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by David Booth
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Suspension Details reguested
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

For originality, I believe all the fasteners you've mentioned, at least on the 250s, should be castellated nuts. And if we're getting super-nerdy, one leg of the split pin is bent down, and the other up over the top of the stud and wedged into a castellation on the nut.
by David Booth
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: seals/gaskets for around the wiper wheelboxes
Replies: 13
Views: 3137

Re: seals/gaskets for around the wiper wheelboxes

Leave it to my buddy Andrew to bring me back to reality on something I thought was done on my SII Cab. It was enough of a nightmare trying to find replacement wheelboxes, since the little rubber seals underneath the driven "cap" were worn out on my originals. I thought is was a nice coincidence that...
by David Booth
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250GTE differential Bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 1815

Re: 250GTE differential Bearings

Holy cow - an Andrew Brent sighting!

I think I got mine from either Rutland's or GT Car Parts. They don't have them?
by David Booth
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Party at Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: Tom's Party at Quail

Since I'm complaining about other Monterey observations in a separate post, I'll add here that in the past we've always been free to wander about The Quail's display field the evening of Tom's party. Of the cars present, maybe a third would be uncovered. This year, I was turned away by the phalanx o...
by David Booth
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ferrari 70th Anniversary display at Pebble Beach '17
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Ferrari 70th Anniversary display at Pebble Beach '17

I posted this over on FerrariChat, but since I know many of you don't go over there at all (rarely for me), I thought I'd repeat myself here. I think Ferrari needs to be taken to task for putting Classiche Certification ahead of representing the history of the marque at their 70th Anniversary commem...
by David Booth
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to do the black oxide deal (long)
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: How to do the black oxide deal (long)

Since Steve mentioned me as a sort of catalyst in his decision to try the Caswell kit in his post above, I feel as though I ought to add a couple of notes on my experience as it might pertain to the rest of you. Black oxide finishing is as you probably know, a sort of controlled rusting of the steel...
by David Booth
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vent window glass seal
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: Vent window glass seal

I’m bumping this thread just to show everyone what a mean streak our friend Tom can have. I’m in the process of putting the doors on my Cab back together, and faced the same problem as mentioned earlier: how to seat/seal the vent window glass in the frames. My first attempt was with some thin neopre...
by David Booth
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help identifying radiator blind control.
Replies: 16
Views: 5914

Re: Help identifying radiator blind control.

Just a quick note to help in Web searches: In his post above, Scott is referring to Bowden cable - with a w.
by David Booth
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Black Oxide kits
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Black Oxide kits

Black oxide is one of the most problematic and least durable finishes on these cars. As you probably know, it's essentially accelerated oxidation, with an oil to preserve the finish, at least in theory. I've tried commercial shops with varying degrees of success. The current one here in SoCal did th...
by David Booth
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FCA Meet in Ohio
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Re: FCA Meet in Ohio

Thanks for the link, Tom. Looks like it was a great turnout. There appears to have been way more Enzo-era cars than the disappointing Monterey turnout last year. Thank goodness for the GTE reunion.
by David Booth
Sun May 08, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Undercoating
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Re: Undercoating

Hey, John: Didn't we talk about this here a while back? If not, I've been pretty happy with the Wurth SKS. But be aware that they sell a gun specifically for applying it. It has a big canister on it, and you take the top off a plastic bottle of the stuff, drop it in the canister and screw on the top...
by David Booth
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anybody seen or used the repro stainless bumpers?
Replies: 13
Views: 3923

Anybody seen or used the repro stainless bumpers?

Hi all:

The center rear bumper section on the Cab's bumpers seems to be too thin for my chromer to attempt work on it.

Has anyone tried the reproduction stainless bumpers being produced in Vietnam apparently by a Brit? they're sold in the US by "Mr. Fiat".
by David Booth
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: RIP Ted Rutlands & Wayne Obry
Replies: 8
Views: 3129

Re: RIP Ted Rutlands & Wayne Obry

I hadn't been aware of Ted's illness and was shocked when I saw him in Monterey. Both were good guys who made a significant contribution to making it easier to keep our cars on the road. And both of them will be missed.
by David Booth
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Suspension
Replies: 47
Views: 11023

Re: Front Suspension

It looks as though the bracket that holds the bump stop for the full droop condition is the main culprit. Neither one appears to be bent. My guess is that when the apprentices at the factory welded them on, they made one lower than the other. I never made the connection to the drilled rotors before,...
by David Booth
Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Suspension
Replies: 47
Views: 11023

Re: Front Suspension

Tried John's method for inserting the spring without success. The tapered fit of the top of the kingpin into the upper A-arm eye was just too tough to overcome and my fear of damaging something made me put down the copper hammer and led me back to the "traditional" way of doing it - from the bottom ...