correct tool kit 81 400i

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  1. Newman

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    I have a mint brief case tool kit I want to know if I should keep for the 400i or not. Anyone know when they switched from a brief case to a pouch on a 400?

    Thanks
     
  2. samsaprunoff

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    #2 samsaprunoff, Sep 13, 2015
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    Good day Paul,

    I am sure others will chime in, but looking at the Owner's manuals... here is what I found:

    400i 1979 - Tool Case
    400i 1982 - Kidney Shaped Case
    412 1986 - Tool Pouch

    Given from the above, I would say yours (1981) should be a tool case. However, knowing how Ferrari does change things mid model... depending upon the month of your Car's Manufacture it could also be the Kidney shaped one as well.

    Lastly, given that the 1983 Parts manual shows the Kidney shape case, I think it is likely the the earliest pouch version did not occur until 1984... Clearly in 1986 (412) the pouch version was in use.

    Cheers,

    Sam
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  3. Newman

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    Thanks Sam, not sure if being a series one car has anything to do with that either. Im kind of hoping the brief case is correct for 81.
     
  4. Schumi

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    My car, an '82 400iGT, #40555, came with the small black brief case that fits inside a plastic cradle inside the spare tire and leather tool roll.
     
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    Schumi, yours is a Series I correct?
     
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    #6 rovexienus, Sep 14, 2015
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    Hello,

    I saw once a 1982 400i Automatic (series 2) with a brief case type kit in the trunk in a specific location (not inside the spare wheel), see the picture. I did not record the chassis number. I never saw till now a series 1 with a kidney shaped tool kit.
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  8. Schumi

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    Yes, with wood console and Series I switches.
     
  9. Newman

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    Thank you gentlemen.
     
  10. Elasto

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    Hi Folks,

    For my '81 400i I'm looking for the plastic cradle that holds the tool case inside the spare tire (or maybe the parts number - it would make looking for it a lot easier ;)).

    Thanks from Vienna.
    Elasto
     
  11. Elasto

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    btw: as far as I know, Ferrari changed to the kidney style tool box when they altered the self levelling system.
    The spare wheel had to be turned around because the space was needed for the pump of the self levelling shocks.
     
  12. rovexienus

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    Hi,

    I never found a part number for this item, I wish I could. It has gone missing on a lot of cars. I suppose it is worthwhile to try to replicate it through 3D printing.
     
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    Does anyone know how long the Socket Spanner is?
     
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  15. Elasto

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    that's an awesome idea, and I wouldn't be surprised if there are many members interrested in participating in this project.
     

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