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 1R50A, Lusso #4391 and late GTEs
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. SAFA 65 N85..Used on the 275 GTB/4s
The very earliest Daytonas continued to use the red coils with the silver foil rectangular Magneti Marelli stickers. Later cars used the gold cadmium-plated steel cans and this blue/gold foil sticker. This one is from the Gold Daytona Spider #14383, one of the most orginial and complete cars in the world. During the production of the Daytonas the Fiat’s involvement in the production cars resulted in a lot of changes as did the new safety and emissions regulations imposed by the European countries and the U.S. government. The Daytona Registery www.daytonaregistry.com is the best information available to document these changes. Blue/Gold Daytona coil stickers.
With the electric fuel pumps there is a fuel filter also made by F.I.S.P.A. The filter element is contained in a steel bowl which is painted gray or an industrial green color which has a decal telling the mechanic to be sure to change the filter. These filters are always packed with mud and rust on the old cars. Be sure that the tank is near empty before removing the filter bowl. Multicolored F.I.S.P.A. decal, used on cars near #1500