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by andrew
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: water pump leakage
Replies: 22
Views: 5410

Re: water pump leakage

Thanks for the very useful tips, everyone. My car too is peeing a bit and I'd like it garage-broken. To clarify, it appears that with the engine still in the car (330 engine in my case) I can remove the water pump housing, impeller, and spring assembly without disturbing the water pump shaft, in ord...
by andrew
Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 5860

Re: Oil Recommendations

Hi Tom, You probably don't recall, but my 330 America has been fitted with a 5-speed, rather than the 4-speed with overdrive (the one non-original thing about it), which I actually like quite a lot. As for the transmission oil, the change to the MTL 75/90 coincided with slight trouble with a synchro...
by andrew
Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 5860

Re: Oil Recommendations

I use Castrol 20W50 for the engine; Redline 75W90ns for the differential; Redline MTL 75/90 for the transmission (5 spd). I'm considering moving to a thicker diff fluid (very slight leak, even after replacing the pinion seal) and perhaps different transmission oil, which I'm not happy with. Specific...
by andrew
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Correct oil Filter - which side?
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: Correct oil Filter - which side?

driver’s side = Baldwin B50, passenger side = Baldwin B253
by andrew
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Pump Problem?
Replies: 22
Views: 6142

You may also want to clean the contacts on your ignition switch, which may be inhibiting the current to the pump.
by andrew
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: tow points?
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

That may be the case, Rudy, but I live on a steep hill now...and the thought of the Ferrari rolling backwards, out of control, and at accelerating speed as my crushed body flails uselessly in its wake didn't seem terribly dignified.
by andrew
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: tow points?
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

tow points?

Yesterday, after a nice drive, I shut my car off for a short while a small distance from my house, but she wouldn't fire up to go again. At first, there was clicking, one or two blips, but then nothing. I checked the usual suspects and could find nothing dramatic going on. I retrieved more serious t...
by andrew
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vintage Ferrari owners in Southern California?
Replies: 23
Views: 5374

I would be interested, as long as I don't have to brave the LA freeways with my car...

- Andrew / Santa Barbara
by andrew
Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: laser soldering
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

Based on what folks recommended, I decided to try the laser soldering, knowing that I could get a replacement just in case it failed. For those who might consider this themselves, I'm pleased to report that it worked great. So, for $30, it's better than original, with tempered steel posts now.
by andrew
Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT Alternator for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

The model type / number on this one is: GCA101AA. Mine reads: GCA101B. Does anyone know if there is any difference? Just curious.
by andrew
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: laser soldering
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

But...where's the fun in that?
by andrew
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: laser soldering
Replies: 9
Views: 3080

laser soldering

The one remaining post on my crossed-flags trunk emblem recently broke off. Fortunately, the emblem is in fine shape (and it didn't happen while driving!), but now needs new bolts/posts attached to its back side. I've spoken to a few jewelers, and they don't want to touch it -- they fear that the he...
by andrew
Sun May 20, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: motor and transmission mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

For the sake of closure here, and for future information-seekers: Having now done so, I can say that it is indeed possible to completely replace front and rear motor mounts and associated pieces without removing the engine, though I would rate it extremely high on the PITA scale. Perhaps it was more...
by andrew
Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seeking a transmission with overdrive unit
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Seeking a transmission with overdrive unit

I'm seeking a late 250 GTE 4 speed transmission with overdrive in known-to-be-good working order. My 330 America currently has a 5-speed in it (from a 330 GT 2+2) which, although quite nice, is of course not original. Indeed, it appears to be the only nonoriginal thing about the car. Fortunately, I'...
by andrew
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: motor and transmission mounts
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

motor and transmission mounts

I'm about to install motor mounts on my car (4 in my case). I'm assuming that this can be done with the engine in -- can I disconnect the exhaust, hoses, etc. and jack the engine up sufficiently far to reach things? Anyone done it this way? I'll also be replacing the transmission mount. Any time-sav...