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Ph1 daily

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by robmuns, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. robmuns

    robmuns ClioSport Club Member

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    With the black turbo ph1 off the road getting its megane conversion and becoming much more track focused I thought I'd buy myself a run about. This came up fairly cheap nearby so went for it. Came with no service history other than a cambelt and dephaser and new brakes all round just before I brought it by benniesport. Body work is rough as anything with various scrapes and dents but it drove okay which is all I really cared about.

    Was originally going to just leave it as it but that soon went to pot lol

    So far I've changed most of the suspension components with nearly new bits off my old ph1, cup wishbones, powerflex arb bushes, trackrods, a set of new cup shocks all round and an old set of eibach proline springs I had laying around.

    Coming from a half stripped out clio on coilovers and solid top mounts the car rides so much nicer on the road and having comfy seats again is great (must be getting old)

    Interior is mostly standard other than the cup holders I've added where the head unit was and some alpine dab radio thing that plays though an amp wired up to all the speakers.

    Trouble is coming from a turbo ph1 it feels very slow, with everything standard it seems stifled and id like to get it to how my old 197 cam'd ph1 was so engine mods will most likely follow if I can do it on a budget.

    Few pictures, will get some more tomrorow as I'm doing a few more bits on it. 20170413_164856.jpg 20170421_175731.jpg
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  2. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks tidy enough in that pic
     
  3. Coops Turbo

    Coops Turbo ClioSport Club Member

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    Mega cup holder mod, love it!
     
  4. Daniel

    Daniel ClioSport Moderator

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    Why has nobody done that cup holder mod before?? It's genius!
     
  5. robmuns

    robmuns ClioSport Club Member

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    Its alright in pictures and from a distance, just up close you notice all the faults, can't complain for a cheap runabout though!

    Cheers! Was getting annoying not having any cup holders at all.

    Opened the air filter up today to find this which was a nice surprise as I was going to get one for it anyway20170422_112940.jpg
    Fitted an old power flow stealth system I had laying around with a silenced de-cat so sounds a little fruiter now and once I find my old matched inlets will fit them.
    20170423_135303.jpg Think I'm going to go down the cammed route again as it give the car that little edge over standard but keeping it very much drivable.

    Gave it a good wash and started polishing some of the scratches out, roof especially came out much better! Then went and got a few pictures with my mates ph2
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    Just the interior and engine bay to tidy up a little and should be decent enough car then, crying out to be lowered but the Proline springs ride really well and I'd rather spend money else where on it.
     
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  6. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Iooking good
     
  7. DerbyDan

    DerbyDan ClioSport Club Member

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    Phase1 RS Clio 172
    Good to see another Phase1 being used as a daily..... you're quite local too :smile:

    Certainly looks tidy in the photos :cool:
     
  8. robmuns

    robmuns ClioSport Club Member

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    Had another weekend sorting out a few bits on the car,

    The throttle cable kept sticking and was revving at 2k on idle so fitted a new cable and a different idle control valve and works perfectly now, can't believe the difference a new cable makes, so much nicer to drive now. While I was fitting that I decided to replace the old manky carpet at the back of the bay with some old nimbus heat shield I had off the turbo car and then gave the engine bay a little wipe over, has come up quite well in the end
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    Got some new plates for it as the old ones were well past their best. 20170611_170822.jpg20170611_170849.jpg also fitted some apex springs as the car was too high for my liking on the Proline springs, definitely harsher on the road but with the new cup shocks I wouldn't say it's terrible and feels more planted now with less body roll, looks 100x better too!
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    Gone back to the original wheels with new ad08's and none of the wheels were buckled at all and balanced up perfectly which was a result, wheel desperatly need a refurb though.

    One of the silencers developed a crack so taken that exhaust off and manged to mangle together an exhaust system from random exhaust parts I had lol. So it now has a silenced de-cat , unknown straight through centre pipe and a ktec stealth back box.
    One issue with new exhaust is that's its just too loud and really drones, the centre section definitely needs a silencer so going to order a univesal one. Also fitted some sound deadening at the back which has helped a little and only added around 10kg to the car so may get more to do more of the car.
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    Gearbox is on its way out which is annoying but for what I payed for the car I think it'll be worth fully refurbing it as the car will be running perfectly once that's sorted.
    However I'm really trying to resist low boosting it as I've got so much left over stuff from the black turbo car that I'd only need a manifold, downpipe and an ebay turbo. Going to finish the black car first but for the sake of about £800 to get it to 230bhp it would be nice lol
     

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  9. Coops Turbo

    Coops Turbo ClioSport Club Member

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    nice progress :smile:
     

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