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post #61 of 637 Old 09-02-2011, 07:43 AM
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Bill- Welcome and good to see you again. Your car is a beauty with all the good stuff.

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post #62 of 637 Old 09-02-2011, 02:41 PM
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Here are my cars

I just signed up recently and here is my info:

2001 550 Barchetta #357/448, Ser# 124335, Assembly# 42935, Rosso Corsa/Charcoal, Medium Racing Seats, FHP with Red Calipers, Modular Wheels, Carbon fibre interior trim, Fender Shields, Tubis with X-Pipe
Purchased: Oct/09 with 3000 miles, now has 5800 miles

2005 575M F1, Ser# 139487, Assembly# 57041, Argento Nurburgring/Nero with contrasting Red Stitching, FHP with Red Calipers, 19" Modular Wheels, Fender Shields, Daytona seats, Leather headliner and rear shelf, HiFi stereo, Tubis
Purchased: May/11 with 10,000 miles, now has 11,800 miles
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post #63 of 637 Old 09-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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Domenic- Both beautiful cars and your 575M definitely has the steering angle sensor and the next group of updates, including new shock absorbers, as well. The rears are actually the HGTC shocks, IIRC, and your car is compatible with the HGTC shock absorber ECU and F1 ECU/TCU (180 ms vs 220 ms shift speed, also fitted to the Superamerica), if you ever want to upgrade.

Here is a list of upgrades. About the only thing you missed was the waterproof update to the F1 clutch position sensor.

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Grazie!

Thanks Terry.
I appreciate the list of updates.
It looks like I have an almost complete up to date 575, which pleases me.
One of the things I would look at is the brakes, such as you did with your car......I would consider that in the future.....and maybe the F1 ECU/TCU.
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Hi Bill,

Nice to hear from another Chat member. Car looks awesome.

As I recall you were thinking of having your modulars disassembled for cleaning purposes. Did you ever have that done?? If so, are you happy with the results??
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Domenic, your cars look great. Especially love the red. Should you install the F1 upgrade in your car, would love to know your impressions.

Rick, glad to see you here as well. Black was one of my two choices, yours looks great also.

re. the modulars. Happy? yes.
I did disassemble my modulars. They were very nice examples. Being a perfectionist there were a few very small imperfections that bothered me and I wanted to start fresh. Having a professional restoration background, it wasn't too difficult to prepare and refinish the center sections. The base paint (color) can be purchased at the local body shop supply and then cleared with a quality clear. The outside rim is aluminum without a clear coat. They simply need polishing (followed by wax) to be kept looking nice. Disassembly is straight forward, lots of screws to work with. Cleaned all surface contact areas. It appeared to me that the center section retaining screws had some type of sealant on them, guessing insurance to have them stay in place. They are low torque as was the sealant used. Can provide further info if someone has questions. Once complete I mounted new Michelins, had everything "road forced" balanced and no issues.
I'll add that before disassembly each wheel was marked (on back) with magic marker as to which wheel (keeping them matched) and how it was originally orientated to the wheel. Maybe an extra precaution, but didn't want to take any chances.
The stainless torque screws were fun to polish, all 80 of them? Results for time spent, rewarding. Although if I showed you a pic of before and after it would hard be to perceive.
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Bill- Is there sealant or gaskets between the pieces or is the rim separate and complete enough to where the rest does not need to be airtight?

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>Is there sealant or gaskets between the pieces or is the rim separate and complete enough to where the rest does not need to be airtight?

Taz, the air is between the tire and the outer rim. There is a boss on the inside of this outer rim which the center section seats into. The screws go into the center section, threading into the boss. If one screw were left out you would not lose any air. It is a machined aluminum contact surface on both sides and there is no gasket between the center section piece and the boss.
Loctite's low torque thread locker #222 is what I used for the screws. Again insurance against the screws possibly vibrating out and similar to what appears to have been on them.

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Bill- Thanks.

