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by Steve Meltzer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Podcast Launch and Big thanks to Tom
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Podcast Launch and Big thanks to Tom

Really enjoyed spending part of this day of turkeys listening to both episodes of the podcast. Most interesting and worthwhile...beats watching football by 10 yards. Guys, thanx again. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona intake manifold question
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Daytona intake manifold question

Bill, thanx for the really cogent explanation. A friend of mine who owns a 328 and who, like you, is an excellent mechanic, suggested a similar explanation. It's a controlled and metered "vacuum leak" that's been calculated into the intake manifolds operating vacuum. thanx for helping out ...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Header Clean UP
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Daytona Header Clean UP

Tom, who does your ceramic coating? Jet Hot did my Kirkham Cobra's. s
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Header Clean UP
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Daytona Header Clean UP

Great John! that makes my day. argghhh. s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Header Clean UP
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Daytona Header Clean UP

OK, Tom, that makes sense to me. This will be my first experience with the Hirsch product on a Ferrari. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Header Clean UP
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Daytona Header Clean UP

Tom, I just can't sit idly by (terrible pun) and let you show off your gorgeous engine! So, here's mine, with dark gray exhaust manifold paint, made by Bill HIrsch (not sure they make this anymore). I've used this paint for 20 years, all on Corvettes, and it's terrific. Easy to apply, easy to touch ...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona intake manifold question
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Daytona intake manifold question

The lower hose on the Daytona intake splits in to a hose that is some sort of crankcase ventilation system, the other straight to the air cleaner. Why does this not create a vacuum leak? Is it because of the way the intake is plumbed internally, so it isn't readily visible, with the intake mounted? ...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: MSD Boxes in a Daytona
Replies: 0
Views: 247

MSD Boxes in a Daytona

here's how we "skinned that cat".(My wife will kill me for using that aphorism.) No really easy way, but we opted to do this in the trunk. Had to remove seats (which I was gonno do anyhow to have them recovered) + some interior. However, when finished a nice, neat install. s
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Project???
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Project???

Don, I think the Seinfeld car did need brakes but it was driveable....so, it was much, much better mechanically than this "Queen"....jeez, it even had a key to the ignition! I too, was thinking 135-150K for a decent car. Sourcing some of that stuff could be really difficult (read: expensiv...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Project???
Replies: 12
Views: 680

Re: Project???

Like most of you, I followed that auction very closely and am on record for saying that the car was "well sold" at $55K. The unknowns with that car were, in my (ignorant) estimation, potentially staggering, unless you could do much work yourself. For a car at that bottom of the V12 food tr...
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?

didn't have the nerve to go with the tape, but for irreg surfaces it looks pretty good. goin' with traditional gaskets, sealant. s
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?

thanx John. The guy from Gortex said NO RTV or anything else. Just lay it down, after peeling the protective covering from one side, nothing but gortex on the other. Seems like that would make these re-usable, but might take bigger batzim (Yiddish for eggs) than I have . thanx again. s ADD: How's Mo...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Anybody use Gortex tape for cam covers?

First, as usual, forgive my X-posting with FC. 'Bout ready to lay down the cam and chain covers on the GTC (gawd, I wish i was getting paid by the hour!) and was visiting with Chris C. (new friend with expertise I met at Tom's party!) who mentioned that some folks swear by the use of Gortex FT seala...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Party at Quail
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Tom's Party at Quail

Yep, it was a great party and great, as others have said, to see old friends, connect with new ones and put some faces with names. As John V said, it was the highlight of the weekend for us as well. As always, I really appreciate all of the advice, support and help I've received from the friendly me...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finding TDC
Replies: 19
Views: 1350

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...

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