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by Stephanm
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Heel Pads for 330 GTC
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Re: Heel Pads for 330 GTC

I bought a bunch for a few cars that aren't ready for upholstery that I'd sell you but first I have to see if my supplier any more. It is a fine basket weave pattern without any boarder and is simply top stitched right to the mats.
Let me know if this is what you want.
by Stephanm
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fispa fuel pump...
Replies: 48
Views: 20119

Re: Fispa fuel pump...

Tom and all, I have made a little test stand with pressure gauge and have had success making all kinds of configurations work from the original check valves to the goofy looking aluminum disc check valves. I let fuel sit in them overnight to make sure the material holds up and test them over and ove...
by Stephanm
Sun May 24, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: steering wheels U-Joints/needle bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: steering wheels U-Joints/needle bearings

I have some spares. email me your mailing address at rpm@rpmvt.com if you still need them
Steve
by Stephanm
Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ice Storm
Replies: 18
Views: 4516

Re: Ice Storm

Glad to hear that you and your family are OK Tom I know what Tom is talking about with the sound of trees breaking. We had a ice storm that put an ice coating of about 1-2 inches on every tree branch and when a large limb couldn't take the weight anymore it popped like a huge cannon! THese were not ...
by Stephanm
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Article on rebuilding a 330 GT engine
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

What I want to say is that other than the beautiful and advanced design of the engine there is nothing that makes rebuilding it unique to other engines. Your average hot rod shop Chevy V-8 man could overhaul one with no dramas. Like any engine there are some things to look out for such as where to g...
by Stephanm
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Article on rebuilding a 330 GT engine
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

Why is everyone so interested in overhauling engines? This is the easiest part of restoring a Ferrari. You want a difficult job, rebuild your window regulators or try to get all of the interior trim pieces to look good once they get re-upholstered. A Ferrari engine is like any other engine, piston c...
by Stephanm
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: VINTAGE RALLIES or Similar Experiences
Replies: 5
Views: 2117

My shop provides the mechanical support on the rallies so I get to see the event from a different perspective than the participant. From what I gather, there are a number of like-minded, passionate business men and car guys having a blast. You will no doubt enjoy the participants and link up with so...
by Stephanm
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona seats: need source for black plastic strips
Replies: 11
Views: 6943

There are a few different styles of "inserts" for daytona style seats. Some have vent holes with little screens, some inserts are textured with tiny cross-hatching and various other minute differences. Re-originals sells a seat cover that is labeled as having been made from the original dyes but I h...
by Stephanm
Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Aircraft engines
Replies: 22
Views: 7644

Aircraft engines

Tom, Great post on the aircraft engines at the Museum. What I cannot fathom is how much they must have cost to build when you consider the design and testing costs. It is not as though they made over a million as Toyota has with there much less complex22R engine! The stress and longevity testing alo...
by Stephanm
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 GTE 2675 on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 3641

Oil vapor hoses look like a way to hide major blow-by.
by Stephanm
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A Free Afternoon
Replies: 14
Views: 4223

I think 500lbs should be added to each of those figures. A Daytona and C/4 weigh nearly 4000 lbs. Ferraris are absolutely not light cars!!
by Stephanm
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Acorn Nuts for 250's
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

I did not think that they were Nickel. I am quite sure that the repro's are zinc, just a very silvery finish while silver cad has more of a marbelized green/yellow in it. THanks Chris for helping with this. Whenever I have seen a industrial dull nickel flash that it is a very even platinum/dull look...
by Stephanm
Sat Nov 10, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Acorn Nuts for 250's
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

Acorn Nuts for 250's

Can anyone shed some light on a very boring subject? I am pretty sure that 330/365 and later had zinc plated acorn nuts for the cam covers and the intake manifolds but what about the 250's? Were they plated in Silver cad or in Nickel? I assumed they were done in silv cad but I have a very original G...
by Stephanm
Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Inferior Parts
Replies: 21
Views: 6885

There is a way to test the water pump spring. I bought a new problematic seal and pressure tested the pump by using a standard cooling system pressure tester. I plugged the inlet and pressurized the outlet. An original spring held 40-50 psi and the new spring held 15PSI!!! I now do some mods to the ...
by Stephanm
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Inferior Parts
Replies: 21
Views: 6885

I am not interested in naming names because I know that the different suppliers are struggling to provide good products and I cannot continue business without them. What is irritating is when you buy 12 piston/ring/clip/pin sets that are supposed to be matched and get a few defective oil rings or ri...