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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:45 pm 
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As some have requested here's a build thread on my Fietsa RS Turbo

I have copied over from Rsoc and a few post mixed together so hope its not to jumbled up :chill:

So I've been a member a while now and think it's about time to start a thread on my car, Mainly as a journal for myself to keep a history of the cars progress and changes whilst in my ownership and for those that are interested in viewing.

After a few times trying to get my hands on this car previously and failing due to the owner refusing to sell I tried again this year and to my surprise he gave in and agreed to me buying, so a deal was done and I bought a very nice little Fiesta RS Turbo that has been stored away in a garage for years and is sitting in very good condition. It really is solid from being stored well the only things I have noticed to address on the bodywork is a small bubble near petrol fill cap, the drivers side rear arch piece of the kit is pitted and needs changing. Got the replacement piece there already and a small dint in passenger side front wing the size of a 5p.

The car itself is a 1990 Fiesta RS Turbo in Radiant Red and has covered nearly 80'000 miles, Has a box file full of history and invoices right from the start. And benefits from a well spec'd engine build running at 285Bhp

Hopefully I will be picking it up next weekend so really looking forward to getting it home


Brief Spec:

Engine:
Omex 3D engine managment
Burton big valve head
1905 Bottom end (tall block)
T34R Ball bearing turbo
Actuator
Bailey dump valve
Cosworth pistons and con rods
Twin fan alloy radiator
Pro alloy front mount intercooler
Mongoose stainless steel turbo back system (outward rolled tailpipe)
Uprated gearbox with LSD
B&M Short shifter
AP paddle clutch

Chassis:
Koni adjustable suspension
Cosworth break conversion 4x4 280mm discs, pads and callipers
Mondeo 15" alloys

Exterior:
Standard exterior
Mk3.5 mirrors in Radiant red
Clear front indicators (Anyone got any ambers for me? :D)

Interior:
Standard Recaro interior
Boost, Oil temp, Oil pressure gauges

Before the car was taken off the road by the previous owner a pin size hole was pierced in the ally rad by the actuator, He stripped the turbo and manifold off along with any other bits necessary to get the rad out to be repair but never got round to finishing it off. So I have a little bit of work to get done before I can get it in for MOT and tax it. Friend of mine at work is going to ally weld the rad for me so that's not such a bad thing So I'm going along to the garage tomorrow to get the rad off the car ready to take into work with me on Monday.

The reason for the actuator piercing a hole in the rad I believe is due to the standard engine mounts being left in place after the massive hike in power and one mount is split allowing the engine to move about. Again not a big deal but another thing to address before putting back together. I've heard that Vibra Technics mounts are decent ones so going to go for those. Also one of the core plugs is leaking so I will replace the core plugs while the manifold is off.

Once sorted I will be good to go for putting the ally rad back on and get the turbo and manifold back in place and re fit all the hoses and charge carrier ect.. Once all done I will give a good service changing oils and filters. Also with sitting for such a long time I will be bleeding the brakes and replacing the fluids. Once all that's done it will be in for an Mot a fresh Tax disc and off to a suitable tuner to have a proper set up.

Not sure yet where to go for a set up as I have read and heard good things about various tuners for RS's so any input on that would be appreciated. From what I gather MSD and NMS are the main 2 to go to for mapping/set ups. Both are roughly 200 miles from me so a roadtrip will be undertaken either way.

This is my first Turbo car so it will be a learning curve for me but I look forward to that, and I can't wait to get back in an

To do list:

Remove ally rad for repair (will be done tomorrow)
Collect car to bring home (next weekend )
Change engine mounts
Change core plugs
Re fit ally rad, turbo, manifold and hoses
Give a full service, change filters engine and gearbox oils
Mot and Tax
Put in for a proper set up
Change drivers side rear arch trim
Address dent in passenger side wing and bubble by fuel fill cap
Go see Chris at Griffiths detailing (booking up for special offer next month)

Things to buy:

Vibra Technics engine mounts
Core plugs
Service parts and oils

Unfortunately no pics just yet but I will try and get a few tomorrow when I'm round the garage.

