Join Date: Oct 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,996
Daytona home again
After the last Fled trip to Italy, driving in snow sun and ice, my Daytona came back rather "used", having encountered to small hits, one on the bonnet and another at the under rightside of the body. As I like to trust any repair to perfectionistic people (thanks to my insurance company who pays in such cases) the Daytona was finally delivered to me about 10 days ago after a 3 months (!) repair service. The body work took 6 weeks as the "modeler" used the time given to "perfectionise" the whole pop-up light construction, side-light-blinker glass and kautschuk area as well as preparing new footwell metalls on boths doorsides. The painter took 4 weeks to spray on 4 layers of colour (including some non accident-related areas which asked for some "perfectionism" work). In the meantime the heat-protection inside the bonnet had to be replaced as well and we
I went almost thick waiting so long after the initial plan was to have it back after 4-6 weeks. After all, I'm happy that the car looks great.
Last week, my mechanic gave it a big service, including adjustment of valves, distributers (changing the necessary parts), compleate carburator cleaning and setup and all the rest of usual changes of fluids. The only fault now is that the Oil filters are white instead of the at the time undeliverable orange one. But I can live with that. Carburator setup is now less "fat" than before and "feels" more torqier (whereas the previous fatter setup made sure that after doing a 1000km trip in a day, the cars rear end looked black and greasy). My mechanic told me that the fatter setup is a little more secure for the engine and valves as on my very long trips the accelerator pedal stays often for a longer term in same degree position instead of "fatting-up" the engine thru pushing and letgo as in town traffic....but the car is definitively torqier this way.
Here some photos after the repair.