The Restoration of -1963 Ferrari 250 GTE #4879

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  1. PAUL BABER

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    That has the making of a great car. Good luck with the restoration. However the steering wheel is strange. Its obviously missing one of the three arms but appears to be correct otherwise. The condition of the wood rim suggests it might be a new replica but if you think its original are there signs of someone having previously sawn off the third arm ?
     
  2. Julius H.

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    Good luck Martin with restoration and share here some pictures,info during the process.

    Julius
     
  3. Martin M

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  4. Martin M

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    Paul, yes the steering wheel one arm was probably broken, I closely looked and I can see the old traces there.
     
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  6. Martin M

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    #7 Martin M, Apr 7, 2013
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    Finally back home and work with the car can start in our workshop.
    As we pulled out the engine we we understand that there is no good signs of the 10 years past engine rebuild what Mr Nillson told us. We tested the cylinders compression and got the results very poor. We thought that the compression rings are stuck by the years. So we checked the timing what needed adjusting and we started the engine on the bench.
    At first the oil filter blowed when the engine fired. New adjustings with the oil pressure relief valve and new test start.
    The engine runned very rought and exhaust gas color was as rainbow, we tried to adjust carburettors but it did not make any sense.

    Now what?....disassemble!!?
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  8. Enigma Racing

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    Great pictures thank you
     
  9. wizzells

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    Fantastic pictures! Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Martin M

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  11. Jamie H

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    Martin,

    Great pictures !!

    Thank you for sharing
     
  12. Martin M

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    #20 Martin M, Apr 7, 2013
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  13. Martin M

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    Gentlemans, how can I "turn the page" here?
    I want to upload next process pictures here but otherwise becomes too cluttered in one page.
     
  14. Bryanp

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    you get someone like me to say "bravo" and "keep them coming" for another post or two . .
     
  15. Bryanp

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    . . . and then your next post (21) will be at the top of the next page.
     
  16. Martin M

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    #25 Martin M, Apr 7, 2013
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