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The (one and only) '0846' Debate Thread

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by El Wayne, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. merstheman

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    He upgrades bits on his cars because he uses them on the road. Brakes are safety equipment, and I'm sure he's got more modern, better stuff on there. No big secret. I'm sure he'll give you more details if you ask him on Facebook.
     
  2. JAM1

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    But what’s pictured isn’t modern. It’s not upgraded. These are some sort of vintage brakes - just not what was on the factory 0846.
     
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  3. BMWairhead

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    If you look at Jim’s .pdf, the calipers pictured (the ones he had rebuilt) appear to be the ones that came with the car. I don’t think it was a change he made. It seems as if they came with the Piper car. The .pdf is a bit convoluted, though...hard to be certain.
     
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  5. peter5

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    This has been an interesting read. One question I have is why DP0003 differs so significantly from the P3 or P4 chassis’ even though DP had blueprints/factory blessing to make replicas?
     
  6. merstheman

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    Maybe he was upgrading the designs after years' experience racing the originals. I don't think he was trying to make a good race car first, a replica second.
     
  7. modena1_2003

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    Seems like this thread is coming full-circle. :)
     

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