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Title: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 04:25, Sun 23 September 2007
Hey folks

Just adding a few pics of my cars and how I came to have them.

I have owned 3 renault 5 GTT's. Love the cars..  Spend most of my free time maintaining them and trying to improve them.  My first R5 was a 1986 PH1 model which I bought in 1998.  When I got it it was a wreck.  I just worked at it as a hobby.  Got it into reasonable shape before I decided to sell it to make way for a P1 Impreza.  Regret ever selling it to be honest as I spent so much time and effort on it.  It was pearlescent white with white plastic bumpers and I got it all resprayed in glacier white. A guy drove all the way from waterford in the south of ireland to buy it.  I never heard another thing about the car.  The pic is on the day it was sold.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/firstwhite.jpg)

I then purchased a grey ph2 model. It is the car I now concentrate all my time on.  I have had it since 2002 and it is in very good shape.  I mainly concentrate on the engine as I am not really into bodykits and big wheels etc.  I am currently running an engine in for this car and hope to get it set up properly and then maybe take it to the rolling road to see what its got.

Car when I bought it

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/tidy.jpg)

Car now

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5field2.jpg)

On the rolling road

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/rollingroad.jpg)

Engine bay

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/underbonnet.jpg)

Engine Bay

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/uprated.jpg)

Tungy Spec List (Up dated 02/07/10)
Wossner Forged Low Compression Pistons
BBT GT Spec Cam
Vernier Pulley
Up rated Valve Springs
Up rated gaskets
High tensile head bolts
Lightened and balanced flywheel

BBT T25 Turbo
T3 Actuator Kit
GT tuning in car adjustable boost + spider valve

High pressure fuel pump
Ktec Grp A Carb (Now Removed, changed to std venturi carb with modified second stage)

Pace Products Charge Cooler Kit (Removed and now running a FMIC)
Hard Boost Pipe Kit
Grp A Dump Valve (Now Removed, turbo surge sounds better)
Full silicone hose set
Green induction kit

Magnicore Competition leads
NGK Racing Plugs
TDC Wires Switched (Now switched back to std)

Pace Products Extra Large Alloy Radiator
Low temp Thermostat
Low temp pressure switch
16 Pacet Electric Fan + manual override switch (Pacet fan removed and Std Fan re-fitted)
GT Tuning chrome top water hose insert
Mocal Oil Cooler

Uprated Clutch
Soft Clutch Pedal conversion

BBT 2-1/4 stainless steel turbo elbow (Replaced with Boris T25 Downpipe)
BBT 2-1/4 stainless steel ehaust (Replaced with 2 1/2" side exit)

Brembo groved front discs (Removed and 285mm brake conversion kit fitted)
Ferrodo racing Pads
15" Clio Valver Cloverleaf aloys
Kumho Rubber

alloy degassing chamber
alloy header tank
alloy oil separator
alloy carb plenium
Kevlar turbo heat shield

Lowered 50mm front 70mm rear (Removed)
Koni Sports Suspension Kit Fitted. Lowered 35mm
Ktec Strut Brace
Boost guage
Inovative LC-1 Wide Band kit
Rev Limiter/Full throttle gear shift

Clear front indicators + fogs
Prima Racing Monte Carlo Grille for extra air flow
Bumper cut for extra air flow.




In 2005 I also bought a mates R5 as It was to good a one to let slip away.  It was a pearlesect white Ph2 model.  He was only the second owner.  Due to knowing the treatment the car got and how particular the guy was I cudnt let it pass me..  The car is very close to original.  It has a full service history.  Since he has purchased the car in 1997 from a mature owner he has maintained it religiously with mobil 1 oil an has every service logged.  I have very rarely driven this car at all and have only added about 500 miles to it since i have bought it. I want to spend some time on it and return it to its totally standard state as it is to good a car to be molested.  

