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  1. Dave Bendl

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    #1 Dave Bendl, Mar 30, 2008
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    The FOC is organizing a Spring Tech Session. Our host is Gerry Geraci who has arranged for us to use a Car X shop in Westmont, IL. for the event

    Here are the details:
    Open event for all FOC & F-Chat Participants
    When: Sunday, April 27th
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Where: Car X 317 East Ogden Ave. Westmont, IL
    Topics: 308/328 Brake Maintenance, Alternator/Water Pump Belts, and Seat Removal

    A free light lunch is planned. See below for a map.

    Post if you plan to attend or have any questions.

    See you there,
    Dave
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  3. JohnnyS

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    I am in for this. Sounds like a great list of things to go over.

     
  4. TwinOne

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    Dave, Dave and I will be there. BTW, do you have a CV joint boot banding tool?
     
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    I'll be there. Replacing the seats with a barcalounger.
     
  6. Tod328gts

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    I just marked my calendar also to be there... Lets hope the snow is gone by then and we can finally drive our cars!!!

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  8. Dr.T348

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    Unfortunately I will have to miss this tech session. I put in for a turkey permit last fall with some other guys. Our lottery drawing is for that weekend. I don't know what i will do if I actually shoot a turkey? Could be lunch?
     
  9. Dave Bendl

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    For crimp type bands? No I sure don't. The bands that came with the cv joint boots I bought the last time, came with stainless steel bands that are installed with common hand tools. The crimp type tools are common. You may be able to pickup one up at a NAPA store.
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    So far we have:

    Gerry
    John
    Twins
    Andreas
    Tod
    Dave

    Looking good...
     
  11. Gerry328

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    I'll check with my guys if anyone has a banding tool. Our Tech lock their boxes, so please bring your own tools. We will turn the compressors on for air.
     
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  13. bpu699

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    Hello guys!

    Any chance that the tech sessions can include stuff geared towards cars other than the 308? I know that this is the model most own, so its convinient...

    But what about a generic tech session on:

    Detailing
    Motor refinishing/plating
    Dash recovering
    Buffing out scratches
    doing paint touch ups
    adjusting vlaves (perhaps if the shop has another motor already out)
    doing leak downs
    cpmpression readings
    applying protective film
    refinishing worn leather
    etc.....

    I would ask for more testarossa stuff...but figured I would be in a minority ;)
     
  14. Dave Bendl

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    Great idea!
    We welcome anyone willing to "step up to the plate" donating their free time & expertise (on something other than a 308) to plan, organize, and lead such a tech session. A donor car and or other support material would need to be secured as well. If you know this special someone, please post or forward a PM.
    Dave
     
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    If your guys don't have one, you can probably borrow Ed's for the weekend.
     
  16. Gerry328

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    I believe I can have a CV boot banding tool available for the Tech Session.
     
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    I found what I needed at NAPA as Dave suggested. Thanks guys. I was going to do the replacement last weekend but the weather was just to nice :D This weekend looks better to sit in the garage.
     
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    Please let me know if you plan to attend and you name is not above, I want to make sure we have enough food for lunch. See you all on Sunday.
     
  19. blabardi

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    I plan on attending but have no expertise to offer other than gaining the requisite number of witness so I can join the owner’s forum. (Sorry for the late response. I don't eat much).
     
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    No problem on either front, looking forward to meeting you on Sunday.
     
  21. norbert

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    (Unable to attend again as I have personal business all weekend Friday through Sunday.)
     
  22. Dave Bendl

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    Sorry you weren't able to make it Norbert.

    Many thanks to our hosts Gerry Geraci, and the Car X shop on Ogden ave in Westmont. Their hospitality, and the use of their shop was great.

    Thanks again..
    Dave
     
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    Thanks for all of your help Dave. Its was a fun time and the weather cooperated! We were glad to host the session and would be happy to host the group again. I always learn something new at these meetings.

    I forgot my camera, but Andreas and John took pictures. I expect to see them here shortly.

    Gerry
     
  24. JohnnyS

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    #21 JohnnyS, Apr 27, 2008
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    Gerry,

    Thanks for hosting the tech session. Dave thanks for providing information and your experience. I learned several things.

    1. Alternative uses for a turkey baster (one-man brake bleeder).
    2. My wheel is okay, only had too many weights on it.
    3. The "diaper" is actually the only thing Ferrari made easy to remove and install. :D

    Here are a few shots.
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  25. J Saber

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    yeah, I'm waiting too se those photos! Anyway, hope you guys had a good tech session! I'll see you guys sometime during the season I'm sure!
     
  26. JohnnyS

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    Pictures posted above. Sorry, it took so long, I had difficulty uploading the pictures.

    It was a good time. Dave didn't fall asleep on top of his 308 engine, he was just reaching around to get at the front valve cover bolts, a contortionist's dream come true.
     
  27. Gerry328

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    Nice pics John, I especially like the last one.
     
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