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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by zsnnf, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2003
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    My F40 is up and running again and waiting for the next Ferrari drive!
    After finding out an Original Alternator would be $850 and there aren't any in the country, I decided to try and have mine rebuilt. Ray at Costa Mesa Generator did an awesome job. He replaced the Stator, the diode trio and the regulator. Total cost $120!! He removed and replaced a broken bolt and installed a missing shroud. Took less than a day. It took me about an hour to remove it and another hour and a half to put it back in.
    This car is fun to work on.
    Anyway, let's Drive!

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Rick
     
  2. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Hi Rick,

    you gents in SoCal drives me always crazy & envious....driving in December with your Ferraris on the road:)
    Always summer - fantastic!!!!
    In Germany its right now cloudy & it rains. Only 5 degrees.....something like f**** cold and we are waiting for the damn snow. No way to drive the Ferrari:( during Winter and all the snow.

    Enjoy your drive & sunny California!

    Wolfarossa
    FORZA FERRARI
     
  3. jordan747_400

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    Wolfgang, next time your out in Southern California let us know and we can take you on a drive :)

    Id love to meet some European Fchatters.

    Rick, glad to hear the gar is up and running! Just in time for a Thanksgiving cruise to my house? :)
     
  4. Wolfgang

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    @Jordan,
    thanks a lot for the invitation, what a pleasure for me.
    I will be next time in California doing business in January 2004.
    Don`t know, if its far away but I will stay for 5 days in Costa Mesa-Orange County. Must go to Anaheim, Newport and Costa Mesa.
    I will let you know the dates a.s.a.p. and I`m looking forward to CU in sunny California.

    Wolfarossa
    FORZA FERRARI
     
  5. jordan747_400

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    Costa Mesa is only a few miles away from me and quite a few other Fchatters as well! Let me know the dates you will be here and we can get together for lunch!
     
  6. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Rick - That is awesome - And all for $120 - What a deal!!

    Wolfgang - Looks like you will be right in our neck of the woods - We all definitely need to get together!
     
  7. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

    Oct 4, 2002
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    Rick - that's great news. It was too bad about last sunday... Isn't it a great feeling when you find a deal like that? I had my alternator rebuilt as well - all for about $85-90. I'm looking forward to seeing your car on the road...and hearing it, too!

    Wolfgang - just to echo jerry and Jordan, you are more than welcome to join us anytime you are here... I live right by Costa Mesa, so please let us know what dates exactly you'll be available, and hopefully, we can accomodate and plan a local drive to welcome you!! :)

    -B.
     
  8. Wolfgang

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    Hello gents,
    once again, thanks a lot for the invitation.
    I have been there (Costa Mesa) many times but I have never seen a Ferrari on the road;-( Just and only a few at the Ferrari dealer in Newport close to Balboa-Island (right spelling?)
    The reason, I`m travelling over to California is the NAMM Show in Anaheim and I run a booth at the Orange County World Guitar Show, January 17-18, 2004 Marin Civic Center.
    I haven`t already booked the tickets but I`m looking forward to travell betwen13.-20. January. So hopefully will find together in this time for a dinner, drink or a drive....I`m open for every kind of fun;-)
    Any Hotel recommendations are very welcome. Usual I stay in the:
    Country Inn & Suites
    325 Bristol Street
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    but to be honest - I don`t like it: to expensive for such a less comfort;-(

    Have a great & sunny day and sorry I can not reply you within the next 2 weeks. I`m going on vacation to Egypt with my wife from Saturday 29.November till sunday 14.December....looking for some sun.

    Wolfarossa
    FORZA FERRARI
     
  9. jordan747_400

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    Have fun in Egypt! I wish I could be going there with you :)
     
  10. jlm348

    jlm348 Formula 3

    Nov 26, 2002
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    Rick I am glad everything worked out o.k.
    On the drive I got your message but unfortunately it was hours later in the canons, and did not have your number.
    Would you mind e-mailing me your number so I have it for the future.
    jlm@ferraridrivingclub.com

    Thank you
    Jean-Louis
     

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