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by jcwconsult
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mixed Feelings
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Mixed Feelings

The golden screwdriver idea seems much better to me than a dead piston. I agree our cars often need some service, but hopefully we are doing minor servicing a LOT more often than major overhauls.
by jcwconsult
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mixed Feelings
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Mixed Feelings

Why should the Grimey award be something indicating a major mechanical failure, like a burned piston or similar? Isn't the goal to actually be able to drive our cars whenever and wherever we want to do so? Jim Glickenhaus does not take his priceless Ferraris to events to break down with blown engine...
by jcwconsult
Tue May 31, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Mixed Feelings
Replies: 26
Views: 5819

Re: Mixed Feelings

I understand Tom's dilemma. I took my Queen to Corning for FCA2007, thoroughly cleaned but not really restored by me. (The previous owner had done a lot of appearance items and I had helped do a full engine overhaul.) I entered the concours mostly to get a list of what the judges thought could be do...
by jcwconsult
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: self leveling rear suspension in 365's
Replies: 9
Views: 2097

Re: self leveling rear suspension in 365's

Agreed on it being one of the great cars to drive. Karl Ludvigsen called the 365 GT 2+2 "The Magnificent GT" in his contemporary road test in Sports Car Graphic when the model was new. It is still true today, given that you accept the pinnacle of technology of the late 1960s as OK to still use today...
by jcwconsult
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Collector car tax
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Collector car tax

Indeed, it was a spoof. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/a-fake-tax-rattles-classic-car-buffs/ A Fake Tax Rattles Classic Car Buffs By MICHAEL BARBARO Mock New York Times Article Click to see the mock New York Times article. As April Fool’s gags go, the Shelby American Automobile Club’s ...
by jcwconsult
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Collector car tax
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Collector car tax

I have NO idea if this is true, but if it is - we have a problem. Senator Schumer proposes 10% annual tax on collector cars ___________________________________ Senator Eyes Collector Cars as Revenue Source New York Times article Mar.28, 2011 Auto Enthusiasts who dodge taxes are in Schumer's crosshai...
by jcwconsult
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: RIP David E. Davis
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: RIP David E. Davis

Eddie Alterman gave a fine speech at a gathering of DED fans on Saturday at "The Warehouse", attended by many of the locals who have have admired him and his work for decades. Among other attendees was his wife Jeannie Davis and some other family members. It was quite meaningful for all those in att...
by jcwconsult
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: RIP David E. Davis
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: RIP David E. Davis

Details of the memorials. Cremation has taken place. Jeannie Davis has made arrangements for services for David next month at Ann Arbor's First Presbyterian Church at 1432 Washtenaw Ave., near U of M's central campus. Services will be held April 28th at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of David's robust life...
by jcwconsult
Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: RIP David E. Davis
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

RIP David E. Davis

David E. Davis Jr., auto writer and founder of Ann Arbor-based Automobile Magazine, dies at 80 David E. Davis Jr., called "the dean of American auto journalism," died in Ann Arbor on Sunday after complications from surgery for bladder cancer. He's remembered as "just a great guy, true car nut, great...
by jcwconsult
Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Missing cover over engine mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 2522

Re: Missing cover over engine mount?

I also had these missing on my 365. They were easy to fabricate from aluminum and I also used tapped small screws (the 5 mm sounds about right). I used only two screws per side as in the diagrams. They have been in place for 4 years now.
by jcwconsult
Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2+2 body parts book
Replies: 0
Views: 1371

365 GT 2+2 body parts book

I saw this on ebay today, for anyone that needs one. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FERRARI-365-GT-2-2-Coupe-Body-Parts-Catalogue-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3cb14f0062QQitemZ260672782434QQptZMotorsQ5fManualsQ5fLiterature There are also a lot of other 365 GT parts on offer today. I didn't find anyth...
by jcwconsult
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: FCA Judging
Replies: 28
Views: 6021

Re: FCA Judging

What would happen if there were multiple Silver and Gold awards? That might help to encourage more people to come and enter for judging -- just as those with the solidly platinum level cars know they can take home a trophy, even theirs is not the "best" one in the group that day. A 92 point car is w...
by jcwconsult
Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rolling Sculpture 365 GT 2+2 story
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Rolling Sculpture 365 GT 2+2 story

Ann Arbor holds a very eclectic car show called Rolling Sculpture, usually on a Friday in July. If you are going to be in Ann Arbor around that time, it is worth looking up that year's date. Basically you get to see 200 - 400 interesting cars of every shape and description, including: pre-war Meadow...
by jcwconsult
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT4 2+2
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Re: 365 GT4 2+2

Just remember that the 365 GT$ 2+2 never had a US variant.
by jcwconsult
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GTC clutch release bearing
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: 365 GTC clutch release bearing

I had the same issue on my 2+2 and had to replace the sleeve. Terry Myr found the right part through his contacts and it was NOS with the original cosmoline covering.