Search found 35 matches

by NOTRED
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine dipstick question
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Thanks for this! BTW I'm told by an old school mechanic up here that there should be a thin felt pad under the metal tab needed to fill in the 3mm gap.
by NOTRED
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine dipstick question
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: 250 engine dipstick question

Tom would you mind measuring from the bottom of your dipstick to the underside of the tab? If you have a GTE in the shop - assume the 330 America would be different?
Thanks
C
by NOTRED
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 engine dipstick question
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

250 engine dipstick question

Evening all, I was just checking my oil level and noticed that the dipstick black metal tab does not touch the raised hole on the sump. It sits up with a gap of about 3 or 4 mm. Is this correct? Should it be touching? Could oil be coming out if it's not flush - or does the dipstick prevent this insi...
by NOTRED
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Cinturato tire pressure?
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Cinturato tire pressure?

I have just mounted 5 new Pirelli Cinturato 185x15 now available from Longstone Tres in GB. I plan on going with the factory front 28lb and rear 33lb. Has anybody put some good miles yet on these newly released tires to confirm best pressure?
C
by NOTRED
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Value of GTE
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Re: Value of GTE

Thanks very much.
C
by NOTRED
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Value of GTE
Replies: 4
Views: 1905

Value of GTE

Need to know value of Condition 1 car in 1999. Can someone check their old FML back issues - Thanks!
C
by NOTRED
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 2154

Re: Rear Bumper 250GT

John
I would use painters tape on the paintwork even if I had a helper. Don't forget to also check the overlapping sections for flashings of chrome or sharp edges that could scratch your bumpers. Good luck. C
by NOTRED
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 16
Views: 5459

Re: Tell me about the old days!

I recall even by 1980 not many owners working on their cars. In FCA Northeast Region Bob Zambelli and Frank Grimaldi come to mind as the exception. While rebuilding our 250 around this time (on our billiard table) I remember once my dad sending me to the kitchen to check the wrinkle finish on the ne...
by NOTRED
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 2831 update and next project
Replies: 0
Views: 3364

2831 update and next project

Now that the rebuilt and dynoed engine is back in, it won't be long before the hood leaves the basement and heads out to the garage. Today, it's been joined by the hood from my MG Supercharged Hillclimb Special. It's 70+ year old crank is getting replaced by a new steel billet one - plus some other ...
by NOTRED
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTEs - How many had power windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: GTEs - How many had power windows?

They work pretty well. Really nice being able to open the passenger side with the control just next to your left hand on the door. How many owners in the Registry have stated this option? I heard only about 10 cars.
by NOTRED
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTEs - How many had power windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: GTEs - How many had power windows?

Hi Tom
Did you get my email with the pic?
C
by NOTRED
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Luggage straps on 2+2 - original option?
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Re: Luggage straps on 2+2 - original option?

Speaking of kids - I remember when I turned up at our FCA Fall Rally with my 1 year old in a child seat that I installed. Members were joking that I should write a Tech Tip for the Northern Prancer. Some were horrified that I would drill a hole through the rear window shelf. Easy to install actually...
by NOTRED
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTEs - How many had power windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: GTEs - How many had power windows?

Happy New Year Tom
I have a pic of my door with the power window motor but for some reason the site won't accept my smallest resized image. - argh!!!
C
by NOTRED
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 seat/ball bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 4358

Re: 250 seat/ball bearings

image (31).jpeg seat rollers.jpeg
I ended up McGyvering the unobtanium rubber bit in the middle by using multible strands of elastic bands impregnated with rubber silicone - works great!
by NOTRED
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Luggage straps on 2+2 - original option?
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Re: Luggage straps on 2+2 - original option?

P1020575.jpeg
The luggage shelf option I have seen on 2 other GTEs - this is mine. Folds away and stores in trunk. Sits easily on the centre and side armrests.