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  1. GrpA AP front brakes

    Hi All, Helping a friend out who is in the process of rebuilding a GrpA Sierra - does anyone have a pair of AP Racing front brake callipers to suit a GrpA Sierra Thanks, Ben
  2. GrpA AP front brakes

    Gullivers Travels / OXO car, yes
  3. GrpA AP front brakes

    Actually a white one.
  4. Search option

    Hi All, Back here after a bit of a hiatus. Is it just me, or did there use to be a search option that is no longer available - or am I simply having a blonde moment and cant find it? Cheers, Ben
  5. Search option

    Thanks Roy, that is what I thought too, but alas, there is no magnifying glass for me . . . . Either logged in or not.
  6. Core plugs

    Hi All, What size / qty core plugs do I need for a complete set for a YBD / RS500 205 block? Are the small plugs the same as the cylinder head plugs? And is the rear plug the same as the standard 205 YBB block? Cheers, Ben
  7. Found this one for sale in NZ - https://touch.trademe.co.nz/motors/listing/view/1133854846 - Asking a pretty penny! A great bit of motorsport history though.
  8. TLR3/4

    I have finally pulled my finger out, dusted off some old photos I found and fed them into the scanner. It is uncertain which car this is, but I and a few others coupled with some of the history I know of the car identify it as either TLR 3 or 4 - Tony Longhurst Racing. Which ever car it is, it is the one that was driven by Alan Jones. My understanding of the history is as follows: 2 x Wolf Racing cars were brought into Australia in 1988. The car was raced in by Robbie Francevic in 1988 for one round where some issues between EU regs and AU regs forced it to be taken off the track and some changes made. It was then raced by Neville Crichton during 1989 and Alan Jones and Deny Hulme for the enduro races and with Jones doing the 1990 season and again with Deny Hulme for the enduro's and with Gary and David Brabham in 1 race that year. 1991 saw Bryan Sala and Graham Lusty racing the car at Bathurst. It was then sold to Peter Hills and raced in the Australian 2ltr Super Touring Championship for a number of years as a N/A cosworth until Peter moved onto the Cosworth V6 mondeo's. I purchased the car off Peter around 1997 - memory is a bit vague here and raced the car in a number of club and state events before commencing a rebuild on it. Half way through the rebuild, somone contacted me to buy the car and regrettably (hindsight 20/20 etc etc) I let the car go. Here are a couple of pics I found with me driving the car at an event at Bathurst in 1998 I think (looks like a very dry year!) Coming through the kink on conrod straight - despite the rear wing, these things got very loose at over 300 KM/h down conrod straight! - I got a bit heavy footed exiting Murray's corner - We even raced the track in reverse, not often you get to do the esses at Bathurst this way in anger! - Thats a much younger me in the drivers seat on the front straight - Here are a couple of pictures after it was a Benson and Hedges Car - And when Peter Hills was racing it as a Super Tourer - The person I sold the car to restored it back into B&H colours and this is how the car looks today - Apart from the drivers seat, I have checked the rest of the car and it is pretty close to how it was raced as a GRpA car back in the day. Looking at it now makes me wish I hadnt sold it some 17 odd years ago and makes me want to get another one to go with the road car!
  9. TLR3/4

    Just an update, this car sold late last year to a guy in QLD. He will be performing a resto on the car this year and plans to race it in the Historic Grp A series next year. I have been in touch with him a few times (throughout the purchase and since), it is great to see it go to a good home where it wil be used the way it was designed!
  10. TLR3/4

    Great photo, thanks! That is definitely the car in the foreground! Do you know when this was taken?

    What did you use to refurb the cam cover? It looks great!
  12. 3 door Cosworth rebuild

    Is that a NOS set of TCA's, refurb or something else?

    Thanks for clearing that one up! I will make sure I put mine in in that direction when I do them.

    Is that the right way for the rubber cap on the swing arm bush? You have it between the washer and the bush - I thought for some reason they were meant to go on the other side of the washer, wont they get torn up if they are between the washer and bush?
  15. Re-manufactured grille seals

