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by michaelbalk330
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

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by michaelbalk330
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

I Took Kerry's suggestion-- found a used and not working Italian Bosch locking switch for cheap.. took it apart and cleaned the contacts inside and it works great... so cool- when you pull the key out, the lock pops out and engages the steering column receptacle. I will have to drill and tap a hole ...
by michaelbalk330
Sun May 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cleaning headliner
Replies: 7
Views: 1750

visor drooping

since you have the visors off, if they droop, usually an easy fix. I removed the rod and found 2 friction fittings embedded inside the visor had worn down the contact surfaces of the rod. those friction fittings aren't adjustable AFAIK, so I mixed up some JB Weld and after cleaning the worn area and...
by michaelbalk330
Sun May 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

Don I am guessing as I already put mine back together.. but mine had 2 Fingers stacked on top, and the middle one has a hole in the middle of it so the plastic push rod can push on the starter contact without displacing the finger. I am guessing each is 24 to 30 gauge in thickness... but just a gues...
by michaelbalk330
Sat May 30, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

FIXED -rebuilding ignition switch

all fixed. the " push" movement on these italian ignition switches is like <2mm.. so everything has to be set perfectly for the contacts to touch. I ended up replacing the post with a new bolt and set it to the correct distance using washers under the head. took some trial and error. works fine. The...
by michaelbalk330
Fri May 29, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

ok great.., i wasn't sure if I could solder or "build up" the point... which was my initial thought so I am going to try that.. agree t is a uber simple design, so I guess for a 50 year old car with 163K Km and lots of starts its not surprising... I do see the hole of the locking steering column so ...
by michaelbalk330
Thu May 28, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: rebuilding ignition switch

bigger pic
by michaelbalk330
Thu May 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

rebuilding ignition switch

yesterday my "push to start" CEAM ignition switch wouldn't power the starter. everything else worked as it should. I tested with OHM meter and only the push to start terminals lacked continuity when pushed. so i took it apart. The points shown in the pics were arc'd and worn, and therefore not makin...
by michaelbalk330
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

dyke.. thanks!
by michaelbalk330
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

found 2 things online that sounded reasonable: first was pic from NGK attached stating it won't affect performance. second was this: drawback to resistor plugs as i applies to Older cars, esp magneto pre60s cars... It raises the voltage to the point that it can cause insulation failure in older coil...
by michaelbalk330
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

So I just read the recent post below mine on ignition coils and realized I should mention my car runs an electronic ignition set up from the 70s using Motorola boxes and a lobe sense pick up in the distributor,.I prefer not to fry those boxes by putting in the wrong spark plugs that’s why am asking M
by michaelbalk330
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Resistor sparkplugs

Bought some ngk bp7es online. Had some trouble finding non-resistor plugs. One vendor sent me bpr7es. I have 1k resistor boots in perfect condition. What harm is there in using resistor plugs when non-resistor type are specified.?

Michael.
by michaelbalk330
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Hood supports
Replies: 4
Views: 2957

Re: Hood supports

agree with ed... the stuff they use is definitely better.
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by michaelbalk330
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Pista and my 330 at Ford V Ferrari
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

Pista and my 330 at Ford V Ferrari

just wanted to post a cool pic from yesterday.. 52 years apart.
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Michael
by michaelbalk330
Sun May 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 162000 km
Replies: 3
Views: 2571

162000 km

Jamie and I took the 330 to her mothers house for dinner tonight… Beautiful weekend in Atlanta… I turned 162,000 km on the way. The only thing not working… The darn o’clock ....One of these days I just need to pull that thing out and get it repaired. I’ve now put about 6000 km in four years on this ...