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by 330Jim
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: See-thru tuning spark plugs
Replies: 41
Views: 11716

Re: See-thru tuning spark plugs

John, I am getting into the nuances of carb tuning that are a little deeper than is typically discussed in most guides. I would not rebuild the carbs based on my comments; frankly I doubt there is anything wrong with your carbs. I would suggest studying how these carbs work. In particular I recommen...
by 330Jim
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: See-thru tuning spark plugs
Replies: 41
Views: 11716

Re: See-thru tuning spark plugs

Hi John, Am I correct in assuming that by "plates" you mean the butterflies? If so I have no doubt they sealed just fine. However for the engine to run properly they have to be open a small amount. With Webers and Holleys and other similar carb designs the amount the butterflies are open is importan...
by 330Jim
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: See-thru tuning spark plugs
Replies: 41
Views: 11716

Re: See-thru tuning spark plugs

John, I do not believe your car is running right. The fact that you can turn your idle mixture screws all the way in tells me you are getting fuel from someplace else. You can get it running well in this situation, but when you get it running right you'll find it is a lot better than you expected. A...
by 330Jim
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Axial Nut Torque Specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Axial Nut Torque Specification

Richard, Thanks for the reply. Actually I was looking for the torque specs for the nut that is inside the hub. The one that clamps the axial, hub and wheel bearing together and has the cotter pin in it. I am familar with the torque charts you refere to, I was just wondering if there was a specific t...
by 330Jim
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Axial Nut Torque Specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Axial Nut Torque Specification

Anyone know the torque specs for the axial nut (the one in the knock off hub) for a live axial car? I have been digging through all my referances but so far I have not been able to find it.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Tue May 08, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

Nice job, I like how you set that up.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon May 07, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

I got a chance to check out the plumbing to the bypass oil filter on the PF coupe. Your right there is no check valve (only a small orifice) in the system and it is plumbed differently than the oil schematic you posted. On the PF the oil flow is bleed off the U shaped tube that goes from the pump to...
by 330Jim
Tue May 01, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

I'm not sure I understand the bypass filter plumbing, as long as there is something that causes a pressure drop the oil will flow through the filter otherwise the oil will take the path of least resistance. Below are some detail shots of the oil cooler installation on the 212. 1-IMG_8197-002.JPG 1-I...
by 330Jim
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

Putting the cooler between the pump and the filter would be a common way to configure a lubrication system in general. I have not traced the 212 system out to see if it is done that way on the 212. You are correct, 100% of the flow should go through the cooler. Item 4 appears to be the filter, based...
by 330Jim
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

See if I can get the photo this time.
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by 330Jim
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

Technically, the oil bypass filter is not needed, the 1310 is a fine enough filter (the 212 only had the wire mesh one originally, no bypass filter at all). If the bypass filter has a finer media than the main oil filter it still may make the oil slightly cleaner. However I would not expect it to ma...
by 330Jim
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil filter
Replies: 23
Views: 8883

Re: Oil filter

The 212 I have worked on has a paper filter in place of the wire screen filter. I will have to look up the NAPA part number when I get home. The filter is for a Mercedes. It does require an adapter that fits in the bottom of the timing chain housing. I have not had the adapter out, so I do not know ...
by 330Jim
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My 365GT2+2's smoking habit
Replies: 13
Views: 5854

Re: My 365GT2+2's smoking habit

I agree with your point of checking the health of hte engine by doing a leakdown test. I also agree with Tom, I would do a compression test and see if #11 has any issues. If the compression is good I would keep running it. If there are some issues, I would try the leakdown test again to see if you c...
by 330Jim
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My 365GT2+2's smoking habit
Replies: 13
Views: 5854

Re: My 365GT2+2's smoking habit

A leak down tester is not the best tool for checking for an oil smoking issue. It will give you a good indication of the piston ring seal and how well the valve seats and head gasket seals but it will not tell you anything about the valve guide seals. Under what conditions does it smoke? Smoke on st...
by 330Jim
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Clutch Slave Cylinder Banjo Fitting
Replies: 22
Views: 9701

Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder Banjo Fitting

Nice work.

Cheers Jim