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    Can you tell me how you sourced this Prancing Petrol Cap Horse. What a great idea, looks fabulous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffpfc View Post
    Nice work and very good detail. I'm interested in providing better heat protection within the engine compartment and will be obliged if you could give details of suppliers for the Nimbus product and the insulated conduits.

    Many thanks Geoff
    Thanks Geoff. I purchased a Citroen heatshield on eBay: a lot of manufacturers use Nimbus for their exhaust shields and I've found these the cheapest way to get the material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Taylor View Post
    Can you tell me how you sourced this Prancing Petrol Cap Horse. What a great idea, looks fabulous.
    Thanks Phil. Again that was from eBay. Eurospares amongst others sell the genuine item in various sizes. It can be harder to locate the version with attached stud, but you may well perfer to bond on rather than drill/bolt, which is what I did.

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    Here is my latest mod: Scuderia engine Bay grills
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    I wanted to fit the carbon trim to the engine bay but my detailer showed me picture after picture of factory and aftermarket carbon with clear coated 'bloomed' after only a few thousand miles.
    I wondered if Scuderia Grills - which allow for about 20% more surface area for hot air egress - would fit.
    They do after a bit of 'shimming' with longer torx screws and some stainless washers.

    Matt at 'Off Your Marks' who did the work says it takes a bit of experimentation so a blanket over the engine bay catches the ones you drop.

    Since reading posts about what will probably be an inevitable header swap, (I have Mk2 Headers that are less than 1,000 miles old but on fitting the Capristo brackets we revealed YET another cracked exhaust bracket) I have become obsessed about engine bay heat management so am pursuing a challenge bumper and may fit a scuderia diffuser with its extra venting.

    On the subject of dealer servicing imagine how my engine was going to fare after this handy work from Maranello Egham who changed the headers and left the air intake on the rightbank like this..
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    Lazy, crap workmanship, yes its hard to connect the airbox but that's why we pay you what we do for labour - you are supposed to be the best.
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    Luckily some boiling water was enough to reform the pipe but imagine the mysterious faults this would have thrown up and if left undetected long term issues..

    Needless to say I will have my service history done by official dealers, e.g. oils, filters etc. but any advisory or remedial work will be done at independents who care and do better work.

    Anyway hope you don't mind me piggy-backing your excellent thread
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    I have the clear CF ones fitted to my 360 with no issues, if you PM me your email address will send you a pic its just that it so tedious to post the CS from a mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Luckily some boiling water was enough to reform the pipe but imagine the mysterious faults this would have thrown up and if left undetected long term issues..

    Needless to say I will have my service history done by official dealers, e.g. oils, filters etc. but any advisory or remedial work will be done at independents who care and do better work.

    Anyway hope you don't mind me piggy-backing your excellent thread
    That is slack service and is unfortunately not uncommon with the main dealers. I've taken the decision to cease with the FFSH and take the car to be serviced at Shiltech from now on.

    No problem - post away.

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    Monday 22nd December 2014
    I think I've tracked down some 16M wheels but the postage from USA isn't cheap. I have decided to add the skirts and front bumper too:
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    and the regular stripe:
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    I'll leave the back end standard as I actually think it looks better on the F430.

    Monday 20th April
    I found out that my car was within the VIN range for a recall on the clutch master cylinder. The inlet union on the original part can degrade over time and allow air into the system, so whilst I'm changing the clutch I may as well do this myself, rather than faff around having it taken to a main dealer for them to do.

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    Work has been taking up a lot of my time so I need to book some leave to get the car finished - I'm missing some decent driving weather!

    Sunday 3rd May
    Some more goodies:

    16M stripe.
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    Hill Engineering upgraded front track rod ends - to match the rears I already fitted - and front skid plates.
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    The latest version of Scud Ing DRLs
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    Which do this:
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    I have next week off work to tinker with the cars and hope to get everything fitted. I miss driving the thing now - speaking of which we have a road trip planned for September. My girlfriend has been excitedly planning some of the finer details:
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    I've booked us onto the owners factory tour which should be interesting.
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    Have you found some skirts and front bumper ? I have heard that they are difficult to get and that Ferrari wont sell them to you unless you have a scud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sssdu01 View Post
    Have you found some skirts and front bumper ? I have heard that they are difficult to get and that Ferrari wont sell them to you unless you have a scud?
    Yes, used, not new. ATD often have them.

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    Monday 18th May
    Updated Clutch Master Cylinder 180841
    Today I fitted the updated clutch master cylinder to address the issue with the old unit (175187) identified in recall R/2006/210 - https://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/r...rari&makeId=B2. Access is via the luggage compartment and through a waterproof membrane, which must be cut then sealed up once work is complete.
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    Replacement was straight forward, just a bit fiddly. I used new crush washers, clips, and hose.
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    Titainum Look Door Handles
    I really like the titainium door handle official accessory: http://www.meridienmodena.co.uk/titanium-door-handle/ I have been contemplating these for a while, but at 500 I keep thinking the money is better spent elsewhere. Today I removed one of the handles to have a look how they are made and I was surprised to find they are actually cast alloy and not plastic like I was expecting. I decided I could do something with them! I used paint stripper to remove the factory paint and primer, leaving the cast finish:
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    Next I used different grades of went and dry paper to achieve the machined look of the accessory handles.
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    Finally I lacquered them. Here they are:
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    ILUAL43 Headlight LED DRL
    I fitted the new version of ILUAL43 Headlight LED DRL from Scud Ing. Here's a standard sidelight for comparison:
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    And the ILUAL43. In person they are incredibly bright.
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    Fuel Flap Cavallino Rampante
    Finally today I got around to modifying my fuel flap with the bolt on Cavallino Rampante I bought last year. I'm not a fan of exposed carbon on a Silverstone car but I really like the prancing horse on the accessory carbon flap, so modifying my standard flap seemed the ideal compromise.
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    I marked on the flap my preferred position then drilled a 3.5mm hole, and prepared it with etch primer, then a smear of grease over that once it had dried.
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    Flap back on the car complete with the Cavallino Rampante.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excursion View Post
    Thanks Geoff. I purchased a Citroen heatshield on eBay: a lot of manufacturers use Nimbus for their exhaust shields and I've found these the cheapest way to get the material.

    Mark


    Thanks Phil. Again that was from eBay. Eurospares amongst others sell the genuine item in various sizes. It can be harder to locate the version with attached stud, but you may well perfer to bond on rather than drill/bolt, which is what I did.

    Mark
    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for coming back on this. That is exactly what I'll do and stick it on. If I don't like it after a while it's an easy fix to remove it. Not sure I could do what you have done to your door handles though. Brave, but I guess a fairly easy change back if you end up not liking it.
    Love what you are doing by the way.

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