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by tyang
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Appreciate the tip, Tom. Hey I have one more question. The fuzzy window scraper that mounts on the door's edge, do you mount that before dropping in the frame or after? john It depends. Most times, I find it neater to glue the felt strip on with contact cement and either pop rivet or screw them in ...
by tyang
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: LEDs in Taillights
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: LEDs in Taillights

Tom Wilson wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:50 am
Ok, I have something to work on. Thanks to both of you. Tom, I must have thread that blog entry, but it certainly slipped my mind.
You're welcome. No worries. If it wasn't for this blog, I would have forgotten all the things I did myself!

Tom Y
by tyang
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: LEDs in Taillights
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: LEDs in Taillights

Hi Guys,

You have to change the flasher to operate the new LED lights that draw less current. Here's a blog entry:
http://tomyang.net/?p=15416

Tom
by tyang
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails

Hi Martin, I think blasting may remove more of the softer material that doesn't have the anodizing, which means you'll have to sand further down into the aluminum to flatten the surface. That's just my opinion. Try it, and see how much anodizing can be removed without damaging the rest of the surfac...
by tyang
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Hi John, I have found it's often easier to have the window installed in the frame when lowering it into the door. I use blue tape to hold it in place as you lower the frame into the door. Each car is different, but it takes some maneuvering to get the lower tabs to clear the door opening, and it hel...
by tyang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Gauge lighting

Also, the dimmer might not work anymore. I'm not sure how much voltage the dimmable LEDs need to work, so you would have to try them out. The resistance wire in the dimmer on our cars cuts a lot of current out of the circuit, and it may be too much for the LED to work.

Tom
by tyang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Gauge lighting

LED replacements are probably your best bet. They draw less current, and I believe are cooler in temperature. The color of the lights can sometimes be disappointing as they tend to be colder in color (bluer). The original lights were incandescent so were a warmer color. I think more and more LEDs ar...
by tyang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Hi John,

I use strip calk, a 3M product. It's sometimes called dum-dum. It's a putty like substance that doesn't harden and is cleaned up with mineral spirits. I use it between the glass and the frame of the vent window. Later cars like the 330s have gasket, but this is what I do for the 250s.

Tom
by tyang
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

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Here are some more details of an original carpet in 2259.

Tom
by tyang
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

2259_281.jpg Here's a picture of original carpet binding on SN 2259. It's very thin with an exposed stitch. A common problem with redone interiors is the upholsterer sews the binding very wide. It takes skill and sometime a special guide to sew the binding tight and thin to the carpets. Most origin...
by tyang
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails

Oh, yeah, I'm VERY familiar with sanding and polishing these pieces! They were originally clear anodized, but would have to be sanded and polished to a high shine before sending them out for anodizing which will dull the finish slightly. If you simply polish them, they will dull, and scuff easily. T...
by tyang
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan

Hi Kerry,

My thoughts exactly!

The SI 330s only use one fan, as I think the picture you sent is a SII car. By then, they eliminated the engine driven fan and installed two electric fans.

Thanks.

Tom
by tyang
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan
Replies: 6
Views: 201

SI 330GT 2+2 cooling fan

Hi All, I pulled the radiator out of a SI 330GT to have a new core installed, and found this fan installed on the electric motor in front of the radiator. 5929_37.jpg On SI 330s, there are usually two fans, one driven by an electromagnetic clutch by the engine, and a second pusher motor in front of ...
by tyang
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Check Newco Products

https://newcoproducts.com

Tom
by tyang
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

I'm going to throw my 2 cents worth and agree. White cad plated nylocks with yellow plastic nylon. The bolts are black oxide.

Tom