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Big Steve's "ST Cup" Car

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by Big Steve - Raider, May 15, 2015.

Discuss Big Steve's "ST Cup" Car in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    win, nimbus heat shield stuff. cheers buddy
     
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  2. Pigsnake

    Pigsnake Well-Known Member

    Argh man , makes me wanna crack on with the Mac car . Wish she was ready for Blyton.:(
    Really hope I can make it on Saturday to catch up and watch .:friends.gif:
     
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  3. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Fetch it up. We bought a gazebo especially for your car*



    *not strictly true , but we would love to offer assistance
     
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  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Skimlinked....right?

    I know, I know, i'm getting annoying. But I shall continue to dog you all like a rabid hound on crack until this is ingrained in our culture.
     
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  5. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...

    Took ST Cup to Blyton Park for the 2015 TurboRenault Trackday and she was running really well until she cut out on me whilst I was getting some instruction on the circuit:



    What was the problem....?
    IMG_4352.jpg
    Yep... all the teeth on the camshaft that drive the Rotor arm have vanished....
    :fffuuu:
     
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  6. Number 11

    Number 11 Well-Known Member

    Gutted......
     
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  7. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    that sucks, never seen it happen before.. cam swap/upgrade time?
     
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Engine upgrade time more like, F4R Turbo time innit!
     
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  9. Number 11

    Number 11 Well-Known Member

    From behind the cup looked the baddest in the corners.... Can't wait to chase it again............:D
     
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  10. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Started to give the old ST Cup a bit of loving this weekend and again have another "Great Plan" like the roller rockers that will end in savage disappointment...
    IMG_4839.jpg IMG_4840.jpg
     
  11. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    really like that rear mount setup @Big Steve - Raider@Big Steve - Raider. Are the brackets home made or off the shelf?
     
  12. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    All home made... :grin.gif: Really want to simplify the engine bay of ST Cup so thinking to move alternator behind engine I can have a shorter pipe run for the oil cooler and mount it on the opposite side of the grill like the Intercooler.

    Will also make the wiring loom simpler..
     
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  13. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    That alternator is going to cook under the exhaust manifold. Keep it stock setup and reliable o_O
     
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  14. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Easy access as well. Ballache to get it out down there.
     
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  15. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Don't you worry Tyrone, I'm looking to heat shield it together with the Starter Motor..
     
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  16. Paul B

    Paul B Moderator

    I will second that,,,, I have cooked 3 starter motors on trackdays, that were covered by original heat shields , I had to run some air pipe ducting to it to keep it cool enough to survive..and a starter is less sensitive to heat than an alternator....

    I love the way it sits though, just needs "Looking After" heat wise.
     
  17. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Saxo's suffer alt fail with their alternators near the exhaust manifold albeit on the front of the block with considerably lower egt's and airflow through the front of the car. Dont reinvent the wheel ;)
     
  18. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Is that idler pulley nylon?
     
  19. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Yes, at the moment.
     
  20. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Assume you're gonna upgrade the 'material' before using in anger?

    Saying that, do you need to run an idler anyway?
     
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