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by afwrench
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 4
Views: 54

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: 8
Views: 540

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...
by afwrench
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update

Nice post Michael.It is great when it all works out and you can really enjoy those drives.But even when these cars are a PITA at times I find the ownership experience is still fun unto itself. Mike
by afwrench
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A D , after all that rich running it might be a good idea to pull the plugs for a quick cleaning.Good luck,Mike
by afwrench
Wed May 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D., you could put the cap ends of the a known good wire in the spot off the cap that is not firing.Make sure to switch the plug end as well. If the strobe lights up the wire is at least OK.A test meter should also be able to show if any individual wire has continuity or too much resistance.Taki...
by afwrench
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Daytona Cooling and Water Pump Rebuild

Hi Drew, I have no experience with the Daytona but I would first check that the radiator is doing its job. Feel along the entire core while the car is at operating temp and make sure there are no cold/cool spots.Good luck,Mike
by afwrench
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Door handle spring
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Door handle spring

Hey Tom, would it be possible to wind or fab a new one out of something like piano wire. Mike
by afwrench
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC4 Fuel Pump
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: 365 GTC4 Fuel Pump

Hi guys, my C4 is a Euro version and has dual pumps.Not sure about the US version but I think they are the same.Mike
by afwrench
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Car for sale not Ferrari
Replies: 0
Views: 872

Car for sale not Ferrari

If Tom objects and wants to pull this I fully understand.Selling my 1976 Triumph TR6 on bringatrailer.com .Nice car runs well ,Java green. Mike
by afwrench
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 1736

Re: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?

Hi Greg, my first thought was to make 2 elegant looking brackets that could mount under or in some way in conjunction with the plate lights.Perhaps between them and the bodywork? Not much any of us can do to make a Lusso look bad.Good luck,Mike
by afwrench
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Keep pushing A.D. I know that I am not alone in admiration for you and we will want to see some pictures when complete.Best of luck,Mike
by afwrench
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D. , if you dont have a pyrometer a drop of water on each header pipe might tell if one or more are not getting hot form not firing.Just a thought,Mike
by afwrench
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D. I am not that familiar with the carbs on your car but you should check that the "choke" is not on or stuck.Is the cable hooked up and are all the levers in the proper position?Webers dont have choke plates as other carbs do.They have circuits to supply more fuel if needed.If it is warm where...
by afwrench
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 50 yr BD, 160K KM,
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: 50 yr BD, 160K KM,

Hi Michael,congrats to both you and your ride.Always great to see the cars on the road and being enjoyed. How lucky are we to be able to experience this part of the automotive world? Keep driving! Mike
by afwrench
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 123171

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D. Listen to what all these wise men have said.90% of carb problems are spark related.Remember you have multiple sets of points .You say it fires up well so most of it is working but these cars can run surprisingly well on 9 cylinders so make sure one system is fully up to snuff prior to going ...