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Discussion in '206/246' started by CliffDonnon, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. CliffDonnon

    CliffDonnon Karting

    Jan 28, 2006
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    I have just purchased my first Ferrari a 246 Dino 1973.Beautiful car.
    However I also like to work on my own cars because of the satisfaction it gives me.
    Can you please recommend a good workshop manual or DVD that explains the intricacies of the breed?

    Thank you
    Cliff Donnon
    Australia
     
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  3. nerodino

    nerodino Formula 3
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    Hi,
    Welcome on board Cliff.

    you can get a repro manual off e-bay, poor print quality and strange layout but otherwise acceptable, dont know of any dvd's as such.
    But never mind all that tell us all about the car!
    Any pics?

    Graham.
     
  4. vroomgt

    vroomgt Formula 3

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    Which one cliffe?
     
  5. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    I'd suggest Angelo Wallace's Dino manual for repairs and maintenance. His widow still sells them, here:

    http://www.bristolnotes.com/fsm/index.htm

    About $100 I think.

    Copies of the Ferrari Repair manual are also available. they bear a striking resemblance to the Wallace version. I see them now and again on Ebay.

    Neither manual will help you with intricate repairs, but they do provide a basic guidline to doing work on the car.

    I recently rebuilt my starter, and the manual was helpful, a little. Mostly it was trial and error on my part until I got it apart, and back together.

    DM
     
  6. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    PIX??? serial #. Maybe some details??? Don't tease us.

    DM
     
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  8. lm2504me

    lm2504me Formula Junior
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    Congratulations!
    Superformance in the UK sells the 246 workshop manual and parts book on CD for 20.00 USD each. A great deal and very useful. I use it a great deal for performing the maintenance on my Dino. The owner's manual is also helpful. You can download this from the Ferrari Factory Owner's site.

    I also downloaded off the internet a pdf copie of the 308GT4 manual for reference.

    Richard
    #03510 DinoGT
     
  9. Pantdino

    Pantdino Formula 3

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    I have and use Angelo Wallace's translation of the factory manual. The owner's manual itself has basic stuff, too.

    Jim Oddie
    246GT 2840
     
  10. John Corbani

    John Corbani Formula 3
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    Start out with Wallace's translation. Only big error I found was torque rating of 6 mm studs. Factory book was wrong so can't blame Wallace. Limit should be about 1.3 Kg/M, not 3.3 Kg/M for those studs. Mark the table and the place where the book tells you to replace cam caps.

    You also need the Parts Book. Mine is in Italian but the pictures are universal. The old part numbers are useless so no problem there. Many of the illustrations do not agree with my 1972 Dino GT. Motor mounts, transmission details, etc. Probably no two Dinos alike. Have to live with it.

    If you do anything on your own car, take photos as you take it apart. Keep fasteners in groups. Never force anything back together. If it doesn't go, you are doing something wrong.

    Owner's manual helps on some things. Best help of all is to start a relationship with one of the Ferrari parts suppliers. You will have to use plain english to get parts because of the numbering mess. The pictures and parts list allow you to say "TAV.6, part17" when you want a valve seal. GT Car Parts in Phoenix and Maranello in Atlanta are very good. They can supply the books, advice and encouragement.

    Don't know of any Video or DVD but FerrariChat is a great resource. Take a look at my "Dino Saga" series in the "Technical Q&A" forum. I have 186,000 miles on my Dino and do as much work myself as possible. It has been a blast. The car has been my daily driver for 20 years. I have been posting a thread every Sunday for a while to pass on some of the things I have learned. Lots of others are helpful to anyone keeping a car running and delighting their owner.

    Welcome to the group,

    John
     
  11. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
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    If you register with the factory's website you'll have access to electronic versions of the original documents for free.

    Don't pay EBay scammers for CDs of manuals, that only encourages those charlatans!
     
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  13. Pantdino

    Pantdino Formula 3

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    what is the website?


    Thanks,

    Jim
     
  14. ArtS

    ArtS F1 Veteran
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    Cliff,

    I believe that many of the documents for your car are available at the Ferrari website in the owner's section. I don't know how to get to them, but the instructions are in one of these threads.

    Good Luck with your car and welcome aboard!

    Regards,

    Art S.
     
  15. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

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  16. opus10583

    opus10583 Formula 3

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    You are now officially 'my new hero', and inspiration!
     

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