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post #1 of 5 Old 08-02-2007, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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512TR upgrades?

I am struggling to find aftermarket parts for my 512TR. I'm looking to upgrade the fuel and ignition systems before I have the computer re-programmed. I am looking for coils, wires, injectors, throttle bodies, fuel rails, fuel pumps, and any related items. I have an exhaust system, airbox, and will be modifying the intake manifold myself. This is my first Ferrari and have no other exposure to them, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I also have a suspension and brake kit ready to install but cannot locate an adjustable swaybar kit for a reasonable price. I do know of the Koenig adjustable kit, but at almost $4300 with shipping, I don't think I can justify the expense. I am only willing to spend around $2000.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-02-2007, 04:27 PM
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Look up Steve, his user name is "enjoythemusic", he has extensive experience in rebuilding a 308 for racing and should be able to give you some good leads on the 512.

For the plug wires, I went with Magnacor, great people to deal with and a high quality product. They knew all about Ferrari's and they may be able to help you with contacts for the other stuff also.
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For the coils I had the Crane Cams PS-60 ones but when I had one fail I replaced them with the Accel coils and those have been just fine.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-03-2007, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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bump!

still looking for parts. thanks guys!
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-04-2007, 05:25 AM
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I'm not aware of any aftermarket parts for the 512TR except maybe exhaust systems and some other little odds and ends. Norwood Performance in Texas has a very good reputation for modifying Ferraris, adding turbos, etc. They have lots of experience and may be able to help you.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-12-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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However the fact is these cars are not really suitable for cost effective after market vendors. They are about as developed as they can be for the chassis and the weight. Until you are prepared to strip weight out of the car there is vitually nothing you can do that is going to make a performance difference other than changing the motor the way Norwood does with turbos. Swaybars, shocks, wires, coils, etc are going to be priced at the equivalent Ferrari prices and offer little or nothing in temrs of performance.

The TR was the first car bult by Ferrari where its design, parts and execution were primarily aimed at the US white shoe squad. As a result the car was never successfully raced and nor was its engine in that size and form.

But I have one anyway !!
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