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/white2.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/white1.jpg)

Anyway thats my story  
Hope you all get as much enjoyment out of your cars as I get out of mine.   :D
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Post by: cavsri130 on 07:38, Sun 23 September 2007
both your cars are sweet! im looking for a new 5 at the mo, want a grey one but that white one has made me think again!

is that a mk2 cav in the corner of the 1st pic?
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Post by: bodzy on 12:01, Sun 23 September 2007
Really nice cars. The white one is in great condition.
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Post by: H150GTT on 13:15, Sun 23 September 2007
Quote from: "cavsri130"
both your cars are sweet! im looking for a new 5 at the mo, want a grey one but that white one has made me think again!

is that a mk2 cav in the corner of the 1st pic?


You have a keen eye lol

It is yes, its a Mk2 SRI 130 Calibre.  I have a mate who is into them in a big way.  He has about 5 of them at the minute.  Most of them are genuine Calibres too.  Not just kitted out mk2's.

Goodluck in the search lad.
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Post by: jure on 23:08, Sun 23 September 2007
Would kill for any of those two cars. Couldn't be better combination. One with massive spec and one "from factory" :)
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Post by: Goran on 08:12, Mon 24 September 2007
Great cars, both of them! Respect!  :wink:
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Post by: H150GTT on 17:10, Tue 01 January 2008
Got a digi cam for christmas so decided to try it out.  Have the LC-1 fitted now and seems to be working ok.  Just waiting for the good weather now to get the car back out again to check the fuelling.  Managed to get a pillar guage pod sorted for the car too.  

Pillar Pod

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/photobuc1.jpg)

Engine Bay

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/photobuc3.jpg)

Random Pics

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/photobuck2.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/grille.jpg)

I have been looking at ways of improving the air flow through the original bumper.  I have got a monte carlo front grille for the car and am thinking of maybe cutting some shapes out of the front bumper as well to aid the cooling. I have seen circles cut out with a hole cutter before but was thinking of more the same idea as the turbo2 cars.  They have rectangle inlets on the front bumper.  I think it would mabe look a bit more tidy. Was wondering has anyone ever seen it done with rectangle cutouts before?

Anyway the plan is to get the new grille painted up in the next few months and also get the front bumper resprayed due to stone chips.  
It never ends lol......
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Post by: James5 on 16:31, Wed 02 January 2008
Do love the tungy such a good looking car.
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Post by: jure on 08:54, Sun 06 January 2008
Think that triangle shaped holes would suit GTT better. I saw few older cars with it (Opels) and it really looks good on them.

My suggestion is to cut fins between foglights, remove foglights and make holes above license plate from side indicator to another side indicator :twisted:

Some of the members here said "it would suck like a dutch pro" :)
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Post by: H150GTT on 13:29, Thu 10 January 2008
There isnt much point me cutting the fins away from between the fog lights because I had to raise the radiator up slightly due to fitting the larger fan.  So now the bottom fins only really direct air to the oil cooler.

Jure have you got any pics of them cars with the traingle cut outs?  Would like to see what it looks like

cheers
W
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:13, Sun 02 March 2008
Great 5's you have there!  The Pearl is such a rare car expecially in that condition!  (one of THE VERY BEST I have ever seen in this condition!) 8)   Well done with buying it and making it a future faultless example.  (I like the way you have 1 5gtt to play around with and modify and one to have as a super original example as it left the factory)  8)

  Thats a huge old rad you have there... I have the smaller alloy pace rad... and makes mine look like a match box!  :D  shame you cant still fit the air filter cone along side to suck in the cold air directly from the front grill area...  but the charge cooler must be keeping things nicely cooled  8) thats a nioe spec you have there.  I have the same turbo  (BBT25) how much differnce did you find the performance cam made with that turbo?

  Are you having cooling issues?  If not... I wouldnt cut any extra holes.

