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Title: my r5 Update 8th march
Post by: bernard on 17:38, Mon 12 May 2008
Hi chaps just got myself a r5 about a week ago, I usually into my rs turbos but im fed up of it being broken all the time and cant be arsed to take the engine in and out anymore times lol.  Im really enjoy this motor great fun, having a bit of problem with the fuel pump but got a new cuming tomorrow so should be all good.  I shall get a few more pics of the bay soon looks like its had a fair amount of money spent on it but un aware of the specs as the last owner doesnt know, anyway the pics :D

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/r51.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/r52.jpg)

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Post by: RickGTT on 17:46, Mon 12 May 2008
if ur fed up of ur rs turbos breaking all the time then an r5 wouldnt be my first choice for a new car  :D
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Post by: bernard on 17:48, Mon 12 May 2008
yeah I know my mates think im mad, think I just want somthing different to work on in a way :lol:
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Post by: gttdave on 00:52, Wed 14 May 2008
hello there nice r5gtt what can i say you gotta love em they are fragile in there own way its like having a motorcross bike loads of servicing and checks to do but its all good fun :) ive had mine just over 3years my 1st car legaly on the road,id never sell it, was standard when i got it but ive done loads to it now,best mod is the side exit exhaust it roars!!! ive had centre exit carisma 12"by4"inch,scorpion systems etc ive got good i.c.e never have it on windows are down listening to her roaring!! :D hope all goes well for you enjoy!!! 8)
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Post by: bernard on 20:58, Wed 14 May 2008
cheers pal  :D  I got the new pump and now its working again, I did a service at the same time as it was well due for it. running sweet as  8)
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Post by: James5 on 22:49, Wed 14 May 2008
Lovely looking car matey great colour
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Post by: bernard on 23:09, Wed 14 May 2008
cheers :D
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Post by: big dave on 13:07, Thu 15 May 2008
nice 5 mate. they are realy fragile as mine is in need of a engine rebuild
but all good fun  :D
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Post by: James5 on 13:30, Thu 15 May 2008
Quote from: "big dave"
nice 5 mate. they are realy fragile as mine is in need of a engine rebuild
but all good fun  :D


I wouldn't go to say they are fragile as long as fully serviced regular and fueling is correct for the boost being run. All should be good. Don't forget most of these cars are around 20 years old so things will have worn out and need replacing but that is to be expected. Re-builds are good as previous owners rag the shit out of them without any care hence the reason r5's have got the old the headgaskets go (bleed valves and standard carb not fueled correctly).
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Post by: bernard on 19:39, Sat 19 July 2008
fitted my bucket seat.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/bucketseat1.jpg)

Ive been busy getting bits ready for my handling and brakes overhaul, I am ordering some spax rsx coilovers on Monday so hopefully have all the parts needed by the weekend.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/r5parts.jpg)

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Post by: 5teve L on 19:55, Sat 19 July 2008
OOooo, you're going to be having some fun, i see wishbones, discs & pads, new poly doughnut & new bearings for the suspension (i have this set up) new coilovers (i also have those) the pain in the arse is the wishbones, you'll prob have to cut the old ones off mate, they rearely come out, you may get the rear ones out but the front ones usually rust & won't come out of the old bearings, hence Mr anglegrinder with cutting discs coming out to play :)

Best measure the new wishbones up with the old ones as some places have the wrong ones for the GTT, pass side i think & they are wider tracked by an inch..... Not good to find that out after you have fitted them  :evil:
That seat looks alot more comfy than mine as well :(

You will find the coilovers may look high on the pass side due to the weight so it may have to come slightly lower that side, thats how i set mine up anyway.
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Post by: bernard on 20:49, Sat 19 July 2008
yeah its going to be fun fitting all new bits and even funner trying them out! yeah I had to send back the nearside wishbone as it was about a inch longer (so be aware people when buying a LH wishbone from GSF).

