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by bhiggins2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Distributor shaft wear sleeve
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Distributor shaft wear sleeve

Superformance sells two different distributor shaft wear sleeves. The standard white nylon one and a thicker black plastic one for 15 degrees of advance. I opened up the distributor that was on my 1967 Dino coupe to find the black plastic spacer and one spring was missing on each of the weights and ...
by bhiggins2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam sprocket pins
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Cam sprocket pins

Thanks for the confirmation of pin removal technique. I also found some info on Ferrari Chat which said you can drive the pins out from the back with a punch. That sound like a good way to loose a pin into the engine. On twin cam Alfa Romeos, we stuff a towel or rags in the opening under the chain t...
by bhiggins2
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cam sprocket pins
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Cam sprocket pins

Can anyone tell me how to remove the cam sprocket pins? Part #3 on the attached photo. They have a 4 mm x 0.7 thread pitch, right hand threaded center. From photos and drawings, the exterior appears to be smooth. Are they just held in position by friction? If I pull them out with a slide hammer, are...
by bhiggins2
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gas pedal position in relation to brake pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Gas pedal position in relation to brake pedal

Great! It looks like I am close to spec.
Thanks, Ben.
by bhiggins2
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Adjusting valve shims below tappets 2000 coupe
Replies: 0
Views: 1816

Adjusting valve shims below tappets 2000 coupe

I've read every post archived on the forum, and sought ought and read all workshop manuals I can find, and unless I missed something, there are no instructions for removing and re-installing camshafts when changing valve spacers below tappets. The workshop manual says to check valve clearances, but ...
by bhiggins2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Market
Topic: dashboard coupe 1st Series
Replies: 13
Views: 5622

Re: dashboard coupe 1st Series

What is the difference between a 67 and 68 2000 coupe dash? I have a 67 and might be interested in a dash. I can't figure out how to send a PM. Thanks, Ben. bhiggins2@aol.com
by bhiggins2
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Gas pedal position in relation to brake pedal
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Gas pedal position in relation to brake pedal

When I bought my 1967 Dino coupe it had a gas pedal issue. It appears as though the pedal arm was rubbing on the carpet and insulation on the transmission tunnel which resulted in a torsional force on the pivot point on the firewall. Instead of just moving backwards and forwards it was twisting as w...
by bhiggins2
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Throttle linkage bushing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Throttle linkage bushing replacement

Excellent! That is the info I needed. I didn't want to take it apart until I had the new bushings [on order now]. Thanks, Ben.
by bhiggins2
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replacing brake master cylinder fluid reservoirs
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Replacing brake master cylinder fluid reservoirs

Sure enough, the bracket holding the plastic reservoirs comes apart at the "rivet" holes on the back inside of the bracket. That is one fine looking engine compartment Herve. Thanks for the tip on separating the bracket from the plastic reservoir. Into the sandblaster they go. I see you have new pla...
by bhiggins2
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Replacing brake master cylinder fluid reservoirs
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Replacing brake master cylinder fluid reservoirs

Ah, yes. Most likely originally gold/yellow cadmium plated. I've tried paint kits in the past to achieve this finish, and it didn't hold up very well. I could go through the trouble of zinc plating, then yellow chromate finish. If anyone knows of a powdercoat color that is close to the original gold...