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[QUOTE=KonaDog06;149308]Domenic, your cars look great. Especially love the red. Should you install the F1 upgrade in your car, would love to know your impressions.

Thanks Bill!
I actually had Wideworld Ferrari/Maserati in Spring Valley, New York do an F1 shift software update on the 575 before I had it shipped to Calgary(they assured me that they did).....The only problem is I have never owned an F1 and the first F1 I ever got to drive was a friends Scuderia.......(I was left a little disappointed after driving the Scud).......so I am at a loss as to know if the software upgrade performed on my 575 is now 180ms as Terry stated.

I took my car to the track the day after it arrived in Calgary and I felt that it works very well at near red line upshift changes and very well at the 5000RPM for downshifts..... I am happy with it's shift times when under load.

I think that after driving the Scud in terms of shift times....and then another friends 458.......human nature is to almost always amour for better, faster, quicker technology and performance....

I am quite happy with the Barchetta and 575...........If I did not have a soft spot for these cars, I would look at either buying a CS(almost bought one before the 575 last winter) or the 430 Scuderia.
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remember this car from last month?

Ferrari : 575 | eBay

This was the car Ankur was interested in but opted for a 599 in the end.
Perry Motors sold it for 102K now its on Ebay being listed by Domani..I dont understand why dealers buy from other dealers and then resell..I dont think there is that much more money in the car..only time will tell.
I thought this was a great car !

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Domenic, thanks again for all your comments. The "PIS" adjustment will be in my future and look forward to posting impressions.
Share your interest in the CS and hoping to find a ride in one someday. Unfortunately it's one or the other in my case and needed to experience a life long passion for a Ferrari 12 cylinder before any other.

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Domenic, thanks again for all your comments. The "PIS" adjustment will be in my future and look forward to posting impressions.
Share your interest in the CS and hoping to find a ride in one someday. Unfortunately it's one or the other in my case and needed to experience a life long passion for a Ferrari 12 cylinder before any other.

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I am hoping to find a ride in the CS one day as well. If I liked it enough, I would have to sell my 575 or Barchetta to be able to afford one also. Two F-cars for me is max and I am trying to wean myself down to one....
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Domenic- Both your V12s are prime examples and you should have no trouble selling either one, if you can bear doing so.

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Domenic- Both your V12s are prime examples and you should have no trouble selling either one, if you can bear doing so.

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+1 on that Terry !

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Domenic- Both your V12s are prime examples and you should have no trouble selling either one, if you can bear doing so.

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Thanks Terry - Every time I take one out for a drive, then the urge or thought to sell does not even enter my mind.......I guess it is about the experience of trying a different model (CS, Scud)......especially after reading all the comments on the various F-cars.

I think I will just wait for someone who ends up buying a CS in Calgary and just catch a few rides with him/her.........

Current: 357/448 Barchetta & 05 575M F1
Past: '78 308GTS, '83 400i 5 speed manual, 04 575M 6 Speed manual
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550 Barchetta, No. 257/448, year 2002, only 6000 KM, yellow with black leather
Kristofer, beautiful car and excellent 1st post.

How long have you owned/enjoyed your Barchetta?

ps. I find it curious in Europe that the Barchettas go to model year 2002 and in North America it is only to 2001. Is this due to when they started selling the cars in Europe?
Just a curiousity question. I have seen a few 2002 Barchettas listed for sale in Europe over the years.

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Kristofer- Just beautiful and yellow is my favorite color for Ferraris. If I ever ordered a new one (no way), it would be yellow.

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Kristofer, beautiful car and excellent 1st post.

How long have you owned/enjoyed your Barchetta?

ps. I find it curious in Europe that the Barchettas go to model year 2002 and in North America it is only to 2001. Is this due to when they started selling the cars in Europe?
Just a curiousity question. I have seen a few 2002 Barchettas listed for sale in Europe over the years.
2002 would probably refer to the first registration date.
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