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The White ph1 172 track car. Epic content!

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by LewisTaylor, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. LewisTaylor

    LewisTaylor

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    Well as many of you will know i was nearing completion on my 172 cup track car, but there was still a list of jobs as long as my arm to do. So after seeing this car on here many times when RS Tuning owned it, when DannyR broke it and when Richardo re built it i loved it and with my ITB's on it would be complete :smile: So as soon as Rich put the add up and asking for px for a 172 cup i was on the phone, but wanting to keep my ITB's it worked out to much hassle to swap, so i left it.

    Then a few weeks ago i saw Rich put his cup up for sale as the ph1 hadn't sold, i got the note pad out and worked out what i could get from breaking my 172 and it worked out i could buy the ph1 and not be to much down on the dollar! So i PM'd Rich a silly offer which he rejected as expected, but we met in a happy middle :smile:

    So earlier on today i got the train down to Rayleigh to collect the car, Rich was a top bloke, picked me up from train station, took me to the bank and the post office and by 10:30 i was heading back to Norfolk.

    Rich also said he had a magazine that the car was featured in that he meant to give me, would be good to keep with the car.

    Totally love the car, suspension is set a bit to stiff at the moment so will have a tinker with that at some point, other than that i'm very happy, goes well for a standard engine too.

    So got home around lunch time, had some food then cracked on with stripping down the 172 Cup & the White ph1. Got the majority of the Cup engine bay stripped down ready for breaking and for ITB's and exhaust to go onto the ph1, only got round to getting Inlet Plenum off the ph1 and front bumper, started getting dark after that.

    Got DannyR coming round tomorrow to help with getting the ITB's fitted, Omex spliced into loom, and fitting my Oreca Group N exhaust with 182 manifold.

    Also averaged 53mpg coming home with some occasional spirited driving too :wink:

    Well I've said enough now, here are the pictures, looking forward to cleaning the car as it really needs it right now!

    So here's the car upon arriving home.

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    Bit of it's history with RS Tuning on the plates :smile:
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    How my 172 Cup used to look
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    What's left of my cup :worried:
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    Bumper off, inlet plenum off, slam panel removed ready for ITB's
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    Camber....
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    So it's been a long day, i'm now off for some dinner :smile:

    Enjoy my new project, bigger update tomorrow... Hopefully!
     
  2. Greeny.

    Greeny. ClioSport Club Member

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    Lovely!
     
  3. ventura

    ventura ClioSport Club Member

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    Jealous!! How much did you get if for in the end?
     
  4. d5n

    d5n ClioSport Club Member

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    Love it mate brilliant purchase to finally finsh of your 172 track car. Hope to see this on track this summer.
     
  5. LewisTaylor

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    That's really between me and Richardo :smile:

    Thanks for the comments, hoping to have it at the track by end of Feb with a bit of luck.

    Forgot to add, 15mm spacers to go on rear's too :smile:
     
  6. dmallett

    dmallett East Of England - Suffolk ClioSport Area Rep

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    Quick progress, can't wait to have a nose when im picking a few bits up :smile:
     
  7. Joe#

    Joe# ClioSport Club Member

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    Subscribed :smile:
     
  8. Struggler

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    looks good!! that used to be local to me that car!! im guessing he sold it! lol
     
  9. JackJack

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    Nice one.
     
  10. daveski

    daveski ClioSport Club Member

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    Lovely. I wanted my phase 1 to end up like that.
     
  11. Addicted

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    Wow that looks awesome, the Ph1's look even better in white than the ph2's!
     
  12. LewisTaylor

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    Yeah been for sale for a while now :smile:
     
  13. Ricardos

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    53mpg FTW :cool: such a light car with nice breathing mods for that figure.

    Love the negative camber in the pics......

    Believe me when i say it was a struggle knowing it was going, but i know it's gone to a good home and know with the parts Lewis is fitting it will finish the car off spec wise.

    I absolutely loved building it, driving it on the Nurburgring, owning it. I have my reasons for selling.

    Lewis, enjoy it as much as i did :smile:
     
  14. LewisTaylor

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    Was actually getting 56mpg to start with when i was taking it really easy lol was still doing 70mph tho :smile:

    I can totally understand, it's actually really hard for me knowing i'll never drive my Cup again as i do love that car.

    Thanks mate i certainly will, plenty of track days and Nurbergring at the end of May :smiley:
     
  15. v16daf

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    Very nice car!! Will be keeping an eye on this :-)
     
  16. Correy

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    This is by far the nicest phase 1 I have ever seen. Good luck with the build buddy
     
  17. domsclio182

    domsclio182 ClioSport Club Member

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    I do rather like that makes me want to get mine wrapped white,the red cage looks really cool as well:smile:
     
  18. AK

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    White Clio FTW.
     
