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Building a slightly tweeked 2V 308 drysump motor

Seeing as " the other forum " won't let me post anymore pic's ( they are good at chasing people away )
Here are some pic's of the motor in the car
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Lookin good!


And welcome fulltime...everybody who's anybody is moving over
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Dave has his in the 308 already??

All I can say is........"where's my engine!!!!!!"



Looking good Dave.
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Absolutely detailed work!
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Dave has his in the 308 already??
My thoughts exactly. I'm falling behind over here too.

Looking good, Dave.
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Thanks guys , didn't get to fire it today hopefully Monday !!!
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Looks really good

Is Viglietti doing the work on the engine?

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Good news and bad Motor fired instantly , but radiator pipes front to back have a hole in one of them ???
I built the motor , Viglietti is putting it in .
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Here's some background from the other forum

Some history , bought my car almost 3 years ago with the motor in bit's ! Previouse owner didn't know how to check the oil level with the drysump . Drove it till it threw a rod !!! When the local Ferrari agent pulled it apart they could not get the heads off !! This is when I got involved , the agent's managed to do a deal and trade the car , and I bought it from them .
So for the past while I've been collecting bit's and trying to decide how far I'm going to go with this motor . Fchat has been invaluable with information , I've met some very interesting people and made some good friends .
Finally I'm at the stage of beginning to put it together . I needed a new block , which thanks to a Fchatter I found in Canada . Crank came from the UK . Rods from a 355 .Pistons are from JE . Cams are presently on there way to webcams . Most of the other bit's came from Superformance in the UK .
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Wow - looks unbelievable.

I am funnily enough going through the same process myself (although I am not doing the work myself).

I got water in the cylinders and my mechanic (an old school specialist in JHB) said that we should replace the head gasket.

Long story short, we struggled to get the heads off and then had the studs seized in the block. After months of machining and replacing pretty much the whole top end and a bit more, the engine is finally back in the car and awaiting the putting back of all the pipes etc. All in all nearly a year. I haven't posted the updates as it is pretty mundane in comparison to the awesome rebuilds and upgrades being shown here but when done, I will post some of the pics taken during and after the rebuild.

I am hoping to have her back within the next 10 days and I simply can't wait!!!

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Hi Mike , great to have another South African on the site ! There are a few on Fchat as well .
Your story sounds all to familiar ??? I damaged some of my cylinder head studs trying to get the heads off . That's one of the reasons I needed a new block , the other was that the block was badly corroded around the oring groves at the base of the liners ?
Please post some pic's of your progress . It's great to see what others are up to .
I made some St/st pipes today and they should go back in tomorrow morning , so maybe we can get her on the ground and rolling tomorrow ?
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Good news and bad Motor fired instantly , but radiator pipes front to back have a hole in one of them ???
I built the motor , Viglietti is putting it in .
The long pipes that run underneath the length of the car (under the center console)?

That's a pain.
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That's them !!!
For anyone who has had there car standing for a while check them . Otherwise you have to lift the motor again to get them out
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I only have a few grainy cellphone pics at the moment - my mechanic has beentaking pics for me along the way though.

Holding thumbs that we can get firing this week as well!!!
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, but radiator pipes front to back have a hole in one of them ??? .
That sucks! I've never heard of such a thing before, can you see where it's leaking????
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Pipes are in , motor is back down on it's mounts and we ran one heat cycle threw it . all seems good
Rear calipers were a bit sicky , handbrake would bind and not release . So I rebuilt the rear calipers today .
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So I rebuilt the rear calipers today .

hey look awsome....Dave....do you have plating equipment?
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My tennant in the other half of my building is a plater convenient
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WELL , drove my car for the first time yesterday
Whole lot of problems , but it goes
Radiator fans were not coming on , turned out to be a sticky relay .
Brake booster is not working ?? Although after a second drive I was getting some vacume so I think it's the oneway valve ??
Clutch is horrible , think the cable needs a lube and does anyone know how to set/adjust the helper spring ??
Had a dribbling pump jet , sorted that with a check valve/holder from my other set of carbs .
Now that the fans are working I need to take it for the reasonable length drive
Rear brakes seemed to be binding , hopefully an adjustment
Thanks for all the support , we are getting there
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Congrats Dave!

Hopefully those are just "small adjustments"
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