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by 8339
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2+2
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: 365 GT 2+2

Doing this for a living, I can tell you nothing is easy and nothing is straight forward. Even a simple oil change can turn into a nightmare. Hang in there take your time.


Richard
by 8339
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2+2
Replies: 10
Views: 3071

Re: 365 GT 2+2

Mark, I have had a few transmissions out of Queen moms in the past. -You are correct you need to move the differential backwards which means removing the half shafts. You can try and leave them in place but it will only frustrate you. Support the differential if you can or remove it completely, of c...
by 8339
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Stamping a Label
Replies: 22
Views: 6086

Re: Stamping a Label

I'm reluctantly jumping in here, but here goes. Check out the Superior Steel Stamp Company of Cleveland Ohio. This company may have made the original stamps for most of the car companies out there. I've seen a set of stamps for Alfas that are absolutely spot on, fonts, stars and all. If you can make...
by 8339
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 50th Birthday of 5629 330GT 2+2
Replies: 1
Views: 983

50th Birthday of 5629 330GT 2+2

March 6, 1964, this 330GT 2+2 5629 was delivered at Maranello, I hope the picture came through. I did celebrate David Wheeler's car today with a birthday cake on it's 50th birthday. This is also the 50th Anniversary for the 330GT 2+2 which will be celebrated at the May 3rd. Radcliffe Motorcar/Tomyan...
by 8339
Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Factory Recall GTC
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Factory Recall GTC

I am not a lawyer either, however I worked for two automobile manufacturers and have a lot experience with warranty, recalls and the like. As least I used to! Here's what you need to know: -In regards to the 330 GTC shock tower repair, no where does the letter state a recall. Luigi Chinetti Inc. is ...
by 8339
Tue May 21, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: restoration of seat recliner mechanism
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: restoration of seat recliner mechanism

I had 2 2600 Touring Spiders at my shop last year for various repairs and restoration, and I tried to dis-assemble the seat recliners to have outer sections re-chromed. The recliners have high tension flat wound "clock" springs. If I could have found a sacrificial recliner I may have attempted to te...
by 8339
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Valve Cover Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 4636

Re: Valve Cover Removal

Steve, I still use a gasket but use the Toyota FIPG as a sealant added to the gasket.
by 8339
Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Valve Cover Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 4636

Re: Valve Cover Removal

Just a suggestion I almost always use Toyota FIPG, Formed in place gasket. As a sealant used as a light coating on both surfaces it seals extremly well and does not "squish" from the gaskets like RTV silicone. FIPG is black and Subaru makes a similar product that's grey. Quick story, I helped a gent...
by 8339
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Need a 10 X 105 mm bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

Re: Need a 10 X 105 mm bolt

Try Maryland Metrics, they may not have it in stock but can probably find one for you. 410-358-3130, 800-638-1830, mdmetrics.com
by 8339
Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake Lubricant
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

Re: Brake Lubricant

John, my fault for reading your thread carefully. I still would not mix a silicone based lubricant with DOT 4, just my opinion of course. I've not had a problem with the PBR Rubber lube in past years.
by 8339
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake Lubricant
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

Re: Brake Lubricant

You cannot mix DOT-4 with silicone brake fluid, regardless of what manufacturers and "internet experts" say. Most replacement brake hydraulic seals use EPDM rubber products I believe, which are not compatable with silicone brake fluid as well. John you will probably have to dis-assemble all the brak...
by 8339
Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake Lubricant
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

Re: Brake Lubricant

Gentlemen, the product I use that I also gave to Tom is PBR Rubber Grease. As an assembly lube on hydraulic internals the grease performs vey well, will not interfere with brake fluids. You can purchase through Amazon or www.HRPworld.com, or some the racing parts outfits. Good Luck Richard Garre Rad...
by 8339
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 5887

Re: Oil Recommendations

Most if not all of the older Ferrari gearboxes use Porsche type synchros. The synchros rely on friction in order to function properly, most, not all, synthetic gear box fluids have additives that may be too "slippery" for synchro operation. I see this once every coupe of months, especially with Alfa...
by 8339
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Trunk seal glue
Replies: 4
Views: 1662

Re: Trunk seal glue

Hi Guys, I use Pre-sol all the time for removing glue, NAPA calls it surface cleaner, It's paint safe as well. Also 3m makes an adhesive remover that works well

Richard Garre
Radcliffe Motorcar Company
by 8339
Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anyone familiar with Picoscope?
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: Anyone familiar with Picoscope?

I've not heard of Picoscope but I've used Gunson's Colortune for almost 40 years. They are still available, most British parts houses carry them along with ebay. They replace the spark plug with with a spark plug looking unit with a small window and the elctrodes so you can see the combustion while ...