365 and 330
365 and 330
The wires on the 365 GT 2+2 were replaced. Since we’re going with the original points ignition, a metallic core wire will be used. 7mm wire has to be used so that it will fit inside the tubes and fit through the holes and rubber grommets. It’s getting harder and harder to find this wire in stock at my local autoparts store because most ignition wires these days is carbon core and thicker.
After the old wires were removed, the aluminum wire keepers were stripped off the old wrinkle paint and bead blasted so new paint could be applied. With the paint removed, I took the opportunity to remove any dents in the tubes.
After a fresh coat of wrinkle paint was applied, I installed the rubber grommets that insulate the ignition wires from the spark plug tubes. Although it’s subtle, these grommets are often ommited when people replace the wires. They’re sometimes a pain in the butt to install, so it’s probably why people don’t reinstall them!
The heads on the 330 were installed this week. Without the timing chain installed, the crank had to be set to PM 1/6 (Ferrari speak for #1 TDC), and the cams in the heads were set on their PM 1/6 marks. This procedure insures the valve train and pistons will not interfere when everything goes together.
Once the heads were installed the engine could not be turned until the chain and timing case was installed and the valve train was timed with the crankshaft. Any movement before this procedure would cause the pistons to bend the valves!
Save the Date! May 4th 2013
6th Annual Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Car Show
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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