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by DWR46
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 243
Views: 90249

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: 432

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: 432

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: 432

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: 760

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: 2061

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: 524

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.
by DWR46
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT plastic shift lever extension
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: 330GT plastic shift lever extension

The early version of the shift lever bushings were translucent (that turned yellow with age) and the more current, stronger versions are dark gray.
by DWR46
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

All of today's fuels will more easily boil than those of 50 years ago. I don't think the line from the tank to the filter is the main culprit in this problem. It remains cool all the time. It is most likely the lines that run along the chassis near the exhaust are the cause as well as the lines with...
by DWR46
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1276

Re: SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan

Tom: Yes, it is the cast three blade fan. My 330 GT had the single pusher electric and it had the cast blade. Just be sure the fan turns the correct direction. I wondered why that car tended to run warm, and got down in front of the grille one day with the fan running to be hit in the face with a bl...
by DWR46
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1515

Re: Glass Polishing

For wiper scratches on an Alfa Montreal, I bought a kit from Eastwood I think. It was about $60. It did help to remove the worst of the scratches. However, be very careful, as if you get too aggressive, you will effect the smoothness of the glass and cause warped images. The process is kind of messy...
by DWR46
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How do you drive your 250 during break-in ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: How do you drive your 250 during break-in ?

Both 250GT and Tom are correct. NO synthetic oil during break-in period. In fact, we do NOT use synthetics in the motors of any of our vintage Ferrari's, both street and race cars.
by DWR46
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evans waterless coolant
Replies: 4
Views: 1222

Re: Evans waterless coolant

I am not interested in getting in an argument with anybody over this issue, but here are two facts: 1. NOTHING cools engines better than 100% water. Even a 50/50 mix of antifreeze will not transfer heat better than straight water. So for the most efficient cooling of the motor, use straight water. C...
by DWR46
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How do you drive your 250 during break-in ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: How do you drive your 250 during break-in ?

When built by the factory, the engines were run on the dyno for a number of hours at varying rpm and loads. The Owners Manual recommends to stay under 4,000 rpm for the first 1,000 Kms, and under 5,000 rpm for the next 2,000 kms. I have never heard an automotive engineer favor hard usage to break-in...
by DWR46
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Motor Mounts help
Replies: 8
Views: 1863

Re: GTE Motor Mounts help

Timo picked up on the part of my post that I should have expanded. First, you need to have the chassis ride heights at the appropriate levels.