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post #1 of 10 Old 09-20-2002, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Air Box Boot 308GTB

Folks,

Last night's post-flight inspection revealed a crack in my air box boot (rubber). Car ran fine but I still want to replace. ItalianCarParts has one listed for $129 USD. Bummer. Any ideas for alternate sites or ideas to repair? It's a knife type slice about 2 1/2" to 3" in length. Thanks.

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 04:14 AM
 
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This may sound cheezy but it works better than you would think. You can geta a good quality of thin electrical tape [Scotch} and after butting the split ends together, wrap the entire hose with several layers of the tape. It is amazing how good it looks and how long it lasts. The flexible tape will conform to the bellows and the thing will look and function as new.
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post #3 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Edward,

You're the man. I knew I could get some expert advice here. I'm on my way to Lowe's this morning. Thank you very much. How's the Corvette? I know you're pretty darn excited about it. I saw what looked like a 2003 two days ago. It was black and I didn't have the presence of mind to notice if it was a ZO6 or not. One way or the other, it was awesome...Thanks again. I'll let you know how it goes.

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post #4 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 06:43 AM
 
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I replaced mine last fall, got it from the local dealer believe it was around $65
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Bob,

Welcome to the site. Whether it's $65 or $129, it's a bit steep, huh?? Nature of the beast, though.

Ed,

I owe you either $64 or $124. The tape worked awesome and looks much better than I thought it would. Great call. Thank you very much.

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Dane
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 12:00 PM
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Dane,

It's about $35.00 at Dennis McCann

http://www.allferrariparts.com

I had to replace mine too.

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post #7 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 07:24 PM
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Dane, Check your private messages.
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-21-2002, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Barry and Magoo,

Thank you both for the input. Barry, I've never seen that web-site before but will be sure to use it in the future. Thanks again, guys.

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-22-2002, 07:40 AM
 
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Thanks for asking, the Corvette is doing just fine. 3000 miles and nary a problem except not enough good weather lately to drive it. I just sold my 308 yesterday so now I am Ferrariless. but have zero debt. A Good feeling.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-22-2002, 07:57 AM
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Sorry to hear that Ed. However I knew that was your intention. No more Ferrari passion. Well a guy has to do what a guy has to do. Enjoy and maybe we will see you in another Ferrari in the future.
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