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by B24Spider
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please Help me ID this Ferrari Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: Please Help me ID this Ferrari Hood

As I was saying...

Truth is, it's usually my own notes I need her help to read. My inspiration was my artist fathers' signature. I have surpassed him.

-Steve
by B24Spider
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please Help me ID this Ferrari Hood
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: Please Help me ID this Ferrari Hood

The 935 would be an internal PF number. The padding says street car, not competition. The slightly damaged tag reads "330 (space) 2", but my wife (hey, she's a retired nurse, she spent her career deciphering doctors' notes) thinks she sees an x between the 0 and the two, and, was there more after th...
by B24Spider
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Air filter assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 2964

Re: Air filter assembly

Once upon a time I had a Lancia Aurelia B24 with a frozen Flaminia Motor. I bought a correct motor that Max Balchowsy (Old Yaller) had installed in a Lotus Super Seven (a rather nice job, too, but really the wrong choice). Although it was a supposedly fresh motor with almost no time on it, I decided...
by B24Spider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Re: Fuel Tank

Is it painted or undercoated? If you get someone local to clean it you can desolder all the bits and pieces yourself. I've used Nor-Cal Metal Stripping in Windsor (they also will happily do a shitty job of lining), but I don't know what they charge currently. Or you can make an inexpensive citric ac...
by B24Spider
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Re: Fuel Tank

John, I have to agree with all the comments about lining; just more problems waiting for you. Another solution is tinning. It's what I did on the Spider. Not all that expensive, esp. compared to a new tank. And when you can't get one, well... After chemical stripping, the tank is literally dipped in...
by B24Spider
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Looking for Dim Bulbs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: Looking for Dim Bulbs...

Well, we're all here, aren't we?

And John, you're on the list already....
by B24Spider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Looking for Dim Bulbs...
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Looking for Dim Bulbs...

....to match the others on my 1955 Lancia. I am looking for older two filament 12V brake/turn signal bulbs with 20/3 watts rating and "standard" BAY15d base. Philips 12500 and Osram 7241 are the designations of the original bulbs, but later production uprated them to 21/5 watts. They don't play well...
by B24Spider
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250GT Distributor Caps
Replies: 56
Views: 19725

Re: 250GT Distributor Caps

A minor comment re polishing distributor caps; keep in mind that rouge is made with iron oxide. While John was very careful to thoroughly wash his afterwards, failure to remove all the polishing compound could lead to arcing/tracking and resultant misfires.
-Steve
by B24Spider
Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2+2 Clear Turn Signal Lenses - Advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Re: 365 GT 2+2 Clear Turn Signal Lenses - Advice?

Consider who you are trying to please....

If you like the clear, use 'em. If you get invited to Pebble, and you're really in the running, you can change them for the judges.
by B24Spider
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Boxer Engine Removal
Replies: 19
Views: 7812

Re: Boxer Engine Removal

May I second Toms' advise re: the fuel lines? Regardless of the effect of modern fuels, they have aged out anyway. If you do nothing else, put fresh lines in.

I have seen what can happen to a 512 if you don't...
by B24Spider
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330GT 2+2 Bodyshell Rebuild
Replies: 58
Views: 18701

Re: 330GT 2+2 Bodyshell Rebuild

Just a quick note to mention that the reason for the holes in the center sill is stiffening, not reducing weight. That's why the holes have a rolled/pressed radiused edge.
-Steve
by B24Spider
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Daytona Carb problems
Replies: 44
Views: 18835

Re: Daytona Carb problems

For the sake of diagnosis, is any of the metallic debris magnetic?
-Steve
by B24Spider
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Electric fuel pump replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 9147

Re: Electric fuel pump replacement

Hudson, We don't care whether it's "done" or not (I mean, when is it ever?), but if it's not running, bring yourself anyway, if you can. It's just a low key gathering, and only the Fiats are judged (by themselves). Free if you bring something on wheels, $5 to just show your face. Come when you want,...
by B24Spider
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Electric fuel pump replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 9147

Re: Electric fuel pump replacement

Hudson,
Perhaps you'd like to brave the roads with the 330, and join us in Alameda for All Italian Day on October 9?
-Steve
by B24Spider
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Airport baggage
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Re: Airport baggage

On a less amusing note, after spending much time locating (in Holland), and paying (a considerable sum) for a piece of curved tempered glass for an Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato, and being patient about shipping, it finally arrived yesterday. It had been wrapped in a t-shirt, one layer of (small) bubble ...