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by peterp
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

Thanks Kerry. It's interesting that the low fuel warning light has reverse polarity from the others. Regarding dimability, all of the instrument LED's I looked at seem to have that same operational voltage range and it seems like dimming worked ok in at least a few user reviews. Agree that the only ...
by peterp
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

Second time's a charm? These lights might fit -> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079P1FNJG/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvpv2_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=6375e697-f226-4dbd-a63a-5ec697811ee1&pd_rd_wg=eLWhs&pf_rd_r=X4DF6K5SK31KX5MHF8FS&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-bottom-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B079P1FNJG&pd_rd_w=1F6SY&pf...
by peterp
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

I just bought 1LED bulb to test, and I can confirm that the one on the link above will not fit into gauge. Sorry to hear that. Is the problem that bulb is too long? The measurements suggest that the diameter is ok (at least compared with a generic incandescent 363 bulb), but the LED bulb is slightl...
by peterp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fixing holes in the glove box door
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: Fixing holes in the glove box door

Here's some photos of the dirty deed, to add insult you can see staining and lack of natural fading from the brass shield. I tried to blend the discoloration with some light abrasive and that's when I perceived that it had some type of finish rather than raw wood. the back side of the door definite...
by peterp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fixing holes in the glove box door
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: Fixing holes in the glove box door

Worst comes to worst, you could replace it or cover holes with something more subtle. Of course, it will set you back $5 :P

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Car-Accessorie ... 0&LH_BIN=1
by peterp
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

Thanks Kerry -- this is very helpful.
by peterp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

I doubt that you will find a LED bulb that will fit into the gauges. I bought some LED bulbs for the side marker lights that said that they would fit per the bulb number. When they came, the base was correct, but the bulb diameter was too large to fit into the receptacle. Since the gauge bulbs are ...
by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fixing holes in the glove box door
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: Fixing holes in the glove box door

Hi peter, the finish on my dash definitely has some type of clear finish applied, I found out when I was experimenting with some very fine abrasive pad to blend some discoloration that was under the badge, it did not go well because the coating was coming off and not blending in. Of course I can't ...
by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fixing holes in the glove box door
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: Fixing holes in the glove box door

I believe the teak from the factory is unfinished -- there is no clear coat or any other coating. It's just raw teak finished with teak oil. Watco teak oil (available at Home Depot) is excellent. You can treat the plugs with teak oil to get a feel for how well they will match the dash.
by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fixing holes in the glove box door
Replies: 10
Views: 5196

Re: Fixing holes in the glove box door

It would help to see a photo. How big are the holes? The 330 dash is just raw teak, which is readily available. Teak is also a very lightly figured wood, so it isn't very difficult to match existing grain. You might be able to insert teak plugs into the holes and the sand the plugs flush with the gl...
by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

Re: Gauge lighting

Peter, thank you kindly for the thoughtful comprehensive reply. I think I will just try replacing the instrument and warning lights. I'm not too worried about the color, but if I have a choice I'll take your advice, I just need everything brighter. I'm not too worried about the dimmer, I don't thin...
by peterp
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Gauge lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 13233

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: 3679

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: 3789

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: 13715

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...