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Phase 1 Toyo Championship Track Car

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by Bob, Feb 8, 2014.

Discuss Phase 1 Toyo Championship Track Car in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    With the new season only a few weeks away the new engine is almost ready to be fitted.

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  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    What are you competing in Bob ? Excuse me if I have missed it.
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    And power steering as I am getting lazy!

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  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Cracking stuff. Porntastic clutches like that are ace, but eye-wateringly expensive...is that a billet flywheel too? Did you sell your kidneys lol :D
     
  5. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    The clutch was a very lucky ebay find.....no specifications or parts numbers supplied by the seller which I guess put most people off but the cover is spot on! even the plates had the correct number of splines......however is not a simple fit :-(
     
  6. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Only competing in hill climbs and sprints......mainly local events like Loton Park.
     
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  7. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Finally got the car onto the dyno after weeks of issues but some promising results. We have managed to get the standard engine to produce an extra 50% more power than before increasing from 60BHP to 90BHP (normally aspirated - without the turbo) which has improved the low end massively. More details can be seen on our facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CGB-Motorsport/333533230171656

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  8. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    After a little bit of basic mapping the car was able to produce 221BHP at 14 psi and 254BHP at 18 psi. We do not want to try any more boost until the engine has covered a few more miles. Quite happy so far :grin.gif:
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  9. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Great results!
     
  10. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    good going, got any more info on the alternator relocation?
     
  11. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Yes Ade....it's still around the back :grin.gif:
    Basically there is already a lug on the block to mount the alternator to...similar blocks were fitted to the rear engined R8's and early R5's and so there are lots of "extra" fittings depending on which way round the engine was going to be fitted. Some spacers and washers, modify the original alternator arm, modify the original breather pipe and job done. The wiring it also much neater.
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  12. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    oh yeah, forgot my 8 when i had it was on the other side, nice work.
     
  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Interesting. Any heat issues expected? What are you using the space at the front for? (i'm just being nosey lol)
     
  14. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Yes, we have a few heat issues.......it's running too cold! after 2 hours on the dyno it still sits happily at 65-70C whereas before it was 80-90C but I guess the weather isn't that warm yet.
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  15. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Unexpected, but great stuff. better than the other way around lol
     
  16. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    We have modified the cooling system massively but mainly to keep the head cool to prevent detonation, running less boost also helps I guess.
     
  17. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Have you removed the thermostat then?
     
  18. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    We still haven't used the car on the road yet, later today it is going for a MOT so will get a better idea of what temperature it runs at. We always run the car with a thermostat - just experimenting with different ones at the moment.
     
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  19. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

  20. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    be interested i seeing more of the efi, doesnt look like a typical conversion?
     
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