Adding a authentic nose cap
Craig, I think the saying you are thinking of is..... "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
I learned that many times when I was active in restoring classic cars. In about 80% of the occasions when I made a change that I thought was better and more authentic, I had to return it back to the way I found it.
4th Texas Infantry
Hood's Texas Brigade
"The troops of other states have their reputation to gain; the sons of the Alamo have theirs to maintain!"
President Jefferson Davis - 1861