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330 P4 Replica

Thought some of you would like this replica that I'm building. The painted car is the first car that I built.
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Thought some of you would like this replica that I'm building...
I'm pretty sure that if we had an award for understatement of the year, you would have just won it.
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Welcome and please tell us more about the car.e.g motor to be used who is the maker?etc etc.
Well done on the paint job. Looks like a BOAC car run by Maranelo?
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Welcome and please tell us more about the car.e.g motor to be used who is the maker?
Yes details please. Now ideally you're going to tell us it's getting a Ferrari engine but regardless it an interesting project.
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You posted this same subject on Ferrari Chat, with the same pictures.
The car is also currently listed on Ebay for sale as an unpainted kit.

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Are you building this car or selling it? And what's the story on the painted car? Did you finish that one?
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You posted this same subject on Ferrari Chat, with the same pictures.
The car is also currently listed on Ebay for sale as an unpainted kit.

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Are you building this car or selling it? And what's the story on the painted car? Did you finish that one?
The ebay ad makes it sound like there are 2 cars and also says that is an aluminum body?

Are you using the same chassis as pictured on ebay?

It appears it will have some torsional issues locally at the shock/spring mounts and end to end, have you done any analysis or measured the torsional stiffness?
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The car can take different drivetrains depending on budget. The red car was sold as a roller. The primed car is the only one for sale. The chassis will have to be finished when the drivetrain, radiator and a few other things are determined. My goal is to have a starting point where someone with the funds can finsh. I also made the body from aluminum.
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The car can take different drivetrains depending on budget. The red car was sold as a roller. The primed car is the only one for sale. The chassis will have to be finished when the drivetrain, radiator and a few other things are determined. My goal is to have a starting point where someone with the funds can finsh. I also made the body from aluminum.
So you're not building the car you're selling the project as is?

I'm sure you know there is a lot more than budget that determines what drivetrains can be used. Was it designed for anything in particular length/height/width/weight/power wise?
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Interesting. Keep us updated
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post #10 of 106 Old 03-27-2012, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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If I had a choice I would put a later model Ferrari V12 in it with a porsche g50 transaxle and make it work. The dimensions including track width are very close to the original, so I would guess it would fit. The engine in the original car was used as a structural part of the chassis. This car will need a bolt in frame over the motor and transaxle as well as some other added tubes in front.
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just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of this car? road car?

the real one is really only good as a vintage racer and show car. neither of which this would be. It wouldn't be eligible for vintage races and would get crushed in any other class. It also would not be allowed on any worthwhile show field. I imagine it wouldn't be that fun as a road car either, if it was allowed on the road at all.

What would be the purpose of this car?



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Thanks for posting - why not toss a 612 under it
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just out of curiosity, what is the purpose of this car? road car?

the real one is really only good as a vintage racer and show car. neither of which this would be. It wouldn't be eligible for vintage races and would get crushed in any other class. It also would not be allowed on any worthwhile show field. I imagine it wouldn't be that fun as a road car either, if it was allowed on the road at all.

What would be the purpose of this car?
I would drive it on the street if it can be registered.
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I would drive it on the street if it can be registered.
Ditto that and pretty sure if I was in last place on the track my smile would offset any ill feelings.
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Thanks for the positive feedback. I'm sure it can be registered just like all the other home built cars being registered every year. I think the car will drive pretty good when completed and I also think it is the most menacing looking car to exist. It will definetly put a smile on someone's face.
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greetings 2006Scinta

Your posts are Vinteresting and I want you to answer questions and offer solutions,,,Your craftmanship is much appreciated,,,,There are very few Ferrari Men on this forum that could take what you offer and make it happen,a runner.......bob norwood gets who knows how much for his P4.....I think that there are 3 really ambitious,skilled and capable craftsmen on FL that could handle this project properly,,,,BUT,,those 3 could tackle the job for a customer!!,,,, I read up on censure nwo chat today and P4 replica is WAY COOL!,,,Im glad you posted,I wanted to hear mk e, 2175 and Lucky comment.,,,Newman would assemble it for a customer but it would have to be canadian yellow,LOL,,,,more pics 2006Scinta!!,,grazie reggazz
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Where did you get those wheels?

2006Scinta, Please show us your shop and tools,Your are a great Artisan!!,,,on mk e's 275GTB thread motorheads have asked about alloy bodies.,,,mk e is post spaceage but ,,,You could do a n alloy 275GTS/4 NART Im sure.Are you a master welder/machineist like the Big 3?....Do you have wooden P4 bucks? grazie,regga
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post #18 of 106 Old 03-28-2012, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am actually just a beginner. I am building them in my garage with limited tools. I have only built two cars so far. I am going to build a Maserati 450 S next. I did build a buck for the P/4. If I had the money I would finish it and then put it on the site, just not the case. I bought the wheels from someone who had them for a long time. I think he got them from Tom Shawnessy,not sure on spelling about 25 years ago.
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Strip off that grey primer

Hey Man,takes a lot of guts to put the coin out there to try to make a rightous ride.I would like to see it stripped.,,,,,,,bare metal,,clean,, and see some close up pics of the work like the pro's post,grazie,,ps those wheels are worth a bunch,your next project could be Preston Henn's 275GTB LM on a 456,,dont paint it yellow
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Whats going on?

Are you making any progress?..Yours is a very idealistic endevor,,,,I would like to see close up pics of your workmanship,,grazie
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