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MattCoggins

[race_prep] Hillclimb 205 Rallye

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MattCoggins

I would like to introduce my new toy, my 205 Euro Rallye.

 

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I tried starting a project thread but it wouldnt let me!

 

Ive had the car just over a month now, and have bought a rollcage and an xs engine for it

 

The car has been used for hillclimbs and sprints in the past so is part prepared.

 

My friend Ricky P swapped me the car for a MK1 escort I had. He had owned the car for 3 years or so.

 

I currently race a mk1 Toyota MR2 but its becoming so expensive to race now, I think that hillclimbing is the way forward for me, and my bank manager!!!

 

Once I can create a thread in the project section I will do as i would like to show what im doing with the car over the next few years.

 

 

 

Matt

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guffe

Your links doesn't work.

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MattCoggins

Im not sure which button to press to insert images from my computer... Can anyone help?

 

Ive done it through photobucket but that doesnt work either... hang on i will give it a go

 

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rallyeash

look forward to seeing it progress :)

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pug_ham
Im not sure which button to press to insert images from my computer... Can anyone help?

You can't insert images as a passenger iirc but for reference to post future images from your photobucket account;

 

http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index.php?showtopic=93252

 

I thought they did give the thumbnail code now though. :unsure:

 

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MattCoggins

Does anyone know if there is a 205 register for the rallye?

 

Ive had 2 members contact me from this forum with euro rallye's and it made me wonder how many there are in the UK?

 

Also does anyone know how many uk rallys remain?

 

Matt

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allye

On the road in 2010 there were 105, on the road last year there were just 66 :blink:. Thats UK Rallyes.

 

Its very hard to tell with imported cars as the same model can be registered in the UK under all sorts such as Peugeot 205, Peugeot 205 Rallye, Rally etc etc

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MattCoggins

Hi Guys, due to the change in circumstances ive now made the decision to use the 205 full time so it will be going for an MOT within the next month.

 

Im going to change the cam belt and give it a service just to make sure it runs ok.

 

Im currently trying to build a deposit for a new house so ive sold nearly every car I own, including my race car :(. this leaves me with a 1952 Ford Pop and my 205 Rallye.

 

To be honest I cant wait to get the car running and use it. I wont be using it for work as I ride a scooter for that but by having it insured and tested and taxed.. I can hillclimb it :D

 

Im just waiting for the Easter break, I teach motor vehicle at a college so have fairly good holidays and facilities, as I need to put a clutch in it and get it ready.

 

Ive also just been given a second 1400cc engine so I will be looking at these engines over the next few weeks to measure up the pistons, rods cranks and other bits to see whats what. Both the blocks are alloy, and I know that there has been some questions raised on why I would change the TU24 for the 1400 engine, but I fiddle with things like that because I find it interesting! If it turns out to be no good then so be it!

 

Just to clarify, I wont dismantle the TU24 engine for parts.

 

Cheeers for the input guys

 

Matt

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BERTMAN

dosen't the TU24 have 100hp? and the TU3s have 85bhp. The XS engine's are great but i'd have the TU24 over it every day. either way good luck with your project mate!

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MattCoggins

Yeah, im just going to see if the 2 can be merged together to gain the extra cc. I think someone on here has done it with success so im just looking, measuring and thinking about what to do.

 

Ive got to weld up my spare MR2 shell before i can get on with my 205

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205Rallee

Matt, don't mess with a TU24 and watch this to hear why!

 

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MattCoggins

:)

 

I will leave the TU24 well alone.

 

I Plan to leave the rallye engine comlete with all bits, including carbs, starter and other bits and just look at the TU3 1.4 engine to see whats what. Money will probably say "Dont bother" anyway.

 

After watching that video im all giddy now!!!

 

P.s. I was going to buy a house in Frizington when I worked at Msport and passed Rowrah several times. Steve W on here worked (I think he still does) at Msport at the same time, infact he still owes me a beer for doing his timing belt on his 106 Rallye!!

