BAAAD News!

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by testaj » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:41 pm

tyang wrote:The good news is I still have a ride down to the MD event in a Ferrari. Jay, who was riding shotgun in my car, has agreed to drive his Testarossa. It might not be a Vintage Ferrari, but it's got 12 cylinders, so save us a spot Richard!

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Hopefully you can get that beast running. Nobody wants to see you show up looking all 80's at a vintage Ferrari event, not to mention you wont know what to do with yourself in a Ferrari with a/c and a radio.

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by tyang » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:16 pm

testaj wrote:
tyang wrote:The good news is I still have a ride down to the MD event in a Ferrari. Jay, who was riding shotgun in my car, has agreed to drive his Testarossa. It might not be a Vintage Ferrari, but it's got 12 cylinders, so save us a spot Richard!

Tom
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Hopefully you can get that beast running. Nobody wants to see you show up looking all 80's at a vintage Ferrari event, not to mention you wont know what to do with yourself in a Ferrari with a/c and a radio.
I've got my "Capezios" and "Member's Only" jacket for the ride down!

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Post by josh » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:15 pm

*laugh*
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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by Tom Wilson » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 pm

I've got my "Capezios" and "Member's Only" jacket for the ride down!
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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:05 pm

Gold chains, anyone?

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by Michael Bayer » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:20 pm

Rudy We are a more towing chains kindsa guys!
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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by Rudy van Daalen Wetters » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:22 am

Michael,

We definetely are tow chainers along with many others
on this site!

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by 330Jim » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:54 pm

Tom,

It is possible repair this without removing the heads. I did it on mine. It held for 5 years but then started to weap when the engine was cooling off. It still sealed when the engine was running and when the engine was cold. It is not the best way to go but it will get you by until you have more time to fix it properly. I repaired it from the inside. I used a boroscope to see inside the water passages and then used a syringe with a tube attached to apply silicone at the o-ring joint from inside the water passage. You can get to the o-ring through the thermostat housing and one of the water passages on the front of the engine. It is not easy to do, it took me three tries to get it to seal. I can not recommend this method but in your situation it will allow you to take it to the show.

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by 365 GT 2+2 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:42 am

TY - doesn't the fact that you actually brought up 'capezios' mean that you wore them? :oops:

Enjoy the weekend fellas - Kate's 3rd Bday is on Saturday...somehow my Wife wasn't convinced that TYang/Radcliffe was a good venue for her party. :shock:

Jealous nonetheless. Have fun. Miami Vice soundtrack in the tape-deck in the Testarossa and all.

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by tyang » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:29 am

TY - doesn't the fact that you actually brought up 'capezios' mean that you wore them? :oops:
And you didn't? There was nothing wrong with them as long as you wore them in the 80s! If you're still wearing them sporting a mullet for a haircut, they you have problems!

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by tyang » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:31 am

330Jim wrote:Tom,

It is possible repair this without removing the heads. I did it on mine. It held for 5 years but then started to weap when the engine was cooling off. It still sealed when the engine was running and when the engine was cold. It is not the best way to go but it will get you by until you have more time to fix it properly. I repaired it from the inside. I used a boroscope to see inside the water passages and then used a syringe with a tube attached to apply silicone at the o-ring joint from inside the water passage. You can get to the o-ring through the thermostat housing and one of the water passages on the front of the engine. It is not easy to do, it took me three tries to get it to seal. I can not recommend this method but in your situation it will allow you to take it to the show.

Cheers Jim
Hi Jim,

I've resigned myself to NOT bringing the 330 America. I will find the time to fix it right when I get back. Thanks!

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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by klv » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:47 pm

Now don't be too harsh on TRs - I was rather dismissive of them until I rode around Brands Hatch for a few laps in one - with uprated brakes fortunately - and it went well and made a good noise. The same guy had a spin at Silverstone in the rain on Monday - fortunately without any dramas, unlike a couple of the V8 brigade that managed to modify their bodywork a little...
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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by tyang » Wed May 06, 2009 8:42 pm

I finally found some time and energy to face working on my 330 again, and after thinking over how 330jim described his repair on his 330, Francois and I devised another approach to the repair. Looking at the access to the water passages from the thermostat housing we didn't think we could fix it adequately from that direction, but felt that it was worth a shot loosening the timing case nuts to see if we could move it forward just enough to get the faulty o-rings out to reseal them with more silicone. After the better part of a day's work, we managed to take it all apart, seal it, and tighten the timing case down. It'll sit overnight to set up, and I'll try to check to see if it seals up tomorrow. I've got my fingers crossed, and I hope you do too! If this works, it'll save me the time to pull both heads, and to buy two new head gaskets for $400 bucks!

The other interesting thing was there was plenty of silicone from my installation, but there seemed to be slightly more clearance between one water passage and the o-ring that caused the leak. I'll try to explain what I did in a future post, but for now, let's hope things set up O.K. over tonight, but from the looks of the repair, it looks good.

Tom
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Re: BAAAD News!

Post by klv » Thu May 07, 2009 5:14 pm

Good luck with it Tom. Hope it all goes well for you! It was great to see the Lusso from the Radcliffe show. There should be more scruffy 'rat rod' style V12s around so that we don't feel so lonely with the 365GT! I was interested to see that it's only 10 chassis numbers apart from your car too.

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