Megane R26 430hp... £13k o.n.o

Discussion in 'Cars For Sale' started by Big Uno, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Sad to say I am now gauging interest for the sale of my R26 in silver, the car has been a huge project over the last year and now coming to its conclusion.

    Couple of reasons for the reluctant sale which I am happy to explain to a potential buyer in private.

    The car has had extensive work completed by myself and rather than posting the huge list here it would probably be more beneficial to read through the project thread regarding the engine and car;

    I will be making a full list of modifications and posting this shortly.

    The car mechanically is almost new, everything from rebuilt forged engine, rebuilt gearbox, big brake kit, coilovers and of course the turbo kit.

    The car has now covered around 650miles since the rebuild. And has cost me well over 20k. This would be an ideal buy for somebody thinking of taking a Megane to the next level from the hybrid turbo set up.

    The car does need some cosmetical work doing it is not externally perfect. These can also be listed or explained to a potential buyer.
    The buyer will also have my full support following the sale.

    Following configuration last week the car is now developing a peak of 430hp and holding 360ftlb across the upper rev range at only 1.5bar of boost, there is scope for fair increases of upto 500hp with some further changes. I would not suggest this car for a novice driver.

    Looking for £13k but open to sensible offers.

    I will be posting a full list of modifications shortly along with photos. It is incredibly long and I need quite a lot of time to check it over.
  2. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Brief list of modifications. May well be some missing I will keep updated.

    Megane R26 Build Log / Notes

    Engine & Upper Engine bay
    Block rebore to 83mm (from 82.7mm) / honed / piston clearances checked
    Cylinders honed
    Oil squirters removed and checked
    Block repainted
    Crankshaft saddles reseated / chased saddle bolt threads
    Crankshaft balanced (no work needed) and polished
    Block deck hand refinish
    Piston / connecting rod assemblys matched <1g
    Wossner pistons 83mm fitted (with gudgeon pins / rings)
    PEC connecting rods fitted
    ARP connecting rod bolts fitted
    King racing big end bearings bearings fitted
    Kolbenschmidt main bearings fitted
    Thrust bearings fitted (check packaging for maker)
    ARP saddle stud kit fitted
    Renault oil pump / pump chain fitted
    Renault complete lower gasket kit fitted
    Cylinder head pots reworked to semi mirror finish
    Cylinder head exhaust ports reworked smoothed edge and ground even
    Cylinder head induction ports knife edged and bored out / removed cast defects
    Cylinder head deck face skimmed
    Cylinder head exhaust / induction / thermostat hand finished
    Cylinder head / rocker cover cam journals polished
    Supertech valves fitted (nitriled steel induction / inconel exhaust)
    Catcams valve springs fitted
    Renault stem seals fitted
    Head bolt threads chased
    Renault head gasket fitted (stock height)
    ARP head stud kit fitted
    Lifters checked / emptied / refilled
    Camshaft check / journals polished
    Renault top end complete gasket / seal kit fitted
    Renault waterpump fitted
    Clio 1*2 crank counterbalance fitted
    Renault cambelt kit fitted
    Replaced upper rear engine mount
    Replaced upper side engine mount (febi) / powerflex yellow insert
    Replaced lower engine mount / powerflex yellow insert
    Fitted gearbox mount powerflex yellow insert
    Removed battery tray / bracket
    Removed air conditioning and auxillary belt tensioner (Gates stretch belt)
    Fitted NGK iridium spark plugs 8 heat range
    Fitted coil packs (awaiting delivery due to be changed to Valeo green tops)
    Fitted low temperature thermostat
    GT performance ancillary hose kit
    GT performance coolant hose kit

    Turbocharger & Ancillaries

    Nortech tubular manifold fitted
    Garrett G25-550 fitted (0.7 A/R / standard rotation)
    Nortech downpipe fitted
    Turbosmart comp gate 40 gen V fitted
    Mishimoto heat wrapped manifold & downpipe
    DEI starter heat shield
    Turbo blanket (awaiting delivery)
    Airtec 95mm intercooler
    GT performance boost pipe kit
    Custom boost hoses


    Gearbox rebuilt (Renault input / gear cluster / differential bearings / Renault input / output and other seals)
    Fitted new Renault driveshafts
    Helix 5 puck paddle clutch
    Fitted Renault slave cylinder

