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Just received a box full of specialty 355 Tools made by Hill to go along with a few others I already had.

Looks like nice stuff (as my other Hill Tools are)

Thanks to Paul Hill for ansering a few of my questions and Daniel for providing great service as always.

But, I had to buy a Moroso degree wheel - Daniel, get Hill to add this to their new product list
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Cool deal, never enough tools


Should have asked I have an even dozen degree wheels, dog uses them as frisbies, Keeps her teeth sharp

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How about David Feinberg's water pump tool, also sold by Ricambi? All kinds of good stuff out there.

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How about David Feinberg's water pump tool, also sold by Ricambi? All kinds of good stuff out there.
I'll have a look.

PS, for anyone purchasing a Moroso degree wheel, their website states nothing about spacers being included but I saw that within someone's comments in a review but still did not know what hole size. The 355 crank bolt is M18 thread (per the WSM - I hope that is correct). So, I had to bore out one of the spacers for that diameter (.708")

Also, I will need to make up a pointer as it does not come with one (easy to do)
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I'll have a look.

PS, for anyone purchasing a Moroso degree wheel, their website states nothing about spacers being included but I saw that within someone's comments in a review but still did not know what hole size. The 355 crank bolt is M18 thread (per the WSM - I hope that is correct). So, I had to bore out one of the spacers for that diameter (.708")

Also, I will need to make up a pointer as it does not come with one (easy to do)
Dave, also get yourself some big*ss fender washers and lockwashers to grip the Moroso & clamp it in place when you put your crank bolt & spacer(s) back in. Otherwise it'll be too easy for it to turn independently of the crankshaft.

I sourced mine from McMaster's.

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Dave, also get yourself some big*ss fender washers and lockwashers to grip the Moroso & clamp it in place when you put your crank bolt & spacer(s) back in. Otherwise it'll be too easy for it to turn independently of the crankshaft.

I sourced mine from McMaster's.
Thanks John. I probably have some in my shop. I appreciate the good tip.

PS, I noticed the CAM's don't have any wrench flats but I do see a hex in the back (one looks compromised )

I must assume that the internal hex in the end is how you hold the CAM's when loosening / tightening the sprocket bolts?

What about holding the crank when tightening that bolt? I've been told to block the starting gear with a large screw driver but part of that sounds less than lovely...

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Looking at the parts diagram, I see those internal hexes are threaded plugs....

EDIT: I have a hunch that I will need to make a tool to hold the timing belt sprocket.

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Thanks John. I probably have some in my shop. I appreciate the good tip.

PS, I noticed the CAM's don't have any wrench flats but I do see a hex in the back (one looks compromised )

I must assume that the internal hex in the end is how you hold the CAM's when loosening / tightening the sprocket bolts?
It's a pity Ferrari didn't put external hexes on their cams, as most DOHC engine manufacturers do. Most people hold the cam sprockets with an old belt and a pair of vice grips. Some have made wedges that go between the sprockets and keep them from turning. The "other" site is full of ideas and photos for these.

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What about holding the crank when tightening that bolt? I've been told to block the starting gear with a large screw driver but part of that sounds less than lovely...
Hill makes a proper tool for this, and IIRC it's around $200? I believe it works for several Ferrari models.

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It's a pity Ferrari didn't put external hexes on their cams, as most DOHC engine manufacturers do. Most people hold the cam sprockets with an old belt and a pair of vice grips. Some have made wedges that go between the sprockets and keep them from turning. The "other" site is full of ideas and photos for these.



Hill makes a proper tool for this, and IIRC it's around $200? I believe it works for several Ferrari models.
If you are referring to a flywheel locking tool, according to Hill's website, they only make it for 360 and 550.

I will consider designing and building a tool to hold the timing sprockets.
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