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Forum: Ferrari Events & Travel   02-09-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,349
Posted By davehelms
I will second Taz's Thanks! It is nice to...

I will second Taz's Thanks!

It is nice to see some of the cars I remember from decades back when they still wore track rash!
Forum: Projects: Rebuilds, Modifications   05-16-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 652,389
Posted By davehelms
Naw... simple as turning the reamer.

Naw... simple as turning the reamer.
Forum: Projects: Rebuilds, Modifications   05-15-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 652,389
Posted By davehelms
.....and then comes the tutorial on how many...

.....and then comes the tutorial on how many rotations of a factory lapping bar it takes to straighten and polish main bores until the checking bar fits.

Lana need not worry about there being...
Forum: Projects: Rebuilds, Modifications   05-12-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 652,389
Posted By davehelms
You will look like Arnold by the time you get...

You will look like Arnold by the time you get done turning the lapping bar! The engineers that came up with that tool had masochistic leaning tendency's but I have never found anything to come even...
Forum: Projects: Rebuilds, Modifications   05-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 652,389
Posted By davehelms
Roger that. I have quite a bunch of XXXXX...

Roger that.

I have quite a bunch of XXXXX gaskets on hand but have zero interest in bolting them on anything with liners that protrude. Flat deck, low compression and combustion pressures.......
Forum: Projects: Rebuilds, Modifications   05-11-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 652,389
Posted By davehelms
Well now.... things have really moved along since...

Well now.... things have really moved along since I last looked in!!!

Once you get the initial reaming done, reblue the caps and journals, torque the heads on using the old gaskets and recheck...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   04-02-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,964
Posted By davehelms
Depending on the year of the 308...there are some...

Depending on the year of the 308...there are some of the cars that have a windage tray in the sump that leaves a lot to be desired. On those cars the loss of oil pressure is very REAL and is only...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   03-26-2010, 03:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,717
Posted By davehelms
Thats what I am working to improve on my 77B. ...

Thats what I am working to improve on my 77B. The previous plan was to put a 355 engine in the car as a bolt in without major mods but I just enjoy a nice stock 308 too much to make the changes. ...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-24-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
"Sight Picture"... some get it, some dont. ...

"Sight Picture"... some get it, some dont.

We spent two hours pushing all the cars out last summer so I could shoot one of those fools without breaking a windshield...they set off my alarm. Last...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-23-2010, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
Nooo, he failed to mention the small details but...

Nooo, he failed to mention the small details but the Jamaicans proved you don't need no stinking exhaust and valve guides to fly those things....just over kill fluff. Damn this sounds familiar...
...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-22-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
Get that boat floating Gary, wax up the paddles,...

Get that boat floating Gary, wax up the paddles, looks like we have some rowing to do after this weekend. Christene is going to choke us both!

Just when everything started going smoothly and I...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-22-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 84,911
Posted By davehelms
Take the percentage numbers with a grain of...

Take the percentage numbers with a grain of salt...they change whenever the clutch set up parameters are modified and are nothing but a very rough guide.

If the flywheel is over heated and turns...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-19-2010, 02:32 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 84,911
Posted By davehelms
Of course thats a factor but Reverse and poor set...

Of course thats a factor but Reverse and poor set up / configuration of the software is the main problem area. One has to remember, the clutch never fully engauges in reverse...its always slipping. ...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-19-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
That picture begs so many questions.... ...

That picture begs so many questions....

Chivas, not Cialis... with two olives. Mothers milk the old guys way.

If I wasnt so blasted stubborn I would be leading the way... We screwed it up, now...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-18-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
Flyboy with Dreds and sandles...... and Eye...

Flyboy with Dreds and sandles...... and Eye Makeup.... a reality show in the making
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-18-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
Tweezers? The shop is in Boulder of all...

Tweezers? The shop is in Boulder of all places!!!!!!!!! No place on planet earth has a better selection of Roach Clip Forceps....I have seen them near 2 ft long! For 25 years I was ordering lab...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-18-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 84,911
Posted By davehelms
Armed with the correct knowledge of how to drive...

Armed with the correct knowledge of how to drive the F1, knowing and understanding its short comings and having it PROPERLY optomised regarding setup... I have a good many 360F1's getting into the...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-18-2010, 03:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
No, NO....I was working....really! I could get...

No, NO....I was working....really! I could get used to that very easy. Never have seen a Ferrari there in near 30 yrs but I suppose I could learn how to hotrod a Russian Lauda with a fartcan...
Forum: Scuderia Rampante   03-16-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,022
Posted By davehelms
1&2: The two that get far more pampering than I....

1&2: The two that get far more pampering than I. I want a Do-Over as a dog owned by my wife!

3: Out of state customers popped in one evening...biggest question is why does a Ferrari shop have...
Forum: Sticky No More   03-13-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,707
Posted By davehelms
I thought that fish was caught just outside of...

I thought that fish was caught just outside of Dallas.....
Forum: Sticky No More   03-13-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,707
Posted By davehelms
I am in Houston visiting my father and HE...

I am in Houston visiting my father and HE allerted me to what was going on. He reads the site every day and knows how I look up to Robbie. For the record, Robbie and his business Stickynomore is...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-04-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,634
Posted By davehelms
I am going to have to think about that photo for...

I am going to have to think about that photo for a while... a mental puzzle. Why are they not all uniformly bent? Belt only jump on one bank and the key turned off short of a full revolution? Not...
Forum: 2+2: 365, 400, 412, Mondial   03-03-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,465
Posted By davehelms
I got the switch and solenoid from the T Brian...

I got the switch and solenoid from the T Brian has.

Buyer changed his mind and now its on the shelf...

Dave
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-02-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,634
Posted By davehelms
Slivers are a bitch!

Slivers are a bitch!
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-02-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,634
Posted By davehelms
One can Nikisil these items but that is the wrong...

One can Nikisil these items but that is the wrong coating for many reasons and poses a host of problems....been there already.

With new gear sets approaching $3k each and numerous models that I...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   03-01-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,634
Posted By davehelms
The 360 is the next to be done as I just finished...

The 360 is the next to be done as I just finished a set of 348's last week. As long as Ferrari didnt change the material spec's from that of the earlier cars, those will pose no problems.

Finding...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   02-26-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,634
Posted By davehelms
Another process perfected yesterday. After the...

Another process perfected yesterday. After the stitch welds to the fences I spoke about we have figured out a replating procedure that is all done to FAA Spec's to hold the rust on the gears at bay....
Forum: Supercars: 288, F40, F50, Enzo   02-26-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,903
Posted By davehelms
1k was for full race longevity...the knob on the...

1k was for full race longevity...the knob on the dash provided what ever was wanted. One of the dyno operators said their limit was 1200 and it didnt stand a chance. I watched him at Donnybrooke...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   02-26-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,566
Posted By davehelms
Can Help? The master of understatement! Its...

Can Help? The master of understatement!

Its the end all solution that all of us in the business rely on.

Robbie has this Mastered, there is no reason for new parts unless it is broken.
Forum: Supercars: 288, F40, F50, Enzo   02-26-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,903
Posted By davehelms
So did the Vega.....sorry, I could help myself! ...

So did the Vega.....sorry, I could help myself! I had a Vega in the early 70's that got 6 engine replacements..... I had no idea that Porsche used the technology, interesting.

The process was...
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