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post #1 of 16 Old 06-02-2010, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Wow I can not believe it has been over 8 months since I have driven her Sept 29th to be exact . Story goes I was meeting up with the Calgary crew early in the morning for our 1st Flatlands Exotic car show, we were all to drive in together. On the way there we hit some pretty good speeds for an extended period of time, long story short my Hyperflow cat was clogged and disintegrating causing huge back pressure eventually heating up the #1 piston so much I had pre ignition and thus burning a hole in my piston . Talk about devastation, but I remained very optimistic through out my ordeal.

For those of you who do not know the story here it is, it's full of heartache and betrayal with twists and turns as the plot thickens to the climax of devastation ha ha ha.

Andrew I hope this is OK to show this link, I could not find the one here.
http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262678

Well I am very very glad to say it is over with, I feel I made out pretty good considering the alternative of a full rebuild. The car has more HP now as I am running CAT less and the sound is frightening but devilishly satisfying . We took our time to make sure all was done correctly and better than Ferrari specs, we found other faults along the way and corrected them and even ended up with a Uber cool coffee table lol.

Shout out again to my Mechanic Cal for taking on this project, I had full confidence in their abilities, he and his boys were awesome, great job guys. Also Heeeeey to Daniel and the boys at Ricambi for fast services and great advise, also GT auto parts for my engine thanks boys.

She is PURRRRRRRRING like a bad Kitty that has swallowed shards of glass , It feels different to me now, more solid more reliable hard to explain really. Of course this is only the second day and we need to keep an eye on it but so far she is a rocket and I am Captain Kirk baby (earlier Kirk when he was cool and slept with green women ) lol

Here are some pics of my new engine, as you can see I tried a color combo that no one has tried yet, I love it, pictures do not do justice, looks 10X better in person. Now when I open up the bonnet people gasp at how good it looks, it is a piece of art .
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-02-2010, 02:09 AM
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The engine compartment looks fantastic, great color combo

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The engine compartment looks fantastic, great color combo

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+1. I like the shelter too ! w/ smiles Jimmy
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Looks great Roberto. I'm sure its great to have her back.

Show us the coffee table too....

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Congrats Roberto!!

Sound clip of that exhaust please

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Congrats Roberto!!

Sound clip of that exhaust please

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Thanks boys and working on a sound clip, let me tell you its GRRRRRRRRRRREAT

Here are some pics with my new Le Mans grill and fresh polish.
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Lookin good Roberto, Lookin real good!

I like the light's too.

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Here are some pics with my new Le Mans grill and fresh polish.
I also concidering to buy the Le Mans Grill, is this easy to install?

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Roberto, the car is looking awesome. Enjoy driving it and let us know how it runs after all the work.
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+1, great that it is back on the road
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How nice to be back on your throne, Roberto! Congrats, and enjoy!!!


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Great engine detail, the best looking 348 I think I have seen!

How low is that from spoiler?

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I also concidering to buy the Le Mans Grill, is this easy to install?

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Well it's definitely tricky but if you take your time and are mechanically inclined it is not so bad, took me 10hrs to complete.

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Roberto, the car is looking awesome. Enjoy driving it and let us know how it runs after all the work.
So far she has been incredible not even a burp lol, I have been keeping my revs around the 5 mark next week I will go for full throttle. I can't wait to hear it then with no cats I am hoping for a little fire

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Great engine detail, the best looking 348 I think I have seen!

How low is that from spoiler?

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Are you asking how long till I finish my spoiler? If so I am hoping for a prototype by late fall.

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One word Roberto.....B-E-A-UTIFUL!

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Sweet!! Will always love the 355...

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