   :wink:
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Post by: GTTboost on 01:31, Mon 03 March 2008
pics of another members Cup...  with the drilled bumper you might be interested to see..  

 http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/vi ... sc&start=0 (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1785&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
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Post by: H150GTT on 20:14, Mon 10 March 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Great 5's you have there!  The Pearl is such a rare car expecially in that condition!  (one of THE VERY BEST I have ever seen in this condition!) 8)   Well done with buying it and making it a future faultless example.  (I like the way you have 1 5gtt to play around with and modify and one to have as a super original example as it left the factory)  8)

  Thats a huge old rad you have there... I have the smaller alloy pace rad... and makes mine look like a match box!  :D  shame you cant still fit the air filter cone along side to suck in the cold air directly from the front grill area...  but the charge cooler must be keeping things nicely cooled  8) thats a nioe spec you have there.  I have the same turbo  (BBT25) how much differnce did you find the performance cam made with that turbo?

  Are you having cooling issues?  If not... I wouldnt cut any extra holes.

   :wink:


Thanks for the comments

I havnt really had the car out yet to see if the cam makes much difference.  I had just run the engine in there before I put the car away for the winter  :(

I should be getting it on the road for the start of april and will see how it goes from there.  I will prob have to play around with the fueling a bit to get it running right.  

I had problems with it running hot before I cut the front grille.  It even started to get hot with the large rad.  I just took off the front grille one day and it made a massive difference hence the cut down version.. I was thinking of improving it more by cutting some openings in the top of the front bumper as it really does restrict the air flow a lot.  I havnt done it yet as i would like to keep it as standard looking as possible..  I may look at doing it again if I have anymore problems.

As for the white car I am aiming to get it MOT'd and start getting it back to full original spec.  That should keep me outa troble for a while  :D
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Post by: GTTboost on 20:37, Mon 10 March 2008
Hope you get the cooling sorted out ok..  with all the work you've done to improve the cooling its a strange one!   :?  would be a shame to cut the bumper...  but if its going to help.. sounds like it might be worth doing.. and bumpers are pretty easy to get hold of still (I bought a new unpainted one a while ago just incase I ever need it and stored it).

 Keep us posted mate..  also with the white one!  8)
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Post by: H150GTT on 18:24, Sat 29 March 2008
Got a lend of a Jigsaw for the weekend..  The car should be able to breathe a bit better now  :D

Just have to get the cutouts tidied up a bit now. Get a good straight edge to leave it right. I will put some mesh behind them and get it down to the paint shop..

Am trying to decide whether the mesh in the bumper should be painted grey or leave it silver like the mesh I am puttin on the grille.. what you reckon I should do guys?.... :?

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5grille2.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5grille.jpg)
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Post by: H150GTT on 16:03, Fri 11 April 2008
Getting there with the bumper work

Got some mesh for it there last w'end..  The weather over here is shockin at the minute and I still havnt got it outa the garage yet :(

Bumper Now

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/BUMPER.jpg)

One sunny day in March (so much for summer)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/S8300015.jpg)
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:48, Fri 11 April 2008
Lovin the car mate...  look forward to seeing it with the mesh...think that will make it look tasty!  8)   Talking of weather...  we just had hail stones the size of golf balls coming down on us...  thank fook my car is in the garage... would have smashed the roof up! lol.

(just noticed...  is the mesh on in that bottom pic?  its hard to tell from that angle? Oh... that was before u cut the bumper...  I need some glasses! lol)

Keep us posted    8)
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Post by: James5 on 18:21, Fri 11 April 2008
Looking good matey.
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Post by: H150GTT on 14:12, Fri 02 May 2008
Finally I have the 5 out on the road  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Lordmoss on 19:24, Fri 02 May 2008
Lovely looking cars mate. :D
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Post by: H150GTT on 21:45, Thu 22 May 2008
Cheers for the comments guys

Been a few more changes lately.  I have to wait ages for the paintshop to take the car so am fiddling about with other things..  

Got a down pipe from Boris on the RTOC (well worth joining by the way).  Seems a good job.  Only probem is the 2 1/4" exhast I have on the car wont mate with it so I have had to resurrect an old 2 1/2" one I had stored away in the shed.  Been busy trying to get it tidied and onto the car..  Couldnt believe the amount of stuff I had hoarded away lol..  Handy to have anyway..  It will be 2 1/2" all the way from the turbo now..  Just have to try and get it mounted with out it rattling ..  not an easy thing to do with it being so low  :(

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/downpipe2.jpg)
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Post by: GTTboost on 23:53, Thu 22 May 2008
That looks very nice!   8) and with the 2.5" all the way through will be even better  :D

  I was wondering if you can help with a few ques..

