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post #1 of 33 Old 06-18-2004, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
My name is Andrew and I bought a new 355 F1 in 1999.
Rossa Corsa , Racing seats, Challenge grill and red calipers.
I take the 355 to club track days whenever I can and really enjoy it.
45000 km so far and no probs except exhaust manifolds (see 355 headers/manifolds reliability posting)
Replaced discs and pads twice and battery once.
When cam belts replaced after 3 years they also replaced water pump and F1 clutch as "preventative maintenance".
Enjoying the 355 immensely and want to keep it forever!
Pics will follow later.
Cheers,
Andrew
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post #2 of 33 Old 06-18-2004, 07:26 AM
 
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Hi and welcome here,

can't wait to see pics of your car. It sounds like you really enjoy it, I think if you like your car that much, you will love this site too.
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post #3 of 33 Old 06-18-2004, 09:23 AM
 
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Welcome aboard!

Now...let's see if he likes his 355 more than Bart loves his 550. :wink:

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Welcome to the site. I'm glad all the account information has been resolved. Enjoy and make yourself at home.

Cheers,
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post #5 of 33 Old 06-18-2004, 08:56 PM
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Welcome!

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post #6 of 33 Old 06-18-2004, 10:26 PM
 
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Welccome u will love this site. I love it have only been here like 2 days. :P
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post #7 of 33 Old 06-20-2004, 03:01 AM
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Hi Andrew, welcome.
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post #8 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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First picture of my Ferrari 355 F1 on the Great Ocean Road, one of the best drives in Australia.
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post #9 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 03:25 AM
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Awesome Andrew!!

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post #10 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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This is a picture when the car is really moving!!!!

It was taken in a rally event in Australia.
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post #11 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 04:11 AM
 
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those are the pics we want to see
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post #12 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 02:54 PM
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Andrew,

Sweet photos. You should enter them in the calendar for 2006 and the poster we are going to put together. Great job.

BTW you have a kickass name :green:
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post #13 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 08:56 PM
 
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Man those photos move me. I can see there moving you. :green:
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post #14 of 33 Old 06-21-2004, 10:00 PM
 
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Welcome to the forum, Andrew! Fantastic F355 and great looking pictures!
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post #15 of 33 Old 01-21-2005, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Another pic from a recent track day
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post #16 of 33 Old 01-22-2005, 04:49 AM
 
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Welcome Andrew!

Nice to see you enjoying your car!

It looks to be a wonderful driving machine

How is the F1 in it? Any problems at all?

Keep posting those pics,

Andrew.
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post #17 of 33 Old 01-22-2005, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Andrew,
I really enjoy my 355F1 on the track.
Although I have driven quite a few manual cars on the track, IMO the F1 transmission gives you an advantage, as well as no mistakes!
I have had no problems with it at all. I did replace the clutch once in it's 1st major service at 28,000 km but it was only 50% worn.
I have since just had the 2nd major sevice at 46,000 km and they did not need to change the clutch this time. Driving on the track does not hurt it, it is stop/start traffic, reversing (especially when cold) and steep driveways etc, that wear them out quickly.

Here is another pic, this time at Calder Raceway, ready to go on the track.
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post #18 of 33 Old 01-22-2005, 04:02 PM
 
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Once again, i love the car.

Do you have any other cars besides the 355?

Andrew :green:
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post #19 of 33 Old 01-22-2005, 07:59 PM
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Great shots, thanks for sharing them. I hope to come down under in 2006 and visit my friend in Melbourne.
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post #20 of 33 Old 01-23-2005, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Andrew,
My other cars are an E46 M3 SMG, and a BMW 325i Rally Car.
I used to have another BMW 325i Race Car as well.
Attached are 2 of my pics from Targa Tasmania in the Rally Car.
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