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spiderscott
11-01-2019, 11:44 PM
Hi All

Ive just taken a 93 348 TS into the collection and its looking a bit tired and neglected. I'm starting a simple light restoration of the car and similar tip the 308 project I intend to Vlog the process.

Its not intended to be a concourse winner, but really using my home tools and skills in the garage to give the car a bit of TLC and tidy up some of the areas that tend to get neglected on, in this case over the last 25 years on the 348.

Heres the intro to the car and project plan .....


https://youtu.be/Q2TNrkWX-8I

Nosevi
12-01-2019, 07:20 AM
Am watching with interest, Scott :thumbsup:

Allandwf
12-01-2019, 10:29 AM
^ +1. Sounds just like mine.

spiderscott
12-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Cheers fellas. I really enjoy a project ferrari lol

Episode 2

https://youtu.be/l0QBzfg1jn4

spiderscott
12-01-2019, 06:35 PM
And episode 3 .... this is mainly removing the complete plenum chamber but handy if you ever want to tackle such a clean up.

https://youtu.be/miEVX3kMr7E

Nosevi
13-01-2019, 06:20 PM
Regarding what we spoke about on Youtube with roof colour, just popped into the garage to do a Ďside by sideí comparison. I do like the car masquerading as a TB with the colour coded, just like the lines. But whenever I switch to the black it does add something. If you like the cars looking original as you said, I think itís probably worth the hassle and time to find an original. Just remember if you can only find a 355 targa and want to keep both roofs in use (or sell the colour coded one on), youíll need to find 348 roof brackets and seals as well.

Enjoying watching the vids, nice work :thumbsup:

Nosevi
13-01-2019, 06:32 PM
Once youíve seen them I can delete them off so Iím not cluttering your thread with pics of my car (the benefit of being a mod....... about the only benefit tbh :) ), but hereís a direct comparison of the two looks. Itís funny, itís just a roof colour, but it does change the look of the car a bit:

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spiderscott
15-01-2019, 08:19 PM
Cheers Pete, much appreciate you taking the time to show me the comparison.

I actually like both swell ....tricky one. I think I'll stick with the colour coded one on the car for now and lookout for an original.

Nosevi
15-01-2019, 10:25 PM
No probs :)

spiderscott
18-01-2019, 07:36 PM
https://youtu.be/cHfeiA2HVwU

Episode 4 and the engine clean up is starting to take shape

spiderscott
22-01-2019, 06:22 PM
https://youtu.be/67Kxr0EjGvs

Episode 5 just uploaded on my channel

Enjoy

Nosevi
22-01-2019, 10:12 PM
Looking good :thumbsup:

Nosevi
23-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Scott, as requested, a pic of the replacement foam we spoke about on Youtube in place:

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Nosevi
23-01-2019, 10:19 AM
Pretty sure I used the stuff mentioned in this thread which is still available and pretty reasonably priced:

http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?23542-348-Engine-cover-insulation/page2

spiderscott
23-01-2019, 02:33 PM
Cheers Pete, looks great much appreciated. Ive used some similar stuff on the previous Mondial, 308 and Testarossa cleanups, if I dig deep enough i'm sure I also have a roll somewhere :grin:

Nosevi
23-01-2019, 04:14 PM
Cheers Pete, looks great much appreciated. Ive used some similar stuff on the previous Mondial, 308 and Testarossa cleanups, if I dig deep enough i'm sure I also have a roll somewhere :grin:

No probs :)

spiderscott
13-02-2019, 07:41 PM
Took a little break from cleaning and fixing Ferrari's today, with the sun out I jumped in the 348 and took it out for a blast ..... forgot just how good these cars feel :grin::grin::grin:


https://youtu.be/zNe6lG43FcI

Nosevi
13-02-2019, 09:26 PM
Looks like you enjoyed that :thumbsup: They are a blast to drive.

You said you thought a few issues were ironed out with later cars - the majority of the changes were made to the production line in November 1991 so your car will benefit from those. Handling wise the battery went up front for better weight distribution and changes were made to the suspension. I think theyíre all great cars but this did make a difference.

Re the exhaust, mine has a Nouvalari Supersport, only fit one if youíre neighbours are petrolheads or you donít like them; itís just a little loud. A sports exhaust does further help with weight distribution though as the back box sits out behind the rear axle and the standard system weight a lot more than a modern sports exhaust.

spiderscott
15-02-2019, 11:29 PM
Ahh good to know the changes.

Unfortunately I have the nightmare neighbours from hell, they hate noise to the point that today (its frosty in the morning) I had to demise the Stradale, fired it up and literally let it warm up idling for less than 2 mins at 9.30am. I had the neighbour stood out in the road arms folded looking very annoyed. :mad:

spiderscott
15-02-2019, 11:30 PM
Got around to doing a few bonus jobs on the 348 today, was on a roll until I killed the HVAC !!

https://youtu.be/7wqoe339pco

Allandwf
16-02-2019, 10:14 AM
Ahh good to know the changes.

Unfortunately I have the nightmare neighbours from hell, they hate noise to the point that today (its frosty in the morning) I had to demise the Stradale, fired it up and literally let it warm up idling for less than 2 mins at 9.30am. I had the neighbour stood out in the road arms folded looking very annoyed. :mad:
Shall we all pop down to yours for an impromptu early morning meet then?

Nosevi
16-02-2019, 11:17 AM
Shall we all pop down to yours for an impromptu early morning meet then?

Sounds like a plan ...... :laugh:

spiderscott
21-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Shall we all pop down to yours for an impromptu early morning meet then?

OMG she would literally have kittens !! When we were outside filming the SmokingTire videos on the CS and Ratarossa she was far from happy :mad::mad::mad:

spiderscott
27-02-2019, 09:07 PM
https://youtu.be/HqoqBB8-HD4

Lovely weather here is the Uk so been doing some work outside on the 348 Project

spiderscott
28-04-2019, 04:32 PM
https://youtu.be/76UeSLxnS7Y


Finally got some time to film another Episode on the 348 Project.

I gave the car a full annual service and thought it would be handy to share the process.