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Title: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:53, Mon 29 November 2010
hi there hears some pics of my car.
i will ad more pics and a spec soon.

hope you like???
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/60922_117621424963303_107471032645009_139523_7559759_n.jpg)

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/j.jpg)

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/35545_1500480793262_1271440345_31355705_4317163_n.jpg)

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/hh.jpg)
out with the old in with the new

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/DSCF0453.jpg)
some new bits

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/nn.jpg)
the last print out.

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/DSCF0455.jpg)
my new manafold.

will update more soon. hope you like?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:50, Mon 29 November 2010
Nice car, they always look fresh in white.  8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:46, Tue 30 November 2010
yeah they do. i like it in white alot.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 5-Mission on 08:41, Tue 30 November 2010
Very sexy looking motor :D  8)  If you take it out at the moment you'll be virtually invisible!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 10:12, Tue 30 November 2010
its my everyday car so always out in it. and in this weather is soooo much fun.
spinns more than it grips. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:19, Tue 30 November 2010
She looks like a nice clean car fella, you got any more plans for her?

Am i jealous that your out playing in the snow in your 5........ yes lots :cry: .
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:35, Tue 30 November 2010
yeah lots of plans mate.
got my bradded hoses today so gota put them on.
but next year after my wedding im gona stick a 1.7 volvo lump in it. :D   :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:39, Tue 30 November 2010
very nice. what are the braided hoses for?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:42, Tue 30 November 2010
sorry. breaks. to go with the drilled and grooved discs and the green stuff pads.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:49, Tue 30 November 2010
ah ye silly me just adjusting to daytime as i was working last night  :lol:.
But saying that i have got braided fuel, brake and oil lines so maybe not such a stupid question :lol:. From looking out me window i doubt ull be fitting them to soon unless youve got a garage or your brave.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:14, Tue 30 November 2010
i use works unit. so dry but still freezing. and to change them il need a hand and most of my mates are wimps. lol
is you car on hear??
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:48, Tue 30 November 2010
Ha ye i must admit i dont fancy the freezing elements :lol:.
 Ye ive got a ickle thread going under me username, bit of a marmite car tho :lol:  not that i care i like to be abit different. keep up the good work and keep putting pics up.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:53, Tue 30 November 2010
will do mate. il look for yours now.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 5teve L on 16:26, Fri 03 December 2010
Nice car, love the speedline turini rims as well  :twisted:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:48, Sun 05 December 2010
thanks mate. they were on it when i got it. want some caps for it but cant find any anywere.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:50, Wed 08 December 2010
rite. not happy. head gasket has gone and i have just had to buy a crapy 1.4 escort to get me to work and back.
only posative thing is i can now do all the jobs i have been meaning to do to the r5 with out the hastle of haveing to put her back together so i can use her for work. got big plans and will keep updates going with pics..
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 16:11, Wed 08 December 2010
Have fun with the rebuild!

I know what it's like having to rush a job knowing you need the car back on the road the following morning. Having other transport means you can take your time, things generally finish up better this way.  8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:10, Thu 09 December 2010
i know its crap when you have to rush. but the escort has 6 months tax so can take that long if i want. lol looking forwerd to it. have big plans!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 15:52, Thu 09 December 2010
What plans you got for it mate?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:18, Tue 14 December 2010
well! lol
going to take the head off get that tested and skimed and ported and polished. basicly what k tec do for 500 quid. but know a guy at jan speed who has done his own and is only charging me 300 for the lot.
then take block out clean and paint that. while the bay is empty gona smooth that and paint it and if i can move some stuff. battery,water tank. relocate my air filter as i dont like where it is.
check everything for rust. but i know the hole frunt end has been done in the past few years so should be good. change the gear linkage. break lines.rewire fogs.fit new manafold.put all back together.

then start on the inside. take all the carpets out and clean them. or replace them. wana get bucket seats and maybe a roll cage. but dont know yet.
gona remove back seats as there never used.so paint and smooth the floor.
sort out a few dents and scratches. replace some window seals.

ummmm. think thats it. lol
i got 3/4 months to do it as going to nurburg ring in may. and wana make sure shes running rite first. so rolling road and set her up again.

what do you think???
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:48, Tue 14 December 2010
Sounds like your gonna have a busy winter  8)  , have fun tidying up the boot/back seat area it took me ages getting the sound deadning off its like tar i ended up using a blow torch and burning it off :lol:, id go for a cage myself but not one of them polished mickey mouse ones they look alright but if your going to all the trouble of putting one in you want it to work and not fold up on you should you have a crash, keep us posted with lots of pics even small jobs, as they say a picture speaks a thousand words  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:30, Tue 14 December 2010
thanks for the warning. lol and yeah i wouldnt fit a cage unless it worked.  :)
i have seen some nice build threads on her and allways wanted to do somthing like this so no i have the excuse im gona go for it. cant wait!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:48, Fri 17 December 2010
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
well! lol
going to take the head off get that tested and skimed and ported and polished. basicly what k tec do for 500 quid. but know a guy at jan speed who has done his own and is only charging me 300 for the lot.

what do you think???

To be honest mate its not much gain porting the head out unless your going mega power and even then head needs to be sorted in the right areas (need to know head), i wouldn't recommend polishing it at all though.

Its easy to obtain 220bhp+ on a standard head so i'd prob say save your money mate.  :wink:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 09:16, Tue 21 December 2010
cool. ok mate thanks for that. saves me some cash. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:27, Tue 28 December 2010
rite then. the work has started!!!
today i started striping the car to get the head off. hear are some pics.
o and some pics of my last drive in her in the snow..
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1192.jpg)
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(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1407-1.jpg)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 19:34, Tue 28 December 2010
You did that the arkward way leaving the turbo still in the car!  :wink:

Did you find anything when you pulled the head off/
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:31, Tue 28 December 2010
Really? Lol I just undid the 4 bolts on the turbine housing and pulled it away. Gota take it off anyway. But was starting to get cold lol
Yeah the gasket had only just gone in the middle of the centre two bores. Apart from that all looks good. Was fairly simple really.

One thing I did want to find out was about a copper head gasket?????
What are your views?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:08, Tue 28 December 2010
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Really? Lol I just undid the 4 bolts on the turbine housing and pulled it away. Gota take it off anyway. But was starting to get cold lol
Yeah the gasket had only just gone in the middle of the centre two bores. Apart from that all looks good. Was fairly simple really.

One thing I did want to find out was about a copper head gasket?????
What are your views?

I normally just undo downpipe, the oil feed and return then lift it off with head.

Nothing wrong with a normal gasket mate, i tend to use either standard (red seal) or thicker (blue seal) gaskets depending on whats been done to the engine. If car is set up nicely then the standard style gaskets are more than strong enough.  :wink:
I wouldn't worry spending your money on copper gaskets, there's absolutely no need for them.
I would use the stronger 12.9 bolts though and torque it down litle more thatn standard.

