The early cars were equipped with the old-style lever action shock absorbers. Prince Bernard of Holland was an enthusiastic backer of Ferrari and was probably the force behind the switch to the Dutch “Koni” brand of tubular – type shocks in the early 1960s. Ferrari also used Allinquant, Miletto and G.M.F. shock absorbers, but most of the cars had Konis. In 1974 Koni switched to a later type of decal with an orange shock absorber on a white triangular backgroudn. Koni wing/shield shock absorber sticker
Most of the serious restorers use reproduction batteries designed to look like the orginial “Tar Top” ones. Ferrari used batteries from several different manufacturers. The correct battery for a particular car can be found on page four on the cars that have “build sheets”. If the build sheet information is not available I suggest that you look in Keith Bluemel’s wonderful book Original Ferrari V 12, 1965-1973. The batteries are listed along with most of the major electrical components. The reproduction batteries usually have a 4″x6″ smooth panel, on the long side, for the manufacturer’s logo. When you call for a reproduction battery you will need to know all of the dimensions, the positive and negative post layout and which side you want to use for the logo. A sketch helps. The battery company people cannot relate to Ferrari models and will be looking for this information. 4″x6″ reproduction manufacturer’s logos for batteries. Magneti Marelli..used on a lot of the older cars over the years
These are reproductions of three different voltage regulators from the late 1950s through the early 1960s. The decals are mounted so that the top of the writing faces the bottom of the mounting surface as the regulator is attached to the electrical panel. The voltage regulator information is not contained on the build sheets and the changes were probably made by Pininfarina to adjust the electrical system to the additional electrical equipment of the later cars. Voltage Regulator Decal 1R19B probably P.F. Cabriolets & similar Scaglietti cars.
During the production of the 365 Boxers Ferrari began using a smaller Dinoplex unit, the AEC 104 BK model. This one has a blue foil sticker, 53 x 80mm. These Dinoplex units were used on the 365 BBs, 512 BBs and the 400 sedans. AEC 104 BK Dinoplex Foil Sticker