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by tyang
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona restoration question
Replies: 8
Views: 3160

Hi Mark, Ahh yes the grill... I think your grill is anodized, but I don't think early ones like mine were. Have you tried cleaning it with a polish for aluminum wheels? If the grunge comes off, and it gives you an acceptable finish, I'd leave well enough alone, but if you really need to get between ...
by tyang
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: I AM BACK
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

Hello All,

Thanks to all that are returing to this website, and to those who sent their e-mail support publically and privately. With this kind of positve resonse, I know I can reestablish what I built in the past.

Now lets get back to talking Ferraris!

Tom
by tyang
Tue Dec 17, 2002 1:44 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: I AM BACK
Replies: 13
Views: 5610

I AM BACK

Hello All, Thanks to Simon (a fellow list member) I'm back on the Net! http://www.tomyang.net http://www.tomyang.org I'm still working on e-mail, but let me know if this is all working. I know there's a slight problem with netscape 4.7, but the other browsers seem to be working alright. It sucks tha...
by tyang
Mon Dec 16, 2002 1:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: what happened?
Replies: 8
Views: 3252

Hi John, and others who want to know. Here's the deal so far, My Registrar claims that they contacted me about the domain expiration, but I know I wouldn't have missed a piece of mail like that. I've owned it for 5 years, and managed to keep it that long! The only thing that I'm to blame for is not ...
by tyang
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 Valve Job
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Hi Tom (Treue), The head pulling plate is definitely better than hammering wedges. That method may work if it's to release a stuck head gasket, but with the Ferrari head, it's the corrosion on the studs that's holding everything together. Many people find themselves going almost all the way to the t...
by tyang
Wed Dec 11, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Nice Pininfarina / Ferrari wooden body buck photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

The nose on that special GTC is from a 365 California which was penned by Pininfarina about the same time.

As far as your watercraft is concerned, maybe that design should stay on land! :-)

Tom
by tyang
Wed Dec 11, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Nice Pininfarina / Ferrari wooden body buck photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3476

Hi Evan, Thanks for sharing! Great pictures. The interesting thing is one of the pictures is labeled a 330 GTC, which didn't look right. It looked familier, but not a as a standard GTC. After some research, I found that car to be a special bodied 330GTC 9653 built for Princess Lilliane De Rethy acco...
by tyang
Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ferrari Owners' Site
Replies: 5
Views: 2582

Hi Jack, No need for an apology. I love looking at old pictures, and the history behind them! The workers are always the pawns in these political movements, so the interpretation can vary. Not to parallel Hitler with Ferrari, but each of them needed the workers' support to acheive their goals. Ferra...
by tyang
Mon Dec 09, 2002 10:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Safety belt reel hiding ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Hi Luke, I like the unrestricted feel of the reelers, and my passengers don't have to constantly re-adjust the belts to fit correctly. Having the retractable belts also keeps the buckles from flopping around when they're not in use, not to mention getting caught between the door and the sill! You kn...
by tyang
Sun Dec 08, 2002 10:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Safety belt reel hiding ...
Replies: 4
Views: 2289

Hi Pete, Good points. Although I would love to hide the reeler behind the (door, er,... side) panel I think the brackets and path for the belt would be too complicated. It will also foul up the rear arm rests, so I think I'm going to stick with mounting it on the floor. For the little I drove the ca...
by tyang
Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Three point seat belts
Replies: 4
Views: 3046

Michael,

I am currently dealing with Andover as well over some parts which you'll read about soon. What color belts did you buy? Did you buy the chrome buckles? I may be interested in buying what you have to save you the restocking fee.

Tom
by tyang
Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 Valve Job
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Hi Tom (Treue),

I don't think Ferrari used Titanium valves for their road cars in that era. The valves I've seen come out of original engines were all one piece without caps.

Tom
by tyang
Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 275 GTB Dash Wood: What kind is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5424

My second guess would be Mahogany, but a woodworker would definitely be able to tell the difference. Are you replacing the whole dash, or are you trying to veneer it? I can't remember if that dash is a veneer, or a solid piece of wood. It may be easier to veneer it after you get the surface planed. ...
by tyang
Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 275 GTB Dash Wood: What kind is it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5424

If I had to guess, I would say Teak.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Dec 03, 2002 6:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Blaupunkt on E-bay
Replies: 11
Views: 4176

Hi Scott, Congratulations! I would love to see pictures to post in the owner's gallery as soon as you get them! I'd imagine if the car came with a radio, they fitted a console, since nothing else went in there. You'll probably have to find a early console since the interim cars and Series II cars ha...