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by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: Finding TDC

thanx so much. i came to the computer to try to remove that last post as I realized it was dumb and inaccurate...if the #1 piston was a TDC, it would have most likely crushed the end of the boroscope, which would have been the end of the boroscope! (and, most likely, #1 cylinder!). Still, fun learni...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 19
Views: 615

Re: Finding TDC

As I mentioned earlier, I can't put the flywheel on the engine to check TDC, but I used a boroscope to watch the piston rise in the bore and I noted that TDC by checking the #1 piston's travel, is 17°before what I believed it to be when i started. I can't use a piston stop to check this because ther...
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to do the black oxide deal (long)
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: How to do the black oxide deal (long)

David, thanx for the extra info and tips. Much appreciated. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to do the black oxide deal (long)
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: How to do the black oxide deal (long)

The PVC pipe is a great idea, Kerry. How do I embed the pictures, within the text, so that they follow the text and make more sense? thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to do the black oxide deal (long)
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: How to do the black oxide deal (long)

Dyke, thanx for the high compliment. I didn't realize that when I uploaded the pictures they would be in reverse order [moderator: fixed]. I've already found at least one error in grammar/syntax, despite many proofreads. argggghhhh. s
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to do the black oxide deal (long)
Replies: 7
Views: 247

How to do the black oxide deal (long)

As noted in an earlier post, I wanted to “black oxide” all of the parts I reasonably could while doing the engine R&R on my GTC. This diatribe might get long winded and pedantic, but Tom said to press ahead, so here are the details of how I did the black oxide deal. David Booth posted that he’d ...
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Party...
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Tom's Party...

Same litter?! Remember those SAT questions?....Mookie is to the Basset as a Lusso is to a 348tb! We'll bring some NOS Pup-Peroni chips. s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Party...
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Tom's Party...

My wife BJ (Barbara) and I are still laughing about the picture! Glad to see we're not the only ones with the family pets in our bed. s
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Party...
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Tom's Party...

we're plannin' on being there and hope Tom brings those "cheezy/tacky" name tags ! (Most helpful, really.) and that the Vandanian's bring their dog
(?? Moochie...or was that just the name of the St.Bernard at my frat house in the '60's?) steve
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 19
Views: 615

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: 19
Views: 615

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: 19
Views: 615

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: 19
Views: 615

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: 19
Views: 615

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: 19
Views: 615

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...

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