Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by NorthloopCup, Apr 4, 2015.
Just thought I'd post a few pics of my engine build that's almost ready for my cup. Enjoy!
Amazing mark, few quid gone into that bud.
What power are you hoping for?
Seriously fly looking engine! what sort of power are you hoping for? Also whats the spec of it? If you are willing to share
So that's what a R2 engine (mostly) looks like!
Best bits are invisible I reckon!
Is that the Pure manifold or also renaultsportR2?
F*ck that looks good!
f**k about, that looks serious and a credit to you. No matter how it goes I think that's lovely.
That looks lovely!
Christ alive. Did you do that yourself??
Wow.. Looks great Mark.
Thanks scott! Yeah not as much as you'd think though tbh!
I'll do a full spec list with the power output later mate. On a session atm with a bottle of jäger. Lol!
Cheers mate! As above, I'll do a spec list tomorrow.
R3 mate! You may well be right about the best bits as well! Lol! The manifold is a pms item that I bought off @Porkie and @BIGASH
Lol! Yes mate, pretty much all my own work other than the machining work on the block.
Better pic of the airbox
Work of art!
Very nice Mark .... Cup bracket going on for the alternator? Does it fit on the 197 block?
Cheers Morgan! 172 block mate not a 197 one.
So it is, be nice to see your figures without ITB's.
This is quite frankly, utterly f**king brilliant.
I can't wait to see it. You've done Team Mincer Racing proud.
Full spec list to follow mate, but it should produce good numbers considering the lack of itb's. Or at least that's the idea! Lol
Lol! Sometimes you just have to go against the flow mate.
Looks great Mark, love the air box
I've not a clue what I'm looking at bit I guess a 197 lump?
Can't wait to see what it makes Mark, should be good!
@Fletcher we need to build one for your car !!
You know my thoughts on this already @NorthloopCup
Looks very different to the block we hand balled into the golf haha
Cheers sonny! Yeah the Airbox is one of my favourite bits.
It's a bastardisation of 197 and 172 mate. Spec list to follow shortly.
Yeah me too tom! It's only the throttle body that in theory can hold it back. Got a plan of attack for if it does!
Lol I do indeed mate! It was much lighter on the way out the golf than it was on the way in too! Flol!
Ok so here's a spec list of my engine.
Genuine R3 maxi forged pistons.
Genuine R3 maxi rods.
Genuine R3 maxi cams.
Fully ported and polished Clio 197 cylinder head, modified to suit a 172.
Fully ported and polished inlet manifold.
Low mileage 172 block honed and modified/adjusted to my spec + checked for alignment/straightness.
Modified oil pump.
Fully balanced rotating assembly (crank, pulleys, flywheel, clutch, pistons and rods) and micro polished crank journals.
Lightweight water pump and crank pulley.
Individually gapped piston rings (4 per cylinder)
Genuine R3 air filter
Genuine R3/cup racer aluminium fuel rail and anodised an fittings.
R3 maxi Evo spec carbon airbox (copy! Original was just too expensive when it physically won't fit in a 172 bay and has to be fettled )
Fully built to R3 maxi manual specs - crank deflection, bearing clearances, ring gaps etc etc.
PMS exhaust manifold.
197 coil on plug setup.
R3 maxi spark plugs.
FBW throttle body (options to run larger manual throttle if found to be a restriction)
Custom wiring loom to suit.
@Phase1sr @dmallett there you go! I've possibly forgotten some bits as well. There's a lot to remember tbh.
That is one impressive spec.
What was the idea for it all ? Just pick the best bits from the Renault range to fit in the Cup for max performance ?
More of a controlled fall haha, not bad consider we were fuelled by red bull haha
Thanks. It's quite a long list when you write it all down like that! Lol
The idea for it all mainly came from wanting to run the 197 inlet as its a better looking design imo. More aesthetically pleasing! I set about converting a 1*2 head to accept the inlet, but the work involved was stupendous!! I dropped lucky on a 197 engine in bits so I cherry picked the items I knew I could work with and left the rest.
All because I just wanted to crack 200hp without itbs. Lol!
Lol! It must've been because my finger was still hurting after being squashed!! Permanently fuelled by red bull mate! Lol
@not normal dan let me know if your free on the 17th @Cub. is heading up to have his hubs fitted. Ideal time for a Clio vs Meg head to head! Flol
I'm on days but I could be arranged lol
Looks good Mark. Looking forward to seeing how it goes on the rollers.
Oh, and wow too.
What are the springs on the exhaust manifold for ?
Thanks mate. Yeah fingers crossed for good numbers mark!
Lol! Thanks mate.
They're there to allow flexibility and for thermal expansion mate.
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