Storm grey progress blog

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by R27WTF, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    As I’m sure a few of you are aware i recently sold my track spec Clio 197.

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    Whilst looking for a new car this popped up at the right price so thought I’d go have a look and ended up buying it for what I think is a good price.

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    The car is a 2010 clio 200 in storm grey with only 59k on it. The car was owned buy a previous member on here.

    The car was a cat d and has been repaired and there is a crunch into 4th
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    That was the damage caused.

    From reading the previous owners blog I can see it’s had a lot done by him but he was still having some issues (few of them are simple fixes)

    There was an issue with the engine management light coming on this has been solved by removing the acoustic valve and solenoid (no light had come back on since)

    No reverse lights and the dash saying to select neutral to start I think this well be the switch/sensor on the gearbox I will investigate when I drop the gearbox.

    Other than that the car seems perfectly fine.

    The car is booked in with Renault early next week to see about the 2 little rust patches one on the roof trim and one spot in the middle of the boot under the glass.

    If they don’t repair under warranty I will just get the body shop to paint them when I get the roof and cup spoiler painted gloss back in a few weeks time.


    Here’s a few pics of when I picked it up
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    I got the car home on Friday so on Saturday I gave the car a proper wash removed the stickers and gave it a good look over

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    The list I have of stuff done to the car is as follows

    Genuine cambelt done by rst
    New ball joints ,New drop links ,New anti rotation links and wheel bearings done by rentune in 2017
    Power flex bushes in all engine mounts
    New calipers painted blue all around
    Scorpion cat back exhaust
    Walbro 300 fuel pump

    So far Iv ordered the following bits,
    Sablet Steering wheel
    Cup racer boss
    Corbeau pro series seats
    Corbeau harnesses
    New brake lines throughout
    Gaz coilovers with top mounts
    Some black series bushes for wishbones and rear beam
    Supercharger bracket
    New radiator
    Cup spoiler
    New wheels
    New pbs pads

    I’m sure Iv ordered a few more bits as they arrive I will update some more





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  2. Gus

    Gus Winner - POTM August 2018 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Oxford
    Car:
    Clio 200, 182 Turbo
    Glad the stickers are off !

    I've clicked the report to get mods to move this to the right section.
     
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  3. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    Ye not sure why it posted in here my mistake Iv asked a mod to move to projects


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  4. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Car:
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Moved to progress section.

    Looks a million times better without the stickers!
     
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  5. michaelsyer

    michaelsyer Gold Member

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    Car:
    Black clio 197
    Am I a weird one I really like the stickers :/
     
  6. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    A few people have liked them there just aren’t my cup of tea


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  7. Mossy

    Mossy Paid Member

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    Car:
    Too many
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  8. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Location:
    North East England
    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    Looking good (even better now the stickers are gone) and I really like storm grey. I assumed you’d be leaving when you sold your old one, not buying another. So I assume you’re supercharging this then?
     
  9. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    Ye it looks like it I’m just buying all bits to replace track rod ends etc will make the car mechanically sound then i will go from there I think


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  10. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Storm Grey is so underrated. Can't wait to see the finished article.
     
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  11. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    Not much to update so far really a few bits have arrived but still waiting on a lot more to come

    So far all the black power flex bushes for the whole car pretty much have arrived along with the pbs pads new fluid the black sablet steering wheel and the cup racer boss. 6245f1174698d64e8430f62aa1c4a365.jpg

    Iv got to strip the interior this week as the the car is off to sw motorsport next weekend all being well to make a start on my full cage.

    Other than that no real up dates


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  12. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    Decided I would get the car all stripped ready for the cage next week.

    Everything removed dash just clipped in so he can cut around the cage.

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    I also removed the dreadful tints looking much better e532af788f3a39582e3330750b3e7e08.jpg




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  13. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

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    Location:
    Northampton
    Car:
    Clio RS 200
    Progress looking good. Can i just ask though, what made you get rid of the black one to then do this which will basically be the same?

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  14. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Worcester
    Car:
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    What cage are you fitting mate?
     
  15. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    I’m having one made by SW motorsport mate will be similar kind of thing to the r019 cage and the cup racer cage


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  16. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    I had taken the black car as far as I could and wanted to really. I loved the car just lacked power in the straights and out of corners etc

    I bought this stupidly cheap and always wanted a storm grey. I’m hoping to build this to a decent spec and have money left from the sale of the black one.


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  17. RSPez

    RSPez Gold Member

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    Location:
    Shrewsbury
    Car:
    Storm grey Clio 200.
    Looks great, I always wanted to remove the tints when I had it,
    Could never see anything at night and reversing was a git.

    Pez
     
  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    no messing around..hope she is ready for the next spring...
     
  19. R27WTF

    R27WTF Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197 f1
    I doubt it will be done before next summer. Will try.

    Doing this over time and cheaper than the last one.

    Done a few deals with a few companies to use my car as a prototype for making some new bits.


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  20. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Car:
    2010 Clio RS200
    Glad to see you building another clio. Always so much better building a car second time around. Know exactly what you want now and what works. What you’d change etc.
    Want to see this on a track day up North sometime in the New Year! Off you go!
     

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