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GTT getting ready for the track.

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by ChrisGTT, Oct 7, 2014.

Discuss GTT getting ready for the track. in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Nice and consistent mate, I'd be happy with that.
     
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  2. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    150psi is right on the money
     
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  3. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Ok anther massive gap between posts
    This is how it goes I was rushing to get the car back together so I could go out boosting with a few of the R5 boys and ended up having head lift due to water in bolt homes so MR AA had to bring me home. It still ran but better safe than sorry.
    Since then I have sorted that out and rebuilt yet again and already it sounds a lot healthier plus no leaks.
    I also took the time to remove the original coolant bottle bracket I also relocated the horn into the space where the original inter cooler normally goes and relocated FPR into scuttle and slid tidyed up me crank/rocker breather.
    Looks a lot better now.
    Here's pictures to fill in the gaps
     
  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I liked the post ,but I didnt like what happened :(
     
  5. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg Well set back after set back lessons learned, I guess after the head lift issue one of the linerS was close to to cracking I put the head back on and all was well did about 1/2 a mile and misfire started anyway I found I had a cracked liner using a boroscope. So head off oil out coolant out sump off piston out and liner out.
    Although I can sort it for relative low cost it's time that's a killer. My plan in June was to renew the entire brake system I have new rear calipers discs pads all round all new brake lines inc flexis new master cylinder and new rear compensator. If I have anymore engine upset I will have to rule myself out of blyton.
     
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  6. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

  7. Chrispr5

    Chrispr5 Active Member

    You'll get there treacle
     
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  8. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Looks like we have competition for @James5@James5 and his crown of unluckiest bloke who tinkers with cars.
     
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  9. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    @KarlR21@KarlR21 wins that hands down. I have never, ever known anyone with such a talent for automotive disaster. He virtually makes me cry down the phone with stories of woe lol
     
  10. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Ok plenty of tinkering been going on including various parts being powder coated.
    New starter motor
    New engine loom
    Rot cut out ready for new panel
    Engine back together and running
    All brake lines replaced
    Flex I brake lines now braided
    Master cyl replaced
    Rear compensator replaced.
    Rear calipers replaced
    50 percent wax oiled underside
    New rear lights
    New tyres ready to fit federal 595 RSR
    New reverse light switch on order
    New gear oil on order
    Strut brace fitted
    Bulk head. Cables tidied up
    Manual fan switch removed
    New "gold" wheel bolts
     
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  11. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Few bits of work done then mate !
     
  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Was the engine loom one of the ebay ones? Any good?
     
  13. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    No it was from that French that lad about 80 quid delivered and the quality is really good.
     
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  14. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    My plan now is to get the car on the road for July and run it on July if it survives that then blyton is a go. If it dIes then my head will be in my hands and I will have to have a good hard think about this car.
    I do enjoy working on the car, it's a good feeling replacing new for old. It's quite satisfying to be getting my workshop aka small garage to a useable state I still need a bench and a vice but I do have a bench grinder ready to fit.
    I I also cleaned the Williams while they were off. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  15. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    2x part worn federal 595 RSR fitted today to go on the back and I have another 2 new RSR's coming this week for the front.
     
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  16. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Today I have cleaned the rear arches and found a little more rust in the nsr arch around the bumper mount.
    I also wax oiled the OS arch and refit the wheel.
    Cleaned up the front bumper and fit my square plate.
     
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  17. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    The RSR are a great tyre for the cash.

    Just get a bit of heat into them before pressing on or you will become part of the scenery ! :)
     
  18. rabbitstew

    rabbitstew Well-Known Member

    Those wheels look awesome, like brand new!
     
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  19. ChrisGTT

    ChrisGTT Well-Known Member

    They were pretty tatty when I got them so they went to the powder coaters and for the money they did an excellent job.

    The black are when I got them and this picture makes them look better than they were.
    image.jpg image.jpg
     
  20. Woznaldo

    Woznaldo Well-Known Member

    Pure WheelWhore porn!
     
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