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by Jimmyr
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Timing Light
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Re: Timing Light

John, yes they are better and brighter, knowing that we must view the marks thru a small hole in the bell housing it helps. Also, if you can only see the one TDC mark, the adjustable ability on the new lights make it easier to know the advance degrees without seeing any other marks. Jim
by Jimmyr
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Headgasket
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Headgasket

I also had good results from the GT Parts Aussy head gaskets, and always re-torqued them after some miles were run.
by Jimmyr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2+2 overheat fuse melt problem
Replies: 8
Views: 3042

Re: 365 GT 2+2 overheat fuse melt problem

Good contact between the fuse and the mounting tabs is critical. Be sure the clips are clean and hold the fuse tight. Also, the fuse end should be clean and bright. Any resistance in these high current areas will cause heat and relax the fuse fitting clips causing loss of power in that circuit. Thes...
by Jimmyr
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Fuel Sending Unit

FYI, many of the floats were cork, and they do not hold up well with the new gas. Most of the old cork floats break down absorb gas and sink; this may then look like a bad sensor element. Check both when the sensor is out of the tank. A modern plastic float from later cars can be slipped into the wi...
by Jimmyr
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Sealing the Tach Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

Re: Sealing the Tach Drive

Cory, These O rings are not extremely critical, low pressure etc., so finding something close that will slide into the distributor housing with out binding should work. Also, using silicone may not last too long as most are not oil resistant and do breakdown. Loctite 518 would be a better choice if ...
by Jimmyr
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Sealing the Tach Drive
Replies: 7
Views: 3427

Re: Sealing the Tach Drive

Take the O ring off of the ends and go to Ace Hardware and sort through their selection and see what you can find. If not, most bearing supply houses carry the largest selection. Jim
by Jimmyr
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Courtesy lights on a GTC
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

Re: Courtesy lights on a GTC

Steve, try any VW parts houses, as they are common European style bulbs. Jim
by Jimmyr
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: scissor jack for 330GT
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: scissor jack for 330GT

Most scissor jacks from the usual auto parts stores and Walmart are very useful to carry in case of a flat. Never, but never use the post jack from the tool roll to lift the car; that could cause damage to the car and probably to you too!
by Jimmyr
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: SI 330 Rear View Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 1821

Re: SI 330 Rear View Mirror

Tom, the "Talbot" style mirrors look OK and are just as unuseful as the real Talbots. Just do not screw them int the alloy doors, fender mounts will stay in place much longer. They were dealer installed as previously mentioned, and were up to the dealer as to what they used. Euros generally went wit...
by Jimmyr
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Valve adjustment tools
Replies: 8
Views: 3446

Re: Valve adjustment tools

I find that using a long 11MM six point box wrench helps by not slipping like the 12 point ones do. The USAG tool shown works well, but Tom's tool looks like it has it all in one. Always pull the adjuster screw out and check for damage or wear on the tip - very important!
by Jimmyr
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rubber boots
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: Rubber boots

John, Parker Hall lists the ones for the ignition coils.
by Jimmyr
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seat tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Re: Seat tracks

Try the ones from Ace hardware they have some that are close.
by Jimmyr
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: fuel regulator
Replies: 15
Views: 6270

Re: fuel regulator

Fram CG7 filter.
by Jimmyr
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: scuff plate
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: scuff plate

Sorry, slotted, as most all trim screws were of that era.
by Jimmyr
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: scuff plate
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: scuff plate

Self tapping counter sunk screws.