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by whturner
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Differential Lube
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

It seems that the definition of 90 wt, 140 wt and so forth, is being overlooked. For example, a 250 wt gear oil will, when it heats up, thin out to be the same viscosity as a 90 wt sitting in your garage at "room" temperature. I would bet the 250 wt oil recommended for the earlier cars was thinner (...
by whturner
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Differential Lube
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

I looked up Spiriax S on the Shell site - the two oils in the S product line are 75W - 90 or 80W - 140. The product code, as you can understand after all these years of development, is no longer the same. But the product specs would be for the same type of application, and the oils performance bette...
by whturner
Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Differential Lube
Replies: 12
Views: 3599

Differential Lube

I notice that most modern differentials use a lower weight lube than the older cars (250 wt or so for both my 330 and '47 Ford. Is this because of better grease formulation? And if so, would we be better off switching to the modern 80 - 90 wt lube, especially if synthetic is used, which has a much h...
by whturner
Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Dancing Ammeter
Replies: 21
Views: 5811

Ammeter Fluctuation

Does it do the same while the car is stopped but running? If so, you might find the problem more readily. Bypass the voltage regulator to see if it stops - this woulld overcharge the battery if continued for very long, but if the fluctuation quits, the Voltage regulator is at fault. Otherwise start ...
by whturner
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 14
Views: 4123

Check the following - they have a large selection of such things - and if you find a match, it will be reasonably priced.

Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc.
www.restorationspecialties.com

Cheers
Warren
by whturner
Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's East Coast Party....GREAT!
Replies: 18
Views: 5894

A wife named Sue

Hey Tom, I thought it gave me a pretty good setup line, I suspect you were remembering last years picture, where Judy was labeled Sue. If I had the names, I think I could match them all up. Your # 2 is --- Politic, I think, and #8 is Brian ????, and I think the blond lady #19 is his wife. I am proba...
by whturner
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's East Coast Party....GREAT!
Replies: 18
Views: 5894

Tom Wilson wrote:# 14 is Dr Ian Levy and Warren's wife is Sue
HOLD THE PHONE! My wife - Judy - is not supposed to know about "Sue".
I might get sued. :lol:

Cheers
Warren
by whturner
Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tom's East Coast Party....GREAT!
Replies: 18
Views: 5894

Tom Yang's Party

We loved every bit of the party, even though we had to leave early, so as to get a Sundays worth of stuff done. Mike and Marie are unexcelled as hosts - and I include the the kids.The guys and gals were great - what a sociable bunch. And technically competent too. We missed Art - he got the ball rol...
by whturner
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Directions to party
Replies: 14
Views: 4226

Attendance at party

My wife and I will be there - but not the Ferrari; the pinion seal sprung a leak too late to get it fixed. I could use it to oil the dirt roads to keep the dust down, I guess, like the old days! Oh well, what is one less old used car anyway. It is the people who like those cars that count. See you s...
by whturner
Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: like a good red wine...
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Well - somewhat like a good red wine. But who could make a wine that good last as long? Very pretty!

Cheers
Warren
by whturner
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Where to get water pump seals on 330
Replies: 20
Views: 6652

Water Pump seal.

to reiterate - the first seal kit from Ferrari did not make it out of the shop - it leaked during test drive. The spring was replaced with the original (heavy) spring. After 1200 miles coolant started to pour out of it. This time the rubber boot had split in 2 places. It is not just the carbon disc ...
by whturner
Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Best color for 330 GT
Replies: 60
Views: 14982

Rosso Rubino - or other red.

Hi Owen All colors, but especially red, are are notorious for looking totally differnt under varoius Lights. Then there is the problem of reproducing the color if photographed and saved it after it is manipulated by the camera, the film or the digital color profile, followed by displaying it with th...
by whturner
Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: TomYang.net fall 2006 gathering
Replies: 30
Views: 8724

Spare Parts

If anyone needs/wants a new pair of front springs for a 330, which does not have the extra weight of A/C, P/S, I can bring them to Tom's party. Let me know. I bought them from FAF years ago, installed them when the front end was renovated, but had to get a stiffer set made. The car had a posture lik...
by whturner
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: leveller substitution
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Air Shocks

The Buick RoadMonster (and probably the other GM) big wagons had Load leveler Air shocks up to 1996. Both Delco and Gabriel replacement air-over shocks are available (Gabriel at JC Whitney). The electric air pump and other parts ought to be easily avilable if needed, also. Don't know if they are sui...
by whturner
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: best source for Cibie H4 headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 2924

Cibie Lights

I got my Cibies from Aardvark International -

http://www.cibieusa.com/

They also have the Talbot mirrors which were discussed in another thread

Cheers
Warren