Mark's Nimbus 197 T Cup

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Mark_L, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    So I bought this silver 197 cup yesterday.
    Which belonged to Jesse James.
    How it's been up for sale for so long I have no idea.
    Maybe blue isn't to everyone's taste.

    http://www.clio197.net/threads/clio-197-cup-full-leather.57179/

    Not sure on how to put pics up since photobucket changed.

    So plans for the minute are
    To get some grilles as Jesse sold the carbon ones!

    Satin Black the speedlines.

    Megane 225 turbo conversion
    Using the meg box and ttv flywheel I already have.
    Arp conrod bolts
    I'm planning on using the pms 3" exhaust system or make my own?
    250 meg turbo
    630cc injectors
    Bigger intercooler and make up the hard pipe work in Ali.
    200cup shocks to go with the h&r springs.
    R26 box or quaife? Maybe later on.

    Speaking to Chris at Efi about ecu and mapping etc.

    Considering going Recaro's as i think a cup should have them.

    So going to have a few bits for sale.

    So I'm on the lookout for a Meg250 turbo if anyone knows of one.

    Not in a rush to get it done as I want to get all the bits and do it right.

    Big thanks to @matt555 who has already been a big help.
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197 with boost
    come to the dark side :jedi:

    you will love it..
     
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  3. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Meg’d clios everywhere....

    Welcome and enjoy the car
     
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  4. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Welcome. Black wheels will make a massive difference mate.

    Colin
     
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  5. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Welcome aboard :smile:
     
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  6. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Welcome mate, appears to have a very definite plan with what you want to achieve with the car. Track car or just a general driver/weekend car?
     
  7. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    It's going to be a general driver with the odd track day thrown in.

    Just chasing all the awkward bits to get at the moment. Got a lead on a 40k mile 265 turbo, which is the same as a 250.

    Ordered an intercooler today.

    Debating on a set of carbon grilles like it had before.
     
  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    coming along nicely..good luck with your parts hunt..
     
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  9. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    Got the intercooler today.

    What's the best way of putting pics up? Used to use photobucket.

    He wants £350 for the turbo. Might go for it or hold out a bit longer.

    Need to get my ph1 172 up and running to get it sold.

    Pms are away this week may order it next week but I want to have the turbo first.

    Chris at efi said he can sort my ph1 ecu.

    Anybody have any ideas on what the I.d leather is worth?

    Might go reclining buckets seeing as recaro's are getting out of my budget.

    Saying that the seats are pretty good.
     
  10. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    is that a 265 turbo??that's a good price..what's the mileage??
    flicker or on here..you can attach pictures to your thread..
     
  11. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    About 40k?
     
  12. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    Sorry, yes 265 Turbo.
     
  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    im no mechanic but common sense tells me that it should be fine..maybe have it refurbed prior to fitting??
     
  14. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    As long as there's not too much play in the shaft it should be good.
     
  15. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Are the turbos not the same as the 250 then?
     
  16. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    The 250/265/275 megane turbo's are all the same t15 and the 225/R26's have a t14.
     
  17. Mossy

    Mossy

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    Great buy Mark :smile: and great plans.
     
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  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    this...:thumb:
     
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  19. Mark_L

    Mark_L Platinum Member

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    Car:
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    So I have got my intercooler,
    I have ended up buying the correct ecu ending in 963. Even though a ph1 ecu can be used there is an underlying fault with them and could possibly fail, even though none are believed to have.

    Also put a deposit on the 265 turbo which should be removed this weekend.

    Still not sure on how to get photos from Flickr onto here, Using my phone.

    Just debating on the exhaust and getting a quaife.
     
  20. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Project in full motion then Mark! Sounds like it's all going good at the moment!

    If I ever need to get pics on here from my phone, I use the Tapatalk app. Much easier and they embed directly from where you're typing, no effort needed!
     

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