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GENERAL => Your cars => Topic started by: 5teve L on 16:51, Fri 14 August 2009

Title: Non-Renault.... the new WIP
Post by: 5teve L on 16:51, Fri 14 August 2009
Picked her up last night, happy with the car but it does need some FTT touches ;)
220 Gsi Turbo in charcoal, just has a dv & exhaust at the moment but.....
Suspension is 1st port of call, then address the rims, then the engine..
The 1st thing to sort is the leaky tank & loose rear ARB.
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Post by: James5 on 19:20, Fri 14 August 2009
Looking good mate I will have to pop over and take a look matey.
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:03, Fri 14 August 2009
It's off the road till 4th Sept as thats when my insurance will start (5yrs no claims) got some good quotes though 280 fully comp & the same on my work van = result !
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Post by: LEE on 23:17, Fri 14 August 2009
Very nice and rare mate Im partial to a nice Rover/MG... I used to have the GTi with the M-series NA engine

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/leegt5/rover/DSCF02445005.jpg)

Then a couple of years later a T-series  engine Coupe.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/leegt5/rover%20coupe/m5.jpg)

I have the Rover Dealer manual (RAVE) somewhere if you want a copy..
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Post by: 5teve L on 08:52, Sat 15 August 2009
That Gti looks sweet.... I used to have a coupe as well running on DTA with cams etc, made 260bhp & 260 ftlb @ 13psi, thing was an animal :)

Apparently there are 52 Gsi turbo's left & 32 Gti turbo's..
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Post by: LEE on 21:43, Sun 16 August 2009
I am owner of www.RoverCoupe.net (http://www.RoverCoupe.net)

Alot of useful info for the T-series turbo engine on there !!
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Post by: 5teve L on 23:34, Sun 16 August 2009
I was gttboy on there a few years ago, lost my password & couldn't log in, i think it was set up with an old email account :(

Sorted, i remembered password
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:30, Fri 28 August 2009
Fitted new fuel tank, rear ARB polys, got the front ARB's & the Koni's with jamex springs to fit this weekend. Also pick ed up the rare front spolier for the bottom of the bumper..

Was toying with the idea of buying a used bottom end with forged pistons but I'm not sure now...
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Post by: James5 on 17:44, Fri 28 August 2009
Steve can't wait to see this up and running, I may have to pop over to johns with you to have a look.
With ref to forged bottom end it may be worth it for you matey as you do like the option of some power I am not to sure what the standard bottom end on those are good for power wise.
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:18, Fri 28 August 2009
Well they will only really run around 12-14psi really as the pistons break around the ringlands...
Gary was running 18 through his & bent a rod. lol..
FMIC  on the list as well as the one on the car is puny & sits above the rad in front of the turbo & ex manifold.lol.
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Post by: r5matt on 19:31, Fri 28 August 2009
you ever seen the fiesta RS turbos , the manifold / turbo are smack bang up close to the RAd not only that on t3 conversion 90% of the time the Actuator dents the rad i still think the Renault 5's lay out is best !
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Post by: GTTboost on 00:36, Sat 29 August 2009
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you ever seen the fiesta RS turbos , the manifold / turbo are smack bang up close to the RAd not only that on t3 conversion 90% of the time the Actuator dents the rad i still think the Renault 5's lay out is best !


I had a T3 2ltr conversion on my Fiesta RST ..  had serious amounts of over steer most of the time..  I never did learn my lesson to grow up and stop modding old cars.   Thanks for the reminder of those days  :lol:
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:44, Sat 29 August 2009
Done the fronts, rears are rusted into the rear bushes :(
Now I need smaller rubber or some different rims as they rub on the front :(

Before
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Post by: James5 on 18:19, Sat 29 August 2009
Definatly sitting alot better Steve
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Post by: Dave on 11:48, Sun 30 August 2009
i like your new car steve. It will be good to see what you do with it
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Post by: Midnight_Turbo on 12:45, Sun 30 August 2009
I think those rims are standard MG ZR ones?
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Post by: LEE on 10:29, Mon 31 August 2009
What about a set of MG Straights ? Cheap enough and look descent !!

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Post by: 5teve L on 15:39, Mon 31 August 2009
Lol, it came with straights LEE, they re on the wifes car now :)
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Post by: 5teve L on 14:42, Sat 05 September 2009
Ok so the rims sold on ebay & the guy picked them up this afternoon, car is sitting on axle stands till Monday night when I pick up the Superleggera's  :cry:  ...

Odd thing about the sale on ebay was that I started at 50 & I swear I put a BIN of 100... but they sold for 155  :shock:  ...not that I'm complaining as the Superleg's cost me 100 now that means   8)

Will do some updates as it goes along :)
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Post by: r5matt on 16:53, Sat 05 September 2009
Uber cool Deal you got there steve ! ,Have you driven the Gsi much since ownership , how does it come pare to a Renault 5 ?
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Post by: James5 on 18:17, Sat 05 September 2009
So when am i going to see the car then Steve?
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:42, Sat 05 September 2009
Only driven the car when I picked it up, feels slow at the moment compared to the old GTT, but not like uber slow & it will pull to 150mph no probs.....won't take long to change the engine spec though  :twisted:

James, will try to pop round Tues if I get the rims on :)
Just need to try to ge the rear suspension on as well at some point ..
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Post by: 5teve L on 16:37, Mon 07 September 2009
This is how it looks today after trying to get the rear koni's on & since I've sold the hairpins..

