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by 330Jim
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT 2+2 power steering problem
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: 330GT 2+2 power steering problem

Jim I have not had one apart, but the system has to have one otherwise it would damage the lines and seals. It will be in the pump body on the high pressure discharge side. The return for the relieve valve will dump the oil back into the reservoir. If you Google a common American style pump you will...
by 330Jim
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT 2+2 power steering problem
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: 330GT 2+2 power steering problem

I would suggest taking a look at the pressure relief valve. If it sticking open you will lose power assist.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2341

Re: Bonnet Question

The springs on my PF pop the hood open when I release it and they provide a slight assist when I open it. They will not hold the hood open. Based on your description I suspect ours are very similar.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

I agree it is very important to get them set correctly. You can check them on the car with a timing light, just need to made sure cylinders 1, 6, 7, and 12 are all set to the same advance relative to TDC. If 6 does not match 1 then the phase is off, same with 7 and 12. To set them it is much easier ...
by 330Jim
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC Lucas alternator #
Replies: 9
Views: 1527

Re: GTC Lucas alternator #

Found a thread that claimed it was "Lucas 11ac alternator in concert with lucas 4tr voltage regulator, I think they all came that way, same set-up as XKE Jaguar." Worth a look to see. Note 1961 to 1964 E-type is a generator so look for a 1965 or later. The series 1.5 came out in 68, the series two i...
by 330Jim
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 2894

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

Some things I would try. 1 Make sure the ignition timing is correct and the points are phased correctly. Retarded timing will put more heat into the exhaust. 2 Make sure the mixture is correct especially the idle mixture jet. Most of your driving is on this jet. A lean mixture will put more heat int...
by 330Jim
Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Issues

Were you able to check the spring to verify it is the right spring rate? Checking it in the installed condition and comparing it to your good pump would be the best bet since that will take into account any installation differences. The spring rate has a direct correlation to discharge pressure. Che...
by 330Jim
Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Looking for 2 aux venturis for 40 DCL6 carbs
Replies: 17
Views: 6402

Re: Looking for 2 aux venturis for 40 DCL6 carbs

Could you make one from a 40DCO aux venturi? On the DCO the outside is a ring, if you turn down the od to match the od of yours and then cut the ring off so the ends are square like yours you get a workable solution although I would recommend replacing all 6 of then so you are sure each carb will ac...
by 330Jim
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cam Rollers
Replies: 33
Views: 10676

Re: Cam Rollers

The press fit between the roller and the bushing for something like this should be 0.0015 to 0.0020 inches of interference. There should be 0.0008 to 0.0012 inches of clearance between the bushing and the pin.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: Oil Change

LOL, that is a little disappointing. However it will still work.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: Oil Change

John Vardanian wrote: Jim, I ordered some of this now: 5283K16, so tell me I didn't screw up again.

john
Perfect that one will last a long time.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Change
Replies: 15
Views: 4489

Re: Oil Change

John, I do not recommend using the hose you ordered from McMaster Carr. The EPDM cover on it is not compatible with engine oil. I also have concerns with the base hose, the non fluoronated version of this material is also not compatible. The best hose material is viton or fluorocarbon. This material...
by 330Jim
Wed May 07, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Correct Spark Plug Boots for a 330 GTC
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Re: Correct Spark Plug Boots for a 330 GTC

The correct ends are Bosch. There are a rust colored bakelight material and are commonly found on 60s VW Bugs. These ends just screw onto the ignition wires and have a 1000 ohm resistor in them. I would bet the one's you received from GT are correct.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Sun May 04, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug wire fire
Replies: 17
Views: 6198

Re: Plug wire fire

Great news, I am glad you got it back on the road. Your findings and observations match what I would expect to see.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Thu May 01, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug wire fire
Replies: 17
Views: 6198

Re: Plug wire fire

I think you have a mixture issue on that barrel of the carb causing those two cylinders to run very hot. Look at the paint on the exhaust shield, it is burnt. I suspect your exhaust was glowing red hot and it burned your ignition wires. Note the plug ends show the most damage adjacent to where the e...