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Offline E7ITE


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Guy buys an F40, decides to restore it and documents the process.  It's a long read that appears to still be ongoing.

http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/ferrari-f40-lm-restoration/

Detailed and fascinating.



Offline 360c

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Long, long thread on F-Chat. The guy seems to be a bit out of his depth and Moto Technique have him bent over the table big time.

He would seem to be a bit inexperienced in regard to race cars. He even thinks he is going to use this thing on the road :rolleyes:
Well he might try it once I guess :p



Offline E7ITE


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360c: Ive only read half of that build post but I get the impression that he wants it for mainly road use and track use here and there only.  Do you think he's gone too far towards the track car end of the scale?



Offline 360c

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360c: Ive only read half of that build post but I get the impression that he wants it for mainly road use and track use here and there only.  Do you think he's gone too far towards the track car end of the scale?

I'm tipping he has never driven a full monty race car before.,  An F40 LM is a purpose built track car that has only a passing likeness to the road car it is based on. Think the old V8 Supercars relative to the holden and ford road cars they are loosely based on.  The F40LM is developed to go flat out on billiard table smooth tarmac with minimal ground clearance. When you drive a real race car slowly it actually doesn't work very well at all. You have to run fast and hard enough to get the brakes, tyres and aero to work. My 360 Michelotto won't even run smoothly enough to handle stuffing around the pits with the 80 kmh speed limit. Good luck handling that in road traffic !



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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The exploitation of naiivity is appalling in some cases.

I've read that thread, it's scary the amount of unnecessary and wasteful expense.



Offline 360c

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The exploitation of naiivity is appalling in some cases.

I've read that thread, it's scary the amount of unnecessary and wasteful expense.

Well he is the perfect target. Very wealthy, enthusiastic and appears to sport an unhealthy superiority complex :rolleyes:



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