I bit of advise i was told years ago, think of the head gasket as a fuse if something goes wrong you want cheapest thing to break first, headgasket being the cheapest.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 23:20, Tue 28 December 2010
Thanks mate that's good advice. U have saved me lots of money. I o u a pint or two. Ha ha.
Going to go strip the head tomorrow and send that off to get skimmed. Then start tidying up the bay.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 15:22, Thu 30 December 2010
rite just been over to the lock up. feel rough today with this bug thats going round. so didnt do to much. striped the head down,water pump etc. then took down pipe off as i need to wrap that and need to modify the turbine housing and elbow. as they dont match up.

will put pics up soon.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 18:57, Thu 30 December 2010
Your poor car it did look nice  :lol: im sure it will be back together soon though you sound dedicated to the course. You got any more plans whilst your doing head gasket? keep up the work and the photos
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:05, Fri 31 December 2010
o yes mate i have not sure if i have put them on hear. head went off to jan speed today to be sorted. cant wait to get that back. got a good deal there to.
cleaning and sorting the bay at the mo. making new alloy brackets and stuff to tidy up the bay.
going to clear everything from the back of the front seats to the boot lid so she is totaly back to the paint work as i never take anymore than one in the car at a time anyway. re-locate the battery.(need help with this) air filter re-locate. paint the block and gear box. god loads realy. going to go to town on her but to a budget as im getting married in june and saving for that.
good thing is the wife to be loves the r5 so is cool with everything i do to her. ( my second wife)  :D .

went over today made a few adjustments. will put pics up tomorrow. taken out the anti-perc fan (so if anyone wants it just ask.) and the mettle pipe from back of the trbo elbow to the lobstar. aparantly there rare now. but im lucky have all o.e parts on the car. even the original heat sheat over the turbo with sensor.

anyway enough for now.

happy new year peeps!!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:12, Sat 01 January 2011
small update on photos.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1414.jpg)
blanked off.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1412.jpg)
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Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:06, Sun 02 January 2011
rite small update. been over to lock up again.
going o move header tank so started that. removed 2 brackets and started cleaning the spot where it was and the air filter is going.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1410.jpg)
old.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1453.jpg)
now.
allso did some other cleaning.
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(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1404.jpg)
old.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1449.jpg)
clean.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:12, Sun 02 January 2011
o and may be a silly question. but can anyone tell me what this is??? :?
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Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:26, Sun 02 January 2011
The 'green thing'?

Something to do with the anti-perc fan setup.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: meum on 21:27, Sun 02 January 2011
I agree with Ash-Lee. It's the resistance of your anti-perc fan mate. Latest models ph2 only.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 15:56, Mon 03 January 2011
So if I have taken anti perc fan out I can get rid of it?
Nice!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:51, Mon 03 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
So if I have taken anti perc fan out I can get rid of it?
Nice!

Yep thats right mate.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:06, Mon 03 January 2011
Great! I really don't like the look of that hole bracket and bits on it so am going to make a new bracket that sits flush with the skutel instead of sticking out into the bay.

Things are going well!!!! So far! Ha ha

Just incase anyone is interested I'm selling my seats.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 17:13, Mon 03 January 2011
Did you get rid of all the wiring when you removed the anti-perc fan?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:26, Mon 03 January 2011
no not yet havent got that far yet. Y???
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:33, Mon 03 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
no not yet havent got that far yet. why???

I would do mate, don't know if you know but its a constant 12v so it always has 12v going round it even with car swtiched off.

Its the 5's most prone bit to catch fire
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:07, Mon 03 January 2011
its funny a friend of mine has told me the same thing. ( that they catch fire) thats one reson why i took it out. i will sort that as soon as i can get back in to the lock up.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 23:41, Mon 03 January 2011
a definate reason to remove the perk fan!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5FWFBu4K_k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5FWFBu4K_k)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 09:09, Tue 04 January 2011
WOW!!!!!!! thats not good. was a nice car to.
dose anyone know why they do this????
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 14:25, Tue 04 January 2011
please correct me if im wrong but i dont think the wiring is fed into a fuse, its just a constant 12v running throught it all the time so if anything goes wrong theres not a fuse there to break the circuit which proburly ends up melting the wiring etc, im sure if im wrong someone will correct me  :lol: .
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:40, Tue 04 January 2011
sounds about rite mate if its a constant live. well its going anyway. :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:26, Tue 04 January 2011
Quote from: "nadgtt1982"
please correct me if im wrong but i dont think the wiring is fed into a fuse, its just a constant 12v running throught it all the time so if anything goes wrong theres not a fuse there to break the circuit which proburly ends up melting the wiring etc, im sure if im wrong someone will correct me  :lol: .

Mine had a fuse fitted. same as the inline fuse found for the radiator fan.

Still took it all out anyway.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:56, Wed 05 January 2011
yeah prob a good thing they really dont look good when your cars flameing hot!! ha ha
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:34, Mon 10 January 2011
hi guys. rite small update. went over to work shop on weekend and fitted the braided brake hoses. went ok had to make the mountain bracket hole bigger as the new ones were slightly bigger than the old standard ones.but all good.
got the gear linkage out in the end. took nearly 2 hours and a lot of shouting. broke it in the end to so need a new one. ready to put the shorter linkage in.

allso spoke to my mate from janspeed who is sorting the head. he tells me i hav a one off head!!! get this its never been skimmed!!!!  :D  happy days.
hes porting and polishing it for me as he cant just leave it as it is. hes a good lad.
hes allso going to make me a elbow/down pipe for me as the standard is a bit shit really. so it will be a one peace instead of two. all good.
will get some pics up later as im at work at the mo.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:28, Mon 10 January 2011
That 1 piece downpipe/elbow sounds good ive seen one on ebay before but was put off by the price, good that a mate can knock you one up  8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:33, Mon 10 January 2011
yeah he is good mate. and he has the best r5 i have ever seen so hes really interested in doing things to mine so all good.
i mite have a word and see if he can make a few. :wink:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:42, Mon 10 January 2011
Is he on here? i would have been interested in one but my enlarged downpipe wasnt the same size as the start of the mid section exhaust so i got Peter (5 mission) to just weld them together its abit of aggro getting it out but touch wood i wont have to do that :lol: Get some pics up when its made
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:48, Mon 10 January 2011
no hes not. i keep trying to get him on hear but he says hes always to busy. lol
if he did he would have a build thread about 20 pages long. hes spent 6 years and 25 grand on his 5.
il put a pic of his engine up tonight he said i could just havent got round to it yep.
its mentle.
he has even changed every oil pipe for braided lines. so ground off all standard fittings and welded new screw on fixings all over the place took him ages. lol

its a really nice car. standard outside but running about 270bhp.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 16:37, Mon 10 January 2011
Whats he had done to get 270bhp?  

