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by tyang
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Pulling radiator

This is a picture of the WRONG core. Most radiator shops use this one because it's easier to get.
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by tyang
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Pulling radiator

No AC. I ended up pulling the fans to provide more room. I had to drop the radiator down through the bottom to disconnect the hosing and just pulled up and out after that. I’m having the radiator recored at Central Radiator in Tampa. They work on vintage radiators and the owner Dave was very knowle...
by tyang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 254
Views: 104246

Re: Horn Detailing

Hearing about you guys tuning the horns brings a smile to my face thinking about how we must all drive our families crazy working on these cars! Carry on!

Tom
by tyang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Pulling radiator

The fans can stay in place to pull the radiator. It should come straight out the top once the hood is removed. It's best done with two people as I think it might hang up on some of the brackets on the front of the engine. Remove the alternator, and maybe the bracket. I can't remember, is this an A/C...
by tyang
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 3d printed aluminium heater valve housing
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: 3d printed aluminium heater valve housing

Great work. I think there will be some interest in this part. I'll make blog post about it soon to help get the word out.

I think I've seen the top plate being remanufactured, and it would be interesting to see if it fits.

Thanks for making the effort.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 254
Views: 104246

Re: Horn Detailing

Nice Job! The trumpets are either a red candy finish, or grey hammertone. You can sometimes see the old finish to determine which one you have. I think with a 330, it's the red candy. I used a Tamya (sp?) hobby paint. Somewhere in my blog I've talked about it. Be very careful on the y-fitting. Use a...
by tyang
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood supports
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Hood supports

I use electrical heat shrink tubing for the hood torsion springs. You can buy it in long rolls, slide it one the springs, and shrink them with in place with a heat gun. I wouldn't put the hood pad on until after paint, but spray on contact cement is what to use. Spray both surfaces, let dry, and sti...
by tyang
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: ferrari 250 gte windshield stamp
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: ferrari 250 gte windshield stamp

Hi Chris,

Yours looks like an original stamp. I'll try to photograph a windshield stamp for you.

Tom
by tyang
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood pad
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Hood pad

Not sure. I thought they were made with a fiberglass. I do know the starter heat shield is probably asbestos.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

Jumprun, you're absolutely right that no two cars bleed exactly the same way, even it they have identical systems! The problem with the 250 system is there is too long of a brake line that travels up and down between the booster, the M/C, and the reservoir to allow the head pressure from the reservo...
by tyang
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 654

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

Hi Christopher, There are a ton of places for air to get trapped in the 250 system when you're starting with an empty system. I rarely see a system like this bleed correctly with just pumping on the brake pedal. With lines heading down to the brake M/C, then coming back up to the booster, and then b...
by tyang
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 4453

Re: Gauge lighting

Hi Kerry, Looks good. LEDs are also available in various color temperatures. It's hard to tell in photos since most digital cameras automatically color correct as the picture is taken, but LEDs tend to be pretty cold (blue+ higher color temps). I like the warm glow of the gauge lights, so if given a...
by tyang
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Who is going to Cavallino?
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Who is going to Cavallino?

Hi Tom,

At the very least, I will be there Friday night and Saturday. See you there!

Tom
by tyang
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Hi John,

I figured you would have owned a Sun Machine!

Browbeating, and ribbing are very different things! I am always supportive of guys doing their own work with the knowledge of efficiency and pragmatism!

Carry on.

Tom
by tyang
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Statically timing your points will get you in the ball park, but things change when the engine is running. I initially static time the ignition systems before I fire up an engine for the first time using a test light to determine exactly when the points open for a timing event on AF 10 to get in the...