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by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

hmmm. that's what my ex used to say! s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

been a long day so your humor was most welcome! s
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

yep...bigger and longer is better, right? (at least according to ace Ferrari mechanic, Hugh Hefner) s
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

P6240010.JPG P6240009.JPG Tom, yes I did "park" the whole shootin' match at TDC (PM 1/6 index marks on the compression stroke, right distributor pointing to plug wire #1) from the start and, as noted, was as careful as I could be, not to screw that up. I'd forgotten about the indexing dow...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

Tom, Thanx. The engine is upside down at this moment, and I have a dial indicator (which I hate, 'cause it's always a matter of some sort of rigging to get to do what it supposed to do!). More later. s
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

Well, it's been nearly a year since I (foolishly) decided to pull the engine on the GTC and hopefully, fix the oil leaks. I've done a couple of 'Vette engine R&Rs, and I knew this would be a bigger deal by far. No disappointments. The heads weren't removed, and I've done everything I can to keep...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Finding TDC

Thanx for the confirmation and the schooling about Sto-Vo-Kor. I've been fighting (valiantly) with this GTC engine for nearly a year...does that make worthy to enter Sto-Vo-Kor? s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Finding TDC

sounds like finding Nemo or Valhalla! Anyhow, can one use a "piston stop" tool to find exact (as possible) TDC? There's a plethora of examples of this for v8's on the 'net, but would this work with our vintage V12's? thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Adhesives, Sealants and Cam covers
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Adhesives, Sealants and Cam covers

thanx John. Within minutes of my posting, Brian Crall, AKA "rifledriver" over on FC, gave the same advice and for the same reason. I was all set to move on, but last night I started my retreat and removed all of the studs that pin the chain cover to the block and loosened it with a putty k...
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Adhesives, Sealants and Cam covers
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Adhesives, Sealants and Cam covers

I'm finally ready to begin the reassembly of my GTC engine (just a reseal, no engine work, heads not removed). I spoke at length with the tech guy at Permatex who said that the timing chain cover, pans and t-stat housing could all be done with only Ultra Gray, no gaskets. This sounded completely unA...
by Steve Meltzer
Mon May 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evaporust
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Evaporust

OK, I bought a small bottle of this Friday at my local O'Reilly and have used it four separate times this weekend, as I compulsively continue to clean and reseal my engine. This stuff is amazing...most impressive. Would be interesting to test it against white vinegar, which I have used successfully ...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu May 04, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evaporust
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Evaporust

thanx so much. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu May 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evaporust
Replies: 12
Views: 807

Re: Evaporust

I'm just about to see the last of my "Berryman Chemtrol" 5 gallon dip. Excellent degreaser and paint remover (if you want it to be). Are these two similar enough for me to buy the Evaporust when my Berryman's finally goes away? They sound, on the surface (sorry, I can't help myself), to be...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: flushing the AC system on a GTC
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: flushing the AC system on a GTC

Thanx for the info....being the intrepid idiot that I am, i read a bunch and queried a really smart and experienced neighborhood mechanic, bought 2 cans of flush (recommended by Four Seasons), a flush gun and did it yesterday. I flushed the condenser quickly and easily...no debris in the effluent. Y...
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: flushing the AC system on a GTC
Replies: 2
Views: 431

flushing the AC system on a GTC

I was thinking that flushing the system when I replace the drier and compressor/clutch might be a good idea. The expansion valve and the evaporator are under the dash and obviously not easy to access. Can I flush them using the existing hoses that live in the engine bay? Apparently this can easily b...

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