Sounds l,ike your cracking on with it mate, you went for the ported and polished head then?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:25, Mon 10 January 2011
i will ask him to join hear so he can put it all in a thread.
gona put a cupple pics up of his in a min.

yeah gettng there mate. :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:31, Mon 10 January 2011
this is my mates engine
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/158.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/157.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/156.jpg)
taken from my iphone so not to good a pic sorry.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 19:57, Mon 10 January 2011
Looks good, but dubious about power claim.

No disrepect to your mate as he has done good job there building it up. :wink:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:35, Mon 10 January 2011
yeah i have never seen paperwork but i have never met anyone who can do what he dose to an engine.
hes one of janspeeds best race engine builders. and has buit the engine from scratch. so i do trust his word but we will see as the have a rr.....
il try get him on hear.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 21:22, Mon 10 January 2011
Thats a nice engine bay lots of original ideas there (from what i know of anyway :lol: ). Did your mate fabricate the boost pipes himself? Also how does the air filter get air in?

If it is a genuine bhp figure i take me hat off to him, but even if it isnt id still take it off for him  :lol:  :lol:. Get him to put a thread up i reckon i could learn a few things from the pics you have put up.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:50, Mon 10 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
yeah i have never seen paperwork but i have never met anyone who can do what he dose to an engine.
hes one of janspeeds best race engine builders. and has buit the engine from scratch. so i do trust his word but we will see as the have a rr.....
il try get him on hear.

Don't take this wrong way mate but rolling road paperwork don't mean much.

Whats he done to it exactly then? Am interested as i like to see what others do to them.

I know some C1J lumps out there that are out of this world, the drag strip is best way to determine power. Not from the times but the terminal speed at the end (mph).

Does look nice though under there, not trying to put anyone done but after nearly 10yrs with C1J's there not much haven't seen.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:59, Tue 11 January 2011
not to sure what he has done in total just know some bits. the air filter gets air through a vent in the wing then through a hole in the inner wing.

yeah all the pipes are made by him. everything on there he has done. he has forge pisons and liners. umm il see if i can get some spec off him.

it is about time he came on hear. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:04, Wed 26 January 2011
hi guys. well d day is very close. well sunday if all gose to plan. fingers crossed. hears some new pics of the head.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/photo_2.jpg)
errr minging
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not nice.
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ooooo!!! :D
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(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/photo_5.jpg)
lush and new!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:33, Thu 27 January 2011
Umm nice and clean looks good fella, now you got to get everything else looking that clean  :lol:, have you had any work done on the head or just given it a dam good clean.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:58, Thu 27 January 2011
yeah it is clean.  :lol:
i have had some head work done moderate id say not full race stuff. ktec racing do the same but charge 420 i think. i had all this done, head gasket+bolts twpo snaped bolts removerd all for 200 quid.  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:
its not what you know........
all the other gaskets turneded up this morning. only ordered them yesterday morning. CGB.
there good there.

its all going to plan so far.
well apart from i have a traped nerve in my back and cant bend over so that should be fun sunday.  :(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:52, Thu 27 January 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
yeah it is clean.  :lol:
i have had some head work done moderate id say not full race stuff. ktec racing do the same but charge 420 i think. i had all this done, head gasket+bolts twpo snaped bolts removerd all for 200 quid.  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:
its not what you know........
all the other gaskets turneded up this morning. only ordered them yesterday morning. CGB.
there good there.

its all going to plan so far.
well apart from i have a traped nerve in my back and cant bend over so that should be fun sunday.  :(

You lucky sod abit of a bargain , id deffo go with its not what you know.........

Trapped nerve dont sound to good fella, still you can rest after you have finished the car :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:08, Fri 28 January 2011
:lol:  you recon. il be in it every moment wasting fuel.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:54, Sat 29 January 2011
rite guys its r5sday eve. she will be alive again tomorrow. did quite a bit today. fitted new gear linkage. some water pipes. exhaust. then when i got home i cleaned the rocker cover. air filter. cleaned and rebuilt the carb with new overhall kit.
so if all gose to plan i will be driving her back home tomorrow night.

wish me luck!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:46, Sun 30 January 2011
WELL!!!! not a happy bunny today. :x   started work on the 5 at about 12. finished at about 6.
still not done everything so shes still not alive yet. gona take the day off tomorrow and see if i can finish her then. :?

small set back= bleeding the breaks and snapped of a rusty bleed nipple. not happy after that and it all went down hill from there. :twisted:

need new calipers now. :(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 13:12, Mon 31 January 2011
Not good then fella, only a small hiccup tho :roll:. Good luck for today matey.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 13:27, Mon 31 January 2011
Gurted for you mate. But you may not need new calipers or are they shafted anyway?
 I did the exact same but on my rear caliper this weekend - was raging!
 I have just dropped the caliper down at an engineers machine shop and they reckon it should be ok to get it out after some careful drilling. Hopefully get it back before the end of the week too 8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:24, Mon 31 January 2011
yeah been over again today to do more. just been told i need to be out of the lock up by friday to. :shock:
rebuilt the turbo 3 times!!!
hopefully going over again tonight.

calipers are shagged anyway mate so think ill just get new ones if i can.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:54, Mon 31 January 2011
some more pics.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/044.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/046.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/047.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/048.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/050.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/051.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/052.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/053.jpg)

getting there.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 15:16, Mon 31 January 2011
bad news about the lock up!! Good luck getting it back together in time
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:26, Mon 31 January 2011
yeah just a few set backs but nothing to bad.

thanks guys. i hope it is done in time. should be!! just got back from lockup again.
few more pics.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1511.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1510.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1512.jpg)
batterys in the camara ran out just after. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 11:23, Tue 01 February 2011
Nearly back to her former glory mate, dont worry about the little set backs, what would life be like if everything went to plan! :shock:  Cant wait to see her all back together dude keep it up
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:54, Tue 01 February 2011
thanks mate. i cant wait either.
shes had a few added extras to so hopfully will be a lot better.
tubular manifold wrapped.
ported and polished head.
t3 actuator.
braded break hoses.
short shift gear linkage.
moveing air filter as it was next to the turbo.

soooo excited!!! lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 13:33, Tue 01 February 2011
Nice, what turb you running again? Im rocking a tubular manifold aswell, they sound lovely :D. Im excited for you mate lol.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:45, Tue 01 February 2011
a t25. with t3 actuator. not sure what its going to be like yet as its a bit of an experiment. it was on there on the car it was on before. but not tried it on mine yet so we will see.

what you got then???
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 15:55, Tue 01 February 2011
Ill be interested to see how well your goes as i have basically the same spec as you :)

Hope you can finish her before you get kicked out the lockup :( , i guess i am lucky to have basically a 5m sq shed at bottom of me garden, it takes up nearly a third of the garden  :lol:  :lol: the missus keeps coming up with ideas about what could go in its place, that will never happen :lol: . keep the good work up matey
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:13, Tue 01 February 2011
Ha ha yeah rite. I'd be the same but my gardens not even that big I don't think plus I'd have to crane the car over the house. Lol can't see that.

