When I arrived at the shop after the weekend I found a strange puddle under the Queen Mother. At first it looked like oil, but it was too far to one side of the car to be the rear differential. On closer inspection, I found it was a slow drip of fuel that was dissolving the undercoating on the car.
After pulling the trunk panel out along with the spare tire, I could see the soft lines connecting the dual fuel tanks were soft and probably the source of the fuel leak. I’ll have to drain the tanks and change out these hoses.
When I pulled the distributors to install new points, I noticed a lot of oil down inside the distributor angle housing. The oil seal was not doing its job, so a new one was needed.
Although the old seal was pliable, the body of the seal had separated so oil was weeping past the steel casing.
Save the Date! The 7th Annual Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Car Show Saturday May 3rd 2014 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Introduction of the 330GT!
Spectators are free, but Registration of show cars are limited for a small fee. Details can be found on the Radcliffe Website.
You can also Richard Garre at:
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
Reminder: If you have a Ferrari related project, car, or idea you’d like to explore, I’d love to talk to you. I can also help if you’re thinking of buying or selling. This website represents what I love to do, and now it’s how I make a living, so if you’d like to do something together, let me know. It all begins with an e-mail!
Previous Restoration Day
Next Restoration Day