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by tim
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 12
Views: 256

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: 3274

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: 3274

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: 3274

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...
by tim
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 3274

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... I tried the Bosch resistor terminals and the car never ran well. I changed to some Rajah Hotrod terminals and problem over. The Bosch Blue coils are the smaller diameter than the Marelli ones by about 1/8 inch (you metric guys can figure that out for yourselves). I have searched for a g...
by tim
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 122675

Re: Horn Detailing

Greetings... Try screwing the trumpet in or out while running the compressor. They seem to be sensitive about location.

Tim
by tim
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 463
Views: 203512

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Greetings... For a conventional ignition, check the resistance across the oils and ballot resistors. It should measure about 3 ohms. If you disconnect the resistor (the square burgundy thingy) from the coil both should measure about 1.5 ohms. Lower resistance will allow more current flow which will ...
by tim
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?

Greetings... When I first talked to him several years ago, he got my name from a club roster.
by tim
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?
Replies: 16
Views: 8863

Re: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?

Guess who just called. HIs number is now blocked.
by tim
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives

Greetings... These are available from your local British parts dealer. They fit Triumph TR3 and TR4. Will need a bit of modification.

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by tim
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Greetings.... And if I submitted my car for judging I would wind up owing points.

Tim
by tim
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 3464

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Greetings... Jimmy, if only that were true. A friend had a very nice 275GTB. All work done by very knowledgeable and respected shops. His goal was to get the car to platinum (and then drive it till it was tin). He has done just what you suggest, take the scoring sheet and had the "offenses" correcte...
by tim
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake problem in my GTC
Replies: 14
Views: 4446

Re: Brake problem in my GTC

Greetings... I had exactly the same problem on my 330GT with the Bonaldi master cylinder. I consulted a local brake expert, been in the business forever, and without hesitation he told me what the problem was and what the fix was. The master cylinder wasn't returning far enough to open the transfer ...
by tim
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is this heater control valve original?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Greetings... It does look different from mine. The arm and the fitting on the end of the cable are different and on mine, the hoses come off parallel to each other. Basic design looks very similar though

Tim
by tim
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is this heater control valve original?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Greetings... What I see is not a thermostat but a heater control valve. Not sure if that is correct for your GTE but it is what is used on the 330GT.

Tim