  1.  When you fitted the charge cooler was it a noticable increase in performance?

  2.  Do you find your group a carb over fuels?   does it drink like Oliver Read even when off boost?

  How much boost are you running?

  Thanks!!  nice work with your latest add on!   8)
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Post by: H150GTT on 15:49, Fri 23 May 2008
The biggest difference I have noticed so far was fitting the Cam..  It really pulls up the revs now.  I am only running 12 psi boost at the minute as I am waitin on a carb rebuild kit to refit a standard venturi carb.  

The grp A is ok if your driving it flatout all the time but a bit of a pain for normal driving.  It hesitates a bit and runs rich off boost.  My afr's at the min are low 13's when idling, 10 - 12 when off boost normal driving and at WOT 11.8 - 12.2..
I personally wouldnt bother with the grp a carb..  From what I have read about them no one seems to be fussed on them..

The charge cooler seems to work ok.  I only had a forge alloy intercooler before. Performance wise I dont think I noticed that big of a difference tho on the rolling road with the standard engine, grp A carb and chargecooler it made approx 10hp more at 15psi of boost than running a standard airbox and forge intercooler..  Not sure if the carb made the difference or the chargecooler..

Sorry for the essay...
W
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Post by: GTTboost on 17:59, Fri 23 May 2008
Quote from: "H150GTT"
The biggest difference I have noticed so far was fitting the Cam..  It really pulls up the revs now.  I am only running 12 psi boost at the minute as I am waitin on a carb rebuild kit to refit a standard venturi carb.  

The grp A is ok if your driving it flatout all the time but a bit of a pain for normal driving.  It hesitates a bit and runs rich off boost.  My afr's at the min are low 13's when idling, 10 - 12 when off boost normal driving and at WOT 11.8 - 12.2..
I personally wouldnt bother with the grp a carb..  From what I have read about them no one seems to be fussed on them..

The charge cooler seems to work ok.  I only had a forge alloy intercooler before. Performance wise I dont think I noticed that big of a difference tho on the rolling road with the standard engine, grp A carb and chargecooler it made approx 10hp more at 15psi of boost than running a standard airbox and forge intercooler..  Not sure if the carb made the difference or the chargecooler..

Sorry for the essay...
W



Cheers for the hep.. :wink:   very useful info..   I had decided against the group a carb for the same reasons u mentioned, I just wasnt sure if i had just heard a few bad reports and most of the time they ran without any probs.  But hearing your info really helps clear things up on that side  :D



  :)
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Post by: H150GTT on 14:49, Sat 05 July 2008
Well I have finally made a start with the white car.  Just serviced it there this morning and got the std rims back from being refurbished  :D  
Nice and clean..  Just need to get a new set of tyres now.

Will have to get it booked in for an MOT and see where to go from there..

Have a few bits that need sorted in the engine bay but not very much.  

Will hopefully have it out for a spin by the end of the summer.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00582.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00581.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00577.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00580.jpg)
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Post by: GTTboost on 18:42, Sat 05 July 2008
It looks an absolute corker!   8)   loving the whitey mate.  Doesnt look like anything needs doing to me... looks great as it is now  :wink:
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 18:59, Sat 05 July 2008
lovely looking cars mate :D
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Post by: H150GTT on 19:37, Sun 06 July 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
It looks an absolute corker!   8)   loving the whitey mate.  Doesnt look like anything needs doing to me... looks great as it is now  :wink:


Cheers guys

Just want to replace the battery tray and remove the dump valve. Will maybe invest is some new std boost hoses..  will see how the budget goes.. I have a std intercooler lying around somewere too..  

