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Good looking car Lee Davis but I don't think it's a Alpha 1 GTO because of the nose and trunk.  Tom Edwards was the first to put a trunk on his "Scorpion" Ferrari 250 GTO replica.  Do you have a serial number?  You can find it stamped in the firewall.  I might be able to find it in the GTO Replica Registry  or I could have it on the old Terry Watson registry list. 


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Replica



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I think he commented that he had a NASCAR fuel cell so that makes it easier to just go around it.  On my car I hung the pipes under it.  He also said they were Dayton wheels. 


Ooops, sorry TomoHawk, maybe you didn't see the other thread 250 GTO Replica on eBay  http://forums.hybridz.org/topic/126672-250gto-replica-on-ebay/ he added to.





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I had submitted about 20 really lousy pictures taken with my iPhone.


However, they were submitted to the Non Teck post.


Can anyone guide me as to getting them sent/reposted on the General Topics and 250 GTO Owners post?


I really don't want to have to find those pics again on my phone.


Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Got it! Thanks...now, I still can't get my email changed from office to home. When I went to my settings/email the second time attempting to get it changed again, it said my home email already exists, but I continue to get all correspondence on my original office email. Any thoughts? Thanks! 

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I am wondering if there is any interest in a threshold plate that says Ferrari, Stainless steel. These would be the ones that Skillard.com makes right now for the Datsun.


I emailed him and is open to the idea if we have enough interest.... anyone besides me??


I ask that you please comment here and he can see there is an interest since he is on this board.


Thank you!

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If you offered a set to me for free, I would turn you down.  The reason is that these cars were just not that fancy,  there was no ventilation fan, rear-window defogger, not even carpet on the floor, except for a few exceptions by the private owners.  I've looked at photos of the door doors, and they were either plain, or bare-  no metal at all; all you could see was the frame which is otherwise covered. on street cars.


You  need to stay with your goal of building a GT car or a race car.  The race cars were bare-bones vehicles, but the GT car were sometimes afforded a bit of car or the diamond-pattern vinyl on the transmission tunnel.


If you really wanted to put something there, I'd suggest just a flat piece of metal, cut from a sheet, (not bent, like the Datsun piece is) with the script OR the logo (be careful of putting the word FERRARI on it, unless you like lawsuits, but the Cavallino speaks lots.)  a brushed texture would be plenty of 'fancy.'


This photo is of the Sir Stirling Moss car:




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While I appreciate you gave input, I don't " need to stay with your goal of building a GT car or a race car. "


That is not *my* goal. My goal is to have a car with an awesome look and the power behind it. I want my lady to be happy to ride in the car with me because it is comfortable and looks nice. I don't want a strictly street beast. ...

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Do you know anyone who is decently proficient with computers? You seem to be having quite a bit of trouble, and I think it would be easier if you had someone physically there to help you. Doesn't have to be a kid, anyone who can figure it out will do.


If you need help with the site, you should create a thread here: http://forums.hybridz.org/forum/24-site-support/

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It appears my comment on the Non-Tech forum that Lee engage the services of someone under 14 to sort out his posting issues was not seen with the humourous intent with which it was posted. To make amends, here is what I believe Lee is trying to post.



It started as an original Alpha factory built, so the basic kit was done correctly with great fit and finish.

Over time, the car has evolved to the level it is today....there are so many upgrades only images can do it justice.

Engine is a pro built 280Z and has a reliable 300HP


Starting at the front:
-Brake cooling hoses to front brakes
-Original style CIBI? driving lights
-Heavy duty radiator
-Maserati Air horns
-Electric cooling fan
-Koni shocks
-3.1 liter displacement
-diesel crank
-Balanced and blueprinted
-Overbore pistons
-Free flow headers
-Early model head, ported and polished
-3/4 race cam
-3 dual throat Webbers with velocity stacks
-5 speed close ratio gearbox
-Battery relocated to rear
-Functional side vents
-Hood pins and scoops
-Modified cowling with fresh air ducting
-15X6? inch Dayton Borranis W/Dunlop tires
-Talbot vintage mirror
-Ferrari style dash with functional toggle switches
-Kill switch and starter button
-Genuine Nardi wheel with Ferrari horn button
-Correct style shifter gate,lever and shifter ball
-Leather racing seats with competition belts and harness
-Roll bar and fire extinguisher
-Correct door buttons
-Modified window frames with curved edges
-Plexiglas rear window with correct vent
-15X7 inch? rear Dayton Borranis
-Correct rear trunk fabricated from metal
-Competition gas filler
-NASCAR fuel cell mounted in a aluminum rived fuel tank
-Glorious sounding 4 tip exhaust
-Donor car is a very solid 1978 280Z 






















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Isn't it irony that I have to rely on the guys that work in my carwash after I've had a lifetime of very successful business ventures!


I'm ready to advertise the GTO.


Are the Fiat/Ferrari lawyers still trying to make money with the premise that some poor unsuspecting sole might be duped into thinking they are really

buying a 50M legendary Ferrari?

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