The seat is quite comfy but would nt like to be in it for hours lol, Its set quite low down starting to fill like a right go kart  8)

Parts Im fitting:

Big brake conversion kit-greenstuff pads
Rear brake kit-greenstuff pads
Wishbones
track rod ends
strut bearings
poly doughnuts + anti roll bars bushes
spax coilovers
renault nuts and bolts
etc..

gtt boy Im not sure what your on about regarding cutting things, are you saying I may have to cut the bolts off holding the wishbone on :?
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:02, Sat 19 July 2008
Yes, you may have to cut through the nuts near the wishbone as they will usually turn but not come out ( they rust into the old bushes) :( some are ok, some aren't, just remember when you refit the new ones to add some copper slip!!

I had to do this on a mates car when i poly bushed his wishbones, well we ended up with new wishbones in the end  as well ;)
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Post by: bernard on 21:12, Sat 19 July 2008
oo I see, good to know these things before I start nice one
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:15, Sat 19 July 2008
Yes, a real PITA usually i'm afraid to say, alot of swearing as well, also i hope your top mount bolts aren't rusted as well :(
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Post by: bernard on 21:54, Sat 19 July 2008
stop putting me off  :lol: whats PITA mean?
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Post by: 5teve L on 07:49, Sun 20 July 2008
Quote from: "bernard"
stop putting me off  :lol: whats PITA mean?


I'm just pre warning you of some of the things you could run into :)

Pain in the Arse = PITA
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Post by: bernard on 21:23, Sun 20 July 2008
Had a bit of a surpise today, I noticed my bumper hanging a bit so I just thought it would be just a loose bolt or something but I found this.  The rest of the car is solid as far as im aware, all well I got it sorted dont think I would have been albe to sleep to nite if I didnt fix it straight away  :lol:

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/rust.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/repaired.jpg)

How do the arches come off, Im going to go over the hole car once Ive done all the suspension and that.  :roll:
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Post by: scratcher on 22:20, Sun 20 July 2008
i had that same problem, i was so upset when i seen it on mine, but not too suprised to be honest, haha. the arches are held on with 10mm nuts that screw onto a thread that goes into the arch. mine were covered in crap.
i'd have a peep at your sills too if i was you   :wink:
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Post by: kial on 22:24, Sun 20 July 2008
nice car man! ooo am likin the look of those brakes! haha.. sorry bout the rust mate.. still a nice car for sure!


an in the best colour haha


p.s get some pictures up of your old rs turbo? or turbo's ?  :wink:
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Post by: bernard on 22:29, Sun 20 July 2008
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/newenginebay.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/rsturbosun.jpg)
cheers
Its just a empty shell now  :cry:  :D
I really miss it even tho it was in my workshop more than on the road lol
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Post by: kial on 22:38, Sun 20 July 2008
nice n original.. i like it man :)

heres a picture of my friends s1 escort turbo.. was said to be pushin 200bhp or around that mark, was useless.. he couldnt let the turbo kick in round a corner otherwise that would have been it.. haha it was ruthless...

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Post by: bernard on 22:46, Sun 20 July 2008
sweet my next door neighbour is building one of those at the moment , I do like my fords but they can become very costly. 8)
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:30, Mon 21 July 2008
Quote from: "bernard"
sweet my next door neighbour is building one of those at the moment , I do like my fords but they can become very costly. 8)


Same here :)  liking your 5 project ... some really tastey bits u've got going on there  8)  sorry about the rusty spot... that must have been a shock to find hiding under there!  Like someone said..if thats rusted, it might be well worth checking your sills too!  

I'm also a ford fan... I had a Fiesta RS Turbo...  it was my biggest project car so far... crazy to sell it really  :cry:

Both your cars look good toys mate..  keep us posted as you get things sorted...  :wink:
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Post by: bernard on 19:50, Sat 26 July 2008
I received my coilovers on friday so made a start today, got a fair bit done need a few more bits the top hats were totally buggered and also one of the bleed nipples broke in the cailper   :cry: .  Does anyone know of any good tips for getting them out??  

