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  1. Thomas Crown 1.0
    12-26-2019 06:17 PM - permalink
    Thomas Crown 1.0
    Yes, improved feel in steering was one of the handling upgrades in mind and custom curve sounds like a good option. Pls do keep posted when you are again able to do programming. Working on the 18in wheels & MPSS tires along w/ upgraded brakes & brake lines. Re: springs and stiffer anti-sway bar, I am looking into these and appreciate details on any set-ups that you or others have found successful. On shocks & hydraulics, noted on suggested changes: had one rear shock burst and replaced w/ new (looked into delta-vee but no response), so will probably get back to that later in process. Q in this vein would be if I upgrade the springs & anti-sway bar, along w/ bigger wheels & tires but w/ hydraulics & existing shocks left in place, will there still be a noticeable improvement, even if not the fullest improvement possible? Re: location: in south florida (also spent time in h-town a while back). Unfamiliar w/ the ignition upgrade: let me know what the COP system entails. Cheers
  2. Thomas Crown 1.0
    12-26-2019 06:04 PM - permalink
    Thomas Crown 1.0
    John -
    Thanks very much for the information you provided. Having alot of trouble getting messages through on this platform. Am guessing you may not have received my prior response as I kept getting a message that it could not go through or I had to log in (even though I was logged in).
  3. darnaut
    04-05-2018 02:34 AM - permalink
  4. WhiteLightning
    08-02-2017 06:28 AM - permalink
    Great of you to share your knowledge. I'd like more info on the COP kit for a 2000 550. However I don't know how to privately send you my contact info...
  5. gmal
    05-14-2017 05:17 AM - permalink
    Hello John - pleased to be on this forum and read your posts on COP.
    I am a new 550 owner and am very interested in your COP conversion and something I'd like to consider doing on my 550.
    Can you send me details, on how I can procure the conversion and details, etc.

    thanks so much - gus
    [email protected]
  6. vincenzo2
    02-13-2016 08:47 PM - permalink
    I usually haunt FerrariChat in the TR section as Vincenzo. While researching info for my belt change, your thread popped into view.

    Please help me with a clarification on the definition of TDC per Ferrari...

    Others have said that Ferrari's version of TDC is specified as 'the moment a piston reaches its greatest height in the cylinder bore'. This 'Ferrari version' is at the start of the 'dwell period' for the few degrees that crank rotation has little or no effect on piston movement. In contrast, on a US engine, TDC is specified as being in the middle of the dwell period.

    Is it true that Ferrari's version of TDC is at the start of the dwell period?

    Any suggestions on technique? You can see my current process in the below shown FerrariChat thread.

    I appreciate your generous time and input!

    83958 Major - 2016 - Cam Timing -
  7. exoticars
    07-01-2015 09:47 AM - permalink
    Hi John, nice to make your acquaintance! - Sandy
  8. jsosafaria
    05-14-2015 09:33 AM - permalink
    Hi John.
    My name is Javier, and I recently got a 550, 2000. I was reading an old post about your 550 running on the hot side of the temp gauge. Mine happens to be doing the same, and I just changed the water pump, as well as the thermostat, and still is doing the same. I wonder if you had the radiator replaced for that, since the mechanic said that it was the last part to replace pertaining that matter.
    I will really appreciate your insight in this matter.
  9. Allin
    03-17-2014 11:45 AM - permalink
    Maybe you could help me out? I am looking at a 550 located in the Houston area. If my offer is accepted, I will need a PPI. Can you recommend one?
    Last serviced at Sphere Motorsports for a wiring harness. S/N126039, 2001 USA model, Assembly #43241, Oct 2001 build date, ZFFZS49A910126039. It has 23,683 miles and I will be the 7th owner. I don't think it has received a lot of love in the last 10 years. It is being offered through Michael Sheehan. Thanks, William
  10. ifeelfree0
    02-25-2014 11:57 AM - permalink
    If you would be so kind to email a copy of the checklist, that would be great. Heading to LA to look at multiple 550/575's next week. Thx- Dan. Email is [email protected]

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  • About cribbj
    Over the hill car nut
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    Petroleum Industry
    My Ferrari(s)
    '99 550 Maranello in Rosso Corsa / Nero
    My Other Cars
    Toyota Supra(s)
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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.

    Maranello Skunkworks Team Member


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