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by tim
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: test
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: test

Greetings.. The picture of the orange Buick came through loud and clear

Tim
by tim
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

G'day (been in contact with the Aussies) The horror stories are true. Asbestos seems to be the main concern. Even if you have paperwork from a reputable shop (you are reputable , aren't you) they may decide to remove a brake shoe, punch a hole in the lining and test it. If it passes, you get the sho...
by tim
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Please let us know when the Alfa is safely through customs

Greetings.. I've sent a request for info to some friends down under who are vintage sports car (Morgans) guys. We'll se what they know.

Tim
by tim
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Headlight re-silvering service - 330 GT Series 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Headlight re-silvering service - 330 GT Series 1

I've not dealt with them but have heard good things. I was going to have mine redone but I found a pair of NOS

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by tim
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 23
Views: 3227

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

Greetings... The sender in my 330GT looks like the one pictured. The brass float on mine had leaked and I sourced a replacement from an Alfa
by tim
Sat May 02, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 6898

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... OK Tom, maybe I was a little overly sarcastic but you know the originality police are out there. As I've said before, my least favorite word when dealing with my cars, be it Ferrari, Morgan, or Turner, is "Correct". I agree with you about things that may improve performance or reliabili...
by tim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 6898

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... I see you decided to stay with the Marelli coils. Any particular reason? Also, the white GTE Tom has been working on has Bosch blue coils. Oh the shame. The value of the car has been cut in half. This car should never be allowed on the show field. How could someone commit such a travest...
by tim
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 6898

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... Should be about 1.5 ohms and the resistor should be about 1.5 ohms as well. The Bosch Blue coil is about 3 ohms which is why you don't use and external resistor. The Kettering ignition system, which is what our cars have, like about 3 ohms resistance. This keeps the coils from overheati...
by tim
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 6898

Re: Ignition system

Greetings... I tried the Bosch resistor terminals and the car never ran well. I changed to some Rajah Hotrod terminals and problem over. The Bosch Blue coils are the smaller diameter than the Marelli ones by about 1/8 inch (you metric guys can figure that out for yourselves). I have searched for a g...
by tim
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 139977

Re: Horn Detailing

Greetings... Try screwing the trumpet in or out while running the compressor. They seem to be sensitive about location.

Tim
by tim
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration
Replies: 463
Views: 232035

Re: 365 GT 2 + 2 restoration

Greetings... For a conventional ignition, check the resistance across the oils and ballot resistors. It should measure about 3 ohms. If you disconnect the resistor (the square burgundy thingy) from the coil both should measure about 1.5 ohms. Lower resistance will allow more current flow which will ...
by tim
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?
Replies: 16
Views: 10767

Re: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?

Greetings... When I first talked to him several years ago, he got my name from a club roster.
by tim
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?
Replies: 16
Views: 10767

Re: Is Lenny Benson a Broker?

Guess who just called. HIs number is now blocked.
by tim
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 2899

Re: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives

Greetings... These are available from your local British parts dealer. They fit Triumph TR3 and TR4. Will need a bit of modification.

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by tim
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC
Replies: 20
Views: 5338

Re: Campy wheels - GT 2+2 and GTC

Greetings.... And if I submitted my car for judging I would wind up owing points.

Tim