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  1. AMLC

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  2. AMLC

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    I mean the car in Holland with registration "HVLP" followed by the numbers "53". Do you have that in your files, maybe with another VIN than #1018?
    Registered in Holland since 1994, and it is still in Holland, insured and valid APK (=MOT), but I don't know where in Holland it is.
     
  3. Nembo1777

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    I would say it looks like 290...unless 17 different Khamsins in the land of the rising sun have similar paint schemes just to confuse us;-)

    yes I call it resale red or redified, back from the days when people seemed to do that systematically thank God we are now back to original colors in most cases.
     
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    Casting a wide net red US K's in Benelux ignoring your since 1994 mention:

    1038? 1152? 1158? 1186? 1216 (red/black, 5 speed, sold in France at auction in 1990, no news since)? 1300 (ex Denmark Stroeger collection got sold to Holland, bumper conversion by DN restorations in Holland in recent years sold to Luxembourg)? 1304 (appeared in really bad shape at Gullwing Motorcars who sold it March 2015 destination not known to me. Bart v d W or Dr Lipperts might know.
     
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    Never seen that registration No, sorry.
     
  6. AMLC

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    #8331 AMLC, Jul 3, 2020
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    It's a 1975 car so that leaves only the first one of this list, #1038, as an alternative for #1018 I think, but I know nothing about that chassis.
    By the way, #1152 was on this forum in 2014 I believe with photos and has another Dutch registration, I think you can also see #1152 in this video from 2018:

     
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    #8332 AMLC, Jul 3, 2020
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    The photos from the advert of the 1975 car from 2008 when it was for sale in Holland (private seller in Groesbeek).


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    Well at least we know it is a US car with the rear US bumper shock bracket roots not cut out properly and the exhausts therefore hanging too low.

    It is the only car I know in this odd halfway situation except for the Khamsin spyder therefore looking at any US car rear photo this is the -red!- flag to identify it.
     
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    ..interesting "solution" to add those little tail lights in that void... If I remember right, the real solution is to 'rotate' the exhaust pipes so they curve UP into the cut-outs, am I correct?
     
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    Hello Art,

    Ok I need to explain a few things here: they are not lights but some cheap reflectors the person found somewhere, bizarre idea.

    The rectangular tubes they were put on are the ones that housed the shock absorbers holding the US rear bumper. When you do a bumper conversion properly, after removing the rear bumper and its shock absorbers (see here in page four of my bumper conversion guide you can see the tube to cut off on the page below step 9, tube B)

    http://maseratikhamsinregistry.net/euro-bumper-kit-conversion-4.php

    see step 1 to 3; you must cut those out, the metal is thick, I recall I was in shorts so the sparks created by whatever cutting tool I was using -this was 16 years ago not sure- kept hurting but what does one not do for love right;-)when I did 2 other bumper conversions I wore pants and long sleeve shirts:)

    Then on page 5

    http://maseratikhamsinregistry.net/euro-bumper-kit-conversion-5.php

    when you are finished -EXCEPT for cutting out those tubes- you can see below step 19 how the exhaust sits far too low because the pipes cannot fit into the half moon shaped body cavities...because the tubes are in the way.

    So then after these tubes are cut out you have an exhaust shop pull off the rear mufflers, flip them upside down, the left one goes on the right side and the right one on the left side and voila they fit snugly, see step 20:)

    Now instead of a Ralph Nader Khamsin ruined, totally disfigured by his excessive US government safety rules you have a Maserati Khamsin:)!
     
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    Hi everybody,

    on my Khamsin # 404 there are three rectangular red warning lights. The left one says STOP for obvious reasons, the right one says Park brake and the center one says nothing. Yesterday it came on the first time in 10 years of ownership, only when braking and only for a flicker. It is not in the handbook nor in the owners manual. How does it work?

    Thanx,

    Rolf
     
  12. boralogist

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    Extrapolating from my Bora and your description:
    Front brake pad sensors.
     
  13. thecarnut

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    Most likely brake pad sensor ... time to check your front brake pads.

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    Clear, thanx Ivan and boralogist.

    But how does it work? no cable, no sensor plate, new pads are bland.
     
  15. italiancars

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    If it’s a US origin car, seat belt warning light.
     
  16. boralogist

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    Regardless of User Manual---check hand-brake switch!
    Let us know!
     
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    BTW - I’m currently looking for a broken exterior door handle for a Khamsin if anyone has one available?
     
  19. Nembo1777

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    Are you thinking 3D printing? Someone mentioned it in conjunction with K door handles, just can't recall who. I think it was one of the top classic Maserati restorers I interviewed for my book Classiche Masters, I discussed 3D printing with all of them but one mentioned this not necessarily during the interview.
     
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    Marc,
    I have the handles themselves (from your contact, thank you.) I picked up new housing, made out of aluminum. I also have new locks. What I need is the internals for the driver’s side. I haven’t taken apart the passengers side yet to see if I can piece it together from sources.
     
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    Intricate work, good luck:)
     
  23. 2fast4us

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    it is not the handbrake, that is the light to the right and it works fine. The center light comes on, when I press the brake pedal and only for a moment.
     
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    Sounds like you're not developing enough pressure to safely operate the brakes. Possibly the main pump or one of three accumulators. But they may be using the same light for pad wear. Not likely that new pads will have the wear sensors built in. So light will never come on for that.
     

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