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by John Vardanian
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: GTC horns

Steve, the trumpets need to be tuned with the car's battery power, with both trumpets connected to the compressor. Loosen the collar nut of one of the trumpets and screw it in till it gently bottoms out. Then, with the compressor running, unscrew it until you achieve the loudest/clearest tone. Then ...
by John Vardanian
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

That's pretty, but I rather like Larry Hernandez's color.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: light knob removal
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: light knob removal

Martin, have you tried unscrewing the knob? There should be a threaded brass insert inside the plastic knob.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Motor Mounts help
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: GTE Motor Mounts help

Tom, am I reading your note wrong, or did you mean to say that the spacers go to the front mounts? You did say the motor needs to be a little nose up, correct?

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Spare parts catalogue
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: Spare parts catalogue

Hi Tom W, I couldn't spot that parts manual on your site. is this it? Thanks.
http://www.250gte.com/maintenance/

john
by John Vardanian
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTS Judging details
Replies: 6
Views: 700

Re: GTS Judging details

On the subject of the ZF steering box, I believe the whole box was shot with black paint after assembly and testing at ZF and Ferrari bolted them right on just like that. So, no one would know the finish on the filler plug or the hardware on an original box because they would be covered in black pai...
by John Vardanian
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Re: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)

The first time I tackled these band type clamps I thought to myself they looked too goofy to work. I was surprised to learn how firm their grip was and how well they sealed.

john
by John Vardanian
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: different type of grease nipples on the prop shaft?

If you look at the original factory diagrams you'll see the Zerc fittings (not buttons) on the you joints.

john
by John Vardanian
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 GTE front suspension - rubber missing or is this normal?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: 250 GTE front suspension - rubber missing or is this normal?

You can also get them from the domestic parts suppliers. These are very hard to press in but you can use the springs' might to your advantage. Try weighing the front of the car until you have enough space to guide the pieces in and aligned with the holes. Then slowly take the load of the suspension ...
by John Vardanian
Tue May 29, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A ridiculous detail...
Replies: 11
Views: 1305

Re: A ridiculous detail...

That's pretty cool Tom.

john
by John Vardanian
Fri May 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: TY Monterey Party
Replies: 0
Views: 620

TY Monterey Party

Tom, too bad about Quail. Like anything else around there, everyone wants to make the most bucks they can, but I'd be willing to bet that the pool patio will be unoccupied that Thursday evening. The heck with them, let's do like we used and just meet up in the motel breakfast room. The gathering is ...
by John Vardanian
Tue May 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Timing Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Timing Light

Steve, you might try it at full advance to see if it will still work. I Googled my issue. It took me to a Corvette forum where two people had the same problem with the same brand/model of light. So, there must be something with these lights. I called the manufacturer the next day and they told me to...
by John Vardanian
Wed May 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Timing Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1569

Re: Timing Light

I broke down and got a new digital light, even though my 1960's light was serving me just fine. I hooked it up today with high hopes and everything seem to be working fine until I went for the high RPM set. When the revs went above about 3800 the light turn off and stay off until I dropped the revs....
by John Vardanian
Wed May 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 Series 1 brake light switch
Replies: 14
Views: 2683

Re: 330 Series 1 brake light switch

GTO has a nearly perfect replica of the original switch. The only difference is theirs has spade terminals, as opposed to the original bullet. Before getting the GTO part, I did something similar to Tom's trick and it worked well for many years. I cannibalized the original (non-working) switch and f...
by John Vardanian
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 121557

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

AD, to see if your rotors/caps work as they should, you can remove the plug boots and gap them to ground, then spin the motor with the starter and see if the boots spark according to the firing order.

john