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Daytona spring arrival

Like the flowers in the garden when the sun finally arrives, "D" is heading out of the Garage to Stretch ist yellow "leave-side". 20 degrees Celsius today, "F" done and settled, it was time for "D" to be shortly excercised. It's again such a different experience from the other 2. Long, long warm up, old smell, old style driving (long arms, frog legs), best of best seats, very supportive torque, rumbling exhaust note, Wood steering, leather, mousehair...things from the past. Some pictures from today after coming home.....happy spring to all of you !
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and finally..... wish you all a great Weekend and happy miles....wake up your "horses"!
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believe it or not, we are still struggling with snow in washington.



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believe it or not, we are still struggling with snow in washington.
No doubt, normally the same here at that time of the season. Thats why I'm in such a rush with car work....

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sounds like a great weekend 212.... D is looking resplendent. Are the mats new? Very nice.

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212- Sure looks familiar (dimly, very long ago), except my interior was very dark green and still had the leather steering wheel, which you have stashed for safekeeping.

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sounds like a great weekend 212.... D is looking resplendent. Are the mats new? Very nice.
Yes ordernd it at "Alex" in the US. Also for "F". Excellent quality btw.

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212- Sure looks familiar (dimly, very long ago), except my interior was very dark green and still had the leather steering wheel, which you have stashed for safekeeping.

Have fun.
Terry, I use to change every month or so the steering wheel from Lester to wood and back. Dark Green leather interior in yours....how beautiful ! Thats very, very rare and very tasteful. Have you pictures from then ? Would Love to see them !!!

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212- Back then, I did not take many photos and got none of the interior. Did not have a good cameral yet. You have seen the other ones with the black blood groove.

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212- Back then, I did not take many photos and got none of the interior. Did not have a good cameral yet. You have seen the other ones with the black blood groove.
I see, thanks anyway. Do you know where your ex "D" is now located ?

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212- Affirmative, she is in Europe, I think Belgium, with the top cut off and painted red with a saddle/cuoio interior. Would not even recognize her.

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212- Affirmative, she is in Europe, I think Belgium, with the top cut off and painted red with a saddle/cuoio interior. Would not even recognize her.
Cut off......! Sad. Maybe once in a time to come, future owner will decide that it is worthwhile to reinstall the roof again to originality.
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Like the flowers in the garden when the sun finally arrives, "D" is heading out of the Garage to Stretch ist yellow "leave-side". 20 degrees Celsius today, "F" done and settled, it was time for "D" to be shortly excercised. It's again such a different experience from the other 2. Long, long warm up, old smell, old style driving (long arms, frog legs), best of best seats, very supportive torque, rumbling exhaust note, Wood steering, leather, mousehair...things from the past. Some pictures from today after coming home.....happy spring to all of you !


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"D" sounds like great, not, it is great !! It appears just came out from dealer today ....
About the different experience, your three F represent a 40 years of F hystory, you have a sort of time machine ... Not bad!
Nice pictures, "D" in yellow is so nice.
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"D" sounds like great, not, it is great !! It appears just came out from dealer today ....
About the different experience, your three F represent a 40 years of F hystory, you have a sort of time machine ... Not bad!
Nice pictures, "D" in yellow is so nice.
Happy spring to you.
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One of the Ferrari greats! Beautiful in giallo, hope to see her later this year.

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Today, it was time to drive "D" to my mechanic to check and fine adjust everything around the gearbox after revision (Have driven "D" almost 500 km on sunday alone and about 1000km's since revision)


The differential barrier (40%?) was still kicking when driving a very narrow circle, so some additional limited slip axle fluid from Kendall was added, which solved the "rupturing" Feeling to 90%. It seems some more drive in is needed. Gearchange is smooth as butter. Next, we realigned the clutch leeway a Little (which will help longterm not only the clutch but the synchrorings as well) and finally we took all 6 carbheads away, checked the main filters for dirt (there was none) and realigned the fuel intake at the carbs. For this, my mechanic corrected a "slightly" bend 3 whole metal part, maybe 1 Millimeter difference (2 of those 3 hole metal straight parts feed the 6 double weber) and made on the lathe machine (see Picture) all sides of the attachment to the carbs totally flat (exactness 2/1000 of a Millimeter.). Then, new heated copper discs were placed on each side of the 6 hole/2 metal tube fuel carb lines and everything smoothly fixed to the carbs (very careful as the alluminium carb fuel intake threads for the fuel line screws are very prone to be "killed" by to strong fastening.
After letting the fuel pump run, it showed no leaking (also after 100km warm up driving totally dry).
This is a very important Point to make right as a miss alignement may cause a car burn. Many mechanics seem to try to align it by using simple force when Fixing the screws with unknown consequences for the future. It may be worthwhile to check if your mechanic (for classic owners) has new or old Drilling/lathe machines to be able to do such work if necessary at all.


For me it was a very interesting day when assisting my mechanic while doing all this. Then driving back was pure joy with some short 7'000 rpm's run up's while enjoying the still unusual warm wheater here.


Took some Pictures too, first the machines I talked about, of which I do not know the exact names:
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and some from the car underneath while working..
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Today, it was time to drive "D" to my mechanic to check and fine adjust everything around the gearbox after revision (Have driven "D" almost 500 km on sunday alone and about 1000km's since revision)


The differential barrier (40%?) was still kicking when driving a very narrow circle, so some additional limited slip axle fluid from Kendall was added, which solved the "rupturing" Feeling to 90%. It seems some more drive in is needed. Gearchange is smooth as butter. Next, we realigned the clutch leeway a Little (which will help longterm not only the clutch but the synchrorings as well) and finally we took all 6 carbheads away, checked the main filters for dirt (there was none) and realigned the fuel intae at the carbs. For this, my mechanic corrected a "slightly" bend 3 whole metal part, maybe 1 Millimeter difference (2 of those 3 hole metal straight parts feed the 6 double weber) and made on the lathe machine (see Picture) all sides of the attachment to the carbs totally flat (exactness 2/1000 of a Millimeter.). Then, new heated copper discs were placed on each side of the 6 hole/2 metal tube fuel carb lines and everything smoothly fixed to the carbs (very careful as the alluminium carb fuel intake threads for the fuel line screws are very prone to be "killed" by to strong fastening.
After letting the fuel pump run, it showed no leaking (also after 100km warm up driving totally dry).
This is a very important Point to make right as a miss alignement may cause a car burn. Many mechanics seem to try to align it by using simple force when Fixing the screws with unknown consequences for the future. It may be worthwhile to check if your mechanic (for classic owners) has new or old Drilling/lathe machines to be able to do such work if necessary at all.


For me it was a very interesting day when assisting my mechanic while doing all this. Then driving back was pure joy with some short 7'000 rpm's run up's while enjoying the still unusual warm wheater here.


Took some Pictures too, first the machines I talked about, of which I do not know the exact names:
212,

but where you drive? The bottom side of "D" is too clean .....
I imagine that you not drive if raining ....

Your mechanic is very good equipped, sure better of Ferrari official dealers (Italian) and better of more official big brand dealers .... He can do lot of restoration or reparation by himself, you is lucky.

The machines names are, in order of your pictures:
- milling machine
- lathe
- surface grinding machine with vertical axis
Also I have them in my workshop and I'm able to use ...

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