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post #1 of 33 Old 01-04-2005, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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308 V-12

Are there any web sites that describe the 308 conversion with the V-12 ? The conversion was done in the 1980s and plans were available at one time.
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post #2 of 33 Old 01-05-2005, 12:14 AM
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What type of V12 was used ?
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post #3 of 33 Old 01-05-2005, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I believe the V12 was from a Daytona. Not certain, though.
Anyone have any info or a reference.
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post #4 of 33 Old 01-05-2005, 06:25 PM
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I couldn't even start to imagine how that could be done.

Firstly the 3.0 V8 sits transversely, so adding an extra 2 cyls length to the engine would surely need some widening of the bodywork?

Secondly the V8s sit on top of & in front of the gearbox, with the gear sump & engine sumps "married" together. How you can convert a longitudinal engine to this configuration without spending your entire inheritance would be sure interesting to know!

Maybe easier with a Boxer 12 complete with transaxle?
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post #5 of 33 Old 01-05-2005, 10:41 PM
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I could not imagine getting a Boxer Flat 12 in a 308. You would need to completely reconstruct the entire back end of the car.
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Maybe a completely new driveline? I have no idea, I think if you really want it could be done, but it would be some job :P
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post #7 of 33 Old 01-06-2005, 07:59 AM
 
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never heard of that been done.

who & where was that supposedly been done?
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post #8 of 33 Old 01-06-2005, 10:32 AM
 
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I seem to remember seeing this in Road and Track or something back in the 80s.

But, I can't which engine was used. It was transversely mounted though like the Mura. But, I believe it was a Ferrari engine that was used and V engine not a flat 12.

Hey they got a Ferrari V12 into the Cobra to make the Cobrari. Where there's a will (and buckets of money) there's a way.
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post #9 of 33 Old 01-07-2005, 03:03 PM
 
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I remember a guy over on fchat has a V12 308.
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post #10 of 33 Old 01-07-2005, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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mchferrari: where is fchat located? I can't seem to find it. Thx.

The article about this car is in the Nov 1995 issue of R&T. I wonder if this car still exists in the modified form? It used the 365 Daytona motor, with a transverse installation.
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Hi guys, been lurking for awhile now, but here's a 308 with a twelve.
http://www.bobnorwood.com/Un-Salted%...2012-Power.htm
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post #12 of 33 Old 01-08-2005, 06:20 AM
 
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you can't call that a 308 anymore
it's basically a dragster chassis, with a ferrari like "canopy", or however you call that on a dragster
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Agree with Dj Dirk, that might once have been a 308 but not anymore.
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The conversion used a dual cam 365 motor (not the 4 cam Daytona motor) and the stock 308 transaxle, along with a lot of machine work. There were plans sold for a while that explained how to do it. Somewhere around here I have one of those books that reprints a collection of magazine articles, and they had a review of the car. As I recall, more torque than stock, not so rev-happy as stock, a faster car.

AtlantaMan over at FerrariChat has a V12 308, although I think it's apart right now. JRV at Ferrari-Talk has also done the conversion and has some poor pics on his website.

Hope that helps.
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post #15 of 33 Old 01-23-2005, 06:08 AM
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Here are two pictures from that 308-V12 maybe it helps.308ROB
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wow, that looks pretty unusual...
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Thats really quite amazing.
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post #18 of 33 Old 01-28-2005, 06:26 AM
 
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euhm??
what kind of bootlid is on there now?
since the original won't fit anymore judging by those shots
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post #19 of 33 Old 01-28-2005, 09:01 AM
 
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If you can get a V12 into a 3x8 then I'm sure you can build your own bootlid

Looks very cool...
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post #20 of 33 Old 01-28-2005, 10:47 AM
 
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Ok, I'll ask the question. "Can you do the belts 'In-Stu'?"
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