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Forum: Aston Martin
08-20-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 227
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Posted By 007V8Vantage

Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Aston Martin
07-05-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Lightbulb I have lots of pics of women behind the wheel of my Vantage

LOL seems to happen at every cruise night
https://s8.postimg.cc/nppu9kpcl/IMG_20180619_185525.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/p4reyaqfl/)

A friend of mine really likes the Lotus brand:...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-26-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Cool Was a a local cruise night and an artist made this for me

He used just black markers and spent about 1/2 hour on it.
I gave him the $20 he suggested for the original (cheapest Vantage related thing I've bought to date).
...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-26-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,722
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Lightbulb Wilwood Rotor aluminum hats

Proactive FYI

This is not a Redpants issue, only a heads up to forum members, including Rich.

I ordered and paid in full for a set of the Wilwood Rotors April 30th, 2018. The hats are back...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-18-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thanks Ron, between the looks and the noise it...

Thanks Ron, between the looks and the noise it definitely turns a lot more heads these days...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-18-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Thanks for the feedback. I need to adjust...

Thanks for the feedback. I need to adjust headlight housing placement so I'll address while I'm in there.

Yesterday I was out for a nice Father's Day drive (with Fuse 22 pulled) :D
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Thanks! Yeah me too need to slow done for a...

Thanks!
Yeah me too need to slow done for a while as I just put the house on the market...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

No I didn't do clutch and flywheel only starter...

No I didn't do clutch and flywheel only starter with headers.
Those mods would happen when the current clutch fails.

A new tune can eliminate the Rice Krispies (Snap, Crackle, Pop) if you don't...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Re / Re front grill, hood and fender vents for powder coating

I decided on a Satin Black finish to match the front and rear grills below the bumpers. It is the last of the gray exterior trim pieces to go with my black theme. It should also be easier to keep...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post Installing Redpants Air Box delete brackets

Basically I...

1) removed the upper air boxes secured by 3 bolts
2) removed the rest of the ducting prior to the air boxes
3) assembled the new high flow filter onto the brackets and mounted...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post This is the emissions warning and CEL DTC you...

This is the emissions warning and CEL DTC you will get after eliminating the EGR with the Velocity AP headers installed:

https://s8.postimg.cc/urpdrjvnp/IMG_20180518_145327.jpg...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-15-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post Everything downstream of the 200 cell cats are...

Everything downstream of the 200 cell cats are OEM stock exhaust and muffler.
Forum: Aston Martin
06-13-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Video Videos of startup and acceleration after headers and cats installed

First thing I did was re-install the security package tray in the trunk ;)

Driving around with the windows down is intoxicating and my average fuel consumption has increase the past week due to a...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-13-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Video VIdeo of sound with and without Fuse 22 after mods

Velocity AP headers and 200 cell cats installed and active exhaust fixed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgvo1izUBnE
Forum: Aston Martin
06-13-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Fixing the active exhaust on my Vantage

First I checked and lubricated the valves:

https://s33.postimg.cc/t8rjnmxfj/IMG_20180518_133832.jpg (https://postimg.cc/image/3pz7amdvf/)
...
Forum: Aston Martin
06-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Agreed!

Yeah crazy loud, so I need to fix my active exhaust next :)
If you've done the tune I'd appreciate any tips and/or a copy of the missing instructions....
Forum: Aston Martin
06-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Header starter and cats installed

Took 4 hours a side over two days.
Most stud nuts accessed from side with liners removed.
Rest from underneath, top wasn't necessary.
Cats are easy except tightening top bolts are a little tight....
Forum: Aston Martin
06-01-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up AMOC Canada East Spring Drive

Hi Guys, wanted to share some pics from the day.
A record 22 Aston's participated in the spirited drive from Toronto to Kleinburg, Ontario for lunch at XXI Chophouse in the "Doctor's House".

An...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-26-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Went to a James Bond themed casino charity event

Nice opportunity to bring the Vantage and get VIP parking ;)
Great night with Hockey Hall of Fame member Paul Coffey as MC.

https://s7.postimg.cc/fnq109kzv/IMG_20180510_182722.jpg...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-22-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post Washer tank leaking fix

So the fluid only lasts a day or two before the low washer fluid displays upon startup.

I decided to remove it from the car so out comes the wheel well liner yet again. Just a couple Torx bolts, 3...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-19-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post Emissions Test

Went for the test after driving for a couple days with no warnings or trouble codes.
Good news is the test passed once I coached the tech on plugging into the correct port under the dash (the left...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-19-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thanks for those links to other threads

Yes I caught mine so fast that it was still in one piece and all accounted for.
Assuming others have had a good experience with the Ford RT1163 T-Stat, I wouldn't hesitate to try one next time with...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-18-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post O2 front sensors replaced...

Since I don't have a lift, I went to my local muffler shop that I have a good relationship with after many years of project cars.

I felt bad that the exhaust was warm so we had to wait a while for...
Forum: Aston Martin
05-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 34,630
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Post On with the show...

Driving home from the trip on the freeway, I did get an emissions warning and temporary CEL. I had known the front O2 sensor need changing before the upcoming emission test, but this was a new issue....
Forum: Aston Martin
05-18-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By 007V8Vantage

Thumbs up Congrats to you both and thanks for announcing on...

Congrats to you both and thanks for announcing on our forum
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