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  1. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    2 hour job? I’ll call you next time. Took me 4 hours!!!!! You’ll see my taillights on track next year
  2. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    Was actually thinking about dropping by but got caught up in some other stuff. You really need some sort of heater to prevent the windows from fogging up. Nice driving as always. Cool to see your progression both on the car and driving skills.
  3. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Please don't confront me with my poor life choices lol
  4. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Really lost interest in this. What a ride it's been. Parked the Clio in storage and wanted to forget about it but started watching some old clips of it on track and ugh, I just need this stupid french pos back in my life. So lets start on the basics... The sump was cracked so that was up for...
  5. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    Sad to see the BMW gone. New wheels look great by the way. When is your next trackday? I'll invite myself for a ride along. Maybe it'll help me get back some motivation to start on my ph1 again.
  6. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Yeah I know @scullyg40 . Just cant be bothered right now honestly. Put the car back in storage. New place. Less spidery c***s to deal with. Also cheaper than the old storage unit. The car has good company though. Will be on the hunt for a box. Short list of what needs doing: Box Valve...
  7. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Should've probably updated this a long time ago. Anyway. Everything is put back together and the car started on the first try. One injector decided to die so that was replaced. Had a hard time with the timing but managed to time it up perfectly anyway. Sadly I got shafted on the gearbox which...
  8. hostler

    RB PH1 172 Rally Car Progress

    Love this project. Lot's of work and dedication has gone into this. Colour looks great. Have you thought about some kind of livery yet?
  9. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Decided to send the head off to the machine shop to have valve guides replaced and the head resurfaced. Will also replace all exhaust valves as some had some deep scratches in them. And they will cut the valve seats so they are perfectly flush with the valves. Meanwhile I did some painting on...
  10. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    I might be going with some friends. Obviously won't be driving myself :(
  11. hostler

    The PH1 172 Appreciation Thread.

    Can we block @Stu. from posting here pls
  12. hostler

    The "Ive taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread

    Eh I have no mad skills like you guys do but these turned out ok(ish). Name the track and you win a like. And don't cheat by looking at the megane rear window.
  13. hostler

    The PH1 172 Appreciation Thread.

    Ugh, want to go for a drive as well...
  14. hostler

    Damaged head camshaft surface

    I was afraid to do anything myself but I took your advice. Took the worst off with a Stanley blade and sanded the edges with wet paper from 600, 1000 to 2000 gritt. Smooth now and my nail no longer catches on it. I can sleep now... If we ever meet I'm buying you a beer.
  15. hostler

    Damaged head camshaft surface

    Nail does catch behind that though. It's very sharp. Would you reckon it will need some machining?
  16. hostler

    The "Ive taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread

    Spring Minimal could be a Windows default background... You've got skills dude!
  17. hostler

    Damaged head camshaft surface

    Had my springs removed by a shop a few weeks ago but today I noticed that the part where the camshafts rotate on is damaged on both the inlet and exhaust side! Pissed!!! Is this savable? Will be talking to a machine shop but really want to know if it's even worth getting repaired. The engine is...
  18. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    I miss driving this car... It's starting to look like a barn find soon.
  19. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    Crazy! Where did you get that cage from? I should come by some day...
  20. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Picked up the bottom end last friday. Finally! New bearings, arp conrod bolts, new main cap bolts, crank measured and polished, new piston rings, cylinders honed, new oilpump + chain and ofc all new gaskets. Then started to prep the block for paint. I've seen people put painters tape over the...
  21. hostler

    The PH1 172 Appreciation Thread.

    How do you even manage to get the bonnet that dirty. And yay for dirty pants because of those sills :p I really miss driving mine. Been off the road since beginning this months and will probably get back on the road in the end of may :( Sad times. Atleast I have old images to look...
  22. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Got a few more things done. Nothing mayor since the bottom end isn't back yet. Machine shop told me it should either be late this week (but tomorrow is a national holiday) or early next week. Will probably start assembling everything on the 18th of may and engine should go back in on the 22nd of...
  23. hostler

    RB PH1 172 Rally Car Progress

    Thanks! "Sorry, this seller is on vacation, so this item is unavailable for purchase." eBay sellers these days......
  24. hostler

    RB PH1 172 Rally Car Progress

    Coming along nicely! Could you link where you got those Elf stickers from?
  25. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    Should've made the bmw into a track car.
  26. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Finally heard back from the machine shop. They drilled out the head bolts and got the engine dissasembled. They quoted me a fair price for the bottom end rebuild so I came by and collected the head. Also dropped off the oil pump, chain and sprocket so they can install that as well. They...
  27. hostler

    Trackday 172 and 130i daily

    What about them skids mate. You need to Tokyo Drift in the snow... I'd put the handbrake back in as well. Even with jacking the car up it comes in handy.
  28. hostler

    Hostler's 172 ph1 track/weekend toy

    Been cleaning a few bits here and there. Engine bay looks nice and tidy now: Will be painting the brake booster/servo since its pretty crusty. Other than that no rust anywhere and no signs of previous damage which is good. Subframe needs doing but will do that when I have acces to water...
  29. hostler

    The Odyssey (Phase 1 172) - By Coops

    Ugh have fun getting those vents out. I couldnt get one out at the wreckers without breaking them. I went for a cheap ebay one which looks decent but is kind of stuck in there and doesnt move up and down freely. If you didnt know one was original and the other was from ebay you couldnt tell...
  30. hostler

    Clio 172 Exclusive project almost mint

    Lovely! Did the Exclusive also come with the horrible suede/alcantara steering wheel like the other ph1's? Can't imagine that wheel is original, right?
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