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The RB Mark 1 Clio valver - Saved forever

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by rctempire, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Hello All,
    Most of you know i have a Mark 1 Valver conversion already and the Fiesta TDCI. But this popped up, cheap as anything, was ready to be scrapped so i thought id give it a lease of life before deciding to do what i wish with it.

    So I got the car checked out by Banther in Bristol, got it Transported to London, where i got a flight down to London, then picked it up.
    Passed its MOT needed a few bits and bobs, but this is the result.

    It made its first show, and the ONLY Mark 1 on the CS stand at Trax.

    It drove from Trax all the way back up to Scotland where its home shall be for a while.

    This car has some minor problems, so don't expect a minter, few dings/damage, few unfortunate modifications. Spoiler fell off after i noticed it was rattling when filling it up with petrol so removed it.

    Car has full leather which needs restored too. Car comes with an after market alarm and a "popper lock" for doors and rear boot.


    Dartford tunnel closure :worried:
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    Trax

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    3 Variations of the family
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    It make it to scotland without a skip of the beat and was brilliant to drive up.

    Sure needs work, but meh, could be worse.

    Least its saved from the scrap heap to live on and be used for track days to come.
     
  2. Richyy182

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    Awesome. Good effort.
     
  3. Phase1sr

    Phase1sr ClioSport Club Member

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    Hat off to you mate.

    Goes to prove you scots are f**king mental. :smile:
     
  4. .GAZ.

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    You're no right in the heed. (Not in a good way)
     
  5. Phase1sr

    Phase1sr ClioSport Club Member

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    And I thought I was nuts at times.

    Anyway, shame you wasn't a bit further down the country.
    Could of met up for a beer.
     
  6. BREMBO

    BREMBO ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice one mate, you still in Scotland?
     
  7. ParisPeach

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    Words cannot describe how much I luaghed on the way home when we was talking about you trying to park in the cliosport stand and you telling us about how none of us would be around if it was for your little mark 1 ;') going to follow this and hope you fix it up nicely looks like it could do with some tlc. :smile:
     
  8. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    I know, Nik's Mrs said it wasn't a sport. Clearly, doesn't know, but she was corrected, plus shouting I'm Scottish and FREEEDOM worked out well. Only joking.
    But serious, Mark 1 Valver = first sports on the block.
    Any way car is rolling well today. Pulls like a train, so may look at tidying things up later tonight inside it.
     
  9. banther

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    Oh HAI.

    Glad you got it sorted pal.
     
  10. George@RTR_Parts

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    Good effort on saving it. Got potential this
     
  11. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Yep, its interesting shall we say. Needs to the lockers fixed and the rear beam un lowered. I hate it.
     
  12. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Wee bits a bobs over the weekend.
    Still issues with the door strikers are still not coming off.

    Heater replaced along with reostat as it as gubbed.
    Took door cards off to fix the pop lock solenoid but not replaced yet
     
  13. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Some pics from the work today after Driftland

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    YES the doors now fit and look good. Lockers fixed and secured in place.

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    Got a working fan and controls. Also got the cassette cover installed so looks a bit tidier.

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    Now those horrible hinges are gone

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    Oh surprises arrived on Friday too :smile:
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  14. Djw John

    Djw John Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    Got any recent pics of the red one? You should really finish one of them!
     
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    Where do you store all of these?!
     
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    f**k owning two Mk1's!
     
  17. Danny_172

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    Pretty much the last three comments cover my thoughts Adam!
     
  18. Clart

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    Shedtastic.
     
  19. Djw Dave

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    Best to have more than one. Twice the chance that at least one might work.
     
  20. sladen1720

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    [​IMG] a pic I took at trax. I wish I had mine still I sold it beginning of the year. Was a f7r Williams engine. Awesome cars [​IMG] this was mine.
     
  21. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Looks a different league that one. Mines rough, which it will stay for a wee bit I think.
    But will get better over time.
     
  22. Beef-Mc

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    Good luck with it, still waiting on the red shed making an appearance!
     
  23. Stu.

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    You will be waiting a while yet at this rate :wink:
     
  24. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    So has everyone. Got important stuff on as you know now...
     
  25. Beef-Mc

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    What's left to be done on the red shed?
     
  26. Djw John

    Djw John Scotland - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    I reckon its been scrapped.
     
  27. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Afraid it hasn't been scrapped. Genuinely not that much. But as I said, other things right now on the mind first.
     
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    I had a mk1 valver for 3 years and was a great car but wouldn't have one again, times have moved on!
     
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    Do you always speak in riddles Adam?
     
  30. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Well, it may be retired for the winter now.
    Starter motor has thrown the solenoid right out the casing. Have to get a new one now.

    Just fixed the door electrics too as I got that annoyed with the door poppers.
     
  31. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Ordered replacement springs for front. Also new starter for this.
    Hope the manifold comes off easily.

    Doors now unlock and lock happily. Also found the rear heated screen was unplugged at the loom. Plugged in and working again too.
     
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    your brave, 5 months owning a 2003 172 in 2013 was quite enough for me!!!
     
  33. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Goodies arrived. Yes.
     
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  34. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Had to break into the car today.simple enough.
    To this was my horror.
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    Oh oh
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    Had to fix that so had it all dried and will look at getting sunroof paneled now
     
  35. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Can't even get the car started. Bump start can't as I can't get enough speed myself with this heavy lump of an engine
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  36. Craig.M

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    hmm, the battery buggered, or is it the starter motor?
     
  37. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Hi chaps thought I'd post these
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    Still waiting on this turning up

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    Also full set of poly bushes set to go on to.
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  38. Fraser.J.

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    Wishbone bushes?
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  39. rctempire

    rctempire ClioSport Moderator

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    Yeah I got them but yours look well used.

    Did you tack then in with the welder?
     
  40. Fraser.J.

    Fraser.J. ClioSport Club Member

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    I bought them fitted in the wishbones, it happens to every set, stus had 2 sets do that, that's why the design changed to thicker sleeves and harder bush material.

    Sell them and get the new ones.
     

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