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Title: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 19:49, Tue 05 May 2009
******Please dont be put off by the kit it will be returing to semi o.e when funds allow*******

Well where do I start Ive owned my R5 for about 5 years now and hears how it looks

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20parts/danboi2_23350900.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20parts/danboi2_25589923.jpg)

I have started to do a few thing to it in the last few months since ive had it fixed will post up some more pics of what ive changed, Things are going slow due to lack of money but its getting done slowely

let me know what you think
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Post by: danboi2 on 19:53, Tue 05 May 2009
Started to clean the brakes up because the old paint was looking a bit tatty and I decided on a change of colour

Before
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009206.jpg)

During
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009209.jpg)

Carriers and disks fitted
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009213.jpg)

Wheel back on
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009214.jpg)

Centre cap on
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009215.jpg)

Shot of the car
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04042009216.jpg)
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Post by: danboi2 on 20:00, Tue 05 May 2009
Laser cut dials and surround
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/Image008.jpg)

Chrome boot catch
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/01032009151.jpg)

Stainless battery tray
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/28022009131.jpg)

New bonnet vented and sprayed up
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/28022009132.jpg)

Dials fitted into dash
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/01032009147.jpg)

Chrome surround and heater controls
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/28022009133.jpg)

Chrome seatbelt rails
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/28022009134.jpg)

Brushed alloy stearing boss
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/28022009135.jpg)

Shot of inside the car
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/Car%20pics/01032009154.jpg)
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Post by: danboi2 on 20:03, Tue 05 May 2009
This is the latest stuff done this weekend just gone

Decided to change the steering wheel afta seeing this one on ebay

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/01052009245.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/01052009248.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/01052009252.jpg)

Sorry for the crap pictures
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Post by: danboi2 on 20:08, Tue 05 May 2009
This is what my mates and me done on saturday

Swapped the dowpipe
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/01052009257.jpg)

Also swapped the front pipe for a larger bore one forgot to take a picture thou

and swapped the backbox
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/02052009260.jpg)

Lil vid of the sound of the car after we changed the exhaust system
http://s725.photobucket.com/albums/ww25 ... 14-001.flv (http://s725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/?action=view&current=02052009014-001.flv)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:46, Tue 20 October 2009
Big brakes and goodrich braided brake hoses
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009545.jpg)

Coilovers fitted
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009546.jpg)

Car failed the mot with rust under the drivers side sill so had to remove the sideskirt to have the welding done
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/09072009490.jpg)

Welding all done and then car then pasted the mot and was booking in to the bodyshop to have the side skirt re fitted
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:50, Tue 20 October 2009
Interior stripped to tidy up some wirering and to fit a raider black carpet
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/14072009498.jpg)

Old gearstick
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/15072009499.jpg)

B and m fitted
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/15072009500.jpg)

Also red gear stick cover and gt tuning hadbrake lever
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/21072009507.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:56, Tue 20 October 2009
Car cleaned up for trax
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009547.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009548.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009549.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009550.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009551.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/04092009552.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: Steve! on 22:10, Sun 18 April 2010
That would look good as a Phase one!
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:54, Wed 21 April 2010
(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/8717_150452408051_501678051_2727649.jpg)

(http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww253/danboi_2/front.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: wiggy-htid on 18:31, Sun 15 May 2011
wow thats a nice look 5 you got there heres mine the blue one is the one i have had for the last 6 years http://s1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb334/wiggy-htid/
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:56, Wed 18 May 2011
NICE!!!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: rainey_y2k on 16:05, Wed 18 May 2011
Nice and clean one you got here mate...... this is really random but was it featured in a magazine and they said you worked in an ice cream shop to pay for it? lol i have the weirdest memory.
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:58, Sat 05 November 2011
no that aint me I have got that mag somewhere thou
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:22, Sat 05 November 2011
Been meaning to do a big update so here goes

Full leather interior fitted

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/2543/s5000940.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9481/s5000939.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:30, Sat 05 November 2011
How the engine looked
(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6203/engine005x.jpg)

Full set of red samco hoses fitted
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6981/s5000847.jpg)

