Back to Work!
Back to Work!
Enough with the days off, I needed to get cracking on the two Ferraris at Francois’ shop!
Last week, I worked on getting all the fuel lines fitted with the freshly plated fittings and ferrules. New lines were fabricated from the fuel tank all the way to the engine. The radiator pipe is patched and I cut a new gasket.
We decided the best thing was to cut the whole cross brace out of the car instead of patching the old one. You can see where the old brace once lived.
The old cross brace was rotted on all four sides, so patching the rust would have been a lot more work. A completely new piece will be welded back in place.
Moving on to the PF Coupe, I’ve been waiting on some parts to arrive in the mail from a friend in Europe, and one of them was a lens for the back up light. Ed, the previous owner, told me this piece of Marchal cast glass had been missing before he bought the car in 1975.
It was like Christmas arrived early this year when I unwrapped the box!
It’s such nice feeling when we source another part for this car!
I took off the bumperettes on the PF Coupe to install new rubbers. The previous solution was to use electrical tape to stop the overriders from rattling on the bumpers when the old rubber rotted away. The new rubber looks much better than electrical tape!
Reminder: If you’re looking for a Vintage Ferrari, or have a Vintage Ferrari for sale, please let me know. I would be happy to help you in any way that I can. I am not a broker, but occasionally hear of a good car for sale and can get them to the end user!
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