Been over again tonight. Got all the oil and water pipes on. Dizzy cap.
Found I only have two bolts to hold the rocker arm down. Not good.
Moved the expansion tank though to the other side. So really happy about that. More room for the air filter.
Going over again tomorrow night. Ha ha I may as well stay there the week.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:13, Fri 04 February 2011
quick update. have been over the lockup every night this week. and im nearly there. i finish at 2 today and going straight over to hopfully get her running.
jobs to do...
tappits.
oil.
coolant.
intercooler on.
air filter on.
alloy lobster..... done. i hope!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:28, Fri 04 February 2011
:evil:  :evil:  :evil:  :evil:
not a happy bunny!!!
came home from work at 2 today. had to wait till my mate finished work at 3 so we could go over and finish the car. sat on the sofa with a coffee and just died! the misses sat next to me and my son playing loudly and i didnt hear a thing. think going to work till 4 then straight to the workshop every day till about 9 has ruined me. lol

got tot to workshop hopeing to finish the 5 and get her home. drained the oil. first job went ok.next job was to fit the oil feed pipe to the turbo and it threaded. :evil:
not inpressed. threw a large spanner across the workshop. made me feel a bit better,  :lol:
getting a new one made for me tomorrow. so thats ok.
hear are some progress pics
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1514.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1515.jpg)
DAME YOU!!!!!

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1516.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1517.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1519.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1520.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1521.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1522.jpg)
LOOK AT HOW FAST HIS HANDS ARE GOING!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:09, Sat 05 February 2011
Getting there mate :)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:43, Sat 05 February 2011
yep. lol
spent the day at janspeed today with my mate he has manufactured a new pipe for me. and sorted some pipe work for the intercooler. so fingers crossed for tomorrow. hope to fire her up...
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 16:59, Sun 06 February 2011
rite im loosing the will to live! got everything back together.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1526.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1527.jpg)
pipe work is a mock up as i am having solid alloy ones made. so no joiners apart from the ones at each end.

any way. she still isnt alive. cant get her to turn over. theres loads of life in the battery but i get nothing from the starter motor at all.  :?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 17:08, Sun 06 February 2011
Whats happening, Will it not turn over at all?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:16, Sun 06 February 2011
no mate im stumped.it seems as if theres no power going to the starter motor.
i didnt tuch any of that while doing the job and it all seems where it should be.
think there was an imobaliser in the car at some point but i have never had a problem like this before after taking the battery off.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 18:08, Sun 06 February 2011
Have you checked all the earths?
I had the same symptoms, When I had the head off I had forgotten to reconnect the earth that bolts to the head on one of the inlet manifold bolts. Not sure if it was meant to connect there tho.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 19:17, Sun 06 February 2011
Check you haven't knocked the small wire going to the starter motor solenoid.

If your wiring is anything like mine it could probably do with cleaning up anyway.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:15, Sun 06 February 2011
arrr! earth. dont remember taking one off of the head. but i will check tomorrow. thanks mate.

the little solenoid wire is in place i checked that earlier. and the large gray one from the battery.

im hopeing its the earth now. that would be easy.

thanks guys.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 21:34, Sun 06 February 2011
The earth should be on the engine block, very close to the drivers side suspension turret. I think it bolts on to the engine lifting point.

There is also a small one on the front of the engine block, very close to the sump. I don't think there is one on the cylinder head.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:54, Sun 06 February 2011
thanks mate. i may have nocked one off or somthng silly. well i hope its that simple. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:53, Mon 07 February 2011
SHES ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D

few teething problems but i drove her home. sort of. lol
water poreing out of water pump.
cant select 4th and 5th.
and no breaks.
o and wont turn over by the key. i had to run a wire from the starter solenoid to the battery. :lol:
all good.  :lol:

sounds great with the tubular manifold to. :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:04, Mon 07 February 2011
Don't worry.

Once you have sorted those teething problems out......some more will crop up.  :D

Hope you haven't got anything planned for the rest of the year.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:14, Mon 07 February 2011
ha ha ha ha!!!!
thanks for that mate!!!! not.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 22:22, Mon 07 February 2011
Good news gettin it movin!
Yup, its true, 5's need lots and lots of attention...and money! :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:53, Tue 08 February 2011
lol. has anyone ever made a reliable one? :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 08:12, Tue 08 February 2011
To be fair, there not all that bad.

A lot of it is just normal wear and tear. I for example seem to replace more running gear/suspension parts etc and the odd electrical gremlin. I don't really suffer from engine related failures.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:54, Tue 08 February 2011
o thats cool. was getting worried. lol
are you good with electrics mate?
im thinking untill i can take the alarm out of my car im gona bypass the igition and fit a push button start for now so i can drive her. then get the alarm sorted.
but not sure on the relay i need. any ideas???
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:09, Tue 08 February 2011
Well done fella, got yourselfs alot of minor jobs to do though :roll:, its nice to hear that you think car sounds nice with the tubular mani so many think they sound worse.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 10:23, Tue 08 February 2011
yeah she sounds great mate.
should be sorted by sat.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:34, Tue 08 February 2011
need some wisdom from u guys.
lifted the oill filler cap today and theres mayo in it. not alot just a bit. now i have my ideas but want to conferm them??

and allso had a bit of good luck. went to pick up the callipers from my mate and he gives me a fully working engine and gear box out of a phase 2. lol if only it was a few weeks ago :(

anyway i think a track car is on the cards with a little somthing special under the bonnet!!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:38, Tue 08 February 2011
You might be panicking for no reason.

It's quite common to see mayo on the oil cap on any car, it's probably just condensation. Especially if it's been standing or you only do short trips.

