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R5_FIN

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R5 track car project
« on: 19:50, Tue 08 January 2013 »
Hi all,
thought I'll share my project here. I'm turning my old R5 into a track car so I can take it to the track and have some fun. It's not an original GT turbo, unfortunately.
Any comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Here it is getting disassembled.


Engine coming out.


The engine.


Disassembled.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #1 on: 20:02, Tue 08 January 2013 »
Making new parts.


Strenghtening the body.




The rear end is in pretty bad shape.


Rear plate removed. I ordered a new plate.


Found a surprise inside the rear wheel well. Same thing on the other side also.


And almost fixed.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #2 on: 20:06, Tue 08 January 2013 »
I've seen a few examples now with the inner rear aches rotten away.  :(  I dare not dig at mine at the moment.

What plans are after you have finished the bodywork?

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #3 on: 20:31, Tue 08 January 2013 »
After the body is fixed I'll start building a roll cage. I'm not going to put any interior in the car, trying to get very light. The engine has got around 200 bhp at the moment so if I get the car's weight well under 800kg it should be quite fun on the track.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #4 on: 14:55, Thu 10 January 2013 »
Do I spy EFI as well ?

200 on a track should be plenty if you concentrate on the handling side of things ;)

While the lump is out seam weld the subframe for a start, then polybush anything you can.

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« Reply #5 on: 16:21, Thu 10 January 2013 »
Yes you spy correctly. I made new intake and exhaust manifolds, so it has indeed four point injection. I can take a better picture of the engine. It still has the original ignition system but that I will replace with a wasted spark system.
My plan is to concentrate on the handling side so polybushes and a track suspension kit is coming.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #6 on: 18:16, Thu 10 January 2013 »
Here's a couple of pictures of the engine.




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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #7 on: 20:05, Mon 14 January 2013 »
Some new body parts installed.



Original Renault spare, fitted like a glove!

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #8 on: 21:21, Mon 14 January 2013 »
Nice work.

It's amazing what is actually still available from Renault.  8)

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #9 on: 20:58, Tue 22 January 2013 »
Done some welding in the rear


And I removed the windscreen


Also done a lot of cleaning, trying to get the rust protection stuff off (don't remember what's it called in english). Starting to regret that I did not just take the body to get sandblasted...

Hopefully next week I can build the body rig so I can rotate the body and get started working on the bottom.

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« Reply #10 on: 22:41, Tue 22 January 2013 »
Quick progress.  8)  

Is there no rot around the windscreen? Mine has fallen apart quite bad in that area.  :(

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #11 on: 09:59, Wed 23 January 2013 »
Actually I was a bit surprised myself, the windscreen area is in excellent condition!

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« Reply #12 on: 10:59, Wed 23 January 2013 »
Nice work !
So did your car have a carburetta or was it Efi before ?? If it wasn't, what throttle body & ecu are you using ?

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« Reply #13 on: 16:47, Wed 23 January 2013 »
Thanks. It had a carburator originally. It was a standard 1.4  R11 turbo engine, so it's actually the same engine as in R5GTT. The throttle body is from a Renault Megane and the ecu is megasquirt.

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Re: R5 track car project
« Reply #14 on: 17:26, Wed 30 January 2013 »
Fixed the front bumper mountings area on both sides. Still need to make the actual bumper mounting brackets but for that I need a bumper to get the brackets in the right place. Hopefully I'll get the bumper this weekend.