Tom's 200 Blue Track Car - End Is In Sight

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by tombate911, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Awesome attention to detail, presentation, research and application. ‘Proper’ conversion in every sense of the word. And I wouldn’t have expected any less....

    ‘Dissapointed’ to see another turning their back on the true DNA of the stock Clio - but if you are gonna do it....then this is pretty much the benchmark. And your reasons are obvious and the performance benefits: documented and huge.

    Keep the updates coming Tom.
     

  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Looking forward to seeing this finished. as I've said in other threads, use the 250 turbo and you don't lose any of the F4R n/a characteristics, well apart from the horrendous low-down driveability and lack of torque of course :wink:
     
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  3. john_walker74

    john_walker74 Paid Member

    509
    Milton Keynes
    Meg 250 cup
    A friend who has just got a 275 was surprised how much better the top end is compared to his previous R26.
     
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  4. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    yeah I think the only difference between the two turbos is the compressor wheel is slightly bigger in the 250/265/275 which allows it to hold boost for longer, making it feel more like a large capacity n/a engine.
     
  5. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    801
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    One of the reasons I bought your motor Sean.
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    great update Tom..everything is coming together nicely..hope the weather isnt slowing you down too much...
     
  7. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    798
    2010 Clio RS200
    Thank you for the comments. I've never wanted to buy a conversion that someone has already done as I know it wouldn't be done the way I wanted it to be. I know It's a massive shame to turn back on N/A. I'm building it up a bit of a project and don't really have a deadline for it to be done. I was going to try and get it done for the beginning of June. Starting it when I got back from Spa at Easter. However I'm looking at Changing my van so will have to use the Clio a little bit as the daily so the engine might be paused for a while till the transport situation is sorted.

    I've been considering getting my turbo machined and the compressor size increased for that reason. Going to have a look at what it's going to cost, maybe something I'll do when I've got it in the car running, then swap the turbo before I start moving towards having the car remapped with bigger injectors and FMIC. Watch this space and see what happens :smile:
     
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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    same as me on this Tom..the part where you getting things/parts yourself is a learning curve which i loved..
     
  9. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Bear in mind the only reason to go for 630cc injectors is due to the relatively low fuel pressure from the clio pump. If you can get a 225 fuel pump to fit, and it can be done, then standard megane injectors are fine for high-200 bhp.
     
  10. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    798
    2010 Clio RS200
    So things have been a little bit quiet on here for the past month. Been waiting for Spa to arrive. In the mean time I've sold my van and ordered a new one from VW which will be arriving at some point during June.

    Final bits of prep for the two track days coming up at Spa Francorchamps. Started off last week with some fresh rubber fitted to the track wheels, cleaned and wrapped up in some wheel bags ready to be loaded up.

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    Friday - Van all loaded up on it's last trip away. Clio all loaded onto the trailer ready to depart from the North West at 4pm.

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    Jumped on a ferry from Dover to Calais at 1am Saturday morning and slowly made our way through France into Belgium. Grabbing a couple of hours sleep between 5-7am. Made it to the town of Francorchamp around 11am. Calling into the circuit to look at the Fun Cup racing for the afternoon.

    3 track cars parked on the drive way of the house in Francorchamps 5 minutes from the circuit.
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    Sunday - After a chilled start to the morning we took the afternoon to do a track walk around the whole 7km circuit watching the racing and getting a good view of the whole track. Good to walk around the whole track with some people who are pretty seasoned on the track, giving some pointers and tip along the way.
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    The elevation change and the scenery around the track walk was amazing! It's been great to get out here 3 days before the actual trackdays and have a few days to our selves relaxing and exploring.

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    Monday - Started off with a explore around Stavlot and the motorsport museum before going back to the circuit to watch a public driving day for a few hours.
    Spent this evening washing all the track cars to get rid of all the road grime from the 550 miles driving over here in poor conditions.
    Ready to get out around the Circuit in the morning!
     
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  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Go well tomorrow Tom. Will aim to come watch in the afternoon
     
  12. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Fantastic! Can't wait for pics and videos.

    Link for the wheel bags please?

    Enjoy guys!
     
  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    Great pics..looks like you are making most of it..have a great time and enjoy your track time
     
  14. john_walker74

    john_walker74 Paid Member

    509
    Milton Keynes
    Meg 250 cup
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  15. john_walker74

    john_walker74 Paid Member

    509
    Milton Keynes
    Meg 250 cup
    Have a great day Tom; it's a truly amazing track.
     
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  16. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    798
    2010 Clio RS200
    Just a pulled together one of the better laps Fromm yesterdays session. Still caught up in a bit of traffic but a nice smooth 3.10. Following Nige in the Pinder Wagon for a lap.

     
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  17. suj

    suj Gold Member

    556
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Great video Tom, car is going really well, very smooth driving mate, love it.

    Nige is so quick isn't he? Should try and follow him at the Ring, I gave up haha.
     
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  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    the track looks amazing..such a smooth lap too..think i need to do this onve in my lifetime...:thumb:
     
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  19. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

    321
    Lincs
    Clio 200
    Well driven mate, enjoyed that!
    Car and driver going well

    Lovely smooth steering and consistent steering wheel angles, impressive


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  20. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

    474
    AG 200 FF
    Great video Tom! Enjoyed that, and that mk2 golf didn't make any real headway in the twisty bits did it!
     
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