After finishing 2016 6th overall in the NESCRO Targa Rally Challenge we've decided to give it a bit more of a push for 2017. Our entry is in for the first round of the series up in Scotland. We've been seeded first in our class for the Satire Classic Rally up near Pitlochry.
We’ve managed to pick up an unidentified MB5 gearbox, looks like a 1.6 but as the casing ID isn’t present it’s difficult to say without opening the casing and counting the teeth on the gears. The 5th gear is 35/41 so 0.85:1 so it could be a VTR box? It’s got the strengthened differential casing so it looks likely to be from a 1.6. We’ve also picked up a gear stick and gear linkage, 1.6 (200mm) flywheel and pedal box with clutch/brake. It looks like the engines going to have to come out to get the pedal box in though! As for driveshafts, we’re not sure yet…still experimenting!
To get the pedal box into place the engine needs to be removed so we’ve undone all of the pipe and wiring and dropped the engine (carefully!) down to the floor.
What an arse about getting the pedal box out of this Peugeot 106! The engine out and then the power steering rack had to come out too. Might just throw the 106 power steering rack away and stick a manual steering rack back in – saving best part of 8 kg! Bloody pipes everywhere! Can you spot the differences? (below)