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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by recoil, May 20, 2020.

  1. recoil

    recoil Formula Junior
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    Sep 7, 2007
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    Steve
    I have a F430 in Hampton. I'd love to become more familiar with doing more self maintenance. Anyone somewhat nearby who wouldn't mind an apprentice hanging out watching and learning?

    YouTube videos are great but may not be as fun and instructive.

    I'll bring the pizza and beer.

    Steve
     
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  3. E60 M5

    E60 M5 Moderator
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    Jan 2, 2006
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    Steve,

    There is a DIY thread in the 360/430 forum at the top of that section. Good luck in your search for some hang out time.
    The NOVA area used to meet once a year in Great Falls for DIY get together, good times.
     
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  4. Freerange

    Freerange Rookie

    Feb 8, 2020
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    Gregory Weate
    Hi Steve, I'm in Virginia Beach and have been learning and working on my 328. So far I've adjusted the clutch pedal, radio update, replaced fuel injectors and accumulator, and currently updating some of the lighting to led.
    We could be each others apprentices, or just drink your beer. haha
     
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  5. recoil

    recoil Formula Junior
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    Would love to see your 328! I'll PM you.

    Steve
     
  6. bluesubielover

    Apr 18, 2019
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    Chesapeake, VA
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    Carl Von Mosch
    Good afternoon guys. I’m a professional technician and service manager in the Chesapeake area that has finally joined the F club. I just acquired a 87 mondial cabriolet and love it. I have quite the array of tools and a lot of repair experience along with lifts at my shop that are available when needed. Let’s connect soon and keep in touch for repair and social gatherings of our great cars.
     
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  8. Al Casteen

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    Feb 21, 2020
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    I'm pleased to report that Steve, Greg, and I met this past Sunday to meet each other and discuss DIY maintenance items. Greg gets the gold star for making this happen with a few phone calls. We met at the Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor in Smithfield, VA and after some refreshment... and cooling off time in the AC!!;):D; we took a short drive over to a local landmark, Windsor Castle, for a couple pictures. My car is red and Greg's is blue. Steve recently sold his Ferrari so all y'all wishing to part with one give him a buzz!!

    Turns out Steve was the only one with hands on experience and had much to offer. I look forward to our future discussions and hopefully gaining some experience with at least basic maintenance items as Ferrari dealerships are about equally located three to four hours away in two different directions. We will see what happens.

    I'm posting this in hopes of attracting others in the area to join us... for ice cream if nothing else!!:D

    Enjoy the pictures.

    Al
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  9. bluesubielover

    Apr 18, 2019
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    I’m mad I missed this. I had to work. It looks like you guys had a good time. I will be on the next one. If you do need help with maintenance let me know. I have access to the scanners when needed and have quite the tool collection to repair just about anything out there.
     
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  10. 4heid

    4heid Karting

    Jul 31, 2019
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    Chris
    I am a DIYer and a reaonably new TR owner based in Ellicott City. Would like to get together in the future.
     
  11. bluesubielover

    Apr 18, 2019
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    Carl Von Mosch
    I went to tech school for Lincoln Tech and lived in Elliott City. Whenever I go up to Merriweather Post I see our old apartments off Route 40. Maybe we could meet somewhere in the middle or meet at Ferrari of Washington. Congrats on your TR. That is one I’d like to ride in and see in person.
     
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  13. waymar

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    North East PA. 1982 308GTSI pretty much took her all apart and back together again. Including rebuilding motor, etc. Very interesting and extremely satisfying journey. Cheers!!!!
     
  14. Supernaut

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    Dec 3, 2019
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    John Panek
    Would love to get together and wrench on Fcars! Am in Annapolis, have a 4 post lift with rolling bridge jack, and a 512 BBi mostly disassembled. Also tire machines, mounter/demounter and balancer with road force.
     
  15. bluesubielover

    Apr 18, 2019
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    Carl Von Mosch
    With Covid restrictions going down and I’m betting most of us are vaccinated. When are we going to set a time to get together guys? It’s time to start living and enjoying our cars again. Hope to hear from you all!!!
     
  16. 67bmer

    67bmer Formula Junior

    Oct 28, 2015
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    I am probably only a few miles away.

    I am also officially a DIYer now that my 360 needs a new throwout bearing and a major service.
     
  17. peterdaniel

    peterdaniel Rookie

    Oct 21, 2014
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    I'm in Potomac and have a two post lift in my garage. I go to Cars and Coffee at the Corner Bakery behind Montgomery Mall on Saturdays between 8 and 10. We had a C&C on Sunday in Potomac Village but a bunch of idiots ruined it for all of us. So on the second and fourth Sunday we meet in Poolsville between 9 and 11. Hopefully see some of you there.
     
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