Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
Air pump check valve
I am finishing up my ignition conversion, I've got the front distributor out and I find that the air pump check valve is rotted out and just hanging there in space. I guess I have found that exhaust leak I thought was too expensive to bother looking for. Oh great, this is a show stopper since you can only get to this part with the distributor out. I'm figuring a call to Dennis McCann is in order with FedEx shipping. My wife says "So I guess you'll be running down to CarQuest." I say "Ya right, like they are going to have one of these laying around for a '79 Ferrari." She says "What, they only made these for Ferrari's?"
So I get thinking, "Wait a minute." and I go to my other garage and start digging through "The pile of stuff I will never use but is too good to throw away" and I find the old exhaust manifold left over from my Jeep when I put the Borla exhaust on it and sure enough, there is an air pump check valve on it. Guess what - It fits!!
I looked up the part on McCann's website and he is getting $42 for it. I couldn't believe that a Jeep part fit the Ferrari. I was very pleased. Some things do go my way.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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