**Clio 197/200 Race Car Build**

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Pro-Line Motorsport, May 22, 2016.

  1. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    Thought I'd start a build thread on our own clio race car build, have done previous build threads to success and also spurs us on slightly, so here gos...

    For the first part its going to be very much a catch up as I am around 4 months into the build and will be pretty difficult to go over the whole lot again, will take bloody ages apart from anything!! But alas i will update as regular as possible although its taking so much longer due to work taking over, even though its sat staring at me in the workshop day in day out in pieces! Im bound to miss lots so any questions please ask!

    anyway..the car! Its an 06 clio RS 197, condition wasnt really an issue upon searching for one although we actually manged to snap one up for a decnt price in pretty decent condition, only issue was a crunch into 3rd gear which didnt concern me as it was being swapped out for a sadev st75-14 sequential box anyway!

    The car the day purchased..

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    And not long after being purchased...

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    A few holes cut..

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    And alot of old unused bracketry removed..

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    The main aim is to get the car as light as physically possible, cup cars are heavy, i want this car to be lighter, faster and much better than any cup car!

    So, fibreglass doors, bootlid, bonnet, and even a front bumper and headlight blanks were purchased, along with a full window kit from plastics4performance!!

    then it went for its cage..thanks to Tylah Motorsport.

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    Its an exact rep of a matter cage albeit right hand drive and fully welded!
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2016
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  2. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    It went from the cage fabricators straight to paint..

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    Even got the doors and bootlid done so as the inside is all one colour..

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    I was going to have the exterior wrapped, hence not being painted months ago with the interior but have since decided against so will be painted very shortly!!
     
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Keep it coming.....Subscribed !!!!!
     
  4. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    I then set about the plumbing, what we do best :wink:

    the initial plan was to sort the inside, get it to regs and then sort exterior/engine but as most of you know, these builds never go to plan!!

    brake lines, bias valve and line lock (not pictured but is now added and you will see in a few pics/updates to come..) installed..

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    Bulkhead connections for fuel lines..

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    Fuel lines, fire extuinguisher installed..

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    I will get some better pocs of all this tomorrow...i never expected to be doing a build thread so pics are very vast!! Apoligise for that.
     
  5. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Very tidy work!!! that plumbing is neat!
     
  6. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    Slightly better pic showing the line lock, fuel lines and switch panel I made although will need doing again!

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  7. Nejjam

    Nejjam

    129
    Northants
    GW 200 cup chassis
  8. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

    115
    Clio 197
    Pull cords for fire and leccy cut off installed..

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    all fg panels mocked up, note 200 front end swap..

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    aerocatches to bonnet and boot addes, along with lifeline rain light, bootlid still needs some work to get right, thats coming up!!

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  9. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    RB7 #166
    fascinating.
    in which race series are you going to compete in?
     
  10. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Legend! Great thread, keep the pics coming.

    Like the rear light however the edges of the diamond grooves are showing? Couldn't you have filled it and smoothen it up? Sorry it's my OCD kicking in:smile:
     
  11. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    A few shots of the seat fitted. Am real sorry for lack of order and extreme fast forwarding..as said i didnt intend on doing a thread for this car but have been asked/told to by many!!

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    And a teaser of where the engine progress is at present which il update with that tomoz!..

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  12. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    quaife motorsport news saloons is the plan :smile:
     
  13. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    you know the bit where i wrote...the bootlid still needs some work to get right? :wink:
     
  14. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Ah damn, I got lost in the pics and I missed that bit ha!

    Nice one mate, loving it.
     
  15. fre23

    fre23 Gold Member

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    Genk, Belgium
    Renault Clio rs RB7
    Amazing! Looks very promising
     
  16. krash67

    krash67 Paid Member

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    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    Great work and good attention to detail.
     
  17. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    So...the engine!

    spec wise its not too far from standard for now apart from throttle bodies and cat cam 5504403 cams, has alo had all new gaskets, pumps, dephaser and belts changed! Plan is to get out and do some testing as is and then do a higher spec build, forged rods/pistons big valve mental head work on solids, dry sumped etc.

    The bodies are jenvey 48mm itbs on a custom manifold..

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    I have a custom rad and header tank made especially by mocal for me..

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    all water ways converted to take wiggins fittings and clamps, as is the header tank. No silicone hoses on this car!!

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    and of course, littered with ProGold hoses! Absolutely love how flexible, ultra lightweight and good looking these hoses are, we went for the htp (high temp polymer).

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    Mocal catch tank and more htp..

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    Staubli dry break for fuel sampling..note the thermstat housing converted to wiggins also.

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    Will grab some more shots today amd the last few little updates and you should just about be up to speed!!
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  18. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    So much win in this thread!!
     
  19. Pro-Line Motorsport

    Pro-Line Motorsport Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    Nearly forgot the electrics/dash situation...

    so the original plan was to have a cup car dash and centre pod converted to rhd, this prooved pretty difficult and after wasting a few weeks sending it to various companies for copying, I gave up amd sourced this..

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    which turnt into this..

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    Which got flocked and now looks like this..

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    you may have noticed the racetechnology dash2 pro dash display, a full car and engine loom will be made from fresh, ridding every single last renault wire in the car, that was all binned along time ago!!
     
  20. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    this is rocket science for me but it looks so top work...thanks for starting this thread..
    we all can learn from you..:thumbup1:
     

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