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by John Vardanian
Fri May 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: TY Monterey Party
Replies: 0
Views: 15

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: 871

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: 871

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: 1627

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: 436
Views: 110605

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: 334

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: 498

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: 833

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: 833

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: 833

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: 833

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 ...
by John Vardanian
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1965 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 iterim car radio
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: 1965 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 iterim car radio

I believe radios were generally installed after sale, sometimes by the dealer, and probably the brand and type would depend on the country of destination.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Motor Mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: 250 Motor Mounts

Ed, the enemy of motor mounts is torquing and exposure to oil. The short stroke V12 puts nearly zero torque on these. So, if they weren't sopped in oil for a long period there is no reason for them to deteriorate. I would take a close look at each one and see if the steel and rubber bonding is still...
by John Vardanian
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Fuel tank installation
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: GTE Fuel tank installation

Bob, I have used hot water in the past to persuade under-size hoses. You are so close that it just might do the trick.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fitting 205VR15 CN72 HS Cinturatos to a GTE
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Fitting 205VR15 CN72 HS Cinturatos to a GTE

Though the 185/70 is the right size tire for the GTE's and the Lussos, a many of these cars ride on 205/70 tires, simply because some prefer the look of the fatter tire.

john

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