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by kare
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 3777GT SII or SIII ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5022

Re: 3777GT SII or SIII ?

I didn't know, that prototypes where built so early in the runnig series, I thought, the prototypes where started about #3800-3900 Wihout a doubt 2713 was changed much later. S.3 was clearly developed together with a GTL. The nose really is slightly different, which has always convinced me of this ...
by kare
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Half Boano/ PF coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Re: Half Boano/ PF coupe

Yep, for a minute I looked at it with my jaw dropped thinking such a car simply does not exist!
by kare
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Half Boano/ PF coupe
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

Re: Half Boano/ PF coupe

0715SA with side vent photo-shopped off. Add says "sister car pictured".

Best wishes, Kare
by kare
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn button ferrari 1948-1952 ?
Replies: 25
Views: 9198

Re: Horn button ferrari 1948-1952 ?

The early color photographers didn't want to waste their expensive film on interiors, it seems.

The wavy pattern is called Guilloché, very fashionable decoration in metal craft and jewelry in the early days of industrialization. Real magic, that's why it's on the wheel too.
by kare
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ashes to Ashes
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Re: Ashes to Ashes

Heh, it's like with rear view mirrors and radio antennas: nothing's "right" as the back-up light was just an option in form of a wire in the bottom of the trunk. Late in 1961 they added a provision where a Marchal 530 will right fit into - straight out of a box. I'd presume cars were then delivered ...
by kare
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ashes to Ashes
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Re: Ashes to Ashes

Kare, all well and good that 2217 did not come with a reverse lamp originally but somewhere along the way a hole was put in the car for the mounting and wiring of a reverse lamp so now the owner wants one to fill the holes. 2169 did not come with a reverse lamp and the transmission #5E had a boss w...
by kare
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ashes to Ashes
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Re: Ashes to Ashes

I wonder if there will ever be a need for repros, Italian players must have collected hundreds and hundreds of these from junkyards. I'm tempted to think that the large ones (later) collected from big Alfas (all scrapped now, let a handful here and there) are actually more common. And forget about 3...
by kare
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vacuum hose solution
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

Re: Vacuum hose solution

Steve Meltzer wrote:Tom, if you're interested, let me know the ID that you need and let me see what I can drop in the mail for you.
And while at it you might as well measure that vacuum tube too!
by kare
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Castle Nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Castle Nuts

When tightening a nut/bolt you aim to get a given clamping force. This is pretty difficult to measure when working, so we use something else that correlates: torque. There is no absolute correlation between torque and clamping force, friction (value of which is largely random, coming from surface ro...
by kare
Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Castle Nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Castle Nuts

Change the washer, or sand it down until you get it right (there really is no option).
by kare
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Parking sensor of the 60th ... 0773GT
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: Parking sensor of the 60th ... 0773GT

I have often wondered if connecting that thing on the Marchal Stridors will actually enhance the damage when the little lady parking the Buick Electra floors the gas pedal at the TRUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by kare
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: We won "preservation class" at Concorso!
Replies: 7
Views: 2419

Re: We won "preservation class" at Concorso!

This seems to be one wonderful car - and maybe the last one built with the extra chrome piece on nose!

Do you know when it was completed and first registered?

Best wishes, Kare
by kare
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber Carb Gears
Replies: 26
Views: 8019

Re: Weber Carb Gears

I think there is a chance that the gear has standard (moduled) tooth profile, so the profile would be possible to be copied with a standard cutter "just like that". Tooth profiles are standardized so that any spur gear having the same module fit together - so number of profiled cutters is very limit...
by kare
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber Carb Gears
Replies: 26
Views: 8019

Re: Weber Carb Gears

Yes, if you know of a dependable adhesive, I can bore the unit out and glue on an aluminum sleeve. This would solve one-half of my problem. The other half of my problem is that I have another gear where the radius (the teeth) are broken into three pieces. Can this be glued after a thorough cleansin...
by kare
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Weber Carb Gears
Replies: 26
Views: 8019

Re: Weber Carb Gears

John Vardanian wrote:Has anyone tried cutting a close enough pair of spur gear and making their own sector gears?
Do you wish to repair the damaged one or remake a whole set? How about drilling and inserting a brass insert?