Now i have been around Ferraris a long time and i have never heard of that one. I cant even recall ever reading that in any of my tec books in my hundreds of Ferrari books. So whats the deal? Why do you say that? Would you care to shed anymore light on the subject please?
Certainly. The initial Dino V6 was 65 degrees to allow a more straight intake
runner between the cylinders, and used a flat plane crankshaft.
But the 308 series road cars were seen as the successors to the Dino, and all V8 engines using a flat plane crankshaft were derivatives of the original Dino V6.(3.0, 3.2, 3.6)...they too are called Dinos....though the naming now took on the displacement as the first two numbers and the configuration as the last number. (308= 3.0L V8, 328=3.2L V8, etc...)
Until the 355 this didn't change, but only to denote their new 5-valve per cylinder engine (355 = 3.5L, 5 valves per cylinder.), and continued on with the 360, but they left off the configuration and just went with the displacement (360= 3.6L...while if they has stayed with their original naming process, should have been the 368.)
But ALL these engines are derived from the original Dino V6, and are themselves considered Dinos'.
Though the V12's are called Tipo's, they still stem from the initial 65 degree Dino V6.
Hence, the Dino name is attached to basically all Ferrari engines after 1956 until the 4.3L redesign as they are all conceived directly from the original Dino V6.
And Peter, sir, thanks so much.
And yes, I know there are no rockers on the OHC engines...just used to these darned domestic pushrod beasts.
Guess I should see if I can dig up one of those manuals, eh?