    I just saw on fb that you have put someone on - good stuff! Hopefully it will lift the workload a little. And yes, I new you were away with NEC so thought I would give you some room but couldn't help myself here Hopefully I will be able to get some things from you in 2017.
  16. Well, I have not even picked the car up yet (had a call today and it should be ready for pickup Wednesday next week) but the restoration has already started, if only small at first As I have not yet picked up the car, I do not have any pics yet to get this thread started but intend to keep this thread going over the next year or so as it progresses - this is not going to be an all at once, months off the road get every thing done in one go type restoration but a bit by bit type restoration. Based on my initial inspection, there are 2 big things that need fixing on the car as well as a whole bunch of little things to get it back to the condition I want the car it. The 2 big items are slight rust and paint repair on the body which will likely result in a bare metal respray and a YBD build. I have built a list of the little things which will no doubt grow after I pick the car up and start going through it with a fine tooth comb but this is how it looks at the moment: EDIT - I will keep this as the "hit-list" for things that need to be done on the car and tick them off as work progresses. Interior - Sunroof winder Interior - Interior light surround trim Interior - Steering wheel (may just need a tidy up / re-tan) Interior - Carpet Interior - Dash Clock Interior - Radio (has an after market one at the moment, will go back to orig) Interior - Gear knob Interior - Gear Shift boot Interior - Tool kit Engine Bay - Radiator hoses Engine Bay - wiring loom Engine Bay - Coolant Overflow bottle / lid Engine Bay - Fuel hose (car to fuel rail) Engine Bay - Turbo Heat shield Engine Bay - re-plate nuts, bolts, brackets etc Engine Bay - Sticker's Engine Bay - Fuse Box Engine Bay - Air Box Engine - Fuel rail (connector has been cut off and had a barb brazed in, grrr!) Engine - Turbo hoses Engine - Thermostat housing Engine - water pump Engine - dump vale / piping Chassis - Swap rear beam (car currently has a 3dr one but is coming with a RS500 one to be fitted) Chassis - Brake calliper rebuild Body - Side pin-striping / decals Body - door bumpers / rubber strip each side I had a quick chat with Paul L today and have placed my first purchase (of many to come I am sure) which will see the dash clock, an RS500 alternator drop bracket and engine bay sticker set on its way down under and also ordered a new set of orig replica boost hoses ready to put on next week when I pick the car up. I am planning on doing a lot of the work myself including re-plating etc but will leave the paint and body work to the pro's and also the main engine build (at least bottom end / short engine. I will get a full photo set of the car as it is when I pick it up ready next week and keep a bit of a build diary in this thread as things progress - to say I am excited about this project is an understatement! Cheers for now, Ben
  17. Restoration of Moonstone #466

    It has been a while between posts - too long. Unfortunately not a lot has happened since the last one. The power steering rack decided to drop its bundle late last year and leak everywhere so that required a rebuild. I took my time getting it done and think I did a pretty good job of it - stripping back the old paint, cleaning up the aluminium part and putting a seal kit through it. Alas, I didn't get any pictures at the time for some reason. When putting the rack back together, one of the teflon seals on the input stem caught and tore and it happens to be one of those items that you cant get on its own - you have to buy a complete kit and I did not want to go through the pain of buying another kit form the UK and shipping it to Aus so after a bit of detective work (insert a couple of months here...) I discovered that the steering rack in a Nissan Skyline which was sold in Aus was similar to the Sierra rack and managed to track a kit down locally - still had to get a complete kit but was easier than getting one form the UK - I still tore the seal again when putting it back together but luckily I had 3 spares from the new seal kit so this time I put the seal on and inserted the shaft just into the housing, let it sit for a day as the teflon shrunk back to normal size and then pushed it in the rest of the way and got it all back together and back in the car with new tie rods and rod ends so the front end is feeling pretty good now - still have to rebuild the drivers side hub which will happen some time soon! Apart from that, it has just been the usual task of trying to track down parts I need - I am still waiting for some door mouldings and a few other bits and pieces from a well known member of this forum who will remain un-named for the moment but have managed to get a few other bits and bobs which turned up today - Some seat runner covers Some carpet mats - An EXTREMELY important piece for the garage - And one of those hens teeth items, a genuine RS500 turbo to intercooler hose - I had a genuine one on the car when I got it but it was not running the correct alternator bracket so the pipe got chewed out pretty quick! Its nice to have a genuine one back to put on the car again! There were also a few other ods and ends such as clips etc. I am pretty busy at the moment training for an enduro bike race in July so progress is going to be slow between now and then but hopefully late August will see things pick up pace again.
  18. Parts wanted

    RS500Registrar has door mouldings -
  19. Re-manufactured grille seals

    Looks good! Is this another one of those items that you have but never get around to getting back in touch with people when they want to buy them from you???

    Looking good there but surely after all that great work, the cam cover could get a refresh?
  21. Restoration of Moonstone #466

    Progress has been a bit slow of late - the steering rack sprung a leak a few weeks back and after some hunting around I managed to get a seal kit in for it but during the rebuild process I managed to munch one of the teflon seals on the valve body so had to wait for another kit to come in (just for one seal!). I got the second kit the other day so last night put the new seal in but managed to munch it again - luckily this time I have 3 spares! I think I a not waiting long enough after the seal has been soaking in hot water for it to return to normal size before putting the valve body back in the rack so for the second attempt I put the seal on and left it out overnight and will hopefully put it in tonight without any issue. In addition, I had a package turn up today. Just a small one - Thanks to a tip from Andy / AK and some family in the UK, I managed to get 2 packs of diff cover bolts - So when I finally get around to rebuilding the diff, it will have the correct bolts in it!
  22. Restoration of #389

    Looks amazing Paul, great job, am sure there is one very happy owner there!
  23. Hi All, A recent post by AK got me worried that I did not have the correct clips for the rear ABS sensors. The ones shown in that post are: At present, I have these clips - And thanks to some feedback from Corky67, it seems that I need a combo of both the clips. To throw confusion into the matter, I have also seen the following advertised as genuine ABS rear beam clips for an RS500 - Is this another case of both answers are correct and that the person who was building the car on the day chose one of the other? Cheers, Ben

    Cool, thanks Corky! Have moved a thread over to the tech section - http://rs500owners.com/index.php?/topic/962-rear-abs-sensor-clips/#comment-10217

    Sorry you are right, I posted the wrong pic, the ones above are the fuel / brake lines. The one I mean to post was this: