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by gsjohnson
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ceam ignition switch...
Replies: 9
Views: 4124

Re: Ceam ignition switch...

kare wrote:I still want to warn you all: don't take it apart unless you have to and you have clear idea how to put back together.
Then I won't be able to work on my car at all.
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug Wires with MSD
Replies: 9
Views: 5986

GS, if you strip back some of the insulation on the plug wires, is there a few strands of copper wire or is there, for lack of a better term, nylon rope coated with carbon? Typically, noise supression wire uses a glass cord strand coated with carbon. The carbon conducts electricity but at a hgher r...
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug Wires with MSD
Replies: 9
Views: 5986

Okay...So are these Packard 440 Wires that I currently have, solid core wires and can't be used?

And, does someone have a recommendation for a proper spiral or helically wound plug wire in 7mm?

As always, thanks in advance.
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plug Wires with MSD
Replies: 9
Views: 5986

Plug Wires with MSD

I just received my second MSD box from Jegs and I now have instructions. I already installed a 6AL MSD box on the passenger side as I had that MSD box lying around from another project. After viewing the instructions, it states solid core spark plug wires CANNOT be used with MSD ignition. My car cur...
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 22597

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc262/gsjohnson/DadsPics012-2.jpg I decided to remake the splash panel on the passenger side. I first built a template and then used the pattern to cut out the sheet metal. The template also makes it easy to locate the holes correctly when drilling the sheet metal...
by gsjohnson
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knock Off Nut Torque
Replies: 27
Views: 10464

330GT wrote:325 ft. lbs. I have a 4' long 3/4" torque wrench that goes to 600 ft. lbs. Quite daunting, particularly if it slips off the knock-off.
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Okay Kerry, I give. Where did you find that torque wrench and how much was it?
by gsjohnson
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knock Off Nut Torque
Replies: 27
Views: 10464

Re: Knock Off Nut Torque

Esp. w/ reference to Ricambi's new tool, I searched unsuccessfully for the correct knock off nut torque setting for our Series II s/n 8325. Does not mean that the info is not directly in front of me. Anyone know where to find the answer? I tried the 'search' function here and at Kerry's site. Thx, ...
by gsjohnson
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fall Party
Replies: 31
Views: 11993

I wish I could have been there. Wrong coast, I guess. And Tom, L.A. isn't such a bad city either. Good weather at least.
by gsjohnson
Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Spark Plug Recommendation-MSD
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

GS, I would use B6ES, not BP6ES. I have had issues with the clearances on the projected tips on BP6ES. Try that gap setting and see how it goes, should be ok. Rudy van Daalen Wetters 1963 GTE s/n 4001 1966 330 GT s/n 8705 It was my understanding that only the earlier V12s, prior to the 330 had the ...
by gsjohnson
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Spark Plug Recommendation-MSD
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Thanks Rudy-
Would that be the BP6ES gapped at maybe .045?
The engine currently has Champion N4C spark plugs in it with the small threaded tips that match the Packard 400 plug wire ends.
by gsjohnson
Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Spark Plug Recommendation-MSD
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

Spark Plug Recommendation-MSD

Okay-Could someone give me a spark plug recommendation with the use of MSDs? Thank you
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vintage project on e-bay
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Randy Simon is also a former owner of my car.
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vintage project on e-bay
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

That car is 25 minutes from me if anyone is interested.

There is also a 330 GT 2+2 Interim basket case on ebay right now as well...S/N 7091. Not my idea of a desirable color combo though. IMO a high buy it now price of 64K.
by gsjohnson
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Throttle Linkage Detail
Replies: 18
Views: 6024

... Have seen too many stripped Weber stud threads and heard too many stories of engines chewing nuts. ... Best wishes, Kare How true. I've had to helicoil over half of the dozen studs for the carbs over the years. Everytime I take off the air cleaner, I expect to find another stud that comes out w...
by gsjohnson
Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Throttle Linkage Detail
Replies: 18
Views: 6024

I just went down to my local Napa store this afternoon. They didn't have them in stock, but stated they could have them in by morning. I prepaid them at $8 each. That's probably the best F-car deal I will ever find.