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  1. Fixjets777

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    Im taking advantage of the down time associated with this time of the year. Here is my F430 work list:
    Battery Tender pigtail- DONE
    Capristo exhaust brackets- DONE
    Tail light reinforcement kit
    Scug Ing Swiss F1 relay, LED drl, front turn signals, rear light assemblies and third brake light.
    Nothing out of the ordinary, I know. But will keep me occupied in the garage for a little while.

    Also, I have a perfectly looking Ferrari maglite, with corroded batteries. If I can find a way to remove the corroded tail cap without causing any damage I will be able to repair it. And probably sell it.
    Any tips from you veterans are welcome!
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  2. V8Fun

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    Nice list. I’ve got the capristo brackets also and fabspeed headers. It’s a great combo. Loud when I want it to be, but barely louder than OEM when driving easy. And I don’t worry about cracking brackets or headers any more (I went through 2 sets of OEM headers).

    Can you share the parts list for the LEDs?

    I think this winter I may tackle some of the interior surfaces to remove the sticky layer and re-coat it. Undecided which service to use for that (stickyrx or stickynomore or diy).

    At 46k miles my taillights are still tight and have never been reinforced or repaired. Still curious about the reinforcement kit, can you share which one you’re going to use?




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  3. Fixjets777

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  4. V8Fun

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    Thanks Jeff!

    Would love to see the finished product when you’re done. Maybe you could take before/after pics and post them.


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    All LED lights and F1 relay are now installed. Huge difference in brightness, see for yourself. The first two pictures are “before” and last two are “after”. I highly recommend SIS products.
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  8. V8Fun

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    Looks great! Even the 3rd light (center) was replaced it looks like?


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  9. Fixjets777

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    Thanks. Yes, the new LED third brake light is significantly brighter and can be programmed to flash on initial activation.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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  11. WJC

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    Nice work! While not an F-car, I have several to-do list items this winter myself! That being said, we are replacing our old two car garage with a three car garage but we are getting a little run around from the company. Hopefully it will be built in the next two weeks and I can start working on the cars.
     
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