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What tools have you made/modified for your Ferrari

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by Al Campbell, May 24, 2019.

  1. Al Campbell

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    I find that I have an increasing pile of tools that I have made or modified to perform maintenance on my 400i & would love to see any tools others have made to make life easier.

    I'll start with the first one I modified -

    A 6 point 36mm socket machined down to 46mm outside diameter to fit the main crankshaft pulley bolt.

    Cheers,
    Al



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  2. Al Campbell

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    This one is for adjusting the timing chain tensioner.
    It was made from an old 8mm hex shaft repurposed from a broken caulking gun.
    It was heated & bent on each end so that one end is half a flat out to the other allowing adjustment with a minimum swing.

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  3. Al Campbell

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    Great jobbies Al!
     
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    Bent spanner to remove top starter motor nut so the exhaust does not have to be removed on a 365 and probably would work for 400/412
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    Wow! All I do is sign the cheque - although I have made an injector puller from electrical conduit and a bonnet pin.
     
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    I would never do that! I'd ask to borrow them... :p
     
  12. wrxmike

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    Al, I'm guessing that aside from fooling around with a lathe, mill and welder there's not much else to do in the Alice . :)
    Great collection of special tools, impressed you've delved in to setting the diff preload.
    I've made the head pressing plate for the 412 and also for a 308
    For the 412 , a variety of modified spanners to undo the hard lines from the injectors and to undo the starter motor. But curious why you needed to mod a sockect for the crankshaft as the one In my toolkit fitted without problems.
     
  13. Al Campbell

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    Thanks Mike,

    What brand socket fitted?
    This might be of interest to other members as all the ones I tried had too large an outside diameter to fit inside the pulley.

    Not many options around Alice for getting work done so have to do it myself or send things 1500Km away. :(
    We don't even have an engine rebuilder in town.

    Cheers,
    Al
     
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    Good day All,

    Well done with all those custom tools! You all are quite resourceful!

    Cheers,

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    Koken 36mm 1/2 drive, 47mm OD, had it for years...
     
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    #20 wrxmike, May 26, 2019
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    412 Head removal plate, made that in 2008 ( not as nice as Al's !) This fits the left hand side. If I was smarter I would have designed it to fit either side, but one side came off with no problems. It's one of those tools you hope never to have to use again. Image Unavailable, Please Login )
     
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    Modified spanners for removing hard lines on injectors, "cut and shut" welding, and a bit of grinding, heating and bending of cheap spanners. Not pretty but work.



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