    Fuel System

    Custom Megane MK3 fuel rail (removed regulator housing / dash 6 fittings inlet and return / moved mount brackets to suit MK2 inlet manifold
    Bosch 044 fuel pump
    Swirl pot (2L)
    Torques 100micron fuel filter
    Pump power panel with emergency stop

    Chassis & Interior

    Fitted Turn One dished steering wheel
    Fitted Corbeau Club Sport seats
    Removed rear interior / headlining
    Removed rear seats
    Fitted Schroth 6 point harnesses / fitted 4 front atrachment plates and eyes
    Relocated battery to rear passenger footwell
    Removed battery tray & bracket
    Fuel system mounted to rear driver footwell
    Fitted BC racing BR coilovers 7kg front / 4kg rear
    Fitted Bimec 19mm hubcentric wheel spacers


    Front calipers rebuilt
    Rear calipers rebuilt
    Braided lines fitted
    Performance Friction Z 330mm big brake kit discs & pads
    Brembo rear discs (with wheel bearing)
    Ferodo ds2500 rear pads

    Other / Previous

    Forge dump valve
    Miltek cat-back exhaust
    Carbon canister delete
    ECU bracket
    Optima red top battery located in rear footwell with negative disconnect
    Various paintowork including engine, gearbox and bay, too much to list
  3. I know this is a special car..but thats double what top condition R26`s are going for.
    I hope you get deserve it after all that work!
    Big Uno likes this.
  4. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    It is and I do agree, but for anyone thinking of taking a car to this level it could save them ALOT of time and money.
    And besides I did put open to offers :blush:
    Mikey4410 likes this.
  5. all credit to you for the work you have put in.
    its a niche group of people that will understand what a weapon this thing could be on the track.
    good luck with the sale.
    Big Uno likes this.
  6. Absolutley worth that money all day long .its like no other r26/225 .bargain
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  7. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Thanks fellas!
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  8. I am sad to see this happening but needs must. The attention to detail is something else, good luck with the sale.
  9. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Oh man! If I wern't so deep into my 250 if have this!

    Doubt you will get a better built car in the UK
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  10. I honestly don't think there's a Megane engine in the country that's built to this spec and detail.
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  12. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    I have had a couple of questions about offers that I would accept over the last few days, so may aswell write my expectations here to save people asking.
    I will be prepared to go down to around £10k but cannot really go any lower as I have spent a lot of money as I am sure can be appreciated. Of course I would like as much as possible but would prefer it to go to an enthusiast here rather than a unknown ricer from ebay :tearsofjoy:
    I think at that cost it is quite a lot of car.
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  13. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Now listed on ebay, item number: 123271145028

    If anybody is interested or knows anyone who may be please tell them to still contact me here. If you could put the word out for me in any way that would be great! I dont really use social media so unfortunately ebay is the best place for me.

    Mikey4410 likes this.
  14. someone has linked it to FB as well
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  16. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Thanks fellas
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  17. Yeah i've shared it on CS.
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  18. Put it on piston heads track day cars and if road legal put it on that section. Then wait for the right buyer. Hold out for 12 plus. I got far more for mine on there than I ever would on fb or here
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  19. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Sale pending.
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  20. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    She is now sold. Thank you to everyone who helped out!
  21. Nice one....what's next
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  22. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Not really sure, house probably :tearsofjoy: machinery wise... always wanted a RS250 as a project and perhaps turn it into a track only bike, RS250 Aprilia not the Renault type that is :tearsofjoy: suppose one day I will have to join the MK3 megane club wont I :smile:
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  23. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    The bike is mrs permitting of course :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
  24. Who's bought it, anyone we know?
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  25. The aprillias are nice. I had a rsv factory for a year or two before going down the s1000rr route
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  26. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    It is a member here, I will leave it to them if they want to make it public its not down to me :blush:
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  27. Big Uno

    Big Uno RSM Trader

    Always had a soft spot for Aprilia, wish I had got into racing when I was younger, do quite miss the environmentally friendly smell of the two strokes :tearsofjoy:
  28. My favourite 2stroke I have owned was a 3 litre v6 2 stroke marine engine. What a fab noise it made.

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