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308 CIS to TWM Throttle Bodies Conversion & Engine Rebuild

By popular demand, I'm starting THE thread.

This project started back in August of 07. There have been lots of delays, from the machine shop, the economy, unexpected expenses, and ofcourse owning and working a pizza shop.


First picture just before the tear down.
Second picture. The stock engine in all her glory.
Third picture. Weekend warriors trying to pull the motor out.
Fourth picture. Me pushing her in for the long hibernation.
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It's like déjà vu all over again... ahhhhh.... memories!!

This is gonna be fun!

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So for the TWM's to work i had to find/buy carb intakes and carb cams.
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I love pizza! Looking forward to seeing this saga unfold.
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I love pizza! Looking forward to seeing this saga unfold.
Oh, you like pizza huh.

Well, here's a nice a cheese pizza for yah.

And if you are in the mood for a cheese steak, well here is one of our specialty steaks. The Godfather.

Enjoy!
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Nice.... I just built a portable Brick Oven on my Boat trailer to use at our annual block party. Do you have a good Dough recipe?

Here is the crazy contraption
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLdBu3nbSYE
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That looks cool.



On the dough, sorry, It's a secret Family receipe for over 60 years.
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So while the motor is at the machine shop, I saved up and bouht the TWM Throttle Bodies.
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By popular demand, I'm starting THE thread.

This project started back in August of 07. There have been lots of delays, from the machine shop, the economy, unexpected expenses, and ofcourse owning and working a pizza shop.

First picture just before the tear down.
Second picture. The stock engine in all her glory.
Third picture. Weekend warriors trying to pull the motor out.
Fourth picture. Me pushing her in for the long hibernation.
I've found that unless it's your daily driver, any projects always take forever. My car's apart 4 or 5 years now, this time around. I'd like to think that I'm getting smarter and can limit my down time from here on forward to just winters, but that's not likely.

Are you running 550 Maranello wheels? What sort of brakes are hiding in there?


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Oh, you like pizza huh.
Well, here's a nice a cheese pizza for yah.
Enjoy!
Looks like a road trip to NH is in order when/if my car ever runs again.
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Are you running 550 Maranello wheels? What sort of brakes are hiding in there?
Yes 550 wheels. I had the rears narrowed by 1 inch.

Giro Disc brakes all around.

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Looks like a road trip to NH is in order when/if my car ever runs again.
You are all welcomed!


Customizations to bespoke automobiles to the owner's taste is a longstanding Ferrari tradition among genuine enthusiasts. Perhaps not collectors, but certainly the motorsports enthusiasts whom the cars were to be meant for. The classical Ferrari client didn't look to resale vale, rather the passion, mechanical beauty and enthusiasm that the little cars from the small Italian hamlet were endowed by their creator. -Russ Turner
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Those brakes kick a$$!
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That is a seriously cool setup.

Did you lower the car as well? QA1s?
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Thanks guys.

Yes, QA-1 all around. Springs rate 300 in the front and 250 in the back.
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Go 400 front 350 back and be a man's man. You'll have to wear Old Spice and do a really bad job shaving to complete the picture XD
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Go 400 front 350 back and be a man's man.
Man's man at 4000/350? That sounds a little girly to me.

Real men run 450F/400R
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Man's man at 4000/350? That sounds a little girly to me.

Real men run 450F/400R
.... and have a dentist on retainer!!

Did you guys see that low rider yellow GTB brought up on Fchat.... holy smokes, I wonder how harsh that ride is??

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/1898561851.html

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Also 300/250 on QA1s
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Also 300/250 on QA1s
300/250 and you're giving Chris a hard time about his girly-man ipad?




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.... and have a dentist on retainer!!
I was actually thinking of going up to 475 of 500 on the fronts but decided to wait and see how things are with the new engine first. With the Ohlins shocks and the 450/400 the ride is better than stock in a lot of ways, I'm a big believer in top-shelf shocks being worth the money.
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Go 400 front 350 back and be a man's man. You'll have to wear Old Spice and do a really bad job shaving to complete the picture XD

Old Spice is a Classic. I bet Paul wears it.

I remember getting "The Old Spice Package Deal" for my father for Christmas.

Ah...........the good old days.
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I was actually thinking of going up to 475 of 500 on the fronts but decided to wait and see how things are with the new engine first. With the Ohlins shocks and the 450/400 the ride is better than stock in a lot of ways, I'm a big believer in top-shelf shocks being worth the money.
Geez, those are some stiff springs.

I have a nice twisty back road going home so I felt a big difference and handled great when i had first had them put on.

But she has been sitting for 3 years so i don't know if they are still ok.
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300/250 and you're giving Chris a hard time about his girly-man ipad?
Ahhhh... another disciple of the Paul Gentilozzi school of car setup.
Soft = mechanical grip.

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