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by tyang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Hi Steve, I'm glad you finally figured it out. I guess the valuable lesson here is there is no such thing as "plug and play" on these cars! Mike does a great job on these carburetors, but they always need some kind of tweaking when they're put on a car. Vacuum changes from all sorts of fac...
by tyang
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Fuel tank installation
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: GTE Fuel tank installation

Hi Bob, Yeah, Tank goes in first. Some cars have more room than others, but as in your case, the filler neck sounds like it's real close to the tank. Getting the big rubber grommet in place with the tank and filler neck lined up may be your next challenge. Heating up the rubber so it's pliable helps...
by tyang
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Besides sending your distributors out for testing, if you want to check the timing on the car without climbing under to peek into the bottom window of the flywheel, you can easily mark the front pulley with a paint marker. Just transfer the AF and AM marks to the front pulley referenced to a pointer...
by tyang
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 535

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Hi Steve,

If the distributors are advancing on their own, it would show up on a timing light.

Is this a USA Spec car? Is the idle control disc still hooked up if it is?

Tom
by tyang
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank insulating washers
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Fuel Tank insulating washers

Hi Rob, The washers on the fuel tank originally were a red rubber material that disintegrated away on most cars I found. I usually machine washers from sheets of polyurethane or teflon about 1/4 inch thick. I can take a picture of an oil pan out of a 250 block I'm working on so you have an idea of w...
by tyang
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Sheet metal screws through firewall and footwell. Correct?
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Sheet metal screws through firewall and footwell. Correct?

Hi Guys, In my opinion (you know what they say about opinions!) Sheet metal screws that were used for interior pieces like carpets and trim panels were often cut flush with a pair of side cutter pliers after they were screwed into place and if they protruded far out the other side. There's only one ...
by tyang
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 front oil hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: 330 front oil hoses

Hi Andrew,

It was easier for them to make changes at the foundry than at the print shop!

Tom
by tyang
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 front oil hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: 330 front oil hoses

330GTOIL.jpg Apologies if this has been covered before, but I'm looking for some photos and/or sizes and lengths of the two oil hoses from the filter housing down on a 330GT engine. We have some conflicting information here and trying to work out what is correct. Part numbers are 240059 and 240029 ...
by tyang
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Door handle spring
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Door handle spring

So the latest solution is to buy a used Alfa Door handle and use the spring. From the pictures on eBay, they're similar but different, but as Andrew said, not exactly the same. The spring looks the same, so the cost and time spent making a spring from scratch versus cannibalizing a spring from an ol...
by tyang
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Door handle spring
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Door handle spring

earthandsea wrote:Aren't these handles the same as those on Alfa spiders of the '70s, '80s and '90s? If so, the handles are plentiful and reasonable (used).


I agree, but it would be nice to keep the original parts with the car. I would have to transfer the lockset over so I might as well fix the spring!

Tom
by tyang
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Door handle spring
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Door handle spring

Hi Mike,

Yes, I'm considering it. Once I figure out the thickness, I'll have to see if I have to buy a whole spool of the stuff!

Thanks.

Tom
by tyang
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: F40 Starter Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: F40 Starter Removal

I love an easy fix!

Tom
by tyang
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?

The switch you're describing is a flip type toggle switch? On the earlier cars, we have push/pull fuel pump switches.

Tom
by tyang
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Podcast Launch and Big thanks to Tom
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Podcast Launch and Big thanks to Tom

Hi Andy,

Thanks for doing these podcasts. I enjoyed listening to them even though I was present the first time! After listening, I have to apologize for interrupting you so often! It's the pushy New Yorker in me!

Tom
by tyang
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Electric Fuel Pump Wishlist

Does this make sense? I want the best of both worlds and have the Fispa pump for "show" (Concourse and originality) and the Facet pump for "go" (rally's, long trips, hot TX days). Install both and have a switch under the car near the pumps to toggle back and forth. (I don't want...

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