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Clio 172 cup rally/race/track car

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Nathan Evans, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Nathan Evans

    Nathan Evans ClioSport Club Member

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    ] A few months back now I bought a msa logbooked clio rolling shell.
    The plan was to buy a donar car for the engine and brakes and make one car out of the two.

    I ended up buying this 172 cup off eBay, it had bucket seats, coilovers and sabelt wheel.

    But I got offered to much profit on the rolling shell and it was sold with in a week of owning it. IMG_3951.PNG I
     
  2. Nathan Evans

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  3. Nathan Evans

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    One of my road car IMG_1332.PNG IMG_1333.PNG IMG_1331.PNG IMG_1329.PNG First up was to get the belts done, new battery and new alternator.

    Then took it to three sisters in Wigan in the rain.

    Found out a few things. One being the vmaxx coilovers are shocking
     

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  4. Nathan Evans

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    Since that first outing. The car had new gaz golds all round with ktec solid engine and gearbox mounts, 6 pro race 1.2s with a048 tyres on. The difference was amazing
     
  5. Nathan Evans

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    Door cards fitted ready for oulton park IMG_0590.JPG IMG_0592.JPG
     
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    Little spin at oulton park
     
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  7. Nathan Evans

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    Dash out ready for the cage to be fitted
     
  8. Nathan Evans

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    Manged to get an ex clio cup racer cage. I'm going to be adding an X door bar to the drivers side to match.
     
  9. imprezaworks

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    Great save lol
     
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  10. Vaughan

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    I'm new to the track, why did you spin right there? I was expecting it at a tight corner.
    Car sounds great BTW.
     
  11. Nathan Evans

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    Thank you. And it was a number of things, I let off just going over the brow, and I put the right front wheel on the grass. My mate races in the Porsche Carreras cup and he did the exact same spin.

    After that spin I came in and found the power steering sensor leaking fluid. So that might of had something to do with it too
     
  12. Coops Turbo

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    nice project, love Oulton and nice save on the spin!lol!
     
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    Wasn't expecting the spin there tbh, thought it was going to be at Old Hall.
     
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  14. Nathan Evans

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    Finished stripping the rest of the interior out today. Ready for the cage fitting this week.

    Also fitted my pop off steering wheel boss and ordered some PBS front and rear pads and some brembo HC discs IMG_1460.JPG IMG_1466.JPG IMG_1465.JPG IMG_1461.JPG IMG_1462.JPG
     
  15. Nathan Evans

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    Small update.

    The roll cage is getting fitted and sprayed at the minute. I should get the car back early next week.

    I've ordered the PBS front and rear pads, bargain at £120 for the both. Supposedly compared to RC6 but half the price.
    Hopefully they've be better than the yelllow stuff I'm running at the minute.

    I've also bought 2 new seats.

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    So my omp seats will be for sale soon.

    I've also booked Donington for the 9th of August.
     
  16. Nathan Evans

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    Picked up my two sparco circuit seats last night.... and are possibly up for sale. They fit a little to tight on the hips.
    You can tell compared to the omp seats the difference in size.
    I'm going to fit them in Wednesday when I get the car back from having the cage fitted. If they don't feel right they'll be up for sale.
     
  17. Nathan Evans

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    The cage is finally fitted and sprayed white, with the A pilars done black.

    Can't wait to get the seats and dash back in now IMG_1702.JPG IMG_1703.JPG IMG_1705.JPG IMG_1714.JPG IMG_1716.JPG
     

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    This looks like it's going to be a brilliant car when complete!

    Did you source the cage through
    R-Sport? If you don't mind me asking; how much was it? Weighing up my options.
     
  19. Nathan Evans

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    Thanks mate.
    And no I managed to find the cage for sale on eBay second hand at a very good price. I did contact R-Sport about the base spreader plates. But they never replied to my email.
     
  20. Nathan Evans

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    IMG_1794.JPG IMG_1868.JPG IMG_1861.JPG IMG_1862.JPG Been rushed off my feet to finish the car. Dash, seats and new 6 point harnesses in. PBS pads on front and rear as the yellow stuff were knackered after oulton.

