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by Melchior
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: original light switch for 250 GTE needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: original light switch for 250 GTE needed

Yes, the console switch. I received help already - thank you Cornelis. My switch seemed to be from a later model or even Lancia as it has a green plastic ring that can be iluminated (was not iluminated in my car). see the pictures, they explain probably best. The new switch (picture with switch only...
by Melchior
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: Knob Paint Removal

I do not know the material but I polished them with my polishing machine. I used the softest disc and the finest polishing wax - see the result - it worked great. After polishing I painted the letters in white, took colour clenser to remove the colour from where it should not be. Did this quite fast...
by Melchior
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Rear Bumper 250GT

Tom,

I placed a piece of a 3mm rubber mat between the bumber heads and the car body. This worked very well and avoided any scartching. A helper is needed though unless you want to make some body exercises in repeatetly laying down to fix screws and getting up to see if the fit is perfect.

Good luck!
by Melchior
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: original light switch for 250 GTE needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

original light switch for 250 GTE needed

Hello,

in my 250 GTE Series II seems to be a wrong light siwtch. The knob ist o.k., but the switch itself looks different. Does anybody have one for sale or know where to get one?

regards,

Martin
by Melchior
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: electrical contact at steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: electrical contact at steering column

Hello Ed, thank you for the picture. I currently exchange the glasses of my speedometer and the other instruments and had to tilt down the steering column therefor. I need to check this after repositioning the steering column again. I will compare to yours and then see whether there is something bro...
by Melchior
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: electrical contact at steering column
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

electrical contact at steering column

Hello there, can anybody tell how this contact at the steering column should look like? Is there a coal-brush missing or how should the brass bracket be conected to the steering column? The brass bracket does not touch the steering column as it is now, but the brush marks indicate that there must ha...
by Melchior
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Isolation material
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Isolation material

Thank you Christopher - will do.
by Melchior
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Isolation material
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Re: Isolation material

Hello Christopher, I am quite close from Austria and also think about a modern material with all the advantages of decades of product development. My idea is to put an alubutyl foil right on the aloy of the prop shaft tunnel to reduce vibrations and on top a fiberglas mat to reduce heat: http://vi.v...
by Melchior
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Isolation material
Replies: 5
Views: 1771

Isolation material

Hello, We currently restore the interior and need an isolation material for the propeller shaft tunnel. Does anybody know where to get this composite material made from fiber and a covering aluminium foil? I also look for the isolation plate on the front of the tunnel under the center console - plea...
by Melchior
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear lights 250 GTE series II
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Re: Rear lights 250 GTE series II

Hello Tom,

thank you for this information, this looks very good and is the way I will go! Can you tell which socket model you used that fit into the chromed housing?

regards,

Martin
by Melchior
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear lights 250 GTE series II
Replies: 3
Views: 1441

Rear lights 250 GTE series II

Hello,

I have my rear lights re-chromed and needed to remove the plastic inlets which hold the bulp. Unfortunately they are not in best shape. Does anyone know where to get replacements?

regards, Martin Melchior
by Melchior
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Seals for rear light glasses 250 GTE series 1
Replies: 0
Views: 2898

Seals for rear light glasses 250 GTE series 1

Hi there,

does anybody know where to get these seals for the glasses of the rear lights of an early 250 GTE?

Thank you and regards,

Martin
by Melchior
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails

Thank you very much for these hints, I think de-anodizing is an excellent idea and will try this. It‘s winter time anyhow and the snowy season is ideal to do refurbishments like this one...

Thank you agan, Martin
by Melchior
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails
Replies: 6
Views: 2272

Re: refurbishment of Alu strips on rocker rails

Hello Tom, do you sand blast them softly and sand them with paper afterwards? I think sand blasting them first would make it easier to get rid of the hard anodized surface. After that saning with paper and polishing with the machine to high gloss finish before anodizing - is this the way? Regards, M...
by Melchior
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari
Replies: 14
Views: 4284

Re: Original carpet binding and heel toe mat for 1960-1963 Ferrari

Hi all, I am also redoing my carpets in very near future - already dissambled the whole interior. A picture of the toe mat would be very helpful - thank you.

Regards,

Martin