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205Rallee

Must have done 60 or 70 laps...gave up after it ended up on two wheels through the chicane and it "hung" there for a while before dropping back down:) I was the fastest road car on the track, much to the annoyance of the 350bhp Subaru etc and only used a couple of gallons of fuel.

 

Mine's got a Quaife gear kit, bronze selectors, standard valeo clutch and original 1989 driveshafts and AP Suretrac diff. The gearkit is very whiney and sounds just like a Mini, but it's a lot better than a dog box in terms of longevity, maintenance and if you drive to events like I do. It'll also go into 1st gear with 7,000 revs on and the synchros don't crunch.

 

Nice views of the Lake District Hills from Frizington

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Stephen W

Matt yeah i forgot about that beer! haha! wondered where you had got too. I see i inspired you with a rallye then?! Although mines long gone now!

 

205rallee do you know jonny scott? he used to work up at M-sport and said he had a mate with a lhd rallye. I think i saw you maybe a couple of weeks ago on the A66 on the way to cockermouth? car sounds mint by the way!

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205Rallee

No don't know him, unless he is a mate of Alex Thornton?

 

You probably spotted me on my way to Whitehaven for an MOT.

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MattCoggins

Im sure we will catch up Steve for that beer! Are you still at Msport?

 

 

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205Rallee

Matt, did my first sprint of the year at Kames in Ayrshire today and got a new class record, so I've now got the record for the clockwise and anti clockwise tracks, well chuffed!

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MattCoggins

Brilliant, well done!

 

I was ment to do some work on the Rallye over this holiday but all i did was tape over the hole for the aerial to stop water leaking in!

 

I had planned to change the clutch as it is slipping... and then I thought about changing the timing belt and maybe the head gasket to ensure reliability, so I planned to just drop the engine out! It will also allow me to look at the cylinder head and pistons, but I never got around to doing anything! The car has stood for a while thats why I want to make sure everything is inspected and changed if necessary.

 

Before I pull the head off the engine.. is the cylinder head gasket the same as the 1.4? Is there anything to look out for when pulling the engine out?

 

 

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MattCoggins

Well ive started on the rallye now. Started removing the gearbox and managed to get the subframe off.... I was laid under the car when my phone rang.... It was the other half saying "Matt, ive had a crash, im upside down I cant get out and I can smell petrol" I had to abandon the car and garage, jump on my scooter and try and find her.

 

This greated me

 

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She got out without a scratch on her.

 

She is sore now though with seat belt bruises but is fine. All I could say was "Thats a mans crash love, good effort!" that didnt go down well... No idea why not.

 

Anyway, that crash has kind of buggered up our plans as the drive way is now full of cars in bits and were down to 1 scooter between us! I need to source a cheap car for her, and either put the Rallye back together and buy cheap run around for me or fix the rallye.

 

I will put some pictures up of the rallye and the faults i found tomorrow...

 

Matt

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pugmarshall

That looks scary! At least no one was hurt, though!

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MattCoggins

I managed to take some photos last night...

 

Ive been told that the suspension is GTI stuff? Can someone confirm?

 

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Are these Rallye or GTI brakes?

 

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And is this a standard piece of exhaust pipe that goes over the subframe??

 

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Its dinted and a bit restrictive. The 4 branch says sprint maniold or some thing on it

 

Another picture of the hubs

 

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The stud and nut conversion also managed to re-convert itself into a stud conversion!

 

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welshpug

yup, looks like 1.6 hubs+brakes, though the gear linkage quardant post is in the TU position, i.e like an euro rallye.

 

manifold is aftermarket, the rest looks standard TU, all 205 exhausts go up and over, as do 306's.

 

 

the nuts galling and winding the stud out is quite common on the cheaper stud kits.

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Tom Fenton

yup, looks like 1.6 hubs+brakes, though the gear linkage quardant post is in the TU position, i.e like an euro rallye.

 

The car IS a LHD euro Rallye thus the subframe.

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welshpug

yup, I know that :lol:

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