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(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/brakes.jpg)

Before
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After
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Broken nipple
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:05, Sun 27 July 2008
Nice bit of shopping on the table but you forgot the oven chips!   :cry:    your 5 is goin to stick to the road well with those nice new bits.  What make are the coilovers?  Let me know how you like them please mate  8)
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Post by: bodzy on 01:13, Sun 27 July 2008
tidy kit, i think i need some new ones, just fitting some new bearings and they have service rust all over them.
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Post by: bernard on 07:03, Sun 27 July 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
Nice bit of shopping on the table but you forgot the oven chips!   :cry:    your 5 is goin to stick to the road well with those nice new bits.  What make are the coilovers?  Let me know how you like them please mate  8)


The coilovers are spax rsx. will let you know how Im getting on with them :wink:  cheers
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Post by: dazzleandshine on 08:08, Sun 27 July 2008
where did you get those brakes from ? they look really nice
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Post by: bernard on 10:34, Sun 27 July 2008
Quote from: "dazzleandshine"
where did you get those brakes from ? they look really nice


I got them from ebay, work out a fair bit cheaper than buying from k tec etc.    
 Im gonna have to get a new rear cailper now as Ive totally fooked it now I managed to tap in a star bit into the nipple and the star bit just broke  :x  I need to get my car finished I hate it when a job takes longer than expected and when things are broken etc all well should all be worth it  :lol:
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Post by: scratcher on 16:42, Sun 27 July 2008
some tastey goodies there. i'd love some coilovers or decent dampers, the 5 feels a bit spongey when i get in it after the KA.
one of my rear bleed nipplis broke on me but i mannaged to bleed it perfectly where the hose goes into the caliper. or you could buy a screw extractor set for your drill, you can get them from most places that sell tools, screwfix, b&q etc  :)
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Post by: bernard on 20:07, Mon 28 July 2008
was busy painting some bits up on sunday, I shall be hopefully be getting her finished tomorrow once my bits from cgb turn up. had a bit of a shock today as I was checking over my tyres I found two nails in one tyre and one in a other they are nearly new toyos aswel im well pissed off yet more expenses      :evil:  :evil:
I will put some more pics up tomorrow :D

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/paintedbits.jpg)

o yeah is that big brake conversion bracket on the right way????
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Post by: bernard on 16:41, Sat 13 September 2008
About time for a update me thinks.

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(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/th_video0101.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/?action=view&current=video0101.flv)
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:44, Sat 13 September 2008
Cage looks good, did you get the carb working ok ??
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Post by: bernard on 16:48, Sat 13 September 2008
yeah seems to be, I found the breather hose to the rocker cover had a big hole in it and Ive also added a extra one way valve so that should be ok. what do you think of the readings do they still seem irrectic?
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:50, Sat 13 September 2008
I dunno mate, what are they .lol...
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Post by: bernard on 16:52, Sat 13 September 2008
can you not see the video  :lol:
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:58, Sat 13 September 2008
Quote from: "bernard"
can you not see the video  :lol:


Didn't realise it was a vid ,lol yeah looks fine to me.
What does it do @ WOT ??
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Post by: bernard on 17:00, Sat 13 September 2008
about 11.8 as boost comes on and about 12ish at wot  :D
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:04, Sat 13 September 2008
Quote from: "bernard"
about 11.8 as boost comes on and about 12ish at wot  :D


12ish ?  no higher than 12.4 i hope !!
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Post by: bernard on 19:18, Sat 13 September 2008
dont think so.
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Post by: bernard on 14:03, Mon 15 September 2008
I got 12.2 in 3rd gear and 12.6 in 4th :? both at 5000rpm

Im looking forward to getting this block with the forged pistons, I ve just been thinking of what im going to fit with this engine I shall put a bit of a list I hoping of getting around the 190bhp mark.

T25 with .49 rear 225 bhp 60 trim comp wheel  (20psi)
285 piper cam
piper valve springs
baffled sump
Top Specification Head cgb  (Is this nessasary?)
Valeo clutch  (will this be good enough?)
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Post by: James5 on 14:11, Mon 15 September 2008
I wouldn't say a modififed head was necessary Steve ran a standard head with the inlet ports opened slightly and the car produced 207bhp with the low comps, unknown what it would do with the forged jobbies and the slightly more boost he was running.