After that a bit of spit and polish to try and get everything cleaned up.  :D
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Post by: H150GTT on 13:34, Tue 05 August 2008
Finally got around to giving the 5 a bit of a clean.  Its not as squeaky clean as some of the guys cars on here but them guys really know what they are doing 8)

It was in bad need.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00590.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00587.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00591.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00592.jpg)

Boot now awaiting some new black carpet
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00586.jpg)

That should keep it right for another while..
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Post by: H150GTT on 22:37, Mon 15 September 2008
The car passed MOT  last week.
Got the car to the paintshop as well.

Before Pic
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/photoshop.jpg)
After pic..  was a bit dark for the pic
got the front bumper resprayed as well as the new grille
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5front.jpg)

Boot cartpets (was a bit of a mess)
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5carpet.jpg)

Nice and clean boot
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5boot.jpg)
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Post by: smudger on 10:12, Thu 18 September 2008
Cracking motors mate especially the white one. Drop me a PM if you ever want to sell her  :wink:
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Post by: H150GTT on 11:13, Wed 01 October 2008
Quote from: "smudger"
Cracking motors mate especially the white one. Drop me a PM if you ever want to sell her  :wink:


Cheers lad..  I will keep ya in mind   :wink:
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Post by: H150GTT on 12:11, Wed 01 October 2008
Got the grey car on the rolling road last sunday...

The car managed 165bhp @wheels and 160 lb ft torque
Their dyno worked that out to be 194bhp at the fly.  
Not sure how accurate that flywheel figure would be tho.

Was a good days fun.. A TVR and a 550 bhp EVO 5 turned up..  

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/ROLLINGROAD-1.jpg)
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Post by: dgdogz on 13:34, Wed 01 October 2008
a like tht pic on the rollers btw

looksssss good

:)
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Post by: smudger on 11:15, Sat 04 October 2008
Who is the fella trying to hold the car on the rollers??  :lol:
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Post by: H150GTT on 17:17, Mon 06 October 2008
Quote from: "smudger"
Who is the fella trying to hold the car on the rollers??  :lol:


Yea an he left a nice big hand print behind him  :roll:
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Post by: smudger on 18:09, Mon 06 October 2008
I'd have handed him a cloth and the window cleaner. Cheeky fecker.  :x
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Post by: H150GTT on 11:37, Thu 23 July 2009
The recession is a balls  :cry:

Cant justify paying insurance and tax for the 5 this yr for all I ever drive it..
Got a nice present for my birthday tho. The other half got me a car capsule.
She must off felt sorry for me  :lol:  

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00813.jpg)
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Post by: markeyturbo on 17:24, Thu 23 July 2009
lovings them all. wish mine was a mint std example but just have too much fun playing with it lol. keep it up
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Post by: zmangtt on 18:02, Thu 23 July 2009
how did u get that kind off power and where is that rolling road matey??? pm if u could thanks
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Post by: H150GTT on 18:08, Thu 29 October 2009
A new set of rims and a polish later.  :D
Winter plans are to get a few SPA Design guages wired in and maybe a FMIC.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00821.jpg)

Will post the pics up as I progess..
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Post by: Maxwell on 14:17, Sat 31 October 2009
only noticing your thread now mate...fecking nice

is that white phase 2 the other one that belonged to kidd???

and is it for sale?
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Post by: H150GTT on 20:30, Sat 31 October 2009
Cheers lad

Na Kidd never had that one..  An old couple in lisburn bought it new and then my mate bought it from them. It was the first 5 I was ever in..

It isnt for sale mate sorry..  Dont think I could part with it to be honest. I have it stored away in a carcoon bubble. Plan to show it eventually, just need to get my house all sorted first so I can spend the time an money on it.

You have your hands full anyway with the raider and that saxo!!!  :shock:  :lol:
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Post by: browners on 20:43, Sat 31 October 2009
lovin both the motors mate but id have stuck with the standard speedlines on the tungy....still looks the dogs as it is but the standard look always looks better, just my taste maybe and dalm that polish up looks class what did you use???
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Post by: H150GTT on 00:24, Sun 01 November 2009
Quote from: "browners"
lovin both the motors mate but id have stuck with the standard speedlines on the tungy....still looks the dogs as it is but the standard look always looks better, just my taste maybe and dalm that polish up looks class what did you use???

