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      10-03-2012 01:26 PM #281
      Yes now give me your old wheels and Ill put them on my mk4
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      10-03-2012 01:28 PM #282
      Quote Originally Posted by Wanganrunner View Post
      The Enkeis *are* OEM, just OEM for an LM.

      I can't imagine what it's like to use an F40 as a street car, btw.
      Yes, this I understand...sorry, should have been more clear with my previous statement.
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    3. 10-03-2012 01:56 PM #283
      awesome thread.. just wanted to suscribe to the best thread ever!!

      OP beautful cars you have!

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      Does that she Tropper has sideburns? It does not say were the accident happen? Any more to the story?
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      10-03-2012 02:55 PM #284
      All this talk about vids. I don't have a GoPro or even know how to host a video. Someone else would have to film it from a follow car and post it up. Either way, I'm not putting anything on the car right anyway.

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      10-03-2012 03:40 PM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      or even know how to host a video. Someone else would have to film it from a follow car and post it up. Either way, I'm not putting anything on the car right anyway.
      sign up for a youtube account and upload video

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      10-03-2012 04:29 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      sign up for a youtube account and upload video
      Have you tried to drive it to a suburban parking lot with speed bumps? I'd create a traffic jam trying to drive it. haha.

      Also, can it run on 91 octane?

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      10-03-2012 04:50 PM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      Yes now give me your old wheels and Ill put them on my mk4
      No, you're supposed to flip them for a profit remember.

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      10-03-2012 05:03 PM #288
      Hey OP, you mentioned what a blast it is to drive the F40 on Rocky Mountain roads. Have you ever driven CO-113 from Carbondale to Hotchkiss? That road absolutely blew me away - great views, perfect pavement, banked curves, little traffic, and almost no cross-roads.
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      10-03-2012 05:06 PM #289
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      Hey OP, you mentioned what a blast it is to drive the F40 on Rocky Mountain roads. Have you ever driven CO-113 from Carbondale to Hotchkiss? That road absolutely blew me away - great views, perfect pavement, banked curves, little traffic, and almost no cross-roads.
      I have a house is carbondale....that's why I asked the OP if he lives on the western slopes....that and a few others on the western slopes are INSANE!!!

      me and my 914-6 love them!
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      10-03-2012 05:40 PM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      I have a house is carbondale....that's why I asked the OP if he lives on the western slopes....that and a few others on the western slopes are INSANE!!!

      me and my 914-6 love them!
      Ha, I bet. I was unfortunately in a rental 2012 4Runner and I kept telling my wife how awesome the road was, and how much more awesome it would be in a proper sports car. Then a red F430 Spyder passed us in the other direction, and I told her that guy is DIR.
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      10-03-2012 05:54 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      Get any man bagels yet?
      Not the mental image I needed....


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      unless you're a hot chick (in which case send me pics of you naked with a bagel covering your special parts so I can judge whether you're real or just another Internet Meme).
      And this years Halloween TCL costume is.....
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      10-03-2012 06:08 PM #292
      Quote Originally Posted by mhjett View Post
      Hey OP, you mentioned what a blast it is to drive the F40 on Rocky Mountain roads. Have you ever driven CO-113 from Carbondale to Hotchkiss? That road absolutely blew me away - great views, perfect pavement, banked curves, little traffic, and almost no cross-roads.
      I have not but have ridden my bike on it. One day maybe the F40.

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      10-03-2012 06:08 PM #293
      more interior picture pretty please

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      10-03-2012 06:08 PM #294
      Quote Originally Posted by WagonHatch View Post
      Have you tried to drive it to a suburban parking lot with speed bumps? I'd create a traffic jam trying to drive it. haha.

      Also, can it run on 91 octane?

      No speedbumps with it and yes, 91 octane is fine although I do use ethanol free gas.

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      10-03-2012 06:17 PM #295
      See my questions above about body repair/replacement. Very interested in how you deal with the unique Kevlar-Carbon body peices in terms of maintenance and accident or damage repair. You mentioned before about the paint quality being iffy, so I'm wondering if the body itself is partly to blame. Maybe they didn't prep the surface correctly? Or maybe, in an effort to keep weight down, used the bare minimum amount of paint/primer.
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      10-03-2012 06:23 PM #296
      An F40 with a bagle is a win for sure.

      I saw that in his list of cars a few days ago and was but assmuded it was just a joke. Good to see it isn't. One of my all time favorites!

