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by tyang
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte rear leave springs
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: 250 Gte rear leave springs

Hi Christopher, I did not install the rear suspension on Tom W. White car, but am currently working on a blue GTE. I've heard cars that sit differently from side to side, but I don't know if that will change when the car settles. In my experience, the first time a suspension is installed when the sp...
by tyang
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Belt dimensions for 250 Gte engine S3?
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Belt dimensions for 250 Gte engine S3?

Hi Christopher,

I always measure the belt or take a piece of string to the parts store to get the right belt when I don't have a number. With different pulley sizes one car can differ from the next.

Good luck!

Tom
by tyang
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Personal Thanks

I always want people to remember what happens on this site is easy compared to what the guys did before the Internet! As Dyke touched on, communication was a lot slower and more expensive. They even managed to publish a books that are still used by many of us today. As I get older, I think about leg...
by tyang
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

Hi Guys,

I can only do what the customer wants. Leaving the clutch alone is risky, but if they are going to question the head gasket, the clutch is the least of our worries.

Tom
by tyang
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

Hi Pete,

I have heard the horror stories and am worried as well. The owner is well aware of the stories and is willing to take on the risk. I've removed the asbestos from the brakes and the heat shield. Fingers crossed!

Tom
by tyang
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Personal Thanks

The landscape of the Internet has changed and there are a lot of distractions from social media and smart phones, but I like this corner of the Internet I've created for us to gather and share our experience. I do have a social media presence, but find it too temporary to share a lot pictures and st...
by tyang
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Personal Thanks

Hi Christopher, You're more than welcome. I have benefited from the generosity of my mentors and friends and only want to pay it forward. When I first started this website, there was very little information available on the internet, and I wanted to try and change that. I built a site where someone ...
by tyang
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: So glad that professional panel shops have trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: So glad that professional panel shops have trouble

Hi Pete, The hand made nature of Vintage Ferraris is a common challenge, but add to that body work done through the years, and the shape of these cars can change drastically. Checking contours with several other cars is only logical. When the 330GTC was made, the Pininfarina body builders were still...
by tyang
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original timing mark camshaft
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Original timing mark camshaft

Hi Chris,

The line next to the arrow is where the factory put its timing mark. The dot is someone else's mark.

Tom
by tyang
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE water temp switch
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: GTE water temp switch

enio45 wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:17 pm
Hmmmm, how does that switch come apart????
That's why I sent it to ODD Parts! I didn't want to F*ck it up.

Tom
by tyang
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC project
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: 330 GTC project

Curious to see what you guys think about the 330 GTC currently being auctioned on Bring a Trailer. Seems like a good candidate for restoration. I’m unfortunately only allowed one Ferrari project at a time. I love/hate BaT. I love it because it brings some interesting cars to market, but I hate it b...
by tyang
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE water temp switch
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: GTE water temp switch

Hi John, According to Jim Simpson who took apart the switch, there is a pot on the switch that allows it to adjust when the circuit closes. When he tested the switch after cleaning the internal contacts, he found it to be working properly, so this one didn't need to be adjusted. I believe this one t...
by tyang
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lower radiator hose on a Daytona
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Lower radiator hose on a Daytona

Maybe everyone thought you cross posted on F-chat and didn't need an answer here.

(That was a dig!)

Tom
by tyang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lower radiator hose on a Daytona
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Lower radiator hose on a Daytona

I think this hose is special and available.

Tom
by tyang
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE from Charlotte NC
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: GTE from Charlotte NC

I feel I'm simply trying to find end-users to buy these cars but they don't seem to be listening when I tell them it's a good deal! I chased one in Marquette a couple years ago and the same outcome of Gullwing buying the car and marketing it for substantially more money a few weeks later happened. T...