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Discussion in 'Maserati' started by Maeter, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. thecarnut

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    Rolf: glad you identified the problem.

    Marc: I am sure there are "old world" techs that know their stuff but never look down on "new world" techs as we were able to pinpoint the problem, without even looking at the car, from 4,600 miles away :)

    Ivan
     
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  2. rga

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    Hi AMLC

    My guess for the red car is that its chassis no is #1166, same as the licence plate :)
     
  3. Mexico074

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    Hello Rolf...

    Can you post a picture of what you are referring to.....

    Mike
     
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  4. AMLC

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    Yes Roger, that´s possible :). If that chassis number is still "free",
    I would expect a higher chassis number though, somewhere between #1240 and #1280?
    I think Marc will find it somehow.
     
  5. Nembo1777

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    Ivan no disrespect was meant at all:) my point was There was no point for Rolf to go beyond this forum or his old world contacts, I knew US experts here would come through:)

    I do not recall the people Bob mentioned posting here recently or ever, Gene or that Citroen US north east garage, maybe in the old previous yahoo forum or maybe I am wrong.They would be most welcome.

    Regarding the red US K in England, considering the cost of thousands of pounds for a special number plate I doubt that is its chassis number, I was told that car was not particularly well maintained so don't see the man spending on that. One important point is that while in the US you pay fifty or so dollars for what number plate you want as I did in 2004, in the UK you pay thousands to a plate reseller for a plate that already exists and is usually not spelled or numbered right. For example in 1982 in the UK I rode in a Ferrari Lusso with number plate LUS5O...one character wrong.

    The great UK collector Lord Bamford who owns the JCB tractor firm (and has two genuine 250gto's) once saw the JCB plate with a number on a scooter at a scooter dealer and bought several scooters with JCB and a sequential number behind: JCB for John Clayton Bamford his initials. Really costly and not simple in the UK.
    Here in France impossible, I saw one 308 with personal plate in the 80s, one, he looked like a member of our parliament to me.
     
  6. italiancars

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    look into the market for Low digit license plates from Delaware sometime. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2018/08/30/there-bubble-de-low-numbered-tags/1051602002/
     
  7. Nembo1777

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    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Do Ivan and I get a gold star for nailing it? I don't even own a Khamsin. :p

    Marc came to the USA Maserati community via TMC on the east coast. A long and sometimes torturous story which fortunately Doug Magnon and others got turned around in California so that it's a fully united Maserati community now. So I'm not surprised he's completely unaware of some of the older and expert communities on the west coast. Eugene O'Gorman is a long time Maserati club member and he's owned, rebuilt and sold just about all of them. He was the chief mechanical engineer for one of the major Silicon Valley manufactures for a long time and then retired to futz even more with Maseratis and other cars. He's fully capable of rebuilding and manufacturing the parts for any of these cars. That's why I suggested him. But now we have the answer.

    I still have a question though. Is there any flow between the front/rear braking systems via these two parts or just notification of an imbalance? I ask because I don't see how you bleed these two parts????
     
  9. Nembo1777

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    Hi Bob you and Ivan get five stars and a banana republic general's hat how is that:D?!

    I first heard the name of O'Gorman over 20 years ago but just never had the pleasure of communicating with him, if you want to invite him to share his memories here or put us on touch that would be much appreciated, grazie in advance:)
     
  10. staatsof

    staatsof Six Time F1 World Champ
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    He's already here and has commented plenty in other threads. No invite needed. He's relocated from California to Idaho where's doing some fly fishing I presume?
     
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  11. AMLC

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    #8461 AMLC, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:14 AM
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    Just found out that if you go to https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/?locale=en and enter the number plate of for instance #445 (MGJ....) you can see that it is a Maserati, with 4900 cc, has valid MOT, is taxed and more information.
    If you enter the number plate of the US Khamsin (1166..) at the concours in 2002 the system says that the car is a Citroen with 2670 cc, brown, and more information.
    So the plates do not belong to the Khamsin.
    Also found a photo of the car that they do belong to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90461577@N00/16655913034/
    This photo of the SM was taken at the Bicester Heritage Sunday Brunch scramble 26/4/2015 (see https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/178259/bicester-heritage-sunday-brunch-scramble)
     
  12. Nembo1777

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    Ahah so Mr AH was naughty and used his SM plate on his K for that show;) he is now 80 and that car has not been seen at events for years...
     

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