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Discussion in 'Other!' started by herb2000, Jan 17, 2015.

Discuss A777NWT RESTO in the Other! area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    I'll ask him see what he says, would rather had it fitted properly
  2. slgreavett

    slgreavett Well-Known Member

    Looks fantastic,

    Just can't beat fresh paint can you!?

    And you can bet with modern paints, it looks better now than it did when it ran off the production line!!
    You must be pleased with the result?

    Awesome, I love it!

  3. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    The car looks awesome!!

    Just finishing the interior panels (all black)

    Got a brand new carpet from a Range Rover envogue (deep pile)

    Engine been fitted this week

    Will post some new pictures up soon when interior is fitted
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  4. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    engine 90% built and in, will be running next weekend finger crossed!! IMG_0906.JPG IMG_0907.JPG IMG_0908.JPG IMG_0909.JPG IMG_0911.JPG
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  5. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    Looks as if you have busy too. What colour decals are you going for, silver?
  6. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    Hi mark

    I'm Going see what it's like bare, got a black gordini badge for the back boot only.

    Having the wheels polished then holdcroft are going to paint the outside ribs same colour as the body
  7. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    Here's a couple of pics of when I had my Turbo, the inserts were body colour as well as the centre cone.................

  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Fitting an engine after paint....gently gently!!
  9. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    thats is how i want the wheels but without the red to the centre cap.
    couple of little scratches to the engine bay but nothing major!!

    could any of you send me some pictures of the rear seat assembly?? i took it out but forgot!! could do with pictures of the pivot setup and where the bars go please

    my mecanic says engine & electrics will be running by next sunday fingers crossed, READY FOR THE SUMMER!!!
  10. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    Take it you have seen the you- tube clip of your car as was....................

    Also my old car , from 2009, with that special anti terrorist function to deploy a smoke screen...............
    Last edited: May 11, 2015
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  11. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    i have seen both the videos, love the smoke screen!!

    mrdini owned A777NWT at the time of video, must have watched it 20 times by now

    just a little update on the rebuild

    if anybody see's any problems in the engine bay let me no as my mecanic is good but never built one of these, he's doing a great job though!! IMG_0037.JPG IMG_0038.JPG IMG_0042.JPG IMG_0039.JPG IMG_0040.JPG
    mattk and Big Steve - Raider like this.
  12. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Gearbox is leaking around the driveshafts, my mechanic says it's the driveshaft seals. Is they anywhere in the UK I could find a source?

    Do have a German website which sells them but could do with them for this weekend
  13. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    Just bought these for £17 delivered just hope they are the correct ones!!

  14. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    @r5gordini@r5gordini would be the best person to answer that mate, try PMing him as I know he's very busy offline at the minute.
  15. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    Car has finally had an mot!!!

    Failed on a few minor bits (loose strap on petrol tank, 1 headlight to high, 1 gater ripped)

    Drove the car yesterday and it seems low on power, turbo didn't seem to be doing much

    Can I boost the turbo? And how?
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  16. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    If you can , perhaps put on the rollers to see what's happening, I went to Peter Burgess whose rates for the time I spent there were very good, charged me £80 for 5 power runs and a carb rejet between each one, a genuine guy with a passion for cars..........
  17. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    The turbo should definitely do a lot! You should really feel it boost the power after around 3.5k rpm. It should then go like the clappers!
    Has the car got the GT Turbo carburettor conversion? Something may not be connected up or there may be a boost leak somewhere. Don't up the boost pressure until you're sure everything else is ok.
    I have used driveshafts if you need one.
  18. mrdini

    mrdini Well-Known Member

    As Andrew says Darren something isn't correct, have you got the aftermarket boost gauge connected ?
    You need to know what's boost its running an adjust actuator accordingly,
    I wouldn't recommend anything over 10 psi for now until engine is run in ,
    Then you may have potential for Upto 13 or 14 psi as long as the carb is able to fuel that correctly so you will need to go to the guy mark suggested or at least call him and ask if he is able to cater for the solex 32dis carb that you have!
    He needs to know the carb really.
    Or most def what he's doing.
    Too much boost without carb fueling correct will kill the engine in no time
    11 psi - around 150 bhp or I think 130 at wheels which is plenty and you will most definitely know about
  19. herb2000

    herb2000 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys

    £80 seems cheap is that because you no him?

    I'm Thinking that something maybe connected wrong or not connected at all, when I get the car back I'll take a few pictures for you to have a look
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  20. Mark

    Mark Well-Known Member

    That was the price he charged, I went back and checked again, if I was honest I was ready to hand over twice that amount. he is defo a carb guy, not a fuel injection or modern set ups.

    My carb could still do with further fettling, but that'st due to I'm running a different carb and cam, but I'm happy where it is right now rather than risk running the current set up, here was the previous recommendation...
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