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by John Vardanian
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: gas gauge sending unit 330 GT 2+2

You might try removing the wires from the sending unit and measuring the resistance from the coil terminal to the chassis of the unit. Do you know how full your tank is? The E-F range of the coil is 20 to 100 ohms. If your coil is working you should get a number in between. Shake the car and see if ...
by John Vardanian
Fri May 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

These switches are generally simple and repairable. I had an issue with mine; one day I couldn't shut off the engine. I took it apart and found those brass hex nuts to be loose, shorting the two paddles. That's all it was. I remember it was a much bigger deal removing the switch from the dash and re...
by John Vardanian
Tue May 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil flow path
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Oil flow path

Tom, nice car, great picture!
by John Vardanian
Mon May 18, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Oil flow path
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Oil flow path

Tom, here is one from the Merritt book for the inside plug motor. The difference is that your full flow filter is an external cartridge. Here the filter is a strainer inside the timing case. Hope this helps.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 Gte Distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: 250 Gte Distributor

Chris, that is correct, the pair of coil springs are not only unequal length but are also made of different gauge wires. There are also shims between the cups and the pins. These shims along with the tension of the coil springs, as well as the tension of the leaf springs dictate the profile of the a...
by John Vardanian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 121325

Re: Horn Detailing

I found those screws in Amazon in stainless steel. IF you go back a few pages on this thread you will see. To tune the trumpets, turn them in till they gently contact the reeds. Then power up the compressor and unscrew the two trumpets out simultaneously until you get the best/loudest sound. Then lo...
by John Vardanian
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 121325

Re: Horn Detailing

Unless there is oily contamination, there should be nothing other than carbon dust inside the fields. High pressure air should be enough to clean things. If it's caked contamination, I would Google the remedy... but rinsing things with mineral spirits shouldn't hurt. If you end up wetting it make su...
by John Vardanian
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Abarth Exhaust Clamps and alternatives

Greg Jones from FL sells really nice reproductions.

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Source for trunk lock
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Re: Source for trunk lock

Tom, if you can't find a replacement the surrounding piece can be bored out slightly on a milling deck. You can then re-chrome it or just leave it.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Source for trunk lock
Replies: 8
Views: 2993

Re: Source for trunk lock

Tom, is it really that far gone? I remember I had a hard time finding a locksmith in town that was willing to take my driver door and trunk buttons apart, so I could ship them off for plating. When I did find a guy that was willing to do it, I stood there and watched him take it apart and wondered w...
by John Vardanian
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT
Replies: 14
Views: 6861

Re: What color to paint my Series 1 330GT

Nice color and good you kept to the original color.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Tom (in So Cal), the Ferrari manual I have from the 1970's (by Rousch and Apen) does tell you how to synchronize the points on the car. I can email you copies of those pages if you send me a PM. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

No compromises here, I got my own Sun 540. But I don't think our friend who asked for help does. Browbeating is something you get on Ferrari Chat when you as much as drop a hint about doing something on your car yourself.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

Dyke, you are right, there is no real substitute for a Sun distributor machine when it comes these distributors. If you don't have a Sun but have all the time in the world, the cardboard ring trick is not so bad.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.
Replies: 12
Views: 3505

Re: dual point timing, 330 with S85 Dist.

I have seen it done this way. This is essentially a homemade Sun machine: 1. Make a ring out of cardboard that fits tightly around the distributor body. 2. Graduate this ring like a compass at 60 degree segments. 3. Securely fix a pointer onto the rotor that corresponds to the compass. 4. Connect a ...