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by David Smith
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE (with shields!) alert (3229)
Replies: 16
Views: 3777

Re: GTE (with shields!) alert (3229)

To add to this discussion, there are a lot of "matching number" cars out there that have been made so with a set of stamps in the correct font. It may make us feel better to think we have an original car, but how do we really know?
by David Smith
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coolant in oil?
Replies: 8
Views: 1933

Re: Coolant in oil?

Maybe a retorque of the heads is all that is needed. I had a similar situation after a rebuild and that solved my problem.
by David Smith
Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pininfarina Flags
Replies: 8
Views: 2340

Re: Pininfarina Flags

White flags on #3547 also.
by David Smith
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 240
Views: 87122

Re: Horn Detailing

My only help on this topic is that many years ago I owned #3547 and in looking at some old grainy pictures of the engine compartment I can see red horn trumpets. Are they original? Maybe.
by David Smith
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 resto advise
Replies: 16
Views: 4619

Or if you are willing to replace the rubber you can cut it with a knife and then the glass should be easy to pop out. I agree the glass is stronger than you thnk. I have heard that you need to be careful storing it to prevent warping if it will be off the car for some time. Mine was off the car for ...
by David Smith
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 resto advise
Replies: 16
Views: 4619

Yes the GTC is one piece. I don't know if you could tape up the multiple parts of your moulding to hold them all in place before the glass is installed on the car. I have heard of tapping the trim in place after the glass is installed but have no first hand experience with that.
by David Smith
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 resto advise
Replies: 16
Views: 4619

On the GTC the rubber is wrapped around the glass, the chrome trim is carefully fit into the groove on the rubber, the whole assembly is taped securely to keep everything from popping loose, and then the unit is fit into the opening with the string pulling the inner rubber lip over the pinch weld. A...
by David Smith
Fri May 09, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question about a GTE
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

#3547 which I owned years ago had back package tray matching tobacco colored interior. Looked to be original to me.
by David Smith
Sat May 03, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Series II Cab, what VIN overdrive started?
Replies: 5
Views: 1941

#1635 also with overdrive.
by David Smith
Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC power window problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

Well, they have been replaced. I have not looked in that direction as the windows move pretty fast and smoothly after they start. I will however investigate that possibility. Thank you.
by David Smith
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC power window problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2026

GTC power window problem

My switches are fine I think. I can watch the ammeter move when I push the switch lever. The windows need to be jiggled, smacked, and pulled on to get them started moving. Once they start they work fine. Cables and pulleys are fine. I have to believe I have a motor issue. However this is the same fo...
by David Smith
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC Campy wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

You are correct. There is a small chrome disc that fits behind the knock off. I bought mine from Parker Hall.
by David Smith
Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT Wood Wheel Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 3069

Mark Wallach is the person in Nyack who does wood restoration. Very interesting fellow to talk to. He has been around for a long time. He did my wheel and I am very happy with the results.
by David Smith
Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Refinishing Ferrari wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

I sent my knockoffs and also my alloy wheels to Cork a few years ago. They look great. He also had to repair a rim chip. I am very satisfied with his work.
by David Smith
Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC Completion
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

GTC Completion

Tom, I had the same experience with my car when it was completed. It sat way too high on all 4 corners. Even reinstalling the engine did not lower it. My mechanic said this is common. He said drive it. It settled in right away.