Thursday, September 24, 2009

View Inside Catalytic Converter


When I was putting the car back together I took these pictures of the inside of the 355s cats. I did not know what the inside of a catalytic converter looked like and thought they were interesting.


6 comments:

ryan mckee said...

David,

I feel like the lost boy who reaches the end of the bread crumb trail on his way home!

I read this page, and (almost habitually) scrolled to the bottom left, and went to click "Newer Post" only to discover that a newer post does not exist!

I discovered your blog a week ago when I decided - out of the blue - that in two years I will purchase a Ferrari. I'm not sure whether I want a 360 or 355. I am in love with the defined lines of the 355, but am drawn towards the lack of engine-out repair on the 360. Only time will tell.

From start to finish, I've read every word and seen every picture. I've voiced to my girlfriend my need to buy your book, and she already ordered me a 3x5' Ferrari flag as motivation to get the funds together to buy the car.

I'm not sure what I'll do in my spare time now that I'm up to date with this blog.

All the best, and I hope you enjoy keeping her!

Thanks for a good read and great information,

Ryan
Orlando, FL

p.s. although this has nothing to do with Ferraris, during summer of 2007 I rode my bicycle across the United States with my dad. We started in Lincoln City, OR. Since you're into cycling, maybe you'd find some interest in our blog...


http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/crossingthecountry

cheers!

David said...

Ryan,

Great Blog. I have been a cyclist for most of my adult life. I stopped racing two years ago but still ride avidly; however, I have never contemplated a ride like the one you did.

Hmm. 355 or 360. It is good to get to make such choices. Both are great cars. Very different experiences to drive and I expect to own.

Glad you enjoyed the blog. I have put off updating it because I have put the car up for sale. Guess I did not want to make it “real” quite yet. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it but decided that I needed to sell the car to finish the book and to make some room for my next toy.

Cheers.

David

trtl said...

David,

Great blog! Just found it a few days ago and HAD to read 100% of it! Let me tell you that, to a car enthusiast, this a very inspirational story, it almost makes you believe that such a car is affordable to anyone... Obviously it's not, but dreaming still costs $0 (or 0€ in my case..)

I've had the chance to go to Maranello a few months back and visited Galleria Ferrari, which is like heaven on earth to some one who is at least a little bit interested in Ferrari's. Also had the chance to witness some lucky guy being delivered a brand new 599. Those car+owner pictures taken in front of the factory, must make for a good memory :)

I'm afraid to tell you that, after visiting Italy and Maranello, your blog is only a #2 most enjoyable Ferrari related experience. I hope you keep updating this blog, and will most certainly buy your book once it's out!

All the best,

Joao B.

David said...

Joao,

I am jealous. For many years I have wanted to visit the factory and having the car only increased my desire to visit.

Hopefully the chance to pick up a new Ferrari in Maranello is in both our futures.

Glad you enjoyed the blog.

Cheers.

David

trtl said...

Hi David,

What's up with the blog? No updates for a (too) long time...

Is everything ok with you and the car?

Joao

David said...

Joao,

Sorry about the delay in posting. The 355 has sold. I was putting off writing about it.

Check next post.

Cheers.

David