MS 200 fun road and track car - and other car stuff!

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Matt Scarbro, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sounds like you are going to be very busy trackwise..good stuff..hope your dad and mates enjoy your little clio as much as you..
    cant wait to get some track time myself...
     

  2. Timbo

    Timbo

    70
    Clio Sport 200 Cup Trophee
    Be vewy vewy careful! As a former track Mini owner (but still immature!), one of the things I liked immediately about the Clio was its Mini-like handling and performance...but without sitting in a drafty cardboard box. My money says he won't give it back, and he'll remind you that you're the seed of his loins, all he's done for you to make you what you are today...oh, and could you make sure the tank's full
     
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  3. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Haha brilliant Timbo! I'm convinced he'll love it! :grimacing:

    I can't wait to drive the Mini on track once it's done, it's ten years (Jesus I can't believe that!) since I sold my last one and I never drove it on track.
     
  4. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Forgive me, Clio vids are overdue and this is not a Clio, but it is my pride and joy and it's nearly two years since I drove it in anger so I'm a bit excited!!...

    IT WORKS!



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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    9000rpm wtf lol
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    nice..so many rpm..looks great..:thumb:
     
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  7. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Peak power at 9102rpm!! :flushed::disrelieved: Eeek!!
     
  8. suj

    suj Gold Member

    385
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    I love that MX5 so much Matt!

    Shame on you not posting this vid.....
     
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  9. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Haha! Didn't want to whore the MX5 too much on the Clio platform!

    It's a freakin' weapon!
    So awesome having that level of power without the weight that normally accompanies it! And best of all it's useable!! :grin:
     
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  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Animal. That is epic :smile:

    RIP Clio. We can see your new favourite !
     
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  11. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Update time!

    Since the big service my mpg has gradually been creeping up, currently at 29.6, wouldn't it be nice to break 30!!

    That seems rather unlikely now as I've booked Blyton on the 17th, will be in Clio and going to share the day with my Dad.

    He worked in Motorsport and then built race engines for his working life but he hasn't done any track work in over 35 years! He's building himself a track Mini so the Clio should be a nice reintroduction.

    I'm trying something a little different, having done similar on Minis and then Hondas, I'm putting track tyres on the front only for trackdays.

    It has AD08rs all round so not such a radical difference but the fronts weren't quite coping last time out and they have an awful lot to do compared to the rears!

    I have a pair of standard wheels heading to the powdercoaters along with some tastier rubber, hopefully it will all come together in time for Blyton!
     
  12. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    New front track wheels and tyres, bonus points if you know what tyres they are...

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    Thanks to @Beany for helping out with the wheels! Top man! :thumb:
     
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  13. suj

    suj Gold Member

    385
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Pirelli Trofeo?
     
  14. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    I'm being a bit mean, they look so much like Trofs but not the ones...
     
  15. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    759
    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    MRF
     
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  16. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    798
    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Glad to be of help! :thumb:
     
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  17. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    Bing! Points for everyone!

    Interested to try them having heard good things. :grinning:
     
  18. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    759
    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    nice set mate..when are you going to give them a go on track?
     
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  20. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    191
    Clio 200
    I've heard very good things about the MRFs Peter, I've used most other semis but on other cars so it might be tricky to be truly definitive about them on the Clio.

    I'm doing Blyton tomorrow but planning on using the mk2 MX5 instead, so not sure when the next Clio outing will be. I'd really like to do a Cadwell date in it!

    Talking of Blyton tomorrow, the Clio has proven its practicality again, with 10 wheels, 2 helmets, tools and an overnight bag squeezed in! :tearsofjoy:

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