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Just waiting for the new rims, trailing arm bushes & poly rears, then it's cut the old suspension off & burn/knock/cut the remains out..lol... fit rear koni's & bushes & off I go..
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:36, Sat 12 September 2009
Took a hacksaw to the bastard in the end, then off to kwikfit to use thier press & gas axe to cut the old bushes out :twisted:
Fitted the poly bushes & hope to have it all together early next week, put the superlegs on the front & i'm glad I got them now as they look awesome !
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Post by: garya on 21:28, Sat 12 September 2009
very nice mate and they are very rare i used to own a metro gta 1.4 and it was fast as for a 1.4.did u get it from pistonheads?
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Post by: 5teve L on 21:58, Sat 12 September 2009
Yeah got it from pistonheads.
Needed some work to get right though... still does. lol.
May have another engine to drop in so I can run some big boost through it, looking for 300bhp  :twisted:
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Post by: James5 on 22:17, Sat 12 September 2009
300 won't be enough for you Steve :lol:

Any pics with the Legera's on matey
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:03, Mon 14 September 2009
Hope to have the rest of the bushes tomorrow & then fit the rear koni's & drop it down & finally drive it !!

How it looks today..

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Post by: r5matt on 18:07, Mon 14 September 2009
You love'it steve Lol lookis really nice on those Alloys. . Is that a Laguna front splitter ? or a OE item ?
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:54, Mon 14 September 2009
Laguna I think.. It's not OE anyway.
I had it in the shed for years.lol.
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Post by: LEE on 20:05, Mon 14 September 2009
Good choice with the OZ Superleggeras they suit that shape Rover perfect !!
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Post by: cavsri130 on 20:59, Mon 14 September 2009
i had a silver gsi turbo hatch a few years ago. took it to crail and smoked imprezas, evos.

kept having to replace the sump tho (3 times) as it was so fecking low.

id have another one......pistonheads her i come  :lol:
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Post by: James5 on 22:05, Mon 14 September 2009
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Good choice with the OZ Superleggeras they suit that shape Rover perfect !!


Steve wheels look awesome on it matey, good choice. Looking forward o seeing it in the flesh :D
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Post by: 5teve L on 23:07, Mon 14 September 2009
I hope to pop round tomorrow matey..

 Oh congrats mate I hear it's a boy this time.... time for the 'snippy snippy' now eh....lol..
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Post by: 5teve L on 18:18, Wed 16 September 2009
Hooray, finally got it back on the road :)

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Post by: r5matt on 18:36, Wed 16 September 2009
The whee;ls are nice they confuse me though one minute they look like multispokes then glance again they dont lol
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:25, Fri 18 September 2009
Took some better pictures today.... Lovin driving it now as well, got the boost up a bit & she pulls well through the gears, the torson diff takes some getting used to though  :twisted:

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Just need to get the rear ARB welded up & the front poly kit on & it should handle like a dream as well.
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Post by: James5 on 20:14, Fri 18 September 2009
Steve that looks fecking awesome
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Post by: LEE on 11:21, Sun 20 September 2009
Looks well nice love them alloys, they seem to look good on most cars !!

The ARB that needs welding is it the passenger side ?? As I had to get my coupe done... Apparently its a common issue and always the passenger side !!
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:02, Sun 20 September 2009
Yeah pass side Lee, always is the passs side as you say ..........
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Post by: James5 on 20:55, Sun 20 September 2009
Saw and went in the rover tonight fecking awesome car.
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Post by: 5teve L on 19:08, Mon 21 September 2009
Now the car is running & the boost is up she pulls realy well, just need to sort the rest of the poly bushes & hope to get the rear ARB welded later this week (40) then had a quote for 180 to sort the dent & scratches on the pass side, 80 to paint the wing when I can be arsed to sort it..
Then FMIC & bigger turbo on the way.
The T25 on the car is almost new so will be up for sale (idela upgrade for the GTT ;) )

Doesn't feel anywhere near as tight as the GTT did yet, hopefully the full poly kit & the rear ARB will sort this :)
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Post by: LEE on 22:31, Mon 21 September 2009
You'd probably get a wing in that colour from a rover breaker cheaper than that !!
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:09, Tue 22 September 2009
Been looking, not any come up yet... still holding out hope though.
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Post by: James5 on 20:12, Thu 24 September 2009
Steve not sure if it was your rover i saw tonight, but I think you have a headlight out matey :)
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Post by: 5teve L on 15:23, Fri 25 September 2009
I'll have a look later..
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Post by: 5teve L on 20:59, Fri 25 September 2009
Forgot to plug the light back in after working on the bumper the other day  :roll:
Cheers James.
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Post by: James5 on 21:50, Fri 25 September 2009
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Forgot to plug the light back in after working on the bumper the other day  :roll:
Cheers James.

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Post by: r5matt on 22:57, Fri 25 September 2009
You got that FMIC on the beast yet Steve? ..
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Post by: 5teve L on 17:23, Sat 26 September 2009
Nah not yet, had the arb welded up & then I need a couple of tyres 1st..
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Post by: r5matt on 23:32, Sat 26 September 2009
Are they rear wheel driven or front , I actually know nothing about these cars , Infact ive only ever seen a few decent looking ones knocking around
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Post by: 5teve L on 09:48, Mon 28 September 2009
FWD... handles much better now the rear ARB is on !