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Saving another 5 from being turned into a coke can

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by j_carter, Dec 4, 2014.

Discuss Saving another 5 from being turned into a coke can in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    what sort of flipping heck is that? good or bad. lol
  2. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    getting there nice work, i hate automotive wiring
  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Both :D
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  4. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    ah, fair enough. Like i say, it is temporary at the minute until i can ensure it all works as it should. trying to wire it to current standards but that was an afterthought to be honest, something i had overlooked and forgot all about. i.e rear fog only being able to come on when low beams on and front fogs on only when sides are on etc.
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  5. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Run the power feed to trip the relay to turn the fogs on through the side light relay main feed. So join pin 4 of the side light relay to pin 1 of the fog relay, then from pin 2 of the fog relay to your switch, then to earth. Effectively that gives you 2 switches in the fog relay circuit, one based on the sidelights on/off and one for you to switch on/off.
  6. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    I have done mate, but like I say, I originally forgot all about it. So had to chop all my cable ties off to sort it out. Hence why I'm not bothering to tie them up until it all works ha
  7. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    In the end I bought the biggest fuck off pack of cable ties I could fine, cos I keep doing this :)
    2000 ziptie-jumbo pack. Win!
  8. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    Well, chaps.

    I fear this car is never going to see the light of day in my ownership.

    our little boy has arrived safely into the world and parenthood is more time consuming than i ever imagined.

    I am mostly considering breaking it for parts at the minute but not rushing into any major decisions just yet. My Mrs has been pretty poorly after a non straight forward birth so i will see if i get much more time when she is back on her feet properly and able to drive etc.

    last thing i managed to do was get my strutbrace on and complete more wiring which is about 80% complete now.

    Oh, and i had it running [​IMG] sounds mint, massively overfuelling at the minute but believe that to be down to having a non standard main jet and adjustable fuel reg.

    will leave you with the last two pictures i took of the car and the last time i seen it [​IMG]

    hopefully my next post will be progress and not a breaking for parts post...



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  9. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    Hope your missus is getting better. Enjoy the the with your son... leave the car for a year or so... enjoy time with your family...then decide to keep, sell or break...

    Would be a shame not to see you complete it tho.
  10. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Yes I agree with shoppers, no rush to get it done asap.. Wait a little while before you make a decision. I'm sure your son will love to help you finish it in years to come :friends.gif:
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  11. Chris Sadler

    Chris Sadler Well-Known Member

    To much effort gone into the project mate to walk away from it, just leave it awhile and enjoy the time with your son, it fly's by trust me and you'll need a lot of :lazy2.gif: but you wont get it LOL enjoy :D
  12. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the comments and well wishes.

    I certainly wont be rushing into any decisions on breaking it and will do my best to get some time to plod on with it but its proving very difficult at the minute.

    Thanks again.
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  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Just before my first kiddy arrived, I decommissioned my Renault 9 Turbo. Gemma (my now-ex) had been driving it for 3 years prior but when baby was due I put her in a bigger, safer 21 Turbo (then a Saffy when No2 arrived followed by a Scenic).
    I didn't want to sell it and stored it for a couple of years while we got the baby thing done. Number 2 arrived 2 years later, and with kids, work and financial destitution the 9 sat there waiting patiently. The Quadra also got neglected, as I didnt have the resources, the Fuego sat abandoned in a field too. We split when the kids were 4 and 2, sadly but money and a little time returned I have since recommissioned the Fuego (and used it and then sold it), the Quadra is in full song also. The 9 had a carb rebuild last month, this is the first love its seen since my baby girl arrived.

    She is ten years old in October.

    Don't lose the faith mate :)

    I sincerely hope your Mrs makes a full recovery and your little one is bouncing off the walls and driving you insane as soon as possible. If you think you're busy now, wait till number 1 is mobile and number 2 arrives! :D
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  14. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I understand your need to provide for the family in both time and protecting the wife.

    I hope you make a decision that is right for you all. I am sure you will.
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  15. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    It Appears my last updates are missing but because this project is now a TR exclusive i will do my best to remember what my last update was.

    Basically, I have not sold the car and i am plodding on with it. Grabbing an hour or two when i can. My new concern is that it is taking me a long time to get the body ready for paint so i am just hoping it wont start rotting away sitting in primer :-O

    My last update was that i managed to get my seats fitted and roll cage painted and fitted, and then some random engine bay pics with a slightly better camera.. I will just upload the pics in no real order.

    Carpet cleaning.


    Fitted along with dash.




    Had hours of fun stripping the roll cage paint..


    All painted in the very airy spray booth..


    And fitted.



    And some random engine bay shots.







    And now for my latest update..
    I was getting upset at how many jubilees there were in my engine bay and it just had leak written all over it. they were only ever supposed to be temporary just to get me on the road but, well they were the wrong color and upset me..

    Back apart..



    And back together again with a slightly different pipe layout and new chinese special hoses..





    Have also made a start on prepping body for paint.




    And that is the lot for now. as I have said above, bit nervous about it being in primer for so long but there is not alot i can do, apart from hope for the best.

    Thanks for looking.
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  16. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I think as long as it's not bare metal you'll be OK mate. The temp fluctuations in the garage might see a little condensation form but I would say it wouldnt get damp enough to rust. Just dont leave metal exposed.
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  17. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    I hope so mate, all bare metal work is being sprayed with 1k etch primer always within the same day so there is never exposed metal for more than a few hours.

    Thanks for your input.
  18. mattk

    mattk Well-Known Member

    Looks fantastic well done, keep the updates coming :ar:
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  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Hows the little one doing anyway? Keeping you awake at night I hope? :D
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  20. j_carter

    j_carter Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. poor little guy has a cows milk allergy so normal milk is making his insides sore. No bloody wonder we havent been sleeping! Been on a new milk (57 pound a tin may I add) for a few weeks and was a different baby altogether within 24 hours. he has slept through 3times over the last two weeks so sleep isnt that bad. Plus the Mrs loves doing the night feeds haha. But yeah, really enjoying it now. So rewarding seeing him smiling and talking in double Dutch. Thanks for asking dave.
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