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  1. olivier

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    Hi

    How is it possible to see if a 308 GT4 engine is a euro model or a US one ?
    Which type is F106AE for ?
    Is there a chronological order for attribution of engine serials for this model ?

    Thanks in advance

    Olivier
     
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  3. Dom

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  4. Steve Magnusson

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    F106AE is the engine family for a '78-'79 US 308B/S (and probably GT4 too -- check the OM).

    I think one of the later 308 QVs is F105A so the engine family numbers don't match the model introduction order exactly, but I believe there is a general trend with later models being higher numbers.
     
  5. Dom

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    Now that I think about it, I believe the book Original Ferrari V8 has a description of the engine types. I don't have it with me, but I can look it up tonight when I get home.

    Dom
     
  6. olivier

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    What I would know is if a car has engine #F106AE00262, is this car necessary built before the one that wears #F106AE00263 ?

    The one I think of is a 1975 euro model that has an engine #F106AE00282. Is it the correct engine type ?
     
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  8. Simon

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    I thought euro or US versions could only be decerned by the VIN.

    For instance a dry sump 308 engine from 77 was a euro version but non US. The same engine a few years later carried the same engine code but was now US legal?


    Great site here for VIN deciphering
    http://www.ferrariclub.com/faq/vin.html
     
  9. EuroDino

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    My car (euro model) chasis number is F106AL08140,
    engine number stamped is 00048

    hope this helps
     
  10. Sempre_gilles

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    Check the new magazine "Otto", it is full with details like this
     
  11. maurice70

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    Does anyone know if the Australian versions were considered to be like the Euro versions?They were delivered without any smog equipment and air pumps andwithout the thermo exhausts either
     
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  13. moretti

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    Maurice , our cars were modelled after the US variants so had things like air pumps and other smog gear.

    However down the years this gear has been removed from what I've heard from a lot of owners.
     
  14. maurice70

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    So John do you think our GT4 have the US cams or the Euro cams?Besides the smog stuff is that the only other difference between the variants?My car looks pretty original and i dont have any signs of any of that equipment.Did yours have any of the smog stuff?
     
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    mine had none of the smog gear but you could see where it would have been.

    I remember my cams being high lift but that was due to it being a 74 series one car
     
  16. BigTex

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    As some have mentioned it's actually North American Version or World Version...

    F106AB here on both mine, 1977 North American versions....

    And I dont think there was any specific order of installation, as at that point there were "batches" of engines meeting cars as they went down the line...

    HTH
     
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    Right, the mounting castings are all there for the pump supports, for instance, but your headers would be "open type" while ours were wrapped in asbestos with aluminum cladding,........


    And when the air pumps come off we have this little end of the cam that spins...I put an expresso grinder on it....
     
  18. maurice70

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    Thanks Bubba do you have a pic of this little thing on the end?
     

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