There was a debate going on the Messageboard on how expensive a Ferrari Toolkit sold for in E-bay. Rumor has it sold for $7100 bucks! Now I am in no way justifying this price, but I decided to show the availabilty of these tools in reproduction, and in used prices to show why these tools command such high prices. If you’ve seen, heard, or have any of these tools for sale, please e-mail me so we can make this article as accurate as possible.
Kerry Chesbro’s website has an excellent section on Ferrari tools, and should definitely be a resource for identifying the correct tools for your car. Be aware however, many people will sell tools claiming they are “correct” for your car, but subtle markings on the tools have changed over the years, so knowing what tool you’re looking for will help from being fooled.
The two suppliers that have certain tools readily available in reproduction are Parker Hall at Kilimajaro Designs (601) 638-7856, and Mike Dunn at Madenterprise.
Comments about particular tools are in Blue from Parker. 1. Tool Bag
Two types, the outside plug 250’s are made of a pebble grain textured vinyl, in black. The 275/330’s are similar but use a smooth textured vinyl. The later 330’s typically had the two bag arrangement and I have seen a lot of 330 bags in brown vinyl. $450 (Kilimanjaro) 2. 16-17mm open end wrench
3. 18-19mm open end wrench
4. 20-22mm open end wrench
5. 21-23mm open end wrench
The outside plug cars used “Beta-Auto 55” wrenches, which were discontinued in the mid 1960 and replaced with the “Beta 55” designation. It is very difficult to determine exactly which wrench is appropriate for a particular car as the tool bags could have been piled up at the factory, and the changes made by Beta wouldn’t have any correlation to the changes made at Ferrari. The consensus is that Beta-Auto 55’s are correct for the outside plug 250’s. $135 Each (Madenterprise)
$750 Set of 7 (Madenterprise) 6. Pliers
The pliers were typically plated for the outside plug cars and black for the earlier cars. 7. 150mm straight blade screwdriver $150 (Madenterprise) 8. Steel mechanic’s hammer
The steel hammers are actually a French carpenter’s design. Big end for driving big nails and the small end for driving small nails. $125 (Kilimanjaro)
$115 (Madenterprise) 9. Oil filter wrench $150 (Kerry Chesbro) (See the manufacturing process) 10. Spark plug wrench 11. Jack 12. Carburetor wrench $57.50 early style (Madenterprise) 13.Grease gun extension
A plug is removed and this little piece is screwed in place. They would use one of the 8×1, button type grease fittings ( screwed
into the female end of the u-joint tool) and the u-joint would be
lubricated. The tool is then removed and the plug replaced. I think this is all necessitated because the u-joints are so compact that there is not room enough for a regular fitting. I have reproduced these with the proper cad plating $50 (Kilmanjaro) 14. 8-9mm open end wrench
15. 10-11mm open end wrench
16. 12-13mm open end wrench $135 Each (Madenterprise)
$750 Set of 7 (Madenterprise) 17. Grease gun flexible hose
The flexible grease gun hose is typically plated on the outside plug cars and typically unplated on the earlier cars. For the 250’s there is a “pull on” adapter which is pulled on over the button type grease fittings. These were replaced with the “normal” grease fittings sometime during the run of the 275’s. $75 (Kilimanjaro) 18. 120mm straight blade screwdriver $110/ea for wood handled (250 GTE/early 330 GT) (Madenterprise)
$60-70 for the plastic handled ones (late 330 GT, 330 GTC/S, etc). 19. Fan belt
The fan belts are sized for the outside plug 250’s with generators, the cars with alternators will require a different belt. $20 belt (Kilimanjaro)
$25 fan belt box (Kilimanjaro) (hey, you’re doing this for concourse judging, right?) 20. 1 kg lead hammer
There are three patterns of Lead hammers. I think the ones that I have are correct through the 330’s and then a different one was used on the 365/ Daytona’s. $75 Different Models (Kilmanjaro) 21. Grease gun
The grease guns are in two types. The machined handle ones are for the earlier cars while the outside plug cars would typically have the flat, cast handle. $400-450 Depending on model (Kilimanjaro) 22. Hub puller
The G.T.E.’s would use the R.W.42 hub pullers. I think the 275’s and 330 G.T.C. use the R.W.32. The R.W. designation is Rudge Whitworth”s design number and may be related to the maximum design bearing that can be used in that hub. Surely some of our English cyber buddies can fill us in on the background on R.W $400 Hub Puller (Kilimanjaro) 23. Ball bearing for hub puller 24. 5-9mm Philips screwdriver 25. 4mm Philips screwdriver
I make no promises that these tools are accurate to the originals, but with the help of Kerry’s site, and some familiarity with what is correct for your car, and year, you should have a better chance at completing your tool kit. You might also consider storing those tools in a safe place!
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