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by Timo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cinturato tire pressure?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Cinturato tire pressure?

I can't recall experience with these particular tires on any specific car, but during past 40+ years of owning, restoring and driving several hundred thousand combined miles with large variety of vintage cars, I've come to understand that in most cases, "factory/OEM" tire pressure recommendations ar...
by Timo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Fuel Tank

While I’ve never had (nor wouldn’t have) any of my own or clients tanks coated/lined, I too have dealt with nightmarish consequences created by such treatments on few instances. Only somewhat reasonable sealing of minor leaks I’ve been successful with has been with some 2-component epoxies, but woul...
by Timo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Fuel Tank

John: DON'T DO IT!!!! Unless you have major seepage that cannot be repaired any other way, do not put a liner in the fuel tank. I have personally experienced way too many failed liners (from various reputable sources). I have seen engines severely damaged internally from liners sucked through the f...
by Timo
Sat May 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?

I concur with Toms comment about the flywheel bolt head thickness, but would also add that if new, thicker lock washers are being used, they too can bring bolt heads closer to disc center. Also, while not exactly same setup nor am I sure if it’s a common issue on earlier cars with “F & S”, but new r...
by Timo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Windshield Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Windshield Fitting

Assuming the car in question is a PF C. or GTL and assuming trim molding is embedded to rubber seal in similar fashion as it is in Daytona, all three (glass, seal & molding) are assembled and then installed together. A lot of different variations do exist, depending on make/model/year/etc. Finally, ...
by Timo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Value of GTE
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Value of GTE

Few peanut gallery observations to consider : A. Was #1 condition in ‘99 considered or perceived identical or even similar to what it is today ? Mind you that even today there appear to be huge variations in what people perceive or present as #1 condition while only very small percentage accurately ...
by Timo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Motor Mounts help
Replies: 8
Views: 2050

Re: GTE Motor Mounts help

It might also be a good idea to check front & rear suspension ride height adjustments ("stance" level ?) first, especially if engine "slope" adjustment appear to require excessive(?) amount of spacers.
by Timo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bad experience with ANSA exhaust system
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: Bad experience with ANSA exhaust system

Nothing unusual, in my opinion. In the past 30-40 years I've installed a lot of different replacement exhaust systems, both custom and OEM-type, to many vintage cars, including several Ferraris and I can't recall ever seeing a set that didn't require some bending, cutting, heating, welding or other ...
by Timo
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 456
Views: 163369

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

A.D.,
PM sent.
by Timo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 5173

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

Little difficult to confirm from picture angles and having never serviced unit exactly like this, but having rebuilt/restored similar set ups in other applications, looks to me like something I would expect to see is missing. If any one has photos of identically disassembled, but non-problematic com...
by Timo
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tach Driver
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: Tach Driver

Personally, I wouldn't use solder for sealing it, but perhaps a light skim coat of urethane or similar type sealant between the housing and fresh/new expansion ("freeze") plug. Using brass expasion plug sounds like a viable alternative. Also, I'd take a good look at the locations of those cotter pin...
by Timo
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tach Driver
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: Tach Driver

John,
The end caps in your photo appear similar to freeze-plugs and as such might've been just intended to be press fit with no sealant required and cotter pins added for extra security. Perhaps the soldering was a service attempt to repair a leak discovered after the unit had been put to use.
by Timo
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bumper rechrome costs
Replies: 5
Views: 2192

Re: Bumper rechrome costs

Are you sure about those numbers or is there some extremely unusual features on these bumpers ? Surely they must be something much more complicated than found on Ferraris. For past 20+ years I've used a plating service that's been around almost 100 years and has been supplying countless Pebble Beach...
by Timo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC Shocks
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: GTC Shocks

Koni North America in Kentucky told me about a month and half ago they no longer provide in-house services or restoration of vintage shocks, but instead refer all such requests or work to Performance Shock, Inc. in Sonoma, CA which appears to be certified service facility to many other shock absorbe...
by Timo
Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Headgasket
Replies: 10
Views: 3148

Re: Headgasket

Call Dave Helms at Scuderia Ramparte He has the gaskets that will work. Tom Tom, how much personal experience or more specifically, useful comparison data you have with these "new" gaskets ? With useful I mean by after assembling an engine using some other brand HG and find them "leaking", then wit...