnt have exhaust for it and it was kicking sooty condensation over me clean bay  :cry: , got to get it set up on rolling road soon it will be on road aswell as abit of track.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:54, Sun 26 September 2010
Cheers 5 mission, it aint mint mint but just very tidy maybe im being humble :lol: theres loads of bits that could do with being better guess im abit of a perfectionist, if you keep at it ull end up with a smart individual motor im still impressed with your huge axle stands  8)  catch you later fella
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:57, Mon 27 September 2010
DOh i forgot the important part of me engine spec ktec 230 t25 turbo, not sure what psi to set this to any ideas peeps?? car will only be used for fun on the road so can be a bit more lairy than if it was me daily driver.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 03:16, Wed 06 October 2010
i lovin this project mate ,shell looks really fresh and straight ,so you gonna track this baby then ? 8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:41, Wed 06 October 2010
BAZR5GTT WROTE i lovin this project mate ,shell looks really fresh and straight ,so you gonna track this baby then ?  

Cheers m8 nice to hear good comments :D It will be on road as me toy car dry weather weekends etc but hope to take it to some open to all track events nothing serious, i mainly wanted to give it a diet but got abit carried away  :lol:.

Respect to you for the work you put into your 5 ( i think its you  :lol:  ) u did an excellent job 8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 20:44, Wed 06 October 2010
nice one bud i you can get carried away  :lol: cant wait to see it finished she is gona be one tidy motor,keep up the good work bud

yes its me bud,thanks mate its nice to get feedback as you well know,ive been pretty busy this year with family and work so have neglected the 5 especially since ive had her locked away after someone tried to steal her,but im awa to nail it this winter though and get her finished painted and my roll cage in
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:52, Thu 07 October 2010
Cheers for your comments :D . I thought your 5 was all painted up? What sort of cage you putting in then, i know what u mean getting time to work on car with family etc ive only got the one 18 month boy and the dog  :lol: but they take so much time away from you oh and maybe the missus has a hand in that  :lol:.

I hope you find the bastards that done that to your car i had that years ago bent me door at top luckily didnt take car and it was on me m8s drive aswell, keep the pics going fella.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:22, Thu 07 October 2010
Lots of effort gone into that one. Looks a good job.  8)

Concerned about the fuse box though, does it have a cover? I'm not so sure that area is well protected from rain etc.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:41, Fri 08 October 2010
Cheers for comments Ash-lee,

Ive got to make a cover for fuse box, ive made a cardboard copy now got to transfer that to some ally then get me m8 to Tig weld the ends, ive also got some stainless steel scuttle covers to go on aswell, this is just one of loads of little jobs to do  :roll:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:34, Tue 12 October 2010
no bud i did do the os quarter and sill but car needs a full respray ive got new doors and a boot for it aswell so she should be all nice and straight,ive got a 8 point sparco roll cage for her theres photos of her in the start of my post ive had it sand blasted and primered just gotta paint it now and i got some replacement sparco decals aswell

yeh your right its pretty hectic with a new born  :lol: hes now almost 10 months so thats him awa to nursery and the missus back to work ,so now i can potter away with my 5  :lol:

yeh its never good when you spend time and money on your car and someone does that,to be honest i hope i never find then cause if i do i dont know if i could stop myself from killing the feckers  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted: but at least i still got her,well keep us posted mate with lots of photos  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:03, Wed 13 October 2010
You lucky sod getting him into nursery i have to have my son mon, tue and wed whilst me partners at work would put him into nusery but i work permanent nights so im able to look after him be it im sometimes fooked :lol: .

Just checked out your cage looks good wish id put a bar across between door pillars maybe ill put that idea on back burner :lol:.  I cant believe how rotten she was makes me appreciate how clean mine is  :D .

When you getting car put in for paint job then? liking the wheels to.

Ye im doing small jobs on her when ive got time doing some touching up underneath because i didnt prep properly in all areas the stone chip i put on has come away in places so put some paintable underseal over it then painted over with top coat i know you wont see under car but its nice knowing its clean :roll:. Ill get some pics up soon fella keep up the good work
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 17:16, Wed 13 October 2010
yeh well with me working offshore and the missus going back to work it was the only option plus he gets to mingle with other kids,aye nightshift can be a nightmare sometimes bud im the same im normally on nights aswell

thanks mate got it from a pal for 100 notes its minus the door bars but ive got the little pad eyes so im gonna fab some myself,yeh that bar has came in handy because i will be keeping all the interior in it aswell as the cage incase weeman has to go in it with the car seat so ive got an anchor point for my harneses and the seats will still flip up too :wink:

i know mate there were times i was thinking wtf  :lol: but i had to keep going and all the support from mates and people on here really get you through it,ive got a sellar full of parts to get on it then paint it last cant wait to see her once shes painted probably see if i can get her done before next spring get all the prep done on her,thats a nightmare bud when stuff like that comes off i had the same with the seam sealer used two different kinds and the dear 3m stuff was the one that cracked :roll: defo mate yours will be as cleanon the bottom as the top mate,keep up the excellent work aswell mate looking forward to seeing it blossom into an awsome 5 8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:30, Mon 18 October 2010
update & a few more pics.

Managed to do a few bits today, applied underseal to areas under car that had come away due to my poor prep work :oops: it was mainly under where petrol tank would have been and then painted over once dry.

 Started to clip up brake lines with rubber lined p clips ( ive replaced with new copper lines but had only held them up with cable ties just to get them where they needed to be ).

I bought a steering wheel ages ago thinking it would fit the gt boss but no it didnt  :roll:  , so i cut up the old gt steering wheel bolted that to boss & then tapped in new threads to then bolt new steering wheel in, also got the dremel out and done abit more polishing to the boss (i think ive got a bling problem )  :lol: .

Fitted some bushes into steering column as old ones were shot.

I recently bought a nye on brand new powerflow exhaust system on ebay only prob was it didnt marry up with me downpipe so i had to get it where it needed to be then bolt it up in position and get it welded so a big thanks to 5mission for welding it up for me cheers peter, i have got a lamba sensor thread to be welded in but i need to get some more drill bits to make hole bigger  :roll:, hopefully ill get that done and welded in by end of week. On that note im after a good 2nd hand afr/wideband thingymebob let me know if anyones got one for sale.

Anyway heres a few pics of what ive done and of car at present,

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paint flaked off :x

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undersealed and top coat put on :D

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Err under car  :lol:  :lol:

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cut out part of old steering wheel to bolt to boss

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filed to size with new threads tapped in to accept new steering wheel :roll: all aggro

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in car (switch panel is only a temp mock up will be using carbon fibre)

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Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: rich1_2_3 on 15:07, Sun 31 October 2010
proper tidy!!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:36, Fri 19 November 2010
Just abit of an update although i feel like im going backwards  :x .

After purchasing a standard carb to replace me Grp A im still having idling problems even after i overhauled carb and gave it a good clean, after overhaul it wouldnt idle atall so i ordered a new mixture screw hoping it would sort it out & it has to a degree but now it idles but fluctuates between 1000rpm & 2000rpm like someone keeps blipping throttle, im going to get some bloke in to sort this out and get the emissions sorted etc ready for when i mot car early next spring. Whilst i was trying to sort out idling ive got a leak from water pump :x so got to sort this out before i get tuner bloke out.

And to top it all off ive finally put exhaust on thinking it would be last time ( ive had trouble with this because main section was different size to downpipe and had to be welded together ) and have found that the backbox sits pissed so ive got to cut pipe off the backbox move it round slightly and get it welded back on but thats going on the back burner coz ive had enough of that exhaust for time being.

Another thing ive noticed is ive got to get an oil temp sender adapter put into one of me oil lines because i have put me temp gauge sender into the sump but it doesnt read it there doh all in all im not progressing very well :oops: .

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A very pissed backbox :oops:
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Car grabbing some air before being pushed back in to its home :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: shellshockedalex on 22:36, Fri 19 November 2010
Love your work, that is going to be one nice car when you are done, would love to see it finished looking more standard than the barry boy look. No offence, if that is your style, all the same your attention to detail is awsome.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:58, Sat 20 November 2010
Haha i like it (Barry boy look), to be fair to you alex some of it i do think is abit over the top but the spoiler, sideskirts and rear bumper came with the car when i bought it nearly 7 or8 years ago so it was never a standard look one ever, it used to have a suburu bonnet scoop and a mixture of z3/espace vents in wings/bonnet so i have tamed it down abit :lol:.

 I do like the look of standard gt turbos but as i had a far from standard car anyway id rather spend money making it go quicker rather than making it look more oe, and having it abit ok alot different from the rest of the 5's aint a bad thing in my opinion it is only a renault 5 gt turbo at the end of the day, if id done this sort of thing to say a Mk1 escort mexico or S1 RS turbo then id understand but that is my opinion (i can feel the hatered towards me from you oe guys already for my comments  :lol:  :lol:)

 Ive got a Mk3 mondeo ST as my daily car which comes with every luxury under the sun so i didnt mind playing with this and making it just a toy. I appreciate your thoughts especially on my work though fella.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:42, Sat 20 November 2010
Ive fixed leak from water pump.

 I knew what it was as soon as it started leaking :roll: . Im going to be honest i had a snapped stud just poking out that i couldnt get off years ago so i put abit more instant gasket around it and hoped the other 6 bolts would be enough to stop it leaking obviously not  :oops:  :oops: . So i tried again to get this stud off mole grips, heating it, the 2 nut jobbie swearing at it but no movement in the end i got a grinder on me dremel and ground stud away on 2 sides flat then got adjustable spanner in there job done, why didnt i do this before i dont know still its done now. :D .
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:09, Mon 22 November 2010
I am an idiot.

Skip what i wrote in previous message but im definately going backwards, i was just checking around engine bay before i started it up just to make sure all pipes etc were clear off moving parts, then i noticed my copper oil pressure pipe which i ran under water pump into scuttle area didnt move, yep you guessed it ive got it caught in between water pump and head when i was tightening the pump up, so ive now got pump off again and have got to replace the oil pressure tube happy days and all me own fault :lol:  please tell me im not the only one thats cocked up :oops:  :oops:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:14, Tue 30 November 2010
hay bud this is mental! i love it. wish i could do this to mine but its my everyday car so need it. and have nower to do this sort of work if i took it off the road and got somthing ells.
i like the fact you are hoest with your mistakes and problems. makes it helpfull to us newbies.
i will have mine looking sweet for the summer though!!!!!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:27, Tue 30 November 2010
Cheers fella, ye i think youve got to be honest from what i can tell theres a few people on this site that really know there onions :lol: then a few who havent got a clue then theres my type the ones that havent got much of a clue either but have a go anyway  :lol:, hence a few mistakes along the way  :oops: .

Cheers for your comments tho m8 im cool with good or bad but its nice to here peoples opinions, word of warning tho dont take your car fully off road because if your like me then it will be a long struggle to get it back :cry: . Itl definately be on road as soon as weather gets better march ish, ive put in to work up in London xmas eve night, xmas day night and boxing day night just so i know ive got spare cash to finish it all up, good job i dont drink  :lol: .
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:35, Tue 30 November 2010
yeah i have stoped drinking to. its easyer to save money if you dont go out.lol
i have put a fread up about. a trip to the nurburg ring. fancy it???
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:40, Tue 30 November 2010
Id love to do that but were saving big time to get a kitchen extension done some time next year and i just wouldnt be able to get away with that with the Mrs what with me getting 5 on road to  :lol:, you certainly need extra deep pockets with these 5's  :roll: . When you going over tho?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:47, Tue 30 November 2010
may some time.
not sure of dates yet. its gona be awsom! drive from hear to germany friday. stay near nuburg then race sat. out on the piss sat night then drive home sunday. lol

it is gona be a bit expencive. but will be a one in a million trip.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:17, Mon 03 January 2011
Not worked on car much since last thread due to other commitments,xmas,work,man flu :lol:  and just being a lazy git :oops: .

 But i have managed to sort out my self made kink in oil pressure line by cutting out snagged line and feeding each end into a larger piece of copper pipe and braised each end, this was a far easier job than having to re route a new line and bolt up to gauge etc so pleased with that.

