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by tim
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

Greetings.. I've just become aware of this situation with our favorite sparking plugs...


https://www.ngk-sparkplugs.jp/english/t ... index.html

Just more to worry about

Tim
by tim
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake Bleeding Trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Brake Bleeding Trouble

Greetings... I use a home made pressure bleeder bleeding first from reservoir through m/c to booster. Next, through the booster. Next out to the wheels. A couple of quarts of brake fluid and all is well. I am using Lockheed boosters rather than the original Bonaldi because at that time I couldn't fi...
by tim
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

I believe Ferrari recommended Champion N7Y. My chart show that as an equivalent to the BP6ES. You can add a "C" to the end and get one with a copper core like NGK. I think I have sufficient NGK's on the shelf to last me.

Tim
by tim
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 3586

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

Greetings.. I just had this exchange with NGK I have been using NGK BP6ES spark plugs for perhaps 50 years and I see they now have a different part number. The old system described the spark plug but the news just a number. Pity. I also see the new number is discontinued and the suggestion is a resi...
by tim
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Greetings... My car is a bit earlier, 5769, and that is the same design as mine. Go drive your car...

Tim
by tim
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

On my early 330 GT the electric pump supplies a second filter/regulator on the firewall.

Tim
by tim
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: FACET FUEL PUMP 476087

Greetings... Somewhere in the back of my head, over on the left side I think, is a recollection that Ferrari went to Bendix pumps either in the late 330's or the 365. Bendix is now Facet and that round pump is essentially what was used then. I believe Parker had a sticker for the Bendix pump. I woul...
by tim
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: test
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: test

Greetings.. The picture of the orange Buick came through loud and clear

Tim
by tim
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

G'day (been in contact with the Aussies) The horror stories are true. Asbestos seems to be the main concern. Even if you have paperwork from a reputable shop (you are reputable , aren't you) they may decide to remove a brake shoe, punch a hole in the lining and test it. If it passes, you get the sho...
by tim
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 1488

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

Greetings.. I've sent a request for info to some friends down under who are vintage sports car (Morgans) guys. We'll se what they know.

Tim
by tim
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Headlight re-silvering service - 330 GT Series 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Headlight re-silvering service - 330 GT Series 1

I've not dealt with them but have heard good things. I was going to have mine redone but I found a pair of NOS

http://www.stevesautorestorations.com/s ... silvering/
by tim
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 23
Views: 4999

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

Greetings... The sender in my 330GT looks like the one pictured. The brass float on mine had leaked and I sourced a replacement from an Alfa
by tim
Sat May 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 8347

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... OK Tom, maybe I was a little overly sarcastic but you know the originality police are out there. As I've said before, my least favorite word when dealing with my cars, be it Ferrari, Morgan, or Turner, is "Correct". I agree with you about things that may improve performance or reliabili...
by tim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 8347

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... I see you decided to stay with the Marelli coils. Any particular reason? Also, the white GTE Tom has been working on has Bosch blue coils. Oh the shame. The value of the car has been cut in half. This car should never be allowed on the show field. How could someone commit such a travest...
by tim
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 8347

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... Should be about 1.5 ohms and the resistor should be about 1.5 ohms as well. The Bosch Blue coil is about 3 ohms which is why you don't use and external resistor. The Kettering ignition system, which is what our cars have, like about 3 ohms resistance. This keeps the coils from overheati...