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by michaelbalk330
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: turning 163000 Km
Replies: 4
Views: 240

turning 163000 Km

we went for a nice rice this weekend in beautiful Atlanta weather and turned 163000 Km. Of my various old cars and motorcycles, the 330GT still is the most stable, reliable, easy to drive GT tourer! Just wanted to post a thank you to all on the board who have helped keep #9693 running smoothly, and ...
by michaelbalk330
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rebuilding ignition switch
Replies: 10
Views: 3699

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: 3699

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: 2963

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 3699

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: 18
Views: 5709

Re: Resistor sparkplugs

dyke.. thanks!
by michaelbalk330
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Resistor sparkplugs
Replies: 18
Views: 5709

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: 18
Views: 5709

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: 18
Views: 5709

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: 3754

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: 2576

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