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Old 04-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Red face Maserati Help in LA and SF

Hi Craziness may have taken root. I am planning to come to CA this summer and may have bought a QP III to use when I am there. I would need to get it picked up in LA and checked then up to SF Area and made ready for use (service, likely valve cover gaskets and crackle paint, AC charge if needed) and kept safe for me

Can anyone recommend someone sane and sensible that won't try to play silly buggers.... Also, I need to use it in August not shepherd it around shops to get it working. End of the summer I will either sell it or ship it home to join the herd.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:29 AM
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Lucky b***ard...

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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Maybe not. I am hoping to turn the tide of bad history too!
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:39 PM
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Quattroporte 3

I have a 1/2 dozen Maserati's at my place now that are in for restoration also a couple of quattroporte 3's. You can give me a call if you like, i'm in the high desert over near Palm springs. Regards Dan 760-363-7448
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:21 AM
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Call Johannes at Dino motors in San Mateo, a few miles south of SF phone:
(650) 571-0406 Great guy and does all the older Italian stuff.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:20 AM
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HELP NEEDED IN SACRAMENTO AREA

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I have a 1/2 dozen Maserati's at my place now that are in for restoration also a couple of quattroporte 3's. You can give me a call if you like, i'm in the high desert over near Palm springs. Regards Dan 760-363-7448
OK here is the saga which will be set out more in my 81/86 thread. Car is in SAC as my nephew owns an ordinary car repair shop there (great for all more modern). Benefit is I trust him to help me and I will be staying there. They can do most bits but I need help with getting the tune up done and having the Webers running right etc.

The guy was not straightforward and there were undisclosed hidden issues but thankfully not the terminal ones!! Front end is sound and good but exhaust is gone and there are some paint issues - eruptions near rear light. A frame on the front was damage in trailering the car - can you believe it! Idiots and incompetents. Is there a Better Business Bureau or complaints bureau in CA - I know he is bonded.

Anyway, for a sight unseen buy I think we dodged the major bullets.

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SACRAMENTO EXPERTS WHO COULD SORT THE TUNING -CARBS ETC
EXHAUST SPECIALISTS IN CA/SAC?
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:38 PM
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There is an excellent Weber Carb guy in San Ramon. Import Doctors It is about 100 miles from Sacramento but on the way to Monterey. There also is a Maserati dealer in Sacramento Niello.916) 488-7788 And a private shop Stewarts 916) 731-7023 also in Sacramento
Make sure to check compression before you have the carbs worked on
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:06 PM
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There alos is a good exhaust system place in Rancho Cordoba( jusr south od Sac) that was posted in the 3500 barn find thread by Mark, he was very happy with the work they did on his 3500. Speciality Products Design 916 635 8108 or toll free 888 778 3312
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:40 AM
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There is an excellent Weber Carb guy in San Ramon. Import Doctors It is about 100 miles from Sacramento but on the way to Monterey. There also is a Maserati dealer in Sacramento Niello.916) 488-7788 And a private shop Stewarts 916) 731-7023 also in Sacramento
Make sure to check compression before you have the carbs worked on
Niello and Stewarts don't work on classics or at least on Quattroporte!

"Hi William,

I am sorry we do not work on these cars anymore, not sure who to recommend.

Thanks,

Stewart "

I really don't think the issues the car has require specialist knowledge but getting the tuning right is perhaps the only step in the chain.

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