The very early Ferraris had the exhaust system mounted solidly to the chassis. They later changed to a type of hanger with metal ends and flexible center section made of belting or truck tire sidewalls. The early ones were what are called the “Center-pull” design. In this configuration the four steel components are all the same design. These end pieces are all bent so that the force goes through the center of the assembly. This design was originally painted black until the mid 1950s when a change was made toa cadmium finish. Later, about 1962 during the run of the 250 GTEs the hanger design was changed to the more common “Side-Pull” arrangement. Black-Painted Center-Pull Exhaust Hangers…(24 to 28 per car)
Ferrari used the Button type grease fittings on all of the cars prior to the 275 series which began using the more familiar “Allamite” type. On the 250 series cars the tie rod ends used the “Allamite” type grease fittings. This pull-on type adapter is appropriate for other Italian, French and English cars using the button type grease fittings with the head dimensions of 15mm across the flats and 2mm thick. Pull-On Type Grease Gun Adapter
This is the combined owner’s manual and parts book for the 250 series cars with the inside plug engines. The 250 GTE manual was published in August of 1961. All of the 250 series cars, inside plug or outside plug cars were given this manual until the GTE manual was published. This is a very nice reproduction, printed in Italy, and is acceptable for all Concours. Italian/English Owner’s Manual/Parts Book for all 250 series cars until 8/61
The 250 series cars built by PininFarina often used a special type of hose clamps on the large air duct hoses. These clamps are called “Diament” based on the manufacturer’s logo which is sometimes found on the body of the clamp. These clamps are very similar to the normal Copiglia clamps but they have a special body with a small set screw which is used to secure the strap once the clamp is tightened. I have seen these on P.F. Coupes, Series 1 Spyders, G.T. E.s and the Cabriolets. Unstamped Diament Clamps for 250 P.F. cars.