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by Menlodon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is this heater control valve original?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Is this heater control valve original?

Here is a photo of the heater control valve on my GTE #2853.
David Wheeler commented that he had not seen one mounted like this before. It was like that when I got the car in 1971. Who knows what happened before that.

(Did ths photo attach?)
by Menlodon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: electrical contact at steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: electrical contact at steering column

On my 250 GTE it is a brass brush. Photo
by Menlodon
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: Tell me about the old days!

Good old days? In my case, my Ferrari adventures started in 1971. I wanted to buy a 240Z because my old ’59 Ford had given up the ghost, but no Z’s were available because of a dock strike. I needed a car. A friend (?) suggested that since I am Italian, why don’t I buy an old Ferrari. He knew of a 19...
by Menlodon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTS Judging details
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: GTS Judging details

What is right?

Has anyone ever seen 2 GTE's that were exactly alike? I think it all depended on how "Mario and Luigi" felt on a particular day.
by Menlodon
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dip stick of gear box at 250 GTE
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Re: dip stick of gear box at 250 GTE

My GTE is like yours. According to the manual, you fill it to 1cm below the fill hole
by Menlodon
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 4958

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

It looks like you have all the parts - they just need a good cleaning. I dont think the cracks mean anything since it looks solid otherwise.
Since the magnet works, that is the most important thing. Also the contact ring must be in good condition
by Menlodon
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch
Replies: 17
Views: 4958

Re: Replace/Fix GTE Fan Clutch

I have some photos of the rebuild of the fan clutch on my GTE 2853. It was OK electrically, but I replaced the bearings.
Unfortunately the photos are too large to attach on this forum
by Menlodon
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Keys for Locks
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

Re: Keys for Locks

My '62 250 GTE is original. It has just 2 keys.
One for the ignition. The door, glove box and trunk are all the same. Only one door has a lock - drivers side.
by Menlodon
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 GTE Carpet Kits
Replies: 16
Views: 6021

Re: 250 GTE Carpet Kits

On my original GTE 2853, there is plastic over the carpet next to the accelerator pedal and around the firewall area.