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by tyang
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE from Charlotte NC
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: GTE from Charlotte NC

The sad story about this car is I heard about it four months ago and was trying to find a buyer for it privately. The price was a lot cheaper than what Gullwing is asking and it would have been a viable option without all this mark up. I even had someone from the UK come out and see the car, but the...
by tyang
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Removing knock off spinners.....
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Removing knock off spinners.....

For those who spend litte time on F-chat,...hitting the knock off while the car is on the ground lessens the stress on the bearings on a Ferrari. Other cars have different techniques, but this is the right way for a Ferrari.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Highway 330
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Highway 330

The 330GTC is the perfect tool for that job; good balance, plenty of torque, and decent brakes. I can hear the singing of the V-12 now with interruptions from the clickity click of the gated shifter between shifts! Enjoy!

Tom
by tyang
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

Greetings... The sender in my 330GT looks like the one pictured. The brass float on mine had leaked and I sourced a replacement from an Alfa Hi Tim, The SI 330s and my 330 America used a similar set up that John pictured with a longer arm, but some where in the run of 330s, they changed to the plas...
by tyang
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

George, there are two terminals on the sending unit. One goes to the gauge dial (brown wire, labeled "T"), the other goes to the gauge warning light (green wire, labeled "W"). Connect your ohmmeter from the "dial" terminal to the chassis of the sending unit. Swinging the float arm from one end to a...
by tyang
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Little Tricks
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Little Tricks

Hi Drew, I'm glad you find that tip useful! I have Francois, my mentor, to credit for that one. I've worked and still work with him as often as I can because tips like that only come after spending days and months working for someone with experience that when a special problem arises, he shares his ...
by tyang
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

Hi George,

If you take one of the wires and give it ground, it will peg the gas gauge. 0 resistance on that wire gives you a full tank. The other wire is the low level warning light. It sounds like the sender inside the tank is not working right.

Tom
by tyang
Sun May 31, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 19
Views: 1403

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

The fuel gauge would work intermittently. If jiggled the connection at the sending unit on the gas tank it would usually start to work again, but now it won't work at all. If I have to remove the sending unit how is this done? I would agree with Jumprun and check the ground to the fuel tank first. ...
by tyang
Sun May 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning headliner
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Cleaning headliner

Hi Dwight,

How is the chrome on the visor rods? Sometimes the rust can be polished off with some chrome polish.

Tom
by tyang
Mon May 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning headliner
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Cleaning headliner

Start with a mild soap and work towards more aggressive cleaners if the stains don't come out. Mineral spirits is on the scale of mild solvent based cleaners if the water based soaps like simple green doesn't work. The harsher solvents like acetone will work better, but it tends to strip the plastic...
by tyang
Fri May 01, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 4930

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... I see you decided to stay with the Marelli coils. Any particular reason? Also, the white GTE Tom has been working on has Bosch blue coils. Oh the shame. The value of the car has been cut in half. This car should never be allowed on the show field. How could someone commit such a traves...
by tyang
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving

Hi Pete,

It's the nature of these old cars, but the nice thing is some of this stuff that was made back then can still be repaired instead of the parts today that often leave you no choice but to replace them.

Tom
by tyang
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Tom, impressed with your methodical problem solving

Hi Pete, If you're referring to the turn signal switch repair: http://tomyang.net/?p=19212 Thank you. I was always happy to find a solution to problem. Anyone who works on these cars does this kind of stuff every day, so I don't think I'm doing anything different. It's nice, however to share my expe...
by tyang
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte Valve timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: 250 Gte Valve timing

Tom: I apologize for being "picky", but the actual minimum amount by which you can change the cam timing is 2 degrees on the camshaft which translates to 4 degrees on the crank. For every 7 teeth you move the cam chain sprocket, the flywheel moves 148 degrees 10 minutes, and for every bolt hole you...
by tyang
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte Valve timing
Replies: 9
Views: 2046

Re: 250 Gte Valve timing

Hi Christopher,

I usually start with the factory marks as a starting point. Be very careful! If you feel something interfering, stop and check.

Jumping 7 teeth on the chain sprocket moves the cam by 1 degree. Which way? I always have to do it to remember which direction the cam turns.

Tom