1800 F7P 16v Conversion (Updated 10/09/07)

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Post by foggyjames » 22 Mar 2007 08:13 pm

Played with the head at all, or just rebuilt it to stock specs?

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Post by classicswede » 22 Mar 2007 10:10 pm

The decat has got to be worth at least 10 BHP on its own
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Post by 340GLT » 22 Mar 2007 10:32 pm

Not as regards to portin but did polish the valve and regrind the seats!! I will find myself another head to port and cam at a later date!! Just sorting all the little niggles for now!!
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Post by classicswede » 22 Mar 2007 10:39 pm

Adam,

I havent got any of those mounts in stock. If you are urgent I can whip them off Vicky's car tonight and send them to you.
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Post by germ » 22 Mar 2007 11:47 pm

so how much does a engine like that cost?

i take it there are modifications to the exhaust manifold etc

and the bit i keep forgeting about clutch which bits do you use?

ohh and ignition system is it hard to plug up etc?




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Post by classicswede » 23 Mar 2007 01:13 pm

The engien mounts used are teh stock 1.7 ones. The sump again bolts on off the 1.7 - clutch is kept the same.

The ignition system again is simple renix set up.

The exhaust needs to be changed to fit.

The inlet manifold is the big problem as throttle body fits where the heater box is.
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Post by pistonpen paultje » 23 Mar 2007 02:25 pm

Jup, its a reasonable easy fit(easiest one for a 340 anyway.) The inlet manifold doesn't fit that well indeed, Heaterbox is a problem(Im chopping up my heaterbox for that, I think its possible with my MK1 box). Brakecylinder could be a prob if you got LHD. Im not sure yet.

Wireloom isn't that easy either. But that won't be such a big problem if you take the time.

Exhaust depends on what you want. It's reasonably easy to link the std. exhaust. Im going for a complete new one I think. My 1.4 exhaust isn't that big.

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Post by stealthstylz » 23 Mar 2007 05:49 pm

My old Clio with the 1.8 made ~155bhp with a de-catted magnex exhaust, ITG filter and chip. Made about 165bhp with the 2 litre but loads more torque.

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Post by 340GLT » 25 Mar 2007 12:52 am

My modified intake manifold clears the heater box by miles and creates a forced 'ish' induction as the throttle body is now behind the rad, sounds absolutely mint!!!!
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Post by Ronnie » 25 Mar 2007 01:02 am

Exhaust manifold looks like a piece of art - is that custom too?
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Post by 340GLT » 25 Mar 2007 01:04 am

Believe it or not no, its a cast tubular manifold standard on the clio!!
Bennets one is a tubular one from a williams.
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Post by germ » 25 Mar 2007 01:12 am

??? WoW ,are these engines a lot of money in uk?

and what did you do with inlet i havent seen this.



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Post by 340GLT » 25 Mar 2007 01:17 am

Yes and no, you can pick up an engine for around £100 i rebuilt the complete top end on mine so spent a bit more money.
Manifold is a cut and shut item to relocate throttlwe body, will try and find a pic!!
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Post by 340GLT » 25 Mar 2007 01:21 am

Teething probs, had to have a second manifold made up as the first one broke all lower flanges!!!!
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You can make out ends have been modified, see the tig welds.

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Post by 340GLT » 28 Apr 2007 09:44 am

Had a small problem on mine yesterday although sorted now with the aid of a bike brake cable!! I had used a cheap DIY throttle cable kit from a renault 19 and used bits from the volvo to make a cable up.
Anyway the outer for the cable was plastic and sat in nice sunny weather down here i went to pull away only for the accelerator peddle to be stuck to the floor, the heat from the exhaust manifold had melted the outer cable. Soon sorted by a trip to halfords for a cable.
On the plus point the bettre quality cable has increased the throttle response!!! lol
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D300 LBO - 360 GLT 3 Door Turbo project!! (and restoration)
F706 RBX - 350R in process!!!

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