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'The Ratarossa': The Testarossa Spider Rebuild Project

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  1. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Cool, Drive Tribe (aka Clarkson, Hammond and May's Channel) used my Stradale and Ratarossa in their latest video :cool::cool::cool:
     
  2. Steve Magnusson

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    I've never equated a "Flat" configuration with being a "Boxer" configuration -- wonder if he's got a note from the Pope that says "Flat" = "Boxer" ;)
     
  3. G. Pepper

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    Us old time BMW riders have known this distinction forever. :)
     
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  4. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    I've been experiencing a very embarressing hot start issue with the Ratarossa thats gradually got worse over time. It seems to be quite a common issue with the Testarossa starter system so I did a quick clean up of the solenoid and so far it's been working great.

    Took less than an hour all in and is just the cost of a sheet of fine grade paper and some metal polish.

     
  5. Korr

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    People still don't know anything about engines and make dumb videos for the internet. The guy in the video is confusing crank layout with the ANGLE BETWEEN CYLINDER BANKS.
     
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  6. steved033

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    Cleaning up the solenoid works, but the same issue in my 348 came back. Solved it with the "add a relay" trick.

    sjd
     
  7. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Yes thats Plan B Steve, I want to try the clean up first as it was a simple job. I've purchased the relay (less than £10) and will fit it if in the next week or two get any issues again starting the car
     
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  8. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Finally fixed the Ratarossa from embarrassing me !
     
  9. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Guys I'm still trying to track down one door pocket for the Testarossa. If anyone knows or a pocket available or sees one pop up please do PM me.

    I know its only for the Ratarossa, but the missing pocket really bugs me.
     
  10. kartboy1234

    kartboy1234 Formula Junior

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    I wonder if you can scan the other door pocket and 3d print a new one.

    Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
     
  11. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    #937 spiderscott, Feb 10, 2020
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    Happy Days, just had my first column published in the latest edition of Forza entitled "Why I DIY" :D

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the support from you guys along the way.
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  12. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    And as a monthly bonus, a 9 page article on the Ratarossa car and how it lead to my Ratarossa YouTube channel in this months ENZO magazine
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  13. timemachine

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    Hey Scott,
    Congrats on the magazine coverage, what a cool deal. Anything new youre contemplating on doing to the car?
     
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  14. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Full engine out service and detail as soon as I get time.
     
  15. ago car nut

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    Are you going to paint?
     
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  16. timemachine

    timemachine Karting

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    Ah, that'll be cool...hammer down.
     
  17. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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  18. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Wow that is very very cool, thanks Tim :cool:
     

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