Time to worry is when there's mayo on the dipstick.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:11, Tue 08 February 2011
ha ha. yep got it there to.

see i was told as i have just done the head gasket there may still be some water lying around in pipes and the block. and it may take a few oil flushes to clear it.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:17, Tue 08 February 2011
Drain the oil out and refill it again, this should clear all the old stuff out. More than likely abit of water in the oil ways still or condensation as mentioned.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:21, Tue 08 February 2011
thats what im hopeing. thanks guys.  :)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Chadster on 19:59, Wed 09 February 2011
smithy,

how did you go about cleaning up your manifold on page 2??
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:10, Wed 09 February 2011
lol paid my mate to do it. il ask him what he used mate and let you know.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Chadster on 20:29, Wed 09 February 2011
yea that be spot on cheers mate, gonna do it meself while i wait for bits to arrive thats all
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:20, Fri 11 February 2011
hay fella sorry. for some reason i thought you were on about my head. :?

i cleaned the manifold my self. nitromorse twice then a wire brush attachment for my drill then went for it,.

hope that helps. :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Chadster on 18:26, Fri 11 February 2011
cheers mate,

i went to halfords last night and brought meself some nitromorse, the wirebrush attachent, litre of hammerite paint for block, subframe & engine bay.... must of read your mind LoL
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:47, Fri 11 February 2011
ha ha. yeah rite. works a treat mate. good luck. get some before and after pics up.

i am finishing mine tomorrow so a bit excited rite now. its been 10 weeks with no 5!!!! :(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:17, Sat 12 February 2011
Rite. I'm starting to loose my temper.
Fixed all the problems I had today. Ran the car for ten mins to make sure it didnt over heat now it won't fire up.
Turns over ok just not starting.

Amy ideas I'm so angry I'm not thinking straight.  :evil:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:02, Sat 12 February 2011
Has it got spark mate?

I've had the AEI unit relay play up before and won't allow the car to start after its been switched off.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:11, Sat 12 February 2011
Yeah all that seems fine.
It wa strange it just died then wouldn't go again.
I'm confused lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:36, Sat 12 February 2011
Try the relay mate, take it out and loop relay plug out and see if it goes again
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:25, Sat 12 February 2011
Yeah il do that mate thanks.
Sorry for stupid question where is it? Under glove box?
Only reason I ask is cos I have found loads all over the car.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 19:32, Sat 12 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Yeah il do that mate thanks.
Sorry for stupid question where is it? Under glove box?
Only reason I ask is because I have found loads all over the car.

You'll find relay next to AEI unit in the scuttle area mate
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:39, Sat 12 February 2011
Yeah think I know the one. Thanks mate.
Let's hope that's it or she's gona burn tomorrow!!!! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 08:00, Wed 16 February 2011
rite then. small update.

think i have found the reason my car stopped and wont start.. :oops:
the TDC sensor wire was trapped next to the turbo and has melted.  :(
so now need a new one.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 10:40, Wed 16 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
rite then. small update.

think i have found the reason my car stopped and wont start.. :oops:
the TDC sensor wire was trapped next to the turbo and has melted.  :(
so now need a new one.

I did that once but i managed to find it before it went right through i only melted the yellow outer plastic. You could just solder some more cable in then put some heat shrink around bare cable, it would also give you some more lenght to run the cable away from the turbo etc.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:37, Wed 16 February 2011
allready done my friend.  :lol:  :lol: its about a meter long now.  :D
gona get a new one anyway though just incase.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:38, Thu 17 February 2011
im going slowly out of my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
got car running fine.
took for a test drive. no breaks!!!!

got a mate to come round today to bleed them for me properly. and he has snapped the bleed nipples off the rear. NOW I NEED NEW CALLIPERS ON THE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 11:57, Thu 17 February 2011
Gutted for ya mate.... Those bleed nipples are awful - they are far too easy to break!! Atleast you will have nice new calipers all round :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 15:19, Thu 17 February 2011
rite this will make you all smile!!!
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1542.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1543.jpg)

fell off the jack trying to get the calliper off!!!!

not a happy bunny.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: dj_craig_ on 16:47, Thu 17 February 2011
Never mate! I would be gutterd 2 fcuk!! Do tell me you had something underneath the jack spreading the weight coz it dont look a very good place too do it on all them stones.
Very nice 5 btw.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 16:53, Thu 17 February 2011
yeah did have a bit of wood under the jack. was my fault as i was rushing but just cost my self another few quid.  :lol:
LESSON FOR EVERYONE!!! DONT RUSH!!!

thanks mate she is lush hense the reason i wont give up even if she nearly kills me. lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 18:24, Thu 17 February 2011
Ouch :shock: !!....could have been worse tho! rather the bodykit get it than a big hole in the sill
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:54, Thu 17 February 2011
Yeah defiantly. Lol
Managed to get away with a small bruise and a small cut to so as happy as I can be in this situation!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 16:00, Fri 18 February 2011
oh dear, i think id have given up on it by now, but i guess thats why mines been off the road for such a long time :oops:, nice to see you can just get on with it after all the problems.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:05, Fri 18 February 2011
Believe me mate it is very hard sometimes. But I have a hell of a lot of passions! as u can c.  :lol:

Bought a gazebo today to put up as a make shift garage as it's going to pee down hear for the next few days.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 00:05, Sun 20 February 2011
Ouch!

Mines went the other way and rolled forward.

Bonnet was lifted and crunched into a concrete post. Buggered the paint up when i had to weld the hinge back on.  :(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:34, Sun 20 February 2011
No way. Bloody cars. Lol gona have another crack at it today.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 5-Mission on 22:53, Sun 20 February 2011
What a nightmare! :(  :roll:  Looks like a replace the rear arch job at least but nothing more serious from the looks. My car's nearly fallen down off it's 3 and a half foot axle stands a few times which was pretty scary! I reckon we all have our fair share of problems with these cars.. I took my rear seat back out today and the n/s foam wheel arch liner and found more rust if it's any consolation.
Thought I'd finished the last of the welding as well! :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:37, Mon 21 February 2011
3 and a half ft. wow. that would be bad.  :(
yeah its one thing after another it seems. but i keep telling myself once its done it should be ok for a few....... weeks?? lol

and the one thing i am lucky with is rush. theres some spots of serface rust but thats it. the car is solid. and im so chuffed about that as i cant weld.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:27, Sun 27 February 2011
Rite guys small update but not much report realy. Haven't done to much as it's done nothing but rain for the last few weeks.
Have taken the rear calipers off and need to replace the pipe work under there to and I'm not looking forward to that!!!!
But hay it's all good fun!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 5-Mission on 21:53, Sun 27 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Have taken the rear calipers off and need to replace the pipe work under there to and I'm not looking forward to that!!!!
But hay it's all good fun!
Certainly is! I've done this job recently it's not too bad. I used coated copper pipe as it won't rust and is nice and flexible. I found bending it to copy the shape of the pipes I was replacing was the easiest way of making them up. You'll have to keep taping the two together along the length as you form your new one or you'll never do it as it'll move all over the place. And don't forget to get your unions on before flaring the ends!
I think someone on ebay makes up brakelines for the gtt if you don't wanna do it yourself. :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 09:12, Mon 28 February 2011
Quote from: "5-Mission"
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Have taken the rear calipers off and need to replace the pipe work under there to and I'm not looking forward to that!!!!
But hay it's all good fun!
Certainly is! I've done this job recently it's not too bad. I used coated copper pipe as it won't rust and is nice and flexible. I found bending it to copy the shape of the pipes I was replacing was the easiest way of making them up. You'll have to keep taping the two together along the length as you form your new one or you'll never do it as it'll move all over the place. And don't forget to get your unions on before flaring the ends!
I think someone on ebay makes up brakelines for the gtt if you don't wanna do it yourself. :D

