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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: 294

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: 259

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: 243

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: 582

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: 201

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: 1100

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: 1100

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: 2002

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: 115004

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
by John Vardanian
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Daytona Bell Housing

A while back, I broke an exhaust manifold stud. I hired a traveling expert that came to the house and removed it. It took a bit of doing as I remember.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Keys for Locks
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: Keys for Locks

Glove box too
by John Vardanian
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Special Wrenches
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Special Wrenches

Was there ever?
by John Vardanian
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Special Wrenches
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Special Wrenches

Gents, I didn't know that there were supposed to be "tall" nuts back there, since the studs are just long enough for a standard nuts. The bolts are special, yes, they have a round skirt under the heads.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Special Wrenches
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Special Wrenches

Yes, it's only two on each distributor that are a pain to deal with, the rest come right off with a extension ratchet. I'll make some deeper nuts as suggested. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Special Wrenches
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Special Wrenches

Tom and all, as you know, each distributor is held to the cylinder head with six bolts/nuts. Two of the six are a royal PITA to deal with. I have bought so many tools that looked like they might work and I have destroyed so many perfectly good tools, just to have something that will let me take off ...

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