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    Thumbs up Moles T-5R (Project Olive)

    As all the usual suspects know, I've had the 855 T-5R a few years now and given it some welly down the 1/4mile, I still think I can squeeze a tad more out of the lowly 15g, 14.52 is brilliant but now the challenge is what can I get it to do? So some careful, but quite common mods ( and some not !!! ) are now required to push the boundary a tad as we can't let Frankie's 19t hybrid have all the fun !!

    I have already popped in a Pipercross panel filter and a HLM304 ecu ( courtesy for Jamest5r ), the car is decat, due to it collapsing and just knocking it out with the easiest cure to the problem and that, is then connected to a Jetex/BSR rear system and thats about it, the car runs on normal unleaded ( except race weekends ) as it is a daily drive, but I am just starting to experiment to whether the more expensive fuel gives me extra (more on that later if it works!!) and this is where we are at on a 14.52 second car with next to no mods (except slicks, to keep Frankie boy happy, but then he says they don't make a difference anyway...maybe he's right again folks...lol)

    So with Retro Rides Gathering, Trax 2013 and Shakey on 28-29 september it's time to get the 855 in the garage and fit some of the parts that have been gathering in the previous six months and giving it a check over before next months Mot

    As External Error and Claymore already know ( as they had been thinking on similar lines ) I have made my own R.I.P pipe ( just got one off a S60 and cut out the 90deg bend and jointed the pipe back together) was then fitted using a selection of orginal pipes to make it work ( as this will be altered shortly with the addition of one of Blackbeast's R.I.P hard pipes, photos to follow when the hoses arrive )

    First thing to do was get rid of the old exhaust manifold, that was cracked by the sound of it, oh and was it.......?????

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    so I popped in a Japanifold that I had off another forum member that had been lightly ported!!!! ( I had taken a bit of a punt here and found to my relief that the porting he had advertised was actually just a bit of a light heart'd attempt at knife edging, which I then exaggerated as far as I dared !!!

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    The start of a very interesting thread Adrian, watching with interest

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    Nice start Adrian, hopefully get close to Frankies time sometime soon.


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    Good luck mate, watching with interest!
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    Sounds all good! Watching closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    Nice start Adrian, hopefully get close to Frankies time sometime soon.
    If I can shave .5 of a second off the 1/4, I'll treat myself to a new turbo.... actually I'll probably need a new set of rods..lol

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    Quick update... new manifold in and turbo on, some pipework in, plugs and leads changed, various bits fitted back properly or replaced if broken ( GARAGES is all I have to say and why do owners let them get away with it ????), all bits that have niggled me for the six years I've owned the car and then a bit of cleaning around the engine bay. Hopefully some blingy bits going in tomorrow folks and a few pic's of whats been done

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    Looks like its coming along well, looking forward to the pictures.


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    Sounding good for the Triangle mate

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    Wow! You've certainly got the best from that manifold.. lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndysR View Post
    Wow! You've certainly got the best from that manifold.. lol
    I alway try to make sure I get the best I can out of something before binning it, don't thing it was quite that bad when she pulled of a 14.52 at avon, will be interesting to see what I can get next time

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    As promised it's picy time, have had an evening of massive highs and sinking lows.......yes we got the car fired up on the button, running sweet and quiet, just going out of the garage when, Alex thankfully in the dark, spotted a nasty oil leak, it was coming from the turbo oil feed banjo, so I tried to tighten it,when I should have undone it and checked both washers were there, this was the result

    What a muppet, thankfully I got the thread out. Just got to sort it quick as were off to Retro Rides on Friday

    On the good side..... been fitting some nice new bits, Sir Blackbeast kind supplied me with the last of his lower hard pipes with dump and idle valve ports and a quality bit of piping it is, added some nice red silicone hoses and a bailey dump valve






    And the home made RIP pipe crafted (lol) from a S60 turbo to intercooler pipe, some tidying to be done, but a go stop gap till I make an alloy one



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    Looking good already! Nothing worse than an oil leak but hopefully an easy fix!

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    Well oil leak fixed, pinched the banjo off the v70 r's turbo, but as for the washers, what a game, couldn't get anything the right size, so used some smaller ones and filed them out to fit. Been out for a run all seems well.
    Big day for T-5R tomorrow, the run down for retro rides with claymore so lots of pics no doubt.

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    It's nice to see these late night updates, I often wonder if there's anybody out there lol.

    Keep up the good work dude, it's coming on nicely
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-R-P View Post
    It's nice to see these late night updates, I often wonder if there's anybody out there lol.

    Keep up the good work dude, it's coming on nicely
    Most nights this week I've just come in from the garage, got to keep Graham happy with pics .... lol, I'll sleep like a log in my tent a retro rides, just an early shift to do, so I'm off to grab a couple of hours as I'll have to been up at 4.30....ouch

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    5:30 for me lol
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    Great work Adrian, should shift abit now

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT5-R View Post
    Most nights this week I've just come in from the garage, got to keep Graham happy with pics .... lol, I'll sleep like a log in my tent a retro rides, just an early shift to do, so I'm off to grab a couple of hours as I'll have to been up at 4.30....ouch
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    5:30 for me lol
    Wimps, tomorrow will be my 3rd day off in 26 day's.....and I was up at 0330 this morning, first post @ 0438 and I'd already done one trip in the bus.

    Hope the car looks after you well mate, and yup, piccy's please lol should be a good weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by V70 Graham View Post
    Wimps, tomorrow will be my 3rd day off in 26 day's.....and I was up at 0330 this morning, first post @ 0438 and I'd already done one trip in the bus.

    Hope the car looks after you well mate, and yup, piccy's please lol should be a good weekend.
    All light weight's lol, last 2 week's been up at 4am, started at 5am with 3hrs on the forklift then onto my normal 12ish hr day's in an artic, all legal within the working time directive lol

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