CheeRS

Afternoon all :) Nothing major to report yet just a little bit of an update on where I'm at with the Turbo at the minute.

As planned I did go round to the Turbo to take the alloy radiator off so I could take it into work and see if our welder could weld the punctures made from the actuator. Once I'd removed the radiator I was able to see where the damage had been as there is a large area covered in radweld, I chipped away the thick of the radweld and decided I wouldn't be going forward with any repairs to the radiator and I will be buying a new one. So another Airtec 50mm core Stage 2 alloy radiator is now another thing going on the parts to buy list. I may aswell start as I mean to go on :)

I didn't have much time when I was there so didn't get the chance to get any good pics taken but I did push her out the garage to get a couple of quick ones on my iPhone. First time she has been out in 2 years so few tyres were flat and needed pumping up. So I pushed her out, ook a few quick snaps, pumped tyres up and put her away again.

A few quick pics pulling her out:


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Quick few of the interior:


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Back in the garage till next time:


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Needs a good dusting off and a good day of cleaning which will be first job I will take care of when I get her home.

Unfortunately something has come up this weekend so I'm having to wait until the end of the month to pick her up. More time on hot toes looking forward to it :lmao:

In the meantime I have been speaking with Olly at NMS and I've decided on having the guys do the work on her for me, so I am going to be sending her down to the guys in Derby to have all the work needed carried out and let them set the car up properly.

Comments welcome :)


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Not sure what's happened with the text and pics in my 1st post? If anyone know how to sort them out would be appreciated :thumbsup:

I am picking her up on Friday this week and can't wait to get her home and get started sorting things out :D

My main dilemma has been on what direction to go with the wheels as I really don't like the 15" mondeo style alloys, I have always had big love for Fiesta Turbo's on Escos alloys but due to the many reports of how much they ruin the handling of the car that idea has been let go. The car has been built to be driven and I don't want to loose focus on that by fitting Escos alloys.

So this leaves me with various wheel options that would be suitable for where I want to go with her. 3 door cossie, Sharktooth cossie, Mk5 R2000
I have now made my mind up and got my mind set on a set of polished Mk5 RS2000 alloys

This little stunner does it for me :D (the car that lead me to this forum)


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Very nice car and spec mate. Sounds like an animal too :thumbsup:

I'd definitely go for the engine mounts. They vibrate a bit harshly at low revs but it's nothing to cry about really. :D

You going to shows or meets this year?


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Nice motor, I bet it goes well.

I have vibra technic gearbox mounts on my Si and while they was a shock at first on a cold start you get used them lol.

Look gorward to seeing progress pal.


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Lovely looking car buddy and a very nice spec! You'll be really pleased with NMS!


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Sounds and looks spot on. Im glad you're changing the wheels. I personally think mondeo alloys ruin an rs turbo.
If you're near in northampton you'll have to come along to our sixfields meets. Would love a passenger ride too ;)

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Lovely car mate :thumbsup:

Makes me want mine back on the road even more now, will soon be at the bodyshop though so all is good! :)

look forward to seeing it at some meets maybe?

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CheeRS Dave

I will definitely bring her to some meets when she's set up and back on the road :D It's always nice to put names to faces.

If you lot have any Northern meets that is?


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Well nothing to update as yet but let's say I've been well excited all day today as after a long drive home from work and a nights sleep I will be getting up to go an collect my Fiesta RS Turbo. I can't wait to get her back and get started now :D

I will be heading over to the garage with a mate mid morning with a pocket full of notes and towing her back so all being well we should be back mid afternoon with some fresh pics and an updated to do list :D

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Bet there wont be much sleep happening tonight then :lol:

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No doubt I will be up at the crack of dawn :lol:

Just chatting with my mate there and decided just to book a recovery truck to save fucking about, so just booked recovery company there for tomorrow afternoon so all sorted and ready for picking up :D


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i'm hoping i will be at FF but if not, the northern meet :) so either way, i look forward to this passenger ride!

cracking news. looking forward to seeing pics in your possesion

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