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    Thread: Look what Internet Meme sent me in the mail today!

    1. 10-02-2012 10:16 AM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by Mcstiff View Post
      I must have felt the change in the force. I was thinking this stuff should have been in .





      The LM units are ball bearing so, at best, you may be able to gain from a better compressor design (there are people who could be talked into designing an upgraded wheel). EFRs could be cool but with something so refined you'd probably gain more from modern tires and dampeners.

      So speaking of dampers, what suspension does the standard F40 come with vs what the F40 LM comes with?

      I thought it funny that you mentioned that you got the F40 running after getting a quick trip to autozone, was it to recharge the drained battery?
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      10-02-2012 10:24 AM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      Well, I honestly don't know much about the high paced investment banking world of NYC and London but I did have to go back and reread the missteps and where Momus outed him because I didn't catch it at first. I guess I'm also not as worldly (Shun chef knife?) to pick up on some of the nuances about it all. But the whole thing is weird. He just stopped posting it looks like. No response, no explanation, no nothing. What was the end game? I don't get it.

      I did send that thread to one of the moderators at Fchat for him to see if he knows anything about it or if he has an idea of who it might be.

      It's a truly fascinating and bizarre story. I think the vast majority of us just wanted to believe you were a reincarnated InternetMeme so that we could have some closure to the whole ordeal.

      Anyway, what a wondeful car. Congrats!

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      10-02-2012 10:27 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      So speaking of dampers, what suspension does the standard F40 come with vs what the F40 LM comes with?

      I thought it funny that you mentioned that you got the F40 running after getting a quick trip to autozone, was it to recharge the drained battery?
      I'm not sure. I've never gotten to scrutinize a real LM close enough to see.

      The battery we took in was way gone - 0% charge and untestable.. I bought a new battery instead and it's been great.
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      10-02-2012 10:29 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      They make very expensive 1:18 models even. I got a really nice Kyosho earlier this year that wasn't cheap.

      And if people keep posting the "we're not worthy" thing you're gonna become TCL's pope.
      I'm sure it will stop in a minute. I'm really just a normal guy.

      Besides, isnt' TheTopDog the top dog here?

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      10-02-2012 10:31 AM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I'm sure it will stop in a minute. I'm really just a normal guy.

      Besides, isnt' TheTopDog the top dog here?
      Is he the guy from Cali (?) who owns the Lambo Spyder? I can't remember.
      I'm not happy until I've posted something

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      10-02-2012 10:31 AM #156
      I've actually seen him post as recently as mid- late September, I think.

      And, as for the consistency of his story, it actually matches a lot of the child predators' behaviors on some of the social networking sites. We had a really interesting sermon at church this week titled Facebook for dummies, and it was eye opening how consistent the stories are of people who are trying to pull something over on someone or a group of people.

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      10-02-2012 10:36 AM #157
      Much respect!

      Beautiful car and I'm happy to hear it gets driven.

      A few weeks ago I watched the Top Gear old hypercar v new hypercar comparo where Clarkson re-proclaims his love for the F40. I can't help but agree

      Please don't hesitate to post more pictures, sound clips, videos, drawings, history, stories!
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      10-02-2012 10:46 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      The battery we took in was way gone - 0% charge and untestable.. I bought a new battery instead and it's been great.
      you mean autozone sells ferrari batteries!??

      great car man, im just a little jelly
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      10-02-2012 10:46 AM #159
      The bagel on the F40 wing is probably one of the best intro photos I have ever seen on TCL.

      Amazing car OP!

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      10-02-2012 10:46 AM #160
      we definitely need sound clips of the new exhaust!
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      10-02-2012 10:52 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      we definitely need sound clips of the new exhaust!

      my vote is in for a go pro video in a nice twisty canyon, please
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      10-02-2012 11:00 AM #162
      OP, I've seen pics of your old black car on Ferrarichat.

      Nice upgrade!

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      10-02-2012 11:11 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      Just the stock brake pads are really noisy around town but obviously they quiet down on the back roads and canyons.
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      Obviously.
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      Don't get your panties in a bunch.
      Seemed more like jealousy coming from someone into towing too much w/ cheap trucks on Chinese tires.
      A known "hiveminder".

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      10-02-2012 11:20 AM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      Seemed more like jealousy coming from someone into towing too much w/ cheap trucks on Chinese tires.
      Well of COURSE I'm jealous! I'd love to have a Ferrari.

