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Anybody recognise my 5 Gordini Turbo - Info Required

Discussion in 'General' started by Tony Smith, Jan 12, 2015.

Discuss Anybody recognise my 5 Gordini Turbo - Info Required in the General area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Tony Smith

    Tony Smith Well-Known Member

    Hoping someone might recognise my 5. All the engine work was completed before the last owner purchased the car and I'd like to try and find out what the internal spec of the engine is. A guy called Neil Spry had the engine rebuilt but he's struggling to remember what pistons etc were used. Don't want to overboost it and blow it up! Running a Saab intercooler and flowed atmo head is all I know. Any help or info about the car would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    got a pic of the engine setup? you cant usually run an intercooler with the stock carb configuration, dont know the car though it might be in our wiki
  3. Tony Smith

    Tony Smith Well-Known Member

    Cars in with JL Engineering for some finishing. Runs GT Turbo carb with a Saab Intercooler but O blew my last 'dini up running 16 psi boost because it had stock pistons and liners :0).
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  4. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    stock pistons and liners are totally fine above that boost pressure, its the fueling and timing that cause things to go pop on these.
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  5. Tony Smith

    Tony Smith Well-Known Member

    That's good to know, I was under the impression the ring lands were a bit of any issue. Any recommendations on who would be a good person to set the car up - I'm in north Kent by the way?
  6. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    it can be done yourself with the help of other members here, depends if you want to have some one else set it up or you want to buy some kit and do it yourself. @Mart@Mart and @Brigsy@Brigsy are hot with the carbs (y)
    Brigsy likes this.
  7. fatroofer

    fatroofer Well-Known Member

    North Kent? Me too! Where abouts? If he hadn't just moved to France I would have DEFINITELY recommended Matt @CRM@CRM! A complete master in all that is Renault powered!
  8. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Stick a wideband afr gauge on and have a go at setting it up youself :)
  9. ren5gord

    ren5gord Well-Known Member

    What happened to the gordini after it blew up?
  10. Tony Smith

    Tony Smith Well-Known Member

    After my last 'dini blew up I got the 'ump with it and sold it. Saw it at a show a few years after with a Turbo 2 style bodykit up and running again. Made 189 bhp @ 16psi at Power Engineering in Uxbridge

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  11. Tony Smith

    Tony Smith Well-Known Member

    I'm in Aylesford, about 2 miles north of Maidstone Fat Roofer, where are you? Could do with finding a good local , versatile mechanic. All my contacts are a fair trot now and its hard to lure them over.

    The new 'dini has an air fuel ratio gauge thingy majig in the dash so hopefully that's a good start :0)
  12. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

  13. Moggy

    Moggy Well-Known Member

    @quadrastu@quadrastu remember picking this one up????

    nice to see Tony back.....

    I rebuilt it, got it welded in work and put it on the road..... sold it.... it was sold on again to someone who put the T2 body kit on it.... and then it was never seen again

    shame as it was a rapid car
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  14. CRM

    CRM Well-Known Member

    Road trip to france and then off to nurb? Lol!
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  15. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    You going to the 30 year GTT Event chap?
  16. CRM

    CRM Well-Known Member

    Where and when is it?
  17. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

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  18. maxi.man

    maxi.man Well-Known Member

    Tony I would say you are in west kent not north kent
  19. read6737

    read6737 Well-Known Member

    Where in France are you CRM.
  20. quadrastu

    quadrastu Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell I remember that......nearly lost it on the way back in the fog when the trailer got a little out of shape!!!!!
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