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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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I believe the V12 was from a Daytona. Not certain, though.
Anyone have any info or a reference.
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I couldn't even start to imagine how that could be done. :eek:

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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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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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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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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:eek:
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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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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