Full stainless steel enlarged exhaust
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9508/s5000798.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/5295/s5000797.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:33, Sat 05 November 2011
Wishbones fitted with super flex bushes
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/9216/s5000828.jpg)

old bushes burnt out with a blow torch
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/2355/s5000831.jpg)

New bushes fitted into place
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/1344/s5000839.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:37, Sat 05 November 2011
Rebuilt carb supplied and fitted by Tony (fishead) also fueling setup and in car boost removed

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/628/s5000867.jpg)
(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5631/s5000866c.jpg)
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3221/s5000865m.jpg)
(http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/1732/s5000868.jpg)
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3273/s5000872.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:40, Sat 05 November 2011
A few shots of the car with the 15" on

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6404/img0017lef.jpg)
(http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/8933/img0016fc.jpg)
(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5676/img0007sk.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:46, Sat 05 November 2011
new anti roll bar bushes fitted
(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5996/img0749ys.jpg)

15" wheels sprayed black
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8159/img0801nl.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:55, Sat 05 November 2011
Plenty more to come the car was sent down to fishead in july and had the following will get the pictures up when I get them from him and mike a.k.a phase 1

*Engine out
*Engine bay sprayed
*New loom
*New clutch
*New lightened and balanced flywheel
*Alloy rad
*Ktec front mount intercooler
*Raceland tubular manifold
*New engine mounts
*All engine brackets powder coated black by my friend
*Mocal oil cooler
*Spal fan
*Piper 285 complete cam kit
*Rebuilt turbo
*Scoff e.f.i trigger wheel and sensor
*Aem tru boost thanks to james 5 cheers mate
*Fueling set back up
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 20:08, Mon 07 November 2011
Looks tidy enough mate. What bhp is it ? How much does your mate charge for powder coating ?
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 10:49, Tue 08 November 2011
Its about 160bhp would like to put it on the rolling road
He done it free of charge for me because he didn't have much work on but he's now been contracted to do alot more work so he can't take on any more ATM
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 14:53, Tue 08 November 2011
South wales tuneing just had a rolling road put in. May be worth a look for you
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 18:01, Tue 08 November 2011
Where abouts is that?
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 18:07, Tue 08 November 2011
Western industrial estate. Right by long life in caerphilly. My garage is around the corner
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:41, Tue 08 November 2011
might take a look ive never heard of them before
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 21:49, Tue 08 November 2011
They are known as hi line they are a jap speicalist. Havent heared many good words about them tbh. They only just had the rolling road put in a few days ago. Nice and local for us
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:01, Tue 08 November 2011
so did this place and its only 10 mins from me
http://www.shop.indigo-gt.co.uk/index.p ... aa6fc8d049 (http://www.shop.indigo-gt.co.uk/index.php?osCsid=970acca6d6b5ed3d021652aa6fc8d049)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 07:45, Tue 29 November 2011
Car has now gone in to have the inner, outer sills and jacking points done will upload pictures when I get them
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 00:08, Thu 01 December 2011
Whos fitting the sills for you mate ?
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 11:35, Thu 01 December 2011
Aplace down in cardiff its a family run place and hes a classic car restorer, any luck getting those pics of the bodykit after?
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:35, Thu 02 February 2012
Lil update im still waiting for pictures of the engine being put together and the bay being sprayed
I took the car for mot and it failed big time on the sills so it was time to get them done properly

pictures from one the side skirts was removed

Passenger side
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1552/img0973m.jpg)

(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/556/passengerside1.jpg)

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4796/passengerside2.jpg)

Drivers side
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/866/img0972x.jpg)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/6323/driversside2.jpg)

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/7911/driversside3.jpg)

(http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2750/driversside4.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:45, Thu 02 February 2012
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/2226/p1010057xa.jpg)

Car starting to be stripped
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9393/p1010027fl.jpg)

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/3382/p1010162k.jpg)

(http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/1748/p1010163q.jpg)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8774/p10101591.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:58, Thu 02 February 2012
Inner sill removed
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9476/img1003s.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1849/img1002ma.jpg)

sorry no pictures of the inner sill repair panel going on and new outer sill

Then onto the worst side the drivers side
(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2255/p1010067hv.jpg)

