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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by gabriel, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. gabriel

    gabriel Formula 3

    #1 gabriel, Feb 16, 2004
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    Greetings:

    I've attached a scan of a recent estimate (name section removed) from a very reputable dealer here in South Florida. The 86TR was actually bought in to remove those single lug wheels so that a tire could be changed.

    As the car had been stored for a while, I had them attempt to start it while it was there, but no start.

    After examination, it was determined that there was no fuel to the engine; the estimate is attached, however, I replaced the pumps myself with a pair from a TR that had been hit in the front. - $180 the pair, and bought the filters online, new, for $36, for the pair, including shipping.

    It took me more than 4 hours, but not that much more.
    Total cost: $216.00
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  3. ghost

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    Congratulations! $1,695.74 saved is $1,695.74 earned!! The problem is, some of us are mechanically stunted, myself included. :(
     
  4. 62 250 GTO

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    I bought a neat little 924 so I could puter around in a bit of a talking piece and also learn how to maintain my own cars. The only things I have done to the car is keeping the gas tank full and calling my mechanic when ever I hear or see somthing I don't like. Is it cheesy to use a line like "I'm a driver not a mechanic". :)
     
  5. MS250

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    Not all buddy, not at all....good job, wish you were up here in Toronto Canada to look at my 86TR. That 1,600 u.s is 2,500CDN...good job.
     
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  10. bert308

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    I did it the other way around, after the 308 I bought a Lancia Beta Montecarlo (mid engine). Trust me, the Ferrari is much easier, and in my case even cheaper, to maintain! By the way, with a transverse engine you never have a transaxle...
     
  11. snj5

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    I always liked the MonteCarlo - I couldn't fit in those either. looked like a fun car - an X1/9 with more power. What are they like? Hard to imagine they were cheaper. Any pics?
     
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    From the MC only a few thousand were made, and even though it uses mass production Fiat components, you still get the feeling owning a prototype, undeveloped car.
     
  14. ernie

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    That's fantastic Gabrie. I too have found out just how much you save by doing your own work. Thousands and thousand of dollars, litterally.
     
  15. Dave

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    Don't forget to factor your time into the equation.
    For example,
    If you earn $150.00 an hour, and you have 4 hours tied up in repairing the TR then in reality you only saved $1095.74...
     
  16. gabriel

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    You do make a good point.

    It would be nice to say that I do make that much, but since it did not cut into my work time, I did not factor it in.

    I did the R&R in my spare time, just like I mow the lawn. I couldn't say to my wife that I just did $450 worth of service cutting the grass...

    But I wish I could! :)
     
  17. 98TDFSpider

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    I, like some of the others, am mechanically challenged and wouldn't have attempted the repair myself. On the other hand, I wouldn't have let my Ferrari sit long enough for both fuel pumps to freeze up. Cost to mechanically challenged, -0-; cost to mechanically inclined, $216.
     
  18. SMS

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    Congratulations Gabriel, I knew you could do it.
    I had a similar situation on a car I purchased. It had sat, and the owner had a shop quote for $12,000 (yes, thousand) to get it running and road worthy.
    I bought it and sunk $615 (yes, hundred) into the project, plus a weekends worth of my time.
    This is a true story, sad to say.
     
  19. gabriel

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    Nonsense. The car was winterized while I was out of the country for 5 months. Unless your butler drives your Fcar while you're gone?

    Thanks SMS. :)
     

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