PF Coupe Oil lines and Exhaust

PF Coupe Oil lines and Exhaust

oil lines

The work continues on the PF Coupe at François’ shop. I made up new oil and fuel lines (man this stuff ain’t cheap!), and I followed the routing of other PF coupes that people checked for us. For this car, the oil canister drains from the bottom into the sump.

Notice the weld on the inner fender next to the oil canister. The quality of the weld reminds me what I was told by a restoration shop manager when duplicating the welds that Ferrari made on their cars. “The best person to weld exactly like the original Ferrari welds is one of the girls from the front office!” Not to slam Ferrari build quality, but perhaps they put the apprentices on the inner fender welding.

After installing the transmission, and all the associated clutch parts, I took a look at the exhaust that came off this car. It was a fabricated stainless steel system that looked like it copied what was original. The cans and pipes seem to line up correctly, but it needed some work to hang under the car again.
welded brackets

On closer inspection, some of the original hangers were welded directly to the mufflers and pipes. Now I understood why they had to cut the hangers to remove the exhaust! Luckily, all the original exhaust mounts are still on the car, so we’ll have to fabricate tabs on this exhaust so it will look better and function correctly.

Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.

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