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by tyang
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads

Hi Christopher, I use a torque setting at about 55lb/ft. We have gone as high at 60ft/lbs, but it's pushing the limits of the head studs pulling out of the aluminum block. Although a coating on Murray's head gaskets are supposedly not needed, I still use some kind of gasket dressing. I use a spray o...
by tyang
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads

Hi Christopher, I believe Elring knew about these issues, but failed to do anything about it until recently. They seem to be coming to the party a little late. Although I feel Murray Clegg in Australia deserves to sell his gaskets as the only solution to this long time problem, but I am willing to h...
by tyang
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 250 engine water pressure test cylinder heads

Hi Christopher, Most of the head gasket leaks I have seen on fresh installations has been from the water passages, and have come immediately after filling the engine with coolant without pressure! Considering the radiator caps should be running under 10 pounds of pressure, you should see leaks prett...
by tyang
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte vent in drivers footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: 250 Gte vent in drivers footwell

This is it. regards, Martin Hi Martin, Your picture prompts me to ask a question that was asked by a friend of mine restoring a GTE. Since your carpet color is slightly different than the leather, what color is the other vent down by the passenger footwell that is covered in leather? Did Pininfaria...
by tyang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte vent in drivers footwell
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: 250 Gte vent in drivers footwell

Yes, as Martin posted, there is a vent cover. I may have a spare one if you need it.

Tom
by tyang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Carpet in boot of 250 Gte
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Carpet in boot of 250 Gte

Hi Chris 2259_45.jpg Although this is from a SI 250GTE, it's similar to how the SIII Trunk is trimmed. There are few cut pieces of carpeting with binding that finish the bottom of the wells in each corner. Unfinished pieces are glued to the inside of the fenders. The carpet that covers the aluminum ...
by tyang
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 GTE series 1 car - horn etc
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: 250 GTE series 1 car - horn etc

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They may be the standard FIAMM horns, but I found the Stebel horn set up on an early GTE SN2259. This car was the preservation class award winning GTE I showed a few years ago. Parked since 1967.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Pulling radiator

This is a picture of the WRONG core. Most radiator shops use this one because it's easier to get.
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by tyang
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Pulling radiator

No AC. I ended up pulling the fans to provide more room. I had to drop the radiator down through the bottom to disconnect the hosing and just pulled up and out after that. I’m having the radiator recored at Central Radiator in Tampa. They work on vintage radiators and the owner Dave was very knowle...
by tyang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 109534

Re: Horn Detailing

Hearing about you guys tuning the horns brings a smile to my face thinking about how we must all drive our families crazy working on these cars! Carry on!

Tom
by tyang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pulling radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Pulling radiator

The fans can stay in place to pull the radiator. It should come straight out the top once the hood is removed. It's best done with two people as I think it might hang up on some of the brackets on the front of the engine. Remove the alternator, and maybe the bracket. I can't remember, is this an A/C...
by tyang
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 3d printed aluminium heater valve housing
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: 3d printed aluminium heater valve housing

Great work. I think there will be some interest in this part. I'll make blog post about it soon to help get the word out.

I think I've seen the top plate being remanufactured, and it would be interesting to see if it fits.

Thanks for making the effort.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 109534

Re: Horn Detailing

Nice Job! The trumpets are either a red candy finish, or grey hammertone. You can sometimes see the old finish to determine which one you have. I think with a 330, it's the red candy. I used a Tamya (sp?) hobby paint. Somewhere in my blog I've talked about it. Be very careful on the y-fitting. Use a...
by tyang
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood supports
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Hood supports

I use electrical heat shrink tubing for the hood torsion springs. You can buy it in long rolls, slide it one the springs, and shrink them with in place with a heat gun. I wouldn't put the hood pad on until after paint, but spray on contact cement is what to use. Spray both surfaces, let dry, and sti...
by tyang
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: ferrari 250 gte windshield stamp
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: ferrari 250 gte windshield stamp

Hi Chris,

Yours looks like an original stamp. I'll try to photograph a windshield stamp for you.

Tom