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by DWR46
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC Campanolo Wheels - trim rings
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: GTC Campanolo Wheels - trim rings

Ed: I have four freshly replated and never installed on a car. I no longer need them. If you don't have my email or phone number, PM me.
Dyke
by DWR46
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Tom: Your comments are well thought out and you make valid points. My concerns about the judging, both in the past and today, is the remarkable inability of some judges to admit they are wrong even when confronted by factory photos and records. I agree judging is a thankless task made worse by lack ...
by DWR46
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Ed: Please don't take this post as a condemnation of what you are doing. I believe your approach for your client, who wants to show the car, is normal for today's Ferrari World. However, 330 wheels were never clear coated when new. Making a color and finish to be "what the judges like" is just so wr...
by DWR46
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Ed: The point of my post was these wheel colors change significantly with age. The effects of years of sunlight, brake dust and the base magnesium causes the original color to change tint and appearance. With today's technology, matching the color as it now appears is easy, but actually duplicating ...
by DWR46
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Ed: I doubt they are the same. We matched a five year old spare wheel. I have no idea the age of the wheel Kerry matched.
by DWR46
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 450

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Ed: They were the same color. In 1972 we matched the color to 1960 Chrysler Silver (Chrysler only had one silver in 1960).
by DWR46
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake problem in my GTC
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: Brake problem in my GTC

ALL brake fluids (including silicone) today have "seal swellers" in them. Silicone gets a "bad rap", when almost always the actual problem is due to some other issue. Silicone is not as "slippery" as regular fluid and is somewhat "thicker" and that can (rarely) cause a problem with seals not letting...
by DWR46
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”

As I told Tom in Monterey, it is an air/oil separator. It "swirls" the air out of the oil before the oil passes to the engine. You don't want to lubricate the main and rod bearings with "air".
by DWR46
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 243
Views: 94508

Re: Horn Detailing

John: I have never seen any lettering on the red horn hose.
by DWR46
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Fuel Tank

Brian and I just went through this on a Type 51 Bugatti. What a mess.
by DWR46
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Fuel Tank

John: It is still a coating. Talk with Brian Madden at Phil Reilly's If you want to hear more horror stories.
by DWR46
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Fuel Tank

John: DON'T DO IT!!!! Unless you have major seepage that cannot be repaired any other way, do not put a liner in the fuel tank. I have personally experienced way too many failed liners (from various reputable sources). I have seen engines severely damaged internally from liners sucked through the fu...
by DWR46
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Removing cam covers
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Removing cam covers

Steve: I really think the best approach to removing the cam covers is to follow the one major rule I have used successfully for almost 50 years of working on Ferrari's. "Never force it, just get a bigger hammer".
by DWR46
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2520

Re: Tell me about the old days!

OK, since I am apparently an OLD Ferrari person, I will try to answer Tom’s question. I went back and looked at past issues of the Prancing Horse from 1972, when we first started attending Club events. Amazingly, I remembered almost all the names at the events. From this list, I would say that the r...
by DWR46
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 40 DFI carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 580

Re: 40 DFI carbs

On DFI carburetors, the chokes (venturis) are not removable, they are cast into the carb body. The DFI2 has 28 mm chokes and the DFI5 has 32mm chokes. One is for 330's and one is for 365"s.