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The Scrapyard Quadra

Discussion in '21 turbo' started by DaveL485, Feb 6, 2014.

Discuss The Scrapyard Quadra in the 21 turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Gladly, your Mrs stole your spot this time around lol. Said it was the best two minutes of her life ;)
     
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  2. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    when did you get the grey respray in the last pic?
     
  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    There must have been some funny light at Blyton, Bonds car is the same white as mine and his looks grey in a few too.

    It doesn't help my want for a paint job in battleship grey or Lunar Grey either, I think it looks fab!
     
  4. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    get it vinyl wrapped
     
  5. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Wiper linkage fixed with rose joints. New motor fitted, found new-old-stock on evilbay for £35+£7 post, made a best offer of £25+£7 which was accepted :) Figured as it was slow returning at speed with the deflector blades fitted a new motor wouldnt hurt.

    Pleased.

    The offending linkage
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    Also took the blower apart which suddenly stopped working on the Blyton day when I left home, diagnosed the rheostat (resistor), was going to strip and repair it if I could but a google of part numbers found a brand new Valeo one on evilbay (again) for a measly sum of ten english pounds, so I bought that to save messing about.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  6. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Here we go again.

    Emergency resurrection of car for alps trip as Plan A hasn't happened.

    Needs...
    Windscreen
    Rear brakes and handbrake
    Front pads (already!)
    Clutch refurbished
    Water pump
    Full Cambelt service save spark plugs
    New exhaust wrap

    I have under four weeks till we go.
     
  7. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Took it all apart over BH weekend.
    Water pump nightmares. It is 26 years old though.
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    Lump out, clutch out.
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    Rear brakes stripped off. Not good!
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Went to Helix Friday and they relined the clutch on the spot. Half hour. Result! Seventy quid job done.
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  9. Larsson7

    Larsson7 Well-Known Member

    Good luck :)
     
  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Some archive pics of when I dragged the big pile of wreckage out of the scrap yards.

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  11. Ewan

    Ewan Well-Known Member

    Bloody hell, have you got some pice of how it ended up? When did you start on this project, because that is a bare shell practically
     
  12. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    its the white car in this thread, well white if he cleans it!
     
  13. Ewan

    Ewan Well-Known Member

    Haha, for a minute I though he had repaired that burnt out shell! Would've been seriously impressed, especially as they usually twist on the heat
     
  14. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I did. The white one was fire damaged.
    The black one was smashed up in 1993 with only 18k on the clock.
    I bought both in 2000, or thereabouts, and shelled the needed parts from the crashed black 18k one into the fire damaged white one. It went on the road circa 2002, featured in some magazines etc. Now its used for extreme hooliganism. Those pics are sixteen years old :)
     
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  15. Ewan

    Ewan Well-Known Member

    One day I will get a ride in one of these, it seems to have been a car that completely passed by me in my youth. Don't remember seeing one of these when I was young. Good on you for keeping one on the road, and making proper use of it
     
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  16. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Welcome to come out in mine mate. I'm based in Coventry, where are you?
     
  17. Ewan

    Ewan Well-Known Member

    I am up in Glasgow so a bit too far! Haha, cheers anyway though
     
  18. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Been busy.
    Screen went in today with all new rubbers.
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    Then after a session of tree murdering with my chainsaw I popped the water pump back as I'd drilled and tapped the broken bolt earlier this week.
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    Then out came the lump and I fitted a new phase one fork. Should make the pedal lighter than the phase 2 one.
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    Then clutch on after its refurbished above
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    And engine back in and bolted up, got the timing belt cover back on and the aux belts sorted too.
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    Solid days work considering I didn't touch the car till 1pm as the tree chopping took ages!
     
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  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Windscreen - Done
    Rear brakes and handbrake - Done
    Front pads (already!)
    Clutch refurbished - Done
    Water pump - Done
    Full Cambelt service save spark plugs - Done
    New exhaust wrap - Done

    Very pleased with progress till I restarted it, now it runs but several things aren't right and I suspect ECU failure (long story short). Pissed off doesnt even begin to cover it.
    I should be ready for road testing not struggling to keep the damn thing running to move it around. Happy with all my work so far, very unhappy with my now ECU-less car. No idea why its happened, battery was disconnected the whole time it was apart.
     
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  20. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    ....3 weeks till I leave. IF i leave.
     
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