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by gsjohnson
Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 17748

The points do show signs of pitting so it sounds like I should also change the points in the distributors. Can this be accomplished with the distributors still mounted to the engine? Any tricks or pitfalls that I should be aware of? It seems this whole issue is now turning into a project? Coils...re...
by gsjohnson
Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 17748

Greetings... Do you have the original Marelli coils? The total resistance in the primary side should be about 3 ohms. Typically the resistance of the coil is 1.5 and the external resistor 1.5. If a resistor fails, bypassing it is a quick fix and will make a stronger sparkie until the higher current...
by gsjohnson
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 17748

There must be a reason the resistor was by passed. Maybe a bad resistor? Looking thru the records of the car, there is a repeat hard start problem that is attributed to the battery disconnet on both occasions. I'm guessing that some mechanic did this to solve a repeat hard start problem without noti...
by gsjohnson
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 17748

Hi Tom- I have removed the distributor caps and there are standard dual points in each of them. Wouldn't it fry the points in short order wired as it is? In your diagram I don't see where the condensors are wired in. Would I be better off with a Pertronix conversion? I have always thought the car fe...
by gsjohnson
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coils/Resistors Wiring
Replies: 61
Views: 17748

Coils/Resistors Wiring

I decided I'd do a little engine bay cleanup and tune-up yesterday. The engine had started popping thru the exhaust recently on decel, and this was something new that began to pop up (Pun intended). I also was beginning to experience an occasional carb miss (lean intake pop) at low RPMs on accel. Ag...
by gsjohnson
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fall Party
Replies: 31
Views: 9425

Re: Fall Party

mdempsey wrote:Starting to see if my schedule is going to let me go to the fall party. Anybody interested in riding w me to the party from the DC Balt area? Looking at taking the 365 GT???
Can you swing buy and pick me up in L.A.?
by gsjohnson
Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Translucent Paint for Horns
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Well I'm not the brightest bulb in the hardware store, but I shine bright occasionally.
by gsjohnson
Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Translucent Paint for Horns
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

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by gsjohnson
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Translucent Paint for Horns
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Translucent Paint for Horns

I believe I have found a very close match to the red translucent paint used by the factory on the horns. I bought two cans of Frost Red Tamiya translucent paint in a spray can on line for $11 ($16 with shipping) and thought, what the Hell, I give it a try. This paint is actually for the clear polyca...
by gsjohnson
Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Air Horn Hose Routing
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Nobody knows the answer to this one?
by gsjohnson
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Air Horn Hose Routing
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Air Horn Hose Routing

As you guys know, I went on a mission to repair my horns so they worked properly. Of course this turned into restoring the system to its' proper appearance. I detailed and repainted the compressor. I removed the horns in the nose area because someone while painting the interior nose area black, didn...
by gsjohnson
Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Filling with Gas
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

Keep fiddling with the angle. I tilt the filler about 45 degrees to the rear from directly side to side. I also put a rag around the filler area so when it spits up, the paint doesn't get gas on it. A long fill time just gives you more time to answer questions about the car. Well it's far from an i...
by gsjohnson
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Filling with Gas
Replies: 10
Views: 4074

Filling with Gas

Anyone have trouble filling their 330s with fuel when utilizing the unleaded style nozzles at gas stations? My car acts as though it is full and keeps shutting off. If I turn the nozzle around a 180 degrees from its' natural fill position on the passenger side, partially lift up the rubber boot and ...
by gsjohnson
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question-Horn Compressor
Replies: 12
Views: 3447

Okay, I've got them working. I'm not sure what I did as I didn't really find anything definitive. I removed the brushes and cleaned the contacts and then removed the 2 acorn nuts at the bottom to access the armature which I cleaned with a scotch bright pad. They appeared black in color, like they we...
by gsjohnson
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Pump Problem?
Replies: 22
Views: 8125

It was nice meeting you John. Yea, too bad about the fuel pump, but it's fixed now. I hated to drive my Carrera as a substitute for sure.