She's Home !

Discussion in '348/355' started by Ricambi America, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Whoo hoo ! 6 weeks later, my 348 is back home from spa services at Sport Auto (Summerfield, NC).

    * oil change
    * coolant flush
    * transmission oil change
    * brake fluid flush
    * new Hill Engineering oil reservoir plate
    * new steering wheel (my 360 Challenge wheel is available, if anyone is interested)
    * new turn signal/headlamp stalk assembly
    * passenger seat rails fixed so seat locks properly in all positions
    * upper dash vents (defroster) repaired
    * new pedal box cover plate installed (my feet got wet driving in the rain!)
    * Husker LeMans grill completely removed and re-installed. (Sheet metal burrs all nicely cleaned up
    * Husker LeMans grill nicely gasket-ed on the outer edges for a nice flush fit. Outer edges now firmly secured with new hardware.
    * Targa roof seals re-seated, futile(?) attempt to keep the car dry
    * shoulder belt orientation fixed (don't ask)
    * "intermittent start" issue resolved
    * Rocking seatback fixed on both sides
    * new engine bonnet struts

    ...and I'm sure there are more line items that I have forgotten about.

    And "so much for no-stories car": A Garden State Parkway token was found jammed under a seat. For a car that supposedly never lived north of the Mason Dixon line, sure makes ya wonder. My take? who cares. The cars are worthless anyway. Drive it, enjoy it. They all have some stories. Water, wreck, repo. Big whoopin' deal. My goal for 2010 is to roll at least 5k miles on her.
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  3. Saint Bastage

    Saint Bastage F1 Rookie

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    I'm so friggen jealous of you "southern" boys that can continue to drive through the winter. My car is just a grey cover sitting in the garage. I try not to look but my heart is breaking.

    What was the start issue determined to be? I assume battery cabling.
  4. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Quite the list Daniel! Hopefully you rack up those 5k and many more in 2010!!
  5. Sandy Eggo

    Sandy Eggo F1 Rookie

    Jun 4, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
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    Must be a great feeling to get her back and all 'put right'.

    Since she's practically 'born again' - I think you need to post the obligatory picture!
  6. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
    Mount Isa, Australia
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    GREAT to hear Daniel! :D:D

    Where's the pics? :eek::eek:
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  8. jmiff348

    jmiff348 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2006
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    Good news! Definitely post pics!!!
  9. marioz

    marioz Formula 3

    Nov 21, 2003
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    drive it like you stole it
  10. saw1998

    saw1998 F1 Veteran

    Jun 8, 2008
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    Enjoy, Daniel. If I owned Ricambi, I don't think I could control my urge to replace every part on the entire car. You must have great self-control.
  11. f355jimv

    f355jimv Formula Junior

    Jan 21, 2008
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    Just do it!
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  13. rbellezza

    rbellezza F1 Rookie
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    Jun 18, 2008
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    Roberto Bellezza
    Enjoy the car, as you said, they are no worth much these days .... unfortunately !
  14. Shaide

    Shaide Formula Junior

    Jul 8, 2008
    Las Colinas, DFW TX
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    Which means they can be driven with no fear of repercussions! Life is short, so enjoy it while you can! I'll toss my hat in with a few of the other folks and ask the same... where are the pics? *grin*
  15. NeuroBeaker

    NeuroBeaker Moderator

    Oct 1, 2008
    Huntsville, AL., USA
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    Awesome! :D

    But as PAP says...

    Grammatical inaccuracies aside, the sentiment is perfect. :p

    Hehehe :)

    All the best,
  16. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Rainy and drizzle today in North Carolina. Car is tucked away in the garage... but I'll go take so pictures later today. :)
  17. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran
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    Dec 31, 2003
    western hemisphere others have put more eloquently, this thread is useless without some high rez photos! ;)
  18. Oengus

    Oengus F1 Veteran
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    she will feel like a new car Daniel.........
  19. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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  20. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    P.S. Yes, I need new roof pins.

    P.P.S. Yes, we need to paint Luca's wheels flat black.
  21. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    ... one more picture coming. Hang tight!
  22. NeuroBeaker

    NeuroBeaker Moderator

    Oct 1, 2008
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    Great pictures! :D

    I've got a MINI too... and yes, it'd also make way for a 348 if I had one. :eek:

    All the best,
  23. 348SStb

    348SStb F1 Rookie

    Out of curiosity -- what was the Wife Tax for all this?

  24. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
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    Based on my rough calculations three Chanel purses.
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  26. brent Lachelt

    brent Lachelt Formula 3
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    Dec 6, 2003
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    Brent R.Lachelt
    Daniel what is the availability and cost of that steering wheel? Everything looks awesome!
  27. J. Salmon

    J. Salmon F1 Rookie
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    Aug 27, 2005
    I have said it before, I'll say it again: nicest 348 on the planet. Too bad we cannot hear it in the pictures...

    Mines due for a once over by Tom also. Waiting for the interior bits to get here, should be soon.

    Black wheels, always the best!

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