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by tyang
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Things to consider when mounting a 250 E engine
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Things to consider when mounting a 250 E engine

Hi Chris, The timing marks at PM 1/6 that line up the cams to marks on the front of the bearing stands were made when the engine was first timed in. You are correct, they're good reference points for assembling an engine, but immediately change when the timing chain stretches, or any surface is mach...
by tyang
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Greetings... Jimmy, if only that were true. A friend had a very nice 275GTB. All work done by very knowledgeable and respected shops. His goal was to get the car to platinum (and then drive it till it was tin). He has done just what you suggest, take the scoring sheet and had the "offenses" correct...
by tyang
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Thank you.

I am proud to have collected such a great bunch of friends and contributors in this little corner of the internet, and it is made better when it's appreciated. It doesn't happen without everyone else, so thanks for participating!

Man, GTCs are smart looking cars! Enjoy!

Tom
by tyang
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Hi Dyke, I often make the analogy that a judge is much like an umpire in a baseball game. If he makes a bad call, he cannot reverse it during a game because his judgement from then on will always be brought into question. That does not stop the manager of the offended team, however, from going out t...
by tyang
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Ed: Please don't take this post as a condemnation of what you are doing. I believe your approach for your client, who wants to show the car, is normal for today's Ferrari World. However, 330 wheels were never clear coated when new. Making a color and finish to be "what the judges like" is just so w...
by tyang
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: window fuzzy/wipers installation
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: window fuzzy/wipers installation

Hi Ed, Considering you're working on an Ellena, and was a different body builder than the "normal" cars I've seen built by Pininfarina and Scaglietti, the way they attached the window felts might be different. In Pininfarina and Saglietti cars, I believe the felts were attached with a combination of...
by tyang
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC toggle switch knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: GTC toggle switch knobs

I have a couple of these round knobs, but not 6. I know someone makes these, and are available. I would start with Rutlands.

Tom
by tyang
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How does the original Veglia Borletti clock for 250 Gte S3 look like?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: How does the original Veglia Borletti clock for 250 Gte S3 look like?

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here's the one from my 330 America

Tom
by tyang
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How does the original Veglia Borletti clock for 250 Gte S3 look like?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: How does the original Veglia Borletti clock for 250 Gte S3 look like?

Hi Chris, There are also two types, one is electro-mechanical, and the other one is purely mechanical. I would assume the SIII cars had the electro-mechanical ones where they are wound automatically with voltage. The purely mechanical clocks have a stalk that winds and sets the time and pokes throug...
by tyang
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Where does this part goes on on a 250 GTE S3?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Where does this part goes on on a 250 GTE S3?

Hi Christopher,

Yes, you are correct. The leather boot is usually glued to it.

Tom
by tyang
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?

I have had a handshake with every little part of that little f##ker and I am still learning something new about it. This hoop was in the box of parts when I got my car about 20 years ago and I had no idea where it went until tonight. It looked like it belonged to the car so I kept it. Thanks for me...
by tyang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC windshield - wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: GTC windshield - wanted

Hi Ed, It all depends on how original you want to make it. Some manufacturers can make safety glass without the modern stamp that is required by some countries so you can etch the period correct stamp. Although the FCA does not deduct for this stamp, the top notch restorers all etch their glass with...
by tyang
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?

Hi Chris, Yes. Nickel. Stainless would be better, but not original. There was some talk years ago about the steel being the sacrificial anode instead of the aluminum of the block, but switching to stainless will cause something else to corrode. Never use plain water on these cars, and make sure the ...
by tyang
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GT or GTC Door wedge receptacle
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: GT or GTC Door wedge receptacle

Hi Ed,

Yeah, I have not found a source. Sorry!

Tom
by tyang
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?

Hi Chris, The water pipe running from the back of the engine under the left side exhaust headers should be nickel. The one that houses the thermostat and connects to the radiator should be black wrinkle finish. If you're going to remove the water pipe that goes under the header (good luck, I think t...