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by Ruedi
Thu May 06, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help with identifying possible Ferrari parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

The 40DCN9 supposedly was fitted on some competition 275 GTBs . The problem is if you have only one (instead of a complete set with matching numbers), it may affect the value and only be of help to somebody who is quite desperate.
by Ruedi
Sun Apr 18, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona
Replies: 12
Views: 5136

Interesting -- well, annoying, actually. Paul, I just had a look at all of your posts: http://www.tomyang.net/cars/phpBB2/search.php?search_author=Paul . Has it ever occured to you that it appears that you demand answers on Tom's BB, but you have never answered a question or volunteered i nformation...
by Ruedi
Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Borrani Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

Not a bad description of the concepts. However, a few things are worth pointing out: 1. In the context of the Borrani measurements, the "Bolt-up Face" is the surface where the splined hub meets the axle. This is what I meant with my earlier remark "measurements take into account the combination of t...
by Ruedi
Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Welcome to the world, Ellina Li-Ming Yang!
Replies: 23
Views: 9234

Welcome to the world, Ellina Li-Ming Yang!

Congratulations to a safe arrival for the young lady and her proud parents!

Ruedi
by Ruedi
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vintage Front-Engine V12 Tires & Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Will, If you get Ted on the phone, ask him about the Ferraris he had. With respect to Borrani designations, I came to believe that the "RW" in the wheel designation stand for Rudge-Withworth. The Borrani logo gives tribute to Rudge-Withworth by using the hand and spokes of the Rudge-Withworth logo. ...
by Ruedi
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vintage Front-Engine V12 Tires & Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 2692

Will, Your friend is correct. The designations 32, 42, and 52 have no correlation to an actual measurement or the number of splines. I was told these designations stem from the drawing numbers that defined certain types of the original Rudge design. I have been trying to find original Rudge drawings...
by Ruedi
Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Borrani Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

Kind of hard to explain without a drawing, but I'll try anyway: Offset is measured from the center of the rim (middle of the wheel) to the surface where the splined hub attaches to the wheel hub. Backspace is measured from the vertical surface of the rim flange (facing the center of the car) to the ...
by Ruedi
Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Borrani Rims
Replies: 6
Views: 3146

I don't know if they fit, but I can tell you how these wheels are different: RW3812: Size = 7 x 15; Offset = -25 mm; Backspace = 63mm; Fits 330 GT RW4075: Size = 7-1/2 x 15; Offset = -9 mm; Backspace = 100 mm; Fits 250 GT, 365 GT and BB512 All of this information is taken from Borrani brochures. Hop...
by Ruedi
Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What do you guys think of this 330GTS?
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

Want to avoid the Oldtimer garage scenario. FYI: The front license plate appears to be a temporary import license from Switzerland (from the region of Lausanne/Montreux). So, the car must have been licensed there for a while. I hope Oltimer Garage had nothing to do with it. Sportcar Market Magazine...
by Ruedi
Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: New House
Replies: 12
Views: 6306

Hi Tom, Congrats on the garage and house. Assuming your garage floor is close to level, you may want to consider a car dolly like GoJak . I've seen 1500 lbs versions for about per pair $200 on eBay. Not cheap, but a geat tool for squeezing several cars into confined spaces. I've been following your ...
by Ruedi
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Acer presents exclusive Ferrari 3000 notebook
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

Acer presents exclusive Ferrari 3000 notebook

FYI: Pictures of the new Acer 3000 Ferrari notebook computer can be found here.

Toys, toys, toys...
by Ruedi
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hello! Daytona velocity stack screens?
Replies: 15
Views: 7956

In my experience, screens are really only for preventing solid objects from falling through the carbs into the combustion chamber. Little critters like nuts and bolts seem to have a tendency to do that. Screens will not prevent dirt, dust and sand from harming the innards of your engine as described...
by Ruedi
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seat knob
Replies: 0
Views: 1365

Seat knob

Hi Tom, Many European cars of that period had seat mechanisms that were comparable. I believe your assumption is correct about the knob being a reclining limiter, but not for being "folded forward, and return to one of three positions" but to "allow the seat back to be tilted down to a completely sl...
by Ruedi
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Steering Wheel
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

You may also want to check with Nardi USA if they have services to refurbish these wheels (I believe they were the OEM). Contact info (from their web site at http://www.nardiusa.com: Nardi Steering Wheels and accessories by Perfect Motion Motoring accessories 1.866.868.0808 sales@NardiUSA.com hours ...