Water pump etc is now back on after the trapping of the oil line :oops:. Ive now got and fitted an oil temp sendor housing which ive fitted in one of me oil lines, this was a pain in the backside due to me having american threads on gauge side and the housing being european but i managed to get around it although its not the most professional job in the world but it does now read the temperature :) .
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Ive also managed to scratch some paintwork up whilst i was messing about with water pump  :x yet more paintwork to do  :( .
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Ive now got idling issues with car happy days  :lol:  :x
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 21:26, Mon 03 January 2011
That looks really smart mate, i think the row of gauges looks really good. I know what you mean about endless problems... i think we all do! Keep at it mate its gunna be an absolute minter!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:12, Tue 04 January 2011
Cheers for your comments babyblue, i no its not to everyones taste but i dont care  :lol: ye im done with little problems getting me down i definately want this car on road by april ish  :lol:, so im just going to have to get on with it.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:41, Tue 04 January 2011
looks really good mate. i havent had any big problems yet but i havent started putting her back together yet. :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: gt alan on 13:46, Tue 04 January 2011
top work fella, its goin to look the muts nuts when done, just love that colour it goes real well with the wheels and cage,

seein projects like this really makes me go and finish mine, keep up the hard work it'll so be worth it at the end of the day
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:21, Tue 04 January 2011
cheers matey its getting there slowly but surely :lol: , ye i love the colour specially when its in the sun definately an attention colour :lol:. these nice comments really spur me on because i can be a lazy git when it comes to working on 5  :oops: cheers
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:42, Tue 04 January 2011
GET ON WITH IT MAN!!!!  :lol:   :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5-Mission on 00:02, Wed 05 January 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
i can be a lazy git when it comes to working on 5  :oops:

Snap.  :| You've hardly got anything left to do on it either Neil! Should easily be seeing the road by April this :D  I could easily get mine back on the road by april as well if I were to actually make an effort..
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:17, Wed 05 January 2011
i think it will have somthing to do with the time its been off the road. the longer it has the less you can be bothered.

mines been off the road for about 6 weeks now and im driving a crappy escort 1.6 and its killing me as its sooooo slow! :x . i just want my five back!! i miss driving her. and its all still fresh in my head what its like to drive so im working on her every chance i get. :)

i think if you try and remember what it was like to drive that will spur you on :D   :D   :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:45, Wed 05 January 2011
Ye ye i know just get out there and graft im definately going to work on it more specially in evenings before i go to work.

As for remembering what it was like to drive i can only remember 2 weeks ago because it was xmas let alone 7 years ago  :lol:  :lol:.

 Perhaps i should get rid of me st mondeo and drive a heap of a car then it will defo spur me on :lol:  thinking about it id have lots of to waste err i mean spend on the 5  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 10:53, Wed 05 January 2011
ha ha ha yeah get rid of the st!!!!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:20, Wed 05 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
ha ha ha yeah get rid of the st!!!!

Not sure the missus will like driven a shed tho  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:27, Wed 05 January 2011
Snap.  :| You've hardly got anything left to do on it either Neil! Should easily be seeing the road by April this :D  I could easily get mine back on the road by april as well if I were to actually make an effort..[/quote]

Good to hear from you Peter if i can make an effort then so can you be good to have a couple of 5s going around here, well make that 3 theres a red phase 2 that i can see from my bed window ive had a look round it but not seen the owner yet, it actually depresses me every time i look out that window :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:32, Wed 05 January 2011
ha ha. im kind off lucky there is only one maybe 2 in a 30 mile radius round me. and there from salisbury i think.

so dont have to see any driving around while i cant!!!

but when i am on the road again SOON!!! il have no one to play with :(   :(
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Post by: tubbyG on 20:38, Wed 05 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
but when i am on the road again SOON!!! il have no one to play with:(

dont worry mate, im sure the local boy racers will be chasin u around (or should I say trying to keep up) soon enough 8) !
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:55, Wed 05 January 2011
i hate that ha ha ha there all 106s with stupidly big kits on them and 6 exhausts!!! ha ha
not a chance.

my two mates have good cars one is a 2.1 turbo 205!! proper quick emrald ecu mapped at 257 bhp and 278 pounds of tourqe. lol
and one has a fiesta rs turbo with somthing silly under the bonnet 2.1 somthing. it wont go in a straight line in first second and therd.

but none of them can take a corner like me so thats quite good fun :D   :D    :D
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Post by: 5-Mission on 23:06, Wed 05 January 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Good to hear from you Peter if i can make an effort then so can you be good to have a couple of 5s going around here
Yeah, definitely.. would be cool to get out in it again.. Although that's been the plan for the last 3 and half years since I decided to finally do some work on it  :lol: still think I sometimes underestimate the sheer amount of separate jobs left to do though. There's probably as much work to do on the kit as there is mechanically and putting back together. I'll get there in the end - gonna spend all day Friday on it, give us a shout if you need a hand anytime mate :wink: :D
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
well make that 3 theres a red phase 2 that i can see from my bed window ive had a look round it but not seen the owner yet, it actually depresses me every time i look out that window :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
it's not binge is it? I saw him driving towards sittingbourne the other week, not sure where he lives though? He's painted the bottom of his wing, door and quarter black which makes it stand out..
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:22, Thu 06 January 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Good to hear from you Peter if i can make an effort then so can you be good to have a couple of 5s going around here
Yeah, definitely.. would be cool to get out in it again.. Although that's been the plan for the last 3 and half years since I decided to finally do some work on it  :lol: still think I sometimes underestimate the sheer amount of separate jobs left to do though. There's probably as much work to do on the kit as there is mechanically and putting back together. I'll get there in the end - gonna spend all day Friday on it, give us a shout if you need a hand anytime mate :wink: :D

Ye ill definately give you a shout if i need hand cheers. Im gonna start prepping a few things that need to be painted or repainted got to repaint me dash because the laquer has reacted with the paint and has started to make little cracks in paint, ive chipped paint under drivers light in engine bay  :cry:, then ive got to put fresh paint onto mirrors, guttering trim, ive got an arch that has cracked that ive got to fix, this was due to arch bolts not quite lining up with holes in pattern wing and me gently persuading them to fit over time its cracked  :x, possibly i might do under bonnet as its only cellulose and not shiney enough for me  :lol: , but having just found out its 90 a litre  :o  i might not, gonna ring around in a while to see if i can get it cheaper.

What you got planned for friday then matey.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:25, Thu 06 January 2011
Something went wrong there Peter the 1st paragraph is what you said god im naff with computers  :lol:  :oops:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5-Mission on 23:06, Thu 06 January 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
What you got planned for friday then matey.
Err... I think that's half my trouble. There is no solid plan. I think I'll carry on putting my engine back together, I've been out there the last few afternoons putting various bits back on - manifolds, thermostat, pipework, carb etc. Taking longer than it should as I'm always hunting for tools and fighting for space although I did have a tidy up on the floor a couple of weeks back which has made life easier.
I still maintain I'd have had it finished long ago if I'd had more room to work on it like you say that wall is just begging to be knocked through! You figured out who's that red 5 is yet.. is it a real GTT :?:  :?
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:19, Fri 07 January 2011
Good to hear that your working on 5 Peter, but you cant blame the lack off space forever  :lol: id have it clean and tidy in an afternoon and ready for some work i proburly spend more time tidying up than working on car though :lol:  :oops: , na dont know who it is it is a genuine one f reg i think bit battered but looks original.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:36, Sun 09 January 2011
Ive got me paint now a snip at 39 + vat a litre  :shock: but cheaper than 90 + vat i guess which was me 1st quote and i needed two litres, still with all the hardner, thinners etc etc still come in at 170 one way to annoy the better half  :lol:.

 So i treated her to a pair of 3 point harnesses from rally design that she could put in the 5  :lol:.
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/001.jpg)

Ive now got some prepping to do  :roll: then hope some warm weather comes along so i can get the paint on.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:18, Mon 10 January 2011
nice mate. how much if you dont mind me asking. im after some.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:21, Mon 10 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
nice mate. how much if you dont mind me asking. im after some.

No i dont mind matey, 45 inc vat each from Rally design, there really good quality for the money to. :D
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:25, Mon 10 January 2011
nice. will be getting some of them. :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:05, Mon 17 January 2011
Alright just an update on what i got up to at weekend.

Do i wish i had a standard look 5 ...... more and more!!

I have come to the stage in project where i need to finish off some paintwork that needs doing again or never got painted for whatever reason.

So i got to work to some ill fitting baseplates, to say they didnt fit would be an understatement i had to get a blow torch and melt the plastic then bend into shape to fit top of door then do lots of filling etc
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/005.jpg)
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:32, Mon 17 January 2011
Doh i meant to press preview  :oops:   i shall continue  :lol:.

The pic above shows how much i had to heat bend the plastic to get it to fit.
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004.jpg)
Then because the mirrors are bigger the baseplates come into view over the glass so i had to make it look abit better and take the shape of the glass rubber.
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/006-1.jpg)
I shall be painting the baseplates satin black and the mirrors blue mainly because the baseplate is in view from inside, after doing some research they all do this :roll:.

I have also stripped everything down from dash because the lacquer i put on has reacted and put little cracks in paint it proburly cant be seen from the photos but there there ive known this for a while but have put this off :roll:
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The main hub of me home made electrics not alot needed  and a big weight loss
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(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/010.jpg)

Hopefully i can get the paintwork rubbed down during week in evenings and get some primer on possibly top coat at weekend but ill have to see how much spare time ive got  :roll:.

List of things to paint
mirrors
baseplates
water strips that go along roof not sure what there called  :lol:
dash
got a small crack in front arch but ill see how good the colour match is before i do this
got some chips caused by me to do in engine bay.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:50, Mon 17 January 2011
looks great mate. getting on with it :lol:
mine should be back on the road next week.  :D   :D   :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:54, Mon 17 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
mine should be back on the road next week.  :D   :D   :D

You lucky sod im aiming for april but hopefully itl get done earlier but i dont want to set unrealistic targets ive been doing that the last 6 years  :lol: keep us posted on your progress
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:09, Thu 20 January 2011
Ive managed to get dash prepped during week before i went to work, got some primer on dash, mirrors/baseplates today. All was going well untill i realised i had run out of panel wipe :( , which meant i got a few reactions in dash, i thought id have to primer it twice now i know ive got too  :roll:. Hopefully i can flat primer back 2moz and get another coat on during weekend if i get time.

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/002.jpg)
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Post by: tubbyG on 22:12, Thu 20 January 2011
are you changing the colour of the dash or just freshening up?

Im liking the amount of work you have put into the build, its looking immaculate! roll on the day its finished :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:08, Fri 21 January 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
are you changing the colour of the dash or just freshening up?

Im liking the amount of work you have put into the build, its looking immaculate! roll on the day its finished :D

Cheers mate, na im sticking with the colour fella, the only reason im painting it again is because i used some old laquer on dash last year before i put gauges in and over time its reacted with paint and put tiny cracks in a few places, its not bad but im abit of a perfectionist so i wanted it perfect :roll:, im aiming for april to get car on road fingers crossed :D
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:04, Wed 26 January 2011
hay fella. looking really good. looking forwerd to april when its done.
i get mine back on the road sunday. i feel like a kid again waiting for xmass. ha ha
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:33, Wed 26 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
hay fella. looking really good. looking forwerd to april when its done.
i get mine back on the road sunday. i feel like a kid again waiting for xmass. ha ha

cheers matey, havent been able to do much im waiting for some sealer primer to be delivered so then i can put 2 pack on without it turning into a big gooey mess, well thats the plan :lol:. Hopefully i can get that put on 2moz if it arrives then bite the bullet and put top coat on sunday.

Im a little apprehensive because ive only used cellulose paint before which is alot easier to paint because it dries so quickly and you can put lots of coats on, with this 2pak its a dust coat then one nice thick coat and job done, and with the dash being akward to paint im thinking one thick coat = drips  :lol: still ill give it a go.

Ye i cant wait to get her on road theres been many times where ive wanted to get rid, but i didnt want to be another bloke selling an unfinished project, hence ive kept plugging away.

Sunday eh you lucky sod, what you got planned for it next, get some pics up to :wink:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:05, Wed 26 January 2011
i have used 2pac before i had it was ok going on but had to mop it back to get a nice finish on it. but it works well and lasts. you will be fine.

just tried putting some pics up now at work and photobucket wasnt working on this crap computer so will do it later.
have spent the morning on the phone and net ordering gaskets seals and hoses so fingers crossed i have everything i need for sunday. its gona be a long hard day but it should be fine :lol: . famus last words.

got some great pictures of the head. it looks better than new. i cant wait.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:47, Wed 26 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
i have used 2pac before i had it was ok going on but had to mop it back to get a nice finish on it. but it works well and lasts. you will be fine.

just tried putting some pics up now at work and photobucket wasnt working on this crap computer so will do it later.
have spent the morning on the phone and net ordering gaskets seals and hoses so fingers crossed i have everything i need for sunday. its gona be a long hard day but it should be fine :lol: . famus last words.

got some great pictures of the head. it looks better than new. i cant wait.

