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Pssst Podders - Your Old TX

Discussion in 'General' started by malcolm, Jun 9, 2011.

Discuss Pssst Podders - Your Old TX in the General area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Here we go - some wheelarch liners:


    There isn't enough room for the inner wing silencer with the liners fitted and there isn't a lot of room at the back for a sensible silencer to compensate so I might go for a Gordini Atmo system with some mods at the front. Anyone know if they are still available?

    More on the liners at http://www.renault4.co.uk/r5-wheelarch-liners.htm
  2. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    I keep seeing Atmo exhausts on eBay... Don't know if complete systems or parts of systems are available/sufficient.

    Great work on the wheelarch liner!

  3. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that is fantastic.

    Where are the silencers on the ATMO system?
  4. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    From memory there is no front silencer on the atmo but there is an additional silencer across the car under the rear torsion bars. I'll have a look out but might end up knocking something together from stainless.
  5. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    I have part of an exhaust that came from a TS race car - it could be ATMO...

    It goes under the wing with no silencer, and another piece clamps and heads under the car. It appears to have the silencer cut off at that point. Looks fairly 'factory'. Mild steel with surface rust.
    I could post to you if the stainless doesn't work out.
  6. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I'll let you know how i get on. Haven't thought much more about exhausts. I probably will go for a complete stainless system so I can put it where I want it.

    Fitted the bonnet and grille this morning. Nearly a car now. :D

  7. herbacious_harley_37

    herbacious_harley_37 Well-Known Member

    That's looking very nice Malcolm you have done a good job. I recently looked at an '83 Y reg MkI automatic that had done around 26,900K it was advertised on Ebay and had been SORN for nearly 2 years but it need a lot of work on it. I was actually reminded of the smallest thing really - the interior panel on the driver's door was bent back in one corner and you could see that it was cardboard covered vinyl and it reminded me of how basic the Mk1 is compared to the supercinq but well worth restoring. As I have no aptitude for being mechanically or car body minded I didn't buy this auto but am still on the look out for a decent Mk1 auto. I hope we get some nice weather before the end of the summer so that you can enjoy your R5 Malcolm !


    Harley :D
  8. herbacious_harley_37

    herbacious_harley_37 Well-Known Member

    I forgot to add that I think the seller was rather agog that me being a woman knew so much about R5's and especially how to read the dipstick for the ATF !
  9. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    I suspect most of the Mk1 R5s on eBay will need a fair bit of work now. They are getting on. Still the occasional good supercinq.

    I've been trawling the French forums trying to find a paint code for the TX wheels. Mine look like they might once have been light metallic grey but it is very difficult to tell now the lacquer has fallen off. Does anyone remember the approximate colour for the wheels?

    Bumpers are the other struggle. The rear I had was damaged and modified. I have a Le Car one but it is silver. Does anyone have a spare grey rear bumper?
  10. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    I may have a spare unpainted grey one. I'll try and have a look over the weekend.
  11. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Had a look at the front one and it isn't in such good condition as I had imagined. Might be an option to buy some plastic paint and do them both.
  12. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    Hey Malcolm.
    Had a look at the grey bumper here, and it is too scratched for your clean car, and has a small crack at the bottom. Shame about that.

    I know the TX and TS share a few components, so let me know if you need anything. We have a fair few TS manifolds and carbs.
    Apparently they used to take the standard TS carb off and use the automatic one for racing, as it was bigger. So we must have 5+ TS carbs, inlets, exhausts... and a couple of bits and bobs.
    May be worth one for spares, as I know yours is now running :)
  13. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Thanks for looking. I reckon I'll paint the bumpers in an original looking dark grey. The front is past it's best too but should be perfectly presentable with a little paint. There used to be bumper paint available but I'll try 2K with the appropriate primer and a matting agent. Thanks for the email too - amazed it is still possible to buy bumpers. Shame the later fronts aren't also also available.

    I'll be in touch about the TS carbs. I am hoping to buy a 1286cc engine from an early TS in Brighton but it doesn't have a carb. I want to fit the engine into my Renault 4 Rodeo so I have a fighting chance of joining the busy main road in the mornings.
  14. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Decided to go the custom route on the exhaust as the original won't fit in the wheelarch with the new liners.

    Silencer will be fun. I used to have access to a computer program to design them. Sadly not any more so I'll have to guess.


  15. podders

    podders Well-Known Member

    This is looking wonderful!!!

    Can't wait to see the finished article.


    btw, this is a video I took just after buying it and taking it back to Derbyshire (via 2 months in my grandparents garage in Harrogate)

  16. podders

    podders Well-Known Member

  17. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Cool to see the video. Over here I took a break but now I'm trying to buy my own house so will need to get moving on the R5. The new silencer will be a bit bigger than the original because I've added wheelarch liners and can't fit a silencer under the front wing.

    The exhaust is in progress and I'm getting on with it now before I loose my workshop.



    What a pain the exhaust routing is. I'm doing something similar to the original but can't believe they would think it would work.
  18. malcolm

    malcolm Well-Known Member

    Good news - I've finished the exhaust!


    What a fiddly thing it was. it has only 1/2 inch clearance in a few places where it winds itself past front and rear suspensions.

    I ended up TIG welding it together. It turned out reasonably well, but someone who knows how to TIG would have got it neater than me.


    Started the car this afternoon to warm the joints up and cure the exhaust paste. It's a bit noisy. Oops. Possibly a Mk2 silencer might be needed in the future. On the other hand it does have a nice pop on overrun.

    Just the brakes to do now and I can start tearing around in boy racer fashion.
  19. mrdini

    mrdini Well-Known Member

    Looks v tidy, did you buy the rear silencer made up or did you make that too? Nice job
  20. Sam Fish

    Sam Fish Well-Known Member

    That looks really very nice.
    So, you wont need to run a heatshield in the front wheel arch any more?

    Did you have to gas purge inside?
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