Perhaps we should allow the BBs more slack for chassi tuning, road holding optimization, engine rev happiness on BB 512s? It's not a perfect car, nor are early 911s, yet look at the driving joy people get from optimizing their early 911s! The Dino, 308 and 328 are, as stock, closer to Nirvana than the BB.
If we optimize our Ferraris without compromising the original structure, I believe we can get more joy out of them. We need to rid ourselves from the purist devil riding our backs?
My 308 Vetro is a better car with the Stradale wheels and wheel arches that Vitalone installed on it before me. My Dino would be a better car with teflon bushings and so would my 308. F 40 brakes and shocks on my 308 would be awesome and they may very well be on their way. There's no compromising of the original structure.
A lowered, chassi tuned BB with the Stratos wheels from my 308 would be a weapon. Add better brakes, faster lock to lock steering, cooling enhancements and you can have a lot of fun. The engine sits too high for the car's own good, ok. But a 911 has the engine behind the rear axle and STILL people can turn it into a serious track tool. Give the BB a chance but in the process, give it som slack from the traditional Ferrari stock-o-mania. If we initiate a track culture for the BB, I'm certain the market will provide parts to iron out the week spots. There's already an upgrade available on the shitty differential - and it didn't come from Ferrari! Ferrari is too busy imposing their holy Classiche brand and couldn't be bothered with post improving their products. Let's break away from purism where needed. That said, don't go putting 19" wheels on your 250 SWB!