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Re: [VintageLambo] re: Engine #536

aaron arnold

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Fred and Jack - Now its time to slowly work out all the bugs, and do necessary preventative maintenance. The coolant tank leaks, exhaust has a small leak, sticky throttle cable, re-do the radiator, new tires, new wires, adjust the chains and valves if necessary, disassemble and clean both distributors, change fluids, etc, etc, etc. But just hearing it like it is now makes it all worthwhile, and I have pacified myself for a short period. I plan on it being a few months before it hits the road. Thanks again - Aaron (586) ----- Original Message ----- From: Jack Riddell To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 9:56 AM Subject: Re: [VintageLambo] re: Engine #536 Hi Aaron, Congratulations on getting the beast in good running order! I know what a good feeling that is. Probably the easiest way to get the plug wires replaced is to box up the wires you have and send them to Kingsbourne. The will recreate the wires in modern 8.5 mm helicore stock (good conductivity, low EMI) and return them to you, ready to use. I don"t know if you plan to re-use the original bakelite boots (with the built-in resistor). I opted for some Kingsbourne boots. The ones I have are about 3" long and have a circular lip at the top to allow for ease of removal. I still have the old bakelite boots in case I ever decide to go back to the original setup (probably not). Congrats again, Jack aaron arnold wrote: Hi Group - Engine #536 is now running nicely on all 12 cyls. A new set of points did the trick, and #s 4,5,6 are now firing. The car sounds great, I am beside myself. I attempted disassembly of the entire distributor as recommended, but did not want to proceed blindly.So I packed a little extra grease in the top bearing, installed the points, and lubed the lobes. I tries several methods to remove and install the points around the cross section.In my final attempt, I installed the points base/lower contact first. Then I took the upper contact, bent the three "leaf" type springs around into "shape" and tied a small piece of wire to hold them together.This allowed me to set the upper point contact into place, install the bushing and clip, then remove the small wire with needle nose pliers, and re-install the semi-eyelet/elec wire. I toyed a little with the idles, in sequence, but am having some trouble with a sticky throttle cable. Oil pressure is very good, brought the oil temp up, and drove about 100 foot circle then back into the shop. Tried out gear even and yes it is notchy,but I am sure the trans needs some warming up and use. Measured all the old plug wires, so I can order new ones - and found the engine number barely visable around the water distribution tube.#536, but the car has no chassis/engine # plate, so I must wait to get the document from the factory to see if it original. So, we can now remove one old Lambo from the dead list, it starts instantly now. Thanks for the help, Aaron (586) ----- Original Message ----- From: antoine torre To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2003 12:51 PM Subject: [VintageLambo] how to rebuild the brakes on your 350/400gt I have a small tech section on my maserati website on how to rebuild the brakes.The early Maseratis used the same brakes as the 350/400gt.you may find it interesting. http://maseratisource.com/v8_links.html http://maseratisource.com/articles.html Jacques >From: "lamboguy " >Reply-To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com >To: VintageLambo@yahoogroups.com >Subject: [VintageLambo] Re: 400GT Ignition >Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 18:49:40 -0000 > >Hi Gary, > >Honored to have you here! > >Rumor has it that you are able to make our old 400s run with a single >MSD unit.Is that true?I"d love to know more about that (unless it >is a "trade secret" -- in which case I woul


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