tow points?

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andrew
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tow points?

Post by andrew » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:17 pm

Yesterday, after a nice drive, I shut my car off for a short while a small distance from my house, but she wouldn't fire up to go again. At first, there was clicking, one or two blips, but then nothing. I checked the usual suspects and could find nothing dramatic going on. I retrieved more serious tools and tried ever more things, all to no avail. At a stop sign on the drive, she had also died once, which hasn't happened before.

At any rate, I resigned myself to the flatbed to get her home to delve into the issue, and called AAA. While waiting for them, I thought for the first time about where they would hook up to load onto the flat bed and wasn't pleased with any of the options. So, my question -- what have the rest of you done about this? I'd be curious where those of you who have had to get towed/loaded have hooked up, how, and with what...

By the way, before the truck came, I jiggled and pushed the starter simultaneously (rather than just pushing) and she fired up. I quickly ran her home, and canceled the tow truck. It would seem that I have an ignition switch problem to sort out now...
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Post by t walgamuth » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:42 pm

I don't know if they are the same but I disassembled my ignition switch in my pf coupe and repaired it.

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Post by tyang » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:15 am

Hi Andrew,

I carry a pair of tow straps that are about a foot or two long and have a D ring on each end. They loop around a lower control arm for the hook on a flat bed. Whatever you choose to hook to, do not use the sway bar. It's too weak to pull on.

Good luck with the switch.

Tom
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Post by 330GT » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:17 pm

tyang wrote:Hi Andrew,

...Whatever you choose to hook to, do not use the sway bar. It's too weak to pull on.

Tom
Also make sure that they don't use the main tie rod or you end up like this:
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Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:18 pm

Andrew,

If a Ferrari dies close to home, it is de rigueur that it be pushed
home, slowly and majestically...

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Post by andrew » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:05 am

That may be the case, Rudy, but I live on a steep hill now...and the thought of the Ferrari rolling backwards, out of control, and at accelerating speed as my crushed body flails uselessly in its wake didn't seem terribly dignified.
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Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:40 pm

How things change, Andrew. I must have been harking back to your
simpler, easier times.

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