  19. chris_p

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    Ohhhh cool :smiley:

    Hopefully see you at Snetterton at some point, need to get mine on track!
     
  20. iChris

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    what happened to the cup :worried: the white one .. Me gusta.
     
  21. Wests Renault

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    sounds like you have some good plans, i love the interior of this car
     
  22. Jon.G

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    Not hanging about are you!
     
  23. EllD90

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    Gonna look banging when its finished! Let me know these ring plans Lewis...drop me a text or sumin!
     
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    Rich's old car!! Lovely.
     
  25. LewisTaylor

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    Thanks mate :smile: gave it a good clean today made it look 10x better now :smiley:

    Thanks mate, think your's would look epic with a white wrap as it would be black/white on insides of doors/engine bay good contrast. Not to mention all the carbon!

    In one, it works out cheaper to put my goodies on this than cage up the cup!

    Will do mate i'm sure you'll see about it on BookFace anyway :tongueout:

    Had a major busy day today with the help of DannyR, stripped most of the cup down now, engine and gearbox is now out, exhaust off, wheels and suspension. Got bits everywhere! ITB's & rad now fitted to the ph1, not quite running yet loom is spliced in now, although one of the omex wires has come out of the plug so need to look at that! It's also overfuelling really badly, i'm thinking this may be to do with the ph1 fuel pump as it has an in and out, so gonna swap it for the one off the cup. Also need to check my TPS too. Didn't get many pictures had to much to do and not enough time.

    After the wash, ready to work on
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    Not alot left on it now...
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    Hopefully have Oreca, 182 manifold, Whiteline arb, 15mm rear spacers, studs, 2118's oh and have it running properly by next weekend :smile:
     
  26. LewisTaylor

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    Oh another picture, i think the Missus got this when perving on my builders bum! lol Danny busy with the electronics and i was fitting the rad :smile:

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    I had no idea he had this up for sale. MINT.

    Brilliant car, built properly.
     
  28. LewisTaylor

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    Front end looks epic now without the slam panel, and with ITB's and slim rad :smile: Was to dark to get a picture :worried:
     
  29. Toby

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    Nice to see this today.

    Good work mate! The cup doesn't look like it did in that last pic, I've got your bumper :blush:
     
  30. Rhys Beal

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    Can't wait to see it done Lewis, will be no less than fantastic!

    Have you got a deadline? Or a trackday you would like to have it ready by:wink:
     
  31. LewisTaylor

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    Thanks mate, wish we had the car running could of show you it running :cool:

    Next weekend :tongueout: just so i know it's done :smile: then can crack on with breaking the cup, hopefully be on track once all the cup bits are gone :smile:
     
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  32. Toby

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    Would have been awesome to see. My mate fell asleep on me on the way home!
     
  33. Rhys Beal

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    As soon as I have changed my tyres, got myself a whiteline and sorted out my top mounts which I am having a few issues with atm, I will be up for a trackday so would be good to join you maybe on your first outing with it.
     
  34. DannyR

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    How was he even comfortable with that bumper in his back lol?!

    No wonder we didnt get more done you were taking photos :wink:

    Joking! Good progress today, hopefully hear back from Matt soon, I'll get them photos over too you!
     
  35. LewisTaylor

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    Haha surprised you weren't uncomfortable with that bumper lol

    Should be end of Feb, weekend after the Feb meet, what's up with the top mounts, they are AST's should be alright!?

    Lol i said the same about the bumper.

    Haha, was texting Matt after you left, he seems to think swapping the fuel pump from the cup should work so i'll try that tomorrow night in the dark :smile:
     
  36. Rhys Beal

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    They rattle like mad atm. I have managed to sort one of them out with abit of accurate filing but have now ordered a new UFO shaped collar thing that sits on the spring top hat as they do not sit flat against the spring top hat?! A bit confusing I know but sooo irritating as so far my dampers and top mounts have been on and off 4 times
     
  37. LewisTaylor

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    Oh right i see, does sound confusing, i thought the idea of solid top mounts is that.. they are solid i.e. don't rattle lol so not good mate, fingers crossed that solves it.
     
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    Yes so do I!

    Are you putting your pure motorsport kit on this new car?
     
  39. LewisTaylor

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    Nope got k-tec top mounts, really isn't worth the hassle of swapping it all over, plus the pure kit is worth more to sell on :wink:
     
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    Just out of interest how much is the PMS kit new? These ast mounts are getting on my nerves!
     

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