Where is everybody?

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by stekkefun4, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:23 PM.

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  1. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    Nov 22, 2006
    1,416
    Belgium - Europe
    I'm just expressing something more than just an impression (not only mine) when I say that many of the F-chatters are no longer active on this forum and Mondial owners in particular. Compared to a year ago, about 40% less visitors at least. We used to have a minimum of 10 active threads per day with lots of responses, but nowadays only 3 to 4 threads get an update.

    So, is it that many owners have turned to other sources and forums? If so, where did they go? Or are just all our cars running better than ever ? ;)
     
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  2. Faber

    Faber Formula Junior
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    May 5, 2011
    942
    TX Hill Country
    Full Name:
    Tom G.
    Ha. Busy days...haven't driven in a month - But since you asked I still have that annoying problem where I'd lose power in the summer when engine temps reached boiling - after 50+miles or so (never overheats accdg to temp) ....after 6 hours cool down it starts and runs fine - I don't expect any issues now that weather is cooling. I have the SA Fusebox upgrade, I get good spark even after it quits, no "whoosh" when I open the gas cap (vapor lock?) - in past I checked Fuel Pump amperage, replaced plug wires, replaced Coil controllers, cleaned thermocouple, rewired the ECU connections at the ECU - there is one questionable item - as I inspect the wires (the "bundle" of wire) off the ECU these wires going forward are dirty/dusty and lead me to believe water got inside that rubber sleeve a long time ago. I plan to review the wiring diagrams and determine what it takes to replace that one inch+ bundle going wherever they go.
     
  3. 350HPMondial

    350HPMondial F1 Rookie
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    Feb 1, 2002
    4,646
    18 mi from the surf.
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    Edwardo
    Still here,,,,,
    hey, I looking for a 625821

    PM me,
    ;)
     
  4. MaseratiMike

    MaseratiMike Karting

    Mar 15, 2016
    114
    United Kingdom
    Full Name:
    Mike Smith
    Still here, just still waiting for my Mondial to come back from the Indy garage (Rear windscreen replacement)... Has been gone since May!.... :( The first one they managed to snap in half trying to fit it in, another one had to be made from the factory.... Cheers
     
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  5. Jeka

    Jeka Formula Junior
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    Nov 20, 2010
    966
    Rotterdam
    Full Name:
    Johan
    Still here, brought mine to the garage today for the annual maintenance. Runs excellent as always.
     
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  6. Allen S.

    Allen S. Formula Junior
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    Mar 16, 2001
    377
    Morgan Hill, CA
    Full Name:
    Allen / AKA tCoupe
    F-Chat is still my morning read. No reason and no time to go to any other sources.
    Getting plenty of seat time in the t-Coupe. Taking advantage of the good weather, good traction and it's running sweet!
     
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  8. AUDIO RESEARCH

    AUDIO RESEARCH Karting

    Feb 11, 2009
    156
    PHILIPPINES
    Full Name:
    LUIGI RAYMUND LIRA
    Hi guys,

    Im still here . I always check our Mondial / 308-328 website daily . Specially for new articles / links regarding the Mondial generously provided by our fellow member Paul Chua . I also look forward to the Mondial picture of the day thread . Always looking forward for technical articles and solution to problems w/ regards to our cars. My car is currently in the shop to have the timing belts , AC BELTS , Alternator belts replaced . Fluids ( oil , coolant , brake fluid) will also be likewise renewed . Getting the Mondial ready for a 120 mile drive ( 1 1/2 hour drive one way ) to attend our local Ferrari 70 th Anniversary . My attendance is mandatory because my Mondial is the only one in the Philippines ( lots of 360, 430, 550, 575 , 458, 488, 599) . Vintage / classic Ferrari's are rare in our country.

    Luigi
     
  9. ATLdoghouse

    ATLdoghouse Karting
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    Sep 3, 2016
    96
    Atlanta
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    Cody L
    :)Out driving my Mondial, hard to type and drive
     
  10. srephwed

    srephwed Formula 3
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    Apr 29, 2012
    1,683
    street,md
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    fred brown
    I had issues with the new format but got over it .
     
  11. Cadillacbart

    Cadillacbart Formula Junior
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    Nov 26, 2013
    343
    Denver, CO
    Full Name:
    John
    Here daily:) need to post more.
     