Ye im sure itl be ok ive got plenty of G3 :lol:.

It must be lovely being able to order parts and be on here whilst at work perks of the job eh :lol:

What are we like mucking about with 20 + years of french wafer thin metal :lol:  :lol:  it will be worth it though after all the hard work, you on your own or you got some mates to help, be good to see the pics fella keep us posted.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:18, Wed 26 January 2011
Is 2pac still easily available? I thought they were scrapping stuff like that for more enviroment friendly nonsense.

Love your attention to detail.  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:14, Wed 26 January 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Is 2pac still easily available? I thought they were scrapping stuff like that for more enviroment friendly nonsense.

Love your attention to detail.  8)

Cheers for comments Ash Lee, the place i got my paint from (Kent panel and paints i think) say that 2k and cellulose will always be around, basically for the people that do painting from home. Most profesional body shops are using the water based products but they are able to dry the paint using there ovens, if i tried to paint using water based itd prob take days to dry.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:00, Wed 26 January 2011
What are we like mucking about with 20 + years of french wafer thin metal

ha ha i like that. well i  think its because they have so much more character than most new small cars. well all realy. ha ha

putting pics of the head up now.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:37, Thu 27 January 2011
just out or interest mate where are you putting your battery???
i want to put mine in the boot but have no idea what to do.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:56, Thu 27 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
just out or interest mate where are you putting your battery???
i want to put mine in the boot but have no idea what to do.

Mines in the scuttle passenger side.
How come you want the battery in boot, freeing room for something else?
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:10, Fri 28 January 2011
well i was going to run my air filter into there like my mates.  but not the only reason. i just dont like where it is its a bit ugly there. and hidden in the boot woold be ok.
mines where yours is at the mo.
will prob leave it at the mo and do it at some point. lol
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:35, Fri 28 January 2011
I managed to get a got coat of 2k primer sealer on dash and mirrors yesterday, so far no reactions :D, took me 2 1/2 hours just to mask everything up though :roll: .

I also made up another switch panel this time out of 4mm perspex, that was abit of a nightmare because as i passed through with jigsaw the plastic melted back together again :x, anyone know the best way of cutting perspex?

Anyway id got hold of some carbon look vinyl off ebay whick looked good on the screen and im pleased to say looked and felt like the real deal at a fraction of the cost :), ill let the pictures do the talking now :lol: .
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004-2.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/007-3.jpg)
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:40, Fri 28 January 2011
very good mate. i like that. :)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:01, Fri 28 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
very good mate. i like that. :)
Cheers smithy, wasnt sure if it was going to look tacky, but i wasnt prepared to pay for genuine carbon fibre fook that :lol: i think im getting tight in me old age or i think more sensible :oops:.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:06, Fri 28 January 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
I also made up another switch panel this time out of 4mm perspex, that was abit of a nightmare because as i passed through with jigsaw the plastic melted back together again :x, anyone know the best way of cutting perspex?

I work with polyproplene daily, i manage to cut it fine with a jigsaw and i imagine it's a lot softer then perspex.

If you are using a jigsaw blade designed for use with metal then it wont work, like you have seen it will heat up and just weld itself back together again.

I use blades designed for wood, the teeth are usually larger and spaced further apart. It cuts nice and clean and i just slide a deburrer down it to tidy up the edge.

I'm not sure how brittle perspex is, you probably don't want a jagged edge so experiment on a scrap piece first. Remember keep the job 'face down' the jigsaw will always tear upwards leaving the other side nice and clean cut.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:45, Fri 28 January 2011
"""""Cheers smithy, wasnt sure if it was going to look tacky, but i wasnt prepared to pay for genuine carbon fibre fook that  i think im getting tight in me old age or i think more sensible ."""

ha ha. how old are you bud. if you dont mind me asking??
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:08, Sat 29 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
ha ha. how old are you bud. if you dont mind me asking??
Im 28 fella, just seen the how old thread you put up classic. 33 eh  :lol:  :lol: makes me feel young. Although the heavy breathing when i do any form of exercise doesnt bode well for me :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:19, Sat 29 January 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
I also made up another switch panel this time out of 4mm perspex, that was abit of a nightmare because as i passed through with jigsaw the plastic melted back together again :x, anyone know the best way of cutting perspex?

I work with polyproplene daily, i manage to cut it fine with a jigsaw and i imagine it's a lot softer then perspex.

If you are using a jigsaw blade designed for use with metal then it wont work, like you have seen it will heat up and just weld itself back together again.

I use blades designed for wood, the teeth are usually larger and spaced further apart. It cuts nice and clean and i just slide a deburrer down it to tidy up the edge.

I'm not sure how brittle perspex is, you probably don't want a jagged edge so experiment on a scrap piece first. Remember keep the job 'face down' the jigsaw will always tear upwards leaving the other side nice and clean cut.

Cheers for advice fella i did use a wooden blade but it still welded itself back  :x after a 2nd pass it broke away then i just used me 50mm orbital sander to clean up the edges still its done now although i will be using perspex again in a few months when i build me son a playhouse so i can experiment again :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:03, Thu 03 February 2011
28!!! ha ha. yeah im just a big kid really. well useing that as my excuse for the r5. that and the gym are the only things i really spend money on so its all good.

im hopeing all gose well tonight. if it dose she will be alive again. may video it. lol
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:21, Sat 05 February 2011
Not much to report due to needing a bulb/lamp for me halogen heater, ive had 2 delivered and both have been broken :evil:  :evil:.
 I cant run the risk of attempting to paint dash in this weather in case the cold makes the finish dull, so untill the bulb arrives i cant do this, i have however just painted the drip rails and the mirrors and have used a small heater to try to dry them  :roll: , the 2k went on lovely and as far as i can see they have come out lovely without any drips  :D , ill get some pics up soon.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:51, Mon 07 February 2011
just some pics of the painting i did saturday,

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/002-1.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/001-1.jpg)
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(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004-3.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/005-3.jpg)

Overall im very pleased havent got to do alot of polishing to do to get these finished, i think ive made the right decision in painting the base plates satin black because they blend in with the window rubber then into the glass, what do you lot think of the base plates guess i should get it on car really :lol:
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Post by: gt alan on 15:55, Mon 07 February 2011
i think u have made the right choice mate it should look really good
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Post by: 5-Mission on 16:14, Mon 07 February 2011
As soon as I get my paint I know where to bring my bumper and other bits of kit! :lol:
Not much left to paint for you now iirc, I see you've sorted your mirrors and gutter strips - looking good! :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 17:35, Mon 07 February 2011
Quote from: "gt alan"
i think u have made the right choice mate it should look really good
Cheers fella  :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 17:43, Mon 07 February 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
As soon as I get my paint I know where to bring my bumper and other bits of kit! :lol:
Not much left to paint for you now iirc, I see you've sorted your mirrors and gutter strips - looking good! :D

 :lol:  :lol:  ill give it a go matey uve done me plenty of favours with welding.

Im waiting for a new bulb/lamp to go in my infra red heater before i paint me dash, ive had 2 sent out & both have been broken :evil: 3rd time lucky :roll:. Now i know the paint colour matches ill repair the hairline crack in front os arch and get that painted with the dash.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:13, Tue 15 February 2011
Hay fella.
Need to pic your brains. I'm thinking of going down the same root at you with my dash and the inside of my car. Track car style. Do you have any pics or info on your wireing and what switches and gauges are u using.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:02, Tue 15 February 2011
o and what wire did you use?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:22, Tue 15 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Hay fella.
Need to pic your brains. I'm thinking of going down the same root at you with my dash and the inside of my car. Track car style. Do you have any pics or info on your wireing and what switches and gauges are u using.
Hello matey, sorry i didnt take any pics of when i did the rewiring  :roll:, the gauges are splitfire, ive got water temp, oil temp, oil pressure, boost & revs.

 The way ive done it is very simple because ive gone to the barest of essentials, ie ive got rid of heating, elecy windows, rear wiper, heated window, radio etc, proburly not very nice if its your only mode of transport but mines only going to be for fun. I ripped out all the wiring loom from a standard 5 and used the cable to make my own harness so didnt need to buy any cable, i didnt use much & ive still got a plastic storage box almost full of unused cable.

The fusebox which you can see on my 1st page halfway down i bought from a kitcar specialist, this comes with all the correctly rated fuses & relays etc & comes with an easy wiring diagram, i also bought the warning lights from here to, car builders solutions i think there called. I could go on forever so if you want any more info just ask. Bear in mind though that if you take out the dash there will be loads of factory holes etc, and if you take out heater matrix then there will be a huge hole  :roll: i got all these welded up among loads of others.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:29, Tue 15 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
o and what wire did you use?
I tried to use all the standard connections, for example the headlight connector i left about 200mm of cable on, then id see what gauge the cable is find the exact gauge and colour if i could then solder the two together using 2 lots of heatsrink, wrap it up with self ammalgamating tape jobs a good one.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:42, Tue 15 February 2011
thats great mate you have helped again :D
going to keep a lot of stuff like radio. cant be with out music!! :D


another question. how loud is it going to be as you have no carpet and sound proofing????
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:54, Tue 15 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
another question. how loud is it going to be as you have no carpet and sound proofing????
Extremely loud i should imagine :lol:  :lol:   ive never had car on road as it is ask me in a few months i should imagine itl be like being in a jet plane when it starts to boost  :D. Hence why its only for fun couldnt drive it as a daily runner.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:26, Tue 15 February 2011
ha ha. yeah im trying to think of a way to mix the two. have it stripped for less wait and track look and still be able to hear my self talk. lol :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:10, Wed 16 February 2011
Not much of an update due to working way to much, 1 night off in 20 nights  :roll: plus a few private jobs here & there but the pay packet should make up for it :D.

Anyway ive started to repair a crack in os front arch im about 90% done there and have prepped drivers side inner wing/suspension turret due to me chipping it whilst repairing water pump the other month  :evil:.

 Ive finally got a working infra red bulb after being sent 2 broken ones and one not turning up :twisted: so im planning on getting these parts primed by friday, then i can get top coat on dash,arch and inner wing sunday  :) .
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:38, Wed 16 February 2011
sounds good fella.  :D
mine started at lunch. but battery is dead so need to charge it :D  :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:08, Fri 18 February 2011
Ive got some primer on arch and the suspension turret yesterday. Ive kept the missus happy by having some family time today, now im going out to flat the primer back and get the car masked up to get top coat on either sat or sun, cant wait im getting bored of this painting malarkey its dragging on now :lol: .
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:09, Fri 18 February 2011
Ha ha time is ticking mate.

But what ever you do dOnt rush!!!
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:23, Mon 21 February 2011
I managed to get some nice fresh paint on the bits ive been working on :D. Didnt come out to bad only thing was i mixed up to much paint so i kept applying more coats which resulted in a couple of drips :oops: nothing abit of wet/dry cant sort out :lol:
A few pics for you guys,

Ground away arch where crack was
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/003-3.jpg)
applied layers of fibreglass sheeting back and front
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004-4.jpg)
sanded down fibreglass then applied filler you get the picture :lol:
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/007-4.jpg)
primer with guide coat on
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/008-4.jpg)
fresh paint on, will need colour sanding and polishing
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/012-3.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/010-3.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/015-1.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/013.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/014-2.jpg)
my new gear knob :lol: just got to work out a way to get it to fit, its for a 100cc go cart if your wondering.
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/011-4.jpg)

Got to let the paint dry for a while then i can colour sand and polish it up, then get dials, switches etc back in, i think ive turned the corner on this part of the job :D
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:24, Mon 21 February 2011
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/014-2.jpg)

Been practising on the wall a bit?  :lol:

Gear knob looks funky.  8)
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Post by: 5-Mission on 23:34, Mon 21 February 2011
Looks like you're moving along with this rapidly now  8) Shouldn't be long and you'll be taking it for it's MOT! Have you sorted the running problems now?

