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by BobA
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ignition system
Replies: 24
Views: 5172

Re: Ignition system

I know the early GTE's used a Coil with a Capacitor (or resistor) soldered directly to two different posts than the power wires. Does anyone know
when this change came about?
by BobA
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Source for trunk lock
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Source for trunk lock

What part do you need? The surrounding casting, or the button portion of the mechanism?
by BobA
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake problem in my GTC
Replies: 14
Views: 5097

Re: Brake problem in my GTC

Perhaps a "Modern" fluid could cause the same problem.
by BobA
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake problem in my GTC
Replies: 14
Views: 5097

Re: Brake problem in my GTC

That is exactly what happened to our SWB mc after I switched to Silicon Fluid and the seal swelled up to the point it blocked the return port to the reservoir. It only took a few thousandths to block the port.
by BobA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Brake problem in my GTC
Replies: 14
Views: 5097

Re: Brake problem in my GTC

Hi Steve: I( had a similar problem when I had our SWB. I had switched to a silicone fluid when I rebuilt the MC & calipers and found that it caused the seal (single cylinder) to swell slightly and the piston could not move back and open the port to the reservoir. I had a friend carefully machine abo...
by BobA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Is this heater control valve original?
Replies: 8
Views: 2370

Re: Is this heater control valve original?

It looks like mine on #2693. No bracket, just floats between hoses.
by BobA
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fuel Tank
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Re: Fuel Tank

Hi John: I had my tank cleaned by a radiator shop here in the San Diego area and coated. They say they do 10 to 20 per week. Motorcycle to trucks. Have not gotten around to fueling it yet, but I think it will be just fine. Shouold be someone in your area who can do the cleaning & coating. The 55 mm ...
by BobA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?
Replies: 16
Views: 4517

Re: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?

I was relooking at the photos abd the first one shown with 6 springs only has 6 splines as well. The other disks have 10 splines. Where did the 6 spline disk come from? Bob GTE 2693
by BobA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?
Replies: 16
Views: 4517

Re: clutch drives me nuts - what is wrong here?

I have been following this forum from the start and have one question. How thick were the heads on the original bolts?
by BobA
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Radiator blind needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2158

Re: Radiator blind needed

Kerry: I went to the Restoration website and could not find the cloth you mentioned in your post. Is it still available? Thanks Bob GTE #2693
by BobA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: original light switch for 250 GTE needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: original light switch for 250 GTE needed

What is wrong about the switch you have now? You are talking about the switch in the console, right?
by BobA
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Suspension Details reguested
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Tom Wilson's Site 250gte.com has some exploded views of the suspension. Worth looking at.
by BobA
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Front Suspension Details reguested
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

I think the key to the answer is to look at the threads on the item and see if it is drilled for a cotter pin. If there is no hole then a nylon locknut is called for. Bob Arthur GTE 2693
by BobA
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Ribbed gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 2362

Re: Ribbed gearbox

Check out the photo on the GTO Engineering web site gtoengineering.com.
by BobA
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A ridiculous detail...
Replies: 11
Views: 4982

Re: A ridiculous detail...

Tom: Any chance you want to share the source for the restoration of the plate? I know that is has not survived 55 years in that condition. Bob