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      10-03-2012 06:36 PM #297
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
      See my questions above about body repair/replacement. Very interested in how you deal with the unique Kevlar-Carbon body peices in terms of maintenance and accident or damage repair. You mentioned before about the paint quality being iffy, so I'm wondering if the body itself is partly to blame. Maybe they didn't prep the surface correctly? Or maybe, in an effort to keep weight down, used the bare minimum amount of paint/primer.
      The guys were given a very limited amount of paint to keep weight down, I've read many places. I suppose it could be the prep, too. Ultimately, it was painted by hand with a limited amount of paint so you figure that's how it is. As a result, many cars have been repainted "just because." But it looks good enough for me and I like that it's original. It's the nature of the car, too, so if this is your favorite car on the the planet, you kind of embrace that.

      For crash replacement, I know that there are some parts out there but I really hope I never have to find out. The molds are around and supposedly Ferrari can remake panels if needed. Again, I hope that I never have to find out. There is also a guy in L.A. who has some repaired body panels for sale. Once more, I hope that I never have to find out...
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      10-03-2012 06:52 PM #298
      oh wow how come i only saw this thread today Subscribed!

      I was wondering since it's the first time i get to ask an actual owner, how reliable is a F40 ?
      Would you be confident to go on something like a 4-5days road-trip without a breakdown?

      It's something i've asked myself for a while, and im very jealous, very nice car!

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      10-03-2012 07:18 PM #299
      Quote Originally Posted by Mayerz View Post
      oh wow how come i only saw this thread today Subscribed!

      I was wondering since it's the first time i get to ask an actual owner, how reliable is a F40 ?
      Would you be confident to go on something like a 4-5days road-trip without a breakdown?

      It's something i've asked myself for a while, and im very jealous, very nice car!
      I did in December. I drove 500 miles in 4 days on a little road trip to see some sites. It's a great car as long as you pack light.

      As far as reliability without a breakdown: Can you drive it on a 4-5 day roadtrip without a break down? I am not sure if this is a serious question. It's a car, not a paper mache sculpture. If you take care of it, it's a great car. It's way more robust than people realize. It's not like if I have a team of mechanics that live at my house who have to prep it for me each time I drive it (although I got applications from Vad and Slonie). If I wanted to go to L.A. tomorrow with it I would have no hesitations to gas it up and drive it out there. The more you drive it, the better it is - as long as you take care of it with the regular maintenance.
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      10-03-2012 07:25 PM #300
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      10-03-2012 07:25 PM #301
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I did in December. I drove 500 miles in 4 days on a little road trip to see some sites. It's a great car as long as you pack light.
      How much were you able to fit in it? I'd maybe keep a light jacket on the passengers seat. Have to keep it clean.

      And thanks again for being cool, OP. I've regained hope for TCL.
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      10-03-2012 07:38 PM #302
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I did in December. I drove 500 miles in 4 days on a little road trip to see some sites. It's a great car as long as you pack light.

      As far as reliability without a breakdown: Can you drive it on a 4-5 day roadtrip without a break down? I am not sure if this is a serious question. It's a car, not a paper mache sculpture. If you take care of it, it's a great car. It's way more robust than people realize. It's not like if I have a team of mechanics that live at my house who have to prep it for me each time I drive it (although I got applications from Vad and Slonie). If I wanted to go to L.A. tomorrow with it I would have no hesitations to gas it up and drive it out there. The more you drive it, the better it is - as long as you take care of it with the regular maintenance.
      So this raises the next question that I am sure is on others' minds as well.

      What does maintenance cost on this thing? It seems like you do some of it yourself, but I am assuming that it needs periodic valve adjustments, etc. What do these run? What about a new clutch? etc. .
      I TCL.

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      10-03-2012 07:54 PM #303
      Cars that sit too long tend to have more leaks, running problems, etc. People think if they just sit they'll age like a fine wine, but it turns out they just rot away. A F40 that sees regular use, in my opinion, is far less likely to breakdown.
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      10-03-2012 07:55 PM #304
      Bet you've taken some epic drives in CO. Some great places out there.

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      10-03-2012 08:16 PM #305
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      So this raises the next question that I am sure is on others' minds as well.

      What does maintenance cost on this thing? It seems like you do some of it yourself, but I am assuming that it needs periodic valve adjustments, etc. What do these run? What about a new clutch? etc. .
      Figure $500-$1k a year for routine things and $6k to $8k for a major service every 5 years which is belts, valve adjustment, seals, gaskets, injectors removed and cleaned, various odds and ends. It could be more or could be less depending on the car and the needs but that's a good benchmark. I think that a clutch runs $3k for parts and labor but I'm not 100% sure on that. The clutch can last a while. The car has so much torque you just come off the clutch slowly and when it's off all the way you get on the gas. It's when people rev it up and then come off the clutch they don't last.

