Thanks guys; I'm thrilled with the car. Kinda interesting as I don't recall being this giddy about a toy since I got my first drum set when I was 12! I've had way too many cars for one person but none have produced this little tingle (except maybe the HJ45 at our place in Colorado; Wetpet, it's my "Drypet").
Anyway, so far so good; 100 miles, no CEL's! ...however...I now understand the bypass-valve-shuffle (rattle)! That has got to go! The box is a Tubi so I suppose that'll stay for now and I suspect I'll replace the OEM bypass with the Capisto fail-open one.
I looked (white glove) at the engine compartment yesterday and although it is super clean, I noticed a little "dust" here and there. I don't know if it's just...oh my gosh...dust, our OH MY GOSH...DUST!! Hopefully these chat rooms have just may me a bit paranoid. Either way, I'll take it to the shop this weekend and have a ground turf
I think I'll order the Tubi headers (just to follow suit with the box). From there, if the shop turns up ANY threat, I'll just have them drop the motor and pull the heads. If nothing else, maybe a port and polish. We can SEE the valve guides (replace if never done; which it appears not); check the liners, etc, etc. Install the gold connectors, additional heat shields and a few other (hopefully) preventative thingies. I figure (once I saw the magnificent condition of the car), I'll just sort it out now (be personally sure) and not spend my time checking for fibers in the engine bay, listening for exhaust ticks, sensing a loss in the power band, etc...
The PPI came out nice with good compression but one suspect leak down. I posted some numbers and seriously, it was a 50/50 split as to the car was about to self-destruct or be the holy-grail-eternal-life-driver. I talked to Ferrari and they said "the numbers were well within spec" (I tried to get them to sign the dotted line but their phone must have dropped the call; went silent; imagine that ??)
I'll post a few pics later but honestly, it's a red and tan spider; just like all the others albeit a pristine example.
Wetpet; what was I thinking! I won't post the owners name on the sight...you're right. (Also, I've been following the Financial Meltdown thread you are on. I wish you guys would solve the worlds problem so I could let my kids out of the locked house!!
convoluted mess we have here!!!)
Again, thanks for the well wishes and the nice community. If your ever in Houston...
...oh, and game 7...how do you get ahead 3-0 and loose 4-3??!! LOL..you deserved it!!! (fortunately, I'm a bit of a freak, I'm not a big "sports-game-person"' only have a box to take clients to
Cheers and Happy Wednesday!