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Dont forget.... less weight... more speed. Rip everything out that aint tied down.... parcel shelf - speakers - carpets etc etc.. Just be carefull when it come to lighting etc and wiring... some grass classes dont require lighting others do.

Engine improvements..... If you planning to run in a 1.6 class and cant upgrade to a 1.9 - then the process is virtually the same.

Exhaust - 205's have a flexible exhaust joint, due to the way the engine is mounted and its a right pain. Basically, chop away the exhaust from that point, and make up some steel wired Mesh tubing to replace the joint with. Relplace the exhaust again, no need for a performance package.

Engine prep is where its all at... I never did it on a 206, but did do a Golf mark2 1.8 GTI. Removing the fuel injection system and replacing it wih carbs, a pair of twin webb 40's sorted it to be damn quick. They were expensice tho - £750... setting up was a pain. Combined that with a fast road cam, you can go alot further, but on an already tired engine? Im thinking cost effective as well as performance...

A cold air induction system is relativly cheap - K+N or similar... Uprate your HT leads and sparkies, to ensure you get a good, consistant spark.

If the engine is a high miler, get the head milled, (this can be done while the cam is being put in, (cost all depends on how many passes the miller needs.) Have a re-enforced head gasket put in... (again relatively cheap). This will sort out any chamber pressure issues. By the time youve done the above, you should be somewhere up around the 160 BHP mark. Not a vast increase in power terms, but the 1.6 engine can handle it.

If you dont want all that hassle, then source a smaller engine. Renault 5 GT turbo engines are a little rare on the scene now, (its exactly the same engine a 205 1.4 XS or a citroen AX 1.4), with a turbo and a bit more wiring. Its lighter than a GTI lump and a bit more fiddly to get set up, but power increase are % higher then the 1.6 lump.

Protect that angine, which ever you choose, with a decent sump guard. You will need a decent set of adjustable shox for the front and. The rear trailing arms will suffice if you want to keep costs down. Just change all the bushes to a decent set of Eurothane bushes. A 1/4 turn on the trailing arms bolts will see the rear end rise and fall up to 1inch either way.

The 205 is a good car to start with. Having been around many in my youth, Ive seen a number set up for rallying and grass tracking, and there a relatively cheap car to make good and competative. Itss all down to how much you want to spend and what class your gonna be racing in.

I totally agree with getting the brakes sorted... no point going quicker if you cant stop it.

Keep us updated on how you get on.

Cheers
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QUOTE (Mr Material UK @ 10 Nov 2004, 15:36)QUOTE (CoolScientist @ 10 Nov 2004, 11:42)
If you dont want all that hassle, then source a smaller engine. Renault 5 GT turbo engines are a little rare on the scene now, (its exactly the same engine a 205 1.4 XS or a citroen AX 1.4), with a turbo and a bit more wiring.
Keep us updated on how you get on.

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Sorry, couldn't let that one by.

Totally wrong!

The 5 Turbo is an overhead valve Renault only (unless you count Dacia
) unit. Absolutely nothing like the TU Peugeot/Citroen lump!

Didn't want anybody spending money un-necessarily!


Mr.M
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I cant remember the engine numbers of the top of my head, and all 3 cars are either dead or in other owners hands.

I owned a 205 1.4, my brother a R5T and a friend at work an Ax GT... I was having valve trouble and reduced compression in 1 chamber caused by running on unleaded. When trying to source replacement valves and regrinding the vlve seats I set about on a mission to get some. I went to peugot and they referrred me to the Citroen garage as my engine number related to a set of Citroen engines purchased when the engine factory was on strike during the mid 88's... The engine from my car was produced by citroen, and it was exactly the same block as the AX of my mate from work. (I know this bit aint in question... however the full explanation helps.) Where I think Ive misslead, is that the engine from a R5T will go directly into the 205 as its no bigger, having read through what I wrote back then, I clearly didnt mean to misslead... hmmm.... sometimes my fingers and brain dont work at the same speed.

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