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by DWR46
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 5
Views: 219

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: 322

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: 458

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: 667

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: 525

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: 667

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: 812

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.
by DWR46
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Motor Mounts help
Replies: 8
Views: 812

Re: GTE Motor Mounts help

What is really important is that the motor slope slightly to the rear. The oil drain holes in the heads are to the rear, and require the motor to slope to the rear to help drain the oil from the heads. If the motor slopes to the front, the oil will puddle in the heads and then find it's way down the...
by DWR46
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC Campagnolo wheelpaint colour
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: 365 GTC Campagnolo wheelpaint colour

The Lucite lacquer results in a less shiny finish if you do not polish it to the last degree. The silver paints of that era were not highly metallic, so not so shiny.
by DWR46
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC Campagnolo wheelpaint colour
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: 365 GTC Campagnolo wheelpaint colour

I am the original source for the Chrysler paint. We matched an original spare wheel in 1972. I must be feeling helpful today, and went to the shop and found the 1972 can of paint. Chrysler only has ONE silver in that era. Sheffield Silver is Code Duco 3074. In Lucite it is 3074L, and in Dulux, it is...
by DWR46
Thu May 31, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

I should add to my first post, that I personally do not recall seeing "button" style fittings on U-joints.
by DWR46
Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

Martin: I do not believe that is necessarily a good assumption. The U-joints were sourced from an outside supplier and would not had to have the same style grease fitting.
by DWR46
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pinifirina Body Number
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Pinifirina Body Number

The number on the shelf above the brake booster is the PF Body Number.
by DWR46
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 3116

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

The Peugeot clutch system is TOTALLY different from the Chevrolet fluid clutch system.
by DWR46
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC front signal lights and rear reverse lines
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: 330 GTC front signal lights and rear reverse lines

Ed: The front lights have sockets for two filament bulbs, and the rears have sockets for single filament bulbs, so they are different units.