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by michaelbalk330
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Regarding Tom's post on fuel and alcohol
Replies: 4
Views: 532

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: 402

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: 532

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: 402

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: 692

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: 692

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: 381

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
by michaelbalk330
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 6601

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

john, are you sure the faces of each side are clean, smooth and flat? I dont see how the material should affect the sealing. Only when nothing else would work I have successfully used permatex85420 fuel resistant sealer on occasion as it is non settling, and its not in contact with the fuel if you o...
by michaelbalk330
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to search for phrase?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: How to search for phrase?

Peter-- this google approach is awesome... I had no idea you could do this.. thanks to both.
by michaelbalk330
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to search for phrase?
Replies: 3
Views: 578

How to search for phrase?

How do I search for something that has 2 words, and only those 2 words... for example "water temperature" or "oil pressure" or "metallic paint" etc?
michael
by michaelbalk330
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member with 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New member with 365 gt 2+2

rod,
Love the pics.. please keep them coming!
we have an awesome plater in the south, but $2000 isn't even close for premier quality work here! Tom must have better connections:)
michael.
by michaelbalk330
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member with 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New member with 365 gt 2+2

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here is one from my files
by michaelbalk330
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member with 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New member with 365 gt 2+2

and in terms of the amber/ red order of the lights, wouldn't surprise me if different delivery continents had different regulations.. the DOT in USA in that era had many requirements to federalize cars ( side marker lights, etc). either that or someone just reversed a plastic lens during reassembly....
by michaelbalk330
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member with 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New member with 365 gt 2+2

rod, in the past I think it was just easier to rechrome them, and leave the entire piece as chrome, and in fact, when My friends 365 was restored in South Africa thats what they did. but I am pretty sure the correct is this bead blasted look. I own a 330 GT so I am not 100% sure but when I helped my...
by michaelbalk330
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New member with 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 22
Views: 2723

Re: New member with 365 gt 2+2

my friend had MPI i think do the "bead blasted look"[attachment=0]Image 3.jpgchroming strips ( which are painted black on yours)--- its a subtle effect and difficult to do correctly, and he had one vendor do a poor job initially.

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