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7035/p1010059r.jpg)

A local mots garage idea of fixing a jacking point
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/885/p1010055u.jpg)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/923/p1010054d.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1948/p1010058ij.jpg)

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/5162/p1010065f.jpg)

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8950/p1010064h.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 21:05, Thu 02 February 2012
New jacking point fitted
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9936/p1010068e.jpg)

The butchered floor left by a local garage after attempting to fix jacking point
(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5797/p1010069z.jpg)

Custom made repair panel fitted
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/8800/p1010072gf.jpg)

Jacking point protected
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/1081/p1010158j.jpg)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/448/p1010159sa.jpg)

Outer sill fitted seam seal and protected
(http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/9189/p1010156h.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 21:10, Thu 02 February 2012
The bumper mounting bracket also few off when the garage was re fitting parts back on

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3520/p1010170bo.jpg)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9426/p1010168t.jpg)

Repair panel made and fitted and undersealed
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8324/p1010181wf.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 15:29, Sat 11 February 2012
underneath all shone chip protected and sealed
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9444/img1138o.jpg)

All paintwork blended back in
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/4340/img1142an.jpg)

(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5468/img1139w.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: 300+5=love on 16:06, Tue 20 March 2012
the secrets renault 5's hide. i gotta mag this car was featured in, still looks good.
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 18:49, Tue 20 March 2012
I know tell me bout it, my fault should have had it done ages ago. Yea its looking ok just costing me a fortune to get the bodywork back to o.e
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:51, Sat 24 March 2012
Looking good, lots of work put in there :)  are you going back to completely standard then
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 23:18, Sat 24 March 2012
Thanks alot, well trying to get the bodywork back to standard
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 19:52, Sat 28 April 2012
little update I got some used front arches rear arches and side skirts gonna get them sprayed up and fitted

Front and rear arches theres only one rear arch as i managed to pick up one the same color as my car from mike at gt turbo spares

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7784/img1391c.jpg)

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/5521/img1390t.jpg)

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8679/img1392wt.jpg)

(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/6576/img1395ig.jpg)

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/3043/img1393p.jpg)

Side skirts
(http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/9239/img1402b.jpg)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2351/img1401dy.jpg)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3724/img1400de.jpg)

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2209/img1399n.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3528/img1398o.jpg)

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/369/img1397m.jpg)

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3858/img1396g.jpg)

side skirts need some work with the fingers lugs and the usual places
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 19:54, Sat 28 April 2012
Received m box of parts from mike at gt turbo spares this morning
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2852/img1405k.jpg)

Also picked up some brand new parts from renault 2 brand new front wings and a grill badge
(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/531/img1404fb.jpg)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7127/img1403p.jpg)

(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9150/img1406om.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 14:22, Sat 12 May 2012
Parts all sprayed up and repaired

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/3959/img1451dk.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8205/img1450hx.jpg)

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8782/img1449m.jpg)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2324/img1448lv.jpg)

The car will be off to the sprayer soon to have these fitted hopefully in time for the guildford fete day
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 13:19, Sun 08 July 2012
Interior stripped out to give a good clean and paint

Cleaned and degrease using por 15 marine clean and metal ready then on with the por 15 rust treatment

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1559/img1471yl.jpg)

Half done
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7530/img1474b.jpg)

all finished and left to dry which took about 15 mins
(http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/3366/img1475nq.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 13:23, Sun 08 July 2012
Car in its new home
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/2210/img1465g.jpg)

Old rear arches
(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/3696/img1505c.jpg)

Arches removed
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8299/img1507hg.jpg)

New arches trial fitted
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9837/img1509gw.jpg)

Drivers side rear arch removed to reveal some rust
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2332/img1511yt.jpg)

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/6114/img1512o.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 13:26, Sun 08 July 2012
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8940/img1626ya.jpg)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3554/img1630hb.jpg)

Bumper removed
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2876/img1621s.jpg)

Managed to get the rear bumper off and the bumper support brackets fell apart
(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8509/img1631v.jpg)