That gearknob looks a bit like a piston with no crown! :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:00, Tue 22 February 2011
looks amazing mate. well done. keep it up and yours will be on the road before mine. lol
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:29, Tue 22 February 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Looks like you're moving along with this rapidly now  8) Shouldn't be long and you'll be taking it for it's MOT! Have you sorted the running problems now?

That gearknob looks a bit like a piston with no crown! :lol:

Alright Peter, ye im slowly seeing light at the end of the tunnel only thing is its a bloody long one :lol:

The last time i had it running id got it idling alot better but it was still hunting :roll:, i gave up on that tho to concentrate on the bits to paint, ive still got to get an afr thingymebob then sort out the fuelling so ill do all of it together me thinks.

Im aiming to get an MOT on her some time in April, a few of us are going to Santa pod 2nd April i was hoping to be able to get car done by then but what with other commitments i think thats a push to far :roll:

Your correct about me gear knob, its a tiny piston 47mm wide its for a 100cc go cart engine, not sure how im going to fit it yet but it should be original  8), hows things going with yours?
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:18, Mon 28 February 2011
Ive managed to colour sand and polish up all the new paint now looks very shiney :D . Got to flat the roll cage with some 1500 grit and polish this up to as i just painted it and bolted it in car many moons ago. I also spent 2 hours cleaning me vinyl bucket seats, 7 years of dust, overspray etc had taken its toll on them i didnt think they would come up very well so im pleased that after alot of elbow grease they have come up like new :).

Im hoping to get everything put back together during the week only thing is ive got man flu and feellike shite, sympathy please :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:18, Tue 01 March 2011
Gemma wasnt at work today so i left the boy with her and headed into the shed for a few hours, managed to flat and polish the roll cage and give the inside a good clean and buff up, the cage came up really nice so im well pleased.
Just got to clean and polish the floor/bulkhead area now which ill do in a little while, think its about time i get a windscreen put in because i dont want to keep cleaning up dust :x
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:13, Wed 02 March 2011
sounds like your getting closer mate.  :D
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Post by: Ruivar on 18:11, Wed 02 March 2011
your car looks great! I am looking forward to see it finished.

By the way, don't you think it is about time to clean your coffee mug? :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:49, Wed 02 March 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
sounds like your getting closer mate.  :D
Yes im slowly getting through the huge list of small jobs to do, its always the small things that take forever, well they do at the speed i work at  :lol:  :oops: . Ive just started to put all the switches/warning lights back, even though ive only got a small number of ancillarys to run it still looks like spagetti junction behind my switch panel  :lol: , im looking to book car in for MOT in April cant wait. Hows yours coming along?
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:52, Wed 02 March 2011
Quote from: "Ruivar"
your car looks great! I am looking forward to see it finished.
Cheers Ruivar, wont be long now hopefully next month  :D fingers crossed :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:18, Thu 03 March 2011
shes getting there mate. bit slow at the mo as moneys really tight.
got hold of one caliper and getting the other drilled out then have to get the copper pipes made up fit the oil catch tank then fingers crossed that will be it.
stopped getting excited now as there allways seems to be something that gose wrong if i do.  :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:28, Sun 06 March 2011
Managed to get a few bits done this afternoon,
Fitted all me gauges,
Tidied up and finished the wiring,
Fitted steering column/wheel,
Fitted bolt that connects brake pedal to servo,
Bolted in brake light sensor,
Put brake fluid resorviour back,
Fitted drivers arch on propurly,
Put inner splash guard in place,
Fitted headlight,
Connected up hoses around water pump to degassing chamber,
Topped up & bled coolant system,
Charged battery and fired her up still dont run right though  :(  and i was hoping it would fix it self :lol:.

Got to get a new ferrule for the oill pressure gauge as its leaking abit :roll:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:03, Mon 14 March 2011
Not done alot lately due to not enough spare time :roll:, but did have a few hours yesterday managed to fit me mirrors which was aggro, i wasnt happy with just the one fixing point so i drilled & tapped in a thread for another fixing further up the mirrors, they shouldnt fall off in the wind now  :lol:. I also got me drip rail covers on, makes the car look alot tidier now :D .

Ive also invested in a ickle fire extinguisher, not that i dont trust my custom wiring loom but you can never be to safe, ive bolted this on the passenger side of the bulkhead/dash on a plus side it does go with the stripped out interior ive got  :)

Now for abit of negativity, ive just compiled a to do list, ive got to 40 so far and ive put an estimate completion time next to them :( , lots of them are 5min jobs which is good, but loads run into 1hr + jobs. In total ive got an estimated 30hrs of jobs to do, but known my estimates it will proburly run into 50 hrs  :lol:, just got to find the time to complete them now :roll:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:56, Wed 16 March 2011
Dude that's just a long weekend!!!! Lol get on with it.  :lol:

I just brought the last bits for mine and fingers crossed she will be driven to work Monday. :mrgreen:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:30, Mon 21 March 2011
Just an update with pics included :)

Ive been making some ally chequer plate floor mats with the passenger side incorporating a foot rest, got me seats bolted in now and have fitted me harnesses ( ive never had harnesses in a car before but what a pain they are, i could hardley move when i put them on  :lol: good job its just a weekend toy and good job ive not got a radio because id never reach it).

Anyway i made the floor mats from 2mm ally thinking this would be fairly easy to bend.... how wrong i was im guessing the tread pattern at different angles beefs it up :roll: managed to get it all done though.  :roll:  

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004-5.jpg)
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(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/012-4.jpg)
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Post by: 5-Mission on 13:13, Mon 21 March 2011
Looking good - not far away now. :D  8)  I think you'd better get used to getting attention when you get out in this, especially with that exhaust!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:10, Mon 21 March 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Looking good - not far away now. :D  8)  I think you'd better get used to getting attention when you get out in this, especially with that exhaust!

Ye im getting there now fella :D, money depending it should be going in for MOT some time next month, ive already spoken to the garage that im taking car to for the mot about a few queries mainly regarding me not having lables below the toggle switches and a few other bits and im pleased that ive not got to do anything regarding these  :D

How you getting on with yours, im imagining that with all your college work you havent had the time to work on her?
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:48, Mon 21 March 2011
Looking good Mate. Getting there.
Mines nearly finished and just realised I got to mot it weekend. Ha ha
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:55, Mon 21 March 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Looking good Mate. Getting there.
Mines nearly finished and just realised I got to mot it weekend. Ha ha
Cheers smithy, what you got left to do to your motor? umm the dreaded mot i always get nervous with these :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:34, Mon 21 March 2011
Nothing Really mate. Fit nearside rear calliper. Handbrake cabels. Bleed brakes. Charge battery. About half a days work really.

In theory it should fly through mot.  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 17:09, Tue 22 March 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Nothing Really mate. Fit nearside rear calliper. Handbrake cabels. Bleed brakes. Charge battery. About half a days work really.

In theory it should fly through mot.  :lol:

Not to much bud, best get out there an do it :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5-Mission on 17:50, Tue 22 March 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Looking good - not far away now. :D  8)  I think you'd better get used to getting attention when you get out in this, especially with that exhaust!

Ye im getting there now fella :D, money depending it should be going in for MOT some time next month, ive already spoken to the garage that im taking car to for the mot about a few queries mainly regarding me not having lables below the toggle switches and a few other bits and im pleased that ive not got to do anything regarding these  :D

How you getting on with yours, im imagining that with all your college work you havent had the time to work on her?
I've done a few bits on mine, I've repaired that hole and sealed the areas of floor inside that I welded. Spent today painting my engine bay and chassis rails. It was only a rattle can job but I don't think it's turned out too bad. :)
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Post by: Gav on 08:34, Wed 23 March 2011
very nice motor mate keep it up!
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 05:20, Mon 28 March 2011
getting there bud,this car is looking awsome mate good luck with the mot 8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:25, Mon 28 March 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
getting there bud,this car is looking awsome mate good luck with the mot 8)  8)  8)

Cheers fella these comments really spur me on, getting close to the finish line now  :D  :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:37, Tue 29 March 2011
I thought id do a nice 20min job last thurs night of putting me bonnet on and align the wings and get them bolted down, as per usual with any small job on this car it went a little pear shaped.....

I replaced the passenger panel that the headlight bolts into with a pattern part years ago only cost me 4 happy days, only to find many years later ie thurs night that the lug for the bonnet hing thats spot welded to this panel was in the wrong place only by a few mm but enough to make things look awful i shall let the pics do the talking now, but a big thankyou to Peter (aka 5mission) for coming in and welding it on for me  :D .

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/001-3.jpg)
This is how the bonnet sat :x
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Bonnet after ive drilled spot welds and taken lug away
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Looks abit of a mess but its in the right position now :)
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All tidied up just got to put some paint on there.
 I wasnt happy with the cellulose paint on the underside of bonnet ie it was as flat as a pancake :roll: so i put some 2k over this yesterday its come out good and is more shiney now but has developed a few fish eyes in places but not enough to make me do it again.
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Before
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After
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A mini me in the driving seat, got to keep the 5turbo legend going into the younger generation :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:51, Tue 29 March 2011
mate that looks lush. ur nearly there!!!!!
well done. :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:38, Tue 29 March 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
mate that looks lush. your nearly there!!!!!
well done. :D

Thankyou very much fella, i think it looks better in the pics but maybe im being modest  :) or im just to much of a perfectionist  :lol:. Yep not an awful lot more to do  :D  :D just seen your latest post shame, still you got to keep the future wife on your side
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:13, Tue 29 March 2011
ha ha yeah rite life will be much easyier if i do.  :lol:
good thing is she like the car as much as me so she gutted i cant fix it.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:28, Tue 29 March 2011
AH!

My bonnet sits raised like your first picture. If i find enough enthusiasm as you i might attempt the same one day.  8)

Looking good though, nice colour.
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Post by: 5-Mission on 23:40, Tue 29 March 2011
Nice 1 Neil! I knew you'd get this cleaned up double quick. You gonna get a windscreen in next? 8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:32, Wed 30 March 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
AH!

My bonnet sits raised like your first picture. If i find enough enthusiasm as you i might attempt the same one day.  8)

Looking good though, nice colour.

Crikey, i couldnt leave it like that for to long, it would bug me, well it bugged me that much i attacked it within 5mins :lol:
Looks better in the pics but cheers for the comments fella, Porche Riviera is the colour.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:38, Wed 30 March 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Nice 1 Neil! I knew you'd get this cleaned up double quick. You gonna get a windscreen in next? 8)

Ye didnt take to long, cheers again Peter :D .

Funny you should mention the windscreen i rang around yesterday got a bloke fitting one monday 100 inc a new seal  :D.

 Im starting to realise that it wont be long and i could be ragging her around, i even started looking around for insurance quotes, got one quote for 95 happy days :D , getting old and going bald aint such a bad thing when you get quotes like that  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:08, Wed 30 March 2011
got one quote for 95 happy days  , getting old and going bald aint such a bad thing when you get quotes like that  

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:18, Mon 04 April 2011
Got my grill fitted last night before work and bolted and sealed wings in position only need to get me bumper on now but got to make an extra bracket or 2 due to the intercooer being so f ing huge :roll:

Unfortunately due to an extra busy 4 days this is all ive been able to do :( , on a plus side ive just had a new windscreen fitted and coupled with the grill and bonnet now on its really transformed the front end  :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 17:30, Mon 11 April 2011
Just ordered an AEM uego afr gauge kit, not sure where im going to stick it though :lol: , i have seen a roll cage gauge mount so depending on how long the wiring harness is i might invest in one of these,

as for an update on the car....... ermm not alot been far to busy with other things much to my annoyance :roll:

 i have started to get me bumper lined up but due to me tweaking the intercoolers position after the bumper got painted im having to grind away abit of bumper in places to get a near perfect fit im almost 90% done there, ill get some pics up soon  :)
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:41, Mon 11 April 2011
Sounds good mate get them pics up. Lol

By the way what do u do. Work wise?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 02:12, Tue 12 April 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Sounds good mate get them pics up. Lol

By the way what do u do. Work wise?

Yep ill try to get some pics up this evening, its me sons 2nd birthday today so ill be busy for most of it :).

