As Iíve now taken ownership of what was GrahamLís car, Iím planning to bring the car back to factory fresh condition.
Graham has done a great job in either fixing the nuances of a coupe and/or doing a number of jobs just right (wishbones being one of them
My aim is to not really touch the engine/turbo, other than maintenance, itís more to improve the standard suspension and brakes, along with with fixing some cosmetic stuff.
So onto the brakes, whilst Graham has recently done brakes and discs all round, they are decidedly average, which is just how they are from factory. So at this stage Iíve bought some PFC pads that Iíll fit at some point before Xmas.
Iíve bought a complete new set of brake lines and flexi hoses from JBT, and have some ATE200 brake fluid ready to go.
Iím going to refurb the calipers all round and paint them red as the silver always looked a bit understated to me.
For the suspension stuff, Iíd initially ordered a full Koni set up, but when I found out you needed to butcher existing struts at the front to fit them, Iíve cancelled and bought the OSRAV shock absorbers, and then a set of Eibach springs with a 30mm height reduction.
Albeit these are made to order and I wonít get them until November ish
Iíve ordered a Ultra Racing rear ARB (23mm), again made to order but that should be with me in the next couple of weeks
Finally for suspension Iíve got the subframe bushes and rear arm bearings from FCSS, as Iíll drop the whole rear end and deal with tarting up the arms and get them painted.
For obvious reasons whilst I have all this stuff off the car Iíll check the chassis over and as a minimum Iíll treat all the underside to simply preserve what appears to be a rock solid chassis floor pan.
I have as a belt and braces approach , bought a new oil cooler and pipes from JBT which Iíll fit in the next couple of monthsÖ.
I need to refurb the leather seats due to age related wear, so Iíll post pictures in the next few weeks
The Eiffel towers are cruddy bit appear solid so Iíll repaint those, or if they are scabby, Iíll change them out for some new ones
Iíve fitted a special head unit off Amazon for £90, just so I have Bluetooth for hands free calling, but Iíll put some pictures up and tell you a bit more about it
Thatís it to start with, Iíll endeavour to post pics/progress and fix anything else I see along the way