Peugeot 106 quicksilver mods

Peugeot 106 quicksilver mods

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Tabbiss

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1 posts

24 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Hi everyone, I’ve got a 106 quicksilver but I want to get more power while keeping the 1.4 engine. I’ve heard about swapping the cylinder head for a rallye head, if anyone could provide more information on this swap that would be great. Any other ideas how I make the 1.4 more powerful would be appreciated.
Thanks

Master Bean

1,591 posts

80 months

Saturday 15th December 2018
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Stickers are worth 5bhp each.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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Just swapping the head will probably achieve nothing. If you want more power from that little TU engine it needs to be carried out properly. Head,valves,camshaft,exhaust,ECU etc. Then when you have more power will the rest of the engine take it? its an old engine with a few miles on the clock I bet. Not forgetting the brakes and suspension.

The best guys for tuning old Peugeot engines are http://www.skipbrowncars.com/ have a word with them.

Mind you your best bet is to replace the whole car with a 106 GTi, then you will have power and fun.

Ahbefive

11,657 posts

132 months

Friday 21st December 2018
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Absolutely pointless. Just buy a different car. You will throw hundreds at it and the only think that may get better is the noise.

AKindSoul

154 posts

144 months

Monday 24th December 2018
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It is a 106 Quiksilver.

As said, waste of money, buy a faster car.

Jerry Can

2,608 posts

183 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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I suspect this chap might be a young lad with not much dosh.


assuming your quicksilver is in good condition - i.e. no rust then in order to make your car faster, you could do some or all of the following:

16v engine transplant
throttle bodies
cams
zorst
air filter/inlet
206 gti 180 big brake kit
s1 rally or xsi gearbox
uprated rear torsion bars
uprated front springs
standalone ecu
.


lots to do, lots of money. Head over to the 106 rallye Facebook page for more info.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Or buy this ?

cat with a hat

1,479 posts

78 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Short of removing as much weight as you can (interior, sound deadening, spare wheel, rear wiper etc) or changing the engine, you're wasting your time.

Jerry Can

2,608 posts

183 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Old Merc said:


Or buy this ?
where is this for sale? lick


MellowshipSlinky

12,076 posts

149 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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I’m amazed there’s any of these Quiksilvers left - weren’t many made and I’d have thought they’d be long gone by now.
Bought one brand new in 1997

Bought a 106 Gti about a year later...

Sorry - no help to the OP

FAKER

18 posts

2 months

Sunday 11th October
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Old Merc said:


Or buy this ?
Hi Old Merc!

Where did you get that photo of David Higgins 106 Rallye? Fabulous pic... and the only one that shows up online with the MAN106A registration number.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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FAKER said:
Old Merc said:


Or buy this ?
Hi Old Merc!

Where did you get that photo of David Higgins 106 Rallye? Fabulous pic... and the only one that shows up online with the MAN106A registration number.
I took it myself, along with loads of others. I`m "Autocare" and prepared that car for David and Mike Park. I also prepared their 205GTI in the Peugeot GTI rally championship.



Happy memories.


Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,608 posts

183 months

Monday 12th October
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that's interesting, by the look of that photo, the group A 1300 Rallye ran the standard inlet? What kind of power were you getting. (I have an s2 Rallye that I race, this also runs the s1 inlet)

for the rest of you, Old Merc really should be treated on here with the upmost respect, not only does he know his way around a Peugeot ( and I dare say could provide some tuning advice) he has also assisted at least two drivers to become professionals in rallying. one of whom made it all the way to the top!

these kind of people who do a a lot of this stuff out of the goodness or their heart, are hard to come by in motorsport.

thanks Old Merc!

FAKER

18 posts

2 months

Monday 12th October
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Old Merc! You my friend are an absolute legend. I have sooo many questions!! May I message you?

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
that's interesting, by the look of that photo, the group A 1300 Rallye ran the standard inlet? What kind of power were you getting. (I have an s2 Rallye that I race, this also runs the s1 inlet)

for the rest of you, Old Merc really should be treated on here with the upmost respect, not only does he know his way around a Peugeot ( and I dare say could provide some tuning advice) he has also assisted at least two drivers to become professionals in rallying. one of whom made it all the way to the top!

these kind of people who do a a lot of this stuff out of the goodness or their heart, are hard to come by in motorsport.

thanks Old Merc!
I retired from rallying at the end of that year with the 106 ( 1994 ). That car belonged to Peugeot Sport, our team found the money then prepared and ran it for them in the 1994 British Rally Championship. It should have been a full Group A car but due to the lack of parts from Peugeot it was half Group N. The engine was built by Ravic. We had lots of problems, had a very poor year.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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Guys I`m so flattered by all those nice words. Remember I was a team member, the others did the same as me.
By the way, the other fully restored Autocare Peugeot 205GTI is at Goodwood Speed Week this coming w/end. There will be free live TV streaming and also its on ITV4.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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FAKER said:
Old Merc! You my friend are an absolute legend. I have sooo many questions!! May I message you?
Your more than welcome, I`m just a retired old Fart now who loves talking about the old days.

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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FAKER said:
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FAKER

18 posts

2 months

Monday 12th October
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Old Merc said:
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Couple of pics from '94

My V5 with name and address amended.

Edited by FAKER on Monday 12th October 15:31

Old Merc

2,707 posts

127 months

Monday 12th October
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FAKER said:
Old Merc said:
?????
Couple of pics from '94

My V5 with name and address amended.

Edited by FAKER on Monday 12th October 15:31
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