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by Steve Meltzer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber carb spindle wear
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Weber carb spindle wear

WOW! I'm impressed that you had the balls to really take this thing down! Pretty big deal...the parts and advice might be available from the Weber master, Mike Pierce. Super nice and knowledgeable guy. www.piercemanifolds.com He has all the tooling and expertise to rebush and repair these carbs. BTW...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update

having just put a new York (or is that New York?) compressor in my GTC, I much admire your efforts and the move to a better comprssor (in every way). Might need your help should this one fail in the future, so save you work! Well done, indeed. s
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: GTC horns

Tom, thanx again for the tips. Hope to get out there to finish this part of the project this AM. (sorry we didn't make the party in Monterey...the weekend there, tho' fun, has gotten to be outrageously expensive, so we voted with our Visa card. For us, your party and the chance to see old friends an...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: GTC horns

OK, on the bench with my compressor providing the ooomph, i got them to work by screwing the trumpet much further down on the diaphragm than I had previously. Now, I can install and fine tune (couldn't resist that easy pun). Thanx John for pointing me in the right direction. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: GTC horns

So, there is no reason that they shouldn't work. Right? Can they be bench tested, not for fine tuning, but just to see if they work as they should? thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC horns
Replies: 5
Views: 220

GTC horns

Finally closing in on the engine R&R on my 330 GTC (too bad i don't get paid by the hour!). Decided to paint the horn trumpets since I'd run out of stuff to do (not) and they were, well, right there beggin' for a fresh coat of paint. Of course, they worked great when I removed them. The (compressor)...
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: 982

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 sealant (he like...
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: 982

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: 1426

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: 804

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: 804

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: 804

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: 1599

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: 1599

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!!) The digi...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Bell Housing
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

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