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Title: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: SyGTT on 14:15, Tue 29 November 2011
Hi, I'm Sy, I'm 25 and from North Notts. Been reading in the background for a little while and i thought i'd make use of the account and post my story so far..

I bought an 89 tungsten GTT for 120 off a mate who had had it sat on his drive for a year (the second time this time round, couple other lads on the estate had owned this one too.)

My mate bought it originally as never tracked, raced etc for 800 i think about 4 years ago. he only did about 10 miles or less in it before it went offroad for ages after he overheated it. he sold it on to another lad down the road who promptly had a little accident or something in it as the back passenger corner is all out of shape. some how my mate got it back again and it sat on the drive again ( I'm saving it, I'm gonna restore it he says)

As it stands now its a bit of a mess to be frank. ill let the photos show you all..
They are a little out of order, ome before and after bodykit off shots. and a big pile of rust i kicked out of the sills too lol.

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Ive bought a 95 campus 1.4 to steal some panels and bits from. might end up as a complete reshell yet. i'll post some photos of that one another time. its tungsten aswell.

Ive always wanted a gtt, never thought i would own one. and now i do. pity it needs a summers work. but that might turn into a winters work as while writing this post ive just found out im out of a job.  :/ watch this space lol
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:53, Tue 29 November 2011
A lot of work, but anythings possible. Cut the rot out and see what your left with.

Numberplate is fitting.....To Be Continued.  :lol:
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: SyGTT on 11:37, Wed 30 November 2011
Yeah, TBC lol i thought that myself. i think i know already that its gonna be a reshell job. time will tell :)

It does run but the water pump doesnt seem to be working. and it needs the usual under bonnet bits sorting, heat shields, few bits of melted wiring etc :eek: but it is all complete and pretty standard apart from the actuator being wound out...

The campus cost 300, and has had sills and a few bits done, needs front bumper points and inner wings looking at. but nothing major as far as i can see.

cant see much being done this side of xmas. ive just garaged the gtt as there is lots of bare metal from the corner being smashed in :)
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: Hurty on 17:51, Wed 30 November 2011
120 is a bargain even if it does have rot, man i need to stop smoking could buy that after a few days quitting haha
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: SyGTT on 18:41, Wed 30 November 2011
I think i paid about the scrap value tbh. He couldnt even tell me if it would run :)
It definatley helped that he had a late mk1 golf cab sat on the street and the 5 taking up driveway space :)
Title: ##### UPDATE #####
Post by: 5campusturbo on 23:13, Thu 15 March 2012
Hello again all, I am SyGTT but i lost my login info, so i signed up again. Ill update the story here now.

Ive started work on reshelling the car on monday (being unemployed has its perks) the weather has been a litte bit kinder and i thought it about time i did something with it.

Started on the interior first, took out the GTT's Front seats/door cards/sun visors and bolted them into the campus, Campus front seats and rear with rear belts, 45,000 miles wear. up for grabs:) Im not transfering the Electric windows I dont think the wiring is there for it in the campus anyway and plugging elecs in and out is about my limit unless its a PC lol)

Transferred the Centre console/Phillips old school tape deck/gaiter and knob over aswell. Bloody Campus rubber gearknob took an age to get off, resorted to a carving knife in the end :)

Removed the GTT dash pane but not transferred that over yet, need to get a couple of bulbs that were missing, and managed to break off a resistor from the back while ferreting about blind under the dash to get leverage :/

# Note to self. Find out about dash panel conversion.

GTT steering wheel is off, however ive no idea how to get the boss off, Ive undone the 19mm nut inside the boss but its stiffer than bill clinton during spring break. Im sure brute force will prevail.
Im leaving the red carpet in the old shell, I'll buy new eventually, its filthy and ripped and would spoil the whole look inside, The campus carpet is is good nick and black carpet doesnt look too bad either..

Exterior wise, a few changes too, Campus plastics off, Rear GTT bumper is on, GTT mirrors/and rain gutters. Strangely the gutters on the 89 GTT where in much better nick that the 95 campus.
GTT pop out rear windows are in. pair of campus windows up for grabs (ill list lots of bits once i hit 20 posts.)
Colour coded plastics above rear lights are on, the ones under the lights need spraying. my GTT ones were crap. Spoiler will be going on shortly, as well as the Speedline Monte Carlo alloys. I need to get some glue for the spoiler as the old clips were rusted to hell.