I work for Network Rail, permanent nights in a department called possessions, we deal with the organising & setting up of line blockages, 3rd rail isolations, engineering train movements/ otm (on track machines) within the blockage etc in T3 possessions, i could go on but most of it will be railway lingo and wont make much sence to anyone outside the railway :lol: Its a nice number though no hard graft :D What about yourself?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:07, Tue 12 April 2011
Q.A. supervisor for a large childrens furniture company.

i hate it. lol
i need a new career. BADLY! i used to make fine furniture. but that went quiet.
now im stuck in this dead end job. i am trying to get some off shore work as its good money and somthing differant.
i like hard work not ponsy crap like im doing now.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:49, Thu 14 April 2011
just a few pics if anyones interested  :)

new windscreen
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AEM uego afr gauge kit
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for the eagle eyes i will be polishing out the scratch on intercooler :lol:
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bumper just sitting in position at mo need to get a rivet gun to rivet bottom of wing before i put bumper in and possibly make a few mounting brackets for bumper
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Post by: BabyBluGTT on 19:51, Thu 14 April 2011
Yes yes!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5-Mission on 08:35, Fri 15 April 2011
Nice 1 Neil, she's looking awesome! I'll bring me bits round tomorrow and have a proper look  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: tubbyG on 09:54, Fri 15 April 2011
Nice......Looks like your just about there, the colour looks great with in the sun  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:22, Fri 15 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
Yes yes!
:lol:  cheers mate
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:27, Fri 15 April 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
Nice......Looks like your just about there, the colour looks great with in the sun  :mrgreen:
Cheers bud, ye nearly there ive not been working on car as much over last 2 weeks so from next week im going to work on it as much as i can, got to bleed me brakes and sort out a seized rear caliper and then sort out some dodgy idling, apart from that its just a few little things  :D  :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:29, Fri 15 April 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Nice 1 Neil, she's looking awesome! I'll bring me bits round tomorrow and have a proper look  8)

Cheers Peter, early morning would be better for me well not to early im working tonight :lol:  10ish any chance you could bring round your brake pipe flaring tool?
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:53, Fri 15 April 2011
mate that looks amazing!!!
well done. you are very nearly there.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:43, Fri 15 April 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
mate that looks amazing!!!
well done. you are very nearly there.

cheers smithy, yep ive not been given the 5 much attention the last 2 weeks so next week im going to go flat out again, which is about 10mph the way i work  :lol:, any progress on yours?
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 23:02, Sat 16 April 2011
No mate. Compleatly stuck! Still no brakes. It has to be dairies the servo or the master.
But really don't wana undo everything I have done to get to it to change them. And got no spare cash beacouse the weddings in 6 weeks.
So haven't touched the car. It dirty and looking very left out sat on my drive.
I hate it!!!
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:38, Sat 23 April 2011
As some of you may be aware from reading the technical issues (thanks to those who replied :) ) i fitted my aem uego gauge kit but due to me having a dodgy idling issue the afrs at idle were sky high, anyway ive located the problem to a split in the dump valve i now have an offcut of broom handle in place now :lol:.

Ive also put an extra bracket to support the crap single wiper that came with the car when i bought it, if youre thinking of getting one i wouldnt bother it still clonks against the bulkhead everynow and then  :roll:  and to accompany the wiper ive fitted a wiper blade washer jet this is excellent you can barely notice its there, thus getting rid of the big ugly washer jets 8)

Next up is to unseize a rear caliper, make a new flared brake pipe for the front near side and then bleed the system.

Make a few brackets for front bumper.

Fit driver side outer cv gaitor.

Make some petrol tank straps.

And a few niggly bits then im ready for mot. :D

A few pics
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/006-7.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/005-7.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/004-7.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/003-5.jpg)
Yes ive still got to sort the pissed exhaust :oops:
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/002-5.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/001-4.jpg)
Not sure im liking the huge spoiler now, but cant really justify spending getting rid welding the holes up and getting it painted by someone so its going to stay, if i keep the car then perhaps ill do this during the winter, hopefully gemma wont see this thread  :lol:.

I cant be the only person that wonders why they they are spending so much on these cars??
Its like a contagious disease, im already thinking of things id like to do to it next
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Post by: BabyBluGTT on 12:14, Sat 23 April 2011
I know how you feel mate, you cant stop spending!! That looks awesome though bud, great job on it. Bet you cant wait to take her for a spin ;)
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Post by: tubbyG on 17:24, Sat 23 April 2011
Looking v.nice!  The spoiler suits it as it stands.  Your getting very close now dude, shouldnt be long and you will be tearing up the back roads
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:37, Sun 24 April 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
I know how you feel mate, you cant stop spending!! That looks awesome though bud, great job on it. Bet you cant wait to take her for a spin ;)

Cheers fella, na i cant wait to drive it i reckon its going to sound like an animal when out on road what with no sound deadining etc, good job its only going to be a weekend blast car, i might have to hang ear defenders on the roll cage :lol:
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:40, Sun 24 April 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
Looking v.nice!  The spoiler suits it as it stands.  Your getting very close now dude, shouldnt be long and you will be tearing up the back roads

Cheers bud, the spoiler will stay for the time being, i feel abit of an outcast as most of the cars on here are standard looking, i guess its sometimes good to stand out from the rest :lol:, hopefully ill get car booked in for mot for 2weeks time happy days.
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 11:35, Sun 24 April 2011
This car looks sweet as!

Forget the spoiler, leave it as it is. The attention to detail on this car is amazing, it's not like it's just been slapped together.

Thumbs up from me!  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:04, Sun 24 April 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
This car looks sweet as!

Forget the spoiler, leave it as it is. The attention to detail on this car is amazing, it's not like it's just been slapped together.

Thumbs up from me!  8)

Cheers Ash  :D , well ill keep the spoiler for time being and hope im not classed as a chav :lol:. just a small push to the end and im done, phew.
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 16:04, Sun 24 April 2011
Far from Chav mate!
She has to be one of the cleanest fives around and all done by your self  :D
So I'd be very proud to show it off I wer you!!!
And as for the way she looks she your car mate.  :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:42, Sun 24 April 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Far from Chav mate!
She has to be one of the cleanest fives around and all done by your self  :D
So I'd be very proud to show it off I wer you!!!
And as for the way she looks she your car mate.  :D

Cheers bud,  :D  :D . Perhaps i need a proper mint standard (ish :lol:) 5 so ive got the best of both worlds, not sure ill get round the missus with that idea :roll: .

Not seen you on here for a while smithy, guess your getting grafted into the wedding malarkey :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:14, Sun 24 April 2011
Hay fella. That would be good a standard 5 as well. Lol

Yeah weddings getting close! And taking all my money at the mo so can't aford anything for the car.
Still have no brakes  :(

But I have decided to give it to a mate with a garage. He's gona get them sorted so it ready for after the wedding. All il have to do is pay him but that should be ok as won't have the wedding eating all me money. :D

Really looking forward to it. O and the wedding! Lol

What shows u planning on going to? Really wana see it's up close!
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:24, Sun 24 April 2011
Sorry just read that last bit.
Really wana see your car up close.
Bloody iPhone.
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:54, Sun 24 April 2011
You've done a huge amount of nice work on your 5 there..  looks great and love that blue.. i'm jealous of your clean workshop as well!  8)
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:55, Mon 25 April 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Sorry just read that last bit.
Really wana see your car up close.
Bloody iPhone.

 :lol: , thats why im happy with my ugly nokia that cost 10 from asda i dont do technology it frazzles me brain.

You jammy sod, im not looking forward to doing my brakes :( , ive read so many posts about people not being able to bleed there brakes im hoping im not one of them, ive ordered myself an Eezzi bleed to assist and i had the rear compensator changed for a new one before i took it of the road so im hoping it shouldnt be to bad.

Im hoping to either go to the French car show 5th june i think, or the rtoc national day 4th june again i think thats the right day, and i think theres a rtoc organised day at santa pod that id like to go to.

The car prob looks better in the pics so dont expect it to be pristine, im too much of a perfectionist so im always finding fault in the car, but to other people these faults proburly would bother them  :roll:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:05, Mon 25 April 2011
Quote from: "GTTboost"
You've done a huge amount of nice work on your 5 there..  looks great and love that blue.. i'm jealous of your clean workshop as well!  8)

Cheers GTTboost, thats a huge compliment judging by the exemplary high standards of work you do to your 5, ye i do love my little workshop got to keep it clean havent you :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:37, Mon 25 April 2011
Yeah I wanted to go to the one on the 5th but small problem. Wedding day is the 4th. Not sure I'd get away with that! Lol
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Post by: scratcher on 11:05, Tue 26 April 2011
Actually amazing! 8) Great job dude.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:34, Tue 26 April 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Actually amazing! 8) Great job dude.

Cheers scratcher  :D
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:24, Wed 27 April 2011
ive managed to change my cv gaitor today using the plastic cone and the stretchy gaitor, what a pain in the arse they are, they make it look so easy on you tube vids but in practice it aint so, still lots of washing up liquid later and its another job chalked off the list :D .

Managed to make a few extra brackets to support me front bumper, im waiting for the paint to dry now before i can fit them.

Also i thought its about time i put a breather pipe on my fuel tank, now ive got glass everywhere its starting to get me high each time i go inside the car :lol:.

Im getting carried away with the pics at mo  :oops:

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/002-6.jpg)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/006-8.jpg)
Bumper brackets
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/003-6.jpg)
Breather pipe
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I might clip this up one day yet again i might just leave it :lol:
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/009-7.jpg)
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:37, Thu 28 April 2011
mate your fuel tank is mint.
where is the fuel pump? just wondering?
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:26, Sat 30 April 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
mate your fuel tank is mint.
where is the fuel pump? just wondering?

Same place as standard cars.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:45, Mon 02 May 2011
Not alot to report over this weekend only had a few hours out there :cry:

Managed to get rear caliper off drivers side and cleaned it up, didnt have to much luck with the passenger side rear caliper i couldnt get the handbrake clip out the caliper housing so i had to dismantle this whilst it was on car, found the piston to be corroded quite abit hense why it was seized so im going to order a new piston.

Ive now got lots of bits unbolted around the car but cant put them back on yet as im waiting for some loctite, vey annoying.
Oh i also put some led rear bulbs in fog, brake/light & indicator i can now no longer see coloured bulbs through me clear lights and the brake light is now red and not pink :lol:
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:58, Mon 02 May 2011
Keep up the good work looks mint :)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:05, Tue 03 May 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
Keep up the good work looks mint :)
Cheers bud, it aint brilliant but my standards are abit to high.

Ideally id want the doors painted again and the roof but dont think the better half would understand maybe ill do this during the winter :lol:   my prepping wasnt at its best  :oops:, but to most people it wouldnt be a problem, i guess im just covering my arse when i eventually get the car to some shows/meets.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 22:25, Tue 03 May 2011
Its official, i f__king hate this car  :twisted:  :twisted:  

Ive just snapped 3 caliper bleed screws, i may aswell go at the 4th with a grinder and complete the fooking set, off to work now completely pissed off and all i can think off is what im going to do apart from burn it  :roll:
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Post by: fordy on 22:26, Tue 03 May 2011
dont give in dude

not sure on that fuel tank breather, if you roll over that will make it very nasty

once its fixed its a awesome feeling  :mrgreen:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:44, Wed 04 May 2011
mate i feel for you with the bleed screws. i did the same thing. and couldnt get them out. i hade to get all new (second hand ones) wasnt impressed.

but you are so close now its not even worth thinking about giving up!!! chin up fella.
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:37, Wed 04 May 2011
Good and bad news!!! :D  :(

Well ive just ordered one new front caliper & two rear calipers from cgb, amazingly they were cheaper than my local motor factors plus i would have to pay the surcharge because they dont take in calipers with broken bleed nipples, and cgb dont ask for any old units, also ordered a kevlar dump valve diaphram and a dv blanking plug, as i have two dv outlets on intercooler pipe  :roll: .

The bad news is im not going to afford to mot her untill payday in 3 weeks, which means i wont be going in the 5 to either the national day or fcs.

