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by 330Jim
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Carb sync tool for Weber 36 DCS
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Carb sync tool for Weber 36 DCS

I have had good success with a length of rubber hose and listening to each barrel. The trick to using a hose is to insert it the same depth and the same location in each barrel and holding the tube to your ear the same for each measurement. However most people seem to find this method difficult. Che...
by 330Jim
Sat May 02, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil Pressure relief O-ring size needed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Re: Oil Pressure relief O-ring size needed.

O-rings go by their ID size. Just measure the ID of the groove the o-rings fits in and also measure the depth of the groove. Using an o-ring handbook look up the closest O-ring that is just slightly smaller then the ID you measured (a bigger one will not install properly). Some sizes overlap so next...
by 330Jim
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: Ignition system

They look great.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: Ignition system

The Bakelite resistors are easy to check, just use an ohm meter and do a resistance check on them, they should be 1k ohms. Ideally there should be about 10k of resistance from the rotor contact point in the distributor to the end that fits on the spark plugs. I regularly check this resistance when l...
by 330Jim
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 5075

Re: Ignition system

Depends on what your definition of correct is. The Bakelite ends are the correct style and will work just fine. The wires should be Cavis not Packard but if you use some carb cleaner to remove the name not many people will notice they are not the same as the factory ones. The Bosch coil will work as...
by 330Jim
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT 2+2 power steering problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

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: 2367

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: 5086

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: 4267

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: 2408

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: 3953

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: 2700

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: 7455

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: 12395

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: 5404

Re: Oil Change

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

Cheers Jim