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Need part number for dash AC vent - '86 328 GTS

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  1. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Hi guys,

    Does anyone have the Ferrari part number for the center AC vent on
    the dash of a 1986 328 GTS? I looked at Ricambi but cannot find a part
    number.

    I'm still looking for one...

    Thanks for any tips,

    Jedi
     
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  3. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I think I remember this item being an issue about a year ago. Good luck but it may be a difficult find.

    Have you tried T Rutlands? I am sure they may have a spare used one somewhere on a shelf.
     
  4. Jedi

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    Yeah, it's really tough to find. Tried TR last year - they thought they had one waiting
    to go to the UK to be molded to make reproductions but never heard back.

    It would be helpful to have the actual part number... that was part of the confusion.
    Apparently there were a couple slight variations in how the little blue arrow on top
    appeared or some such - they guy I talked to at TR seemed a little confused by the
    question.

    Jedi
     
  5. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    Call again and talk to Steve Alhgrim. I bet he would know
     
  6. Jedi

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    Well, I called Steve and after the laughter died down :)D) I've decided I'm going to
    try to suck the broken flap and the later cardboard replacement with a skinny
    vacuum cleaner hose on a tank vac. Steve looked up the diagram and it appears
    the center AC hose goes straight down into the AC manifold box - I might have a
    chance of getting a good "suck grip" since it's light and flat.

    But it's looking like finding any sort of replacement is going to be just out of the
    question.

    Jedi
     
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  8. Jedi

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    Part number is 61738800 - just archiving it in the thread should anyone else want it
    or if I need it again and can't find my notes.

    Jedi
     
  9. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    Steve give you the part # ?
     
  10. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes - great guy. He pulled the drawings and located it for me - he agrees my
    "suck it out" idea has merit for being the easiest approach. From the drawings,
    it looks like a bear to get to the bottom of that hose, and get it to go back on
    again.

    Jedi
     
  11. myfazzman1

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    Hey Jedi

    If I remember correctly you posted before looking for one of these!

    If my memory serves me right Daniel at Ricambi found one and asked if you still wanted it and didn't get a reply so he was going to send it off to Verell to see if he could reproduce it?

    Check your previous post?


    Cheers

    Pete
     
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  13. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    It was apocryphal - nothing EVER came of it. The "real deal" never turned up. If
    Daniel knows different, please send me a PM.

    Jedi
     
  14. Ricambi America

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    I do know where it is. It is not available for sale at this time. :(
     
  15. Jedi

    Jedi Two Time F1 World Champ
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    The reality is that according to TR and Ricambi, there is VERY LITTLE demand for
    that vent. They typically don't break (NOTHING on my car has been typical :) ).

    But there is absolutely none available, and rumors of a reproduction being available
    are just that - rumors. It's been a year and not heard a peep from any of the
    suppliers, sorry to say.

    This weekend I will try my "suck it out and then hot glue it together" plan :D


    Jedi
     
  16. Verell

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    #13 Verell, Jan 9, 2015
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