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by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down

Tom....shhhh! Don't tell anyone about the incredible similarities in Dx and treatment. And, in medicine, we're well into fabricating parts and they too, are expensive! Systems that often overlap and confuse, cranky customers/patients, "rules and laws" of science and sometimes, unexpected c...
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down

Thanx so much for the info. Great story....I guess the dynamic nature of a compression test gave info not available in a fixed environ. s
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Tom's 250 Engine...compression v. leak down

First of all, rocker stand nuts, tho' missing, are highly overrated! Seriously, could you have skipped putting in the starter, and, since the harmonic balancer and crank bolt were right there, why wouldn't a leak down test, in lieu of the compression test, been better and faster? I'm trying to under...
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: nose emblem
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: nose emblem

well, at least there is no difference in spelling. That makes it close enough for government work and ergo, close enough for me. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: nose emblem
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: nose emblem

from #8995. note: not as big as the owner's. s
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: nose emblem
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: nose emblem

would a shot of mine from #8995, be of value? steve
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Painting a V12 engine

thanx Tom. Picasso
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Painting a V12 engine
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Painting a V12 engine

First, as usual, forgive my X-post. With the 330 engine now clean and on the stand, do you paint the block and pan, or just clean it as best you can? If you do paint, any hints? High temp rattle can, aluminum? Etching primer first?? thanx from the novice's novice. steve
by Steve Meltzer
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: engine sealant adhesives
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: engine sealant adhesives

great info guys, and thanx for your input. s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: engine sealant adhesives
Replies: 4
Views: 318

engine sealant adhesives

First, as is often the case, my apologies for X-posting, but what gasket adhesive is preferred for resealing the engine on my GTC? I’ve been using the Ford “gray” silicone, but before I buy two more tubes I wanted to see what the prevailing opinion is. Thanx steve
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine

thanx so much. s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine

Hi Tom and thanx so much for your encouragement. Sometimes, I do step back and wonder what the heck I'm doing. As a kid growing up, it would never have occurred to me to take "shop" over chemistry and calculus and my Dad, who was really smart, didn't know a Crescent wrench from a hammer, s...
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Cleaning a Ferrari V12 engine

I knew the engine R&R would spawn a gazillion questions so here's another: what's the best way to clean the engine and get it looking reasonably spiffy? Simple Green + elbow grease? Gasoline was suggested, as was pressure washing. I Gorilla taped the intake and exhaust, and replaced the spark pl...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC AC clutch and pulley
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: 330 GTC AC clutch and pulley

It's beyond my skill set as well, but encouragement and help from Yang followers like you and many, many others + my own intrepid stupidity propels me onward (through the fog). s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Engine removal from my GTC
Replies: 39
Views: 2382

Re: Engine removal from my GTC

OK, tho' the welds weren't ground to perfection, nor the plates made to look spiffy, here' s my engine on a stand that my friend and professional mechanic loaned me. (was stout enough for a Caddy Northstar and an Olds 455). The straps are there, at least for the moment, "just in case"! As ...

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