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My First Clio Gtt Project

Discussion in 'Other!' started by Bass J, Aug 13, 2014.

Discuss My First Clio Gtt Project in the Other! area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Bass J

    Bass J Well-Known Member

    This is my previous clio gtt thread. I wrote this on a forum a few years back lol

    Well this is my first car ...i baught it like this about 10yrs ago-
    i then lowered it 60mm and used pams mk1 clio's black bonnet as my bonnet was fooked lol -
    them big wheels kept catching my arches ..so used pams old clio's wheels ..it then looked like this on 14's also added laguna splitter-
    Then a shitty wheel refurb -
    It resulted in looking like this -
    THEN heres the good bits ..i got bored of my 1.2 engine ..so decided on a engine conversion lol the renault 5 gt turbo engine. ...but first stripped the front end down to find some rust ... So i asked mick nicely to come round and weld a new inner wing on ..cheers man! :) -
    I then got the engine out ( i didnt get pics of this lol ) but i then cleaned up the subframe and gave it a paint of black -
    I then painted the bay black -
    I then built up the gtt engine onto the subframe in my garden -
    I then got two of my good mates to lift the engine into the car ...thanks iain and reco :) -
    Engine in and mounted :D -
    Running gear from a 1.8 16v clio on :) -
    Car back on wheels and pipes and shizz on -
    My first engine mock up - i39.photobucket.com_albums_e167_Bass777_S7302711.jpg
    Turns out it was all wrong ..not bad from looking at pics tho LOL

    part two in a sec
  2. Bass J

    Bass J Well-Known Member

    I then took it to FCS last year ...turbo blew itself ...timing chain cover was pissing oil everwhere ..nightmare of a weekend.
    Soo ..reco decided we got use of the garage he used to work in with ramps ...we got the engine out again ...and sorted all possible oil leaks! -
    Pic of it back in -
    I then changed some stuff and tidied it up a bit -
    I also stripped it out for the conversion inside (two front seats were added obviously lol)
    I then got talking to a dude on rtoc who knows his shizz ..over msn he told me how to tidy it up even more ..here it is with a brand new hybrid turbo from turbo technics -
    I then got the 16v front end (bonnet yet to be fitted) and fitted that ...also baught williams wheels ..here is how it currently looks -
    I then started tarting up the engine bay with some blooo :D -
    Another pic -
    Just thought id update this project thread :cool:
    Had a half cage fitted and battery box -

    Part three coming in a sec
  3. Bass J

    Bass J Well-Known Member

    Its had a full respray ..paint reacted :( ...its getting sorted soon ..but its all silver now :)
    I will post some pics of it from the french car show :)
    I then got it RR'd Down there -
    Vid here -
    The graph -
    Not bad eh! ..for a hybrid t2 turbo on standard boost,FMIC and straight through exhaust :) - 1bar boost next ..expecting 170bhp :D
    I then had problems with this engine and it just didnt run right ...so i had a hernia operation ..stored the car over the winter..and ..this is what happened next!
    A new engine ...with an estimated 220bhp ...did a [email protected] at pod in a renault 5.
    And a new 2.5" exhaust all the way from the turbo to the back from simons exhaust ...sounds awesome! :)
    I recently blew the new turbo ...damn cheapy air filter had a hole in it ..sucked in a stone ..destroyed the comp wheel and oil seals. I also think ive done in the piston rings as its breathing real heavy in the breather system :(
    Some pics now :) -
    New exhaust -
    New engine and turbaaaw -

    In that pic above its had new rings and we added a new gt28rs with raceland manifold with external and screamer.

    This Car is now on its way to the scrapyard in the sky!
    The car is rotten so i have baught a reshell for the engine(pic below)..which is already c1j'd :)
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  4. rabbitstew

    rabbitstew Well-Known Member

    Excellent work!
  5. Bass J

    Bass J Well-Known Member

    Cheers ..my first engine build was based on looking at pictures on google for pipe layout..didnt know much about the 5gtt's back then lol
  6. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    Nice one, built 2 of these back in the day great fun and an easy conversion to get in and running. Looks good keep it up
  7. Mart

    Mart Staff Member


    Seeing those white Clio Willy alloys reminds me of my old Raider :(
  8. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Nice thread! Great to see the progression of your project through it's different steps!

    Keep up the good work! :)
  9. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

    Do love a good Clio with a C1J lump, have to admit i do prefer the old valver shape
  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Best way to learn :D good stuff mate, love the home build budget sheds!
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    (No offence of course :D )
  12. Bass J

    Bass J Well-Known Member

    None taken dave :)
    Used to love taking this car out and making fun of the bigger cars in my sheddy clio :)

    Thanks for the comments folks :D
  13. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    Hows the newer car doing @Bass J@Bass J
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