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Old 05-08-2012, 12:38 PM
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Thank you to all good advice! I managed to figure out the problem - like you all said, the trick was pressing vertically down on the lever. That allowed the R gear to slide in, although not every time did it slide without making that awful noise (letting the owner know he does not know yet how to handle this Vintage Ferrari). But it works!

I am going to Post my Video now. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8FsR...ature=youtu.be
I don't think there are synchro rings on reverse.......but I'm not very technical....

That little fuel pump is working to fill six carbs....mine actually is audible all the time, but changes tone slightly after a minute or so, signalling carbs are full and ready to go...
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Congrats, your car looks absolutely sensational!!!
Hey Pap,several post giving FEOHOS praise????
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:39 AM
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Hey Pap,several post giving FEOHOS praise????
WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!
I have a soft spot for these V12's.

Sad part is, I will never be able to afford to buy the one I want.

So as usual, I will live my life through the eyes of members here that own these wonderful machines.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:28 AM
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Congrats, your car looks absolutely sensational!!!
Thank you. Yes I like the looks although there are many more beautiful Ferrari's. I was very close to buying a Lusso because I think optically it is more beautiful and elegant. But the 275/4 fascinated me because of all the reports I had read, saying it was one of the best road going Ferrari's to drive. And besides, there is something interesting about a car that is not perfect in looks. I think the 250 GTO is a good example. I looks like a monster (in fact it was termed that by Ferrari themselves) but because of the performance - it is the most sought after car of them all.
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Thank you. Yes I like the looks although there are many more beautiful Ferrari's. I was very close to buying a Lusso because I think optically it is more beautiful and elegant. But the 275/4 fascinated me because of all the reports I had read, saying it was one of the best road going Ferrari's to drive. And besides, there is something interesting about a car that is not perfect in looks. I think the 250 GTO is a good example. I looks like a monster (in fact it was termed that by Ferrari themselves) but because of the performance - it is the most sought after car of them all.
I bet that Lusso would have been beautiful also!

You are blessed to able to experience what the 275 has to offer. They were amazing cars for their time and they will look amazing forever in a day.

Congrats again and enjoy my friend.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:16 AM
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So I decided to participate in a rally with the 275/4. I drove four hours to Germany, drove for two days more than 5-6hours per day and then drove back four hours to Zurich, and the car gave me no problems! How about that! So much for the saying old cars are not reliable.
The howling of the V12 engine on the German autobahn is priceless and the weather was just perfect.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:41 AM
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Congratulations to one of the most beautiful cars ever made!

we need more (and better) pics!!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:39 AM
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Here is what my car will look like in the original color. Everyone is telling me to keep it Red but I am for changing it into the original Blue / Beige combination.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:49 PM
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silver blue and tan is very nice.
silver blue and red would also be nice
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:02 PM
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Here is what my car will look like in the original color. Everyone is telling me to keep it Red but I am for changing it into the original Blue / Beige combination.
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It looks great in red but it would be even nicer in that blue.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:28 PM
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I have blue/biege on one of mine, it's really nice.
Blue carpets complete and really accent the interior...

But painting these cars is a *%^&%^!!

I vote "drive it read for a while"........then decide.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:58 PM
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It looks great in red but it would be even nicer in that blue.
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+1 that blue is gorgeous. Congratulations on the new purchase. I was lucky enough to drive by a silver 275 GTB/4 on a great road many years back. The sound that came from the 275 was glorious. It was a day I will never forget. The 275 GTB/4 is very special car. It sounds like you are enjoying it very much
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Here is what my car will look like in the original color. Everyone is telling me to keep it Red but I am for changing it into the original Blue / Beige combination.
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Car looks great (and hopefully feels) great!

I think your car will look great no matter what colour it is, though, should you need to change it, I would advise against red.

Something about the 275 makes it seem like whenever I have seen a picture in red I automatically think 'Wow, nice GTO mate.", whereas if it's in a colour other than that it is more so a "WOW! Nice 275 mate!".

Drive in good haste!

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:45 PM
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So I decided to participate in a rally with the 275/4. I drove four hours to Germany, drove for two days more than 5-6hours per day and then drove back four hours to Zurich, and the car gave me no problems! How about that! So much for the saying old cars are not reliable.
The howling of the V12 engine on the German autobahn is priceless and the weather was just perfect.
Beautiful!!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:37 PM
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Here is what my car will look like in the original color. Everyone is telling me to keep it Red but I am for changing it into the original Blue / Beige combination.
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Great to hear you are enjoying your car mate. That Rally would have been fun!

That is also a gorgeous colour. I would paint it as it will have the original colour then.

I hope you drive and enjoy the car for a while before you decide to take it off the road to restore it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:35 PM
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Here is what my car will look like in the original color. Everyone is telling me to keep it Red but I am for changing it into the original Blue / Beige combination.
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To me a no brainer: Blue/beige. It's absolutely beautiful. Red, not as much, plus there's a ton of red Ferrari's.
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Today's market is more sophisticated and significant value is put on originality and provenance so yes back to original colours would be my view.

Hopefully the days of painting Ferrari's 'retail red' to make them easier to sell are long gone.

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I finally bought a key lock for the steering wheel for the 275 in hoping that it would deter thief's. I think its working well however that thing takes forever to put on a old steering wheel which is much larger in diameter.

BUT

While fixing the lock, my key of the lock fell into the gate of the gear shift.
Is that very bad for the car? Can I still go out and drive it?
Many thanks for your help,
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I finally bought a key lock for the steering wheel for the 275 in hoping that it would deter thief's. I think its working well however that thing takes forever to put on a old steering wheel which is much larger in diameter.

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While fixing the lock, my key of the lock fell into the gate of the gear shift.
Is that very bad for the car? Can I still go out and drive it?
Many thanks for your help,
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Unscrew your shift knob.

Unscrew the two Phillips screws on the gate. Lift the gate up and out.

Retrieve your key.
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Unscrew your shift knob.

Unscrew the two Phillips screws on the gate. Lift the gate up and out.

Retrieve your key.
That's what I did when the Countessa dropped her Diamond earring down mine.
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