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      10-03-2012 08:16 PM #306
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
      Cars that sit too long tend to have more leaks, running problems, etc. People think if they just sit they'll age like a fine wine, but it turns out they just rot away. A F40 that sees regular use, in my opinion, is far less likely to breakdown.
      Correct.

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      10-03-2012 08:20 PM #307
      Quote Originally Posted by Uberhare View Post
      Cars that sit too long tend to have more leaks, running problems, etc. People think if they just sit they'll age like a fine wine, but it turns out they just rot away. A F40 that sees regular use, in my opinion, is far less likely to breakdown.
      WHAT? So the Mk3 that has been sitting in my garage for the past 12 years will not become a Mk6 anytime soon?
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      10-03-2012 08:27 PM #308
      do you plan on doing the work yourself? just curious

      other than body work, the dealership can get just about any part for it, correct?
      you also mentioned fitting more modern turbos to the v8, how do the blocks hold up when you up the boost?

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      10-03-2012 08:46 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      do you plan on doing the work yourself? just curious

      other than body work, the dealership can get just about any part for it, correct?
      you also mentioned fitting more modern turbos to the v8, how do the blocks hold up when you up the boost?
      I can do some of it but I'm not going to do the major service. Some of that stuff involves a little more know how that I have. I am fine with removing and replacing parts but I would rather not do things that require adjustments and things that you should have a real pro with real experience for.

      The dealership can usually get parts but I source a lot of parts myself, usually to save money or get better quality parts when applicable.

      Have no clue about changing the turbos but if it's made for the car, I'm sure the block would hold up fine.

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      10-03-2012 08:46 PM #310
      Do you have any more pics of the interior? Really curious to see the exact seats that were used. Is the dash wrapped or flocked?

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      10-03-2012 09:03 PM #311
      I'm a little late coming into this thread but just wanted to say that it's refreshing to have someone down-to-earth like Sherpa23F share his experiences with a car many of us grew up fantasizing about.

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      10-03-2012 09:06 PM #312
      Quote Originally Posted by _a2coupe2a_ View Post
      Do you have any more pics of the interior? Really curious to see the exact seats that were used. Is the dash wrapped or flocked?
      I don't have any on my computer but they are all the same so just google it. There are no interior options. All the seats are carbon covered with Nomex. The euro seats are one piece with cut outs for harnesses while the us ones are two piece with slots in the lower portion for the lap belt. The us cars have mouse belts (I disabled mine).

      I don't know what wrapped or flocked means but the dash is a great carpet-esque material. Kind of like a cross between fleece and polyester. I don't know. It's hard to describe. The best part is that I don't have the glare that I had in the old car, which had a vinyl or leather dash.

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      10-03-2012 09:51 PM #313
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      All you need is a 959 and you'll be promoted from King to God tier.
      Ferdinand Porche recently died. When he went to heaven, God greeted him at the gates and took him into heaven and greeted him. The first thing he did was take FP to his new house - a nice bungalow with a beautiful silver Porsche 959 in the driveway. The good doctor was so excited he asked God if they could take a drive around with it. God said sure. They drove around and before long, they came to a large Italian villa with a Ferrari flag on the roof and an F40 sitting shining in the driveway.

      Dr. Porsche was suddenly deflated and he turned to God and said, "God. I have been a good person. I have helped to build my family's company, built great sports cars and won many championships. Why does Enzo Ferrari have a house so much nicer than mine?"

      God looked at him and said," That's not Enzo Ferrari's house. That's mine."

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      10-03-2012 09:54 PM #314
      Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa23F View Post
      I don't have any on my computer but they are all the same so just google it. There are no interior options. All the seats are carbon covered with Nomex. The euro seats are one piece with cut outs for harnesses while the us ones are two piece with slots in the lower portion for the lap belt. The us cars have mouse belts (I disabled mine).

      I don't know what wrapped or flocked means but the dash is a great carpet-esque material. Kind of like a cross between fleece and polyester. I don't know. It's hard to describe. The best part is that I don't have the glare that I had in the old car, which had a vinyl or leather dash.
      Awesome, sounds like the dash is flocked. Kind of looked that way from the pictures i have seen but i wasnt sure.

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      10-03-2012 09:56 PM #315
      Hi sherpa, I stumbled upon some F40 pictures from a cars and coffee in colorado on another forum. Is this yours ?

      Beautiful car and one of my favorite cars of all time. Thanks for sharing your wonderful car with us







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