I thought it would be a good time to start a build threaded, so that I can document what it takes me to get the 306 GTi6 into a 205 GTi.
But to start from the beginning, I first got the itch to compete in motorsport, after spending 40,000kms and 3 hours every day commuting to and from work. I have always enjoyed motorsport, but I needed something cheap to compete in, where unmodified cars could compete and be competitive.
And so I found Autocross.
I started off with a $300 1986 Nissan Pintara (and paid an extra $50 for a CD player), and found that as much as i enjoyed being on the track, that the Pintara didn't really have the "racing qualities" I was looking for.
At this time, a new starter at my former employer heard that I had started competing in events, similar to rally, but much shorter. He then volunteered his Peugeot 205 GTi, and I admit that I had to google what a 205 was, and what its rally credentials were. Sure enough, it didn't take long to say yes.
First I saw of it was a test drive he set up. Brakes felt poor, old tyres with very low pressure made the steering even heavier than normal. I remember getting inside it for the first time, thinking that I could touch every corner from the front seat, and that it was so very responsive.
Once it was back home, I set about bleeding the brakes, many, many times. Curse of the drum brakes.
Replaced the tyres with a cheap set, but at least they were new and all the same brand.
Took it back to my home Autocross track, finished second in class for the day. Start of many happy days racing.
I have been racing this 205 for over a year now, and while it is certainly competitive, the next step for this car, is a combination of many steps. I can attribute these steps to a track day at Winton in December. Our car club had it's own class, and when the 205 had clean air, it showed me that I needed to take this car to the next level.
After much debate with my wife (please can I...), the plan for the car now is:
- Roll cage, stripped out interior
- Car trailer, and as a result
- Tow vehicle for trailer.
While the above improvements would be a great start to a well tracked 205, the thought of more power always crossed my mind. Spending hours over build threads both here and 205driversforum.com swayed my opinion, and as a result, I found and purchased a 306 GTi6 this week from Pickles auctions.
The 306 was damaged only in the front corner, but the careless tow truck driver damaged the sump, which leads me to my first modification, removing the sump and having the hole repaired.
Once that is completed, and I can actually get the 306 running, then the cam belt, water pump, etc will be replaced, and the modifications to the 306 can begin for its new home in the 205.
Will post pictures as I go, and most likely ask 100's of questions. But the ultimate aim is the 2l modified class for Autocross, and the best outright times that come as a result.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this,