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by michaelbalk330
Sun May 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 162000 km
Replies: 2
Views: 225

162000 km

Jamie and I took the 330 to her mothers house for dinner tonight… Beautiful weekend in Atlanta… I turned 162,000 km on the way. The only thing not working… The darn o’clock ....One of these days I just need to pull that thing out and get it repaired. I’ve now put about 6000 km in four years on this ...
by michaelbalk330
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

kerry
I run an electric pump all the time, and have insulated my pump with some good stuff to keep heat from the fuel lines and pump,
even in atlanta I don't have any vapor lock issues, my mechanical pump is there but doesn't supply enough flow so I just use bendix style for continuous flow..
by michaelbalk330
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Glass Polishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1315

Re: Glass Polishing

JOhn totally worth the effort... I ended up getting best luck with a Random orbital polisher, a firmer Orange pad, and glass abrasive paste... took a while , but was able to eliminate all those fine scratches that make driving in night, bright light, just seem hazier etc... the abrasive paste will h...
by michaelbalk330
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Copiglia clamps
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: Copiglia clamps

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by michaelbalk330
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

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

pics attached
by michaelbalk330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

161K KM, Sanden AC, grommets, update

My 2nd York in 4 years failed when the shaft seal started leaking…. So decided to switch to Sanden. One of the benefits with Sanden is you can put any FRONT plate (the pulley section) to almost any compressor of different size and capacity, to any BACK plate (so you can have S/D ports in just about ...
by michaelbalk330
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: How I grew to love Copiglia band clamps (not)

I did my 190SL with these-- like OEM did-- they work fine, easy once you get the hang of it!
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by michaelbalk330
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A/C
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: A/C

absolutely! I moved my condenser way up front, and made it bigger than factory.. My compressor is a York, with a custom welded bracket changing the compressor position from the Factory AC. My AC blows cold, even in Hot Atlanta traffic. there is a manual on line you can download too from Ferrari from...
by michaelbalk330
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Regarding Tom's post on fuel and alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Regarding Tom's post on fuel and alcohol

question- the "no alcohol" fuel thats near me is only 87 octane..... which is better for our cars?---> no alcohol low octane, or using premium with the alcohol?
the higher octane alcohol free is far away from where i live ( like over 30 mins without atlanta traffic)
by michaelbalk330
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: V12 running on 8 not fun, but happy ending....
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: V12 running on 8 not fun, but happy ending....

LOL it was a subtle hint! many thanks! michael
by michaelbalk330
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Regarding Tom's post on fuel and alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Regarding Tom's post on fuel and alcohol

Tom I still subscribe to the fuel tank hypothesis... my theory is it takes OXYGEN to make rust ( oxidation ), and the more full the tanks the less O2 is present so even if there is some water, perhaps there is less chance of oxidation? thoughts? We finally have a new gas station that has alcohol fre...
by michaelbalk330
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: V12 running on 8 not fun, but happy ending....
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

V12 running on 8 not fun, but happy ending....

Took car in to Ken's Body Shop in Tucker GA (I can recommend him!) for some minor touch up of chips etc on nose. While there, there was a 330GTC getting a complete restoration competing for my time so car sat with him over holidays a few months, and when I picked her up a few weeks ago, she was runn...
by michaelbalk330
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Intake manifold to booster vacuum hose ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: Intake manifold to booster vacuum hose ID

ok got it .. thanks! M
by michaelbalk330
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Intake manifold to booster vacuum hose ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Intake manifold to booster vacuum hose ID

I noticed the other day my vacuum hose ( german fabric wrapped hose) that runs from booster check valve to the rear of the intake collapses slightly when all that V12 heat warms up the engine bay and is under vacuum. If i remember correctly, I used some correct sized hose I had in the shop when I re...
by michaelbalk330
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 50 yr BD, 160K KM,
Replies: 1
Views: 898

50 yr BD, 160K KM,

Yesterday clicked 160,000 KM on a beautiful ride to North Georgia, with the AC on and blowing cold.
This season marks the 50th birthday of #9693, built during the famous 1967 Summer of Love. still looking and running great! Just posting to celebrate her birthday.
Michael