The cars still in the dog house though :lol:, and i wont ever be doing this sort of thing again mucking about with cars is so flaming expensive :roll:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:44, Wed 04 May 2011
Quote from: "fordy"
dont give in dude

not sure on that fuel tank breather, if you roll over that will make it very nasty

once its fixed its a awesome feeling  :mrgreen:

Ye i still need to clip it up, because of where the breather fitting is on tank if it was to roll over it would be nigh on impossible for petrol to drip onto the exhaust, i take it thats what you meant?
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 04:30, Thu 05 May 2011
final hurdle mate,keep it going i know these cars can be a nightmare,you have came so far mate ,really looking forward to seeing her done good luck  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:08, Fri 13 May 2011
Not alot to report but feels its time to add to me thread :lol: , ive fitted three new calipers & a new hand brake cable, then found that i had a split rubber seal that sits on top off master cylinder :evil:  ive just popped round me mates where ive got a standard 5 stored and popped the seal from there its looks different but it fits like a beauty :), ive just got to bleed the system and pray nothing goes wrong there, then make up some petrol tank straps then im ready for the dreaded MOT which is booked for thursday, gonna get the tracking done at the same time :)
(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/001-5.jpg)
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:17, Sat 14 May 2011
Mate that's grate!!! Ur so close now!!! I have some good news!!! I GOT BRAKES!!!!!!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:26, Mon 16 May 2011
Umm i new i was getting to far ahead of myself by booking MOT, ive just cancelled it :cry:  :cry:  it seems my master cylinder doesnt want to play ball  :evil:, to be fair i took it off and cleaned it with air gun/brake fluid and it was fooking filthy :oops: and its just sat around for 7 years doing nowt but even the attempted cleaning didnt do anything.

Now normally at this time i want to kick the shit out of the car, shed doors and whatever i can land me boots into, but me mate was there so im guessing he had a calming influence on me :lol: so ive now just got used to replacing things ill be picking up a new master cylinder this afternoon. Im now going to wait untill i everythings done then book mot again,

over and out from a surprisingly calm and relaxed Neil :lol:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:31, Mon 16 May 2011
Calm deep breths mate. In....... And out.......  :lol:

Look all I think about now is what she's going to be like to drive when she's done.
And trust me it's going to all be worth it in the end!!!

Chin up mate ur so close now. 8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:08, Mon 23 May 2011
Ive replaced the master cylinder and have now got brakes :D  booked MOT again hopefully this time it should make it.

Im already nervous 1 because i always think any of my cars will fail and 2 because i havent driven the car in over 7 years :oops:,

just made some fuel tank straps and replaced handbrake cable now just got to go over car while its still up on axle stands and make sure all nuts and bolts are tight etc etc.  

Think id best get some insurance quotes now :mrgreen:
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Post by: pushbike88 on 12:37, Mon 23 May 2011
nice car
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:34, Wed 25 May 2011
Cheers pushbike  :),

Spent nearly an hour last night sanding & polishing out some blue overspray that landed on one of my wheels when i was doing some painting the other month :x  i thought id covered all the car up :oops: somehow it managed to get onto the bottom of back bumper and the top of the exhaust aswell, good job ive got lots of g3, i also sealed up and painted around fuel tank strap bolts underneath car to stop any potential rust issues.

In for mot tommorow...... wish me luck.
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Post by: tubbyG on 10:02, Wed 25 May 2011
Best of luck with the mot  8)
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Post by: scratcher on 10:03, Wed 25 May 2011
Good luck!! I'm sure it'll get through no probs :)

Bilt Hamber regular clay is handy on overspray ;)
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Post by: 5-Mission on 10:31, Wed 25 May 2011
Good luck with the MOT dude!  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:21, Wed 25 May 2011
good luck fella. my fingers are crossed for ya.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:48, Wed 25 May 2011
Cheers fellas, im not expecting it to pass though but im hoping if it does fail, it will fail on something silly, this way of thinking will stop me being disheartened should it fail :lol:.

Im always like this even with my mondeo i was thinking it was going to fail, it passed with just one advisory they couldnt check rear seatbelt due to baby seat :lol:, which reminds me thats due in a few months  :roll:

Ive just washed the girl in the shed with it still on axle stands :lol: , being a tart a wrapped all the brakes up with bubble wrap so they didnt get wet :oops:, i hate rusty brakes.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:05, Wed 25 May 2011
lol what you like. :lol:

she will be fine mate.
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Post by: tubbyG on 23:28, Thu 26 May 2011
so.........................how did it go???
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:12, Fri 27 May 2011
??????????????? :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:33, Fri 27 May 2011
Sorry fellas for some reason i couldnt get on the site for ages even tried last night at work but computer said NO  :lol: .

Anyway i had the pleasure of driven my 5 for the 1st time in over 7 years to the mot place shame it was only 0.2miles away :( .

 And it only went and passed well chuffed, it came with three minor advisorys two of which i knew about.
Both rear tyres are coming up to there limit, and theres no rear seats fitted (i didnt realise untill he pointed that out  :lol:).

I did give it a run up the link road then back home but no more than that as ive not got any insurance yet. It was a nervous experience but an exciting one at the same time, trying to keep an eye on all the gauges is a mission, i think the boost went to 9psi so got to more than double that when i sort fuelling out, oh and ive got an oil leak i think its coming from the timing chain cover, think ill put a thread up in problem section.........
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: tubbyG on 17:53, Fri 27 May 2011
Well done mate, all that hard work has paid off.

Didn't think that lack of rear seats would be an issue, it wasn't with mine anyway. DO you still have the seatbelts in place??
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Post by: Hurty on 17:57, Fri 27 May 2011
I know what you mean about being nervous since my first 5 blew up on me 2 miles down the road from the fellas house i'm like a crack fiend for checking my gauges, it's only a car though, they can ALL be fixed :wink:
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:56, Fri 27 May 2011
WeLl done fella!!!!! So chuffed for u.
I didn't know the rear seat thing was an issue either. That may be a problem for me to. Lol o well.
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Post by: 5-Mission on 23:50, Fri 27 May 2011
Nice 1 Neil!  8)  :D well done for getting it through obviously the exhaust was within noise limits then? What's it like inside the car? I take it insurance is next if you haven't already then off to some shows!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:47, Sat 28 May 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
Well done mate, all that hard work has paid off.

Didn't think that lack of rear seats would be an issue, it wasn't with mine anyway. DO you still have the seatbelts in place??

I dont think it was an issue he just said he had to put it down :!:  :?  na not got the seatbelts in back, now to sort the fuelling :)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:49, Sat 28 May 2011
Quote from: "Hurty"
I know what you mean about being nervous since my first 5 blew up on me 2 miles down the road from the fellas house i'm like a crack fiend for checking my gauges, it's only a car though, they can ALL be fixed :wink:

 :lol:  ye this is true but i wouldnt mind trying to keep my money in me pocket for a change, rather than keep pumping it into a 25 year old french car...
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:52, Sat 28 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
WeLl done fella!!!!! So chuffed for u.
I didn't know the rear seat thing was an issue either. That may be a problem for me to. Lol o well.

Cheers bud :D , as above post you should have an issue smithy, just the bloke being anal, he could have put a thousand advisory's down and i wouldnt have cared as long as it passed and wasnt a death trap. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:04, Sat 28 May 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Nice 1 Neil!  8)  :D well done for getting it through obviously the exhaust was within noise limits then? What's it like inside the car? I take it insurance is next if you haven't already then off to some shows!

Cheers Peter, ye no worries with exhaust noise, its still pissed though if only i knew someone who could weld..... :lol: oh you can, do you fancy a drink....... :mrgreen: .

Its loud inside the car, but there was lots going on plus i didnt even drive it more than a mile so hard to say what the experience will be.

Ive got insurance now Adrian flux 468 fully comprehensive, all mods listed, 0 years no claims (but got 7 with the st) with full Green flag recovery (defo a must with these cars :lol: ).

Hopefully ill get tax early next week then all being well ill give it a good run out thursday to iron out any niggles that may occur then up the boost and play with the fuelling :D  :D
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 10:39, Sat 28 May 2011
Sounds good mate. I have hit a wall with mine. I.e. No money. Wedding next sat so skint. And I'm sh@ting my self! Lol
Just wish I could take the car for a spin to take my mind off it! Lol
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Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:02, Mon 30 May 2011
Umm had abit of an impulse buy yesterday, went onto rtoc then noticed somone was selling lots of goodies :) 1 phone call and an hour later ive met the bloke at lakeside given him some expensive paper in exchange for a brand new short shift kit :lol: Not sure the better half understands it but she and the boy got a nice mcdonalds milkshake for there troubles :mrgreen:  

(http://i813.photobucket.com/albums/zz54/nadgtt1982/renault/009-8.jpg)
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Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:52, Tue 31 May 2011
:lol:  :lol:
nice one mate. i was going to get one of these but couldnt aford it at the time so just got the linkage instead of both bits. its made a hell of a differance to the gear change.
good luck fitting the linkage there a pig!!! :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:46, Tue 31 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
:lol:  :lol:
nice one mate. i was going to get one of these but couldnt aford it at the time so just got the linkage instead of both bits. its made a hell of a differance to the gear change.
good luck fitting the linkage there a pig!!! :D

Ye ive read your post about fitting the ickle linkage, thats going to stay in the box untill i can order the plastic bit you said breaks, im just glad i didnt find out about the plastic bit breaking while i was trying to fit it, so cheers bud :D.

 I managed to get the car back up on axles stands :roll: and disconnect the linkage and swap the stick over, bit of a pain because you have to drill out the swively bit that connects old stick to the linkage arm, and then provide your own nuts & bolts to connect it to the new stick (i would have thought it should have been provided but luckily i had bolts big enough to fit nice and snug).

Thats as far as i got because i was supposed to be looking after my 2yr old and he was getting bored :lol:  :lol:.
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Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 10:31, Tue 31 May 2011
no probs mate i have the part number somwhere il dig it out tonight.
i found out the hard way. lol

looking good though.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:44, Tue 31 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
no probs mate i have the part number somwhere il dig it out tonight.
i found out the hard way. lol

looking good though.

Ye cheers dude that would be helpful, how much was it? i dont even know where my nearest dealer is, possibly sevenoakes which is about 30miles away :evil: think ill google it
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:47, Tue 31 May 2011
Google check done, Chatham 10miles away thats better :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:59, Tue 31 May 2011
the part is only 3 quid. then id get the c clip to as there so easy to fire across the workshop while taking it off. lol

there are also 2 rubber gator type things that go on the linkage to. dont split them taking the old one out as you will need to use them again. and there not cheep for what they are. :?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:30, Fri 03 June 2011
Cars looking abit sorry for itself at the mo, i had an oil leak coming from timing chain cover so ive just replaced the seal and put cover back on, also done the sump bit of apita to wiggle it in but i think ive done it ok. Guess ill find out if ive sorted leak when i fill her up with oil 2moz :roll: Going to replace oil filter and then sort the little quick shift linkage that connects at gearbox end and put everything back on that had to come off to change sump gasket.

Oh just taxed her for 6months (tight arse  :lol: ) fingers crossed ill take her for a long drive sunday :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 15:13, Tue 07 June 2011
HOw did you get on with the linkage mate?
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 17:06, Tue 07 June 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
HOw did you get on with the linkage mate?

What a nightmare that ickle linkage is.... getting it on wasnt a problem but trying to select all the gears was shite, i couldnt find them at all unless i shoved the gearstick with venom and then it didnt sound too good  :roll: i took the fooker off in the end and just kept the gearlever/knob part of it which is blinding and has made a nice bit of difference :D .

With the little linkgage in place it was hard to select gears even with me doing it right by the gearbox by hand, then a quick change to the old one and i could change gear with ease by the gearbox, hope this makes sense :lol: , still ive got a nice brand new plastic bit :lol: and sods law the old one didnt fall apart :roll:

Small update,
Ive been waiting an eternity for my sump and timing chain sealent to dry, after four days it was only dry to touch on the outer skin, it did say on the packaging that it was slow curing but still :shock: so i got bored of waiting and just filled her up with oil and hoped for the best, ive had her ticking over for a good 15mins now and theres no leaks on the paper sheet ive layed down, but a good run out will tell me if ive sorted it propurly. Im hoping to get out sometime thursday for a run out but gemmas informed me shes going out for a long shopping trip :evil: and i cant fit a baby seat into the bucket seat. so looks like it will be friday.

 Its now been over 1 1/2 weeks since she passed her mot and im really itching to give her a good run out before the fun starts with upping the boost and sorting the fuelling out :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:51, Tue 07 June 2011
I fouNs the same pRoblen mate. U have to go under the car under the gear leaver and adjust the spline. It takes a few goes to get it right but is lush when it's done. So if I didn't mention this before.  :oops:

Sounds goo though mate apart from the lack of chances to drive her.
Now the wedding is over and done with I'm 100% car now.

