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by abrent
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: exhaust system
Replies: 32
Views: 8335

Re:

It is not my intent to anger the Ferrari Gods but has anyone seen or had any experience with a custom setup from a good shop like the hot rod guys do . Stainless pipes and Flowmaster or similar mufflers. For someone not concerned about originality it might be an option. Please dont tar and feather ...
by abrent
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: exhaust system
Replies: 32
Views: 8335

Re: exhaust system

3835 had an abarth system originally - but a new one of those could not be had for love or Money - as Kerry points out. 3835 is a GTE. I got my Ansa system from Steve Tillack - call him in Redondo as he may still have some bits sitting about. Pricing at the time was the same as Stebro so it was a no...
by abrent
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: SoCal Vintage meet
Replies: 17
Views: 5291

Re: SoCal Vintage meet

Wish I could be there, with a case of Beer Tom Wilson and I could do another different "before" and "after" photo.
by abrent
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 3787GT
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

Re: 3787GT

Fun - yeah O.K.,,, I'll give you that.
by abrent
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 3787GT
Replies: 23
Views: 6334

Re: 3787GT

It wouldn't sound right.
by abrent
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 20 mph in 4th gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: 20 mph in 4th gear?

Even grandma, 3835, could do it. I had never read this, as in floor it in 4th at 20mph, but after Tom Meaddows played with the carbs he demonstrated it. The other neat trick with a well tuned V12 is stand a quarter, on edge, on the air cleaner, rev her up, and the quarter will spin on axis and not f...
by abrent
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes
Replies: 30
Views: 9614

Re: Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes

Hi Tom, Look I'm just winding people up. I actually agree with Zac in that there are lots of things that can be done - both stealthly (is that a word) and obvious to improve a 50 year old design. It all comes to personal choice - of course - and what I really like about this forum is that all views ...
by abrent
Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes
Replies: 30
Views: 9614

Re: Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes

Hey, while we're at it, why don't we bagg it - 20" chromies with spinners and Doof Doof sub's? Come on Guy's. It's 7 REBUILDABLE components, and some lines. I know it was a total pain for Tom to get to florida, but trust me I drove my car back and fourth in LA., Manhattan Beach to Hollywood - in tra...
by abrent
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 'Daytona' wheels
Replies: 20
Views: 5089

Re: 'Daytona' wheels

In Noosa they'd be worth 50 bucks.
by abrent
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes
Replies: 30
Views: 9614

Brakes! We don't need no stinkin brakes

Hi Tom, I have been thinking about the various options you are considering and I wanted to weigh in on the choices. The manual brake system option is something I really strongly suggest avoiding. You will not get enough pressure on that pedal in an emergency situation. Can’t say that directly with e...
by abrent
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is it time to Sell?
Replies: 97
Views: 31600

Re: Is it time to Sell?

I know this thread has been dead for about a year, but as it started in 2007 - and we all know what happened since then - did anyone sell or wish they did? I didn't, but I have a box of parts at the moment - not a car - so it was not really a viable option in my case. What about getting back in to a...
by abrent
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: The Road Trip to Cavallino Begins!
Replies: 90
Views: 26891

Re: The Road Trip to Cavallino Begins!

bugger - you made it. I had the bags packed, permission from "she who must be obeyed" - plane ticket, the lot. Guess I'll have to stay here then.
by abrent
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: The Road Trip to Cavallino Begins!
Replies: 90
Views: 26891

Re: The Road Trip to Cavallino Begins!

Ahhgh Tom, I'm sitting miles away wishing that I was there and we could jack up the car and sort this out. Have had both on my car, fortunatly not at the same time, so can say that it is about a day with the right tools (flare wrench's - spacers - punch kit for the generic gasket stuff from Pep boys...
by abrent
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Photos needed of series 2 headlight surround
Replies: 9
Views: 3123

Photos needed of series 2 headlight surround

Hello, Grandma is closer than ever to being painted, however a question came up recently that I could not find details of in my archives. Specifically, can someone provide photos of a Series II, GTE, headlight surrounds with the trim ring removed. For the rookies, Series II cars have the foglights i...
by abrent
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Chuck McCreight passes after battle with cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Chuck McCreight passes after battle with cancer

Chuck McCreight passed away yesterday after a 2 year battle with a Brain Tumor. Many of us will remember that he was on this board as 67GTC, and owned a 330GTC for many years. A frequent participant in the Monterey Weeklong events, Chuck always managed to be just a little more outrageous than those ...