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post #1 of 8 Old 07-05-2014, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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1990 TR fuse box replacment

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I'm about to get me a '90 TR, I believe it is one of the very few in the region yet alone my country, I have not seen one in years, another one was listed years ago which had an oldsmobile engine (savages)

since the car is not older than 35 years, it is not considered a classic therefore I cannot import one from abroad.

A friend called me the other day telling me there is a TR, called the listed number and no answer.

I get a call roughly after 10 minutes, I talk to the guy, the car apparently has been parked for approx. 15 years due to a fuse box problem, so for the past 15 years the car has been just sitting.

I'm not sure what I'd be looking to replace, anyone knows what I'd be getting myself into, your input is highly appreciated. what would usually need to be changed for a TR that has been setting for this long? and what I should look for?

I'm going to see it tomorrow.
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-06-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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I'd start with a full engine out service which would include belts, tensioner bearings, water pump rebuild, accessory belts, fuel hoses (especially the return lines) and of course, all the fluids.

Tires are likely flat spotted so check them out.

All the above including the fuse box could run you between $8-12k. Many may also suggest you upgrade the differential while the engine is out. That will set you back another $5k.
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I'd start with a full engine out service which would include belts, tensioner bearings, water pump rebuild, accessory belts, fuel hoses (especially the return lines) and of course, all the fluids.

Tires are likely flat spotted so check them out.

All the above including the fuse box could run you between $8-12k. Many may also suggest you upgrade the differential while the engine is out. That will set you back another $5k.
is it necessary to upgrade the differential? and upgrade to what exactly? I know OEM is not always the best so therefore my question.

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post #4 of 8 Old 07-06-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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This is an extremely debatable topic. Many say it's just a matter of time however evidence points to the issue being minimal and possibly more related to the style of driving or abuse of the car.

It is a fact however that Ferrari carried over a differential from the BB which had less HP. They also upgraded the differential in the '94 TR's and M's which suggests they too acknowledged the welded diff housing's short comings.

If you want peace of mind, change it. If you are a little bit of a gambler who does not intend on thrashing it, then stay with it. Again it's still a very debatable issue.

PS. The upgrade involves purchasing an aftermarket "billet" design as offered here.

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This is an extremely debatable topic. Many say it's just a matter of time however evidence points to the issue being minimal and possibly more related to the style of driving or abuse of the car.

It is a fact however that Ferrari carried over a differential from the BB which had less HP. They also upgraded the differential in the '94 TR's and M's which suggests they too acknowledged the welded diff housing's short comings.

If you want peace of mind, change it. If you are a little bit of a gambler who does not intend on thrashing it, then stay with it. Again it's still a very debatable issue.

PS. The upgrade involves purchasing an aftermarket "billet" design as offered here.

Modena Engineering Limited Slip Differentials for Boxer and Testarossa | G.T. Car Parts INC
I just checked the car and the garage owner informed me that it would cost $30k, including a new paintjob, which I honestly think it does not need, it just need a good clean and probably some steam and a nice detailing afterwords, I am though not sure if the 30k would be final, if I know anything about these garages its that once you are fixing something there or that even the part would be new, I believe there are spare parts left for the TR, but is there any reputable place I could order them from? should I contact my friends in Marnello for the all items it needs? as the dealership refuses to do "restoration projects" even though the car is not rusty or dented in anyway.

the car has done 35k miles, what would the right price for it be?
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I just checked the car and the garage owner informed me that it would cost $30k, including a new paintjob, which I honestly think it does not need, it just need a good clean and probably some steam and a nice detailing afterwords, I am though not sure if the 30k would be final, if I know anything about these garages its that once you are fixing something there or that even the part would be new, I believe there are spare parts left for the TR, but is there any reputable place I could order them from? should I contact my friends in Marnello for the all items it needs? as the dealership refuses to do "restoration projects" even though the car is not rusty or dented in anyway.

the car has done 35k miles, what would the right price for it be?
If it really needs that much work, i'd say it's worth around $30-40k. Careful, these cars could get expensive and as they say, there's no such thing as a cheap Ferrari.
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Have Dave Helms rebuild the fuse box for peace of mind. He does good work. He did mine on an 88 TR.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-11-2014, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Have Dave Helms rebuild the fuse box for peace of mind. He does good work. He did mine on an 88 TR.
I heard about upgrades for the fusebox, which I have no idea what it would do honestly, I'll contact Dave and see what I'll do, Thank you
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