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post #1 of 20 Old 01-09-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dean from Western Australia... 2001 F360 spider...

Experiencing some roof problems with opening and closing... Roof pistons replaced prior to me buying the car last year and it worked well for a while, but now doesn't seem to close properly within the area behind seats... Cover seems to sit unevenly and gaps doint seem to match up...

Anyone experienced similar problems with theirs and any ideas fix wise (other than spending loads at local Perth Ferrari dealer)

Heat Exchanger still being replaced after big fail, so trying to save a few bucks roof wise now

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-09-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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one last pic

another pic for interest.... brake fade at Perth Race tarck at around 160 kms an hour.. exciting stuff

no damage luckily

Just got we have one doesn't mean we automatically know how to drive one

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Nice car Deano It's good there was a large sandbox! I hope you didn't get too much sand and rocks inside the engine bay. Did you do a yearly brake fluid change?

I can't answer on your roof issue but I hope someone will chime in
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car had a basic "Track Check and Service" prior to the track day yes, but apparantly I just did too many laps without stopping...

nothing much dand wise so was very lucky... thanks for the reply
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Dean- Our consummate pro is Brian Crall. Hopefully he can chime in on the best way to fix your problem. As a V12 coupe owner, I am pretty clueless. Sort of like a dog watching TV. I know the colors are pretty, but not sure I know how it all fits together.

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Cheers Taz

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Dean- Our consummate pro is Brian Crall. Hopefully he can chime in on the best way to fix your problem. As a V12 coupe owner, I am pretty clueless. Sort of like a dog watching TV. I know the colors are pretty, but not sure I know how it all fits together.
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another pic for interest.... brake fade at Perth Race tarck at around 160 kms an hour.. exciting stuff

no damage luckily

Just got we have one doesn't mean we automatically know how to drive one

enjoy
WOW that sand is deep! Enough sand can rip a bumper right off.
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Have you tried Roper yet

Hi Deano,
Nice spider, I have recently bought the same in TDF Blue.
I have not had it serviced yet but have been told to try Roper out in Malaga.
I have had similar experience with our local dealer with previous cars and have run out of kidneys to sell to pay for their "service".
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Deano

I am of no help with that top - but couldn't help noticing the Bourget.

Form one crazy guy to another ... mine was built when Roger was with the company so it carries some serious speed and handling on two wheels - 124 Python
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Chopper

Thanks for the message... Mine isn't a bourget though... It's called a Pro One made out of California and delivered to Australian supplier as you see the bike there... Hell of a bike for the price... just over 2000 cc's and 300 mm ass makes it look great

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Hi Road kill

I have been told that the heat exchanger is a well known problem on 360's and expensive to repair... I am having Barbagallo complete a minor service while the car is in pieces as they fix the heat exchanger... Part took 5 weeks to arrive from Italy... very slow...

I am very glad that I paid a low price for the car cause then the repairs dont hurt so much but still disappointing that a car with 10k kms has these problems...

I have heard of the Malaga guy from a few boys at the "Unofficial Ferrari Club of Vic Park" which is a group of boys with their toys.. About 10-12 cars from 308, 328, 355 and 360's etc... they do a run each 3 montsh or so if you're interested I'll get your details and let you know more.... when did you buy your car - any pics online - how many kms etc

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pro one chopper

a few more chopper pics for enjoyment of all
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"Remember if the wife doesn't know what things cost she can't get angry"

Which led me to recall a saying I heard once: What is the definition of hell for a guy.....having his wife sell his things at the price he told her he paid for them.
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-20-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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Just had the same type of problem with my 2003 360. The material of the roof was not folding correctly and one of the 'pins' on the 'H' panel (that covers the canvas roof when closed) got bent. Thus the 'H' panel did not close properly. Very easy fix. Look on FerrariChat under my name for a better description of the problem.
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post #16 of 20 Old 10-03-2012, 03:07 AM
 
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Hi delaney - I have a gap on one side of the canvas on the rear of the soft top. It's taut on the left but the right has no tension. I can't find your post on the other forum, could you explain how you fixed it?

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I had a problem with mine initially due to a period of non-use before I bought it. In my case the roof wouldn't go down at all becuase the long prong-type pins which locate it were missing the slot, and had prevoiusly been so far out they banged into the hump.

There is an adjustment in there which can slot the prongs into their receiving hole and pull the roof back into position squarely. Not a big job apparently, you can probably do it with a mate.

That may help if you have the same problem.
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post #18 of 20 Old 10-07-2012, 11:24 PM
 
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Ok - I'll put the roof half down and have a good look round when it's all exposed. Couldn't immediately see why the right hand side didn't pull tight on the outside quarter. I'll have a look if I can see these pins you're talking about.

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post #19 of 20 Old 10-15-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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Ok - I'll put the roof half down and have a good look round when it's all exposed. Couldn't immediately see why the right hand side didn't pull tight on the outside quarter. I'll have a look if I can see these pins you're talking about.

Thanks
I had a similar problem and posted on FerrariChat. The prongs that guide the roof cover had bent becuase they'd got caught in the roof canvas and were actually missing the female bits they slot into...just one side though. I simply bent the prong back into shape...put a bit of pipe on it and bent it back. Simple fix. The top hydraulics are powerful and those prongs are soft metal. Cycle the roof in stages so you can see where the prongs are seating. The culprit for me was that the canvas top was not folding in the correct creases..a bit was sticking up and that caught the male prong. I just folded it carefully in the correct fashion (again stopping/starting the roof folding cycle) and left the top down for ~ 1 month to establish the creases. Works OK now.

Apologies for this late reply.

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post #20 of 20 Old 03-06-2013, 04:18 AM
 
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Dear All
Do you know where to buy the plastic attached to the canvas part of the hood ?
Mine was getting unbearable
Tks for million
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