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Any early to mid 50s Ferrari owners in New Jersey?

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  1. Pat Pryor

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    Hi all,

    I am currently building a, I guess you would say "replica" Ferrari 857 Monza, but to me it is more of a study. I am a very accomplished metal fabricator that likes good engineering mixed with simplicity which draws me to early 50s sportscars. learning about the development of these cars along with their superleggera construction and that it being much different from American cars / American manufacturing methods made me decided to dig deeper and just build a near exact replica as a learning experience. I know replicas are frowned upon, but this isn't a VW with a fiberglass body on top like a parade float, this build is pretty much a Ferrari by an engineering standpoint. It should match the performance, the handle, the feel and the look of the real thing, but just not have the originality or value of a real one, kind of like owning a reproduction shotgun. well, that's my excuse.

    Most of these early cars share a lot of similar parts, if anyone can help with info or has access to early cars, please contact me. I'm currently looking for front suspension measurements.

    Thank you,
    Pat

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  3. Jaguar36

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    Looks neat, what are you planning to use for a drivetrain?
     
  4. Pat Pryor

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    Thanks. The engine I plan on using would be the Alfa Romeo 2.0 engine. It is nearly identical to the Lampredi engine. I don’t know who was copying off who back then. The transaxle so far Is a Porsche 928 transaxle.

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    You might contact Leydon Restorations in Lahaska, PA.
     
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    Thank you! I’ll give them a try.
     
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  8. Ferrarium

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    Interesting I have the same thing planned actually, not decided on the model yet though. Are those tubes next to the transaxle section welded like an exhaust, why not just bend them? Ohh it would work much better if you you used a Miller. :)

    Looking forward to see what you do for the body. That's the hard part. Love to see it progress in person one day.
     
  9. Pat Pryor

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    I pie cut the chassis tubes because I didn’t want to make or buy a special forming die for just a one time use. The pie cuts will be strong enough to handle the stress, also it isn’t a visual part of the car. Haha It is all shared technology when it comes to welders, the Lincoln will do just fine. I have the body here in the shop it’s a stack of various gauges and heats of aluminum sheet, should be the easy part once I get my hammer running. You are more then welcome to stop by and check it out. My shop is in Woodbridge, just give me a heads up when you want to stop by.
     
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  11. Pat Pryor

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    Nice project! I’m a big fan of complete scratch built projects and anything hand made, unless it’s “forged knife making”.

    I’ve thought about buying one to reverse engineer, but I have not found one for the car I’m building. If they are accurate It could definitely speed up build time.
     
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