330 Heads and 365 Window Parts
330 Heads, and 365 Window Parts
The heads came back from the machine shop for one of the 330 engines we’re rebuilding. Each of the valves needed to be lapped into the new seats so I had my work cut out for me.
After lapping the valves to the heads, I continued the work by double checking the machine shop work on the spring heights. After that, the valve stem seals, valves, springs, and keepers were installed. With a 12 cylinder engine, you end up with a lot of parts!
The valves were finally installed and set aside to wait for the block to be finished by the machine shop. The rockers are a whole other story which I’ll explain what we found next time.
I mentioned the 365 at the shop is filled with electrical gremlins, and whenever I have some time, I try to sort some of them out. So far, I found a large voltage drop from the main power lead to the switched side of the fuse panel. Somewhere there is a bad connection, and suspect it’s in the fuse block. I’ll need to do further investigation, but while I was checking the car’s electrics, I found none of the window switches were working. Symptoms like this could have been attributed to low voltage, but I wanted to look a little further. I stuck my finger inside the electric window manual override connection and found something weird, or rather, something missing. After taking the right door panel off, I was surprised to find all the window mechanisms missing, and the window was held up with a 2×4 wedged in place of the regulator!
Luckily, the rollers are still in place, but the electric motor, transmission, drum, and cable are missing. The search begins!
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
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