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. 10x1mm: Used on some of the clutch and brake pedal linkage.
The Rudge – Whitworth type hubs use regular machine – type bearings and require a hub puller to remove the brake drums or discs. Two size were common to most Ferraris. The R.W. 42 design was used on most of the cars, while a smaller R.W. 32 design was used on the 275s and the 330 G.T.C.s. R.W. 42 Hub Puller
The inside plug twelve cylinder cars had a set of tongs that was used to pull off the spark plug boots when changing the plugs. The plugs were located “inside” the V of the engine between the intake manifolds and were very hard to reach by hand, particularly on a hot racing engine. The early tongs were black. After about 1957 the later tongs were cad-plated. Plated Spark Plug Boot Tongs