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  1. Skippr1999

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    You’re welcome. Bill is very knowledgeable. They usually have all the parts you need or where to get them. Bill has 1st hand knowledge of the Dino a good source of how to? Maranello Concessionaires in UK is good as well for OEM parts. Hope it helped.
     
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    Many thanks again. I’ll get to it soon. Doing a 355 engine out right now, so I’m well occupied.
     
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    nice work skip

    i love your car
     
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    Thanks John. How’s your Journey going ?
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login It’s been a few months since I’ve updated this thread.

    I’ve been changing spark plugs, syching carbs, and working on the gearbox sump cover leaks.

    After installing the washers with rubber inserts, the threads held the oil, but the gasket itself was also leaking. Being a perfectionist, there’s only one thing to do. New gasket.
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login The saying, “nothing’s ever easy” applies to my Dino journey.

    After installing my new gear box sump gasket, I noticed a small ball bearing on the floor under the car. I happened to be talking with our own Tony L about carb tuning and mentioned this finding. Thank God he knew what it was !
    The ball & spring thing x 3 that fit under the sump cover.

    Unfortunately, I got to do everything for a second time as usual!

    Many thanks to Tony L and the rest of the brotherhood that have helped over the past couple years.

    On to the next one.....
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Earlier this year I made arrangements with Fred Winterburn to get his electronics put into a Dinoplex box this Fall.

    I didn’t want to gut my original box, so I purchased a NOS box off eBay. This was for a four cylinder car, but will work fine.

    No drilling necessary. Just heat and a pry bar.

    I bet all these electronics would fit on one chip these days.
     
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    That's how I did my first one. Now I know where the two screws are to dig out and remove and the whole epoxy block comes out in one piece.
     
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    Nothing like experience !
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login I heard from Fred Winterburn today. My updated ignition box is ready to be shipped. I didn’t really need this item, but decided to get it while it’s still available.
    Fred has been great to work with and very responsive. He said the testing of this box was about the strongest of any he had done. I’m not educated enough on the subject to know what that really means.

    The original box will stay functional and intact.

    Here’s a picture of the new internals.
     
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    Today was finally a nice day to take the Dino out to see how the Winterborn ingnition box performs.

    In addition to the new ignition box, I have been dialing in the carb and idle adjustments sporadically since last Summer

    My initial impression after a 60 mile loop of the city with speeds up to !!!!!, the car runs consistently good, the backfires are gone, the idle is great. The changes are subtle and the sum of the parts is that the whole package has come together. It just seems right for the 1st time since I purchased the car two years ago.
    Such a great driving experience.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your great work,hoping pics to follow?
     
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