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  1. robzracing

    Engine Bearings

    Pure Motorsport stock standard spec big end and main bearings. For a few quid more you could upgrade to ACL too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Brands Hatch 22nd May Well, last weekend kind of started on Thursday last week when @Rob Quantrell and I headed down to Brands to set up our gazebo for the weekend. The idea being that we could rock up nice and relaxed on saturday morning and just unload the cars straight in without the faff of...
  3. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Full race report coming soon. It was awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. robzracing

    Pin extraction tools

    Just buy something like this. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124690643947?hash=item1d08243beb:g:PLMAAOSwic5fA~eY There are probably 3 that you'll find you will ever use but once you have the hang of using them depinning a plug is easy.
  5. robzracing

    The everlasting ph1 ITB Build **GREEN-BUILD STARTS AT PAGE 100**

    Definitely need a tester who understands the guidelines for track/race/rally vehicles. Seatbelts and dash lights are the usual hurdles.
  6. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    Good luck! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    Fair enough. Hope you’ve got a good garage nearby to sort it. Assuming you’re not doing it yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    I’d say so I’m afraid. Private purchase I assume Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    Definitely sounds like a problem with the valve train. You might have a broken lifter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    Post up a video if you can but it’s difficult to tell without it right in front of you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    Have you checked for fuel in the coolant or mayonnaise in the cam cover. Possible a head gasket problem but unlikely. I would definitely check the timing and perhaps disregard the compression test. Have you had any over Rev or missed gear incidents recently? This can cause timing to slip and...
  12. robzracing

    NorthloopCup likes a challenge, right?

    If he's going to be racing he has to have a catch can. Them's the rules.
  13. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    In short. Not I’m short!! (I’m 6ft) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. robzracing

    Dephaser pulley/compression

    I’m short, no. You won’t get low compression through bad timing UNLESS it’s so far out that the valves have touched the pistons and bent. The fact that the compression is uneven across cylinders is also not a good sign. Does the engine run? Any signs of burning oil? Sent from my iPhone using...
  15. robzracing

    Centre bore increase on alloy wheels.

    Only really possible if your wheels already use spigot rings but some wheel designs may have enough meat in the centre to allow for them to be turned out to a larger diameter. A decent machine shop or alloy wheel refurbisher should be able to do it or at least let you know if it’s possible with...
  16. robzracing

    Help identifying fuel pump assembly please

    Sorry! I have one fitted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. robzracing

    Help identifying fuel pump assembly please

    Yes that looks like it. I have one but you know you can easily add a return to your own one. Just with a small bulkhead fitting drilled in to the top Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. robzracing

    Cylinder head advice

    Meant to say. They do look like uprated valves.
  19. robzracing

    Fuel pump ring won’t go back on

    Nope you’re not missing anything, they are a pain to fit back. Use plenty of wd40 and a light touch. It will go eventually. Look carefully at the threads too. If it has cross threaded once already you may need to massage the threads back in line. They’re only plastic as you know so damage...
  20. robzracing

    Cylinder head advice

    Heads can take a small amount of skimming and you can compensate using a thicker head gasket. Difficult to see from the photos but you may get away with a light block sanding using some medium wet and dry. And yes, someone has been at those ports. Possibly matched to an intake? Sent from my...
  21. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Although our cameras weren't running at Thruxton this footage from onboard Jon Lannon's feisty Saxo pretty much captures the whole of my stint.
  22. robzracing

    Do I need stiffer springs? :D

    Do you run a rear anti roll bar? This will help to some extent for the front too as it will help to reduce the amount of lateral weight transfer. You’ll notice a significant improvement in the way the car behaves too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Thruxton 2nd May Saturday morning began with packing the van before hitching up the trailer and loading the car. Feels like an age since I last did this! I set of for the 2.5hour drive at about 11.30 with a planned stop in to see my parents on the way before arriving at the track at about 3pm...
  24. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Well, after a couple of late nights she's about ready. The screen went in yesterday evening and then it was just a case of fitting the new Lexan windows to the doors and hanging them, followed by applying the new Livery. The doors could benefit from a little more adjustment but they'll do for...
  25. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Early start today and before doing anything else I test fitted an offcut of vinyl to make sure it would take to the roof. All seemed ok.. So with help from the wife we went about wrapping the roof and had it all done in about an hour or so. I have to say it has come out just as I wanted it and...
  26. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Have you not been following @RuskiWeldShit ? Ilya and I have been discussing the roof for some time. Sadly, he beat me to it by about 3 weeks but he's slowly making his whole car out of Carbon Kevlar. He is a crazy Russian though and I can't compete with that!
  27. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Thursday I freed up some time to crack on with the roof and before lunch I had the steel roof off the car. Oddly a harder job for having welded this one on myself a few years ago. Welds don't drill out as easily as spot welds but it was nothing an angle grinder couldn't handle. More surprisingly...
  28. robzracing

    28000 172 cup - nearly ready for cam belts

    FYI a cambelt change isn't normally an engine out job but if you are taking it out I'd suggest doing the engine and gearbox mounts. Sat for so long they'll probably shake themselves to bits as soon as you start using it anyway.
  29. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    So, roof has demoulded ok and I'm glad to say that at 2.6kg I should go a little faster! The surface looks a little bumpy in places but I think there's enough resin over it so that it can flatted with a sand and then it will be ready to be wrapped. Also spent Sunday wrapping the 2...
  30. robzracing

    The trials & tribulations of racing a Clio

    Finally made a start on the roof! After one final round of cutting, polishing and filling the holes yesterday, this morning I started by applying 3 coats of release wax to the roof before sheeting the car up. Once this was done I applied some filleting wax to the tight return on the edge of...
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