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Title: which engine would best suit track days?
Post by: deepee on 12:31, Sun 11 December 2011
hi guys, recently my engine went on my 5 campus, got offerd 40 scrap so though if i have nothing to loose why not make a track car out of it, there minimal rust with SOLID sills and a solid underside!

i dont want to put a c1j engine as i dont think it would hold out to well being thrashed around a track, im most likely looking for a n/a engine

i do believe the clio 172 engine can be put in with very minimal work, just one engine mount needs changing? i assume wireing will be tricky?

if anybody could shed some light on this conversion please help me,

any advice will be appriciated, thanks
Title: Re: which engine would best suit track days?
Post by: Ash-Lee on 15:09, Sun 11 December 2011
Look what i found in the DIY section.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4143 (http://www.renault5gtturbo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4143)

That should get you started.  :D
Title: Re: which engine would best suit track days?
Post by: James5 on 13:05, Thu 15 December 2011
172 (f4r) engine is easy as is to install as doing the F7p / f7r and the B18ft.

All depends what you want n/a or turbo, the f4r requires a different bonnent but the f7p and f7r don't. For easyness and cheapness F7p or B18ft will prob be the options really as you can get parts so cheap.

Quite a few of us on here have done various conversion's so plenty of advice around and info in the DIy section on the various conversions
Title: Re: which engine would best suit track days?
Post by: markey mark (bd) on 21:48, Fri 16 December 2011
If you want simple, reliable track car with minimal work to do on the conversion then i would say fit the F7P engine from the mk1 Clio 16v.
These go well in the 5 and doesn't take alot to fit plus costs very little to do