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by mark
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 121872

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Hi A.D.

When I inatalled the carbs on my engine, I used a standard end wrench (spanner) and tightend the nuts, with new wave washers until the washers were flat. Mike Pierce advised me on this procedure. I also used a thin layer of Hylomar on the gasket surfaces.

Mark
by mark
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: valve adjustment screws

Thanks Guys. Yes, I suspect poor materials for the screws, glad I caught it. I just received some replacements from one of the usual suspects, they have a different appearance. I will use them for the exhaust side and see what happens. The intakes were barely worn, so I have at least another service...
by mark
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: valve adjustment screws

Hi Guys: OK I am well into my valve adjustment process. I have about 7000 miles on the current set of screws. The intake screws are barely worn, except for one which had tightened up. The exhaust screws are another matter. They all appear to need replacement, and in fact two of them started to spall...
by mark
Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Missing cover over engine mount?
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Missing cover over engine mount?

Hi Kerry:

For what it's worth, my 365 gt 2+2 has the covers on both sides.

Mark
by mark
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: valve adjustment screws

That settles that, thanks DWR46.. I will be ordering oem screws.
by mark
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: valve adjustment screws

Thanks Tom:

I am of the same persuasion "If it aint broke...", which annoys my friends. Just thought I would ask. I hear about this stuff from time to time, but rarely meet a real person that can authenticate, well except for the needle bearing thing, but I still remain skeptical.
by mark
Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

Re: valve adjustment screws

Thanks Tom: I've heard of folks using the Porsche version of the screw, or is that just a myth. I like the fact that the Porsche version has more surface area than the oem, but I must say, I am a bit of a purist when it comes to parts. On another subject, have you tried the needle bearing upgrade on...
by mark
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: valve adjustment screws
Replies: 22
Views: 4136

valve adjustment screws

Hey you guys. Any preferred vendor for adjustment screws? I've heard of shoddy merchandise being supplied, and of course Jimmy is witness to that.
I would like to avoid a repeat of his experience.

Thanks in advance.

Mark
by mark
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: cam timing and service 365 gt 2+2
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

cam timing and service 365 gt 2+2

OK, so I am spending part of my recession performing a major service. So far I have removed the valve covers and chain covers, plugs, and distributor caps, for convenience. I have #1 at TDC and i just checked the clearance of the exhaust and intake. They are very close to spec. if not right on. I th...
by mark
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Re: 330 GTC

Hi Elizabeth:

Fantasy Junction has a 365 GTC for sale. I have seen it in person, looks great, and should for the cost of resto.
You might want to give FC a try, they are very open to visitors.
by mark
Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTO at the track
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: GTO at the track

Not fair to Tom. I've driven an old right hand drive alfetta through Paris at 3:00 am at 120 mph. No sleep for 24 hours, raining and the heater did'nt work, damned Italians! In this instance however, nobody was looking... Driving a ~$20+ mil.( market dependent) car rhd, on a not so familiar track wi...
by mark
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 121872

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Sorry A.D. This digression is probably not helping you. I seem to remember way back, that you had some contaminated fuel in your car. As I recall this fuel may have gone through the newly rebuilt carbs when you first ran the engine. This my friend, may have something to do with your problem. Mike Pi...
by mark
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 121872

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Cornelis:

I like your English, it's better than my German. Anyway, I get it. All is not what it seems with women and Ferraris!

Cheers

mark
by mark
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 451
Views: 121872

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Does this mean that owning a Ferrari requires a lack of self control? Reminds me of the old Warren Zevon song: "excitable boy". I wonder if Warren ever owned a Ferrari?
by mark
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1969 365GT2+2 power steering
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: 1969 365GT2+2 power steering

Have you tried to adjust it?