Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,846
Admiral- Very ingenious spring compressor. I would say the odds of those springs breaking are very slim.
Hand lapping the valves like you did is an old hot rod trick and really makes for a good seal.
That engine reminds of my English Lantern Clocks. You can see exactly how everything works and methodically figure out how to rebuild. Plus both sound great when they are running. The DOHC four has a much more exciting sound, though.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.