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by DWR46
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!

John: Here are photos of both sides, taken from above. A 10mm (6mm threads) nut is welded to the chassis and the hose is attached using an aluminum strap. You can see the general area on the frame which is directly below the oil fill caps.
by DWR46
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!

John: I will try to get photos for you tomorrow.
by DWR46
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: 2 alloy tubes under the oil filler plug?!

John: Ferrari adopted this system on the 275 engines, using a plastic tube (instead of the steel pipes) that ended with a taper at the level of the bottom of the oil sump. This created a "road draft" system that used the air flow under the car to produce a vacuum in the tube to draw fumes out of the...
by DWR46
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Radiator cap .9 or 1.1?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Radiator cap .9 or 1.1?

Correct cap for your car is .9 bar (13 psi). The Italian caps are available from a number of sources.
by DWR46
Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Radiator cap .9 or 1.1?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Radiator cap .9 or 1.1?

Pierre: What model Ferrari do you have? Different models used different pressure caps.
by DWR46
Fri Jan 07, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions

Drew: If the engine will run on the choke circuit, then the carbs are getting fuel. Don't assume the carbs are OK. When something is wrong, always first go back to what you did last.
by DWR46
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions

Andrew: The car will fun fine on the electric pump, 3 psi is plenty of pressure for the Weber carburetors. I seriously doubt the cam that drives the pushrod is worn ( I have never seen one wear measurably). I will let Tom address your other questions.
by DWR46
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Don't forget, we are back to the boiling point of todays gasoline. These fuel systems were designed for fuels with a much higher boiling point.
by DWR46
Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: 62 250 GTE Fuel pump questions

Andrew: The electric pump is operating correctly.
by DWR46
Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Steve; There are no relays in GTC electric pump wiring from the factory. you either had a switch failure or lost power to the switch itself. Check the fuse and make sure it is not corroded.
by DWR46
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

Steve: Good to see you back on the forum and hope your health is good. Opinions are like armpits, everybody's got them. So here are a few observations: 1. We have had ethanol (E10) fuels in everything from Duesenbergs to the newest cars for over 25 years now with ZERO problems. The cars always start...
by DWR46
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1967 330 GTC - Clutch helper spring
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: 1967 330 GTC - Clutch helper spring

Sold my GTC years ago, but looks plausible. The hole should provide a reasonably straight "pull" for the spring as the pedal is pushed in. The spring acts as an over-center assist.
by DWR46
Sun Nov 07, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1967 330 GTC - Clutch helper spring
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: 1967 330 GTC - Clutch helper spring

There is a horizontal hole in the dash panel above the pedals where the "adjuster #34,35 goes through the panel. Look for the "adjuster", it might still be there. All the cars had them. Lots have broken the springs by now. A real PITA to install, takes lots of pressure to stretch the spring.
by DWR46
Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How do you determine steering box oil level?
Replies: 9
Views: 5729

Re: How do you determine steering box oil level?

John: Another person just asked the same question on Ferrari Chat. If the seals are not leaking too much, 140 wt is fine. I have used 250 wt also and it will work without any problems. I would not recommend 85/140, as it will seep out much easier. Generally, if you can see oil is covering all the in...
by DWR46
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 6 carb setup vs 3 carb setup
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: 6 carb setup vs 3 carb setup

Tom: I have never known a correctly tuned "factory built" six carb car to be either hard starting or to foul spark plugs. Without a doubt, many later private conversions are not set up correctly and can have problems.