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by John Vardanian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 254
Views: 104245

Re: Horn Detailing

I found those screws in Amazon in stainless steel. IF you go back a few pages on this thread you will see. To tune the trumpets, turn them in till they gently contact the reeds. Then power up the compressor and unscrew the two trumpets out simultaneously until you get the best/loudest sound. Then lo...
by John Vardanian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 254
Views: 104245

Re: Horn Detailing

Unless there is oily contamination, there should be nothing other than carbon dust inside the fields. High pressure air should be enough to clean things. If it's caked contamination, I would Google the remedy... but rinsing things with mineral spirits shouldn't hurt. If you end up wetting it make su...
by John Vardanian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives

Greg Jones from FL sells really nice reproductions.

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Source for trunk lock
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Source for trunk lock

Tom, if you can't find a replacement the surrounding piece can be bored out slightly on a milling deck. You can then re-chrome it or just leave it.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Source for trunk lock
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Source for trunk lock

Tom, is it really that far gone? I remember I had a hard time finding a locksmith in town that was willing to take my driver door and trunk buttons apart, so I could ship them off for plating. When I did find a guy that was willing to do it, I stood there and watched him take it apart and wondered w...
by John Vardanian
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT
Replies: 14
Views: 3920

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

Nice color and good you kept to the original color.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Tom (in So Cal), the Ferrari manual I have from the 1970's (by Rousch and Apen) does tell you how to synchronize the points on the car. I can email you copies of those pages if you send me a PM. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

No compromises here, I got my own Sun 540. But I don't think our friend who asked for help does. Browbeating is something you get on Ferrari Chat when you as much as drop a hint about doing something on your car yourself.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Dyke, you are right, there is no real substitute for a Sun distributor machine when it comes these distributors. If you don't have a Sun but have all the time in the world, the cardboard ring trick is not so bad.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1167

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

I have seen it done this way. This is essentially a homemade Sun machine: 1. Make a ring out of cardboard that fits tightly around the distributor body. 2. Graduate this ring like a compass at 60 degree segments. 3. Securely fix a pointer onto the rotor that corresponds to the compass. 4. Connect a ...
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Bonnet Question

Yes, I feel no assist at all and the aluminum hood feels as heavy as a ship anchor.

john
by John Vardanian
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Bonnet Question

Ed, I've seen another car like mine where the fellow raised his hood and the hood went up with ease. Mine is like dead weight and feels like there is zero assist.
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Re-Engraving logo on Borrani spinners
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Re-Engraving logo on Borrani spinners

Unless it's a concours effort use stainless spokes. I would reuse my original rims and hubs.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Bonnet Question

Thanks Tom, if I come up with a solution I'll be sure to share.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Bonnet Question

So, if you have both the "snail" springs and the prop, and your hood does not stay up w/o the prop... is there a fix? Thanks.

john