William...first, Congratulations!william wrote:Luke, went home for lunch and yes the wipers work well, thank you.
I'm not sure but the carbs may need adjusted. First the car does not want to Idle very well second it is starting to back fire a little. and third I think it is about out of gas. When I drove the car home yesterday after meeting the shipper the car kept dying on me I realized I had the manual chock on and I dont remember but I may have had the autflux on. All I know was that I was happy to have my Ferrari. Now when I start the car cold I should pull the autflux should I leave it pulled out as I drive the car? or push it in.
Car really sounds great however just started to backfire last night in my driveway very low on fuel.
is my car a four speed? only could find 4 foward gears?
Thanks Sam Yes I do have a smile.
Really I do know somethings about cars!!!
I've got an early 330 2+2, very similar mechanically to a GTE in a lot of ways.
On starting from cold, this is my particular procedure:
A. Adequate gas! Opinions vary on what grade and additives to use.
B. Turn key to first stop, switch on Autoflux (electric fuel pump) until it stops ticking. I turn mine off then because its drawing battery power.
Opinions also vary on Autoflux use...some people leave it on all the time, I don't use it after my car is running steadily or unless I have a vaporlock incident.
C. Open the manual choke 3/4" or so, pump the gas one or two times, and crank. Slowly close the choke over 2-3 minutes as the idle smooths out. Some light popping through the carbs is apparently normal until the engine is warm.
D. I wait until the water temp is a nick above 140F before getting underway, and I don't exceed 3K RPM until the oil temp is off the peg.
From my experience and the accounts of other V12 owners, these cars take about 15 minutes of easy driving warmup before they are ready to run.
Your car has an electric overdrive for 5th. The control for it is the short stalk on the right hand side of the steering column. On my car, it's down to engage, up to disengage. Always disengage the clutch when shifting in and out of overdrive.
Your carbs may need an adjustment, but try proper starting and warmup procedures first. Check the owner's manual; if you don't have one, get a copy on CD off ebay.
I had my carburetors rebuilt. My car came from Northern Cal. to Texas and I suspect the cooler air there and resulting denser fuel/air mixture masked a need that showed up here in very hot and humid weather.