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by Koll
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ferraris were meant to be...?
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Ferraris were meant to be...?

I just drove my "old car" to work today in the rain. The inspiration was Irv Gordon (of the 2.7 million mils 1966 Volvo P1800 fame). Did a little more research for him and not only does he drive the wheels off that thing, it is not a garage car. He parks it outside and drives it in the snow. All the...
by Koll
Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Yeah Tom!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 8309

Re: Yeah Tom!!!!!

This is SO AWESOME. I always wondered how it was like watching your America from "entry one". Now, I'll know. A suggestion: Bandwidths have increased a lot since you first started this site. One or two sizes up in picture size? Your videos are a win and production quality is very good. Have a blast,...
by Koll
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 109678

Re: Horn Detailing

I gotta hand it to you guys! I'm in awe of the thought and care you're all paying to horns . Not owning a piece of history, it must add another dimension and complexity to restoring a car. Too many people are lazy and "go modern" to fix a piece, component or assembly. Oftentimes not doing as good of...
by Koll
Fri May 23, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gas Price
Replies: 25
Views: 7542

Gordon Brown today blamed OPEC for restricting supply. But this is not the case. Supply is meeting demand. America and Europe are using less, developing countries are using more, but there is no shortage. Your situation is outrageous. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Britian (& Norway) a net expo...
by Koll
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Optima battery failed after 4 months!
Replies: 14
Views: 4621

Add me to the list of ex-Optima customers. My Supra had one. Not exactly a hard car to start. Failed in 18 months. For some reason, I know way more about batteries than I should. I have some general rules about batteries and cables. Bigger is almost always better as they almost always deliver more C...
by Koll
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Old verses New
Replies: 45
Views: 14658

With all the information available with just a few clicks, there is no excuse for not knowing how something works. I'm Tom Y's age and like him, my dad could barely change a light bulb. I consider it a personal failing if I don't know something I think I should. I'm very embarassed to say I don't kn...
by Koll
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Alternator rebuild???
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Hey Dan,

Glad to see someone doing that kind of work. Did you by chance happen to document it with photos?
by Koll
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Art's smoking 330
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Coincidentally, I read this 23 page article a few days ago. All 20,000 words. The article never mentiones the lubricating properties engines needed back then (Back when you were lucky to get 100K out of an engine). It often referred to "other alternatives" to anti-knock methods with no backup. Also,...
by Koll
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: REAR Seatbelts
Replies: 24
Views: 7812

The Peugeot 505 that had metal bars that anchored both front seats to each other under the car. So it's an option car makers have used in the past. Some common-sense reinforcing sould suffice, I'd figure.
by Koll
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is the Customer always right?
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

I think this "keeping copious notes" thing is a good idea. But, it can lead to the standard disclaimer... "Advise for complete rebuild" on everything. With this brave new world comes some benefits of the "new age". Photo-documentaton. Sure, it's a PITA to document things with pictures and good notes...
by Koll
Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE
Replies: 18
Views: 6251

Art: That's nice to know. My suspicion is that one way for an owner to justify the bump in the "value" of a car is to subject it to an "overhaul". It's nice to know that properly built and maintained - these are stout engines. I'd rather see something like: " Like it or not, values are going up. Thi...
by Koll
Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE
Replies: 18
Views: 6251

Am I the only one wondering how many times it's had a complete engine overhaul in its 62.6K miles?! Let's say somebody owns a vintage Ferrari and drives it every weekend. Never using it as a grocery getter. Putting some 7-10K on it a year. Following factory service schedule, what can one expect a st...
by Koll
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: The Toyota 2000 GT in the diary photos
Replies: 6
Views: 2763

Cutting my teeth on Supras, I know a little about the car. Perhaps you could fill in the blanks. What the original motor the first of the M family of motors? Was the head or any part of the engine build by Yamaha? They had an active role in the head design of the 7M and I hear the 2J. Yamaha also bu...
by Koll
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Podcast
Replies: 7
Views: 2695

Listen while at computer. Have an iPAQ PDA that can handle them, but I'm just motivated enough to transfer them. With "PODCasts", I always stream and listen to them at once, never saving them. Broadband will do that to you. But, I usually don't listen to PODCasts. They're usually very boring. Writin...
by Koll
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: laser soldering
Replies: 9
Views: 3651

Have you considered the JB Weld option?