really??? that sounds good. do you have a link?
theres one pipe im not really looking forwerd to replacing. thats the smallist one from the compensater. cant get a spanner on it without taking the hole system off. so worried i may end up finding more things i need to replace.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 5-Mission on 13:34, Mon 28 February 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
really??? that sounds good. do you have a link?
theres one pipe im not really looking forwerd to replacing. thats the smallist one from the compensater. cant get a spanner on it without taking the hole system off. so worried i may end up finding more things i need to replace.
It is quite tight in there around the compensator, I was able to make small turns with open end of a spanner, but had to keep turning it over as there was so little room. I'm sure someone on here mentioned someone who made brakelines up on ebay?!
Don't know if this is the same bloke or not?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RENAULT-5-GT-TURB ... 3a63691164 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RENAULT-5-GT-TURBO-COPPER-BRAKE-PIPE-SET-/250775933284?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a63691164)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 13:56, Mon 28 February 2011
thanks mate thats veryhelpfull. have just emailed him. see what he says. :)

its funny i seem to fix somthing and in doing so i find somthing else. :?
im staying posative as i know when its done she should be mint!! i hope. lol :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:04, Sat 12 March 2011
Rite then smll update. Been out today bs relived all the copper pipes on the back and the braided hoses. For the first time on my car something has gone well.
Happy days! Lol
And I have made a heat shield for around the air filter.
More tomorrow.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 20:14, Sun 13 March 2011
Any pics of your heatshield bud, me like pics  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:43, Sun 13 March 2011
Will have tomorrow mate left me camara at work. Lol
It's nothing special just a bit of a barrier between the air filte and the turbo. It will join the suspension turrit and the headlight bolts. With heat matting one side and painted black the other.
Il get some pics up anyway tomorrow.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 07:51, Tue 15 March 2011
some pics of what i did sat.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1547.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1548.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1549.jpg)

heat shield is just mocked up at the mo.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:25, Wed 23 March 2011
Small update as it's been a while.
Rite breaks are all sorted. Apart from hand brake cables but paying my mate to do them while I'm at work.
And the other half reminded me last week that my tax and mot is up at the end of the month!!! Great more money.
So cars booked in for not sat at ten.

And best result of all is. Went to my local scrappy today for a wonder round and came across a Renault 29 that looked like it had been covered in pitstick and driven through halfords.  :lol:
BUT! Said chave had a set of momo non-reclining bucket seats. Few rips and a fag burn.... But for 40 I couldn't say no!!!! Ha ha ha!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: 01mlacey on 23:35, Wed 23 March 2011
R5s look sick in white man

nice build thrad this  :wink:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 06:21, Thu 24 March 2011
thanks mate. i agree. white is a cool look.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:01, Sun 27 March 2011
Small update. Car was meant to be in for mot yesterday but after bleeding the brakes twice I still had nothing so had to cancel it.
So decided to wait another month and fix the wheel arch and do some other Tidying up jobs. Did wheel arch today looks good an is strong so that's good just need to paint it.
Finished and fitted the heat sheald that looks great very happy with that.
In the week il paint the arch and refit it.

Got my mate coming round with some sort of blead pump pressure thing to see what's up with the brakes. I think it's the master cylinder.

Going to fit the buckets to.
Them I'm going to clean the poor girl she's minging!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:19, Mon 28 March 2011
Umm im not liking the fact your having trouble bleeding your brakes, thats a job im not looking forward to with mine :roll: , getting there tho fella it seems like your having one thing go wrong after another :(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 11:39, Mon 28 March 2011
I had the same trouble with bleeding the rear brakes, I renewed all the copper pipework and fitted some braided lines 2 and it seemed to take forever for the fluid to come through. It was a little awkward but With the car on the deck I found the fluid to flow out the calipers much better
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:59, Mon 28 March 2011
your not wrong there fella. one thing after another. but hay keeps me busy. :lol:
and i would say fit a new master before you even try.  :lol:

well i have just borrowed one of them pressure blead kits. worked great...... for one maybe two pumps of the pedal. then soft again.  :twisted:
so master cylinder it is then. and thats not going to be an easy job. :twisted:


o and just sat with the futer wife to work out how much we still had to save for the wedding and.... well put it this was car is going to be sorn and will have no MOT for the next two months. so looks like she wont be on the road for a while. bit depressed :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 18:11, Mon 28 March 2011
You sure you haven't got air trapped in the rear bias valve mate, when bleeding the system i normally hold the bias valve open so fluid flows through it nicely.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:41, Mon 28 March 2011
Du mean the thing with the strange long spring thing. Lol I know my stuff!!!
Is open push or pull?

Il try anything mate.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:55, Fri 01 April 2011
rite guys i am at my last drop of patience and as you all know i have quite a lot!!!

i have blead the brakes twice with a pressure kit and they where ok for about one/two pumps of the pedel and then went to the floor again.

what am i doing wrong?
i got the master cylinder today and started to take the old one off and one of the unions rounded off. so i really dont want to have to cut the pipe and crawl under the car and replace more copper pipeing.

could it be anything else other than the cylinder?

im really stuck with this and all you guys live miles away!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:25, Fri 29 April 2011
Rite then guys I'm back! Lol
Well have some good news tonight. I Have some cash! For my car not the bloody wedding!

So I have my car booked in with my mate who's is going to sort the brakes for me. Should take a couple days. So Hopfully car will....... In fact!! I'm not going to say it.
Watch this space!!

Now I am getting excited!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: BabyBluGTT on 12:07, Sat 30 April 2011
Come on son, about time this badboy was back on the road!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 14:46, Sat 30 April 2011
Tell me about it. This is way more important than the bloody wedding!!! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 09:50, Wed 04 May 2011
small update.
just brought a aem afr gauge. and a triple piller pod mixture screws and air correcter.

and found that there is a split in the vacuum pipe coming from the servo so im hoping that this solves the "no brakes" broblem.

will be moting and taxing the car on the 23rd HOPEFULLY!!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:41, Wed 04 May 2011
Well after getting some vacuum pipe on the way home I walk through the door and the misses hands me my newly fixed key fob.
I was told by cliford it was broken and I needed a new alarm.

Well had it fixed for 21:50. Happy man.

So set to work on vacuum pipe and putting carb and battery back on.

