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by peterp
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 3940

Re: Gauge lighting

I spent a while last night trying to find warm white instrument lights. They are NOT easy to find because there there are several important criteria that need to be met. My experience with LED's is that it is impossible to know for sure if they work for an intended application until you try them, bu...
by peterp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 3940

Re: Gauge lighting

Once you get out of standard hi-volume LEDs, the range of temperatures available diminish to one or two. There is not enough market to have a choice of multiple temperatures. When I looked at these bulbs a few years ago, there was only the bright white bulbs. Hopefully as LEDs become that standard,...
by peterp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 3940

Re: Gauge lighting

Great work Kerry (as always). Agree with Tom that it would be amazing to see how 3000K or 2700K look, if they exist. Having the right color temp is everything with LED's.
by peterp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC toggle switch knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: GTC toggle switch knobs

It might help to post a close-up photo of a switch. If the switches are good and the paddles are removable, seems like an ideal candidate for 3D printing. Are these the same switches? -> https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-MGB-Cobra-MG-Triumph-Single-Throw-2-Position-Toggle-Switch-Genuine-Lucas/16337293428...
by peterp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”
Replies: 7
Views: 912

Re: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”

Rustoleum's hammered paint is very good. I used this on Fiamm horn restoration and was very happy with it (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-12-oz-Hammered-Silver-Protective-Spray-Paint-7213830/100115594?bvrrp=1999/reviews/product/2/100115594.htm). That paint is good for up to 200 de...
by peterp
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seat form reproduced from carbon fibre
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Seat form reproduced from carbon fibre

Nice work!!
by peterp
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 243
Views: 101515

Re: Horn Detailing

My 1966 (slightly later than 250's) Fiamm hoses I believe are original and have no lettering.
by peterp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 gtc hood support bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: 330 gtc hood support bolts

It's a bit "apples and oranges", I know, but Kerry's "finishes" page for the 330 GT is a work of art -> http://www.330gt.com/Encyclopedia/Finishes.htm It always surprises me how many differences there are between the GTC and the GT (or between the series 1 and series 2 GT's for that matter), but I t...
by peterp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

I've tried wrapping the fuel rail feeding the 3 carbs with insulation and it seemed to help a lot. I just did it as a not very clean temporary test, haven't had time or decided whether I will put something in more permanent, but it did seem to help a lot. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned wrapping ...
by peterp
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: Knob Paint Removal

I don't know if the knobs are bakelite, or if the comments in this link are accurate, but there seems to be some potentially useful info here -> http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=87859
by peterp
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT Circolare Tecnica
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: 330 GT Circolare Tecnica

Great info (as always) Kerry -- thanks for sharing and documenting all of this
by peterp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coil Red Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 8955

Re: Coil Red Paint

Second photo:
by peterp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coil Red Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 8955

Re: Coil Red Paint

This eBay listing seems to be suggesting they are NOS coils. If so, the photos seem to be a pretty good reference for coil color:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/COILS-MAGNETI- ... rk:10:pf:0
by peterp
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood spring missing
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: Hood spring missing

Hello all , I noticed that the metal tab spring that is mounted to the inside rear corners of my hood on my 1964 330gt is missing on both my cars . I have searched for a good picture of one on the net but that corner is always cut off in any pictures of these cars . I think they can be replicated i...
by peterp
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Kerry's restoration website
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: Kerry's restoration website

Kerry -- I've said it many times, but it can't be said often enough: thank you very much for your awesome website. It's a huge asset to owners and to preservation of the cars and Ferrari history.