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RATS' Racer

Discussion in 'Other!' started by ratmangta, Mar 11, 2014.

Discuss RATS' Racer in the Other! area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    Knarly old V6 Andy . 70's design,Pug,Ren,Volvo hence commonly known as PRV. Odd fire in the 2.8 carb version,120.90.120 ETC then 2.5 and 3 ltr Turbo for GTA and A610 .Offset crank journals to achieve this .Very much an agricultural lump and very few out there in turbo form,Renault and Venturi but aplenty normally aspirated, Espace,25 and all other marques .
    Europa cup GTA had a brief outing supporting F1 in the mid 80's but was a basic affair,gentleman racer type thing ...whang up the boost and let it die after type tech .
    Venturi had a twin turbo version and Renault the Bi-turbo Safrane.
     
  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Interesting.

    How are you managing to get the power reliably ? Or is that trade secret ?
     
  3. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    Years of development and yes Martin's IP .Custom grinds on cams ,heads ported and flowed,bigger valves and hacked std Renix ECU .He's spent decades working on engines of all sorts,has his own full flow bench etc .
     
  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Thats interesting. PM coming your way
     
  5. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    NACA Ducts will fit without any great drama wherever I want them .Probably 4 in total ,2 in the side,one for turbo,one for cooling bay and two in the main panel to ram air through the intercooler .Too many customers cars in atm to get on and do much but this weekend is booked for RATS Racer ..
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  6. Haz

    Haz Well-Known Member

    Taking shape nicely. Have you changed the slated rear screen along with the qtrs, aesthetics or function?
    Off topic but what's the offset of the wheels, more interestingly will 4 16 fronts fit on my 21 and how rare?
     
  7. Turbjj

    Turbjj Well-Known Member

    I know of a french 21T having 4 of those front wheels. I don't know about the offset, but looked great. I never asked what 4 fronts cost from Renault... but I don't believe that they are cheap;-)
     
  8. Turbjj

    Turbjj Well-Known Member

  9. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    Rims are A610 HAZ and would need 4 fronts ,38 offset .
    Rear for function as I can chop in the naca ducts for ram air feed to intercooler,turbo and bay cooling + rear view is a lot better .
     
  10. Haz

    Haz Well-Known Member

    It doesn't have to be those specific wheels, just struggling to find a full face 16" wheel. 38 et is fine, do you know the width, 7j may be my limit?
     
  11. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Yes four fronts I have seen on a 21 before. He was selling em last time I spoke to him actually. £450 on the set.
     
  12. Haz

    Haz Well-Known Member

    Good to know. Who? Keep you ears open please dave, you know I don't like spending much on it ;)
     
  13. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Chap called Wayne on the south coast. Hardcore Renault fan but can never tempt him on to the forums.
     
  14. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    Progress has slowed to a stall yet again,just too much to do but tokk a few hours out to finally fit the NACA ducts properly ...this time next year Rodders ......
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  15. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I like those, they look 'right' :)
     
  16. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    Cheers me dears .Yes ,I'm very pleased with them and will do the job just great .Another couple in stock to go in the rear screen possibly as and when we get the lump in there and I know what space Ive got to play with .
    Rear dividing screen installed so that is all done on the PC front .
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  17. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I am amused by your sucker-stick-in-place-with-string-thingy!
     
  18. ratmangta

    ratmangta Well-Known Member

    FIN ......been a loooong haul ..I's ready .
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  19. Haz

    Haz Well-Known Member

    Lush. These are really starting to appeal to me.
     
  20. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

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