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All things 'Maserati'. News of forthcoming models, owner's cars, tips, 'Marque' reunions and the odd touch of humour! In fact anything of interest to the 'Maseratista'.

So if you have any news about Maseratis or have anything owners and enthusiasts should know, send details to

The Trident on the
horn button of a 3500 GT
You can click on some pictures for a better view!!

From Richard in Australia

"Dear Enrico,

Many thanks for your email and the opportunity to participate in your web page.

I have been a regular visitor to your site as I had a Biturbo for many years, and now own a magnificent Verde Mexico 3200 GT year 2000.

I have fitted an EWP as a booster pump to both cars with terrific results. The Biturbo used to run the electric fans for 5 minutes after a hot shut down, but the EWP wired via a relay to the fans, the two fans and pump ran for 20 seconds. Same thing in heavy traffic.


The engine bay of Richard's 222 4v.

Close-up of the EWP installed on Richard's Biturbo.

On the 3200 GT, I had to replace the throttle body at great expense but with the EWP installed I am sure the new throttle body will be cooled down and will last longer than the original.

Best regards,



EWP Electric Water Pumps by Davies Craig



What a lot of our customers in your situation have done with great success is add the EWP (part no 8005) into the lower radiator hose, wired direct to the battery via an on/off thermal switch (part no 0401) and use the EWP as an auxilliary pump, while retaining the existing mechanical belt driven pump.

Both the existing belt driven mechanical pump and the EWP will pump through each other when running alone and they will boost each other when running at the same time. In fact, when running together they will pump much more than either pumping alone.

You set the temp switch to the temp below which you want the engine to run. If the temp goes above that set temp, the EWP will turn on and run until the engine temp is 4°C cooler and switch off.

When the engine is idling the existing belt driven pump may be producing 15 to 20 l/min coolant flow rate. The EWP will kick in with another 80 l/min.

When you turn off a hot engine, the heat in the exhaust manifold passes to the block and the engine temp actually increases after you turn off the engine. More heat goes into the side where the exhaust manifold is located. If the head is alloy and the block iron, they will expand at different rates. In any case the head will tend to twist to accommodate the difference in temperatures, and then the head gasket will be damaged.

If the EWP is wired direct to the battery, when you turn off a hot engine, the EWP will continue to run and wash out heat soak and cool down the engine evenly, until the engine temp reaches the set temp less 4°C. After the EWP turns off, the heat may still transfer and the EWP will turn on for another shorter period. The EWP may run for about 2 minutes all up and at 6 amps there will be very little drain on the battery.

This set up will eliminate heat soak and the engine damage associated with it as well as significantly boost cooling when the engine is running, especially at idle.

More info on Youtube at

From Klaus in Denmark

"Dear Enrico,

A few years ago I bought my Maserati Indy 4700 America 1971. I have, since I bought it, been looking into making sure that it is living up to the standard it had when produced.

Therefore I naturally have been looking into your super site telling and showing a lot of interest to all of us interested in the special brand that Maserati is.

My car was originally marron brown metallic but it was totally restored in 1990 at Classic Sports Car in Denmark, where they have specialised in restoring cars of this kind. You can see how Classic Sports Car restore these cars in a small town near Odense in Denmark at:

It was taken totally apart, painted red, got a new motor and gearbox and all mechanical parts was serviced or renewed. The interior was cleaned and treated best way possible and now after 18 - 19 years it looks just as nice as when it was restored and it has only been driving 6,800 km in that period.

This Indy drives very good, probably like when it was built and it sounds very good..., so looking forward to springtime.

The pictures are taken last summer at the Copenhagen Classic Grand Prix held 2nd and 3rd of August.

I hope that you like the car and the condition it is in...

On some of the pictures you also see my Fiat Dino Coupe 2400 from 1970 in original condition, it has 78.000 km on the clock and drives perfect - also with a super sound.

Another story for you is that when the new GranTurismo was presented in Denmark, the Danish importer FORMULA borrowed my Indy to show the "old" Grand Turismo vs the new one. They looked good together in the showroom.

Best regards Klaus."


Klaus' Maserati Indy America







Klaus' 1970 Fiat Dino Coupe 2400
From Enrico in the UK

The Shell Historic Challenge sees classic Ferrari and Maserati racing cars compete in this unique series - a championship that has the distiction of being a direct testimony to the great sporting past of Ferrari and Maserati. We are less than two months from the beginning of the activities of the Corse Clienti, here is the definitive calendar for the Shell Historic

Challenge in 2009.

