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by gsjohnson
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Selling
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

Re: Selling

Sorry to hear that you are selling all of your F-Cars. What a shame. I am in the new car dealership business and we are extremely depressed economically right now. As a result, I'm giving serious consideration to selling my 2001 Carrera and my 1972 R Code Mustang.
by gsjohnson
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Common Oil Leaks?
Replies: 25
Views: 4768

Re: Common Oil Leaks?

I have a few oil leaks as well. I've been cleaning them off and watching how bad they leak, as well as logging exactly where they are coming from. My worst one is from the mechanical fuel pump, which I will probably get into next. It is really something that I will plot along with and attack as they...
by gsjohnson
Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: French & Italian Car Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

Re: French & Italian Car Show

Wow...That's very cool Rudy. Your Mom looks like she enjoys herself.
I guess we missed each other at the show.
by gsjohnson
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help! Should the seller fix these things?
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: Help! Should the seller fix these things?

I just don't think there's an easy way with any of these old cars. Case in point: A year ago I paid "an expert" (who ran a competing shop and is an NCRS judge) to look over a '66 BB A/C Corvette coupe. He missed the fact that the car's AC didn't work (selling dealer said it worked great), that it h...
by gsjohnson
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: French & Italian Car Show
Replies: 9
Views: 2259

French & Italian Car Show

I finally made plans to drive my car since the MSD ignition upgrade. If you remember, I couldn't drive it and could only start the engine because my Borranis were not back from the polisher yet. I finally got the wheels back on Friday and decided I would go to the annual Woodley Park French and Ital...
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

Thanks for the link Kerry. A job that appears fairly easy, of course, is way more involved than what it appears...awww...Vintage Ferraris.
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

I am sworn to secrecy and I wouldn't want 007 to exterminate my friends.
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

GS, I work in Woodland Hills so I could always drop by if you run into problems. I went through my mechanical pump before. Straight forward enough. Rudy van Daalen Wetters 1963 GTE s/n 4001 1966 330 GT s/n 8705 Wow, I didn't realize that you were local to me. And of course you are welcome to come b...
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

GS, Have you had a chance to go through the fuel pumps yet? I just purchased new gaskets for both mine that better withstand the ethanol content of the modern fuels. Rudy van Daalen Wetters 1963 GTE s/n 4001 1966 330 GT s/n 8705 Hi Rudy-I have not gone thru either fuel pump, but it looks like I'll ...
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

Okay, I got her finished. I set the timing today on both distributors and she started up with ease. Something that I have never experienced before. I couldn't drive her because I won't get my two front Borranis back from the polisher until tomorrow. Thus the reason why I couldn't push her in 4th gea...
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Who's car is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 2428

Yea, this car has been on ebay a few times. Wanted all the money and then some with a salvage title. I never looked at the car because the price was never in the ball park.
by gsjohnson
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lusso rear shock rebuild
Replies: 20
Views: 3633

Looks good! What was you cost in labor? Did you have the special spaner wrench to take them apart?
by gsjohnson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Crank Balancer Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Hi GS, I forget exactly what size it is, but you'll probably have to modify the socket because it needs a thin wall to fit down inside the crank pulley. If this question is to get the engine set to PM 1/6 on your flywheel, you can do this by bumping the starter. Get a remote starter switch and hook...
by gsjohnson
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

I used Rustoleum #7765 Regal Red that was recommended to me. I was also told that Duplicolor DS-FM150 Ford Dark Red was also a good match. Kerry's info is very good as well.
by gsjohnson
Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 11585

Here's a pic from today with MSDs installed and wired (Wires hidden). The distributors are installed now along with the new Pertronix plug wires. I'll work on setting the timing tomorrow and fire her up.
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