    I'm at donington tomorrow. So I'll get some proper pictures and videos


    Also the blue sparco seats are still for sale. They did sell the the lad never shown up.
     
  21. Nathan Evans

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    Amazing day at donington park yesterday.

    The morning was really wet and slippery. Had a lot of brown pants moments. Mainly due to brand new pads and a048 in the wet. We were locking up under braking even when trying to brake lightly.

    Did one lap on some toyo road tyres which were even worse. But after about 11 am the track dried up and the car was flying.

    I got black flagged for being to loud on drive by. So had to spend the rest of the day lifting off going down the straight not to set the fb reader off.


    I've got some videos. But they are taking forever to load to YouTube.
    Fastest lap of the day was a 1:57 with a lift down the straight which I'm happy with on my first time round

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    One of the videos of the day
     
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    One of my brother driving

     
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    How did you find the pads?
     
  24. Nathan Evans

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    I thought they were great. Can't compare to Carbon Lorraine but I couldn't of asked for anything better.

    Squeal a little when cold, didn't fade all day. Only issue is was there's quite a lot of brake dust. But the pads don't even look like they've been used
     
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    What's the flat floor like? And what's it like to drive with?
     
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    It's not fitted yet. I need to order some spacers to I can fit it level.
     
  28. Vaughan

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    I'm still loving this. :smile:
    I saw my first ever 172 Cup at a track meet (Lakeside, QLD) a few weeks ago. I'm in Australia and the Cups never came here. A crafty Pom managed to bring one in as a rally/race car. Hey Gary if you're reading!
    PS Can you teach your brother to rev-match on down-shifts, please.
     
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    As you can see in the title you have RALLY CAR, since I've started the build it was always going to be one after having fun with it in track days the the summer.
    After my brother has bought a 106 gti. Which is msa log booked, with a Quafie diff and starlight cut gears, it's time for me to pull my finger out so.....

    I've ordered

    Tank guard
    Sump guard
    Hydraulic hand brake
    Bias valve
    Rear poly windows (already have front. Just not fitted)
    4mm mudflaps


    Then all I need is cut of switches, plumber in extinguisher and a change of seats. And it will be ready for msa log booking over the winter.

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    What rear windows you going for? I'm tempted but want some with the black borders.
     
  31. Nathan Evans

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    I've gone for the acw ones. I'd like the black boarder too. But when the car gets stickered up, I'm going to get them to do the boarder on the outside in vinyl
     
  32. Stuiemc

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    Yeah when a mate of mine bought his from there before removing the plastic film we used a scribe tool to cut off a border then painted it so that when removed the film completely we were left with a black border. Worked well but was a lot of hassle, you also need a certain type of paint for it to bond properly.
     
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    Yeah that is a good idea actually. I did almost buy the black border kit.
    Not sure what a wrapped vinyl border will look like but hopefully it will look ok.
     
  34. Nathan Evans

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    Some goodies came today

    Pure motorsport sumpgaurd
    Bias valve
    Hydro handbrake

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    Fitted the front poly windows today and mudflaps. But got to dark for pictures

    Rear poly windows tomorrow
    And I collect my GRP tank guard tomorrow, I've also ordered a proline motorsport brake kit that should come tomorrow too
     
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    seriously don't hold your breath on that one!!!!
     
  36. Nathan Evans

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    Take it they're not the best at delivering then?
     
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    Pretty much two weeks for one to turn up with me.
     
  38. Nathan Evans

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    I'm not in a rush for it but I'd of thought it would be here within a week.
    Have you fitted yours now? And if you did, did you have the engine in? Looks likes it's going to be a right struggle
     
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    engine in and got rid of abs pump at the same time. the fitting wasn't that bad but to be honest i'd never have anything from them again. it was only down to the fact we had waited so bloody long for them and the car was booked to be logbooked that stopped them from getting sent back.

    bit of a pain bringing the line into the car, ended up doing it just to the side of the column.
     
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    Agreed on that, i ordered 2 lines and it took well over 7 days for a stock item to be delivered and still needed work despite being 'plug and play'
     
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