Todays posting starts off with a special thanks to Brett at Gran Turismo. Followers of the blog will remember that Brett already saved our skin once before:
This time we were not in trouble but a very nice surprise came our way via a casual visit to Gran Turismo in Alliston Ontario. While admiring some of the fine cars and service equipment they have, we spotted these gems among some other parts. Knowing the project that we are involved with, and wanting to help, Brett was kind enough to gift us his whole supply which was almost enough clamps for our entire car.
For those of you who do not know Gran Turismo, it is a very nice shop just north of Toronto Ontario. Brett and his crew cater to the value minded Ferrari owner offering excellent service with a good family feel. Their shop is always a pleasure to visit and you can be sure of good stories and advice when stopping by. Visit them at: http://www.granturismoauto.com/
Getting back to the subject of clamps, This is something that the casual restorer overlooks but is vitally critical for any serious project. In the early 1970's Ferrari used French made Serflex clamps which have a very particular shape and adjustment screw (round with a slot head). While Serflex is still in business their clamps have changed shape leaving old stock as the only option to the restorer.
01464 in its life had almost every clamp replaced leaving just a few original ones behind. As such we needed to find and restore over 100 clamps to get the car back to as new perfect. The photos will show the restoration process and we are now happy to announce that every clamp we need is restored and accounted for.