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Old 21-04-2017, 09:46 AM   #281
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Looked quite a hefty impact ! Think you got off lucky .. did the scuffs in the arch polish out ?
Escort that hit you looked s bit of a heap
Yeah certainly knew about it on impact, but yeah very lucky tbh. I haven't tried to clean it yet so not sure, putting some advertising stickers on the car soon for a mates company so I think it will cover it over anyway

Yeah looks a nail but I think it was rapid with possibly a Cosworth lump in it.

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Old 21-04-2017, 11:02 AM   #282
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That impact sounded a lot harder in the video than it looks on the car! (If that makes sense)

I'd be investigating things like geometry after that. Just me though...

The car, looks great and a few battle scars are what it's all about, well maybe not from other people but when you hit a cone or a couple of tyres etc

I've come to terms that if it happens to me, I'm not bothered
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Old 21-04-2017, 12:15 PM   #283
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That impact sounded a lot harder in the video than it looks on the car! (If that makes sense)

I'd be investigating things like geometry after that. Just me though...

The car, looks great and a few battle scars are what it's all about, well maybe not from other people but when you hit a cone or a couple of tyres etc

I've come to terms that if it happens to me, I'm not bothered
Yeah you are right, I have to say that the rear beam wasn't perfect and sits to the left more than the right anyway, can pick them up for cheap these days so in the long run I will look to have it changed but the car seems to drive true for now.

Yeah the odd damage tells a story

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Old 22-04-2017, 03:49 AM   #284
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I had the same thing with my go pro when I did a track day at spa, nothing but over exposed footage! I was gutted when I got home to find I'd gone all that way and not managed to get any decent video.

To sort it you need to play with the spot meter settings, allows you to set where the exposure focuses on. Hope that helps. Lovely Clio btw!
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Old 23-04-2017, 09:09 AM   #285
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This is a lovely little build fair play, looks a cracking little car and I bet is a lot of fun. Big shame about the damage from Combe but doesnt look too bad and sure you'll sort it soon enough.
To echo what Dan says about the go pro. Change the spot meter setting so its outward focussed, that way it looks for the outside light rather than focus on the inside and you shouldn't have any problems then. I had the same issue initially in the rally car.
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:33 PM   #286
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05/05/2017

First off thanks for the advice on the spot mode on the Go Pro, I have put that setting on.

So been busy getting a few things sorted on the Cup ready for this Sunday at Blyton, first off was to get the car jacked up and check everything is in order and get ready to change the starter motor:



Managed to change the starter motor over without to much hassle and not having to removed the manifold I also fitted the heat shield so should stop the heat damaging the replacement one. Whilst there I noticed that the bottom of the radiator was lose so I used some trusty zip ties to sort that little issue.

I then removed the front seats and finished stripping out the rest of the interior from where I hadn’t done in properly previously. I also removed the airbag ECU and lots more wiring.





All adds up:







Passenger side:





Should of applied some WD40 to the rear wiper blade before trying to remove, snapped my tool. Eventually had to hacksaw it off:



Took the car out for a spin and the car was limited to 6700 instead of 7200, I replaced the thermostat and I will find out this evening if its resolved the issue:



I gave the engine bay a quick wipe over:



Last thing to do was to swap the front and rear wheels over, it does however seem as if the impact has shifted the rear beam over, it was more to the one side but its defiantly further over now. So after this weekend at Blyton before the next track day I need to get a replacement one.






After that there was just the to give it a wash and a wax:













Applied some stickers from my mates company, highly recommend for Renault and Peugeot parts.





Car all loaded and ready to go:


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Old 09-05-2017, 06:48 PM   #287
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09/05/2017

Blyton, well what a day left the house at 5:30am and didn’t get home till 10:40pm and did over 600 miles but what a brilliant day.

Morning excitement:



Service station to meet the other lads:



Checking tyre pressures and shifting tyres around for equal wear.





Itching to get out on track:







Took a while to get used to the track in the morning and after myself and my mate went out and had done a few laps we decided to re-connect the rear ARB as since I was last used I have replaced the tyres and rear bushes. We are so glad we did as the next few sessions the car felt great and so much more controllable.

Little video of the morning session:


Slight issue with the car with the fan not kicking in again but whilst out on track the temperature stayed at the midpoint. Also to note at this point how bloody good the DS2500 pads where, all day absolutely brilliant.

Me and Tom who owns the other Cup where battling relentlessly and god knows how many laps we put in but it was a lot, unfortunately the Go Pro’s ran out of battery so we had no footage of us going head to head but was great fun as they are both very evenly matched. Where he has the better suspension I have the more BHP.











What I have noticed is that as I don’t have a motorsport gear box mount but a motorsport engine mount and dog bone its putting far to much stress on the standard mount and I must get this replaced before the next track day as its allowing far to much movement and its knocking.

Here is a video of me doing pretty well against a lot of the other cars there on the day.


Now around 4pm towards the end of a good few laps and really pushing the car, disaster struck, round the slowest corner of the track (the start / finish) my wheel decided to leave the car, cheap eBay studs snapped. The wheel over took us and went off in to the field. I was expecting to get out to see the whole front of the car smashed up but apart from the disc which was no longer round, the front splitter being smashed to bits and the callipers being on fire lol it didn’t seem to bad.

Can see the smoke from the callipers:



It wasn’t long before the marshalss had the fire put out and had the car removed from the gravel trap:









Meanwhile I went off to find my front wheel:



Needless to say the wheel was ****ed from where the disc had struck the alloy:



Now I was very lucky to get away with the damage I did tbh and that it didn’t happen on a quicker corner, in order to get home I needed to borrow a wheel and drill out the snapped off studs in the hub, we managed to get two out and I careful drove home stopping every so often to check they where done up enough.

So parts now required:
OZ F1 (Purchased)
Spacers
Studs
Coolant temp sensor
Brembo disc
Hub
Gear box mount

So given the fact the bloody wheel left the car I think I got of lightly. I would just like to thank my mates that where with me for helping me out and all the marshals and other Clio owners who lent me tools and a hand to get the car back to a suitable state to drive home.

Limp home:



Thanks to those who took these great photos of my car out on track



















So what have I learnt from this event, Blyton is brilliant fun and great for Clios and the most important is don’t buy cheap studs, getting these now instead:

http://www.pure-motorsport.co.uk/cli...teel-nuts.html

Final note is to the Clio owners club and those that run it as it was a fantastic day and I can see why they keep going back to Blyton each year, sorry if we didn't engage much with people but we just love being out on track so much.






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Old 09-05-2017, 09:05 PM   #288
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Epic! Both good and bad obviously!

When stuff goes wrong, I feel you get your money's work when goes bang or bits fly off. When the car just come to a stop and it costs you loads it seems like a rip off...lol

Great work so far and I hope you get your car back up and running soon!

Do you know what failed? Did the stud snap or did the threads let go?


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They sheared off, I am going to message the seller and ask what grade metal they are as they shouldn't be breaking like that.

Yeah still had a great day, I was even laughing when the wheel came passed the window and the car dropped to the tarmac.

Got a while before the next outing so plenty of time to get things in order, will also try and source and swap the rear beam by then.

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Eddie putting the cup through its paces:

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