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by afwrench
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: Finish of External water pipes on a 250 GTE?

Hi Chris ,looks like a fine job to me.Mike
by afwrench
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 461
Views: 165221

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D. the fix is very simple. Just remove the self leveling shock and replace it with the coilover.It will look the same as the remaining rear shock except that there is a coil spring and adjusting nuts to even the height in the rear.It is a simple swap.I think I got mine from Rutlands or GT Car P...
by afwrench
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 461
Views: 165221

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D. I have used the coil over update on my 365gtc4 for many years with no problems.Mike
by afwrench
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Thank you.

Top man for giving a thank you to the folks on this site. A finer or more generous group would be hard to find.Great picture too.All the best,Mike
by afwrench
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is this heater control valve original?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Kerry is right as to the originality of the valve in his photo. That is not the correct shade of blue. Mike
by afwrench
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Looking for Dim Bulbs...
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Looking for Dim Bulbs...

Hi John, I was thinking the same thing and willing to volunteer. Mike
by afwrench
Sat May 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member , Malta Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: New member , Malta Europe

Hi P, welcome to the best site.A lead hammer is old school but there are sockets made that work great with no danger of hurting the wheel, Mike
by afwrench
Sat May 25, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1738

Re: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?

Not being able to see both sides is it possible the disc should be flipped? Mike
by afwrench
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

Hi Rob, It was quite some time ago when I spoke with Mike about the McQueen Lusso.While he was very nice on the phone as I remember he did not seem interested in giving out whatever code he might have had.He did emphasize that it was a distinct custom mix and that I should not be misled by how it ap...
by afwrench
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2647

Re: Tell me about the old days!

Great story ! Thanks M . Mike
by afwrench
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2647

Re: Tell me about the old days!

While I cant comment on the Ferrari world of the 60's etc, Tom's take on today is spot on as to folks fixing stuff.As I sneak up on 68yrs I note that I have been pulling wrenches both as pro and for "fun" for more than 50 yrs.At first it was to learn and also to be able to afford a car.It was just w...
by afwrench
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 2082

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

H I Kerry, two questions come to mind.Are you unable to source non ethanol fuel and have you tried and failed to address the cause of the vapor lock itself? Best,Mike
by afwrench
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 461
Views: 165221

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Great news A.D. It has been tough but now you can begin to really enjoy the car. Please keep us all posted on your continued progress . Mike
by afwrench
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Glass Polishing

Hi John, I had some luck using watered down toothpaste and a random orbital sander on a vent window .That was a long time ago and being a dentist I am partial to toothpaste. It did remove a few very fine scratches and cloudiness. I do imagine that the kits available now would do better. Good luck,Mike
by afwrench
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

Hi Rob, I can tell you that Michael G's car looks great in it's Marrone.There are different shades as my C4 is also designated Marrone but of a different era ,1971 and much lighter.I have spoken with Mike Regalia the guy who did the resto on Steve McQueen's Lusso and he indicated that the color, whi...