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    Default New to motor khana's 206 gti what do you think?

    I have 2 sons 12 and 15, my 12 year old is interested in doing motor khana's

    He has never driven a car but he dose ride motor bikes.

    I had alway thought I would find a good 205 si as I have heaps of 205 parts.

    But today I brought a 206 gti it is a stratotry write off very cheep

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    It has had a front end smash but it is not to bad

    It needs front bar, left hand front gard and head light, grill, bonet, bottom suspension arm,

    The front rail needs a pull and repair the radiator support panel and the radiator is leaking,

    Once I have it repaired what should I do to it to set it up for motor khana's

    And do you think this car would be suitable?

    Regards jamie

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    Yes, of course.
    Just one thing though, does the handbrake lock the rear wheels easily, if not you may have to fit an extra hydraulic one. No point in motorkhanaring a FWD without a handbrake. OK for beginners to get started in the sport without one though.
    The Si handbrake being on drums works fine of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1pugnut View Post
    I have 2 sons 12 and 15, my 12 year old is interested in doing motor khana's

    He has never driven a car but he dose ride motor bikes.

    I had alway thought I would find a good 205 si as I have heaps of 205 parts.

    But today I brought a 206 gti it is a stratotry write off very cheep

    It has had a front end smash but it is not to bad

    It needs front bar, left hand front gard and head light, grill, bonet, bottom suspension arm,

    The front rail needs a pull and repair the radiator support panel and the radiator is leaking,

    Once I have it repaired what should I do to it to set it up for motor khana's

    And do you think this car would be suitable?

    Regards jamie

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    I did think of that, what is involved in fitting a hydronic hand brake?

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    205 si
    series 1 205 gti
    series 3 205 with a gti6 motor project
    1970 404 ute 504 ti motor project
    parts cars 2 205 si's 306 sedan
    2004 206 gti180

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    Actually may not be straightforward has the car got ABS?
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    I did think of that, what is involved in fitting a hydronic hand brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Actually may not be straightforward has the car got ABS?
    Graham
    Yes, it does and no, the handbrake doesn't do much of a job of locking the wheels on the disc rear end.
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    Yep, it'll be great, until you try the handbrake - if it's like my GTi 180, it'll be pathetic. Still, be great to learn on, then upgrade it with hydraulic handbrake

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    Bypass the ABS anyway for teaching the young fella some driving skills (skilz?). Hell, would be easy enough to source a drum setup from the UK (I think all the oz 206 had discs?) and sell the calipers - they're a well sought after commodity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Bypass the ABS anyway for teaching the young fella some driving skills (skilz?). Hell, would be easy enough to source a drum setup from the UK (I think all the oz 206 had discs?) and sell the calipers - they're a well sought after commodity!
    Our poverty pack 206's here had drum rear ends, no need to bother the poms. Just swap the whole thing over and off you go, handbrake would be much better. Still use the GTi springs and shocks, the sway bar might be smaller but for kids to learn motorkanas it'll be the cheapest and quickest solution.
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    I hadn't thought of a drum rear end swap.
    My plan was to eventually get one of these options:
    Rix Engineering Tandem Hydraulic Handbrake - Demon Tweeks
    Automotive Plumbing Solutions Horizontal & Vertical Hydraulic Handbrake - Twin Cylinder - Demon Tweeks
    My understanding was to maintain the diagonal split brake lines as stock, a twin cylinder handbrake is needed.

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