Valeo clutch is a necessary mate and is well upto the job,

Speak to Steve ref the turbo but what you have put down is again very similair to what Steve was running if not the same.
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Post by: bernard on 17:22, Sun 23 November 2008
Right time for a update me thinks Ive taken out my old engine as it was starting to get a bit old and a pain to drive it had done 130.000  :lol: so its been a goodun, Ive got big plans for this new build and hoping for some good power figures Its going to include forged pistons,piper cams, bigger turbo etc etc anyways some picies of what Ive been upto.

Me and my old man manged to get the engine out by hand wasnt easy though as I left the crank pully on  :roll: Gave the bay a clean with the jet wash.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/enginebay-1.jpg)

This is the new engine thats going in Its steves old one with forged pistons in and new liners in, Im going to be changing the bearings etc and checking the crank before she goes in. Also gave it a fresh lick of paint.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/newengine-1.jpg)

Pipercam 285 kit with pully etc.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/pipercams.jpg)

Fancy leads.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/newleads.jpg)

Ive cleaned the head and manifold and also painted a few bits, I think Im goin get the head skimed and I will also be lapping the valves.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/r5parts-1.jpg)

My mate made me up some nice alu hose bungs.
(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/tomsbungs.jpg)

Still lots of bits and bobs to get but hoping I will have it done for after christmas thats If I have any money left :lol:
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Post by: dgdogz on 17:49, Sun 23 November 2008
lookssss goooooooooooood man
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Post by: bernard on 18:01, Sun 23 November 2008
cheers buddy
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Post by: TNE Gho$tRideR on 23:21, Sun 23 November 2008
8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)  8)

 Whens the engine going in, wanna see some more pics  :D
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Post by: James5 on 11:44, Mon 24 November 2008
Looking good matey, keep up the good work
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 07:22, Tue 25 November 2008
lookin good there mate  8) your lucky if thats the only bad bit on your car,easy repair though nice work mate :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:02, Thu 04 December 2008
hey bud hows your engine build coming along 8)
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Post by: bernard on 22:10, Thu 04 December 2008
Thanks for the good comments people.  yeah its going good just got my head back from being skimed and cleaned etc, painted a few more bits will add pics asaps just waiting to get paid then I shall be ordering the turbo and odds and sods then it will be ready to bolt it all together cant wait!! :D :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:15, Thu 04 December 2008
well hope it all goes well mate,she will be one nice motor when your finished,maybe santa will bring you some bits :lol: good luck mate
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Post by: bernard on 22:29, Thu 04 December 2008
yeah Ive just done a list I gave it my mum she said she would give it to santa for me  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 22:34, Thu 04 December 2008
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ive already sent mine!!!!!!
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Post by: d4neo1989 on 11:33, Fri 05 December 2008
loving the colour mate,same as mine:D.nice motor,im hopefully gona have mine bk on road net week after being off road for 3 months due to sum b*****ds robbing me ignition system.lol.o well.enjoy!
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Post by: bernard on 19:33, Fri 05 December 2008
Finished spraying my rocker cover last nite Ive done it in ford machine silver I was going to do it the same colour as the car but as im working 6 days a week its hard to get to the shops  I think its going to look ok though I ve got a few more picies to come. Picture is a bit crappy

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/rockercover.jpg)
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Post by: bernard on 19:37, Fri 05 December 2008
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loving the colour mate,same as mine:D.nice motor,im hopefully gona have mine bk on road net week after being off road for 3 months due to sum be*****ds robbing me ignition system.lol.o well.enjoy!


