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Discussion in '612/599' started by FIN612, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. FIN612

    FIN612 Karting
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  2. Anthony James

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    I like your circular temp gauges. Mine are Bar graph type.
     
  3. AndrewJM

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    Congrats! Also notice that 928 GTS in the truck... two of my favorite cars.
     
  4. Shiva_Austria

    Shiva_Austria Rookie

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    Looks great.
    Congrats to you both!!!
    I have an 2007/02 with same color combination (Grigio Silverstone 740 / Cuoio 4609), HGTS, Shields and Daytona seats !!!
    Take care of these beauties.
    Greetings from Austria
    Shiva
     
  5. ceb39

    ceb39 Formula Junior

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    Boy, love the interior.

    Where are you located? Hope you do not have to drive on that gravel they are unloading car onto.
     
  6. FIN612

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    #31 FIN612, Jul 17, 2017
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    i am quite far away from SFO 😎
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  7. KY _Soldier

    KY _Soldier Formula Junior
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    Welcome to the silverstone 612 club gents. Cheers! It ages well!
     
  8. 3POINT8

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    spectacular love the interior
     
  9. FIN612

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    First drive: 100miles to the dragstip, some fun there and then back. Three runs with very mild starts from idle to save clutch ( 60th poor 2.32 ) : 13.30 / 111 . The third one was maybe a little bit quicker because of better shift points but missed the timeslip and they did not find it a few days later Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login . The exhaust valves permanently open = love the sound :) .
     
  10. randkin

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    Fin612 - Congradulations on the 612. I know you will really love the car1

    Taz - Are you sure the exterior is Grigo Silverstone? Silverstone is a standard color and no premium charge and sticker shows a premium color charge or is there a difference between Grigo Silverstone and Silverstone? My car is Grigo Ferro which looks very similar and is a premium color.
     
  11. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    No, not sure at all.
     
  12. Anthony James

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    Did you run the car at 1000' or a 1/4mile? And did you have CTS off? Thats a respectable time.
     
  13. FIN612

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  14. FIN612

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    #39 FIN612, Nov 6, 2017
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    State-of-the-Art? :) ( valves open )
     
  15. raider1968

    raider1968 F1 Rookie
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    They may wear like erasers but with CC brakes they sure handle well
     
  16. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    With a 60 tread wear rating, they should handle well. The Pilot Sport Cup 2 handles just as well and has triple the tread wear rating. If you can find the correct sizes.
     
  17. F2003-GA

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    Looking good my friend - Congrats and enjoy in good health :)
     
  18. FIN612

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    Today there was a standing mile event. Best of three attempts: 263km/h ( 163,5mph ) . Bone stock. Temperature +11C ( 52F ) , crosswind .
     
  19. randkin

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    FIN612 - When I was at the Factory a couple of years ago I checked the color charts. Anything Griogo was a "special" color. Silverstone was not a special color. I was interested at looking at the colors as my car is Grigo Ferro pretty close to Grigo Silverstone.
     
  20. FIN612

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    I made some further investigation weather my has has older HGTC TCU SW with 160ms shift times or later HGT2 125ms TCU SW. I was lucky to find TCU from VIN 159598 , which is ( was ) manuafactured just before OTOs. So, it for sure has that later shift algoritm. During the annual service i asked the mechanic to take photo of my car's TCU and wow, it really has the same software loaded into the TCU. My VIN is 157980 , you can date of 15112007 on the TCU, which matched well to the factory database dates of my car: Production date 22-11-2007 , Finishing date 10-12-2007, then quick transportation by truck from the factory to Sweden, Delivery service 19-12-2017, delivered to the customer: 20-12-2007. Interesting thing is that it was registered in Sweden 6-12-2007 ( 612) :) , before the car was finished at the factory. You can see date of 2022008 on the TCU of 159598 - which confirms that the car was producted late Feb / early March. I hope these numbers help some other members with pre-OTO cars. So many changes in just a few months late 2007 / early 2008 .
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  21. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Ferrari had some squirrelly mixes of HGTC and HGT2 terminology when the interim 612s were produced in early 2008 and late 2007. For a period, it looks like HGTC meant a 612 with HGT2 and CCM brakes. Later interim 612s showed HGT2 and CCMs as separate options. Glad yours came out as one of those with the good algorithms in the TCU.
     
  22. FIN612

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    I still wonder why the VIP Book has wrong dates. All the stamped dates with photos are about a month too early.
     

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