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by 330Jim
Tue May 26, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: carburator nuts
Replies: 27
Views: 6810

Re: carburator nuts

Wow a lot of fuss about this topic. Tom Yang is using the lash caps for the purpose they were designed for. Lash caps are sometimes used in racing on titanium valves to provide a hardened surface for the rocker arms to actuate against. This is done because the titanium is too soft to run the rocker ...
by 330Jim
Wed May 06, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: My 330 GT Engine To Be Rebuilt
Replies: 165
Views: 48888

Re: My 330 GT Engine To Be Rebuilt

I guess my experience was a little different than most. My car just had the two Lucas fans. It never had an overheating problem. The water temperature was always at the thermostat controlled temperature, even in stop and go rush hour traffic with ambient temperatures over 100 deg F. I do admit I did...
by 330Jim
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: BAAAD News!
Replies: 28
Views: 9086

Re: BAAAD News!

Tom, It is possible repair this without removing the heads. I did it on mine. It held for 5 years but then started to weap when the engine was cooling off. It still sealed when the engine was running and when the engine was cold. It is not the best way to go but it will get you by until you have mor...
by 330Jim
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Wheels Bearings 330 GT
Replies: 9
Views: 2678

Re: Front Wheels Bearings 330 GT

Ed,

There is a good bearing place on 24th street just south of the airport. Kaman is the name of the place, I have had good luck matching up bearings and seals from them in the past. I am also familiar with bearing inspection critia if you are interested in reusing your existing bearings.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Road Trip!
Replies: 64
Views: 15697

Re: Road Trip!

The first Saturday morning of the month there is a cars and coffee in Scottsdale at Doubletree and Scottsdale road. There is a fair chance the car has already been to it. Here is a link to one of the past events. http://desert-motors.com/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=183&page=1 Is this the car you are pi...
by 330Jim
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Crackle Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 5155

Re: Crackle Experience

John, Rudy is right. In my experience a lighter / drier coat of paint will give a tighter finer texture. A heavier / wetter coat of paint will give you a courser rougher texture. It will take some experimenting to match your heater. I would start by trying one coat (on a scrap piece of metal) that h...
by 330Jim
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: PF Coupe mystery parts
Replies: 8
Views: 2889

The water pump looks like it is from a Triumph TR250 - TR6. See the link for a photo.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph- ... 1520r17603

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Filling Small Holes in Sheet Metal
Replies: 7
Views: 2847

I use a soldering gun from Sears (the type with two heat settings) and fill the hole with solder. It works very fast and only heats a very small area a minimum amount. Note, a cheap soldering gun will not put enough heat into the area. I also use electical solder because it flows better. Be sure to ...
by 330Jim
Wed Oct 19, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Funny oil pressure on 330 GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 5954

I pulled the #5 and #6 main caps off last night. The bearings are fine. They still have a nice layer of white metal on them and are not worn down to the copper. Cutting apart the oil filter, it is clean with no signs of a bearing coming apart. So the oil pressure problem is not related to the main b...
by 330Jim
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Funny oil pressure on 330 GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 5954

Wear on the main bearings was my first thought but I would rather not go there. I liked the rubber hose theory much better. Anyway I will pull one or two main caps tonight just to make sure. I have had the pressure regulator apart, there was some minor scoring on the piston that I cleaned up. Cleani...
by 330Jim
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Funny oil pressure on 330 GTC
Replies: 16
Views: 5954

Enzo, Did you have any luck with your oil pressure problem? My oil pressure also increases about 20 psi when I decelerate (I haven't noticed anything on acceleration but I have not checked either). Tom’s suggestion about the rubber hose made a lot of sense to me so I dropped my lower oil pan. The ho...
by 330Jim
Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Need advice on 246gts starter/flywheel alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

You may want to check the ring gear on the flywheel. If it was replaced when the work was done on your engine it may be in backwards. Typically one side is chamfered to ease the engagement of the starter, (note I have not seen a 246 ring gear). If the non chamfered side is towards the starter it wil...
by 330Jim
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Opinions on these compression and leadown numbers - Please
Replies: 11
Views: 3359

Cylinders 3 and 5 are not that good but may be able to live with them. Cylinder 8 has one of the following problems, leaking head gasket, bad pistons rings and / or damaged valve. When the leakage test is being done if you can hear a hissing noise in the exhaust, the exhaust valve is bad. If you hea...
by 330Jim
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lucas ignition parts - remanufacturer needed
Replies: 28
Views: 10208

Unfortunately I do not know what used the racing distributors. A friend of mine specializes in D-types and I have had the opportunity to work on several of them, unless it was a one off, Jaguar did not use this distributor on any of their models.

Cheers Jim
by 330Jim
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Lucas ignition parts - remanufacturer needed
Replies: 28
Views: 10208

A Jaguar D-type distributor cap will not work. The D-type used the same cap as the XK120 (wires out the top), which is different than the one Roger is looking for (wires out the side). This link has some unusual Lucas distributor caps, although I believe they are a little different than the one Roge...