Join Date: Oct 2007
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,996
Today, after driving another 2'500 km's in the last 3 weeks with "D", I went to my mechanic again to check the spark plug picture and fine adjust the carbs again. Over the time of 3 weeks, the carb Setup prooved just slightly (really slightly) meager so that on certain Occasion, some "bangs" came out of the exhaust. My mechanic fine calibrated that again by readjusting the carbs, rechecking and measuring every idle and normal Jet and showing me exactly how that has to be done. It was a very interesting morning for me. Every 20 minutes or so I rewent for a testdrive with the mechanic to test the result of the slight changements. In Addition he used the testing probe by putting it in the exhaust to fine calibrate all differences between Hearing, sounding and measuring of the carb Setup. After 1 hour calibrating all sic double Webers on each side the result spoke for itself: no "Shooting" in the exhaust anymore and a "kill" to drive.
After, we repaired/replaced part of the wiper Motor, where the long string was not working in the correct way, actually only the electrical Connection had to be replaced after all.
It was a great day, leaning over "D" and its internals for several hours and learning intersting things. Definitively better than the usual office days.
Present: 365 GTB/4, Scud
Past: 250 GTE, 250 PF (2), 275 GTBsn, 330 GTC, 456GT, 550, 360Stradale, 430Scuderia, F40, F50