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Cup racer project finally finished



LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

glass matey, gona give it a year or so then think bout getting plastic windows and fibreglass panels
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

quick addition to the car this afternoon

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LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

i made sure i got the internal ones so that not to interupt the aerodynamics of the car
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

right didnt do too much today but got a little update. id remembered id got a pair of rebuild kits for the front calipers. so i set about taking them apart

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and oafter a bit of wire wheeling they looked like this

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i had some paint left over so gave them a quick coat

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so i set about rebuilding them

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i wire wheeled the sliders put new grease and boots on

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cleaned up the pistons and put new grease on and slid them back into the caliper

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and the finished article

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i also got some brake lines made up by Matt and Think Automotive 02085681172
he did an awesome job, really good quality.

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thats all for now more next week
 
  172 Race Car
Re: clio cup race car project!

they full length flexable brake lines? to run inside the car?

Are these a copy of the bits you took off or have you measured etc?
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

yea they are full length flexable hoses to run through the car with a bias controller inline. when i got the car there were no brake lines at all so ive measured the required length and had them made up to that length.
 
  Megane r26, E91 330D
Re: clio cup race car project!

Top work Lee...

You managed to get that piston back in yet?!
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

haha yea after i remember how i used to do them it was fine
 
Re: clio cup race car project!

yea they are full length flexable hoses to run through the car with a bias controller inline. when i got the car there were no brake lines at all so ive measured the required length and had them made up to that length.
I always prefer as much solid line as possible due to improved feel over lots of braided. Braided is much tougher than rubber brake hose but still has some give and over a long enough run its sufficent to feel.

The original Noble M12's were braided throughout the entire brake system and we got very good results in terms of brake feel by changing the vast majority of it for old school copper.

Cheers
M
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

didnt do much today as was working but realised i had a power steering leak.
found out that there is a big crack at the top where the pipes connect so that means a i need a new steering rack hopefully supplied by the team i do some work for.
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

im pretty sure its just a standard 17/82 lhd rack someone correct me if im wrong though
 
  TrackCar & F30 330d
Re: clio cup race car project!

Oooooooo i'm so jelous. Look like a great project. cant wait to see it finished.
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

here a few pics for you in case your interested, the bottom one shows the offeneding crack in the steering rack.

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  Qashcow
Re: clio cup race car project!

hardcore erotisism at its best (is that a word?) either way, fooking love this car
 
  s1 williams/106gti
Re: clio cup race car project!

:(and i thought i had the best free car on here :(
*RUNS AWAY WEEPING*
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

*GIVES BIG HUG AND OFFERS A RIDE WHEN ITS FINISHED*
 
  Clio Cup Racer
Re: clio cup race car project!

Good to see it coming along. :)

The yellow one is still going.

Sorry to see that happened to yours once you sold it Super Touring. :( Have you got any new toys yet?
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

she is low at the back...

that car is licking the tar
thats roughly the ride height it will run at, theyll prob be a few adjustments when i corner weight it
 
  1.2 8v 60bhp
Re: clio cup race car project!

thats the way id want my clio ride height at the back, what size of wheels are they? and what size of drop? thanks
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

they are 15inch wheels and i have no idea about the drop mate sorry
 

fil_b

ClioSport Club Member
  172 FF and Fabia VRS
Re: clio cup race car project!

bit low at the back lol

looking good lee
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

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you can see how little the wheel has dropped when the car is in the air.
 
M

mini-valver

Re: clio cup race car project!

This is something I've bveen wondering about. When I put the car on a 4 poster, the rear springs drop out. When I'm cornering hard and the back wheel lifts, is the spring going to come out??
 
  lift number 1 @ btm
Re: clio cup race car project!

This is something I've bveen wondering about. When I put the car on a 4 poster, the rear springs drop out. When I'm cornering hard and the back wheel lifts, is the spring going to come out??
can happen!

my rears have helper springs on to stop dislocation.
 
M

mini-valver

Re: clio cup race car project!

FFS, shitbox FK's. Aside form raising it, which I dont want to do, is there anything other than that??
 
  lift number 1 @ btm
Re: clio cup race car project!

not sure to be honest fella, are the springs on yours straight or egg shaped?
 
  ITB'd MK1
Re: clio cup race car project!

This is something I've bveen wondering about. When I put the car on a 4 poster, the rear springs drop out. When I'm cornering hard and the back wheel lifts, is the spring going to come out??
"shouldn't" happen due to the axle design. Being that the rear isn't independent, you get both sides doing the same thing, so one side is pushed into the arch, the other will follow. you have to allow for a certain amount of flex obviously.
 

LeeP86

ClioSport Club Member
  Disco 3 &4 1993 mini
Re: clio cup race car project!

can't see that happening tbh because like danny says the rear axle isnt independent which means if the one wheel is weightless the other will still be under load making sure the axle doesnt drop enough for the spring to fall out.
 
  Qashcow
Re: clio cup race car project!

can't see that happening tbh because like danny says the rear axle isnt independent which means if the one wheel is weightless the other will still be under load making sure the axle doesnt drop enough for the spring to fall out.
yea got to agree with you and danny, the whole rear beam will move so the FK's springs wont fall out. i believe H&R's are he same too

and to the other person who asked, they are (at least mine are) bubble type at the rear, not straights :)

back on topic lol
 


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