First post here and i have to also say my first French car, That being a 2001 Peugeot 206 Gti. This car was bought at a Salvage Auction for a very cheap price and its sole purpose is to live the rest of its life on the track, be it Dirt or Circuit.
Car fired up first go with a good battery in it but wouldnt idle, turns out the throttle cable clip was in the wrong spot so as soon as the throttle was let go it would close the butterfly completely making the car stall, that was fixed easily and it now starts and idles fine.
Plans are to strip out anything thats not required, carpet, back seats and plastic trims etc will be pulled from it to try and shed some weight, the front seats, centre console door trims and dash will remain along with the roof lining, as i'm not sitting in sweltering heat between stages with a hot roof above me, the other thing that will be staying is the air conditioning, for the same reason. Atleast until it needs to shed some more weight!
Will keep this thread going as improvements are made to the car and the build progresses. Feel free to throw any tips and ideas in as i am completely new to these cars, i normally throw around a little Gemini on the dirt and the little Peugeot is going to be a learning curve, albeit a very quick learning curve!
Just remember, this is grass roots motorsport, club level competition, although we will be racing for the state title next year. This is to show people that you dont need a massive budget to hit the track and have fun!
First things first i need to make the shifter a short throw, it has quite alot of travel so its the first thing on the list.