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nadgtt1982

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #15 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,


paint flaked off :x


undersealed and top coat put on :D


Err under car  :lol:  :lol:


cut out part of old steering wheel to bolt to boss


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


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








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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #16 on: 15:07, Sun 31 October 2010 »
proper tidy!!

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #17 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: .



A very pissed backbox :oops:


Car grabbing some air before being pushed back in to its home :lol:

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #18 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.

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« Reply #19 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.

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #20 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 .

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« Reply #21 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:

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #22 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!!!!!
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« Reply #23 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: .

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #24 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???
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« Reply #25 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?

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #27 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 :) .


Ive also managed to scratch some paintwork up whilst i was messing about with water pump  :x yet more paintwork to do  :( .

Ive now got idling issues with car happy days  :lol:  :x

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Re: my very long track/road R5 gt turbo project
« Reply #28 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!

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« Reply #29 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.