Yea I love the look of the speedlines on it too but traction is a bit of a problem. Sort of thought there was no point spending all the time and money on the engine and just sitting at the lights spinning  :(   Plus I am thinking of fitting the bigger disk conversion at some stage..

For the shine I polished it with autoglym super resin polish. Done it 3 times and buffed it up.
Then the next time I washed the car I used the autoglym autogloss rinse and gave it a chamois. Thats when I took the pic..  I always think it looks better the next time you wash the car after you have polished it??  :? .. Its probably all in me head tho...
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Post by: browners on 12:24, Sun 01 November 2009
il have to give the polish a good it looks the business, cars in the garage at the min getting the head gasket sorted hopefully be the end of my problems with it lol i wish
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 14:17, Sun 01 November 2009
Autoglym SRP is brilliant, so easy to use by hand as well.

It contains a lot of fillers which help to mask any swirl marks and light scratchs, whatever i might have in my car cleaning cupboard theres always a tub of that stuff in there.
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Post by: LEE on 17:32, Thu 05 November 2009
Quote from: "H150GTT"
A new set of rims and a polish later.  :D
Winter plans are to get a few SPA Design guages wired in and maybe a FMIC.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00821.jpg)

Will post the pics up as I progess..

Could I use this picture for a header image it looks well sweet ?
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Post by: H150GTT on 01:08, Sat 20 February 2010
Got myself into gear to start working at the car again.
Decided to ditch the Pace charge cooler for a FMIC.
Got a universal intercooler and some hoses of ebay.
Followed the instructions in the DIY section and it worked out pretty well. (Cheers guys!!)
Have to order up some bits and pieces but nothing major and then just tidy it up.

Pics so far

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00975.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00976.jpg)

Will have to keep at it now and get it finished..  These things have a habit of dragging out  :?
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Post by: H150GTT on 19:27, Sun 07 March 2010
Managed to get the car finished over the weekend and had it out today a blast..
Am still grinning from driving it lol  :D

This is how it finished up.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00992.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC00996a.jpg)

Hope tomorrows weather is good again  8)
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Post by: Steve! on 20:01, Sun 07 March 2010
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Maxwell on 00:34, Wed 10 March 2010
you gonna take this to a show sometime soon? i wana look around it mate and hopefully can get a few bits off ya lol
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 10:54, Wed 10 March 2010
Quote from: "Maxwell"
you gonna take this to a show sometime soon? i wana look around it mate and hopefully can get a few bits off ya lol

Ive just had visions of my car up on blocks with wheels gone and the engine bay stripped lol...

Where do you live lad???  :lol:

Wouldnt mind taking it to a show but I never hear of them in time.. Give me a shout if you are heading to one and I will head up to it a run  :mrgreen:

Will have to get the white 5 out to one as well.
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Maxwell on 23:44, Thu 11 March 2010
Ultimate Car Show in Larne on 28th march mate. Details here:

http://www.jon44w.co.uk/forum/viewthread.php?tid=291449 (http://www.jon44w.co.uk/forum/viewthread.php?tid=291449)

im in Carrickfergus. get onto reallymeansounds.com/forum or http://www.jon44w.co.uk/forum (http://www.jon44w.co.uk/forum) for all show info in Northern and Southern Ireland mate!

or Frenchcarsireland.com/forum
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 00:30, Fri 12 March 2010
Cheers for the heads up lad

Used to be on the RMS website but sort of forgot about it. Went to one of the rolling road days last year up at AI autosport that they organized.

Will try and get up to Larne. As long as it isnt raining or snowing  :lol:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Maxwell on 15:53, Fri 12 March 2010
please if your going let me know by pm, as i would love to see your motor mate!
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 23:26, Sat 13 March 2010
Only have intercooler fitted and now suffering from carb freeze..  Had to get duct tape out and block the air flow through the bumper... tidy lol :roll:
Roll on the summer evenings!!
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 00:21, Thu 08 April 2010
Just a little update

Fitted a side exit to the car today. It is a Ktec type. Finding it very loud inside the car but I guess thats just the way of them..  No rattles on the back axle which was really nice..

