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by Deane
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brass related parts - how to restore them
Replies: 7
Views: 1619

Re: Brass related parts - how to restore them

For an original look, don't polish the brass up too brightly. You can add a natural patina to a previously polished part by boiling it for a few minutes in water with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
by Deane
Fri May 22, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTS Misbehaving Voltage Regulator?
Replies: 13
Views: 2728

Re: 330 GTS Misbehaving Voltage Regulator?

Worst case, have one machined from a piece of Delrin. That's where mine came from.
by Deane
Fri May 15, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: CLAMPS
Replies: 9
Views: 3468

Re: CLAMPS

One easy way to get nice black clamps is to order a bag of (white) zinc ones from Mcmaster-Carr, then use a black conversion solution on them. Since the zinc plating is of good quality, the black conversion coat also holds up well underhood, at least several years on my car.
by Deane
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Battery
Replies: 36
Views: 12133

Re: Battery

Also worthy of note, every one of those old engine bay photos showed rounded battery cable ends (terminal clamps), like the ones Mike Dunn reproduces at madenterprise. I never managed to get a definitive square-vs-round consensus while I owned my 330GTS. I wound up changing the ground cable to the r...
by Deane
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Top Gear Daytona
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Re: Top Gear Daytona

I think that show alone convinced me I will need another V12.
by Deane
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Crackle Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 3993

Re: Crackle Experience

Heat lamps work well too if you don't want paint fumes in your oven. It doesn't take a lot of heat to get a good wrinkle. Experiment on some metal scraps to get the wrinkle you want. Worst case, paint stripper takes it off easily so you can try again.
by Deane
Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: PAINT
Replies: 14
Views: 3856

Re: PAINT

Ribot was a racehorse, many had a second life as a vintage Ferrari color:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribot_(horse)
by Deane
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug Wires with MSD
Replies: 9
Views: 3960

Packard 440 is definitely solid metal core, non-resistance type.
by Deane
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How not to Restore A 250 GTE
Replies: 17
Views: 4764

After a decade of ownership, I recently sold it through Fantasy Junction. It went very quickly. The new owner has many other blue-chip Ferraris (no pun intended).
by Deane
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How not to Restore A 250 GTE
Replies: 17
Views: 4764

Those 250 bodies have to go somewhere when the frames are slipped away for a "recreation".

Without the hood scoop, and ignoring the loss of another vintage Ferrari, I'd say a slammed GTE looks pretty cool.
by Deane
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Filling with Gas
Replies: 10
Views: 3041

My old 330GTS managed a solid 12mpg on its way down to Monterey and back a few years ago. Had a great time watching the sun rise over the mountains, while sending a tankful of hydrocarbons on to their greater reward.

The tank filled OK though without hiccups or splashes.
by Deane
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Carb issues at speed
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Let me know if you can hear the radio at all when the car is running. I asked my resto shop about it while the car was being rebuilt, and they all just laughed. They were right.
by Deane
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Spark plugs differ by bank?
Replies: 30
Views: 6315

John,

Could your heads have warped and then been milled flat in the past? It would tale a lot of milling but is a possible explanation.

Deane
by Deane
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning Borranis
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

You can always pull the wheels off the car and ask you wife to help you. It worked for me, exactly once anyway.
by Deane
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning Borranis
Replies: 15
Views: 4190

I'm not sure but I think a toothbrush will dull a highly polished Borrani. Or at least a toothbrush loaded with wheel dust will.

Hate to get my wheels wet too, don't want to invite rust.