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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    I don't know how I somehow missed all the BRG updates... but dang, Pete! The integrated/blended TSI front end may be my new favorite!

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Wow, the steering wheel looks indeed brand new! Amazing work, and there's something really satisfying about restos, no matter what you restore. Kudos to you Pete!

    As far as the star wars refs go, my younger sister had the exact same reaction when she first saw the Wats on the car. I guess you are glad you went with the hex caps, I think they match the Falcon horn button wonderfully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLambert19 View Post
    I don't know how I somehow missed all the BRG updates... but dang, Pete! The integrated/blended TSI front end may be my new favorite!
    It's funny, the KINOD guys have acknowledged that the BRG has really come along ways for something that was only intended to be a project car for eldest son and I to work on. It certainly benefited from a lot of great hand-me-downs and when son was off at college got regularly exercised for a change of pace. I've become a lot more attached to all three cars than I'd ever expected

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    Wow, the steering wheel looks indeed brand new! Amazing work, and there's something really satisfying about restos, no matter what you restore. Kudos to you Pete!

    As far as the star wars refs go, my younger sister had the exact same reaction when she first saw the Wats on the car. I guess you are glad you went with the hex caps, I think they match the Falcon horn button wonderfully!
    Thanks Harry. It's true, doing something yourself is exponentially more satisfying. I'm particularly enjoying driving around again with the Falcon. I'm sure I'd also be appreciating the additional rigidity the frame rails added if I'd spent a hot afternoon under the car cursing and getting them in there ;).

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    Christopher, a friend from KINOD, also happens to be incredibly talent photographer. Like the kind with film cameras and everything. After I got Benny back from respray, the new wheels and sorting out some of the details I got an exciting message “I gotta shoot your car”. I immediately went back “Name a time/ place and I’ll be there.” It took a while to lock a time given shelter-in-place, work and life responsibilities, etc. Chris then reached out with an “awkward” question. He said Benny had been shot a lot and what he really dreamed of was shooting the Sunburst. I was so appreciative he was prepared to put in the time and effort on shooting, I was happy it was any of our Roadsters. On top I didn’t mind giving Mrs. R even more ammo about how stock was so superior to my “heavily modified” approach and that yellow was the best color and, and, and….

    We met up in Longbeach and made our way south to Newport beach with many stops along the way.

    Will let the pictures do the talking but ultimately the highlight was entirely around 1. The incredibly wonderful people I’ve gotten to know in this community 2. Safely visiting with some of those people and 3. Driving around and discovering new places makes for such a perfect way to spend a morning…







    He also brought along his newly acquired 450SL, another classic roadster equally if not even more suited to Southern California



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