Have also purchased a full set of Koni's and a large brake disc conversion. So I will have a few busy evenings to get everything put onto the car.  Will need to get a polybush kit sorted before I fit the suspension..

Next up I hope to get some extra gauges fitted. Fancy the SPA dual gauges but they are pretty steep price  :oops:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: willymcveigh on 15:27, Thu 08 April 2010
i fanciede a side exit myself mate, what did you do about the rear bumper cut out?
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 16:48, Thu 08 April 2010
Quote from: "willymcveigh"
i fanciede a side exit myself mate, what did you do about the rear bumper cut out?

Havnt touched it yet lad.  Am in 2 minds what to do with it. I might just leave it alone incase I do decide to go back to a rear exit again.. Will maybe make something up to take the bare look off it just..
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 22:59, Fri 04 June 2010
Little bit more of an update..

I purchased some Koni's, Poly bushes, New wishbones, Large brake disc's and extender brackets, braided hoses and Ferrodo racing pads.
Had to get a mate to give me a hand fit it all onto the car lol..  
Am really happy with the car now. The steering is far more responsive and the upgraded brakes give you that little bit more confidence.

Took some snaps

Koni's before painting.
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01015.jpg)

Koni's painted and fitted along with the other parts.
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01017.jpg)

Had some trouble fitting the wheels back on and ended up having to fit 5mm spacers and grind away the face of the brake caliper slightly to clear the spokes on the wheels.

Side exit
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01033.jpg)

Calipers painted and a good clean and polish.
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/polish.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/polish2.jpg)

Apart from that i have just been out enjoying the car and the good weather.
Thats all I have to report
Hope everyone is enjoying their cars! :mrgreen:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Benj88 on 08:35, Sat 05 June 2010
Looking fresh mate, how much did u pay to get them painted? I was thinking of getting my apex shocks done
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 21:11, Sun 06 June 2010
Quote from: "Benj88"
Looking fresh mate, how much did u pay to get them painted? I was thinking of getting my apex shocks done

Nothin  :wink:
It was a DIY job...
I aint great at spraying but took my time and was careful. They didnt turn out to bad..
You wouldnt see the runs from your house  :lol:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Benj88 on 17:19, Mon 07 June 2010
Lol well good job mate, what paints did you get prima yellow paint and gloss? Mite have a go at mine before they get fitted on thursday
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 17:43, Mon 07 June 2010
I got them shot blasted in work. I had to put a load of tape on the rods to protect them.
Then I just used grey primer from Halfords.
The yellow paint is what we use on our mixers in work.
Its slightly darker than koni yellow but It was close enough for me..
Aye have a go at it..  Its nice to be able to say you did it yourself...
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Benj88 on 19:18, Mon 07 June 2010
Yeh your rite mate! Well I'm goin to have to sand mine down or something lol, but il give it a go! Nice job tho mate
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 23:51, Mon 30 August 2010
Made a few changes to the car tonite.
I got fed up listening to the drone of the side exit so I took it off again. Really nice having the old burble sound back again from the rear exit. (but also the not so nice odd rattle)
Also got my self a new carb. Its meant to be one of a batch of brand new carbs which were sold by KTEC a few years back. It was supposidily fitted to a project car which never seen the light of day and was broken for spares. Havnt got it fitted yet but will hopefully get it sorted in the next few evenings and see how it goes.
Have a rolling road day on sunday so I will hopefully get it going right by then..
Time to get the micro drill bits out again   :roll:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: 5teve L on 08:35, Tue 31 August 2010
Having decent or new suspension makes soooo much difference t othe car doesn't it !

Good luck with the carb & RR
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 10:33, Tue 31 August 2010
Quote from: "5teve L"
Having decent or new suspension makes soooo much difference t othe car doesn't it !

