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by michaelbalk330
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 50 yr BD, 160K KM,
Replies: 1
Views: 223

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: 5026

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: 336

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: 336

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: 1690

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: 1690

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: 1690

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: 1690

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: 1690

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.
by michaelbalk330
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?

today got it all back together..... no leaks, running great. did oil and filter too, new hoses, clamps, flushed coolant twice. Several tricks with the cheney clamps.. they seal fine. 1) grease the screw and turn several times before installing to get them all lubricated. If you dont, you think you h...
by michaelbalk330
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?

yes-- I let my radiator guys do a deep clean and resolder that fill piece.--- probably the cheapest thing I have ever done... Took Tom's advice and got a new diverter piece. Waiting on some hoses. decided not to take any chances with it because while it didn't have any holes, it was a bit nasty.. Bi...
by michaelbalk330
Sun May 07, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?

thanks tom--- I brazed today after cleaning the pipe and it came out good.. only 3 small micro perforations to deal with. I like the coating idea for my car. My radiator is OK but have great radiator people here so will get it cleaned and pressure tested after repairing the fill funnel. It doesn't n...
by michaelbalk330
Sun May 07, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: radiator repair; what else do I attend to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

radiator repair; what else do I attend to?

The water inlet of my radiator developed a small pinhole leak where it is braised to the header. I pulled it for repair. found a metal tag from mansion radiator in phoenix 30 years ago when radiator last serviced. I pulled the hoses from pump to lower outlet and need to source these, but see pic-- t...
by michaelbalk330
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5026

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

i think i used a rebuild kit from "Then and Now automotive", for Fispa 150 - same pump as flaminia, etc, but the check valves were definitely different than what was in there. for what its worth, I attached rebuild instructions from the old Ferrari of Atlanta. LASTLY, Tom I am assuming the...
by michaelbalk330
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5026

Re: Mechanical Fuel Pump Repair Questions

Tom, Dyke, John and menlodon, I suspect you are all correct- I always felt my old checkvalves, and the diaphragm were OK and saved them. In fact nothing seemed that bad with the old pump except a slight gasket leak and the fact it didnt work, but the lever was a bit sloppy because the pin was a bit ...

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