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Am I CRAZY for wanting a Mondial??

Discussion in 'Mondial' started by Matthew 6:19, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Matthew 6:19

    Matthew 6:19 Karting
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    Dec 19, 2018
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    Dave, thank you for the excellent summary and advice!

     
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  3. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    hahaha
     
  4. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

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    Anyone used the bolts yet ?
    Let me know if u get short of cash, i am sure i have a few old African coins about, you can use to buy some bread and cheese, if they are still legal
     
  5. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    I didn't need any bolts, but I am grateful for your efforts and have the spares I bought from you ready in case of a future failure. As for as cash is concerned, everybody that raised their hand to get one from you all made me square.

    Again, I appreciate you doing this for the community, and I hope the funds made it fair for the time you spent on this project. I ended up spending extra on shipping for folks here, but that's fine, nobody did this for money but for the community!

    Cheers
     
  6. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

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    I
    was just interested to see if they worked, you notice u were the only one to say thanks.
     
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  8. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    Hi Mike, They should, considering they looked identical in size, but better constructed when I compared them to my stock versions.
     
  9. mike32

    mike32 F1 Rookie

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    The original short female were drilled too deep so the thread was too near the head and hence too thin, thats why the short male has been reduced from oem size. It gives more strength in the area bottom of thread to the head
     
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  10. Banzairacer

    Banzairacer Formula Junior

    Aug 24, 2017
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    Not crazy at all,

    there is a very nice sorted and taken care of Mondial in San Diego at https://www.svmotorsport.com/

    Ive seen this car and know the owner.....
     
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  11. Michael Reed McNabb

    Sep 17, 2018
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    I'm another guy that doesn't understand the bad press on the Mondial. Like JLF, I was pursuing a diffeent car (308 GTB) at a dealership when the Mondial caught my eye. I'd honestly never seen one before. To me it looked more refined and understated which until that time, didn't know I would appreciate in a Ferrari. I bought it on the spot. In the 21 years since, I've done all work myself (yes, it IS fun), and have never gotten the bug for something else. I love this thing. I absolutely remember reading early on, that the Mondial is the only car Enzo ever owned with his name on it. Now, I've never been able to find that article again, but if anyone out there knows where it is, I'd love to read it again (and make a copy).
     
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  13. Matthew 6:19

    Matthew 6:19 Karting
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    Very cool Michael! What year etc is your Mondial?

     
  14. Michael Reed McNabb

    Sep 17, 2018
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    Y'a know, another thing.... If there's anyone here besides myself that remembers the late '70's early '80's, they'll also remember that performance of automobiles was being reflected upon, as a thing of the past. A column in R&T (I believe) listed the top speed of the '80 Biscayne Chev Police cruiser at 89 MPH, and something like 140 HP out the the 305 V8. In light of this, 214 HP out of a 'mere' 2.9 litres, and a top speed of 130 CANNOT be considered bad....
     

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