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172 CUP Track Car

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Looks great so far! What are you doing about wiring?

Also how heavy are the pure engine and gearbox mounts compared to OEM? I’m assuming they are steel?
Thanks bud! Not to sure on wiring yet. Probably just tidy OE loom as running Gen90.

Yeah they are heavy and made of thick steel. Well worth it, vibrate a lot!
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Few pictures from dropping the engine in today.

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Started bolting some bits on to make it look like an engine bay too.

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I need to swap the PMS linkage for the Jenvey linkage, anyone got any ideas how this is done and if it’s easy enough?

I haven’t even looked yet but I’m sure I read on here someone has done it 🤔 just can’t think who lol
 

vroomtshh

ClioSport Club Member
  Seat Ibiza Cupra TDi
I've done it.
Its a bit of a f**k about. I'd do it in the warmth of my living room if doing it again, before you fit the bodies to the car.

When you decide what you're doing for wiring, do one for me too 😆
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
I've done it.
Its a bit of a f**k about. I'd do it in the warmth of my living room if doing it again, before you fit the bodies to the car.

When you decide what you're doing for wiring, do one for me too 😆
I’ll take them inside then 😂😂

Haha I’m limited currently as on Gen90 🙈
You make me one 😂
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Few little bits done.

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Clutch cable fitted. New rad cap.
Alternator, 12v feed in and mount fitted just needs a belt and tensioning now. Luckily I have a few to choose from 😂

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Next on the list is finding somewhere to fit my oil cooler 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Seems to be an issue everywhere I look currently. Any ideas welcome 😂 as I’m currently thinking of chopping the front panel like I did on my CUP shell or getting a small cooler.
 
Few little bits done.

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Clutch cable fitted. New rad cap.
Alternator, 12v feed in and mount fitted just needs a belt and tensioning now. Luckily I have a few to choose from 😂

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Next on the list is finding somewhere to fit my oil cooler 🤦🏻‍♂️

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Seems to be an issue everywhere I look currently. Any ideas welcome 😂 as I’m currently thinking of chopping the front panel like I did on my CUP shell or getting a small cooler.
Looking good. The oil cooler is a tricky one. Although I've got the smaller PMS radiator, mine fitted to the side which still gave it good airflow.

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Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Is that belt running just the alternator and water pump? If so what size was it?
Do you have a lower pulley that we can't see ? Because that lower part of the belt looks like its hitting the water pump.
Yeah is just the water pump and alternator using a cup racer style bracket.

Didn’t look like it was hitting the water pump last night but it was late and now you’ve worried me 😂

I’ll check tonight and confirm.
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
The belt on chambers_rs engine is a 4pk975. Is there going to be that much difference in length running over rather then over the water pump?
Not a lot but it will probably be slightly shorter
Will be a a tad probably near the 847 figure quoted above.

Think the water pump would be running backwards the way I had it if my mind is work correctly 😂
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Put the coolant hose on the stop any bits getting in them.

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Should have a new belt to fit tonight and started sliding the manifold together.

Need to look at catch tank and oil cooler setups and still swap over the throttle linkage.
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Next on the list was to look at the oil cooler and catch tank.

So decided to get the front end built up, ended up throwing the headlight blanks and bumper on loosely.

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Needed to see what space I had to work with, which turns out not a lot.

I’d don’t really wanna have to cut the slam panel like I did on the Cup shell. The only place I can see is mounting it on the subframe behind the rad.

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Would make a nice easy fix but would mean I’d need to run a fan on the front of the rad.
Anyone see an issue here I’m missing?

I don’t really wanna spend out on an oil/coolant cooler currently.

I’ve managed to get the catch can mounted using rivnuts nicely.

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I’ve also ordered new engine mount bolts from PMS so can finialise the position, torque up and tighten the exhaust up 😁

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I’m enjoying all progress for once even if it is slowly.
 

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