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Fred and James’ Clio 182 Racecar Project



FPummell

ClioSport Club Member
Protrack wheels look superb, i was looking at these last year but they didn't have anything smaller than an 18" at the time. Did you get a rim weight for a15x7" at all?
Sorry I didn’t get a weight with the rim alone. I did with a set of r888r 205/50s though.
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Then this is what we took off. 16s speedline with 195 ns-2r.

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Greeny.

ClioSport Club Member
  182 + 330d
I get very very jealous reading through this thread, it’s fantastic.

I love your intake setup, perfect place to pickup the air from, semi tempted to steal that!

You may have mentioned this earlier on but I can’t find it, out of interest what’s your day jobs? Something in the motor industry or motorsport I assume?
 

FPummell

ClioSport Club Member
I get very very jealous reading through this thread, it’s fantastic.

I love your intake setup, perfect place to pickup the air from, semi tempted to steal that!

You may have mentioned this earlier on but I can’t find it, out of interest what’s your day jobs? Something in the motor industry or motorsport I assume?
Thanks!

Neat isn’t it, please steal away! I stole the idea with a couple changes too.

Don’t understand people getting annoyed with others copying them, I think it’s great when people want to copy stuff. Always happy to give details of stuff we’ve done.

You assumed correct, Chassis Design Engineer for road cars but 95% is stuck at a desk so like the practical side of playing with the Clio.
 

Greeny.

ClioSport Club Member
  182 + 330d
Thanks!

Neat isn’t it, please steal away! I stole the idea with a couple changes too.

Don’t understand people getting annoyed with others copying them, I think it’s great when people want to copy stuff. Always happy to give details of stuff we’ve done.

You assumed correct, Chassis Design Engineer for road cars but 95% is stuck at a desk so like the practical side of playing with the Clio.

Nice 👍

How are you mounting the setup, with a custom made bracket?
 

FPummell

ClioSport Club Member
Post number 29.

Was time for a trip to Croft again and to try the new gripper diff and the Mocal laminova oil cooler.

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Was a great day and the car ran faultlessly. The oil cooler has worked perfectly, previously after a decent few laps the car would ran at 75 degrees coolant and 120 oil temperature. With the oil cooler the car ran at a max of 80 and 110 degrees (coolant and oil). So couldn’t ask for too much more than that. Was 20 degrees on the day, so assuming even on a hot summers day we won‘t have an over heating problem.

First time experiencing the gripper diff! Such a different feeling than without, really does pull you round the corners. Took a little bit of camber out of the front tyres and gave much more grip.

James did a 1:39.468 and I did a 1:39.608 so both of us are close and we beat our target of getting into the 1:39s on the day so both really pleased. Here are the videos of the two fastest laps.


Kept having a small moment with the brakes. Most corners have a little tap to make sure the pads haven’t been knocked back but the worst moment was going into sunny it when even a small tap didn’t sort the pads out.


So not completely sure if this is a problem or not but can’t have that happening during a race as we could have been right in the back of someone. Discs warped? CL pads not having the springs like the standard Pads? I’m not sure.

Did another 125 litres of fuel so assuming it would have been around 300 miles but need to check that one.

Haven’t got any more days booked in but hoping to get a late cancellation at Oulton park if the weather is good. But perhaps it’s now time to get started on the winter upgrades, who knows. Either way, couldn’t have asked for too much more for our first year with the car. Lots of plans to be made for us starting a race season.

Initial winter plans (some of which are still only a maybe):
  • Engine rebuild (nothing ridiculous here, not really worth it due to the power to weight categories, but we’ll see).
  • Front splitter (more just to tidy the front of the car up and add a little bit of protection to the front subframe rather than aero related).
  • Need to sort a dash out, got a phase one dash which fits but fancy giving a custom one a go.
  • Reduce the mass of the doors, boot and bonnet. Didn’t really cut much out of these to begin with.
  • Add steering wheel buttons (alarm Reset, wiper, lights, page button may be good on the wheel?).
  • Brakes. Do we want to upgrade the brakes? Stopping power isn’t really as issue, more is over heating but certainly consistency would be nice to improve.
  • ktec 25L fuel tank? Saw these these the other week and look good but probably not necessary at all.
  • AST 5100 service, bought these second hand so unsure how much they were used so will get them serviced.
However nothing set in stone yet, but will be sharing the progress over the winter.

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FPummell

ClioSport Club Member
Thats quite some flames and you wonder why you go through so much fuel? :p
Haha, you may have a point. Want to get a good picture with them in then will look at sorting them out. Assuming it’ll be to do with the decel fuel enrichment, but only a bit of a guess.
 

FPummell

ClioSport Club Member
Gave the Clio a bit of a clean today before the cover went on in the garage and noticed the front right wheel bearing is knackered. Explains the pad knock back. New bearing ordered, will stick them in shortly incase a trackday space comes up.

 


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