Cheers mate its the best colour :lol:  what wan*ers robbing that It really annoys me that there is people out there like that.
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Post by: GTTboost on 19:48, Fri 05 December 2008
Well done Bernard... really great to see how well its going.. well worth all the effort mate  8)
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Post by: bernard on 20:16, Fri 05 December 2008
cheers pal, Its been good doing the 5 up usually when im doing things to a car I buy everthing and do it as quickly as I can due to having no other car, but now I have other motors I can just leave the five in the workshop and take my time with it, I dont think It will look as clean and tidy as your five the amount of times ive stared at the pictures of your tub :lol:
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Post by: GTTboost on 22:39, Fri 05 December 2008
That sounds cool having your own workshop  8)  I'd move in with it!!  :lol:
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Post by: bernard on 22:51, Fri 05 December 2008
Quote from: "GTTboost"
That sounds cool having your own workshop  8)  I'd move in with it!!  :lol:


Its my joinery workshop slowly turning in to a car workshop :lol:
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Post by: bernard on 18:15, Wed 17 December 2008
Christmas has come early :lol:  just thought I would share with what Ive been getting for my build,

Baffled sump,
lightened flywheel,
new water pump,
uprated valeo clutch,
bottom and top gaskets,
mains and big end bearings,
uprated mounts.
and just lots of odds and sods

finely got the right valve springs from piper, and im picking up my new turbo on Saturday   :D  im gonna be having a very busy Christmas!!

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/100_4783.jpg)
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Post by: bernard on 20:17, Wed 17 December 2008
I ve just finished building my head I had it skimed and also cleaned, then I lapped the valves, replaced stem seals, fitted piper valve springs.

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Post by: bernard on 22:14, Fri 26 December 2008
My new turbo!!

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I ve started giving the engine a bit of a rebuild Ive replaced the bearings fitted the cam and also the sump.

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more updates to come! :D
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Post by: James5 on 22:20, Fri 26 December 2008
Looking good Sam. :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 05:26, Sat 27 December 2008
hey mate bet you cant wait to get her back together :D
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Post by: bernard on 17:46, Sun 28 December 2008
yeah I really want it done, its so bloody cold outside not much left to do.cheers
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Post by: bernard on 11:28, Mon 29 December 2008
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Post by: jure on 11:53, Mon 29 December 2008
Ho! Ho! Ho! One nice engine you have there. Keep up with good work. I like when all part are shiny and at same place 8)
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Post by: bodzy on 11:54, Mon 29 December 2008
Looking really nice, turbo looks tasty too :)
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Post by: bernard on 12:16, Mon 29 December 2008
cheers chaps  :D , I just need to get the cam timing done properly then shes ready to go in.
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Post by: bernard on 19:02, Sun 11 January 2009
I ve been mega busy this weekend!! 8)

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Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:10, Sun 11 January 2009
It's all looking nice and clean.  8)
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Post by: scratcher on 22:32, Sun 11 January 2009
Good stuff  8)  Nice and shiney.
Is it up and running again? I wish I had a work shop, it looks warm and dry.
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Post by: bernard on 22:40, Sun 11 January 2009
Quote from: "scratcher"
Good stuff  8)  Nice and shiney.
Is it up and running again? I wish I had a work shop, it looks warm and dry.


Yeah its running I was so glad once I got it started, I couldnt bear taking it all out again :lol:  I had to bugger about with the dizzy drive gear for a while but apart from that it all works fine :D .  I just need to sort out insurance, mot,tax and im all good to go im so fed up with my everyday car a vectra so will be having some fun. It is pretty handie having the workshop I wouldnt say it was warm though.
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Post by: James5 on 22:42, Sun 11 January 2009
Top work matey :D
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Post by: bernard on 22:43, Sun 11 January 2009
cheers james :D
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Post by: bazr5gtt on 01:01, Mon 12 January 2009
lookin well smart sam glad its running fine 8)  8) awsome work bud keep us posted :D
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Post by: jure on 09:50, Mon 12 January 2009
Sweeeet. Nice and tidy! I love it 8)
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 09:58, Mon 12 January 2009
RESPECT!!
 8) you have done a really good job there fella, you have taken your time and it shows!!very nice and i so understand that it is bloody cold :lol:
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 13:23, Mon 12 January 2009
What have you done to the exhaust manifold?