Skirts and front bumper will have to wait for now, i want to sort out a little surface rust on the sills and give it a fresh coat of underpaint before the skirts go on and the Front bumper mounts and a small portion of the inner wings on the campus are pretty flaky atm, i dont want to make it any worse at this stage.

Body wise the Campus aint too bad, just inner wing/bumper mounts, bit of a shitty repair under windscreen on drivers side, bit of flaky paint/rust under the sill near front wheel, couple of 50p sized surface rusts under boot carpet and a 2p spot inside one of the rear arches near the rear light fixing. I can live with that for 300, ~45,000 with full service history.

So. Total spent so far.

GTT was 120 + 20 delivery + 5 unleaded to go in tank to get her running.
Campus was 300 + 10er juice to get her back from Kingsbury, nr Birmingham

Ive sold the rear seats for 50,  they were in fairly good nick, few water stains and dog hair but cleaned up nice. and Gumtree Pete from Bolton got a bargain for his phase1.

that comes in at 405 spent for both cars so far.

 I wont be needing rear seats as i intend on having a Roll cage at a later date and rear passengers are not allowed in my 5 lol. (At the end of the day its a mid 90's french tin box with a turbo strapped on, and the door skins are thinner than Durex. Im a pussy and I dont want to die should I wrap it round a post one day. :) )

Weather permitting, engine will be coming out weekend after next. Will be fitting new inlet manifold core plug, attempting the renew some fried wiring and trying to track down what the the coke can shaped sensor that T's off the intercooler to carb pipe and has air pipe to Anti perc? on the other side of it. The 2 pin wiring connection underneath it is FUBAR.

then hopefully i'll be able to figure out what if anything is actually wrong with the engine internally. Ive only run it previously for about 10-20 secs as with the core plug damaged and the water pump kaputski (will be replacing with the campus one) i didnt want to push my luck. But it sounded ok when it did run, smelt of fuel and a little smoky but we put oil down the bores to free the engine up so thats to be expected.

I apologise for the lack of images, Ill take some upto date pics in the day tomorrow. I just had to get this all wrote down now :)

Admin/Mods - Would you move this topic to projects section please. Its probably better off there now :)
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 18:05, Fri 16 March 2012
that was a good read sounds like you got a bargain there  :D  keep up the hard work mate while you can i am  consently in work and i never have time to do anything to my campus  :x
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 14:23, Sat 17 March 2012
updated photo's as promised.

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GTT sure does look sorry for its self...
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 13:00, Thu 22 March 2012
small update. Got both dashboards out now [never again]
Anyone got any tips for swapping the looms over?
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: small_all@hotmail.com on 08:51, Fri 23 March 2012
i think its just a case of pull the campus one out and poke the gtt one back,


when ever u take looms out that run through the chassis or up to the aerial or any other tricky places, trie to remember to tie a piece of cord to the one end, that way u can tie the new end to the string and pull it through, i find its easer that trying to poke it with a crappy bit of stick or wire  :wink:
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 11:11, Sat 24 March 2012
Cheers for the reply dude, I'll keep that in mind :]
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 12:02, Sun 01 April 2012
little update.
Pretty self explanatory :]

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Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 12:15, Sun 01 April 2012
Can anyone ID this part please?

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Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:25, Sun 01 April 2012
Weird solenoid type thingy bob? (That's its proper name I am sure!)

It's related to the anti-perc fan setup. Not needed.
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 10:50, Mon 02 April 2012
cheers. :]
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 23:18, Sat 07 April 2012
Another update.
Discovered shedloads of water in the footwells after the recent freak snow day we had. Stripped the interior again to soak it up. Turns out i had left a rubber bung unsealed in the firewall when i was exploring while swapping the GTT dash a while ago.

Today i had the interior out again (getting quicker each time lol). A friend came over to help me switch the Campus interior loom for the GTT one. Its mostly done atm, 95% plugged in, Hopefully we will be  refitting central locking and electric windows as a regular GTT would and also waiting to see if another friend can help in moving the immobilser power feeds into the new GTT loom as the campus came with an aftermarket immob. Its all spliced into the main 2 plugs on the heater box.

