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by tyang
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Windshield Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Windshield Fitting

It is impossible (at least in my opinion) to install the chrome trim after the windshield is installed. The pressure of the window frame against the gasket and the glass will not allow the chrome trim to go into the channel. There is a small groove the trim hooks into that keeps everything in place....
by tyang
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Interior Dome light lens
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Interior Dome light lens

Thanks Tom!

Thanks for reminding me. I've forwarded you an email from an owner looking for a lens.

Tom
by tyang
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Interior Dome light lens
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Interior Dome light lens

Hi All,

I had someone looking for a replacement dome light lens, and I seem to recall a discussion about this. Did anyone have this part made yet?

Thanks in advance.

Tom
by tyang
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bravo Tom
Replies: 1
Views: 467

Re: Bravo Tom

Hi John, Thanks for your kind words of support. Transitions like this are also tough for the previous owner and getting the car physically from one owner to the next is just part of the story. There's an emotional toll as well for projects not completed, letting go of a dream, or selling off an old ...
by tyang
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Rear Bumper 250GT

John Vardanian wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:26 am
Tom's method is the way to go. I have taken three piece bumpers on and off before, but this way was by far easier--and I did it by myself. Thanks Tom.

I took the liberty of placing a thin rubber cushions against the paint as Notred suggested.

john
You're welcome!

Tom
by tyang
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Rear Bumper 250GT

Hi John, Each car is different in the best way to install the bumper.Cover the body near the bumper to avoid scratching the paint, and definitely get a helper to spot the bumper as you hang it on the brackets. I usually mount the bracket a little extended from the body tubes, then I mount the end pi...
by tyang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1204

Re: Knob Paint Removal

The black knobs are definitely not Bakelite. They're a hard plastic. I know mineral spirits won't dissolve them but it may not be strong enough to remove the paint either! if you do use stronger solvents, do it quickly before it starts to eat away at the plastic, otherwise sand it off slowly. Good l...
by tyang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: electrical contact at steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: electrical contact at steering column

Hello Ed, thank you for the picture. I currently exchange the glasses of my speedometer and the other instruments and had to tilt down the steering column therefor. I need to check this after repositioning the steering column again. I will compare to yours and then see whether there is something br...
by tyang
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe

Rest assured. It's going to remain a PF Coupe. The owner loves these cars, and will do it right. He's asked me to oversee some of the work, and I'll report back as soon as it gets underway.

Tom
by tyang
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT air baffles
Replies: 16
Views: 4068

Re: Boano GT air baffles

Hello, do I understand correctly that the Boano also had these baffle on each side of the radiator? Mine (635GT) does not have them, leaving a large gap on each side, which puzzled me for some time! Along the same line, does anyone knows if the Boano had some aluminum panels under the dash board? M...
by tyang
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Tell me about the old days!

Great stories guys! Keep them coming. It inspires me to keep doing what I'm doing! Hey, Jim. With the Ferrari Club National Meet coming up in the fall in AZ, will you be there? We should try to get together for dinner or something outside of the FCA. Who else is game? As much as this is a website th...
by tyang
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Tell me about the old days!

Thanks Mike and Dyke for your response and thoughts. I am honored to know all the players Dyke mentioned in his post, and am trying my best to keep the tradition of community alive with this website. Our ranks may be smaller, but our enthusiasm makes up for it! The 50/50 statistic of hands-on vs pay...
by tyang
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Re: Tell me about the old days!

Thanks everyone for your thorough and thoughtful responses. As I suspected, we are like minded enthusiasts that share the path that led us to Vintage Ferraris! I think I will have to dig deeper and personally ask the few old timers around to tell me about what it was like 30-40 years ago. Did Ferrar...
by tyang
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 2034

Tell me about the old days!

Hi Guys, I recently blogged about my visit to Steve's house, a fellow forum member, to see his Ferraris. http://tomyang.net/?p=17374 The post got me thinking about the direction of the Vintage Ferrari Hobby and the business that supports it. Steve is a rarity, where he actually works on his cars, bu...
by tyang
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT plastic shift lever extension
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: 330GT plastic shift lever extension

Hi Lowell,

As Dyke said, the new ones are grey and seem to be holding up. I think all the usual suspect have these bushings. Partsource, T Rutlands, GT Car Parts...

Tom