I'm leaveing in 5 mins to get my down pipe with the new boss welded on.  :D
Then after the honeymoon this weekend il fit it.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:32, Tue 07 June 2011
You did mention it fella, plus as i was putting new quick shift lever in by tunnel i had to adjust it there anyway, i spent the best part of 3 hours trying to adjust it with the little bit on by gearbox, it just wouldnt have it :evil: . Its hard to explain but with the little linkage in place i couldnt even find the gears easily by hand underneath the gearbox, with the gear selector then installed it was near dam impossible.

Ye get the honeymoon out the way and get cracking on the car :lol: have a goodun fella.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:38, Sat 11 June 2011
I have just got in from a nice long drive in the 5 :D , what an experience very loud with lots going on what with all the gauges doing there business, but once she comes on boost it sound  8)  i took a small tool box with me but didnt need it :o , but i have found some issues with her..........

1, she rubs on the arches right at the back of arch where it meets bumper gonna have to get the dremel out, has anyone got any pics of how much arch to cut away :?:  dont want it to look gash.

2, i need to bend me indicator stick slightly towards me as im only small and its abit of a stretch to get to them :oops:

3, my nsf indicator connector needs cleaning out it keeps losing connection and makes all the other indicatiors do funny things :lol:

4, found the oil temp to take an age to read on me gauge and then it only went up to 70degrees and this was at idle, as soon as i moved it went down to 50degrees :( , shows that the cooler works though but maybe abit to well, looks like ill have to invest in an oil temp control stat :roll:, ive got my temp gauge plumbed into an oil line that comes off the cooler but im not sure if its before or after its passed through the cooler :?:

What union does the oil come out of by the filter the left or right union :?:

All in all not a bad snag list, because i knew id have one :lol:.
As for the drive not bad atall im getting more confident with it,only giving it beans once boost level is 10psi didnt seem to kick in till around 3000 -3500rpm ish T25, and the afrs were at 13.5 so slightly lean. Gonna give her a run out 2moz and then next week ill wind the boost up and try to sort the fuelling out im thinking 1.2 2nd stage and 1mm a/c does this sound ok :?:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: tubbyG on 16:58, Sat 11 June 2011
its good to see you finally enjoying the car.... 8)

 I have a T2/25 running 18psi with 285 cam, AFR's are about 12
 for the carb I have only enlarged the second stage to 1.3mm
and reduced the A/C to 0.9mm     :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:04, Sun 12 June 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
4, found the oil temp to take an age to read on me gauge and then it only went up to 70degrees and this was at idle, as soon as i moved it went down to 50degrees :( , shows that the cooler works though but maybe abit to well, looks like ill have to invest in an oil temp control stat :roll:, ive got my temp gauge plumbed into an oil line that comes off the cooler but im not sure if its before or after its passed through the cooler :?:

What union does the oil come out of by the filter the left or right union :?:

My oil temp does a similar thing. Reads about the same as the temerature gauge which i suppose makes sense as i still run the standard radiator.

I know my oil temp sender is screwed into the right hand side of the sandwich plate which is the oil return from the cooler. Probably not the most accurate but as far as i can understand the oil travels through the filter, then the cooler and then onto the engine.

Mine never reads as low as 50c though, it tends to hover about 65-75c. I can get it to push 100c if i really give it some stick.  :twisted:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:55, Sun 12 June 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I know my oil temp sender is screwed into the right hand side of the sandwich plate which is the oil return from the cooler.

When you say the right hand side of sandwich plate is that looking at engine from the front or the other way. Ive got two choices for an oil thermostat one thats part of the sandwich plate or one that goes in between the oil lines, not sure which one to go for either way it will be apita to do :roll: .
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:59, Sun 12 June 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
its good to see you finally enjoying the car.... 8)

 I have a T2/25 running 18psi with 285 cam, AFR's are about 12
 for the carb I have only enlarged the second stage to 1.3mm
and reduced the A/C to 0.9mm     :mrgreen:

Ye its good to finally get her out in the open :D , im guessing its just a case of trial and error with the fuelling. With regards to drilling the 2nd stage out how far do you drill in the carb body, obviously i dont want to drill through and come out the other side :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:23, Sun 12 June 2011
Took a few pics yesterday so im throwing them on here :) , managed to fix tyre scrubbage by dremeling away at rear arches, bent indicator stalk towards driver and ive cleaned out the nsf indicator connector so they all work nicely :D.

I was intending on taking car for another drive as me mate wanted to see what shes like on road, but weathers been shocking and the two previous drives out have ended up with it raining  :x very annoying, so i gave her a wash and chamoised her dry in the shed :mrgreen:  

Next up is to up the boost and play with the carb, im also going to set the valve clearances up at the same time, also would it matter if i re torqued the head bolts down again :!:  and if so by how much.

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Few how tight is that i can just  fit my finger under, all this to get her out on road from shed
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A before and after of me timing chain cover whilst i fixed oil leak
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Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: owe on 19:37, Sun 12 June 2011
ive got the same issue with my compomotive mo's, i was gona go down the route of get 5mm taken off the inside of the hub to change the offset but comopomotive told me my wheel wud snap off lol
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:08, Sun 12 June 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I know my oil temp sender is screwed into the right hand side of the sandwich plate which is the oil return from the cooler.

When you say the right hand side of sandwich plate is that looking at engine from the front or the other way. Ive got two choices for an oil thermostat one thats part of the sandwich plate or one that goes in between the oil lines, not sure which one to go for either way it will be apita to do :roll: .

That's with the sandwich plate fitted to the engine, and then looking at the engine from the front of the car.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 08:28, Mon 13 June 2011
Quote from: "owe"
ive got the same issue with my compomotive mo's, i was gona go down the route of get 5mm taken off the inside of the hub to change the offset but comopomotive told me my wheel wud snap off lol

I only had a tiny bit of rubbing at the back arches where the arch chamfers in to accept the bumper, but the fronts could do with spacers as they rub on full lock :roll:.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 08:31, Mon 13 June 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I know my oil temp sender is screwed into the right hand side of the sandwich plate which is the oil return from the cooler.

When you say the right hand side of sandwich plate is that looking at engine from the front or the other way. Ive got two choices for an oil thermostat one thats part of the sandwich plate or one that goes in between the oil lines, not sure which one to go for either way it will be apita to do :roll: .

That's with the sandwich plate fitted to the engine, and then looking at the engine from the front of the car.

Right cheers for that, im not really sure if it matters where you put the temp sender ie before or after its run through the cooler
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 20:31, Thu 16 June 2011
This car is porn. Good work chap.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:21, Wed 22 June 2011
Quote from: "BabyBluGTT"
This car is porn. Good work chap.

 :lol:  :oops:  :D Cheers but i wouldnt put it that high pics look better than flesh.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:51, Wed 22 June 2011
Right id best keep up to date with me thread,

Ive been having an issue selecting gears when car gets up to operating temperature, ive had some advice saying that the heat from exhaust is causing the gear lever mechanism to expand (its a quickshift :roll: ) and cause this problem so ive wrapped the exhaust directly under lever with hear wrap, hopefully this will sort it out.

Ive also reset the valve clearances re torqued the head bolts, drilled 2nd stage on carb to 1.2 and a/c to 1mm, ive also painted the top and hub facing part of brake discs satin black as i wasnt happy washing the car and finding the disc to be covered in rust :x.

Last night i fitted my mocal oil thermostat to hopefully cure my very low temp issues ive got. What a pita that was alternator off, grill off and then i couldnt fit spanner in to undo union nuts by sandwich plate so i had to cut hoses in situ :roll: , and then to top it off my oil temperature sender cable snapped on me  :evil: it was only made up of 1 single strand copper 1mm thick wire similar to arial wire and this was even hollow :shock: . So i had to solder this back together took me two attempts as it was hard to twist the two together to then solder it :oops:  im still unsure if the temp gauge is going to work now prob wont find out till thursday oh the joys of playing around with cars.

Hopefully i can take her out thursday and then see what the re jetting has done to me afr reading then it will be time to upp the boost because at the moment id say me mondeo is quicker and its a diesel :oops:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:25, Wed 22 June 2011
arrgh :evil: ive just done some research on my broken capillary line and ive found out why it was hollow, theres a gas inside so when the oil gets warmer it heats the gas up which in turn moves the needle inside gauge, what a knob i am :oops: got to buy a new gauge now  :x  mrs aint going to be happy, im skint and my chances of being able to afford to go to pod day is getting slimmer. :(
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: James5 on 13:37, Wed 22 June 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
arrgh :evil: ive just done some research on my broken capillary line and ive found out why it was hollow, theres a gas inside so when the oil gets warmer it heats the gas up which in turn moves the needle inside gauge, what a knob i am :oops: got to buy a new gauge now  :x  mrs aint going to be happy, im skint and my chances of being able to afford to go to pod day is getting slimmer. :(


Argh feck replacing it for now just drive it to pod as it is :mrgreen:  i am in the same boat matey still loads todo on my 5
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:17, Wed 22 June 2011
Quote from: "James5"
Argh feck replacing it for now just drive it to pod as it is :mrgreen:  i am in the same boat matey still loads todo on my 5

Ive just ordered it  :lol: whilst ive got everything apart i may as well get it only thing is ive got to go to coventry for some gay team building malarkey monday and tuesday so its not going to leave me much time to test car and see if ive done the carb ok :roll: worst case scenario is ill be joining you lot at toddington in the mondeo, be cheap on the fuel aswell :lol: its an 2.2tdci but i can still get 60mpg on the motorway :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: scratcher on 07:53, Thu 23 June 2011
It'll be all good man. The ammount of cars that get fix on the way to/at Pod 8)
I'm looking forward to seeing this now!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:51, Thu 23 June 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
It'll be all good man. The ammount of cars that get fix on the way to/at Pod 8)
I'm looking forward to seeing this now!

Dont look to close :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: James5 on 11:35, Thu 23 June 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "scratcher"
It'll be all good man. The ammount of cars that get fix on the way to/at Pod 8)
I'm looking forward to seeing this now!

Dont look to close :lol:  :lol:

Trust me mate mine looks better in pic's also :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 09:57, Fri 24 June 2011
Had abit of bad news yesterday, the company that i ordered my replacement oil temp gauge rang to say that there supplier doesnt bring them in from the states anymore, ive rang a few more companies but it sounds like they all use the same supplier :(
Ive tried to find the splitfire website but all it brings up is there sparkplug site :x not sure what im going to do as i dont want an odd gauge sitting there, i might see if i can find someone who can fix mine but for now ive put the car back together :(
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 21:27, Sat 02 July 2011
Took the 5 for a 250mile all round trip to pod day yesterday and she didnt let me down  :D, had an embarrasing moment at toddington services, started her up but forgot to turn me fuel pump on and then wondered why 100meters down nearly onto slip road she died, after some fellow 5 owners turned up it suddenly dawned on me what id done :lol:  :oops: still nice of them to help :D.

Ive turned me boost up via actuator and im now up to 13psi mani what a difference abit off carb fettling and 3psi makes to the performance cant wait to get her up to 18 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: scratcher on 14:55, Sun 03 July 2011
The car looked great on Friday mate.
I didn't find you to say howdy but I got a couple of photos  :)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/Frog%20Of%20The%20Pod%202011/DSC04063.jpg)

(http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g319/pimpscratcher/Renault/Frog%20Of%20The%20Pod%202011/DSC04061.jpg)
I love the dash  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 08:32, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
The car looked great on Friday mate.
I didn't find you to say howdy but I got a couple of photos  :)

Cheers scratcher, ye it would have been good to put some names to faces maybe some other time :)  Glad you liked the car if it wasnt so windy id have left me bonnet open for you to look at, going to use the bungy strap idea that i got from the lovely red 5 with the white wheels. To be honest i thought it was you that stopped at toddington turns out it was another d reg leccy blue phase 1 :lol: Just some door cards to make and the insides finished... i think :!:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: James5 on 08:46, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "scratcher"
The car looked great on Friday mate.
I didn't find you to say howdy but I got a couple of photos  :)

Cheers scratcher, ye it would have been good to put some names to faces maybe some other time :)  Glad you liked the car if it wasnt so windy id have left me bonnet open for you to look at, going to use the bungy strap idea that i got from the lovely red 5 with the white wheels. To be honest i thought it was you that stopped at toddington turns out it was another d reg leccy blue phase 1 :lol: Just some door cards to make and the insides finished... i think :!:


Have to admit your car did look good, i was there when you first broke down out the back of toddy services :lol:  i was in the bright red Nike hoody, i was travelling as a passenger in the 55plate Golf GTTDI.  The bloke with the hat on was Tony aka fishead.   :lol: Fuel pump switch not on :mrgreen:  

The red 5 with the white wheels is my mate Phil, that man has ploughed some money into that 5 think he said his receipts for the project come to about 21k+ all the little bit's he has forgotten about.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: scratcher on 10:01, Mon 04 July 2011
I was at Toddington :) mine was the 'leccy blue one with black wheels. Parked next to Tony's one.
Phil's car is lovely. Worth every penny!
I hope there's some more meets this summer.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:04, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "James5"
Have to admit your car did look good, i was there when you first broke down out the back of toddy services :lol:  i was in the bright red Nike hoody, i was travelling as a passenger in the 55plate Golf GTTDI.  The bloke with the hat on was Tony aka fishead.   :lol: Fuel pump switch not on :mrgreen:  

The red 5 with the white wheels is my mate Phil, that man has ploughed some money into that 5 think he said his receipts for the project come to about 21k+ all the little bit's he has forgotten about.

