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  1. Roth

    Roth Formula Junior

    Apr 1, 2016
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    #1 Roth, Jan 28, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2021
    Hi boys and girls! I've been so busy living, I forgot all about Fchat. So awhile ago I embarked on a quest to "modernize" the 355 Spider top. I was so focused on wireless automation, I failed to notice one important detail. The top has a manual latch and unlatching mechanism. It kinda defeat the idea of remote top activation. It is possible to do away the handle with a magnetic lock but the time and cost doesn't justify the end.

    Nevertheless, I finalized a contraption that does what I had in mind. Given the situation we are in, finding parts off the shelf is impossible. I've come to a realization only China makes anything anymore. But not to be deterred, I end up using more components than necessary.

    What you see below is a working example. The control device is any smart phone utilizing Bluetooth wireless communication. The seats and top operation bypass all micro switches except the hand brake.

    Operation:
    1) Move seats forward
    2) Open/close top
    3) Move seats back
     

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  3. Carmellini

    Carmellini Formula Junior
    Silver Subscribed

    Jul 16, 2019
    498
    not able to view file?
     
  4. WATSON

    WATSON F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Sep 9, 2010
    15,473
    WI
    Full Name:
    L.W. Wright
    tres55 and Qavion like this.
  5. Roth

    Roth Formula Junior

    Apr 1, 2016
    430
    Pepsi Generation
    for some reason it didn't upload.
     
  6. WATSON

    WATSON F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Sep 9, 2010
    15,473
    WI
    Full Name:
    L.W. Wright
    It uploaded as a .heic file type. Those don't embed as an image.
     
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  8. OttawaSon

    OttawaSon Rookie

    Feb 28, 2021
    3
    Full Name:
    Norman Allan
    Hi I'm a newby. Looks like a great community with many Ferrari interests.

    My reason for joining is to learn what I can about Ferrari racing transporters and racing support vehicles.

    I am interested in racing transporters used by all marques but I have a soft spot for racing transporters used by "Team Lotus. I'm also keen on Lotus street cars - and have a 1991 Lotus M100 Elan SE Turbo
     

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