Early Ferrari tool boxes
Posted 02 January 2007 - 01:38
The only documentation I have been able to find is attached below. The first comes from an auction catalogue and is supposedly correct for a 166.
The second is a reprint of a 250 TDF parts manual featured in Dick Merritt's book of reprints.
The tools are primarily used for engine maintenance.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 04:43
These are shop tools to overhaul the cylinder heads. The tool for compressing the 'Hairpin' valve springs is fairly obvious. The tweezers would be for picking out the collets. It gets harder after that! The 'T' bar may be for turning the camshaft to set timing or it could be a valve seat refacing tool. The puller (pusher?) may be to remove rocker arm bushes. There are two spanners (wrenches) to undo the rocker arm posts. The part #10 in the drawing appears to be a cam setting template. The two semi circular plates with round extensions may be for installing rocker arm bushes.
The cylindrical device is a nose flute!
I know nuffink about Eyetalian stuff.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 15:33
I am putting the finishing touches on a 212 Cabriolet and what like to have a historically correct kit with the car. A local collector has allowed me to inspect a box he owns but I believe many of the tools in that one were made recently and done to facilitate the repair function and not copied for authenticity.
I have been told by someone I consider very knowledgable that little is known on the subject so I came to where there are the most well versed experts are, TNF.
My intuition tells me that for a 212 I would need contents that are closer to those in the photo than those in the drawing. WDYT?
Posted 02 January 2007 - 18:52
I think it's very unlikely that a kit like this actually came with each new Ferrari at the time, but perhaps was available on special order for workshops, or racing teams, or highly skilled enthusiast/owners.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 19:20
Posted 04 January 2007 - 21:59
Are there any Ferrari trivia buffs out there?