Radiator Blind and Dallas Bound!

Radiator Blind and Dallas Bound!


I’ve been working on reproducing the radiator blind for a GTE we have at the shop. I pulled Gary’s radiator to begin the process of building a radiator blind.

Since mine is off my car, I brought it down to the shop to check it for fit and figure out what pieces need to be made. I’ve also heard rumors that this piece is being made by someone, so I’m currently on the look out. 
radiator blind

The original radiator blind attaches to tabs on the radiator and all the studs line up, so it looks like all the GTEs have the same blind.
cable pull

There’s also the cable attachment that needs to be fabricated.

For those sharp-eyed Vintage Ferrari spotters, can you spot what’s not “correct” for this radiator?

I saw Bob Smith at Cavallino in January, and he invited me to come down to his shop in Texas for a visit. As we talked, I realized I had visited some of the biggest Ferrari Restoration shops in the country, and Coachworks was one I had yet to see. Knowing I had never had a reason to go to Dallas, I knew an invitation to Coachworks was enough for me to go!  Tom Wilson of the of the GTE Registry agreed, and is flying out to meet me. We’ll be guests of a Dallas 330 America owner, so it’s turning into a fun weekend. I would love to meet some more Vintage Ferrari owners in the Dallas area if you’re interested, so we’re thinking of meeting for dinner on the evening of March 31st. I’m open to suggestions and activities, so if you’d like to meet me and Tom in Dallas, e-mail me!



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