A quick update on 106, so since it arrived I haven't been able to start it. Life's been busy with new job, kids and house extension so working on car kept getting put back. So I decided to book some events and force the issue.
24th August Curborough track day
4th September Curborough sprint
17th September Mallory Quick60 knock format sprint
8th October Cadwell Javelin Sprint
'Grandad' Volvo got some new slippers and has been perfect since bought it, super comfy and nice handling, packed in a 4 man tent and all gear for music festival with kids.
Then work started on 106. First charged battery as was low, nothing on solenoid/starter, took off starter to test was dead, fitted new starter was a bugger for access via top to get past bodies (impact gun saved me) or below due to Satchell lower strengthening. All fitted and turned over but now fuel pumps not priming (was before) so after head scratch realised I'd missed 1 of the 5 cables so not earthed. Sorted that and started on the button. Queue a lot of celebration on drive and happy swearing.
The reason for that was it was the morning before the first track day, nothing like last minute prep. Then went to pick up hire trailer, this was first time ever driven with or used a trailer but all went well and V50 was great.
I under estimated how long to load and strap down a car was after having to play jenga on drive to prevent trailer getting knicked overnight then set off late for Curborough.
Got there to nice relaxing day of getting up to speed with the 106, started and loaded off trailer under own power. Then got all my gear on helmet and hans then it wouldn't idle, I was gutted. F'ing novice of the year I'd not put any fuel in and not brought any, off to collect a can and some vpower and started first time (idiot).
After that had a brilliant day, it's a little beast - so different to standard Clio obviously handlings amazing it's properly flat and sharp and diff pulls you through corners the engine is incredible. The noise is additive.
Anyway here's some more pictures...
I met the lads who organised it through sim racing in lockdown so great to finally meet in person. I even gave one of lads in E36 a tow home as his fuel pump died before heading off myself. A great day out, learned loads, love the car and cant wait to get out again and push it!
I wrapped all bump strips in carbon and got some one off carbon headlight blanks to fit. Then plan over winter is fibreglass panels and XXR wheels and Avon slicks, plus paint and maybe reduce loom too.