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by peterp
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Trunk latch
Replies: 20
Views: 6410

Re: Trunk latch

From your photo, it looks to me like the pivoting piece on the latch is turned around 180 degrees. I don't have a photo, but I think the larger end of the pivoting arm should come out the rear end of the latch. Instead it seems like the spring end of the pivot is coming out the rear of the latch. It...
by peterp
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Instrument Panel Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

Re: Instrument Panel Lights

Maybe a less confusing way to say the above is that the dash rocker serves as a "master switch" that turns on the instrument lights and "enables" the headlight stalk. Thanks everyone. So, Peter, more scientifically, in order for the instrument lights to come on, the headlights have to be on first. ...
by peterp
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Instrument Panel Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

Re: Instrument Panel Lights

Maybe a less confusing way to say the above is that the dash rocker serves as a "master switch" that turns on the instrument lights and "enables" the headlight stalk.
by peterp
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Instrument Panel Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 3707

Re: Instrument Panel Lights

Hi John, I don't know if it's the same on a PF, or even if it has the same controls, but on my 330 GT, the light rocker in the dash turns on the instrument lights, independent of the stalk on the steering column that actually turns on the lights (first detent) and high beams (second detent). The hea...
by peterp
Tue May 02, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Evaporust
Replies: 12
Views: 3708

Re: Evaporust

Amazon carries it as well. User reviews seem to be similarly glowing.
by peterp
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: rocker panel trim end shapes
Replies: 4
Views: 2494

Re: rocker panel trim end shapes

I looked at mine and both ends are angled, but the end at the front of the car seems to be less angled than the rear. In fact, on the car, the front looks like it is not angled at all, but I think that is an optical illusion from the trapezoidal shape of the trim combined with the fender well curvin...
by peterp
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plastic Repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 3086

Re: Plastic Repairs

Unfortunately, John, I haven't had to use any pigment in my repairs, so I can't help regarding which pigment to use or how to use it. That said, for matching a vintage-weathered color, it seems like it might be easier to get a color match with a pigment-based approach (where you can tweak the amount...
by peterp
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plastic Repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 3086

Re: Plastic Repairs

Thanks Peter. I'd like to use something that is black and can be polished. I'm trying to fill in some divides in the window crank knobs. I think you could easily add pigment to make it black. It can definitely be shaped, sanded, and polished to exactly match the shape and sheen of the existing plas...
by peterp
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Plastic Repairs
Replies: 11
Views: 3086

Re: Plastic Repairs

It might help to post pictures so that we can see exactly what you are trying to repair, but I've found the JB Weld "stick" products to be very useful for this type of repair. The JB Weld comes in various forms steel, wood, plastic, ec. The "steel" stuff sets up way too fast (less than 5 minutes aft...
by peterp
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC trunk lid painted areas
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: 330 GTC trunk lid painted areas

Ed, You may also want to check for photos in the owners manual. Not sure about the GTC, but the 330 GT manual includes a picture of light-colored car with an open trunk, so you might be able to see the color contrast between body color and black if there is a photo.
by peterp
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: 330 GTC Cooling/Fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2840

Re: 330 GTC Cooling/Fans

I had a similar problem with the car running cool on the road and hot at idle even though the fans were working well. It turned out that there was an open section in the shrouding that seals the fan to the radiator, so the air the fan was pulling was actually going around the radiator rather than th...
by peterp
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: fender vents
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Re: fender vents

As much as I am an originality freak, I love the look of series 1 cars with series 2 side vents.
by peterp
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Where the 330 GT cars are now
Replies: 19
Views: 5810

Re: Where the 330 GT cars are now

330GT wrote:
peterp wrote:Looks great Kerry!
Did you notice that your car is one of seven in NJ?
Not initially, until I reread your post and saw that you could drill down by country. It's a great tool. Now of course I'm wondering how many S1's versus S2's in NJ.
by peterp
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Where the 330 GT cars are now
Replies: 19
Views: 5810

Re: Where the 330 GT cars are now

Looks great Kerry!
by peterp
Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Courtesy lights on a GTC
Replies: 13
Views: 3846

Re: Courtesy lights on a GTC

I tried LED festoons (from superbrightleds.com) as an experiment and didn't like them. The were a bit more directional, though you can rotate them in the contacts to correct that, but the light was just too brilliant a white to look correct. They might be useful if somebody offers them in a more vin...