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by tyang
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bumper rechrome costs
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Bumper rechrome costs

Are you sure about those numbers or is there some extremely unusual features on these bumpers ? Surely they must be something much more complicated than found on Ferraris. For past 20+ years I've used a plating service that's been around almost 100 years and has been supplying countless Pebble Beac...
by tyang
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bumper rechrome costs
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Bumper rechrome costs

Hi Mark, I'm starting to take offense when people throw around the word "Pebble Beach" quality chrome everywhere! There are a few shops that actually do "Pebble Beach" quality, but most other shops just say they do! I'd say 95% of the world wouldn't know the difference anyway, an...
by tyang
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cork Adams / Precision Wire Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Cork Adams / Precision Wire Wheels

Hi Dyke,

Does Dayton restamp the RW numbers?

Tom
by tyang
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 368
Views: 83634

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Although I have not used these guys, they rebuild them:
http://www.damperdoctor.com/

Tom
by tyang
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Intro from a new member...
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Intro from a new member...

Hi Garry, Welcome aboard. The market is in flux, and you may be able to find the project you're looking for, but remember one thing: "Ferraris were expensive even when they were cheap!" Sometimes you just have to step up and pay, or else you may never buy one! I may have paid $30K for mine...
by tyang
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

i think i used a rebuild kit from "Then and Now automotive", for Fispa 150 - same pump as flaminia, etc, but the check valves were definitely different than what was in there. for what its worth, I attached rebuild instructions from the old Ferrari of Atlanta. LASTLY, Tom I am assuming th...
by tyang
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

Do not use the silver check valves. Even if you figure out how to install them in a fuel pump, they don't work! There's a new rebuild kit I've used that has check valves that look exactly like the original valves. I've had good results with that one. Also look closely at the seating surfaces of the...
by tyang
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

My conclusion that a half-way-full bowl is the culprit to fuel starvation is purely based on my own experience with my car. When the car was new to me, I noticed that the bowl was never full. Then I'd be cruising down the road and if I depressed the gas pedal just slightly to pick up speed, the car...
by tyang
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

Tom, Dyke, John and menlodon, I suspect you are all correct- I always felt my old checkvalves, and the diaphragm were OK and saved them. In fact nothing seemed that bad with the old pump except a slight gasket leak and the fact it didnt work, but the lever was a bit sloppy because the pin was a bit...
by tyang
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 40
Views: 1798

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

Hi Michael, Are you getting fuel starvation or vapor lock? Don't confuse the two. I'd have to look at the eccentric the next time I'm assembling an engine and see how many times the fuel pump draws a stroke per engine revolution, and despite the bad design, there are thousands of strokes happening a...
by tyang
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 368
Views: 83634

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi AD, I know you're in India, but you can install an internally ballast resistor Napa autoparts in the states sells: IC14SB If you want to keep you stock Marelli coils, you can buy any automotive resistor to get the car started. Napa part: https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/MPEICR11SB These are pretty...
by tyang
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down

I find diagnosing problems as a mechanic very similar to how a doctor works, only MDs work on one make and model,...or is that two?

Tom
by tyang
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down

Hi Steve, I think setting up to do a Leak down versus compression test in this particular case was about the same trouble, and would have netted the same inconclusive results! None of these two tests are better than the the other, but rather both help in their own specific way to give you an idea of...
by tyang
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Should my Lusso's have a backup light?
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: Should my Lusso's have a backup light?

Greg, I see your red/black wire going thru the block, not like mine where it stops at the block. It looks like that loose end might be your reverse light. Put a test bulb to it and put the gearbox in reverse, see what happens. The ignition key needs to be on. I am curious, does your car have a sepa...
by tyang
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Painting a V12 engine

Hi Steve,

Ferrari uses a green primer on the aluminum, and if you are going to use a rattle can, Krylon Dull Aluminum works well for us. Most of the cast aluminum surfaces get a silver paint. The distributors are natural.

Tom

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