Shell Historic Challenge 2009


29th March - MONZA (ITALY)



8th November - WORLD FINALS (TBA)


17th April - ROAD ATLANTA


26th June - ROAD AMERICA



If you get the chance to see this spectacle, you won't be sorry! Make sure you don't miss out!!

From Josef in the Czech Republic

"Dear Mr. Enrico,

I have the same question as Adam here.

I have a 4.2 litre Maserati Mexico #AM112*312* under restoration.

Could you kindly give me advice where I can find the original no. of paint? The car is grey but I cannot find any information about the colour list of Maserati?

If you have this information I would be grateful if you could share with me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,



Josef's Mexico about to be restored in the Czech Republic









Hi Josef,

Maserati Mexico #AM112*312* - Original Specification.

Constructed: April 1968.

Sold: In Italy.

Colour: Volpe Argentata Metallizzato - Gliden/Salchi 106 E 44.

Interior: Senape (mustard).

For your information, there were 130 Mexicos produced in 1968!

Unfortunately, Gliden/Salchi no longer exist. You should try quoting the number 106 E 44 to PPG.

Do you have any more photos of the interior please?



From Enrico in the UK


Have you visited the new web site of Giuseppe Candini, the well-known Maserati workshop in Modena?

Some interesting images in the Gallery with a promis of more to come.

Well worth a visit to !




The new web site of Giuseppe Candini, Modena.
From Paul in Austria

"Hi Henry,

Here I send you some pictures of another fusion like Preecha`s from Thailand.

The conversion was carried out in Italy, the car was seen last spring in Austria / Vienna. Maybe it's interesting for some hard boiled fans to keep a cool head.

Best Regards,



The Maserati 2.24v. 2a serie ...

... that always wanted to be a Ghibli!



The direct ignition engine of a 94 to 98 Ghibli


The 16-inch front and rear wheels ...

... from a Ghibli MY94.

The Ranger rear differential and sub-frame ...

... from a Ghibli GT.

"Hello Enrico,

The Racing with the Ghibli Cup engine on your enthusiast site was the one for sale some years ago in Belgium ...

Back then bought by a guy who wanted to go racing with it ... but project never got a start I believe.




"Hi Gert and Paul,

I knew I'd seen that 2.24v. before. I recognised the blue rocker covers.

Check out my Enthusiasts' Page 91.



From Preecha in Thailand

"Hello Enrico,

I live in Thailand and own four Maseratis; 2 Ghiblis, a Biturbo 430 and a 222 4V.

I love your website so much because I can find information about cars and parts. I always buy parts and modify it with myself. It is very interesting!

Today, I send you my Maserati 222 4v., the white one.

First, the reservoir on the right-hand side of the engine bay is for the ABS anti-skid braking system; I have modified it from left-hand drive to right-hand drive as you can see in the picture.

Second, I have modified the engine cooling and wiring systems, except the engine. Because the weather here in Thai is very hot, I have installed an electric water pump (110 litres per minute), plus I can now control the speed of the electric fans by using a control box.




Preech's modified Maserati 222 4v.












The ABS hydraulic booster

The ABS brake fluid reservoir

The SPAL Automatic Programmable Fan control unit
- programmable to activate at any temperature

The fan and electric water pump relays and circuit breakers

The air bleed valve for the electric water pump

The electric water pump temperature sensor

Preecha's modified and new water pumps

The newly installed electric water pump

A new OE water pump ...
... note the size if the blades of the impellor!

Preecha's modified water pump ...
... with the blades of the impellor partly removed!

The EWP Electric Water Pump by Davies Craig
- with a maximum flow rate of 110 litres/min.

The thermostatic switch for the electric water pump
- Moroso 63760 Thermostatic Switch and Sender Unit

The booster pump for the heating system

Removal of the standard thermostat
From Bart in The Netherlands


The salt (almost) gone, ice on the lake in front of our house and a roaring sound....




Bart's Maserati Ghibli

- "Un vero spettacolo!"


From Rick in the USA

"Hi Enrico,

Check out this DVD!




From Heinz in Germany

"Hi Enrico,

I have seen this 'Maserati Biturbo E 2.5 Racing' for sale at, and I think Reg in the UK might be interested.

"Ideal for family man! Maserati Biturbo E prepared Group H class track racing: 2.5-litre V6 engine developing around 230 bhp, 5-speed ZF gearbox. Top speed of around 230 kph and acceleration figures of 0-100 kph in around 5.9 secs. The engine has been rebuilt completely during the race preparation."

Best regards from Germany,



Maserati Biturbo E 2.5 Race Car













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