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by 8339
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help me understand dual points?
Replies: 15
Views: 4925

Hi Guys, I just had to put a V-12 distributor on my Sun Machine to answer the question for myself. The points to the best of my knowledge are wired in parallel, each set of points grounds through the base with a wire off each set of points to the single post on the distributor. Each set of points op...
by 8339
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Alternator Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

I just sent the same response on Fchat, my friends at Mamock Automotive Electirc are the best rebuilders/restorers of alternators, starters and generators anywhere. I've used them for years, they have restored units for Ferraris, Maseratis, Duesenbergs Alfas, etc. Ask for Tom or Pat, Pat's the owner...
by 8339
Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: oval head, straight slot ,metric machine screws
Replies: 12
Views: 4222

I go down this road everyday, Newco has some things no one else seems to carry, however try these suppliers:
Henry's Automotive Warehouse 1-800-239-8149
Restoration Specialties and supply company 814-467-9842
Wurth 1-800-987-7487 or

Richard Garre
by 8339
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tires
Replies: 37
Views: 18629

Well I guess I'll throw in two cents. One of my customers told me a long time ago to put street Michelins on my 330GT 2+2. He was correct they have similar look, they are only H rated which is good for 130 mph and they ride so much better than XWXs. How often will any of these vinatge Ferraris go ov...
by 8339
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FORZA August 2008
Replies: 31
Views: 10585

Tom, fantastic article. The one thing they missed is how much you are giving back to the Vintage Ferrari owner.
by 8339
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear end seals
Replies: 28
Views: 7982

Tom, something to consider is simply the lack of use. I have had the pleasure of overlooking collections of vintage cars and one the biggest problems is lack of use. The collection I now take care of gets regular use, I bring the engine up to operating temperatiure, and give the cars some exercise. ...
by 8339
Fri May 30, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Kicking some ideas around for the Fall Party.
Replies: 29
Views: 8920

Hi Tom, count me in. I've spent a lot of time in Bennington and Manchester Vermont, there's very few places on earth as nice as Vermont that time of year. Hotel reservations may be tough to acquire due to the leaf lookers. The Mt. Equniox Hotel is fantastic, however just north of Manachester is Dors...
by 8339
Sat May 10, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: ZDDP and newer oils...
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Hi Tom and Steven, Tom and I had this discussion at our get together last week. I absolutely agree with Tom that older engine technology was over engineered. I used to be "factory" Technical Troubleshooter for Toyota and watched their products go from being able to run with almost no oil and coolant...