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by tyang
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood pad
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Hood pad

Not sure. I thought they were made with a fiberglass. I do know the starter heat shield is probably asbestos.

Tom
by tyang
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

Jumprun, you're absolutely right that no two cars bleed exactly the same way, even it they have identical systems! The problem with the 250 system is there is too long of a brake line that travels up and down between the booster, the M/C, and the reservoir to allow the head pressure from the reservo...
by tyang
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Brake bleeding sequence & tricks 250 Gte

Hi Christopher, There are a ton of places for air to get trapped in the 250 system when you're starting with an empty system. I rarely see a system like this bleed correctly with just pumping on the brake pedal. With lines heading down to the brake M/C, then coming back up to the booster, and then b...
by tyang
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 3823

Re: Gauge lighting

Hi Kerry, Looks good. LEDs are also available in various color temperatures. It's hard to tell in photos since most digital cameras automatically color correct as the picture is taken, but LEDs tend to be pretty cold (blue+ higher color temps). I like the warm glow of the gauge lights, so if given a...
by tyang
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Who is going to Cavallino?
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Who is going to Cavallino?

Hi Tom,

At the very least, I will be there Friday night and Saturday. See you there!

Tom
by tyang
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Hi John,

I figured you would have owned a Sun Machine!

Browbeating, and ribbing are very different things! I am always supportive of guys doing their own work with the knowledge of efficiency and pragmatism!

Carry on.

Tom
by tyang
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Statically timing your points will get you in the ball park, but things change when the engine is running. I initially static time the ignition systems before I fire up an engine for the first time using a test light to determine exactly when the points open for a timing event on AF 10 to get in the...
by tyang
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pista and my 330 at Ford V Ferrari
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Pista and my 330 at Ford V Ferrari

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Hey, I did the same thing!

Tom
by tyang
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Hi Tom, Getting the points plates phased in correctly is crucial. A couple of degrees either way will amplify as engine speed increases. Ferraris build the most power above 3-4K and you can imagine how much power is lost when half the cylinders are firing behind or ahead of the others. With four set...
by tyang
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Bonnet Question

So, if you have both the "snail" springs and the prop, and your hood does not stay up w/o the prop... is there a fix? Thanks. john I was just talking to Ed this weekend about questions that no one answers, and this might be one of them! I've never tried disassembling one of these. They are probably...
by tyang
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC

Steve Meltzer wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:07 am
Tom, I just can't understand why you'd think i would resort to cheap hose! s
You said it, not me!

Tom
by tyang
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 866

Re: Bonnet Question

I've learned not to be definitive with Ferrari, but I can safely say that GTEs have two coil springs wound like a snail on both lower corners of the hood that should have enough tension to hold the hood up. The prop rod is to hold the hood up as a supplement. SI 330s have a similar set up, but SII 3...
by tyang
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC
Replies: 7
Views: 557

Re: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC

If you're going to use black rubber hose, I would highly recommend using some high quality hose instead of the cheap stuff from the auto parts store. Some of the hose, especially out back by the fuel pump, can see some high heat from the mufflers, and you risk a fire when the hose gets hot. The chea...
by tyang
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT grille
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: 330 GT grille

Hi Clint, 1200 grit? You may want to go to 2400. You may still see fine scratches in the aluminum after polishing if the sanding process is too coarse. Buff one piece and see how it looks. Wear a good dust mask that seals to your face. That particulate matter from the buffing is not good for your lu...
by tyang
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari
Replies: 14
Views: 2373

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

chris wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:29 am
Hi All, hi Tom,

what color would the binding originally be. Same color as carpet? My carpet will be red. Would red binding be right ?

Thanks
Christopher
Yes, red binding would probably be correct.

Tom