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by peterp
Wed May 30, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: A ridiculous detail...
Replies: 11
Views: 3478

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: 2207

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: 3203

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: 1407

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: 1407

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: 2036

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: 4011

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: 4011

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: 2649

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: 2649

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: 1899

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...
by peterp
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: How to search for phrase?
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: How to search for phrase?

Most forum search tools are not very good. The forum software that Tom's site uses seems to have a better search function than most, but often the best way to search forums is to use a site-specific search on Google like this -> "water temperature" site:tomyang.net (<- enter this into Google).
by peterp
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Dash Gauges Restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: Dash Gauges Restoration

Kerry has a really great write-up on dash restoration on his website (http://www.330gt.com).
by peterp
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Trunk latch
Replies: 20
Views: 6409

Re: Trunk latch

There is a noticeable protrusion on mine that is not on your's . That is why it stays open that amount for me. This must be from a different model Ferrari , anybody have an extra Latch. I think this one could be made into the proper one with a little work. Thanks for the pictures. Rob. Does it look...
by peterp
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Trunk latch
Replies: 20
Views: 6409

Re: Trunk latch

That is possible, it was disassembled when we have it refinished. I will try to switch it in the morning but that sounds like the best explanation. Thanks guys I will let you know in the morning . Rob. Rob, If you can post a picture of the latch flipped over, and angled a bit from the back instead ...