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    Resetting Maserati Spyder Roof

    Thanks, very helpful. I’m sure you are right about the previous repair and the elastic not being long enough. Since I posted this I’ve carried on fiddling with my repair to try to improve it, using some different webbing. Really it needs to be done properly but it works OK for me except when it...
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    Brexit Deal

    Not all Internet sources are equivalent. For instance, you quoted from a group lobbying for an independent Scotland, who in turn have misinterpreted or misrepresented the facts (the FullFact link explains how this has happened regarding pensions). I quoted from the EU’s own statistics and...
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    Brexit Deal

    Not according to FullFact, it doesn’t. https://fullfact.org/europe/pensioners-eu-uk/ Also not the case, in 2018 at least. The UK is not especially generous, but just below the EU average, according to the EU...
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    Brexit Deal

    Likely they want to add enough ‘value’ in Germany to have them count as EU origin.
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    Brexit Deal

    Brexit is being used as an excuse by all sorts of lazy businesses in the EU and the UK. By contrast, the ones who have got their act together are finding it pretty straightforward in the main, now that the confused ones aren’t clogging up the supply routes quite as much. That’s been my...
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    Alternative parts, what everyone needs to know...

    Good news and bad news. Good news is SBR couldn’t find a leak in the aircon compressor so recommended not changing it. Bad news is that I didn’t get a chance to try out the Meat & Doria version. I did do a bit of research and saw a reference to these being rebuilt units (with warranty) so I’d...
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    A new magazine - Strada

    I’ve just read #1. If Carlsberg made car magazines... it really is superb. I was blown away by the quality of the production, way above any other magazine I’ve read and that includes some of the fashion magazines. There is loads of high quality content as well, more than I expected. The 550...
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    Alternative parts, what everyone needs to know...

    Good advice, thanks. It’s with SB Race Engineering at the moment for a service including a look at the aircon. I’ll talk to them next week and if we give it a try I’ll report back.
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    Alternative parts, what everyone needs to know...

    Belated thanks for this, I may well give it a go for my 2002 Spyder. Anyone tried this part?
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    Another Hydrolocked 4200 for sale

    Perhaps that’s exactly what the previous owner was trying. Just didn’t increase the fording depth quite enough [emoji29]
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    Oxford on nutter list!

    You are talking about Oxford City Council. Every possible punitive measure applied to motorists with no allowances made.
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    The Road to Le Mans 2021

    Great to see the change of date. I booked with my son for a roadtrip in the Spyder last year so really looking forward to August. My travel company says they are waiting to see who/how many the organisers will allow in. Anyone have any more definite information?
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    The watch thread.

    C’est la vie. Best of luck with the bracelet.
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    The watch thread.

    Ouch, sympathies for that. Unlucky to have a spring bar break. They are easily available, just need to get the right diameter as well as width. You can get replacement bezel inserts for about £40, if that would help. I tell myself the scratches and dents are memories, one day you’ll look...
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    It’s built a bit like 2 engines stuck together - mind you I don’t know much about engine design.
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    He comes across well, even if you cringe for him sometimes. After all he’s been through with that 308, I think he was almost pleased to find something properly wrong with it.
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    https://youtube.com/c/Number27 The 308 restoration videos are mixed in with quite a lot of other stuff.
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    Is this what we can expect the finished engine to look like? I notice on the Ferrari website, their white 512BBi has the lower half of the body painted black. I reckon it looks better all white. https://www.ferrari.com/en-EN/auto/512-bbi/share/design On reflection maybe that is silver and...
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    [emoji1787] And me, the bit where he jacked one side up to get it over the lip on his garage floor had me wincing. Also, I’ve never taken an engine out, is it OK to stand it on it’s sump like that? I’d be worried about knocking it over. He’s doing better than Jack/No27 though. A deathtrap...
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    Ratarossa 512BB

    Well he got the engine out, looking forward to seeing what happens next.