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by John Vardanian
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE water temp switch
Replies: 5
Views: 191

GTE water temp switch

Hi Tom, in your recent blog you were talking about a water temp switch being adjustable. I presume you are talking about the fan switch. Are you? If so can you explain. I am very interested in learning about it. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: PF Coupe/Cab? Dash Drawing
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: PF Coupe/Cab? Dash Drawing

Yes, and it's correctly showing the Series II dash layout.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

George, there are two terminals on the sending unit. One goes to the gauge dial (brown wire, labeled "T"), the other goes to the gauge warning light (green wire, labeled "W"). Connect your ohmmeter from the "dial" terminal to the chassis of the sending unit. Swinging the float arm from one end to an...
by John Vardanian
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

You might try removing the wires from the sending unit and measuring the resistance from the coil terminal to the chassis of the unit. Do you know how full your tank is? The E-F range of the coil is 20 to 100 ohms. If your coil is working you should get a number in between. Shake the car and see if ...
by John Vardanian
Fri May 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 696

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

These switches are generally simple and repairable. I had an issue with mine; one day I couldn't shut off the engine. I took it apart and found those brass hex nuts to be loose, shorting the two paddles. That's all it was. I remember it was a much bigger deal removing the switch from the dash and re...
by John Vardanian
Tue May 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil flow path
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Oil flow path

Tom, nice car, great picture!
by John Vardanian
Mon May 18, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil flow path
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Oil flow path

Tom, here is one from the Merritt book for the inside plug motor. The difference is that your full flow filter is an external cartridge. Here the filter is a strainer inside the timing case. Hope this helps.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte Distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: 250 Gte Distributor

Chris, that is correct, the pair of coil springs are not only unequal length but are also made of different gauge wires. There are also shims between the cups and the pins. These shims along with the tension of the coil springs, as well as the tension of the leaf springs dictate the profile of the a...
by John Vardanian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 127078

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: 255
Views: 127078

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: 2480

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: 3480

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: 3480

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: 7356

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: 3971

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