I'm fed up with having a clean engine apart from the big brown rusty looking manifold.
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Post by: bernard on 18:03, Mon 12 January 2009
cheers everyone :D , Ive booked the mot for friday so hopefully it will pass.
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Post by: bernard on 18:05, Mon 12 January 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
What have you done to the exhaust manifold?

I'm fed up with having a clean engine apart from the big brown rusty looking manifold.


I cleaned it up with a wire brush attachment for a drill then sprayed with high temp paint in black which I got from halfords.
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Post by: pebbles on 21:53, Mon 12 January 2009
nice job dude!

I want to give my engine a good humping this year.

What paint did you use on the block?? How does the car run when its cold, with havin a k&n type filter???

keep up the good work  :wink:
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Post by: bernard on 20:20, Thu 15 January 2009
Quote from: "pebbles"
nice job dude!

I want to give my engine a good humping this year.

What paint did you use on the block?? How does the car run when its cold, with havin a k&n type filter???

keep up the good work  :wink:


Cheers mate, giving the engine a good humping a...ok then  :lol: . I just used some brake cailper paint I had lying about.  it runs ok when cold but with having forged pistons its a little noisy when cold, not sure if the k@n affects it when cold.

I had a bit of a problem this afternoon I went on the first proper drive of the car since the works done all was brilliant pulls like a train now, I went and got some petrol and after I got back from paying I got in the car and I had no throttle  :roll: so checked under the bonnet and found the bloody cable had melted on the exhaust and couldnt get it to work it kept on sticking I ended up driving home using the choke lol :lol:
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Post by: Theros on 20:50, Thu 15 January 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
What have you done to the exhaust manifold?

I'm fed up with having a clean engine apart from the big brown rusty looking manifold.


Wait couple of weeks... I will post picture from my R11 exhaust manifold...more power and better looking than original... :) ... it is possible to get few exhausts from Finland then :)
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Post by: bernard on 14:36, Sun 08 March 2009
Its about time I did a little update Ive been busy doing some welding to cills and a couple of other bits and I also resprayed my arches and skirts there all nice and smooth now unfortunately I didnt take photos. But I have done some photos of what Ive done this week end I decided I needed to move my air filter to a better place and add a little scoop to the bonnet.

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbon1.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbon2.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/airfilter3.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbon4.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbon5.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbon6.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carbonscoop7.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/carpet8.jpg)
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Post by: bernard on 16:00, Sun 08 March 2009
Some better pics!

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/100_5015.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/100_5017.jpg)

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e378/bernardpolo/100_5016.jpg)
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Post by: James5 on 16:10, Sun 08 March 2009
Sam looking good matey loving the bonnet vent actual looks good and serves a purpose
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Post by: bernard on 16:16, Sun 08 March 2009
cheers james it is mainly for for the purpose but looks quite cool to.  Ive got a fair amount of carbon left just trying to think somthing I could use it for?
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Post by: BriC on 16:31, Sun 08 March 2009
Love what you've done with the filter.. Car's looking good too :)
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Post by: James5 on 16:51, Sun 08 March 2009
Would look even better with the header tank in the scuttle or anti perc fan location.
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Post by: bernard on 17:58, Sun 08 March 2009
Thanks bric, yeah thats what Im planning to do james I want to put it next to the washer bottle in the scuttle area just really want to see how other people have done it before I start cutting hoses etc.
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Post by: James5 on 18:03, Sun 08 March 2009
I had mine in the anti perc location never had any coolant problems but when bleeding had to always blow the system as the run was alot shorter
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh25/GTTJames/C12%20GTT/Myenginebay.jpg)
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Post by: James5 on 13:06, Thu 05 August 2010
Sam, not sure if your on here much nowadays but in case you are were did you get your bonnet vent / scoop from?

Cheers james
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Post by: 5-Mission on 13:42, Thu 05 August 2010
Quote from: "James5"
Sam, not sure if your on here much nowadays but in case you are were did you get your bonnet vent / scoop from?

Cheers james
Looks like an NACA duct there's some here for under a tenner delivered
 http://www.speedydelivery.co.uk/car-bodykits-styling/bonnet-air-vents-by-mc-rallying--universal-fitment-.shtml