Ok good news for Ferrari owners, they (FOLI) have a vintage service program that makes it more affordable to maintain our cars. They also are doing this at Ferrari of Ft.Lauderdale since the two shops are owned by the same group of people. Full timing belt service: $5850. Here is what Patrick from their service dept. told me:
HI Brian , It was a pleasure talking to you taday and I hope I was able to answer all your questions . We were discussing the major service for your Ferrari 355. Our special vintage price on that service is 5850.00 plus tax. The service includes a lube oil and filter change , brake fluid flush , replacement of the engine coolant , and transmission gear oil. It also includes the replacemant of the pollin filter ,the timing belts , timing belt tensioners, external belts , spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, front cover and cam seal gaskets. . Of course during this service we will check and advise on the condition of the water pump, hoses, brakes and tires, ect. You also asked about installing a set of exhaust manifolds that you would provide. I spoke to my Ferrari ( super tech ) I was telling you about. he said that would not be a problem. You would be looking at an additional 375.00 to do that. ( approx 3 hours of labor) . I also spoke to my tech Mike. Like I said , he is an old time Ferrari guy and he does these Major services very often. He said the easiest way to make sure that the valve guides are ok is to do a compression test. We could do each cylinder individually to make sure that the compression is within factory specs . If the compression is good then the valve guides are fine. this can be done for about 240.00 plus tax. Again with 15000 miles it might be a little overkill but it also peace of mind To be quite honest with you my tech mike said in all his years doing this he has never seen a Ferrari engine with 15000 miles on it have bad valve guides. The only other way to check the valve guides would be to remove the cylinder heads and valves but that would be very costly and to be quite honest really not necessary. If there is anything else you need please let me know."
Awesome! I feel very good about getting this service done there, and might throw a set of Fabspeed manifolds/ heat shields on while the engine is out. Easier...I will likely flatbed the car there tomorrow. Going to check the weather.