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by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 9872

Re: Gauge lighting

Assuming the GTC has the same instrument lights as the 330 GT, Kerry's light bulb guide (http://www.330gt.com/Encyclopedia/Bulbs.htm) is very helpful. The stock instrument bulbs are 3-watt "363". He also specifies a 4-watt "A-79" upgrade which is slightly brighter and I think I recall him saying tha...
by peterp
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Reproducing Valce Stem Covers
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: Reproducing Valce Stem Covers

Beautiful work! Do you know which models had these valve stem covers? Also, were they used only on Borranis or were they used with Campagnolo wheels also? Will you be selling the extra sets?
by peterp
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Anyone have the dimensions of 330 GT S2 sun visor mirror?
Replies: 0
Views: 3336

Anyone have the dimensions of 330 GT S2 sun visor mirror?

A "friend of mine" broke his sun visor mirror on S2 330 GT. All the kings horses and all the kings men, despite considerable effort, do not seem to have the Tetris prowess to reconstruct the fragments enough to accurately measure the dimensions. It seems like it is 100mm wide and 50mm high from both...
by peterp
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Top Light 250 GTE
Replies: 26
Views: 10382

Re: Top Light 250 GTE

I also tried LED festoon bulbs a few years ago. On the bright side (definitely no pun intended), the LED's are much brighter, run super cool and use almost no power (comparatively), but as others have said the color temperature can be way off. They are also a bit directional with light as you rotate...
by peterp
Wed May 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A ridiculous detail...
Replies: 11
Views: 4966

Re: A ridiculous detail...

The "ridiculous" details are the coolest ones! Looks great Tom.
by peterp
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1965 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 iterim car radio
Replies: 6
Views: 3208

Re: 1965 330 GT 2+2 Series 1 iterim car radio

Speakers were installed by the factory, radios (if fitted) were installed by the dealer. I believe S1/interim should be mono (single speaker in console and I believe single speaker in rear-shelf -- easy to confirm by looking). Becker and Blaupunkt were a most commonly use. Becker Europa is a good ma...
by peterp
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 250 seat/ball bearings
Replies: 8
Views: 4358

Re: 250 seat/ball bearings

I don't know if it's the same as the 250, but on my 330 GT there were 4 ball bearings in each rail. I don't remember the specifics, but from my notes, the bearings were difficult to see until I removed the allen bolts on the seat rail. The bearings can be tapped into place if they fall out. I think ...
by peterp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Restoring the Dash Wood on a 330
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: Restoring the Dash Wood on a 330

Thank you peter, then i assume that when it soaks in the darker color will begin to appear and potentially match to the unexposed areas? Would any sanding of it be helpful? Hopefully a few more people will chime in so you can advice from a few people before taking action. My thoughts are below: Yes...
by peterp
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Restoring the Dash Wood on a 330
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Re: Restoring the Dash Wood on a 330

The 330 dashes are just plain teak, I believe they were treated with only oil at the factory, with no stain or clear applied (somebody correct me if I'm wrong). Teak does get dried out rather easily, but it's easy to restore back to new even if it looks awful. This is why teak is used in marine appl...
by peterp
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fitting 205VR15 CN72 HS Cinturatos to a GTE
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Fitting 205VR15 CN72 HS Cinturatos to a GTE

You can use this tire size calculator to compare sizes -> https://tiresize.com/comparison/ 185/78-15 is 26.4" in diameter while 205/70-15 is 26.3", so they should be roughly the same for filling out the wheel well. If the original tires were 80 series rather than 78, then the 185/80-15 diameter woul...
by peterp
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Re: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?

Unfortunately a non-US plate, but provides a glimpse at what the factory used -> https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threa ... -144426398
by peterp
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Re: thoughts on attaching rear license plate?

I would figure out what the factory or dealers used in period to mount the plates and use exactly that, which will likely require drilling. For the 330GT, the factory made a frame specifically to mount US plates -- it is a super thin surround (stainless or chrome, I'm not sure) and it curves slightl...
by peterp
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1965 330 Series 1 Sun Visor repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3600

Re: 1965 330 Series 1 Sun Visor repair

Here is the heat seal you get with the cheap heat sealer I posted previously. I used it to cut a 45 degree corner on a vinyl folder that is fairly thick. The sealer "heat seals" the edge and cuts the outside portion to create a smooth edge. In the photo below, the portion in the middle is the heat s...
by peterp
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 1965 330 Series 1 Sun Visor repair
Replies: 6
Views: 3600

Re: 1965 330 Series 1 Sun Visor repair

I don't know whether it would work for the thicker vinyl on the visor, but believe it or not, these cheap handheld "heat sealers" (https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Heat-Sealer-Food-Saver/dp/B01I2GFIZA/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1507835765&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=heat+bag+sealer&psc=1) wor...
by peterp
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Air trompets
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: Air trompets

It would be helpful to see an end picture of the base to get a better idea. From the picture you have, the base looks like the right era Fiamm horn for 60's Ferraris. The trumpets with the bend at the end don't look like any Ferrari horn I've seen. The only Ferrari trumpets I've seen have straight t...