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by John Vardanian
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Thanks Tom. I kept the old pieces, they should give me some general idea of the length an the mounting holes are still in the doors.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Appreciate the tip, Tom. Hey I have one more question. The fuzzy window scraper that mounts on the door's edge, do you mount that before dropping in the frame or after?

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Tom, can you remind me... is the window frame lowered into the door with the window already in it, or do you place the window inside the door then the two mate when the frame is half way in? I'm now talking about the up-down window, not the vent window. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Thanks Tom. I chipped away a hard black something. It's probably been there since the beginning, probably similar to your stuff.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Tom, I see that you are putting together the window frames and glass. I have a question about the triangular (swivel) vent windows. Is there a rubber seal that goes between the glass and its frame? If not, how do you seal it? Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

This is how they look. They are 22mm nuts. The overall height is 16mm; the height of the flats is 14mm.

john

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by John Vardanian
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

mechaniker, if you are aiming for dead accuracy, examine the Newco lock nuts closely before getting them. I do not think they look exactly as the original.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

They are (clear) cadmium plated lock nuts. The plastic inserts are yellow. These are quite visible upon opening the bonnet so hopefully you can find a pair of original nuts and have them plated, then after plating recolor the inserts. The new replacements are not replicated quite accurately.

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Glass Polishing

I appreciate the comments from everyone. My glass is not particularly scratched and the windshield was replaced some 25 years ago. All the glass is currently out and I thought I might use this opportunity to improve things. I wanted to know if polishing is worth the effort. I'll look for a kit and g...
by John Vardanian
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Glass Polishing

I was wondering if it's possible to rejuvenate the glass in our old cars. I see there are some products/kits out there. Has anyone tried it and does it make a noticeable difference? Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber carb spindle wear
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Weber carb spindle wear

Keith, the original shafts were brass. Today they tend to be replaced with steel shafts as part of rebuild. I know Pierce Manifold (our shop of choice in the west coast) does it this way. It is possible that the steel shaft you mentioned is a retrofit.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber carb spindle wear
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Weber carb spindle wear

Hi Keith, I have removed pins form the shafts (spindles) of my DCL's and I can tell you that it was very difficult and nearly destructive to the throttle shafts. The shop we use typically line bores the the bodies and fits new oversize shafts. Have you checked to see if bottoms of the bodies are squ...
by John Vardanian
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 MK1 brake reservoir
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: 330 MK1 brake reservoir

Andrew, Mr. Fiat sells these for about $40. It will work fine on the Ferraris, but be warned that the plastic is noticeably thinner than those that came with your car.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 5
Views: 295

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: 657

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

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

john