Also got most of the scuttle loom plugged in. I need to buy a new starter motor to battery lead as ended up cutting both by mistake :( Also switched the GTT speedo and turbo gauge hose, luckily the hole for the GTT cables was just plugged up with a bung near the steering coloumn. Easy job.

the GTT and campus loom are quite similar, its pretty much a case of plug and play down in the footwell corners, not forgetting the earth cable each side, (dont forget the GTT fusebox. 1 or 2 lives to route through to the scuttle area and obv the speedo and vac hose for turbo. scuttle loom comes in from left side of heater box , ignition barrel lives can just be unplugged and plugged in again so we can keep the campus barrel. I think thats pretty much all thats needed to get the GTT dash in and working afaik. I did notice that the GTT and campus brake light switch above the brake pedal werent the same, so will need to whip that one out the GTT shell later.  

no pics, its just a big pile of wires afterall. who's interested in that...

I bumped into a friend of a friend last week , who claims to have the orginal airbox in the shed. hopefully i can get that back. He also named the lad who crashed the GTT and told me the fuel pump is from an XR3i lol. so i guess a new pump is gonna be needed to be sure it runs good eventually.
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 21:19, Fri 13 April 2012
Done a few more bits today, changed the chassis leg loom on the pass side, completely forgot about doing it. spotted it in another post.  :oops:  Does the driver side need switching aswell?

tidied some of my parts up.finding it hard to store all the bits in my little garage atm,

Had another look at the AEI unit, mines an F reg so i think its a 209 phs II unit, theres a little beige wire coming out of the base of the unit, thats an earth to the body isnt it?, and also coming off the back of the dash loom in the scuttle, theres 2 yellow wires with i think a switch or relay or something on, they go to the body to earth aswell dont they? Anyone mind checking for me?

Pulled the immobiliser out, my mate let me down so i couldnt be bothered to wait for him not to turn up another time. Ill pay someone to refit it another time.

A bloke on a bike came past and said,' you putting a turbo engine in that mate? thats gonna go like snot.'

Made me smile :)
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 21:02, Mon 16 April 2012
GTT dash back in finally, minus instrument panel atm. Just waiting on the luuurvely red carpet drying out from its 1001 shampoo and jetwash this afternoon. Then that will be going in aswell. still got drivers side rear loom to thread into the campus shell aswell.

Converted drivers side manual window to electric, and also central locking on sunday. Thanks to Mick, a bloke i know :) Passenger side will be done soon also. its getting there slowly, Interior is pretty much all GTT bar roof liner and roof console.

im gonna wait and get a full set of engine gaskets before i fit the engine, seems best to do it as a precaution, didnt get any service history with the GTT originally.
Any other recommendations while engine is out?

Just rear axel/tank/pump/shocks/brakes/tailgate to come off the GTT shell now. then it will be getting cut up and weighed in.

I think its about time i listed some spares :)
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 22:52, Mon 25 June 2012
Not much has been happening really for a while, finally got the last alloy off, had a snapped bolt inside  :evil: , saved both rear calipers, were in better nick than the first time i peeked at them. Need to buy a drivers side rear loom as i couldnt get the other one from around the tank. saved the relay tho. the tank/rear frame/disks/hubs and shell are going to the scrapyard in the sky tommorrow. unfortunatly this is the end of f210tbc.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/85389744/scrap)


ive also ,recently purchased this little shitbox for the grand sum of 350, not in too bad nick, 1.2 8v, 111k, no FSH, but 6 months MOT, keyed down one side, needs rear brake shoes, a suspension rubber on drivers side and a gearbox mount. oh and the headgasket has decided to play silly buggers after 1000miles. never mind, it did its job for 2 weeks in getting the missus through her 90mile a day commute to uni placement. Its in the garage as of today getting tinkered with. fix the head and a cambelt change aswell.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/85389744/2012-05-16%2012.43.55.jpg)

Wouldnt mind C1J'ing this one day, hehe
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 18:47, Sun 08 July 2012
Bloody clio died of cam belt failure today. It never had it changed at the garage when I sent it in, turned out I had a coil pack problem so he didn't do it. And then today it DIES!! How ironic. I swear, no more mk2 clios ever again.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: A bargain or a headache...
Post by: 5campusturbo on 17:35, Sat 16 March 2013
Sorry not been posting for a while, RL got in the way, but now im back and just spent 185 @ CGB on Timing chain, gaskets, manifold, downpipe, etc etc, still need to get a new engine loom and set of instrument panels, plus a heap of other odds and sods. ive just quickly worked out im looking a grand to get it back on the road, MOT, TAX, Insurance deposit and first month, but it shouold be worth it :)

Ive had a insurance quote of 883 for all mods declared campus/gt turbo reshell. whici i dont think it too unplesant. considering it will have 100% power increase on the old 1.4 8v engine campus