Ferrari used these button-type grease fittings from the very earliest cars until the 275’s. During the production of the 250 series cars some of the pieces purchased from outside suppliers used the normal snap-on type. The sealed tie rod ends are a good example showing that a lot of the later cars used both types of grease fittings. The button type grease fittings were made of brass and plated with a very thin layer of nickel. The nickel finish quickly wore off due to dust and dirt on the road plus the factory recommended 2,500 mile lubrication schedule. The button type grease fittings all used the same dimension for the shaft and head but there was a variety of thread sizes. 5 x 0.8mm: these were used on the very early cars such as the 166s.
The very early cars used two separate dark red canvas bags, one for the hand tools and the second one for the jack. The later 250 cars used a single bag made of synthetic “leather”. There was a variety of bag configurations for the 250 cars until Ferrari reverted to the two-bag configuration with the late 330s. All of the 250 bags that I have seen are black with a pebble grain texture (like a football). The later 275 and 330 bags are typically smooth, in either black or dark brown. These bags are perfect with hand made buckles and every original detail. The bags are made to order so please allow 6 weeks for delivery. Early Two Piece Canvas Bags
The tool kits also contained a short flexible hose to be attached to the grease guns for rountine lubrication of the chassis. The early ones had a bronze woven exterior. The later ones had the brass hose plated with Cadmium. Bronze – Woven Grease Gun Hose for the early cars
Two types of grease guns were used for the 250 series cars. The type with the lathe turned handle was appropriate for the inside plug 250s and most of the earlier cars. The very early cars probably used something similar, but perhaps from a different manufacturer. The late, outside plug 250s and other later cars used the grease gun with the flat, cast handles. Late Grease Gun for 250s and later cars with the flat, cast handle.