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post #46 of 75 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 05:48 PM
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Thanks for the link Jeff. Alas I fear that my Benzoni wheels might be beyond repair. Hey at least they were cheap. Also wanted to note how nice the amber side marker lights look with the dark blue paint.

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Thanks for the link Jeff. Alas I fear that my Benzoni wheels might be beyond repair. Hey at least they were cheap. Also wanted to note how nice the amber side marker lights look with the dark blue paint.

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Thanks....I specifically ordered the amber corners. I'm a big fan of the contrast with the ambers. I have seen too many clear lenses over the past 15 years

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CSC doesn't provide a gasket for the headers because they're designed to be run WITHOUT gaskets (just like an F1 car, therefore, my car is an F1 car...). I've been running my CSC headers for years without gaskets.

If your gasket works, that's great, but it really isn't necessary. If you really felt compelled for additional security, there's a product out there called acoustiseal or walker exhaust paste that can be used.

Don't be surprised if the gasket fails in short order.

Car looks great.

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CSC doesn't provide a gasket for the headers because they're designed to be run WITHOUT gaskets (just like an F1 car, therefore, my car is an F1 car...). I've been running my CSC headers for years without gaskets.

If your gasket works, that's great, but it really isn't necessary. If you really felt compelled for additional security, there's a product out there called acoustiseal or walker exhaust paste that can be used.

Don't be surprised if the gasket fails in short order.

Car looks great.
I also purchased the Walker Accustiseal product, but decided to try an actual gasket first time around. I'll be keeping an eye on this area jik.

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I was able to find a nice MOMO C35 steering wheel for the Milano



Looking forward to installing asap

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post #51 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 08:03 AM
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Lovely wheel Jeff. One question...how will you pass CA smog with the headers? Will you remove them when the certificate is due?

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I had some complications with my car not running correctly, but after purchasing new injectors, dropping the fuel tank to be cleaned, flushing the fuel lines, I finally have a running car again.

Had the MOMO C35 wheel installed.



Picked up the car on Friday and it was raining. I realized on the way home how much I take ABS for granted!

It was also a chance to see the wax at work









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Today I received a new accessory for my car.









Now I need to find my Colnago Bititan

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Today I received a new accessory for my car.









Now I need to find my Colnago Bititan

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Loving the updates, Jeff.

BTW - where did you source the NOS Underhood Pad from? (I realize that post was six months ago?)
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Did you find those racks on eBay? If so, I made an offer on them, but it wasn't accepted. They look great on your car, make me wish I'd tried another offer!
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The hood pad was purchased online at vicksauto.com I believe I got the last available.

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Did you find those racks on eBay? If so, I made an offer on them, but it wasn't accepted. They look great on your car, make me wish I'd tried another offer!
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Correct, the racks were purchased on Ebay.

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Finally got my Phone Dial Benzoni wheels back from Dave at Renewed Finishes in PA







Wheels are at the tire shop getting new rubber and they should be on the car by the weekend. Toyo R888R 195/55/15



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Hope you do realize the potential drawbacks of those particular gumball tires.

Car looks great.

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