(http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5466/img1625v.jpg)

Oe Rear bumper trial fitted
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1853/img1622at.jpg)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 13:30, Sun 08 July 2012
Car has now been dropped off at the bodyshop to have the following done

Weld in two bumper support brackets
Paint backend beneath bumper including new bumper brackets
Repair scratch in rear quarter panel
Fit new brass door insets and torx bolts
Allign doors up
Fit freshly painted new wings and arches
Have dents taken out of the doors
Fit side skirts
Remove ktec roof spoiler weld any holes underneath
Fit oe spoiler once I get some clips and tape
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 15:24, Sat 14 July 2012
Rear bumper brackets

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/378/img1646h.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/513/img1646h.jpg/)

Bodyshop is rammed atm so dont look like my car will be done in time for the renault festival at the end of the month
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: hughesrobert13 on 20:05, Sun 19 August 2012
nice to see the car comeing along mate keep it up
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 22:52, Mon 20 August 2012
Cheers mate hopefully having it back this weekend fingers crossed, i just need to get the second hand rear bumper wet sanded to remove some orange peal and find a scorpion exhaust for sale
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 19:08, Mon 24 September 2012
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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 19:18, Mon 24 September 2012
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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: Nrg on 20:35, Mon 24 September 2012
And i thought my engine bay looked bare :mrgreen:

great paintwork
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: Ash-Lee on 07:44, Tue 25 September 2012
I need to get my engine bay stripped out. I'm struggling to find the enthusiasm though!  :(

I've got some crusty bits behind the headlights that need welding up by the looks of it, also the whole lot could do with a damn good clean.  :lol:
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: bigman on 17:15, Sun 30 September 2012
bodyworks lookin mint now nice shine to the paint aswel keep up the good work 8)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: 300+5=love on 04:41, Tue 02 October 2012
excellent progress.
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:29, Fri 05 October 2012
Had my engine rebuilt by a member on RTOC fishead

Heres what was done

Remove engine and gearbox. Strip clean and paint engine and box. fit piper 285 performance camshaft kit inc uprated valve springs, and vernier timing gear. Fit tubular exhaust manifold, hybrid turbo, lightened flywheel, uprated clutch kit, new engine wiring loom, front mount intercooler kit, oil cooler kit, performance air intake, engine breather catch tank, uprated cooling fan assembly and other supplied cosmetically enhancing products. Fitting of supplied efi related sensors ready for future efi conversion

Fit new front bumper inc modifying of all related components to incorporate large intercooler, fit and set up supplied AEM TRU Boost electronic boost controller.

Strip, clean, prep and paint engine bay front bumper and bonnet to requested ‘show’ std.

Install full cosmetically refreshed unit to highest visually appealing std testing for fit, function and security

Full on road ‘live’ set up of boost controller and carburettor fuelling requirements



removed power unit from vehicle, removed fixings ect from engine bay, degreased and chemically cleaned, prepared engine bay ready for transport to body shop.

Degreased and chemically cleaned power unit ready for work. striped engine/box of all ancillaries wiring ect and sealed units. C/o further chemical cleaning preparation for painting. Removed cylinder head, oil sump, timing cover and 5"‘ gear cover. Painted engine/box all covers brackets and all related parts in requested colours with suitable oil resistant products.
c/o cylinder head inspection, stripped engine bottom end ’n preparation for performance camshaft fitment.

Fully stripped engine down, components sent to engineer for machining. Engine block internally cleaned and prepared for rebuild inc all internal oil/water channels.


Full crank grind/polish
Full crank assembly balance inc pistons, rods flywheel and clutch
Cylinder head decoke
Cylinder head pressure test
Cylinder head repair to snapped water pump bolts
New valve seats cut
Cylinder head reface


New cylinder liners measured for protrusion, recorded and adjusted accordingly. New piston ring and piston clearances checked and adjusted as required. Liners final fitted In correct protrusion orders with new seals and clamped. Crankshaft trial fitted to block checking. adjusting bearing clearances as required. Crankshaft final fitting using suitable assembly Lube. Piston rod assembly trial fitted for bearing clearances check and adjustment. New piston ring, piston, rod assembly final fitted with assembly lube. Piper camshaft inspected and
fitted. Crankshaft and camshaft end float checked. New timing chain and tensioner fitted, cam timed to std setting. Distributor and gear fitted to correct std timing with a new seal. Cam followers checked. polished and fitted with lube. New refurb oil pump kit fitted pre filled with suitable lube.


