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Old 04-28-2017, 11:02 AM
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That is looking GOOD, man. Nice work. I'd love to score one of those someday.
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HELP ME CHOOSE SOME TIRES.

The Kumho all seasons (no seasons) that are on the car are done so it's time for some new rubber. The stock size of 215/50-15 is NLA in anything affordable and streetable so it's going to be 225/50-15 again. The car does not see winter so summer tires are a must. I don't track it but want the most grip I can afford in case I have to stop or swerve in a hurry. They should look cool or period or both. Treadwear is a non-issue as these will age out before they wear out.

I've narrowed it down to 4 but can't quite decide:

P ZERO TROFEO R $169





PROXES R888 $138





PROXES R888R $140





PROXES RA1 $189


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Old 05-27-2017, 05:02 PM
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The car is running but not perfectly (more later) so I have been taking every opportunity to drive it and pose around in it. Took it to the post office:






A cars and coffee or two:








Parked in in the driveway:




and at the showroom:






I even parked it outside the local Audi dealer:




This really is the key to happiness.

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Old 06-09-2017, 12:32 PM
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Took the car to AutoEurope in Birmingham for:

new tires
alignment
detailing
dent removal

Now so clean. Hadn't been cleaned for three years!










They did a great job. Shame it's parked back in the showroom and not in my drive.





Next on the agenda is to address the hesitation under load at around 3-4000rpm. Any ideas?
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:33 AM
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WOW. We canít believe itís been a year since we updated this thread. Better get cracking. Letís see, what have we been up to?

Well, before we put it away for the winter we took it to the gas station to fill it up but on the way back it died at a light. Took much cranking to get it to fire back up but then we only had a 100yds or so back to the shop so couldnít tell if it was ok or not. We parked it and forgot about it.




We fired it back up in April to take it to HOF Designs in Dearborn for some interior work. It didnít seem really keen. Fortunately the roads were still bad so we trailered it there.



It still didnít seem very keen once it drove off the trailer:




The car has been selected to appear at the Concours of America in July so we thought it was a good time to address a few issues with the interior. The drivers seat had a small hole and some of the stitching was coming loose. Also, a previous owner had installed big speakers in the doors and parcel shelf.






We got the car back last week. Yes, it took a while but our shop was full so we didnít mind at all. It actually fired up really nice and drove round the block just like last year. No sign of the stalling now. Weíll have to dig into that later.

HOF did an amazing job and we could not be more pleased:








Next thing to tackle is the hesitation while getting onto boost along with a list of concours prep stuff. Oh, and trying to figure out why it died that one time. Stay tuned.
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