Alarm works great and doors lock again. Yeah!!!
And car started first time!!!!

Things are looking good!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:20, Wed 04 May 2011
well done smithy, i could do with a dose of your good luck if youve got any spare :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:14, Wed 04 May 2011
Yeah rite mate. Lol
Look back a few pages it's about bloody time I had some! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:13, Wed 11 May 2011
Just had my AEM AFR gauge turn up! :D

Next task find someone to weld the boss on to the exhaust! Not going to be easy.

Can u chemical Metel it on?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:47, Wed 11 May 2011
I used a slighly smaller holesaw, then carefully filed away for a really tight fit. Then you need to find a welder.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 17:56, Wed 11 May 2011
I have seen a bracket somewhere which allows you to mount the AFR sensor without a weld :?:

found it  :mrgreen:

http://www.aemelectronics.com/no-weld-o ... 2-inch-660 (http://www.aemelectronics.com/no-weld-o2-sensor-mount-2-inch-660)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:05, Wed 11 May 2011
AMAZING!!!! Thanks mate!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 18:09, Wed 11 May 2011
no problem bud   :D

i should have linked the whole page they were on though as there is a few ones with different diameters dependant on your downpipe size
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:32, Wed 11 May 2011
That's ok mate sure I can find it now. I didn't even know they existed till now. Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:24, Wed 11 May 2011
Random question but. In the istalation instructions on page 9. It's talking about configuring calibration outputs. P0-P4.

I'm lost. Sorry I normally chuck instructions away and work it out my self but I don't WANs bugger it up I can't aford another one. Lol

Any one done this allready?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 21:03, Wed 11 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Random question but. In the istalation instructions on page 9. It's talking about configuring calibration outputs. P0-P4.

I'm lost. Sorry I normally chuck instructions away and work it out my self but I don't WANs bugger it up I can't aford another one. Lol

Any one done this allready?

       I wouldnt worry about that dude, it should be ready to use when you wip it out of the box.

   I think.... :lol:     the bit you are referring to is only going to come into play if you were to use a different o2 sensor other than the one supplied with the gauge
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:21, Wed 11 May 2011
Arr I c! Thanks mate very helpfull again!
You have certainly done your good deed for today! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:19, Thu 12 May 2011
Well I won't be getting one of those no-weld o2 boss things. $35.99. not bad.  But$89.00 postage! Hell no. Off to find a welder.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 20:34, Thu 12 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
Well I won't be getting one of those no-weld o2 boss things. $35.99. not bad.  But$89.00 postage! Hell no. Off to find a welder.

Are there no UK suppliers?  :shock:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:35, Thu 12 May 2011
I had a quick look today and no couldn't find any. I will look again in the morning. If I find any il put it on hear for future reference.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:20, Sat 14 May 2011
I HAVE BRAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

I'm so happy I could burst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mot hear I come!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:16, Sat 14 May 2011
Well done fella, what did you do different to make them work bud!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:46, Sat 14 May 2011
There was a split in the vacuum pipe mate about the size of eye lash. Didn't even see it till I took it off as it was on the under side.

So happy mate all I need to do now is link up the handbrake cables. Fit the afr and piller pods, tax and mot.  :D

Gona do some tomorrow. And hopefully get some pics up
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:59, Sat 14 May 2011
O and sort the fueling out. Got the new ac and jets just need to play a bit.
But bit worried. Will need some help.

I have a (crappy) group a carb. Can I re jet this or will I need to change it?
I read somewhere that the venturie will be different. ????
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: James5 on 22:25, Sat 14 May 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
O and sort the fueling out. Got the new ac and jets just need to play a bit.
But bit worried. Will need some help.

I have a (crappy) group a carb. Can I re jet this or will I need to change it?
I read somewhere that the venturie will be different. ????

Best of getting a standard venturi cab and jetting that, you can jet the group a carb but it will need a larger main jet down to the fact it has a large venturi and needs this to compensate for the lack of venturi effect / mix, what ever you do it is still going to use more fuel than a standard venturi carb
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:51, Sat 14 May 2011
:D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:52, Sat 14 May 2011
Thanks bud. New u'd have the answer.  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:35, Sun 15 May 2011
some pics.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1595.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1591.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1588.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1589.jpg)
as she stands at the mo.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1586.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1587.jpg)
oil catch tank fitted
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1590.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1592.jpg)
piller pods
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1593.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1594.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1584.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/101_1585.jpg)
as i am a bit obsessed with the punisher.lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: tubbyG on 17:42, Sun 15 May 2011
Like it!!    8)

Whats the switch close to drivers mirror used for?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:49, Sun 15 May 2011
Well long story. Lol
It's push button start and fuel pump.
When my other half dropped my keys she broke the fob. Clifford said I would need a new alarm as they don't do that fob anymore.
Because the alarm was still active it had shut everything down so I bypass it all so I could start it.

Then I found a place in London that said they may be able to fix the fob.
21 pound later I got my alarm back and everything works fine. So il be taking it out soon and having it as normal.

Was a bit of a waste of money but hay lesson learned! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:10, Sun 15 May 2011
I've got that catch tank in silver.  8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:27, Sun 15 May 2011
Cheaper than a Bailey that's for sure!  8)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 18:59, Sun 15 May 2011
Also a lot better then a plastic bottle, after 10'000 miles they warp a little.  :lol:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:09, Sun 15 May 2011
Ha ha I bet.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 11:13, Mon 16 May 2011
Bout time you put some pics up, been abit slack bud  :lol:.
Looks like you've been busy, im liking the badge although i dont know/where what its from :?:  :oops:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 11:26, Mon 16 May 2011
its a marvel comic hero.  :lol:
google THE PUNISHER. youl see. lol

yeah my laptops buggered so been wrighting everything from my phone. and used the daughters laptop yesterday to put the pics up.

just sorted a welder to a bloke from work recons he can do it where it is on my drive and in the car. :D  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:53, Thu 23 June 2011
I'm back!
Wedding done. Now time to get the five finished!
Since I have been back of the honeymoon I have fitted the new down pipe with the AFR sensor. Fitted the pillar pods with all 3 gauges.

Next. Charge battery. Doing that now.
Fit handbrake cabels to calipers.
Then take her for a spin and play with the carb to sort the fueling.
Then. MOT and TAX.

Busy busy! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Kylegtt on 20:45, Thu 23 June 2011
nice little 5 you got mate.. Cant wait to get older and leave school to get my raider on the road haha.. glad you got there in the end mate
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:50, Thu 23 June 2011
Thanks mate how old is ya?
And u have a raider? Good lad!