Good luck with the carb & RR

Yea the Koni's made a real big difference. The roads over here are pretty rough as they like to dig the same stretch of road up about 10 times a year to lay cables, pipes, etc. Sometimes I think they just dig it up for something to be at!!!  :roll:
The koni's are pretty good tho, they arnt really hard so the ride isnt to harsh.

I might be needing your advice again Steve regarding the carb jetting if I get stuck, Hope you dont mind me pestering you  :oops:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: 5teve L on 10:55, Tue 31 August 2010
No probs :)
Reminds me I need some koni's myself  :roll:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 22:52, Wed 08 September 2010
A wee update
Managed to get the new carb going pretty well. I got the boost up to 22 psi and decided to leave it there for the rolling road day..
It managed 209 bhp. Was happy with that result as it was the same rolling road as the last time which it did 194bhp @ 20 psi..
Will get my tdc sensor modified to make it ajustable and maybe try and go a bit further.. Not sure how much more my carb can do before I start to suffer fuel supply problems tho..
Have been looking for other ways to supply the carb with extra fuel but not sure what way is best yet.. Anyone had any experience with this  :?:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 00:01, Tue 12 April 2011
Got the white 5 through MOT there today at first attempt. Been talking about doing it for years..
The last time it was done was in 2005!!!  :shock:
Cudnt believe it had been that long..
Everything seems to be working as it should, even the oil level and oil pressure!! for now  :lol:
A few pics from today

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01283_.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01281_.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01279_.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01286.jpg)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: GTTboost on 02:00, Tue 12 April 2011
Loving the whitey!  looks beautiful..  sparkling in the sun  8)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 15:54, Wed 13 April 2011
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Loving the whitey!  looks beautiful..  sparkling in the sun  8)

Cheers lad.. Its a long way off your standards though  :lol:
Would like to get rid of the boost controller and raise it back up again. After that its pretty much standard.. The exhaust I can live with..
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: tubbyG on 17:09, Wed 13 April 2011
8)    lovin both of your cars.
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Jay-normous on 17:23, Wed 13 April 2011
White one is lovely...
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 00:22, Thu 14 April 2011
Quote from: "Jay-normous"
White one is lovely...

Cheers lads..  The mates have nicknamed it the magnolia one  :lol:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Jay-normous on 00:41, Thu 14 April 2011
What's the spec of magnolia ?
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 00:48, Thu 14 April 2011
Quote from: "Jay-normous"
What's the spec of magnolia ?

Its near enuff standard lad..
Has a scorpion exhaust and a boost controller and lowered.
It used to have a dump valve but its off it now and a set of standard uncut boost hoses fitted..
Going for the totally standard look with this one..
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 08:33, Tue 26 April 2011
Been busy getting the cars cleaned up for their days work on thursday..
This weather has been great..

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/Dsc01296.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/Dsc01297.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/Dsc01298.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01301.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/DSC01302.jpg)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: 5teve L on 09:24, Tue 26 April 2011
8)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 22:29, Fri 29 April 2011
Job Done!!!   :mrgreen:

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/weddingcars.jpg)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: 5teve L on 08:40, Sat 30 April 2011
All went well I take it :)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 22:15, Sat 30 April 2011
Quote from: "5teve L"
All went well I take it :)

Aye managed to get through it ok.. Will get a few days away now.. Think I had more pictures taken of the cars than I did of us   :lol:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: H150GTT on 14:57, Fri 10 June 2011
Few more pics of the cars on the big day

Getting them ready
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/5.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/1.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/Dsc01308.jpg)

Getting her lined up and ready to go!
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/6.jpg)

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/2.jpg)

Getting herself in
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/3.jpg)

And away we go!!
(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/h150gtt/4.jpg)
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: James5 on 17:19, Fri 10 June 2011
Looks awesome didn't realise you had a pearl white 5 love it :mrgreen:
Title: Re: H150 GTT Cars
Post by: Jay-normous on 19:46, Fri 10 June 2011
Cars look great mate...

Congrats on the big day too..