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What did you do to your Mondial today?

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by ddenboer, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. theunissenguido

    theunissenguido Formula 3
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    How much extra lead did you have to put on the wheels with those new tires for balancing them ? I did this last year and there whas a lot of lead needed to get it right.
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  2. Allen S.

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  3. FerrariJB

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    Guido, thats different per wheel. I have two wheels which needed 15-20 gram lead, one wheel approximately 80 gram an the last one over 100 gram lead. The best wheels I have mounted at the front. The worst rear right and the last wheel rear left. It is march, so when it is not raining I wil make the first drive of 2020.
     
  4. theunissenguido

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    Then you used 220 four times....I needed 2x 220 and 2x 240....so less choice where to put the worst ones.
    Guido
     
  5. FerrariJB

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    Drove again for the first time today. New tires are very nice. Softer and better handling. Been a good investment. Major maintenance has also paid off. Car runs very well
     
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  6. JLF

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  7. SaratogaCA

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    I got my Mondial with Ferrari 360 "Starfish" rims. They handled great, but the tires were way too fat for a Mondial, so steering was very very heavy.

    I sourced original Mondial rims last year, and recently installed original size tires.

    The steering is much, much easier. And the ride is much, much smoother. But, to be fair, with the skinnier tires, handling is not nearly as good.

    Since I don't intend to do crazy driving in my Mondial, I am very happy with the results.


    - Sam in Saratoga
     
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  8. FerrariJB

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    That looks great. Nice Job. A lot of work, but honor of your work. Let the season start
     
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  9. enzo360

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    I went astray on a queste for parts and ended up in a 12.500 miles 348TB for sale. I did resist though.... (mainly to the price :) )

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  10. SaratogaCA

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    California is under a statewide "shelter in place" order which basically prohibits anyone from leaving home. However, there is an exception for essential activities. I had to deposit some money into the firm's bank account. That's clearly an "essential activity" ... after all, we have employees and payroll obligations. Know what I mean?

    So.... guess which car I took for this essential activity? Yup! The Mondial.

    I was going to "accidentally get lost" on the way back and head out to the coast, and then I saw ugly dark clouds. With the top down, I did not want to be caught in the rain, so I headed back home.

    :(


    - Sam in Saratoga
    PS: It's the first day of spring, which is the first day of the Persian New Year. Happy Persian New Year to all Persians, Kurds, Turks, Armenians, Afghans, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Parsis, and all the many other descendants of the Ancient Persian Empire, wherever you are! And to those fellow F-chatters whose ancestors were not subjects of the Persian Empire, Happy First day of Spring!
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  11. Eddie.h

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  12. BillyD

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    Did the drivers side window motor grease and replaced the speaker. Unfortunately the window motor and gears had already had the Italian epoxy grease replaced so it looks like I need a new motor to speed it up.
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  13. Albert Penello

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    Hey there! Don't underestimate the benefits of the lift assists! I installed the v2 versions from Ricambi and they work really, really well. Neither of my windows even worked and now they are fantastic.

    FYI I've been meaning to reach out to you to have you come up for a tune. I'm a lot more familiar with working on these now and have a bunch of tools that we can use to try and get it running great!
     
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  14. Journiacois

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    This is about all I can do. Just commune in my garage/man cave. Not an unpleasant way to spend lock down time in France. Stay safe everyone and some day we will be back on the roads.


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  15. JLF

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  16. BillyD

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    I ordered some Brad Penn oil and emailed SuperformanceUK to see if they’re shipping. If so I think I’ll do the shifter seals and gearshift bushing and adjustment. Trying to find an easy project for my isolation time. If they aren’t shipping maybe I’ll tackle the heater core r and r.
     
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  17. Albert Penello

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    Let me know how the shifter seals go! I have the parts and it's something on my list to tackle as well!
     
  18. 19633500GT

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  19. BillyD

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    Nice road and sound, I need to learn to keep my 83 in the revs. Which exhaust?

    I'm still getting to use to its handling as its way more tail happy in corners than my GTB was.
    May just need an alignment and the front end rebuilt as I've already done the rear.

    Its warm enough in Connecticut for shorts?
     
  20. 19633500GT

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    I wear shorts year round. lol

    I think it is a stock exhaust tbh.
     
  21. aabryan

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    Cold start before a drive...
     

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