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Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by daytonaman, Jul 6, 2021.

  1. daytonaman

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    Howard, this ^^ is more than common in any & all cars that do not get driven enough or sit extended periods in between, not just Ferraris,
    I know of and have seen countless vintage cars suffering from same.

    Just recently went through cleaning service of entire fuel delivery system (tanks to carburetors) in couple of 365 GTB/4’s, including one with less than 13K miles (Looks pretty and all sitting in a beautiful private collection, but doesn’t get driven/used enough).

    Have scheduled a fuel system, etc service in a friends 1996 xxxxx xxxxxxx with less than 100 miles since new (and has not even been registered yet), but it will need a new (in-tank) fuel pump, hoses/lines, o-rings, etc and I’ve done it all twice over the years already.

    I assume you replaced all flexible fuel lines, cleaned carburetors, hard lines and tank(s) also, as they too accumulate varnish/gunk over the years.
     
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    I did Timo. Carbs stripped and overhauled by Weber agent and I made new hoses
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    Hi,
    If the problem persists take a closer look at the fuel pick-up tube. I have replaced quite a lot of these because they sometimes split down the length of the tube, and then if the tank is not completely full it will starve of fuel because it is sucking air. Just something to keep in mind.
     
  6. John Vardanian

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    Does anyone supply the plastic strainers at the end of the pickup? Thanks.

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  8. daytonaman

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    Hope for a reply John, I searched extensively with no result
     
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    I have similar ones from a different application, but would need the dimensions, especially the opening for the tube, to see if they could be made to work.
     
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    When I can't find replacements, I usually make those out of fine brass mesh and make little brass washers for either end and solder it together. Works really well and not too difficult to do. Just a little patience and finesse.
     
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    Perfect replacement Marco as the originals were plastic cage and plastic mesh
     
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  13. John Vardanian

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  14. turbo-joe

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    you turned the brass mesh around you soldered also the contact with both sides?
     
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  16. John Vardanian

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    Romano, yes, you can see the joint here. This is my first try with the coiled wire, but the drilled tube seemed to be a more elegant solution.

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    looks really good :)
     
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