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Old 03-08-2015, 01:54 PM   #501
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Amazing work!
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Old 03-08-2015, 05:04 PM   #502
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Wow , this is getting crazy here ! Keep it on .
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anywhere near done yet mate ?
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Old 23-08-2015, 08:59 AM   #504
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Out of all the fantastic project threads on here this is the one I'm interested in the most. I have a real soft spot for these, good work and keep the updates coming please.
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Old 23-08-2015, 02:40 PM   #505
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Out of all the fantastic project threads on here this is the one I'm interested in the most. I have a real soft spot for these, good work and keep the updates coming please.
Thanks for the kind words. Progress is very slow at the moment, although I'm
assured that the engine will be going back in this week. That is if we can
resolve the power steering fitment issues.

Here we can see the new power steering rack beside the manual one...



At the bottom of this picture, one of the new steering rack bearings / clamps
is seen fitted. This required a quick drop of the subframe to get the bolt to
thread through from the back



The new brake master cylinder now fitted, with brake lines replaced, along
with some wiring...









Hopefully, more pictures to come this week...

Regards,
Steve

P.S. How come nobody has noticed the distinctly green tinge to the
tungsten paint? If that's replicated on the body, how fantastic is the
painting, and how good will the car look?

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Old 23-08-2015, 07:25 PM   #506
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Power steering wasnt aware this was an option on the GT turbo !? A retro fit from the Monaco maybe ? wasnt the monaco the "luxury" model with leather interior etc ?
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Power steering wasnt aware this was an option on the GT turbo !? A retro fit from the Monaco maybe ? wasnt the monaco the "luxury" model with leather interior etc ?
With my disabled hands, power steering is an eminently viable option. While
the "purists" may screw up their noses, the choice of a rack that has exactly
the same number of turns, lock to lock, as the R5GTT was paramount. That
comes in the shape of the rack from a Mk1 Megane Coupé.

The rack will be powered by a hydraulic pump from either a Pug 106 or Citroen
Saxo, so it'll still be all French. This is all a bit make do and mend, but even
the most enthusiastic R5 owners acknowledge that this is the best upgrade
you can make to the car. One thing it does is reduce the torque-steer when
you get into a bit of a hurry

Remember, I've already upgraded the door cards and parcel shelf to top of
the range leather. The Monaco had the 1.7 ltr engine, and by comparison,
a very floppy power steering arrangement...

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i dont remember my GT Turbo having excessively heavy steering but back then i wouldn't have know any different as id never driven a car fitted with power steering

i do remember torque steer being a bugger though

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i dont remember my GT Turbo having excessively heavy steering but back then i wouldn't have know any different...
The problem comes getting the car into and out of its garage since the
gateway into the plot opposite was closed off, with the replacement fence
following the line of the track rather than being inset. The combination of the
soft-clutch and power steering will make low speed manoeuvres very much
less risky, especially on a fully restored car.

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I keep an eye on the updates , really love what you re doing .
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