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  1. My dome light broke today. It's the standard Hella one that goes above the driver's left shoulder. The switch and little brass/copper bits just gave up the ghost. I took it apart to figure out why it wasn't working, and that's when I the found damage. I stripped out all of the moving parts so that I could use the dome light cover, still intact, to blank off the hole in my headliner until a new domelight arrives. In doing so, I took the three wires that were connected to the dome light mechanism, wrapped the clips on the ends with electrical tape, zip tied them together and affixed it to the domelight cover, so they stay where I can get at them when the time comes to put the new light in. My concern, stemming from almost no understanding of automotive electrics, is that these wires are going to arc or something against each other, the headliner, or the metal roof of the car and do some sort of damage, now that they aren't connected to anything. That is why I diligently wrapped the ends. Is this an actual risk or is my ignorance showing again?
  2. So that's where the vintage Porsche guys are getting them from! Thanks this is very interesting.
  3. That's awesome. I assume it's custom to that fuel cell only?
  4. I'm thoroughly surprised nobody makes this for our cars. It seems like it would be right up Kooglewerk's alley. The style originated with Porsche, but it would fit with the looks of hot-rodded 2002.
  5. This is my concern. The car is going to be an unheated storage unit in the winter here in KC, and even if I move it to my heated garage it's still going to see below freezing some times, there's no way around it.
  6. Rubbing is also the main reason I'm considering downsizing a bit.
  7. The tires I want are only available as 185's. 195's are what the previous owner mounted to my car, and I like the look, but sourcing more 195/60 is becoming tedious. Do you think I'll regret dropping down in size a bit?
  8. Yikes. That price is double what it is here. Here’s to lots of open land I guess
  9. What size did you select? Is climate controlled worth it? If there's no climate control, then around here it will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer, which is fine, but I would be concerned about moisture.
  10. I took a look under the hood. The car has a newish 45 amp alternator. As for other draws, it does have an electric fuel pump, but no air con, and a weak little stereo. I was able to run the Hella 500s and my headlights, which are H4s, (low beam) without issue, and since I don't intend to run the headlights and all four driving lights at once (massive overkill) I think I'll be fine.
  11. I’ll look into that thank you. the goal is to mount four lights, for aesthetics, frankly, but to also have them work, since, if they’re there they ought to work on principle. That said they’re not mission critical, the car isn’t heading to a rally stage.
  12. What are we talking in terms of amps for the car just running? What does the ignition system draw? I’ve never looked into this before so if these sound like dumb questions, it’s because they are. I don’t really wish to upgrade the alternator and I don’t foresee operating all four at once very much, but I’d like to know the capability is there at least.
  13. Neither of those lights are monsters, but the 2002 isn't exactly a powerhouse. It would be four lights altogether.
  14. You're right about the Alfas. As soon as I said that I started looking and a good number of the Alfa race cars were wide bodied, it just seems they weren't as ubiquitously wide as the '02s were, because my initial search termed up mostly narrowbodied Alfas.
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