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by DWR46
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?
Replies: 16
Views: 4686

Re: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?

It is a different world out there today. My advice is to NEVER acknowledge you own a Ferrari to somebody who you do not know over the phone. I just tell the caller, they have the wrong person. I tell them I own a Toyota, and am not sure I have ever seen a Ferrari. Better to be safe than sorry.
by DWR46
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

Tom: The problem with the GTC clutch is the outlet line from the master goes up and then down in the shape of a "U". This allows air to be trapped at the top of the curve and fluid will just flow underneath the air and not move it. Reverse bleeding from the slave will usually push the air back to th...
by DWR46
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

I have answered your questions on Ferrari Chat.
by DWR46
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FRAM oil filter - worst in quality test
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: FRAM oil filter - worst in quality test

Jim: I was afraid when I made my post that it would open a can of worms. However, it is open now, so here goes. 1. I suspect dealers install the UFI filter because that is what Ferrari supplies to them for all the late 330 and later cars up through 308/328, BBi and Mondials. UFI #23.162.02 is the pa...
by DWR46
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FRAM oil filter - worst in quality test
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: FRAM oil filter - worst in quality test

Martin: I know all about the various tests that show Fram filters to be poor quality, and I have stopped using them on most cars. HOWEVER, the Fram PH2815 is the ONLY filter that has the specific specs needed for the full flow unit on the 250, 275 and 330 motors that use the two filters. The PH 2815...
by DWR46
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

John's reply is good. However, you should EXPECT to have the point gap (dwell) change as you move the point plate. In theory it should not happen, but in reality it almost always does. So you find yourself chasing both phasing and dwell as you set up the distributors. That is why a Distributor machi...
by DWR46
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber 40 DFI question
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Weber 40 DFI question

Tom: With today's fuels, it is common to need one size larger Idle Jets. That will probably cure your symptoms.
by DWR46
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber 40 DFI question
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Weber 40 DFI question

Tom: Yes there is an adjustment. If you look at the accelerator pump diaphragm cover, you will see TWO holes where the pump arm pivots. By moving the pin that holds the arm in the cover from hole to hole, you can change the total volume of pump supply. Carefully observe the arm "stroke" with the pin...
by DWR46
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC Campanolo Wheels - trim rings
Replies: 1
Views: 353

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 1529

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: 14
Views: 1262

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...