Yeah mines been off the road for 20+ weeks so looking forward to getting it going again!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Kylegtt on 20:57, Thu 23 June 2011
I'm 15 mate.. and on my third 5  :mrgreen:
Yeah been checking out your work.. What a beast you got  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:37, Thu 23 June 2011
15! Lol

Thanks mate. Yeah there are a lot of lesons to be learned reading my posts lol getting there though. She should be prity quick and reliable once finished! I HOPE! Lol
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Kylegtt on 17:15, Fri 24 June 2011
Yeah mate pretty young lol

And yeah looks quite mint mate keep us updated :)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:36, Fri 24 June 2011
Will do fella. I'm determine to get her on the road befor my b day.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Kylegtt on 21:20, Fri 24 June 2011
Good luck mate hope all goes well
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 18:30, Fri 08 July 2011
hi guys. rite i got fed up with not haveing any time to work on my 5 due to work. so its gone to a mates garage. it will beready in 2 weeks.

did do this though.
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/IMG_1619.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/IMG_1618-1.jpg)

hope u like?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:07, Sun 24 July 2011
hi guys. long time no speak. i have been working my ass off so i can get my car back on the road before all the good weather gose.
tomorrow is the mot day so wish me luck. i have been to the garage every day since she has been in there just to make sure everything is going well and so far so good. just need a few small bits.

when she is back i will be sorting the carb out and the fueling. then fingers crossed she should be good for at least a few miles.  :lol:

i will post pics tomorrow after i have cleaned her.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 16:42, Mon 25 July 2011
god dame it!!!! failed due to brake servo leaking.

dose anyone know another car with the same servo????
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 17:04, Mon 25 July 2011
Ah!

I always dread going back to pick the car up after an MOT. Or do you torture yourself and wait at the garage?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:10, Mon 25 July 2011
ha ha no she has been in there for two weeks. would have been a long wait.  :lol:

had some welding done and stuff like that but turns out the servo is fighting against you when you put your foot on the brake. so the (my mate dave)  :lol:  recons the servo has gone as its not holding pressure. or somthing like that.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 21:54, Mon 25 July 2011
SORTED!!!!

just been to a mates and he had one sat in his shed. 25!! :D  thanks russ your a leg end!!!

back on trck.  :D  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: Ash-Lee on 22:22, Mon 25 July 2011
Nice one!  8)

Fortunately i've never had to rummage around down there with mine, looks like a bit of a ballache though. Good luck!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:41, Tue 26 July 2011
yeah i have just been to see the guy and he has to drop the engine a bit to get to it.
not good really but he is starting tomorrow.

so fingers crossed. to be honest i dont care i just want my five back!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 19:57, Tue 26 July 2011
This has been a long time coming im sure there cant be much more to do to your car fella, fingers croosed for you.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:13, Tue 26 July 2011
no mate not really should be done by end of the week. new-ish servo. and need two tyres then re-mot it then tax. job done. got two weeks off work to so want it back asap so i can run it in. she sounds lush with the new manafold. how did you find yours???? nice sound ? you got the same set up havent you??
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:14, Fri 29 July 2011
well spent about 2 hours taking the servo out last night. was ok in the end came out the top. just got to put the new one in. then re mot her.  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:58, Wed 03 August 2011
pick up car tomorrow. all finished. heeehaaa!!!!!!!
how long do i have to run it back in after changing the head gasket??? if i do at all???
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: nadgtt1982 on 12:13, Thu 04 August 2011
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
pick up car tomorrow. all finished. heeehaaa!!!!!!!
how long do i have to run it back in after changing the head gasket??? if i do at all???

Well done fella about time :mrgreen: , i dont think you have to worry about ragging her straight away bert, i could be wrong but depending on how much you torqued it down you may have to re torque it again after a few miles, plus id check the valve clearances aswell, have fun with her
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:27, Thu 04 August 2011
hay fella long time no speek.

shes back and better than ever. did have a little miss hap though. came from the mot center and 400 yards down the road the wheel fell off! well was held on with one bolt. phoned the garage and went a tiny bit mad  :twisted:  he was with me in about 5 mins sorting it out while i watched.  :lol:  no damage done so very happy. :D  :D

things left to do now are....
fueling is all over the place, going to find the page that will tell me whats what in a min but it gose as low as 10 and as high as 15 so i know thats not good.

put spoiler on
CLEAN HER!!!!!
o and shes running quite hot!!!

apart from these small bits she gose like a rocket!!!!! :D  :D
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: scratcher on 22:35, Thu 04 August 2011
Woooo! Another one back on the road  :D
I haven't read your thread in a while, but it's good to see you put the hard work in.
How hot is it running? It could just need bleeding up again.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 22:58, Thu 04 August 2011
its been 35 weeks as far as i can recal. lol way to bloody long if you ask me!!!

well within minutes its up to hot. if you think the gauge has 4 bars. off, first bar (flat) then second bar (about 7 oclock) then third bar (about 11 oclock) then last bar (dead)  
its up the the third very quickly.
i have fitted a low temp thermostat to. i may not have enough coolant in there???

what do you think??
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:17, Fri 05 August 2011
small update. sorted fueling i think. going to take her for a spin in a bit.
sorted over heating.
wired up stereo.
and gave her a bath.

happy man!!
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/G938.jpg)
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac18/smithy_012/G937.jpg)
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: denty225 on 15:31, Fri 05 August 2011
She's sweet, have fun.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: dj_craig_ on 16:44, Fri 05 August 2011
Well done mate am buzzin 4 ya :-) more pics please.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: robx1r on 17:04, Fri 05 August 2011
i agree more pics!!!!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:06, Fri 05 August 2011
thanks guys. i will get more pics up tomorrow..
been driveing her about all day trying to sort fueling out. the AFR gauge readings are all over the place. dont understand :oops:
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 20:55, Fri 12 August 2011
well car is going great!!!!!!!
going for a nice long drive to poole tomorrow if anyone is in that area????
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 17:12, Thu 06 December 2012
i miss my car! :-(
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: James5 on 20:54, Fri 07 December 2012
Quote from: "smithyr5gt"
i miss my car! :-(
:?:

Did you sell it on?
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 16:59, Sun 09 December 2012
Yeah I did mate. Sold it to fund my business. But wish I hadn't now. It's the only car I have ever regretted selling. Really wana find it an buy it back.
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: R4223R on 23:34, Thu 20 December 2012
good luck i carnt find it i owned it before yourself!
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 12:44, Tue 29 January 2013
no way. lol i think the guy i sold it to has killed it.  :(

but now i have a scooby to sell and could get steveL s old car. (i think it was his anyway)
just need to sell the scooby
Title: Re: MY BABY
Post by: smithyr5gt on 19:50, Sun 03 February 2013
r4223r!! i found out that my?your old five is still on the road but the dvla wouldnt tell me where. lol

so he didnt crash it!!!!! :lol: