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R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion #1661137
11/10/2022 08:36
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Please post replies here....


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661140
11/10/2022 10:05
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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661178
12/10/2022 08:58
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Sounds good. Be interested to hear how you get on with the brakes. For me the brakes are the one weak point on the car I don't like, other things are forgivable. Like you the previous owner of mine looked after them and upgraded pads and disks however compared to more modern vehicles they are still lacking when 'pressing on'.

Personally I find Brembo brakes to be overrated, perhaps they have improved but I had them on Ducati bikes back in the early 90's and they all benefited from a master cylinder upgrade (pity we cannot do that on the Coupe) before they had true bite. Conversely my Qwaker with Nissins could lift the rear wheel with just 2 fingers on the lever.


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661181
12/10/2022 09:49
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I agree, my description of the stock brakes is that the feel is wooden and also feels almost non servo assisted.
Coupled with not much threshold before they cook themselves with a bit of spirited driving

Anyway I'll post my progress and views once I've done the work

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661199
12/10/2022 20:38
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When I got mine, stock brakes were wooden, check braking in motorway traffic was non-existent. Completely solved with decent pads. Currently using Brembo discs & pads and they're good, plenty of stopping power. The pedal still needs a bit more pressure than most modern cars, but I prefer it that way.

Last edited by wink; 12/10/2022 20:39.
Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: wink] #1661203
12/10/2022 21:29
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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661282
15/10/2022 17:02
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New springs arrived today, but waiting for the ARB and the OSRAV shocks before I set to work

Jamie

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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661286
15/10/2022 19:04
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I'll be interested to know how you find the Eibach springs. Mine is on supposedly standard spec springs. I don't feel the need for harder suspension, but it does look a bit too tall imo.

Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661287
15/10/2022 19:17
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As I plan some track usage I wanted something a bit lower than OE for ride height, as I find the nose dips when you brake heavy, which in turn unsettles the car.

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661372
22/10/2022 21:02
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(Jamie, I've moved the latest post to the project itself, the project thread is king smile )


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661373
22/10/2022 21:14
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Ah, my bad

Thanks Jamie


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1661523
30/10/2022 16:21
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Hi all, I’m almost ready to treat some of the underside of the car where there’s some surface rust

What’s peoples view on the ‘best’ product to use to treat the rust, I’ve seen reviews for the Jenolite spray that looks decent.

Importantly I want to get it right and not have to repeat the exercise , so I’m awaiting your advice

Thanks Jamie


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662015
20/11/2022 10:42
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Good progress smile

A word of warning when removing the fuel tank, the plastic connectors on top of the swirl pot become brittle with age so take great care when disconnecting


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662022
20/11/2022 18:15
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Good shout ill take extra care

Cheers Jamie


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Jamiepm] #1662032
21/11/2022 11:03
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In the past I’ve used a hair dryer in cold weather when attempting jobs with plastic.


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Re: R803CGP restoration thread - Discussion [Re: Edinburgh] #1662033
21/11/2022 11:28
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Thanks Jim


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