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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: 3052

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: 411

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: 411

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: 411

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: 411

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 ...
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Bonnet Question

Yes, I feel no assist at all and the aluminum hood feels as heavy as a ship anchor.

john
by John Vardanian
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Bonnet Question

Ed, I've seen another car like mine where the fellow raised his hood and the hood went up with ease. Mine is like dead weight and feels like there is zero assist.
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Re-Engraving logo on Borrani spinners
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Re-Engraving logo on Borrani spinners

Unless it's a concours effort use stainless spokes. I would reuse my original rims and hubs.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Bonnet Question

Thanks Tom, if I come up with a solution I'll be sure to share.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

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
by John Vardanian
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: Bonnet Question

Ed, Chris, yes I have these on the hinges on my PF coupe and have a hood prop too. I think all cars have both and the prop is added insurance. I am told that the springs should hold up the hood wide open.

john
by John Vardanian
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bonnet Question
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Bonnet Question

There is a pair of spiral helper springs at the hinges. Are these supposed to hold up the bonnet? I don't think mine are working that well. Thanks.

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: So I sold the car!
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: So I sold the car!

Life goes on. I did always like the colors of your car.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

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

Chris, speaking from recent experience, I'd leave the binding to your upholsterer. Apparently, there is vinyl and then there is vinyl. I bought spools of binding from HVL and my upholsterer rejected them, and he showed me why he refused to use it. He found vinyl in the same color and then when he sh...
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Fuel line clamps on 330 GTC

Yup, 9 bucks an inch, is it? Then you have the fittings and the ferrules... you'd better take out a home equity. Then, of course, the required tightening up of the sphincter as you are putting it together so you won't F it up.... :lol:

john