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by Steve Meltzer
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild

Living in Houston, even in "cold" weather, I've never fooled with the heat, so I don't even know if there's a "heater core". If there is, it would most likely be at the bulkhead on the passenger side. I'd start with the assumption that there might be two separate issues and attac...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild

Drew, before I did the water pump, which is a mod't big project, especially after all of these years, there's a bunch of stuff I'd look at first. When you say "the oil side" are you speaking of the oil temp and the "coolant/water side" referring to the coolant temperature? Severa...
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Thanx again Tom (and everyone else) for your continued support. However, I think I got rooked: my "genuine Ferrari" screwdrivers from Harbor Freight weren't gold plated! s
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Thanx again, John. I'm clearly the beneficiary here, as I learned a great deal from everyone's thoughts and, if I can remember 1/2 of what i've been taught, i'll be way ahead of where i was. thanx again for your thoughts and, most importantly, support. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Quick, anybody gotta towel? I need a big one to wipe the egg off my face! The idea that this was a vacuum leak was essentially mine, but the thought that it was in the distributor was phone advice from the pro who came to help me this AM. When we started the car, it did just as advertised: pretty go...
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Thanx Bill, I actually replaced that hose, and checked the one way valve as well. A "smoke test" never revealed a leak there or anywhere. I appreciate your thoughts. s
by Steve Meltzer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Doppelgänger?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Tom's Doppelgänger?

ooh ooh (said like Gunther Toody, in "Car 54") Ed has a good eye! I had to borrow this from my wife in order to replicate Tom's iconic picture as closely as possible. (and promise not to mess it up!) s
by Steve Meltzer
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Right John, it could be an errant spring or weight. The o-rings are relatively new and correct. i used the "blue goo" when I installed them. (Permatex Permaseal, I think....not an RTV). The last time I worked on this, I left it idling at 2200 and threw my hands up. This AM, I went to move ...
by Steve Meltzer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Steve does this mystery rise in RPM occur as the engine goes from a cold engine to warm? Will it re-set itself if you shut down and re-start? Yes, it only occurs about 5 minutes after it is warm...however, i don't know with certainty that it resets itself. I've been working on this off and on for s...
by Steve Meltzer
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

I suspected that my theoretic idea wouldn't be doable, and it ain't. The problem def'n occurs sans linkage, and, as noted, all of the carbs were done by Pierce and later, and independently, confirmed to be w/o vacuum leaks by him. I may be forced to get some adult supervision here. thanx. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Jim, i was thinking the same thing...might just pull 'em and run them on the machine. s
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

Thanx Tom. it's a Euro car, no disc nor microswitch. Help me to understand this...say the problem is due to a vac leak and you have a timing light (as you know, to do it on the flywheel under the car is awkward, on a good day) the light will show advance no matter what, because the rpms are climbing...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

If you must know....for some time now, after starting the car (Daytona Spyder convert) you can synch the Webers (excellent numbers near 7) nicely and then for no apparent reason with all hands off the engine, the accelerator pedal dc'd, the engine starts to rev spontaneously from a normal 950 to 220...
by Steve Meltzer
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Locking out the advance on Daytona distributor

I want to do a test with the distributors' advances locked out on my '71 Daytona (Euro). Since the centrifugal weights are below the breaker plate, how do you do this? Or can you? thanx s
by Steve Meltzer
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's Doppelgänger?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Tom's Doppelgänger?

Just for fun...Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. steve

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