The radiator came back from our radiator shop with a new core installed. It now has a proper horizontal finned core as was installed at the factory. It was pressure tested and ready for some paint and re-installation.
Before painting, I mocked up the installation of the new modern and more efficient cooling fans to the front of the radiator. Since this car didn’t have air conditioning, I had plenty of room to mount the fans close to the cooling fins for more efficiency. I will have to bend the tabs a little to slide the fan into the place where the condenser usually fits, but everything should fit nicely.
The owner asked to see what we could do with the front seats, as the cushions seemed a little too soft. The support bands under the seat cushions had collapsed, and it felt like you were sitting inside of a 5 gallon bucket. My upholsterer replaced the bands and added some foam to give the seats some more support.
As I was cleaning up the engine compartment, I asked if the owner wanted to replace the old fuel hoses in the engine compartment. The previous owner has replaced some of the correct yellow fuel hose with auto parts store rubber hose. These work fine and are certainly cheaper than the yellow hose, but I felt it really detracts from the look of the engine compartment.
It’s little details like these that really makes a Vintage Ferrari look like a Vintage Ferrari!
Save the Date!
May 7th 2016
I’m very excited to do this again, and look forward to see old and new friends at this annual event. Richard Garre and I have hosted this car show to celebrate all types of machinery, focusing on Italian Cars. There’s parking for about 100 cars and we will always try to accommodate late comers, but if you want a guaranteed spot call Richard to preregister!
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136