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by PSk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

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

But then I've heard of a restored Triumph TR6, in New Zealand, going for it's re-certification for being used on public roads, requiring it's fully restored chassis to be cut in half so they could ascertain that it was not rusty on the inside. I'm planning to get my GTV re-certified later this year ...
by PSk
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

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

Oh dear. Unfortunately I've heard of a Mustang, I think, where they started chipping away at perfectly good original sound deadening. Back in the old days, yes this would contain asbestos, but perfectly safe when contained like it was ... and I've heard of worse things but cannot remember the gory d...
by PSk
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

I'm so worried for that Alfa. I've heard horror stories of cars being subject to destructive testing, all I believe at the owners cost.

Fingers nails are being bitten ...
Pete
by PSk
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: So glad that professional panel shops have trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

So glad that professional panel shops have trouble

Tom, It is refreshing to read that your professional panel shop also has trouble getting panel lines, shapes right. I've spent years confusing myself with my Alfa 1750 GTV restoration, maki mg templates of other cars and getting home and for some reason things don't make sense. I've actually found t...
by PSk
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Re: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving

Tom, I was meaning all the fixes you do on your blog. No this will just work attitude, but a thorough investigation into the real cause, and then a tidy result. Unfortunately you are often fixing those, yeah that will do fixes that are so common on foreign cars. My Alfa 1750 GTV is/was full of them....
by PSk
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving
Replies: 3
Views: 2481

Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving

Tom,

Really impressed how you identify the real problem, and then very tidy solution.

Stay safe
Pete
by PSk
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: I'll have the Bora thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

Re: I'll have the Bora thanks

Guess I'm the only Bora fan :-)

Pete
by PSk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: I'll have the Bora thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 1987

I'll have the Bora thanks

Love the Maserati Bora. Such style and class.

Pete
by PSk
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

Re: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe

Yes current/previous work looks top class.

Such elegant cars
Pete
by PSk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 2459

Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe

Hope she stays as a Pininfarina coupe :-)

Best
Pete
by PSk
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Re: Daytona exhaust

I think a lot of us are envious, but I also imagine that after time even these lovely old Ferraris sometimes become just cars that want to fight every effort to fix them :( I imagine that you have customers that are prepared to spend and do it right, more than the local car repair garage does ... bu...
by PSk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 2777

Daytona exhaust

Tom, Your heart must have sunk when that drain plug broke! ... BTW: I have to have a chuckle at Francois' gas weld. Very obvious that he really did work at Ferrari during that period as that weld really looks like the welds we see in pictures and typical for Ferrari. Wonderful, keeping this car so o...
by PSk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC/4 airbox/cleaner
Replies: 1
Views: 2023

365 GTC/4 airbox/cleaner

Tom, Have you ever thought of just leaving the air horns off? MY Alfa 71' 1750GTV has a large airbox but no air horns. Most in the Alfa community believe the factory airbox is at least as efficient as running air horns. But air horns minus the airbox do sound better, but with the 365 GTC/4 you would...
by PSk
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 14
Views: 7536

Re: Painting a V12 engine

Matt,

I'm surprised to read you painted Alfa 105 series aluminium parts as they were never painted by the factory. Alfa Romeo castings were not porous like Ferrari ones of the 60's.

I wonder what year Ferrari stopped painting their engines?
Pete
by PSk
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rusty GTE
Replies: 16
Views: 10602

Rusty GTE

Would it make sense to get the underneath soda blasted or something? Being an Alfisti I strongly believe rust never sleeps and grows so if I see it I get rid of it ...

I hope it can be saved.
Pete