Cheers for the comments fella :) , i think with me thinking me car is destined for a recovery truck and then the embarrassment of realising it was just a switch not turned on i didnt get chance to register who might be who from this site although i knew steve l must have been around because of his green 19.

Ye i spoke to the guy with the golf and Phil both nice blokes, 21k crikey its scary what people spend on a r5 :shock:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:09, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
I was at Toddington :) mine was the 'leccy blue one with black wheels. Parked next to Tony's one.
Phil's car is lovely. Worth every penny!
I hope there's some more meets this summer.

Ye i reconised your car very easily at pod by the mad front exit exhaust 8)  how do you get over speed humps :shock:, Phil's car is very nice, going to be mag featured soon aswell 8) , ye be good to get a few more meets in this summer
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: scratcher on 13:13, Mon 04 July 2011
:lol:  :lol:  Very slowly. It kept catching the road on the lanes up to Pod. I wonder if it sends sparks flying out from under the car.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:10, Mon 04 July 2011
Umm im not happy ive just noticed a small outward dent on bonnet with a crack in paint on top its about the size of a 5pence piece. On further inspection using some grease its the one of the welds on me lobster that is touching it, i had to push bloody hard on the bonnet for it to make contact though :x .

Now im thinking do i grind abit away from the weld, or raise the bonnet stops up abit but then this will then not allign with wings. I did also think of putting a louvre or two right where it was touching but im not sure the company exist's anymore. What ever i do its not going to be done in a hurry due another baby arriving at the end of the year and im in the process of getting a loft extension on the way so my renault funds are well and truly low  :(

Does anyone know of somewhere that does the louvres :?:  for future reference preferably in the south of the country :)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: scratcher on 19:14, Mon 04 July 2011
Congratulations on the baby dude  :D

Grind the weld away if you can and adjust the lifters a few mm.
My bonnet is louvred above the carb and I had nothing but trouble with rain dripping into the mixture screw. It has packing tape under that section now  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:30, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "scratcher"
Congratulations on the baby dude  :D

Grind the weld away if you can and adjust the lifters a few mm.
My bonnet is louvred above the carb and I had nothing but trouble with rain dripping into the mixture screw. It has packing tape under that section now  :lol:

Cheers fella :) must be a sucker for punishment i thought having the one was bad enough :lol:, i can never get me head around how james 5 can do so much on his car and have 4 kids with another one arriving soon :shock:

Thats a good thing you said about the problems putting a louvre above carb  :wink: wont be going that route. Ye i think ill do what you said and get the dremel out, really annoying though. Its got brand new so called uprated engine mounts on there too so it shouldnt move about much :roll:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: tubbyG on 20:25, Mon 04 July 2011
I had the exact same problem with my standard bonnet and the lobster, Was so gutted to see the lump with crack in it :evil:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: James5 on 21:07, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
Quote from: "scratcher"
Congratulations on the baby dude  :D

Grind the weld away if you can and adjust the lifters a few mm.
My bonnet is louvred above the carb and I had nothing but trouble with rain dripping into the mixture screw. It has packing tape under that section now  :lol:

Cheers fella :) must be a sucker for punishment i thought having the one was bad enough :lol:, i can never get me head around how james 5 can do so much on his car and have 4 kids with another one arriving soon :shock:

Thats a good thing you said about the problems putting a louvre above carb  :wink: wont be going that route. Ye i think ill do what you said and get the dremel out, really annoying though. Its got brand new so called uprated engine mounts on there too so it shouldnt move about much :roll:

5 kids is the new 3 matey :D

Congratulations to you and the Mrs's having a baby is a fantastic part of your life enjoy it :mrgreen: .

I don't actaully know how I do so much on the 5 I play only with the 5 in the evening's when the kids are in bed and sometimes my eldest is out in the car just talking to me when I am doing things with it.  At the mo things are at a standstill just pending funds
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 21:40, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "James5"

Congratulations to you and the Mrs's having a baby is a fantastic part of your life enjoy it :mrgreen: .

  At the mo things are at a standstill just pending funds

Ye ive got a 2 1/4 year old son and he's the best thing ive done in my life hes just a mini me love him to bits :D

I no how you feel im feeling the pinch this month :roll:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 21:46, Mon 04 July 2011
Quote from: "Phase2-tungy-gtt"
I had the exact same problem with my standard bonnet and the lobster, Was so gutted to see the lump with crack in it :evil:

I was so pissed when i saw it, i thought id done away with the big spending on this car :evil:  ill probably leave it till winter now then prep it myself and get it professionally painted i only feel confident painting small parts on the outside of car.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: DaveMayGTT on 09:10, Tue 05 July 2011
My bonnet had a tiny outward dent that sounds very similar but i dont think its right over the carb lobster so god knows what done mine.
As already said, congrats m8! Loads of Dads on here eh, I got 2 girl :P
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:25, Wed 13 July 2011
Im getting withdrawal symptoms i havent driven my car for nearly two weeks :(  :( , hopefully ill get chance at the weekend to go for a blast.

 Not done an awful lot to car but did get chance to get some better cv gaitor ties on as the old ones were letting grease out especially the drivers side, my wheels were covered after pod day :x ive also rectified a few horrible rattling issues well i hope i have, one of me rear shocks was loose :shock: and ive noticed that me filter/pump bracket is hitting the underneath of car on its rubber bobbins so ive rectified this. Ive also sorted out the knocking from the nearside front strut turns out it was missing a tiny rubber sleeve that is visable from the engine bay, luckily i was able to pinch this off a standard 5 prima ive got round me mates  :).
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 10:43, Thu 14 July 2011
hey bud glad to hear your getting all the niggles sorted :wink: it just takes time for some issues to show ,i drove my car with a full tool bag for months just incase  :lol: well at least its the best time of year for it,enjoy bud youve made an amazing job 8)  8)  8)
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:22, Sat 16 July 2011
Cheers baz :) ye ive got a little toolbox filled with the basic tools just in case :lol: touch wood ive not needed them...... yet :roll: .

Was going to have a blast in the 5 this morning meet up with some mates and have a good old english breakfast, and its fecking raining again some fing summer this is it happens every time and ive only just cleaned the car wheels off job :twisted: so i went back to bed.

I have just added to the interior bling by fitting a chrome boot catch to cheer me up :mrgreen:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: dj_craig_ on 12:50, Sat 16 July 2011
Wow! I would love to see this on a track, I like the colour too mate.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 23:49, Sat 16 July 2011
i know mate the weather is crap,not weather for the 5 thats for sure ,so are you gonna be tracking the beast?

funny how chrome bits make you all warm inside  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 07:05, Sun 17 July 2011
Quote from: "dj_craig_"
Wow! I would love to see this on a track, I like the colour too mate.

Cheers  :D
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 07:19, Sun 17 July 2011
Quote from: "bazr5gtt"
i know mate the weather is crap,not weather for the 5 thats for sure ,so are you gonna be tracking the beast?

funny how chrome bits make you all warm inside  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Ye i do love abit of chrome :mrgreen:

 I would like to take her out for a few track days because this was the aim many moons ago, but were expecting another little one early next year and were going to be having a loft conversion done mid september with me doing alot of work to it, so im going to be skint (no change there  :roll:) and im not going to have alot of spare time to play :( . But me and a few mates will be going up to Santa Pod mid august to put a few runs in which will be fun :D ones got a MK1 golf cab with a VR6 lump in he got 14.6 and the others got a S2 RST he got 15.8 so im hoping i can at least beat one of them
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 19:00, Sun 17 July 2011
same here bud nice and shiney :lol:

yeh i know mate babies do take up all your time,its just trying to fit everything round about,ill keep my fingers croosed for ya bud ,youll have to get the photos up of her at pod ,besta luck fella
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:02, Thu 28 July 2011
Sad news im afraid, ive cancelled my insurance yesterday due to what looks like a turbo failure and also ive got low oil pressure although im hoping ive fixed this.

Ive lots of white smoke which would suggest coolant leaking, so ive done a compression test which came up fine, and today ive made a coolant pressure tester using an old bicycle inner tube valve, which surprisingly worked, i pumped it up to 20psi and left it for 3hours with no pressure drop.

I still cant work out how coolant is getting into the exhaust and also ive not lost much coolant :? but somethings up, im going to get some more oil and a genuine filter put in and hope ive fixed the low oil pressure (i had alot of shite stuck to the oil pick up strainer), then ill prob run the car with turbo off to see if ive still got white smoke plus i can look for moisture on the turbo inards etc.

The reason for me cancelling the insurance is basically im skint and cannot afford to get my turbo rebuilt :cry:  so its pointless me insuring it if its not going to be running.

Also in 6 weeks time im having a loft conversion done (hence why im skint) and after the blokes done the structural side and made it weather tight, ive then got to insulate, plasterboard,plaster,1st fix timber in places,2nd fix timber, electrics, plumbing/heating, install fire doors, take down a chimmney etc etc so im not going to have time to have any fun with the renault, so it made sence to put her to rest untill ive the time/money to get her sorted. I wasnt thinking like this two days ago, i was very tempted to break her and get rid because im fed up with spending money on it, but ive calmed down now :)  im sure i cant be the only person thats thought why the fuk am i doing this to a renault 5 or even any car come to mention it :evil:
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:10, Thu 28 July 2011
The smoke could be the failed turbo?

I know everyone says oil burns blue, but everytime i have had turbo issues it has always blown out white/grey. Does it smell like burning oil?

It would make sense, especially if you had low oil pressure as that's almost certain to damage the turbo.

Clearly there isn't anything obviously wrong with the coolant system.

Hope you get it sorted!
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:40, Thu 28 July 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
The smoke could be the failed turbo?

I know everyone says oil burns blue, but everytime i have had turbo issues it has always blown out white/grey. Does it smell like burning oil?

It would make sense, especially if you had low oil pressure as that's almost certain to damage the turbo.

Clearly there isn't anything obviously wrong with the coolant system.

Hope you get it sorted!

Yes im thinking its the turbo, its definately not blue and doesnt really smell of anything, and yes mines like a white/grey colour mixed with alot of condensation :roll:

 Id like to find out and make sure that it is the turbo and not the engine thats causing the smoke and hopefully find out that ive got good oil pressure at idle, then i can tuck her away in shed knowing what ive got to do to get her sorted again, because it would bug me if i didnt :lol: do u think i should get my turbo rebuilt at a cost of 320 up to 450 :shock:  :( or look for a good 2nd hand one.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:20, Thu 28 July 2011
There's peace of mind getting it rebuilt.

It's cheaper in the short term to get a decent 2nd hand one, but from past experiance they could last 10'000miles or 1000miles. Bit of a gamble really.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: 5teve L on 08:50, Fri 29 July 2011
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
There's peace of mind getting it rebuilt.

It's cheaper in the short term to get a decent 2nd hand one, but from past experiance they could last 10'000miles or 1000miles. Bit of a gamble really.
What he said... Buy new or get it refurbed, unless you know & trust the seller.
Title: Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
Post by: bazr5gtt on 21:35, Tue 02 August 2011
once my t2 heated up it was white smoke on boost,and that turbo was shagged ,still boosted tho lol,best if you can get to see a turbo in the flesh so you can check it out for yourself ,funny how some peoples no play in the shaft means its shagged  :D ,hope you get it sorted rel soon mate besta luck :wink: