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First run at Knockhill after rebuild

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by leloby, Jul 6, 2015.

Discuss First run at Knockhill after rebuild in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. leloby

    leloby Member

    Finally got the car ready for Knockhill. Bought last year, looked OK but was pretty rusty inside when carpet came out etc. Fitted cage, seats etc and decided to go for a Ragnotti pastiche vinyl wrap thing. Then I've had no end of problems with a plug tip exploding, a thermocouple being swallowed, bent rods etc - but it's finally "nearly" there. Just fitted a grill mounted IC and I'm going for a ducted disc setup on the front when I have time.
    First test run at Knockhill in the pouring rain was eventful. Managed 1.14 before oil feed pipe failed due to the heat shield resting on it and transferring heat to the ptfe pipe. Spun twice and got knuckles rapped for leaving an oil slick on the track.
    Rescued by a bit of bicycle pump hose and jubilees!
    All fixed now and raring to go.

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    ChrisGTT, Pigsnake, andybond and 2 others like this.
  2. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    :mog2: F**KING BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Every-time I see another track spec 5 it re-charges the old batteries to keep pushing for my Cup-Car to be completed!!
  3. leloby

    leloby Member

    My neighbour used to race one too. He told me from the outset - they're never completed! True so far, every drive is a test drive.
    He just smirks when he passes with the dog and I'm elbow deep in cuts and bruises
    Big Steve - Raider likes this.
  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    That looks ace!

    Always an ongoing concern, also called "Development" lol
  5. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    Lovely that is mate
  6. rabbitstew

    rabbitstew Well-Known Member

    Loving the wrap!
  7. Swinny

    Swinny Member

    My old car :D
    leloby likes this.
  8. Swinny

    Swinny Member

    Do you have any in car go pro action? :D
  9. Swinny

    Swinny Member

    Also would love to see a pic of engine bay ;)
  10. leloby

    leloby Member

    No, forgot to fit it and I've been raking YouTube for other guys vids to no avail. Guy behind in 106 Mi16 was filming everything.
    Cars away for sills then it'll be back on track :yes3.gif:
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Is this the one you were talking about in your intro thread?
  12. leloby

    leloby Member

    Here's a (slightly incriminating ) road video. It's a bit faster now and tools are tidied up
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