Frayz’s Inferno orange 182 - Back in the old flame



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Another earth lead. I always add a couple of extra earth points back to the battery and chassis from the engine. Always helps running and overall performance in my experience. Especially as the Clio earth lead is a weedy little item and just a single low gauge wire.
Thought as much, hence the extra wire from the battery terminal I guess.
 
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Thought as much, hence the extra wire from the battery terminal I guess.
Absolutely. These cars are knocking on 15 years old now. So replacing items like that just seems like a good preventive measure.
Chunky earth going from battery to chassis point and then chassis point on to the engine. 🙂
 
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Massive thanks to Mike Rainbird at RB Motorsport for helping me secure a great deal on todays Recaro delivery. I’ve known Mike for a lot of years now and his service and attention to detail is absolutely superb.

Unfortunately I’ve now got the agonising wait till i get time and a break in the weather to get these fitted.

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Finally got 5 min to give the old girl a clean, as it hadn’t been washed in 3 weeks and usually it’s every week without fail.

Doesn’t come up bad for 14 years old and 116k miles.

Inferno is such an odd colour. No filters on these and it looks different in every light.

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Been quiet on the update front with the Clio as im currently up to my neck in kitchen renovation and the car hasn't had a look in. I've just got an ever growing list of parts that i need to fit.
She has seen some attention in the last 2 days however.

Firstly a big thanks to Alex @AW Motorworks for fixing a small gearbox leak & fitting a pair of new CV boots to the NS driveshaft. Naturally it got yet another fresh lot of genuine ELF gearbox oil again too.
Also had a shock to hear it failed it MOT this morning due to high C02. I was pretty shocked by this as it had been running fine and still averaging 36mpg so was surprised to think that a lambda might have gone down.
Quick call to the motor factors for them to express me over an new NTK lambda which arrived at 4:15pm, popped home to fit it before getting back to the MOT station before 5pm for them to re test the emissions.

Thankfully all is right in the world once more and the little 182 C0 is back to normal :)

Also like to say thankyou to Hoolio who true to his word, did indeed send me an alarm grommet, so i've got that to pop on too. Very very generous of you sir. Thank you :)
 
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Massive thanks to Mike Rainbird at RB Motorsport for helping me secure a great deal on todays Recaro delivery. I’ve known Mike for a lot of years now and his service and attention to detail is absolutely superb.

Unfortunately I’ve now got the agonising wait till i get time and a break in the weather to get these fitted.

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Nice looking seats Frayz , mike rainbird that's a name I've not heard in a long time. I use to get a few bits from him back in my escort cossie days. Last I heard he had moved on to BMW's.
Dont know if you have bought the PMS shifter yet but I noticed Ash saying he has a few bms shifters available, I would say these are a good mid point for a road car and can confirm they clear the cat with a little bending of the hest shield.
 
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Nice looking seats Frayz , mike rainbird that's a name I've not heard in a long time. I use to get a few bits from him back in my escort cossie days. Last I heard he had moved on to BMW's.
Dont know if you have bought the PMS shifter yet but I noticed Ash saying he has a few bms shifters available, I would say these are a good mid point for a road car and can confirm they clear the cat with a little bending of the hest shield.
Haha, I’m an ex Cossie owner too Neil. No doubt we have crossed paths on passionford back in the day.

Ive spoken with Ash and did order a BMS from him. However, it was only after ordering one did I get a chance to try one. Sadly, on this particular vehicle, it was very sloppy even in gear.

It had more side slack in gear, than my own car does in Neutral!
I assume this is due to a tired box and linkage, and not directly the BMS shifter.
I also found the control weight of the BMS incredibly light, this also put me off as it felt a bit aloof.

At that point I decided to stay OEM and leave alone.

Shortly after, I was offered a PMS for a good price, so I’m going to try it.
Worst wayi got it cheap enough that I won’t lose anything on it if I were to sell it on.
I’ve heard the carbon shaft makes an improvement on the resonance of them, so going to try it out and see.
My goal is to get the control weights, touch points and seating as good as I can in the car.
Hopefully that can be achieved. :)
 
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Massive thanks to Alyn @ AS Performance for the box of goodies that arrived for the Clio today. I’ve been purchasing my performance parts from Alyn for almost 15 years now and his knowledge and customer service is unlike any other I’ve experienced. Over the years I’ve never found anyone to get near on customer service or price. Even throws me in a gift from time to time, this time an Xtreme Clutch T-Shirt & Keyring 😅

Also had a small delivery from Kam Racing, my first purchase from them and also have to say the swiftness of their service has so far been very good.

So I’ve quite a list of parts to fit and I’ve just added the following to that pile:

Brembo HC discs
Performance Friction 097 pads
OEM rear discs
Brembo rear pads
Powerflex black steering rack bushes
Whiteline rear beam bushes
Pure Motorsport 19mm rear ARB
Pure Motorsport carbon shifter.

Looking forward to adding to the old girls freshness :)

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So I collected WZD from AW Motorworks this evening. I really didn’t fancy swapping gearboxes and doing beam bushes in this weather. So Alex was once again entrusted to take care of proceedings.
Super knowledgable, reliable and friendly. Alex is always a pleasure to deal with and I can highly recommend him to anyone.

I collected WZD this evening after she received the following upgrades.

Whiteline rear beam bushes
Pure Motorsport 19mm Rear Roll Bar
Pure Motorsport shifter
Fully rebuilt Cup gearbox with Quaife ATB diff.

I can’t wait to have proper drive and see how it’s hopefully improved the car.
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