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by Jimmyr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ferrari 250 Gte Change from Generator to Alternator?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Ferrari 250 Gte Change from Generator to Alternator?

The same question has been asked about the Lusso electrical system. Although the Lusso was in production at the same time as the 2+2, the installation of alternators were much later in the s/n range. Jim
by Jimmyr
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

My early SWB, 2177, had cad nylocks. Jim
by Jimmyr
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 3386

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

It's usually the carbon brush or a dirty slip ring. Adjust the three screws for proper space and actuation.
by Jimmyr
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Special Wrenches
Replies: 8
Views: 1685

Re: Special Wrenches

The lower nuts, the hardest to reach ones, should be the long type which makes them a little easier to work with. Most of the older cars have had them lost/replace with the normal shallow ones. Parker Hall has them in his catalog. BTW, the bent slimmer wrench mod is what we use for both the tall and...
by Jimmyr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1965 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 iterim car radio
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

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

My series II, the next to the last made, had the factory installed antenna on the right front fender. No speaker grill on the rear deck. No radio just the blank leather cover with the flags. Jim
by Jimmyr
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 seat/ball bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 1651

Re: 250 seat/ball bearings

13mm is large almost half inch, don't think this is correct. As I recall they were about 3/16 or so. Brought one to Ace hardware and found one that was close enough for the rails.
by Jimmyr
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 3319

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Get them on a Sun machine and don't try to jamb things up while running them in the car. While in the distributor machine all parameters and service work are at your finger tips. Most shops with a machine should do this at a reasonable cost. The improvements with a well set up distributor are quite ...
by Jimmyr
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC4 Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: 365 GTC4 Fuel Pump

There are a few versions of the Facet pump, be sure you get the lower pressure 2.5 - 4 psi version as there are higher pressure models in that line. Summit and Autozone etc., stock these. Many of the Weber equipped Ferraris used this as OEM, and at that time were Bendix, which became Facet. Great pu...
by Jimmyr
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?

Tom,

The electric Fispa fuel pump, you know the trouble maker!

Jim
by Jimmyr
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Re: Tom-Update on electric fuel pump upgrade?

Tom, what are your thoughts on running the pumps in parallel instead of series? The reliability of the fuel delivery system would be improved. This is the way aircraft systems work with their boost pumps. Also the use of injection rated fuel hoses increases the hose life with the modern fuels. Jim
by Jimmyr
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2201

Re: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?

As stated above look inside for filled in holes, and if they match USA plates. Also, caution using two sided tape as outdoor use in sun and cool temps may cause loss of the plate on the highway! Dealers sometimes use a magnetic plate holder, but they move around sometimes.
by Jimmyr
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Which Cavallino is correct?
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: Which Cavallino is correct?

Ditto Tom's comment, the one on the right is what is on my Lusso. Jim
by Jimmyr
Tue May 02, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evaporust
Replies: 12
Views: 2533

Re: Evaporust

Have used it for years on old rusted F parts and old aircraft castings. They say it is OK to dump it into the dirt when done as the iron is good for plants.
Easy on the hands, eyes, and nose.
by Jimmyr
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3089

Re: Painting a V12 engine

Steve, I have never used a clear coat on the engines, may look too glossy - don't know. The HD finish closely matches the factory finish both in color and gloss. Jim
by Jimmyr
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 14
Views: 3089

Re: Painting a V12 engine

Have used the Harley engine silver and found it to be an excellent match and great quality. A little expensive, but HD materials usually are.