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Any shop recomendations for a service on my TR? Atlanta maybe?

Discussion in 'South Central - USA (TN, MS, AL, GA)' started by wpdent, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. wpdent

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    #1 wpdent, Aug 25, 2009
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    Hello everyone! I am more than ready to get the TR back on the road. It is due some maintenance that is beyond what I have time for right now. I want to get the engine out and do the belts, valves, ignition and fuel injection check, and the water pump upgrade. I have a shop in Texas I really want to get it to, but the logistics are tough. Does anyone have any suggestions on shops in the southeast (other than Ferrari of Atlanta, I plan to call them anyway) that have a lot of experience with this engine? I will probably get it out to Texas, but I want to do the research first and make sure before I invest this much time in a haul.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
     
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  3. andy308

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    You might want to check with Old World Motorcars in Tucker, GA (no affiliation, just a suggestion).
     
  4. Old World Motorcars

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    #3 Old World Motorcars, Aug 26, 2009
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    We most definitely can save you from the hassle and cost of shipping to and from Texas. Our techs have plenty of experience with Tr's. Please give me a call at 770-938-0908 and we can discuss it.

    Thanks,
    Michael

    Thanks for the recommendation Andy.
     
  5. Scaledetails

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    Try Karl Troy at www.Europeanroadandracing.com in Charleston, he has done work on my TR's and is the best (and reasonable) I have ever seen. Well worth the extra miles.
     
  6. parkerfe

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    #5 parkerfe, Aug 27, 2009
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    You should also consider Ferrari of Atlanta. My BB512i is there now having a major done. I found their prices to be about the same or less than quotes I received from several independent shops in the Atlanta area. I have always been well pleased with any work I have had done there in the past. Plus, FoA has the wherewithal to stand by what they do which is something that all independent shops do not have.
     
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  8. Gruntled

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    I second FoA. I have always been pleased with their work. Call Mark McDaniel.
     
  9. henryr

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    i saw it there today. all torn apart.......... right next to a really nice daytona coupe.
     
  10. jeffdavison

    jeffdavison F1 Rookie
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    yep, all tor'd a part...

    Dropped off my 355 for it's e.o.s 30K at F.O.A today

    I trust these guys...

    JD
     
  11. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    I have ordered a Bell SS 1 can muffler to replace 2 can Ansa sport mufflers on the car now...
     
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  13. elgin328

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    I should get my car back Tues. after having the major done.

    Anyone see it?
     
  14. henryr

    henryr F1 World Champ
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    i saw it up on the lift. pretty much ripped apart.
     
  15. elgin328

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    #12 elgin328, Aug 28, 2009
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    LOL!!! yea I know.
     
  16. elgin328

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  17. elgin328

    elgin328 Formula 3

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    Frank is that your BBI next to mine?
     
  18. parkerfe

    parkerfe F1 World Champ

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    It could be...I have not stopped by since they started on the service. I do plan to stop by today to pick up my headers which I am having ceramic coated...
     
  19. parkerfe

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    #16 parkerfe, Aug 29, 2009
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    I dropped my headers off at Professional Cryogenic today...cost to ceramic coat in satin silver is $350 which ain't bad in that the BB512i headers are basically 4 sets of 3 into 2 headers... they will be ready in a week...http://www.procryo.com/
     
  20. Back Marker

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    Didn't you coat them a few years ago? What is the expected life of ceramic coating
     
  21. Back Marker

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    Remember to get the engine and the engine compartment detailed/cleaned before the engine is reinstalled. It'll look good at the car shows.
     
  22. parkerfe

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    I did...about 7 years ago...some of the coating had peeled near the flanges where the headers connect to the head...so for $350, I decided to just get it done again...
     
  23. Lanikai

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    Backmarker, a complete cleaning and detail is part of the service. Frank's car is in the detail department as I type. It already looks pretty good as he takes good care of his car.
     
  24. parkerfe

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    Thanks...FoA always seems to take the extra steps to do the job right and make the customer happy...
     
  25. gcmerak

    gcmerak Formula 3

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    I had a set done on the Z almost 20 years ago. Mind you these are plain steel headers. After 170K still look like new. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Ciao,
    George
     
  26. parkerfe

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    #23 parkerfe, Sep 1, 2009
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    I agree mine should have lasted lower...but for some reason they peeled at the flange where the headers exit the heads. Of course, ceramic coating your headers inside and out is more than just cosmetic. It also acts as a thermal barrier which holds heat in the header which accelerates the exhaust gases for increased performance and lowers engine compartment temperatures, which is a big plus in a mid-engine car such as a Boxer
     
  27. jeffdavison

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    I want one of them thar deeeetales too!

    My 355 has it's motivator out and is on a lift. I'll be visiting her Wednesday

    JD


     
  28. elgin328

    elgin328 Formula 3

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    I still have not got my car yet. I'm getting a detail also. They should be calling any day now. BUT I'm NOT going to rush them.
     

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