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by DWR46
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Driving the wheels off, really!
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Driving the wheels off, really!

Jim: I warned you about my memory. So you made me put on my coat and trudge through the cold out to the shop to look at wheels. I checked two sets of Compagnolos, a sunburst set and a square-hole set. Both sets use washers, but not what we normally refer to as "Lock Washers", but "Serrated" washers ...
by DWR46
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Driving the wheels off, really!
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Driving the wheels off, really!

Jim: When the wheels are produced, the threaded ends of the bolts are deformed after they are tightened, to prevent them coming loose. Somebody has removed the nuts and possibly replaced the bolts and nuts. From the factory, they usually do not use lock washers (my memory and we all know how good th...
by DWR46
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Electrical Board - Ignition problems
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Electrical Board - Ignition problems

Kristian: Item C. When you remove the wires from this connector, you should find two large metal "staples" that act to transfer current from one connection to another. These "staples" corrode and cause all kinds of problems with the electrics, as most of the power for the car passes through this con...
by DWR46
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: 250 water pump

Tom: We have done quite a few of the Daytona style conversions and we NEVER release the chain tension. As long as when you remove the center seal holder, you make sure the shaft is pushed back into the chaincase, the shaft will stay in place secured by the rear bearing.
by DWR46
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 4383

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

Jim: At least you can type. I took a typing class in summer school between my junior and senior year. This was the same summer I got my first Alfa. To this day, I have never been able to understand why I have NO typing skills.
by DWR46
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 4383

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

Jim: "8" is way too cold for a street engine. The BP6ES is the BEST plug for street motors.
by DWR46
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Yves: We were happy to help. Enjoy driving your Ferrari in good health.
by DWR46
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Tim: you are right, I have seen a few 330 GT's with twin filters, thanks for reminding me. However, I have always wondered if this was a factory installation or was is done by a later owner to try to do a better job of filtering the fuel.
by DWR46
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Tim: you are right, I have seen a few 330 GT's with twin filters, thanks for reminding me. However, I have always wondered if this was a factory installation or was is done by a later owner to try to do a better job of filtering the fuel.
by DWR46
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Chris: On a 330 GT, the electric pump does NOT flow through the pressure regulator in the glass bowl filter. The electric pump passes fuel directly to the rear inlet in the carb fuel log. Yves: If you intend to use the electric pump for starting and occasional extra fuel during hot weather or during...
by DWR46
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Enlarging Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Enlarging Valves

Bob: Make sure the larger valves will not hit the pistons. You may have to machine larger diameter valve pockets in the top of the pistons.
by DWR46
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Enlarging Valves
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Enlarging Valves

Bob: No reason not to do this. You are spending the money anyway, free horsepower. However, do not expect large gains, maybe 5-7 bhp.
by DWR46
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Green Berlinetta Boxer
Replies: 7
Views: 1382

Re: Green Berlinetta Boxer

John: You know how tall I am, and I have no trouble in my 365 BB.
by DWR46
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Details wanted for early GTE coils with round resistors
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Details wanted for early GTE coils with round resistors

Ed: The MM series of cars used (for the most part) the Marelli B7 coil. These did not use external resistors.
by DWR46
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Details wanted for early GTE coils with round resistors
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Re: Details wanted for early GTE coils with round resistors

Ed: It is all "tootsie roll" coils up into the GTE's. If you have seen photos of Ellenas and PF Coupes with the "square" resistors, you are not looking at photos of original cars.