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MONDIAL 6 cylinder : Book

Can anyone recommend the difinitive word/book on 6-cylyinder Mondials. Those engines are entirely fascinating. Their design and use is awsome. Been reading bits and pieces but would like the 'ultimate' book on them and the older 6cylinder engines. Latest issue of Cavallino has a great writeup.

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Did not know they even existed.

Were they the early Mondial's with Dino engines?

BTW, I need to get that lathe back to you. I found a 14 mm TDC tool!
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Where these maybe Italian market only cars for tax reasons, but I thought they where 208's and or 208 turbos and all V-8? The Mondial 8 had the 3.0 liter 2 valve V-8 in it.

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Can anyone recommend the difinitive word/book on 6-cylyinder Mondials. Those engines are entirely fascinating. Their design and use is awsome. Been reading bits and pieces but would like the 'ultimate' book on them and the older 6cylinder engines. Latest issue of Cavallino has a great writeup.

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I never heard of them and wonder if they were the same small block V-8's as used in the 308 GT4's?
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Are you talking about 121 LMs with inline 6s????? Ferrari never had a production 6-Cylinder Mondial as far as trying to help you. We have every book on Ferrari ever published in our collection (not for sale) and I can help you if I better understood your question.

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Are you talking about 121 LMs with inline 6s????? Ferrari never had a production 6-Cylinder Mondial as far as trying to help you. We have every book on Ferrari ever published in our collection (not for sale) and I can help you if I better understood your question.

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Yes, the racing Mondials....not the stuff in the 70s+ category. And no, they were not Dinos.

Adm Phillips has a Mondial just read about and also the articles from BOA in newest Cavallino: Great stuff. Those engines were ahead of their time.

Trying to find more on such.

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Did not know they even existed.

Were they the early Mondial's with Dino engines?

BTW, I need to get that lathe back to you. I found a 14 mm TDC tool!

ok.....will be taking the Mondial in later this year for fluid changes, then dropping the 456 to exchange the T etc. etc.....Brian's joint.

not till later in year...is that ok, or wanting to clean out the garage sooner.

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Hello Granucci,

Ok, great... I was unsure where you were headed as technically the Mondial race cars were 4-Cylinder, 2-Liter affaris and as far as I know, none were 6-Cylinder. Basically by adding the two extra cylinders and creating a 6-Cylinder (inline) the 118 and 121 LMs came to be. These were far from the 2-Liter Mondials and had a much larger displacement of 4.4-Liters. The nomenclature of "Mondial" was never used for these inline 6-cylinder cars and we can only confirm four are around. Those four are 121 LMs noting that I know of no more 118 LMs in existence.

So in summary there were four Inline 6-Cylinder 121 LMs from the mid-50s and that said, there is no books specifically on them. You can find info looking through Acerbi's book which lists most Ferraris. If it is the 4-Cylinder 500 Mondials you seek info on, well Francesco Scaletti's Ferrari I Quattro Cilindri (4-cylinder Ferraris) is a great one!

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I have this book and it is one of the worse manuals I've ever read. Except for the thumbnail index, which I believe is brilliant, the book makes tons of mistakes to even include actual pictures of cars: Look up any Mondial 70's on and you'll see.

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