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by peterp
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 109531

Re: Horn Detailing

I hate to post a negative comment, but I believe the pump body should be wrinkle black. Period photos show that Fiamm produced the pump in both black and silver, but I suspect car manufacturers would choose pump body color based upon how it would blend in its factory mounting position. The rationale...
by peterp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Dash restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Dash restoration

I believe it is teak. Hopefully more people will chime in to confirm or correct that assertion.
by peterp
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Dash restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Dash restoration

Beautiful car. Teak is very durable wood, which is why they use it on boats where it is heavily exposed to the elements (sun and salt water). All teak gets dried out over time so that it looks horrible, but it usually will go back to looking like new with proper cleaning and application of oil. I wo...
by peterp
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 5442

Re: Gauge lighting

I spent a while last night trying to find warm white instrument lights. They are NOT easy to find because there there are several important criteria that need to be met. My experience with LED's is that it is impossible to know for sure if they work for an intended application until you try them, bu...
by peterp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 5442

Re: Gauge lighting

Once you get out of standard hi-volume LEDs, the range of temperatures available diminish to one or two. There is not enough market to have a choice of multiple temperatures. When I looked at these bulbs a few years ago, there was only the bright white bulbs. Hopefully as LEDs become that standard,...
by peterp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 5442

Re: Gauge lighting

Great work Kerry (as always). Agree with Tom that it would be amazing to see how 3000K or 2700K look, if they exist. Having the right color temp is everything with LED's.
by peterp
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: GTC toggle switch knobs
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: GTC toggle switch knobs

It might help to post a close-up photo of a switch. If the switches are good and the paddles are removable, seems like an ideal candidate for 3D printing. Are these the same switches? -> https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-MGB-Cobra-MG-Triumph-Single-Throw-2-Position-Toggle-Switch-Genuine-Lucas/16337293428...
by peterp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: 330 GTC “whatever it’s called”

Rustoleum's hammered paint is very good. I used this on Fiamm horn restoration and was very happy with it (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Stops-Rust-12-oz-Hammered-Silver-Protective-Spray-Paint-7213830/100115594?bvrrp=1999/reviews/product/2/100115594.htm). That paint is good for up to 200 de...
by peterp
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seat form reproduced from carbon fibre
Replies: 2
Views: 729

Re: Seat form reproduced from carbon fibre

Nice work!!
by peterp
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Horn Detailing
Replies: 255
Views: 109531

Re: Horn Detailing

My 1966 (slightly later than 250's) Fiamm hoses I believe are original and have no lettering.
by peterp
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 gtc hood support bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 1478

Re: 330 gtc hood support bolts

It's a bit "apples and oranges", I know, but Kerry's "finishes" page for the 330 GT is a work of art -> http://www.330gt.com/Encyclopedia/Finishes.htm It always surprises me how many differences there are between the GTC and the GT (or between the series 1 and series 2 GT's for that matter), but I t...
by peterp
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Vapor lock solution for carb cars
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Vapor lock solution for carb cars

I've tried wrapping the fuel rail feeding the 3 carbs with insulation and it seemed to help a lot. I just did it as a not very clean temporary test, haven't had time or decided whether I will put something in more permanent, but it did seem to help a lot. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned wrapping ...
by peterp
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: Knob Paint Removal

I don't know if the knobs are bakelite, or if the comments in this link are accurate, but there seems to be some potentially useful info here -> http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=87859
by peterp
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GT Circolare Tecnica
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Re: 330 GT Circolare Tecnica

Great info (as always) Kerry -- thanks for sharing and documenting all of this
by peterp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Coil Red Paint
Replies: 19
Views: 9635

Re: Coil Red Paint

Second photo: