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by Jimmyr
Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: cleaning black wrinkle paint
Replies: 7
Views: 3373

Cleaning as indicated in the above note should clean up most dust etc. If the paint is in good shape, just wipe them down and let dry. Then use some non solvent based material such as Scott's Liquid Gold to add a long lasting nice look to them. Another product from Meguires, is their #40. It is used...
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Oil Filters
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Like stated always lube the gasket, AND the filter housing mating surface. I usually wipe each surface with a thin film of chassis grease. Jim Riff
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What spark plugs are you guys using?
Replies: 26
Views: 10172

I have had good luck with the Bosch WR8DP platinum plugs in 250, 275, and 330 engines. Reguardless of what brand of plug you use, always wipe some Neverseze compound on the threads, as the alloy heads are famous for corroding the plug in the threads, and trying to force them out may strip the thread...
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Valve adjustment procedure
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

The incorrectly heat treated adjuster screws were made by some aftermarket company in the 80's, and sold to various parts houses. Today the reliable parts guys have a tested product available. The batches of incorrect screws have been dumped at various flea market operations and are mostly gone by n...
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Alternator, Voltage Regulator Assistance Thread from FCA
Replies: 8
Views: 3900

While a genaric electronic regulator is not difficult to adapt, there are rebuilt Marelli regulators available for those origionally fitted. Rutlands, and Maranello Parts, and GT Car Parts all stock rebulit origional Marelli red boxes. For every day use any of the mentioned subs should work well, bu...
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lusso washer bag and pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Although any of the older Ferrari washer bags would look OK, the Lusso had a two hose cap on the bag. If a single hose cap and bag are available try it for looks. Tom Shaunassey usually has a few washer bags around. Jim Riff, Lusso 4537.
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Valve adjustment procedure
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

When doing the valve adjustment, always take the time to completely remove the adjuster screw and inspect the tip for damage. If there is anything but a smooth curved surface, replace it. Remove the screw only when the cam is in position to adjust the lash. After all is done, RECHECK all of the lash...
by Jimmyr
Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump Packed It In?
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Yes, I have had the same problems on the British cars and have dumped the Lucas pump for a good Bendix (or the current maker) pump. For Ferrari, I always say stay origional if concourse or resale is in the future. For every day driving most any modern 2.5 - 3.0 psi electric pump should do. Jim Riff
by Jimmyr
Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cam Cover paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1910

The VHT brand of wrinkle is a little finer than Eastwood. Spray it on a very warm surface and cure it evenlly at a very warm heat, the faster the cure the finer the wrinkle. Jim Riff
by Jimmyr
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Zen and the Art of Lockwashers
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

As a rule of thumb, wave washers were used where the nut or bolt tightens agains an alloy (alu) part, and a split lock was used against steel parts. There are some exceptions, such as the suspension assemblies where a castle nut and cotter key is used or a nylok nut is used. Nyloks are not used on h...
by Jimmyr
Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump Packed It In?
Replies: 6
Views: 3125

Ever wonder what the steel hammer is for in the tool kits, possibly to gently tap the base of the electric fuel pump to get it started in an emergency! Actually most of the problems come from two sources, first is the junk the are now adding to our gas that hardens the diaphram and causes it not to ...
by Jimmyr
Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Wrinkle Finish: Valve Covers
Replies: 5
Views: 2957

For those who do not have access to a powder coating shop in their city, the ability to diy is still applicable. Heat is the main item to a good wrinkle finish, as is a clean surface. If the old wrinkle is not too bad, possibly just an over spray is all that is needed. Many of the better wrinkle spr...