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Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
9/17/23 1:32 a.m.

That is a fantastic-looking car. Dang.

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/24/23 7:46 p.m.

Perfect weather for HSR Fall historics this weekend. It's a smaller event than the Mitty in April but the racing is always fun. I just did the day on Saturday and got to see friends race and hang out in the infield.
 



 

E=M3²

 


 

Maybe somebody else got pictures of it from the outside but the Mondial got mildly hustled around the track at lunchtime for the parade lap.  This is the only shot I have taken from the backseat:


 

3 deep and laughing the whole way. The crew cab has perks! wink

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/1/23 11:11 p.m.

New o2 sensor and vacuum lines swapped in. Also, local FAF (pre Ferrari of Atlanta) tuning tricks booklet from the early 80s acquired on eBay with a bonus hat!

To wrap up the season, I headed down to Atlanta Italian Car Day at the Ferrari dealer and put the Mondial in. Super gorgeous weather and it's Italian and runs so I felt obliged to participate. Fully aware there would be seriously expensive cars in the show, I'm not trying to win anything. Arriving intact is winning.

 

Holy cow, some beautiful cars out there. Allow me to dump a few:

Best of Show Bizzarrini 5300 gt strada:



Merak:

 

And my personal favorite, a running, spotless, efi Biturbo zagato:

 

Some other mildly devil collectible 80s Italian stuff inside:


 

99 mile GTO:


 

92 year old Fiat:




Rare color specs and other assorted oddballs:



 

At the end, one of the last awards wasn't judged but a series of questions the last being "Who has the highest mileage Ferrari?" 
 

Nobody raised their hand as if stating a number would instantly drop their resale value. I kind of watched and 40k was the highest anybody would admit to. When I said 86k, I got some looks ranging from "that's too bad" to "Hell yea". It's an interesting scene and I love being on the absolute far end of the spectrum at these things.

So it's an "award winner" along the lines of Miss Congeniality at the beauty pageant. laugh

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
11/1/23 11:20 p.m.

You are having more fun with less Ferrari. Economics major?

fouckhest
fouckhest Reader
11/2/23 8:37 a.m.

That is an award I would glady take any day! :)

maschinenbau
maschinenbau UberDork
11/2/23 9:26 a.m.

Well-earned! I bet you would also win the Most-Enjoyed award if they had one.

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/2/23 10:54 a.m.

another bullet point for the eventual BaT listing: award winner at major Italian auto event.  ;-)

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/7/23 12:04 p.m.
chandler said: I looked for a long time for a set of those to adapt and run on my mazda5, great looking wheels

FYI- For those who might want a set of 348 Speedlines, there is a set on BAT with no reserve currently.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/ferrari-348-speedline-wheels/

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/12/23 8:06 p.m.

A Belgian Ferrari junkyard used a picture of my car for the cover of their annual calendar and sent me one. There is something poetic about being a junkyard model for people buying used Ferrari parts. Talk about a niche group. laugh


 

I am a fan of the broken down pair sharing Miss February:

 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
1/28/24 4:36 p.m.

I have some delamination on the warning panel and Ferrari club member Joachim expertly reproduced it and sent it to a few other Mondial dudes for FREE. This community is so generous.
 

 

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/28/24 12:07 p.m.


 


 

 

 

 

Mitty '24 in the books 🏎️ 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
4/30/24 8:38 a.m.

US front side marker lamps blemish both Ferraris. The little Euro dot was so much nicer. I have plenty of those gears, most of mine were free. The one that wasn't, though.....

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
4/30/24 9:40 a.m.
TurnerX19 said:

US front side marker lamps blemish both Ferraris. The little Euro dot was so much nicer. I have plenty of those gears, most of mine were free. The one that wasn't, though.....

Mondials didn't have the "dots" in Europe. Front marker is 1/2 inch more narrow and the rear marker wasn't added. Doesn't keep me up at night at all. wink

 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
4/30/24 9:48 a.m.

In reply to crankwalk (Forum Supporter) :

Not worth the effort to back date for sure. You can't feel it at the apex!

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy UltraDork
4/30/24 10:19 a.m.

I'm just now realizing that you're the same guy that had the sweet green 240Z!  I love your taste in cars!

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
4/30/24 3:26 p.m.
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) said:

It's been a long time since I saw a Mondial in the flesh, but I do NOT remember them looking this good.  Rad!

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/1/24 2:00 p.m.
Lof8 - Andy said:

I'm just now realizing that you're the same guy that had the sweet green 240Z!  I love your taste in cars!

Thanks sir!

BoulderG
BoulderG Reader
5/7/24 6:49 p.m.

If anybody needs some enablement, this is on Facebook in my town:

1982 Ferrari Mondial 8, $37,500, listed 11 weeks ago.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/417458134071060

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/17/24 8:38 p.m.

I had been sitting on the new control panel screen and card for a while so I decided to do this on a long conference call today. Multitasking!
 



Gently pry the frame back, Deoxit on the board and connectors.


Replaced the bulbs with some LEDs that are the 2700k "warm" variety to not stand out.

Buttoned up:

 

 

It works and the lighting matches. This kind of little thing is so satisfying and I would have probably never done it had Joachim on the Ferrari board not made extra and just offer them up to folks for free. 

Slippery
Slippery UltimaDork
5/17/24 9:34 p.m.

Looks great!

crankwalk (Forum Supporter)
crankwalk (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/7/24 8:44 p.m.

Summer is here and this car is hot as hell inside. Black leather everything just radiates. I may see what all this a/c system needs to get going again cause windows down barely cuts it this time of year. 
 

Last Sunday at the neighborhood brewery with a sort of start of the summer get together:
 

cheese
cheese New Reader
6/8/24 11:49 p.m.

Ceramic tint would really help with interior heat gain and can be had in 70-80% VLT.

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