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by Steve Meltzer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona headlight lifters
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: Daytona headlight lifters

Oh never you mind! If you own a Daytona, you might want to file this information away and hope you never needed. All years of Porsche 914's appear to use the same motor which is a 914 62411411, which is the left side, I believe. At any rate, they are no longer available new, so you'll end up with a ...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona headlight lifters
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Daytona headlight lifters

The left headlight lifter motor on my Daytona needs rebuilding. Before I do this, does anyone know where I might find a new one? There was some suggestion that this might actually also be a Porsche 914 928 or 924 part. Does anyone know anything about the swap over using a Porsche motor? The part num...
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Good point Dyke, and to think I loved P-chem! Steve
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Thanks Tom, I agree with your summary and would add that the mechanical pump works great as long as the conditions are ideal: including a cool ambient temperature, engine bay cool, bowls already full etc. thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Hi Tom, I do believe the switch WAS the problem tho' no longer so. I would be interested in purchasing the switch, why don't you send an email to my private email? Thanks Steve <gtc8995@gmail.com>
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

First, let me address the least complex question; accessing the toggle switches from the front of the console. As Ed said, you can't do it. I lucked out when I was able to retrieve the decorative bezel I inadvertently dropped into the shifter chasm. Using a Harbor Freight hook, I fished it out. Bett...
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

First of all, thank y’all for giving me ideas and trying to help me w/the fuel system on my GTC. I did not think there was a relay, but I admit I’d forgotten about the fuse. On inspection of the fuse, there was no evidence of any corrosion at all, but one of the fuse ends looked completely mangled, ...
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

Kevin, thanx for the great pun, but apparently it doesn't suck enough! One of my friends brought up the possibility of the relay, but as I look at the schematic, which I admittedly am terrible at reading, I don't see a relay between the switch and the fuel pump. Nor do I recalling seeing one in the ...
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

I'm pretty much used to talking to myself, so here goes again. Looking at the e-fuel pump there are no loose connections and applying 12 volts to the pump itself makes it work great, consistently. However, with the e-pump switch in the "on" position, the pump does not "see" 12 volts nor does it work...
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

My GTC died on the freeway...argghhhh!

I was driving the GTC on the freeway going about 80 miles an hour when the car began to slow and eventually die in the safety lane. As always, the electric fuel pump was on and had been running when I took the car out that morning. (ambient temperature was about 70°; not hot) After seeing that the a...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

Dyke and Kevin, thanks again for sharing your opinions, observations and advice. Much appreciated and much to think about. Happy Thanksgiving to all Steve
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

Hi Kevin, it won't be easy for me to get the fuel you've recommended, but I can probably get AVgas easier. I believe it's 110 octane and would appreciate your input and anyone else who is knowledgeable about that sort of gas. It is leaded and I was thinking that I would dilute it with pump gas ,93 o...
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

Well, it's a good thing I was a better gynecologist than mechanic. I replaced the pump diaphragms (apparently these diaphragms are different than the ones I prescribed in practice!) to no avail. Not a single drop of fuel better! So, I tested the fuel flow to the rail from the e-pump, and it was exce...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

I was able to get out there today, and, with the fuel pump on, and a few pumps of the accelerator, it gave very little fuel and then only dribbles. (Kinda like an old man with prostate problems!) New diaphragms ordered from GT Car Parts this afternoon, and I will post the list when they have been in...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Nov 04, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hard to start Daytona
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Hard to start Daytona

If I remember correctly, the actual accelerator pump diaphragms come in 2 styles. One has a cardboard sort of rigid backing, the other a floppy rubber one. Are either one of these preferable to the other or doesn't matter? It's been a while since I've had the diaphragms out but that's what I seem to...