Mike's Clio 200 track day car

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Mfmman, Jul 13, 2018 at 9:15 PM.

  1. Mfmman

    Mfmman Paid Member

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    I have already introduced my car to the Forum but thought I would do a progress thread as well. Bought my Clio late last year solely for trackday use. There won't be massively dramatic mods as the car was already prepped and most of what I will do to it will be tidying things up a bit rather than anything else.

    I bought it from a trader, with only part history and immediately shipped it off to K-Tec for cambelt, geometry check (which revealed a worn lower ball joint) and a general look over the car. I have to admit I really know very little about modern cars (The only stuff I have really worked on is RWD Escorts and Talbot Sunbeams, bit of an age clue there :anguished:) so thought it would be worthwhile. their view was it was mechanically ok and just needed a bit of tidying. I then changed the oil, serviced the rear brakes and changed the front pad pins myself, moved the seat and fitted a new foot rest (carbon, tart that I am :grinning:) and I was ready for Castle Combe in June.

    Clio.JPG

    Sometimes it was dry

    CCTD010618 507.jpg

    Sometimes it rained CCTD010618 1208.jpg

    R888Rs with 1mm of tread are not good in the rain! But other than that I really enjoyed it and the car ran perfectly.

    So, ready for the next one I have de-stickered it a bit and buffed the paint and polished it up here and there.


    IMG_0909 - Copy.JPG

    Bought the stuff to change the gearbox oil which I will definitely do before the next track day (precautionary only, box seems fine)

    List of planned mods, some of which might get done before I use it again

    Powerflex engine and box mounts
    Wheel Stud/nut conversion
    AC delete (no gas in it anyway)
    Plastic doorcards (none fitted at present, looks a bit messy)
    Rad mount repaint, its quite rusty


    Cheers all, Mike
     
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  2. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Welcome to the forum Mike. Looks like a great car.
     
  3. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Welcome ... cars looking good
     
  4. Mfmman

    Mfmman Paid Member

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    Thanks

    What I didn't get as far as posting was the spec now

    Pretty much all interior removed
    Sort of cage thing (have I seen it referred to as an 'Oulton Park' cage after some school cars there?)
    Sparco seat and TRS 6 point harness (I fitted the harness)
    Ds2500 pads and R888R tyres
    H&R Coilover suspension kit
    OMP wheel
     
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  5. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    I’m sure I saw this car in Worcester a while back.
     
  6. Mfmman

    Mfmman Paid Member

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    You did
     
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  7. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Are you based in Worcester?
     
  8. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    How did you fit the carbon footplate?

    I bought one ages ago but haven’t ever fitted it.
     
  9. Mfmman

    Mfmman Paid Member

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    No, the trader that I bought it from was though
     
  10. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    You can probably get a new rad mount under warrantee from Renault.
     
  11. Mfmman

    Mfmman Paid Member

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    I fixed it to the chassis rail using M6 rivnuts and stainess dome head bolts. I bought some 10mm aluminium rod with a 6mm hole bored through it from ebay to act as spacers for the rear edge supports. Cut it to length, again using M6 rivnuts and stainless dome head bolts and put penny washers above and below the foot rest to prevent the bolt or spacer digging in.

    Like this IMG_0911.JPG

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    It does mean the middle fixings aren't quite central but I wanted to make sure the rest was in the right location to step on when getting into the car. I didn't support the front edge as it won't really see a load.
     
  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Car:
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    who needs A/C anyway :sweatsmile:

    great looking car..glad you love it...
     
  13. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

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    Thanks Mfmman that’s really useful.

    My one is the same but has a foot rest bit on the side. Prefer the design of yours without the footrest.
     
  14. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Looks a good well set up track car! Don't see too many fully stripped out ones on here.
     

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