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by Steve Meltzer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)

Thanx for the hint Kerry. I was speaking with Ed Montini about the %^**&%# Cheney clamps, which, tho' "correct" for our cars, are truly junk. (Even the source, XKs Unlimited, so much as says so in their instructions.) Ed suggested a modification here, and that was to put some gasket se...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)
Replies: 4
Views: 294

How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)

When I was a medical student, one of the first maxims I learned was “when you're up to your ass in alligators, it’s hard to remember that you originally came to drain the swamp”. That sort of explains how I came to care about the semi-obscure Copiglia clamp/band clamps, when all I really wanted to d...
by Steve Meltzer
Wed May 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A ridiculous detail...
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: A ridiculous detail...

Glad to see someone else in the weeds on "ridiculous details"...you may be the only who knows or sees it, but it's pretty darned cool and a point of pride (as long as you don't divulge how long you spent on it!) s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu May 24, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help identifying these screwdrivers
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Help identifying these screwdrivers

Tom, thanx a bunch...pretty clear I've got a bunch of wannabes. Good thing I didn't really pay much for them. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu May 24, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help identifying these screwdrivers
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Help identifying these screwdrivers

Tom, thanx for the info. I had no doubt that tho' the heat treated tips looked cool, they were wrong. And yes, all of the tools I showed and use in my garage are gold plated. Forget Snap-On, these jewels are Harbor Freight all the way. s
by Steve Meltzer
Wed May 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help identifying these screwdrivers
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Help identifying these screwdrivers

Sorry this X-posted with FC....I bought these drivers but fear they're either all wrong, or mostly wrong. Can anyone help me to id these as correct reproductions (I know they're not new) or where they heck they come from? Trying to assemble a reasonable repro tool kit for a '66 GTC. thanx steve P523...
by Steve Meltzer
Tue May 22, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Timing Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Timing Light

if i can remember, which is very questionable, i'll check it this week and report back. thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon May 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Timing Light
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: Timing Light

I started with a basic timing light, but once i got a "dial back" analog Craftsman unit it was like night and day...a great, great feature. But most recently I bought an Innova #3568 on eBay for about $70 included shipping, and it's the cat's meow. (and I should know since we have 6 cats!!...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Daytona Bell Housing

thanx again. it makes sense that no one would use aluminum for a locating dowel or a stud. sure seems like a regular threaded stud should be there. thanx for your help. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Daytona Bell Housing

TY...thanx for the detailed explanation about the repair. But, here's a wrinkle....I don't think it's a stud, because it's aluminum! Thought I might be able to drill it out...nothing to lose, right? It's soft and fails the Physicis 102 magnet test. Could it be locating dowel pin? Again, can't tell f...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Daytona Bell Housing

The more I looked at this, the more I thought it was broken off. Think i'll just squeeze a bunch of super glue in there. much faster that way. thanx s
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Daytona Bell Housing

Daytona Bellhousing stud.JPG I was climbin' around under the car checkin' out yet another oil leak, when I noted what appears to be a broken stud, 3 o'clock as you look forward to the bell housing. Is there anything else this could be? The parts manual didn't help me, probably because exploded diag...
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

Pardon my (again revealed) ignorance, but I thought that fan clutches were, by definition, not electric, but instead rely on changes in viscosity to either let the fan free wheel, or when hot, engage and drive the fan for better cooling. no? s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

figures! s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 1691

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

Tom, when i hear fan clutch, my mind jumps immediately to Corvettes. I'll be there's someone who can repair this and I'd start with the
Corvetteforum.com and post in either the C1/C2 or the C3 section.

good luck. s

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