RESTORING A CLASSIC 1970’S FRONT ENGINED V-12 FERRARI

 

Driving lamps:

Carello

I have two correct Carello driving lamps plus the protective covers  to replace the rusty Raydot ones fitted on the car when I got it.

Wiper Motor  

Lucas Industries, England. 

Type :54077138

12v 16W with Park facility

The wiper motor was really slow due to a combination of age & the condition of grease. I stripped the motor apart, replaced the bushes & the motor bearing & replaced the grease with a suitable lithium  based product.The operation is much improved but not so you would want to be out in  really heavy rain!!

The headlamp pods lifted up at a different rate & it was not certain that the drivers side pod would make achieve the raised position. The motors have now been rebuilt & the various parts cleaned & repainted. Installation proved tricky & alignment of the headlamp pods was difficult. Adjustment of the pods without damaging the new paintwork is a two man job.

Alternator  

Marelli GCA 115A  

Overhauled by specialist electrical motor repair company

Foot well fans 

Smiths Industries, England

I stripped these these fans  apart because  their exposure to the elements had rusted them quite badly & they ran weakly.I have replaced the motor brushes & lubricated the bearings.After repainting them they look fine & are much more effective.

Radiator fans  

Marelli MTX 7B 80W. 12V.

I have stripped these fans & replaced the motor bushes. They now work perfectly & I have repainted the casings & fan blades

Ignition Coils   

Marelli  BZR 201,  Twin coils.

There is a ballast resistor on the front of each coil to improve & stabilise coil performance & facilitate staring.

These were checked out by a local company & were in perfect working order

Spark Plugs

Original:Marelli:CW89LP

Champion N6Y 

Replacement:NGK BP7ES

Air Horns

Fiamm 12v.

The horn compressor was non functional due to lack of oil. I filled the oil reservoir & tried it daily until it freed. Once  free it just needs to be both used & oiled regularly

Ignition distributor

Marelli S129E

12 cylinder twin coil


4 x sets of points ,

Two level contact rotor arm Phased & dwell set 

Sun 504 distributor machine

Rear Stop/tail lights: Carello

Rear indicators: Carello

Number plate lights:Carello

Reversing light: Carello

Front  direction indicators :

Carello (amber)

Headlights:

Carello

The headlights are very difficult to find for a RHD car. The major sources  i.e U.S.A. &  Europe use lamps for left hand drive cars (circulazione destra) & I needed lamps for a RHD car (circulazione sinistra drive on the left) I found a pair of NOS  lamps for a RHD car in Tokyo.They were the correct lamps with provision to take a parking light bulb part number 05.244.816.

Headlamp motors, mountings, hinges & attachments before  after gentle blasting & repainting. Motors were overhauled by a specialist company to ensure simultaneous operation of both headlamp pods. I have no idea of what the motors originally looked like but the residue of paint suggested silver & satin black.

Every principal circuit is assisted by a suitable relay  as the relay board shows.

This schematic is by Wil Stevenson of Seattle, USA.All these relays are stock FIAT 4200798 readily available.There are other relays but this refers  to those on the relay  board under the passenger side scuttle on a RHD car.

The  red  paint on the  trumpets  was peeling badly & I  stripped back to the metal  which was shiny chrome.I roughened the surface with  emery paper & used an acid etch primer  before repainting  original red

ignition components are Magnetti Marelli and the system operates through a twelve cylinder, twin coil  distributor cap, It can been clearly seen that there are alternate cylinder contacts at two levels.The white  numbers refer to the lower level contacts & yellow to  the upper level contacts. The twin level rotor arm is a substantial unit shown right.


Starter  Motor

 Marelli MT21 

Starter motor drive: ICRA RIF 87

I am not sure of the original vehicle source of these units but I am certain they are not only for this Ferrari.  Looking at their fit & shape the body must have been formed to fit the light or vice versa.

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