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My 348 was driven in the rain

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by sparta49, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Yesterday while driving to Mobile I went through a thunderstorm and of course the car got WET. I have pulled the engine to do the major service including new clutch, belts , hoses and brakes, all body panels will be stripped and repainted, and I sent the interior out to be reupolstered, oh and I ordered all new glass and genuine italian air for the new tires, do you you guys think this will be enough or have I totally ruined the car driving through that thunderstorm :) :) :)
     
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  3. Ken

    Ken F1 World Champ

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    Oh my god!!! Only the Toy Store in FL will touch it!! You poor fellow!!!

    Ken
     
  4. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    That's what I was afraid of , I guess now I will be blacklisted for driving a Ferrari in the rain and no one will even sell me another one to replace this one that I ruined :(
     
  5. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    hehe
     
  6. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    So should I just see if State Farm will total it out????????? :) :) :)
     
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  8. flyingboa

    flyingboa Formula 3

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    Not a catastrophic problem, but it will heavily affect the resale value!

    Ciao

    Eugenio
     
  9. Storm-Rider

    Storm-Rider Karting

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    Don't you have a car cover to cover your arse in such an emergency? It wouldn't be as aerodynamic but it helps.
     
  10. tbakowsky

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    Hello FCNA?.....

    Yes I would like to report a 348 that was driven in the rain....yes I'll hold....

    Really?...membership revoked?..... A little harsh no?...Yes I understand that they are special cars but....Not even when you wash it?...But how....oh..I see..your not supposed to drive them....o.k. I'll tell him....does he at least get his money back?.....Hello?...Hello?.....
     
  11. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    You were v lucky it didn't dissolve in front of your very eyes.... i've heard this problem also affects some 355' s ;-)
     
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  13. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

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    The car is ruined Frank. You should park it west of town with the keys in it and just hope someone takes it off your hands. Might as well put the luggage in also.

    Or maybe you can trade it in for Ford.
    http://www.youradvantageford.com/index.htm
    Probably trade ya even for the white "G-man" Grand Marquis on the used car lot.
     
  14. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Paul, When I drive East I go across the Causeway so I don't even have to see Disadvantaged Ford. :)
     
  15. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Tom, FCNA won't return my calls , please tell them I sorry I swear I won't do it again I didn't know. really. please ask them to sell me another car please :(
     
  16. yesod

    yesod Formula Junior

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    You don't deserve that car,man. Better give it to me. I'll take care of it.
     
  17. thecarreaper

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    LMAO!!!! see, i knew they would not melt!!!
     
  18. wax

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    Yet more proof every Policyholder needs Umbrella Insurance.
     
  19. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I agree.

    By the way, (just between you and me) what town are you going to park it outside of? You know, just so I can tell people to stay away.....ya that's it!!!
     
  20. ghost

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    Might as well give it away. Nobody's gonna touch it now. Carbon, did you already note down the serial # on this one. :)
     
  21. Tubi

    Tubi Formula Junior

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    OMG!! Rain!..........unlucky ;-)
     
  22. vraa

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    I'm kinda slow, and since I've been up for about 24 hours, are yall being serious or just kidding about his ability to buy another F-car being revoked?
     
  23. WCH

    WCH F1 Veteran
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    How are you going to deal with the salvage title?

    Seriously, though, if you decide to replace your flood car with a new one, do what I did and select the "wiper delete" and "4 digit odometer" options - saves a little weight and a few $$. And when the car arrives, DON'T let the dealer remove the white plastic sheeting on the paint; the original factory protection is going to be better than any aftermarket solution.
     
  24. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    No it's offical. Special messanger delvered the letter from Ferrari this morning I'm not allowed to purchase anymore Ferrari products, they even want the model cars back said they were not waxed properly all they will allow me to purchase in the future is a Ferrari Umbrella :)
     
  25. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    It wasn't flooded just rained on. The punishment for letting one get flooded is too horrible to mention :)
     
  26. bobafett

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    Rob: does this constitute banning him? Driving in the rain....sheesh! I mean, that's TWO major offences in one go! Driving (duh - a big no-no), and then in the rain??

    Frank: clearly you did not get the waterless water for washing...

    --Dan
     
  27. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Doh, I knew my tool kit wasn't complete. it was missing the elusive waterless water for washing, and I thought I had everything covered when I ordered the Italian air for the tires
     
  28. Tifosi1

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    You can just blame it on me. Of course I'm not supposed to post anything here with out JH's permission. SO now I am in trouble.

    Kelly
     

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