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'99 550, Rosso Corsa / Nero, S/N:114654, Assy: 31836, Engine: 52084

High mileage, low compression, and missing on a few cylinders.....just like my cars.

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Be very careful using the old bare aluminum Ferrari degree wheels.

Many, if not most had the marks irregularly spaced. In other words, one half would have 175 degrees and the other half would have 185 degrees or whatever random markings. It caused many problems and Ferrari told us not to use them.

My dealer had a TR motor out 3 times trying to figure out what went wrong when we finally used a commercially available degree wheel and found out despite the cam timing being perfect by the Ferrari wheel it was out a number of degrees.

There were many very PO'd Ferrari mechanics around the country because of it.

Ferrari for their part shrugged and said they were sorry. Did not refund our $800 and charged us another $800 for one of the black ones that is correctly made.
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You got me a bit nervous, when I think on just how many engines have seen that particular degree wheel. But, much to my relief, ...this one is actually marked correctly. I just compared it to another modern, mass-produced wheel. I'm in awe that Ferrari could screw up a degree wheel, but after as many years that I've been at this game, it seems that anything is possible! Thanks Brian!

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You got me a bit nervous, when I think on just how many engines have seen that particular degree wheel. But, much to my relief, ...this one is actually marked correctly. I just compared it to another modern, mass-produced wheel. I'm in awe that Ferrari could screw up a degree wheel, but after as many years that I've been at this game, it seems that anything is possible! Thanks Brian!


Some were horrible. It is as though someone was doing it freehand with a hammer and chisel.
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Some were horrible. It is as though someone was doing it freehand with a hammer and chisel.
When in Rome....

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It's a simple process...... it's just complicated by human beings....
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