      But I wasn't knocking the OP in any way
      I'm not happy until I've posted something

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      10-02-2012 11:20 AM #165
      Where do you get F40 LM parts?

      Was this stuff ever sold by Ferrari in any way other than as OE on actual F40 LM's? I guess they have to carry spares, but it seems like anything from an F40 LM must be unobtanium.

      The Enkeis are terrific, I can't wait to see them on the car.

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    16. 10-02-2012 11:37 AM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I can't put a pic up. That's a prototype of a new model from a company I help develop products for. They did just drop the production model at Interbike but there shouldn't be pics on the internet of this one until 2013.
      You know how I know I don't care about cars as much as I used to? Because this post interests me more than the rest of the thread. I'll hand in my car guy card on the way out.

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      10-02-2012 11:41 AM #167
      Nice car(s). Welcome to the Car Lounge.


      PS. Holy **** an F40.

    18. 10-02-2012 11:43 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I'm not sure. I've never gotten to scrutinize a real LM close enough to see.

      The battery we took in was way gone - 0% charge and untestable.. I bought a new battery instead and it's been great.
      I can imagine how that scene played out as the Autozone Associate types in the details into the system computer to get your battery.

      Autozone Associate: What make and year is your car?
      Sherpa: 1990, Ferrari, F40
      Autozone Associate: sir, I'm not seeing this vehicle in our system

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      10-02-2012 11:46 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      I can imagine how that scene played out as the Autozone Associate types in the details into the system computer to get your battery.

      Autozone Associate: What make and year is your car?
      Sherpa: 1990, Ferrari, F40
      Autozone Associate: sir, I'm not seeing this vehicle in our system



      Couldn't find it on autozone.com, but Advance Auto Parts has it listed

      I'm not happy until I've posted something

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      10-02-2012 12:02 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      I can imagine how that scene played out as the Autozone Associate types in the details into the system computer to get your battery.

      Autozone Associate: What make and year is your car?
      Sherpa: 1990, Ferrari, F40
      Autozone Associate: sir, I'm not seeing this vehicle in our system


      Are you kidding me? It goes more like this:

      Autozone Associate: What make and year is your car?
      Sherpa: Umm, an old Alfa Romeo, sort of a kit car made out of one really. It's not in your computer. Can you just match this size and give me the best one you sell that's not a total ripoff?
      Autozone Associate: Okay, right this way, sir.


      I never ever say it's for a Ferrari. Then you get the dreaded Ferrari Tax overcharge. Seriously.

      I've become really good at cross referencing Alfa and lancia parts over the years, as well as MB parts for the Bosch FI on the 328. Way better for my bank account.
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      10-02-2012 12:05 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I never ever say it's for a Ferrari. Then you get the dreaded Ferrari Tax overcharge. Seriously.
      Ha,ha! Its like when your planning your wedding reception, NEVER tell them it's a wedding just tell them its a big party.
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      10-02-2012 12:06 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by Biz View Post
      You know how I know I don't care about cars as much as I used to? Because this post interests me more than the rest of the thread. I'll hand in my car guy card on the way out.
      Yeah sorry. No pics. The one thing I will divulge is that it's built specifically to take Campagnolo's new Record EPS and really rides well without compromising weight or durability.

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      10-02-2012 12:09 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post


      Couldn't find it on autozone.com, but Advance Auto Parts has it listed

      They have the image wrong. How are they gonna know if it's an actual F40. Did you just show up with the bagel.

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      10-02-2012 12:09 PM #174
      A few people have poo-poo'd the Enkeis, but I love those things. If I had the cash I'd buy an F40 just so I could put those wheels on it. Way jelly!


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      10-02-2012 12:10 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by Wanganrunner View Post
      Where do you get F40 LM parts?

      Was this stuff ever sold by Ferrari in any way other than as OE on actual F40 LM's? I guess they have to carry spares, but it seems like anything from an F40 LM must be unobtanium.

      The Enkeis are terrific, I can't wait to see them on the car.
      It was sold through Ferrari but not just to anyone. You had to have some inside line so that you could get a reasonable response, from what I was told. I think you could also get them from the various subs if you knew what exactly to ask for.

      It sort of is unobtanium but there's also not much of a market. I'm sort of a parts hoarder so I usually know where to look and get phone calls about stuff that's stashed away. The biggest thing is just paying attention. The Ferrari world isn't huge and the Ferrari supercar world is smaller still. I have good connections, too. It all helps.

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