  12. UKtifosi

    UKtifosi Karting

    May 7, 2014
    62
    Kent, UK
    Full Name:
    Paul Glyde
    Hi, read it everyday. I'm not technical (at all!) so marvel at guys doing their own spanner work. Like seeing running problems graciously answered by many enthusiasts. Really enjoying the story of 'The man with the Golden Car'. Paul
     
  13. Stef65

    Stef65 Karting

    Apr 28, 2015
    105
    reg Antwerp Belgium
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    Stef
    Opening this "Mondial" section and the "Holland/Belgium" section at least once a week. Since I'm not a good DIY, I'm not a poster,but more a kind of a reader.
     
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  15. Temple

    Temple Karting

    Jun 13, 2015
    87
    Portland, OR
    Full Name:
    Temple
    Hi my mondial friends. I'm still hear, and I still don't own a t coupe. But I will someday soon!! In the meantime I get my mondial "fix" from checking/reading the forum, as I have pretty much daily for the past couple of years.

    Speaking of once "regular" members/contributors how is Hank Sound and Rachel? I know health was an issue, but that's literally all I know. I think there was a couple of other Cali Mondial owners who were in touch with him "off-forum". Hope he's ok.

    Forza mondial!!

    Temple
     
  16. enzo360

    enzo360 F1 Veteran
    Consultant

    Aug 1, 2004
    5,118
    Belgium
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    Jurgen Durand
    Still around as well. After a very busy autumn and summer renovating the first chalet in the Belgian Ardennes things finally have slowed down a bit.
    Even now I need to find the time to get going on the car again, feeling guilty I've neglected her for so long.
    Cheers
    Jurgen
     
  17. ronfrohock

    ronfrohock Formula 3
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Aug 16, 2004
    2,022
    MA
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    Ron Frohock
    I'm here as well. I check this forum twice a day and appreciate the opportunity to learn from all of you over time.
    Bottom line is I'm not much of a poster I'm more of a reader.......

    It's autum here in MA. This is the time of year that I drive my car the most. As an example, I don't think I drove it more than three times all summer but now that the weather is starting to cool off a bit I plan on driving it more often, in fact, I'm taking it to work today.

    On another note, I still have Toggles and B Pillars if anyone is interested.

    Safe driving everyone.
     
  18. afterburner

    afterburner Formula 3
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    Jun 20, 2008
    1,807
    Hong Kong
    Still here too, very busy on all fronts. And hate the new F-Chat graphics. Combined with catastrophic ergonomics, it's a pain in the ass to use. Can we go back to the old ugly one that worked relatively smoothly?? Reminds me of the new HSBC online banking portal. Totally unusable.
     
  19. gsfent

    gsfent Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2009
    887
    PB County, Florida
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    Jerry
    There is a way to change the graphics. There is a setting for "old style" or maybe it was called "classic". Much easier to use. I think it is in the user settings.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  20. stekkefun4

    stekkefun4 Formula 3
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    Nov 22, 2006
    1,416
    Belgium - Europe
    Yeah, but from today it logs me out each time, so I have to log in again every time I visit the site...
    Anyhow, I'm happy with the general response, just wanted to wake you guys up :)
     
  21. enzo360

    enzo360 F1 Veteran
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    Aug 1, 2004
    5,118
    Belgium
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    Jurgen Durand
    Same here, need to log in time after time on my cell. Sometimes it doesn't even work.
    Cheers
    Jurgen
     
  22. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    Nov 5, 2002
    6,946
    Southern California
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    Dom V.
    There has been a discussion of this in the Q&A threads in general discussion. I think you need to clear your cookies on your browser. Once you do that, everything should work fine.
     
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  23. afterburner

    afterburner Formula 3
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    Jun 20, 2008
    1,807
    Hong Kong
    Thanks Jerry....
     
  24. Mechanical Dad

    Mechanical Dad Karting

    Aug 30, 2016
    54
    East Aurora NY
    I took some time off due to opening my own shop and that the new website wouldn't load on my S7, but now I have the app and life is good. Driving the 8 as much as I can and looking forward to another winter teardown!
     
  25. sidtx

    sidtx Formula 3
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    Feb 9, 2014
    1,178
    Plano, Tx
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    Sid
    Still Here.

    Although I read daily, I only post once in a while. Sometimes a week or more may go by between postings.

    Haven't driven her (the car) in about a month. Too busy with work, and getting the house on the market.

    Sid
     
  26. 350HPMondial

    350HPMondial F1 Rookie
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    Feb 1, 2002
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    18 mi from the surf.
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    Edwardo
    Sid

    Your car looks Verry nice.
    NEw paint??
     
  27. MauroV

    MauroV Karting

    Jun 24, 2013
    53
    Italy
    Full Name:
    Mauro
    I know this is a bad thing but I am now of an age when I have problems with change. So I'm struggling with the new format. I'm sure the new format is fine and much better than the old one etc but...
     

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