I've thought the same thing. It could be the fact that we're entering the winter months and the amount of Ferrari driving has decreased because of it. I know I've been driving less because of the weather and, oh yeah, my new job has me busy... :-? Still, I've been driving on at least Saturday and Sunday. Man, she runs great after she's had some blood pumped through her.
Thanks guys for you replys. I just want the guys to know that if they have a question about their cars there are guys on the site who can help and more than likely have the answer. I kinda am a Tech. guy, rookie, and I enjoy helping others solve their tech problems. More of a nuts and bolts guy. Magoo
The weather has ben so bad I havent been able to really work on any of my cars. I suspect that could be the problem elsewhere.It sure is in the N.East. Just been driving my 400. Getting some miles before it gets to bad out there. Still didnt finnish my evaluation on the stebro muffler fixing my 308 driving problem. Probably wont know for sure until late Spring.
It was supposed to snow and it didn't, ridiculous. I'm dying for it to snow for some reason, I guess a change and some fun with the jeep. My pistons came in yesterday but the guy didn't just leave them so my dad has to run over there and pick them up at UPS or whatever. So, tomorrow I will definitely be going home from school to check them out and start getting this 308 project done. I gotta finish my con rods still though so that will be first concern. Then dry build it all and check clearances, with luck it will all be right and I wont have to pull it apart again (gonna put a piston in each bank, then heads on and torqued). I'm shooting for mid winter at this point. So, I will have some tech rambling to share in due time.
Fortunately, my GTB has been doing just fine and so I currently have no technical questions. One thing I will be doing, as I referred to in another thread, is to let Classic Coach reposition or modify my Euro Ansa muffler in some way to allow me to replace the center portion of my rear valance. I will be going on vacation later this month and I'll leave my car with them.
During the winter months, I'll be redying the seats and door panels as per Magoo's instructions. Thank you again, Magoo, for your assistance. I'll no doubt have some technical questions then.
Barry, Feel free to email me anytime with questions about your interior redye or whatever. I am going to be very interested in how they alter the exhaust pipes to accomodate that muffler. That is going to be what I would say a "Close call." There is plenty of room in there but those pipes can only bend so much. Keep me posted. Magoo
Thanks, Magoo. I'll certainly do that when the time comes for me to do the redye.
Onofrio and Rocco at Classic Coach looked at the muffler when I had my car serviced in the spring and assured me that they could modify the muffler pipes so as to allow the center valance part to be replaced. The Ansa muffler is about 16 years old but in fine shape with no rusting evident. I like the twin exhaust tips on both sides. They're a bit longer than on the current Ansa systems, angle up a bit, and the chrome hasn't rusted one bit. There's the usual flaking of the black paint on the central portion of the muffler, but that's to be expected. I would like to keep the Ansa system on the car. As I mentioned, the original factory muffler resides in my garage. I'll let you know what they did to get it right.
I haven't hung out with that many new girls lately to be honest. I hung out with a couple this year so far, not up to my usual rates though. During the summer I live like a pornstar, drinking and girls everyday. I get home from work at about 7 then eat dinner and go out, everynight. The weekends become nothing short of ridiculous. I figure during the school year I'll take it easy. The five months I have off I can be out of control. I just got the pistons on Friday, very very cool stuff, deep pockets, etc. I have to take some pics of them. Now that the 308 project will be back underway I couldn't really careless about partying, I go out only Saturday nights usually now. Working on your own Ferrari is so cool, working on others is awesome, but not the same. With yours you can do it all at whatever pace you want, just how you want, etc. The only pain is I can only work on the weekends when I've been going home. During the week I can only dream while at school. I stopped by work this Saturday (I usually pop in every second saturday or so since I can't work while at school in CT), and in the showroom they have what looks like an early 90s F1 car. I forgot to ask my boss about it. Now that would make a hell of a track car.
Hey Bret, I hear ya but ya gotta keep the wick wet. As I said man cannot live by bread alone. You are so involved with various projects ,including women, that you hardly have time for any of them. I have a few years on you but I have been there done that. I think you need some more R& R. Want to hear something neat. My boy and I are close like your Dad and you. We go to Carlisle Corvette and auto shows together and afterward we go bar hopping. Then we go to Shippensburg a college town that rocks. You would not believe the stuff we get into over a weekend. If only the wives knew. Harmless but great fun along with the car shows. Then on sundays we go to Summit Point raceway and taper off the snake, booze,that bit us the night before. These are great times. I hope you and your Dad still have the time to work on the 308. Magoo
That's cool as hell that your son and you go out together and stuff. Once it gets cold up here not as much goes on, but I hear ya on keeping at it. My dad's pretty cool with going out and stuff, we don't go out together (he's not as wild as you anymore I don't think), but he lets me do whatever I want. If nothings going on and some of my friends want to come over and drink, etc he doesn't care (as long as someone's designated driver). I realize I am obsessed with the 308, I wish I could work on it during the week, like times like this. I'm gonna go riding now, but this morning I've had a few hours in which I could have put the driver's gas tank back in, etc.
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