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Dellb

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Tue 09 Oct 18 17:40

Tips


Hi Guys
This thread is aimed at all you regular drivers of C3s. I sat in my 1980 C3 today for the first time. I was amazed at how much car you canít see.
I amgine pulling out onto a main road has its issues. Any tips? I have been driving for over 40 years, and I have never seen such a nose. Canít wait!!!


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curious bystander

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Tue 09 Oct 18 18:34

Re: Tips


Wait til you go over the brow of a hill Rofl


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Having a lot of bhp is all very well, but on these forums it's torque that counts

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Nick B

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Tue 09 Oct 18 20:30

Re: Tips


Hi Derek

Best advice I can give is to just drive it, get some 'around town' miles under your belt and you will soon become "as one' with the machine.

Enjoy!

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roscobbc

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Tue 09 Oct 18 20:41

Re: Tips


Lean forward?


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curious bystander

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Tue 09 Oct 18 21:09

Re: Tips


Lean forward? Take the T tops off and stand up more like Laughing


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Having a lot of bhp is all very well, but on these forums it's torque that counts

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Mick Howes

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Wed 10 Oct 18 07:15

Re: Tips


my main tip is, practice parking the front end close to things, in my first few months of ownership I dinged the pointy front end many times! Now owning a C4, it has it's own problems, can be a pig to reverse park, back end really hard to judge Yes


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Daytona Vette

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Wed 10 Oct 18 10:00

Re: Tips


The seats in the 80 are such that the further back you sit in the seat the less reclined your posture - so sit back.

If you are not 6ft tall get a 2inch lift via a hard sponge to put on the seat until you are more at ease with where the nose ends.

Amazing I have just had the seats re-trimmed with new standard foam sponges and it has caused the problem, that my eye line has now moved up and the interior mirror is now blocking the vista. (Vista: they used to make a curry in a box).

Most important Tip is do not drive once you have had a tipple.


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STELTHYFLATFISH

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Thu 11 Oct 18 10:53

Re: Tips


Wait till you grow up and are 6ft 3in, then install bucket seats with harnesses in your C3. .
Things to avoid
Turning left on a slip road at a major road junction.
Trying to open the window on the passenger side, with Manuel windows.
Going into a multi story car park with automated barriers. Rofl


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CaptainK

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Thu 11 Oct 18 12:42


I'll add to the things to avoid - reversing into a small council rental garage. The car is only millimetres smaller than the opening and you "MIGHT" (*cough*) end up reversing into the garage and doing lots of damage to your car...... those blimmin wingmirrors don't extend out enough to properly see the rear wheel arch bulges.

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Daytona Vette

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Thu 11 Oct 18 14:27


CaptainK wrote (View Post):..... those blimmin wingmirrors don't extend out enough to properly see the rear wheel arch bulges.

With extended width my issue is worse, but some one is going to have a go and extend the originals for me, retaining the Mirror Head and Mounting Block.

Not started yet, but if successful I will post the details in the Mag.


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