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MATT BLACK

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newbie ( Renault bod )
« on: 09:29, Tue 19 October 2010 »
Hey up, the names Matt - just bought this totally standard R5 GT Turbo last week and im planning to do a complete renovation of the car.

The car is totally standard and very original - its a little tatty but its all there and complete.

I had quite a few GT Turbos back in the early 90's and now at the grand old age of 36 i thought why not add another to the list.

I'm a Renault tech and have worked at Renault / independent specialists for 15 years.

Some pics ( original advert in autotrader )








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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #1 on: 10:31, Tue 19 October 2010 »
Welcome to the forum Matt, car's looking good.

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #2 on: 16:07, Tue 19 October 2010 »
Welcome.

Nice to see another red one.  8)

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #3 on: 18:01, Tue 19 October 2010 »
Looks good!

What is the spec? Is it standard bar the exhaust? Is it a low mileage/low ownership car?

Let us know what you have planned in your renovation, keeping it standard I hope :-)

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #4 on: 17:12, Wed 20 October 2010 »
The car is totally standard bar the back box ( ordered a genuine renault unit and its arrived today ) part number 7700436453 110 + vat. Someone has fitted a bleed valve and a green filter to the car but im not happy with the set up so ive stripped them off and converted it back to standard for the time being.

The bodywork will remain 100% standard, along with the wheels - people ruin these cars with kits and large wheels - theres not many left now so standard spec is the way forward.

My plans include a full mechanical overhaul ( engine, brakes, suspension etc ) and once im happy the car is running right i will go around sorting the bodywork which isnt to bad to be honest.

The only mods will be a new turbo ( T2/T25 ) re-jetted carb and a pace intercooler to give the car a realistic 150 / 160 bhp.

The car has covered 103k with some history.

The interior again is pretty good but showing signs of age ( worn carpet, rear seats look tired ) but these can be sorted easily enough.

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #5 on: 18:00, Wed 20 October 2010 »
Hi Matt!!

Welcome to the Club! I look forward to seeing the progress of your car having re-built mine a few years ago also.

Do you have any pictures of the backbox you got from Renault?? I'm tempted to buy a new one myself but am unsure what tailpipe you get now?? Is it still the peashooter or does it have the Chrome tip??

I'll have to give you an e-mail and have a chat about the VAG thing, I own Flan's Clio Valver Vag thingy & am thinking of doing something different with it and a 5  :wink:

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #6 on: 18:34, Wed 20 October 2010 »
looks like a clean example mate, good luck with it

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #7 on: 09:03, Thu 21 October 2010 »
Cheers all !!

The back box is the genuine Renault unit still available from the dealer - the one with the chrome tip !!

Flan did a cracking job on his 16v but personally i would have gone for the big power route. Think hes done a recent conversion on one of the lads Clio cups from Cliosport.

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #8 on: 20:24, Sat 06 November 2010 »
welcome mate love the red 5

get in sit down shut up!!!!!!

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #9 on: 12:07, Tue 09 November 2010 »
Thx pal

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #10 on: 21:07, Sun 14 November 2010 »
looks really nice

my exhaust needs a little something but we are not sure what should/looks good on it, any info/pics would be great

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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #11 on: 17:08, Mon 29 November 2010 »
Welcome to the site... Looks like you got yourself a nice standard example... Agree with you that they look better standard... Though some tastful mods do look good as well !!
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Re: newbie ( Renault bod )
« Reply #12 on: 19:29, Mon 29 November 2010 »
Looks good mate, got a good shine to it aswell wish mine looked like that.