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by Tom Wilson
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Driving the White Car
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Driving the White Car

Today's drive was a loop around the Palos Verdes peninsula, a beautiful drive along the cliffs overlooking the Santa Monica bay. It was a bit overcast, but at least today I did not have air conditioner envy! 408 2.jpg On the way down the 405 freeway I got surrounded by the South Bay Car club, a grou...
by Tom Wilson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Driving the White Car
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Driving the White Car

I'm Famous!!!
by Tom Wilson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Driving the White Car
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Driving the White Car

Today I made my first big solo drive in 4247 GT. As many of you know, I purchased the derelict car in 2002, futzed with it for 12 years or so, drove it about 2 miles in Monterey in 2015 with a borrowed engine (thanks Scot!), around Palm Beach in January and on a shakedown drive with Tom Y a month or...
by Tom Wilson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Wire Wheel Maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Wire Wheel Maintenance

While trying to eliminate a front wheel squeak that reappeared after two weeks of trucking across the country, the wheel guy found two two spokes were loose, causing the wheel to be out of true. We fixed this, which did not fix the squeak, but that will be another post when we do identify the proble...
by Tom Wilson
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 498

GTE Engine Rebuild

In your photos I see the fan clutch assembly which is cracked as so many seem to be. Do you know anybody who is rebuilding these? I was lucky enough to find a usable original one (and then switch to an electric fan), but a lot of GTE owners need these and we are running out of used ones.
by Tom Wilson
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Green Berlinetta Boxer
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Green Berlinetta Boxer

Tom - Post some more photos of this car! I have never seen one in this color and am intrigued. As you know, my first awareness of the Ferrari brand was with the Dino. However, it really hit when Road and Track had that bright Yellow BB on the cover. I was really taken by that car. Of course, reality...
by Tom Wilson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Personal Thanks

Thanks Clint! It has been a wild ride and it feels great to be this close to finishing the restoration and starting the next chapter where I get to drive it. There will be an update my crazy restoration in the next GTE Newsletter, by the way...
by Tom Wilson
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Seat Covers
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: GTE Seat Covers

Yes, I agree, patina adds to the charm. The idea would to only use it on summer days where it regularly gets over 100 degrees here.
by Tom Wilson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE Seat Covers
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

GTE Seat Covers

As 4247 GT will be coming home to California mid-summer, I would like to get covers for the front seats. With our high temperatures and no air conditioning, sweat is going to be a problem. Has anybody found good ones?
by Tom Wilson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Personal Thanks

No problem. Being named Tommy, having a father named Mr. Wilson and a brother named Dennis, I have gotten quite used to it... 😜
by Tom Wilson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Personal Thanks

Still not working! The one that keeps appearing is 2000 and this one is 2020.
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by Tom Wilson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Personal Thanks

Somehow, those photos did not work. Should be:

2000
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by Tom Wilson
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Personal Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3061

Re: Personal Thanks

When I first found my car in 2000, Tom was one of the first people I contacted. I searched online and his was the only name that came up! The site was primitive by today's standards, but hosted a great group of people who were determined to save the GTE. Today 4247 GT is in the final stages of its r...
by Tom Wilson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE water temp switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Re: GTE water temp switch

I bought a used one from GTO Engineering and at the time they had 2 or 3 more. I did this because I was unable to find anyone who could rebuild mine.
by Tom Wilson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTE from Charlotte NC
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

GTE from Charlotte NC

Many years ago we were searching for this car that was spotted in North Carolina. It just popped up at Gullwing Motorcars and is 2325 GT, the Maranello Concessionaire's road tester. Anybody up for a project?
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https://www.gullwingmotorcars.com/1961- ... c-4095.htm