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    Hail today wrecks a 3200

    As an afterthought,a 3200 turned into a "race car" wouldn't be competitive. Maserati did a race car version and at least two were imported into Melbourne. They were for sale on my105 site for years,nobody was interested. They are probably quietly corroding away in somebody's shed to this day.
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    Hail today wrecks a 3200

    Fully sick !
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    Terry Jones - RIP

    Nudge,nudge,wink,wink. Reported that he suffered from a rare form of dementia. Well we knew that,it's a requirement for membership of Monty Python's flying circus innit ! No-one,but no-one in the circus is sane,and we wouldn't have it any other way. I suppose we now have to endure more day time...
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    Hail today wrecks a 3200

    It's amazing what the "tap-tap" men can do for repair of hail damaged panels. This one is repairable but it's a big job. Given that the car is not worth much,say A$40,00 absolute tops,the cost of repair by the usual people is prohibitive. So,normally it's a write-off. However,there are retired...
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    Just leave this here

    The King of Bling
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    Contact from HQ

    "dead fish wrapped in newspaper " But was it Il Globo ? Otherwise not Italian.
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    Contact from HQ

    "I had a horse's head in my bed on Monday, I assume this qualifies?" How odd ! I found fish in my bed.
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    The Royale returns

    "current Maserati's look like jutting angled Euroboxes like any other car. " I agree. Surely the beancounters at Chrysler can keep their greedy little cost-cutting fingers away from Maserati & stop trying to make a Lego Maserati from cheap Jeep bits ? I characterise them as bars of soap on...
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    The Royale returns

    Saw an ad. recently for a V.d.Plas Princess,fully restored asking ridiculous money. I'm a total sucker for burr walnut so I had a look. It was the badge engineered Austin 1100,cute,but take away the V.d. Plas bling & it's still a bloody Austin innit it. It also had what is quaintly described as...
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    The Royale returns

    Looks like a blinged-up Jeep with that awful grille. Maybe Chrysler had a heap of old Jeep brightwork festering away in the warehouse ? The Royale edition is just what everyone does when they are between models & fresh out of ideas to keep something in the showroom for the...
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    Rare green GS for sale in Vic

    That's Verde Mexico,same colour as my 3200,and,I have the tan coloured interior. Pity it's an automagic ! Difficult colour to match for repairs as the paint is black before the clear coat is applied. I went to Glasurit technical centre where they perfectly matched the paint. Practically...
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    The battery

    I have owned at least one car continuously since 1962 and find it is not easy to destroy a battery. The only casualty was a gel aircraft battery made by Hughes which I allowed to sit around at low charge. If you have a car which is a garage queen aircraft batteries are ideal since they are...
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    The battery

    Most modern cars seem to have parasitic battery drain so always maintain the battery voltage with a good charger when not in use. Many so-called maintenance-free batteries lose water over time which means the electrolyte in the cells gets quite low & the battery stops operating. You can usually...
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    3200 not starting

    It seems the insane obsession with fully charged batteries still persists at Maserati. When servicing a current model Ghibli there were numerous error messages about lights not being fully bright. I then realised that the true "problem" was a slightly undercharged battery. For F**ks sake,how...
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    Maserati service in Melbourne

    That's an interesting comparison between our dealings with Reuben. AFAIK he went back to working on trucks after a brief period working from a garage in St. Kilda junction. He has significant family problems which get in the way of permanent employment,I feel sorry for him. 3200GT clutch kits...
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    Alternative service parts?

    "In the UK all convicted prisoners are obliged to work unless sick or retired." The major manufacturer of white goods in USA is the prison system. All countries turn their prisoners into useful members of society while they are incarcerated. I can't understand your aversion to Chinese...
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    Maserati service in Melbourne

    He told me he had a new clutch kit on the way,not yet delivered ,for about A$3000. So I agreed to bring the car back for clutch replacement when the kit arrived. He never called. I found out that there are new clutch kits available in Adelaide for A$1200,so I bought one of these and did the...
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    3200 not starting

    If you have low battery charge level,either you aren't using the car enough to keep it charged ,or,the alternator isn't working properly. I keep my 3200 on CTek trickle charge whenever it's in the shed.
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    3200 not starting

    Remove a plug lead & see whether you have a spark while turning over the engine with starter motor. Report back & we'll go to the next step..
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    Alternative service parts?

    OEMassive,Shenzen,China make oil,air & pollen filters for current Ghibli. Check their website. Eurospares do a kit including the filters,belt,bearings etc. which is quite cheap compared with the cost of buying items individually. From what I can see the filters are either Purflow or Chinese...