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post #1 of 6 Old 05-25-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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308 engine inspection

I am looking to buy a 308 engine that is out of the car. What steps should I take in checking to see if it in decent shape. They say it has 28,000 miles on it. Not sure if there is any service records.
Thanks, any input would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-25-2013, 04:39 PM
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You'll want to do a leak- down test if possible.....that's the big one I think.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-25-2013, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the response.
I have rebuilt some engines but nothing Ferrari. Is it possible to do a rebuild or is it just for the experienced Ferrari mechanic? How expensive are parts such as pistons, rings, bearings and cam shafts? Also gaskets?
Is the machine work capable of being done by a local machine shop?
I don't want to buy my first major Ferrari part and it turn into a boat anchor so I guess I better do a bit more research.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-26-2013, 05:04 PM
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You'll want to do a leak- down test if possible.....that's the big one I think.
+1, start here and then decide...

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-31-2013, 06:16 PM
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Ferrari engine rebuilds

"old Ferrari tale",,the "best Ferrari engine to rebuild is one that doesn't need it""I have rebuilt many 2 cam V12,,I buy all the new parts that can be affodred,,,then,,,>I use machine shops that are big time dragster shops and have had very good results...the only real tricks are w/cam timing and 308 are not tricky like 2cam's..Hey,,hope you got a 4V ,,What about the transmission? ,,> Splitting the unit is in mk e orbit,,,only he can go there..> ,, 330P4,you should rebody a Ferrari chassis,,,I would sit in/drive your Factory chassis rebody but never your homemade chassis/product,,,,>..A 275 GTB body on a 400A chassis would sell for $125,000.,a P4 on 308 will bring $75000.> ,you must use the big old Veglia ,,for the dash,,,>> LOL I think the Factory has a trophy for most rebodied 250GTO/SWB,,,
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-31-2013, 11:36 PM
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I agree with reg. but almost take a different side angle on that a Ferrari doesn't really need to rebuild that badly usually. refurbished perhaps to rebuild kinda doubt it. however if you want to rebuild it its like any other engine. get a workshop manual and you're on your way.

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