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I Bought a Cheap $19,000 Ferrari Bargain or TOTAL Nightmare !!

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by spiderscott, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

    Feb 24, 2004
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    Started a new Ferrari project that I took a gamble on really cheap at $19k, lots of fun but lots of problems.

     
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  3. Canuck550

    Canuck550 Formula Junior

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    nice pickup!
    subscribed :)
    look forward to the service videos!
    Ron
     
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  4. ColGraves

    ColGraves Karting

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    Spiderscott, I have really enjoyed your previous projects, and as a DIY’er, really look froward to your tackling a front-Engined V12! Good luck, brother!!


    Sent from my iPhone using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
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  5. scowman

    scowman Formula 3

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    Good deal. I’ve been through most of what you mentioned on my 1995 456 GT. Most problems are solvable. My one issue I cannot fix is the stereo headset. parts are NLA.
     
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  6. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Yes, did you notice mine has a missing button, it all works but that gap annoys me. I'm hoping there's a 90s Sony head unit with a similar button I can buy and use.
     
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  8. Alexander฿

    Alexander฿ Rookie

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    Hi man, watching your channel for a while. I've got the same idea with the yellow french headlights on my 456 too! Using yellow film though as finding yellow F355 like yours is tough!
     
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  9. scowman

    scowman Formula 3

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    Been looking all over for one. Went to a guy in San Diego by the name of radioman. He didn’t have one. A couple of other oem applications those years but nothing on eBay.

    spuk has a lot of new parts and they are in the U.K. I also think bilstein U.K. will rebuild the shocks but not the upper actuator seal. Only two companies in the us will do that.
     
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  10. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    Great project.

    Could you share the approx costs to ship it to UK, including tax etc?

    Thanks
     
  11. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Sure, shipping costs from LA to UK door to door was around £1500. Depending on the age of the car the tax differs. My 308s were really cheap as they are over 30 years old. The 456 was then 20% tax and £50 duty (its only £50 duty because Ferrari's are made in the EU
     
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  13. FlyingHaggisRacing

    FlyingHaggisRacing Formula 3
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    Does it have OBD or is it an earlier one.
    If not OBD, let's play find the diagnostic connectors and how to get the rear underfloor spoiler to work.
     
  14. scowman

    scowman Formula 3

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    I thought I caught the under spoiler doing its test in the video.
     
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  15. FlyingHaggisRacing

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    LOL
    I may have skipped to the engine bit.
    Found the bit were you mention it's working.

    Wooden ride = for me that was the pressure balls needed replaced.

    Individual Rear Lights - that looked interesting !
     
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  16. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Yes correct and amazingly the rear lower spoiler actually works on this 456, one thing I don't have to fix !

    No ODB socket on the 456

    Suspension and ride - Ill come to that in the next video but I have already replaced the accumulators with the bmw ones. Also I'm not sure how much of the filming was done with the ride height bar loose, I discovered it after the shooting some flybys (you can see how high its is on those in the clips). It has improved since fixing the bar .....but its still not perfect.

    What do you think to the Yellow headlights idea ? My old 355 ones are compatible with 456
     
  17. tazandjan

    tazandjan Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Scott- The 97 model 456 GTs and GTAs both have OBDII and Motronic 5.2. The 95s do not and there were no MY96s in the US.
     
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  18. Prit Singh

    Prit Singh Karting

    May 29, 2017
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    Hi If you can buy a Sony xtc u200 from somewhere the parts are the same. Only difference being the screen colour.
     
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  19. Prit Singh

    Prit Singh Karting

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    Scott your channel is great and very helpful. Thank you. Looking forward to the work on your lovely 456.
     
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  20. F456M

    F456M F1 Rookie
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    Still look like a 130.000 dollar car at distance :)
     
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  21. Gated V12

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    +1!
     
  22. adrian456gta

    adrian456gta Karting

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    Great Video Spiderscott I have subscribed :)
    I have a 456GTA with just about every problem known to man plus a few more HAHA. But I still love it!
    I also bought mine not running. I also took a gamble on it and luckely got it going.
    The immobiliser module had died in mine and thats what was stopping it from going. but worked it out and have been restoring it since.
    so really intersted to see more video's of your restoration.

    P.S. Mine used to drop back to six cylinders and it turned out an earth lead onto the rocker cover on the left bank wasnt earthing properly.
    Thought it was earth related and just started checking them all until i found a corroded terminal.
    fixed it
     
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  23. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Second instalment on the bargain 456 gamble.

     
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  24. bosmass

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    Great videos, please keep it up!
     
  25. Qavion

    Qavion F1 Rookie

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    Typical Italian electrics, Scott? Don't you mean typical German electrics? Bosch immobiliser, Bosch relays, Bosch engine ECUs, Bosch fuel pumps, Bosch ....
     
  26. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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    Ha ha ha that's a very valid point !!!. However my 'German' components were assembled by italians on a late friday afternoon.
     
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  27. spiderscott

    spiderscott Formula 3

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  28. 21ATS

    21ATS Formula Junior

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    How much of a nuisance is it driving a LHD in the UK?

    I keep looking at LHD 550's with the idea that I could use it on the continent for holiday drives but I'd like to use it in the UK also.
     

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