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VintageSpeed

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Regards from Belgium!
« on: 20:33, Mon 15 February 2010 »
ok here goes my story...

15 years ago I had a R5 GTT (faseI) from 1986, man I loved that car.  Blew the engine up on the motorway because some shop did a very poor repair on the head gasket (they hammered the piston sleeves down to straighten them out apperantly) so I had to sell the puppy, I still was a student...

In 2009 for 'nostalgic' reasons I bought a faseII 1988 red GTT that was sitting at a body shop next to my brother in law.  After passing it on regular basis I deceided it had to be mine!

I just love them in red, great color on the GTT...

The looks of it just bring back the good 'ol days when I was running my GTT versus peugeot 205 gti's and golf II 16V's... (man those were good days)

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I've put on new tires and replaced a sensor, but a lot needs to be done..

Worst thing is the box that pops out of 4th gear sometimes..  :?

I want it as stock a possible on the outside (ok the exhaust can stay), to me it's a 'classic'..

Greetings,
Sacha

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #1 on: 20:39, Mon 15 February 2010 »
Looks very nice!  8)  Very original.

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #2 on: 21:23, Mon 15 February 2010 »
That looks great...
Red with the standard decals really looks the business..
I want a red one now  :lol:
Goodluck with the car

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #3 on: 12:59, Tue 16 February 2010 »
It looks good. It fits the Belgian number plate very well :D
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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #4 on: 14:41, Tue 16 February 2010 »
thanks  :D

To bad I hade to cancel my old licence plate that was on it.

VYV kinda means Five in dutch, so that was pretty cool to have...

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #5 on: 15:35, Wed 17 February 2010 »
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thanks  :D

To bad I hade to cancel my old licence plate that was on it.

VYV kinda means Five in dutch, so that was pretty cool to have...
That would definately be cool!
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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #6 on: 12:47, Fri 19 February 2010 »
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thanks  :D

To bad I hade to cancel my old licence plate that was on it.

VYV kinda means Five in dutch, so that was pretty cool to have...
That would definately be cool!

We still got it on my wife's bmw 118.  :mrgreen:   So I guess I could swap it from time to time.

Back in the days (1995) I used to study this site : http://r5gtturbo.ckiweb.org/gttintro.htm

It was nearly the only thing available "online" in those days.

Was pretty good on info tho..

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #7 on: 13:55, Fri 19 February 2010 »
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thanks  :D

To bad I hade to cancel my old licence plate that was on it.

VYV kinda means Five in dutch, so that was pretty cool to have...
That would definately be cool!

We still got it on my wife's bmw 118.  :mrgreen:   So I guess I could swap it from time to time.

Back in the days (1995) I used to study this site : http://r5gtturbo.ckiweb.org/gttintro.htm

It was nearly the only thing available "online" in those days.

Was pretty good on info though..
You definately need to get this plate back! It suits the GT turbo a lot better than a BMW.
I did not know that site r5gtturbo before today, but it seems okay. Lots of info. Not that professional, though. :wink:
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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #8 on: 20:09, Wed 24 February 2010 »
Brilliant

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #9 on: 14:24, Tue 09 March 2010 »
Nice & tidy looking, I don't usually like red ones but they are growing on me...

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #10 on: 12:06, Fri 11 June 2010 »
ok, I got the car to Chris, who used to run an R5 groupN in Rally championship, and he installed a T25, samco hoses, Forge dv, dual cap intercooler and logically put in the cup circuit which I had not before.



Because I still need to go through technical inspection in Belgium, we kept it on low boost (1bar --> lowest with the Colin actuator), but man does she run already  :mrgreen:

The difference is amazing, the tires keep burning until you shift to 3th if you want too, love it!

After we get things registered, we'll get the groupA carb, correct jets for higer boost and we'll turn things up a bit.

From 0-60mph it's already faster than my old impreza gt turbo.

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #11 on: 21:36, Wed 16 June 2010 »
hello

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #12 on: 23:15, Tue 15 March 2011 »
hmm little question, my 5 is a faseII, but I have manual windows and also a short radio console like a faseI, is that possible?!

The car is registered late 1987.

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #13 on: 08:52, Wed 16 March 2011 »
Welcome to the forum in response to you window question your 5 being a 1987 model I would say this is the crossover year from phase 1 to phase 2 were here in the UK we call it the phase 1.5  so renault would have used parts from phase 1 and phase 2. That is prob why you have winder windows :D

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Re: Regards from Belgium!
« Reply #14 on: 23:50, Fri 27 May 2011 »
ok i've sold the car, get picked up on monday  :oops:

here's some final pics of her now





the new owner already offred my cash once in 2009 and saw it for sale again and made a new offer.  I believe he must be a real enthousiast as he keeps following up on the gtt's for sale