365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby afwrench » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi A.D. , if you dont have a pyrometer a drop of water on each header pipe might tell if one or more are not getting hot form not firing.Just a thought,Mike
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby A.D. » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Could you give me some leads as to where i could buy a reconditioned rear caliper?

Many thanks
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby Jumprun » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:14 am

I believe the 365 2+2 brakes are Girling brand. 330 GTC is girling too, same as Jaguar XKE. I got all the parts I needed through a Jaguar supplier far cheaper than the Ferrari suppliers, even the handbrake parts are same as XKE. Of course I can't say for sure if it's the same situation for the 365, but it's a lead. You do know it is a common job to have a shop recondition calipers by sleeving?

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby A.D. » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:25 am

Thank you.

To explain

Over the years at some point someone has fitted a caliper set on the rear right wheel which does not match the other three. The piston diameter required is 27 mm whereas the caliper set on this wheel has a larger dia. Hence am looking to change the caliper set for this wheel to match the others.

Will search for jaguar calipers as suggested but if you know of a supplier where i could buy a reconditioned caliper set it would be very useful.

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby Jumprun » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:22 pm

It will probably be easier to find a used set, then you send them out for the recon. Look in Hemmings or FCA, or FML there always seems to be someone advertising used parts.

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby A.D. » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:32 am

An update

The distributor cap the wires the spark plugs have all been changed to new ones

Have been starting and have kept engine running all this time

The car is still running rich although a little less than earlier

Suspect its the valves in two cylinders that have not seated properly

Plan to keep the engine running as often as possible
While we wait for rear brake caliper to get sorted

Once that is done, will take it out on the road, and hope that by driving the car the valves will seat and seal properly

Have used 20 - 40 oil but on an engine masters video on you tube noticed that they used 10 - 40 oil to break in the engine.

Should we try using that oil?
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby tyang » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:25 am

The heavier weight oil is fine for your engine. What does the oil pressure read when the engine is hot? Let me know what the gauge says at idle and at about 2000-3000 rpm.

I don't thin the rich running has a lot to do with two valves not seating. Did you perform a leak down test on the suspect cylinder to determine which valve is leaking? How many turns of the air adjuster screws have you turned out from close on the carburetors? I'm sorry if I'm asking questions from before, but this thread is so long, I don't have the time go back and search!

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby A.D. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:58 am

Hi Tom.

Haven’t done a leak down test yet as i have
Lost the leak down test gauge that i had got
From summit. Will order another one.

Regarding your other question
The throttle is open by 1.5 turns .
The air screw is turned out by half turn
from full close.

As always, thanks for all your help!

Best
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby tyang » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm

A.D. wrote:Hi Tom.

Haven’t done a leak down test yet as i have
Lost the leak down test gauge that i had got
From summit. Will order another one.

Regarding your other question
The throttle is open by 1.5 turns .
The air screw is turned out by half turn
from full close.

As always, thanks for all your help!

Best


AD, I'm amazed how long you've stuck with this project. It seems like it's been two steps forward, and one step back for you! I really would love to see you get this car back on the road. I may have to offer to come out to India to take a look!

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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby A.D. » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:12 am

Hi Tom

Would love to see you in Bombay or Mumbai as it is called now.

However I would like to fetch you from the airport in the queen. Therefore have to get the car road worthy before we plan any trip.

You know, when i was in school I was in “Palmer” House. Our motto was “nil desperandum”. Never despair!

Although i do despair at times, I dont give up - i do believe that we are now very close to the end of this very very long project.

The brakes have been attended to, are being refitted as we speak and we plan to take the car on the road next week provided nothing else goes wrong.

Since the fuel rich smell has reduced while keeping the engine running on the same spot we feel that by driving it a bit it should reduce further.

As always will keep you posted!
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Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Postby afwrench » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:47 am

Keep pushing A.D. I know that I am not alone in admiration for you and we will want to see some pictures when complete.Best of luck,Mike
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