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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread [Re: Jamiepm] #1665557
02/06/2023 22:31
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So after a day at curborough, the car performed brilliantly.

After trying a few settings for the front shock absorbers, I ended up with a 2 full turns from soft, that seemed to keep the car nice and flat through the tight bends

Can highly recommend the zestino tyres, they are soft but they get rid of any understeer and give a nice predictable drive

Also got the chance to drive Joes coupe whilst there, and compare visco drive vs the quaife diff. Put simply the viscodrive doesn’t compete, but given it’s about a £1000 I’ll wait for now before thinking about buying one.

End of the month will be at the ring, so really looking forward to that, as the corners are far more open, which plays to the coupe’s strengths

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread [Re: Jamiepm] #1666014
29/06/2023 15:41
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Just a quick update, trip to Nurburgring starts tomorrow, so they'll be videos to share afterwards.

Hopefully tears of joy and not tears of sadness, considering the efforts/forum advice from folks to get me to this point

Cheers Jamie

Last edited by Jamiepm; 29/06/2023 15:45. Reason: I can't spell

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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread [Re: Jamiepm] #1666590
24/07/2023 21:01
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Hi folks, it’s been a while…….

Anyway one of my next jobs to do will be to fit the Alfa gta subframe braces

I read Per’s thread about this and thought that’s a great mod to do, so I’ve bought a 2nd hand set off eBay

Instead of welding captive nuts, I think I’m going to use a rivet gun with either M6 or M8 inserts, as some of the undertray fittings are knackered, so I can do both jobs.

Whilst I mount the nut inserts I’m going to try and straighten out the floor where someone prior to grahaml or myself has incorrectly jacked the car up.

Also having looked at Per’s thread, I saw his bottom strut brace, which I think I can improve upon his idea with an aluminium version.

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread [Re: Jamiepm] #1670377
27/02/2024 07:03
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Superb thread and very informative.

Re: R803CGP / C20VTJ restoration thread [Re: Jamiepm] #1670934
25/03/2024 18:53
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Quick update, took the car to be fleamapped a couple of Fridays ago……

I took some VXR injectors with me and changed them over for Leighton to do his thing. (NB there will a be a OEinjectors for sale thread on the forum shortly).

Anyway I asked for torque over power, and pleased to report peak torque of 300ft lbs with 270 hp as an end result.

Drive ability wise, it simply comes ‘on power’ much sooner in the rev range, making it ultimately a faster car

Cheers Jamie


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