Cylinder head fully overhauled inc lapping of valves, new stem seals refitted up with uprated valve springs, new gaskets and water pump Inlet and exhaust manifolds ?fitted with new studs lock nuts and gasket. tubular manifold requiring modification.

Cylinder bead fitted to block using new ‘uprated’ head gasket and bolts, installing checked, cleaned push rods and fitting overhauled, strip, cleaned, polished shaft, refaced tappet faces and new ‘plugs' rocker assembly.
Valve clearances and camshaft timing measured and adjusted as required.
All freshly prepared engine covers, brackets ect fitted Inc oil cooler take off plate and pipes, with new nuts, bolts and seals as required.


Carburettor stripped, cleaned, painted and fully overhauled with a new gasket kit, then fitted with a new spacer and gaskets. New engine wiring loom modified to eliminate perk fan requirements and ?fitted.
Bottom pulley with new efi timing sensor fitted to correct tinting inc new aux drive belt.
New crank seal fitted, lightened and balanced flwheel and clutch assembly fitted using new bolts.
Gear box fitted along with starter motor and freshly prepared mounts, brackets ect. Wiring loom correctly routed ensuring security and movement.


Hybrid turbo fitted with new braided oil feed and drain pipes.
Engine bay fitted up, all brackets pipes fixings cleaned, painted as necessary, all new nuts, bolts ect to ensure visual appeal. New accelerator cable kit, battery terminals and power cables fitted.
Power unit refitted to vehicle using all new nuts bolts jubilee clips ect inc new exhaust fitting kit.


Modified induction and breather systems arranged and fitted
intercooler, oil cooler and bumper modified fixings made and fitted to best possible std.
Vehicles starting charging electrical system fully repaired rewired as required.
Engines compression, oil pressure primed, checked and recorded. Cooling system filled using long life coolant mix, air bled. Engine started and run up to temp, checking for noise, leaks correct fan operation.


Tappets reset, head retorqued and oil changed.
AEM boost controller installed and set up

Vehicle road tested, then rechecked for leaks ect. Miles put onto engine as a brief run in period.
Full testing c/o setting up the boost controller, checking adjusting carburetion as required whilst monitoring for any issues/det.




Cylinder head - 73.34mm

All bearing clearances ring gaps good

Compressions, cold engine 6hrs old 150psi +- 3psiacross all 4 pots

Oil pressure, hot engine 30 psi idle - 50 psi at 4k

Boost - 1bar engine

Afr -wot 11.8 -12.1
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:38, Fri 05 October 2012
will let the pictures do the talking


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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: Nrg on 20:58, Fri 05 October 2012
He did a great job on that  8)
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: drw32 on 21:56, Fri 05 October 2012
looking good
Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 20:07, Sun 21 October 2012
Small update

Changed the started motor this weekend as mine was starting to stick
thanks glenn for the starter turns over sweet now

I removed the old exhaust and the brackets for the ktec bumper

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I then rubbed down the back lower section and cleaned and prepped it with por 15 marine clean and metal ready, I then painted it with the black por 15 it looks so much better its all ready for the oe rear bumper to go on

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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 17:23, Sat 03 November 2012
Found some rust under the window seals while I was replacing the catches on the back windows

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Rust sanded down and painted with port 15 while the paint was out I also painted the subframe
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Rear bumper fitted just need to secure it and adjust it a little bit
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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: danboi2 on 18:19, Sun 10 November 2013
Cosworth 2wd intercooler fitted along with the standard oe bumper
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Finally got a backbox made today and fitted
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Not much of an update just some new rear lights
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Title: Re: My R5 project
Post by: frix on 00:41, Tue 17 December 2013
Nice work dude..