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
I looked and looked for correct Pirelli fan belts for my old 250 Cabriolet with no luck. Finally I made a silk screen jig and began silk screening modern belts with the correct old – style Pirelli information. My silk screen and jig can only do the long belts for the outside plug engines that had generators, and the very short belts that were used on the front mounted generators on inside plug 250 engines. Short Fan Belt for 250 Inside Plug Engines
The early inside plug cars often used drip trays under the carburetors to keep any leaked gasoline away from the center of the engine blcok and the spark plugs. These drip trays were connected by short pieces of clear plastic tubing to an aluminum tubing manifold then to a longer piece of clear hose which led down the rear of the engine around the bell housing. These pieces are made by the original craftsmen in Italy and are perfect. There is a good photograph of one of the drip trays being fitted to an engine in the Ferrari factory on page 61 of the wonderful book Modena Racing Memories. Three Drip Trays and the Aluminum Tubing Manifold.
This is another Italian Reproduction of the GTE manual published in August 1961. It is in Italian and is acceptable for all of the 250 cars after 8/61 regardless of the destination point. The reproductions and the Italian version are acceptable for all Concours. Italian 250 GTE Owner’s Manual