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  1. jmillard308

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    With all that knowledge out there, I wonder if anyone can assist. I am trying to source some scale drawings of a 312PB. Even photos square on of side front and back would help. Thanks in anticipation
    John
     
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    John: Does it have to be the 312PB? I have a nice cutaway drawing and front/rear/side drawings of the 312P, copyright Quattroruote magazine, by Bruno Betti (?), from June 1971. Would that be of any help? Jeff B.
     
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    I guess I'm not sure if the 312P and the 312PB are exactly the same thing....
     
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    Jeff - thanks very much for that kind offer but, and you may well laugh at this, I propose to build a pedal car for my grandson :).
    The 312P has lots of multiple curvature panels whereas the 321PB has lots of flat or single plane curves - much easier to fabricate!
    I realise I can't make a faithful replica, but starting from the correct point would assist greatly.
     
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    John: Lucky grandson! Since I have the drawings sitting here by my scanner.....
     
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    Jeff - you are a legend! That is indeed the 312PB!!!! I thank you and my grandson thanks you :)
    All I have to do now is build the thing :(
    Ahhh, the joys of small people :)
    John
     
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    John... sounds like a very cool project. Pls share photos of the finished product!
     
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    Yep, shoould be fun - just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
    Jeff
    For interest, here is the 312P (1969 Rodriguez Nurburgring)
    The 312PB was originally designated 312P, I think, but was changed to PB to avoid confusion. It had the flat 12 engine from the F1 car rather than a V12 as in the 312P.
     
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    For your information - the following from the Ferrari Owners site regarding terminology of 312P/312PB

    312 P (1971)
    The new 1971 version of the sports prototype came with a flat-12 engine, often referred to as a boxer engine. Many publications added the letter B after the P of its name to indicate its engine type, but this variation was never officially sanctioned by Ferrari which simply called it the 1971 312 P. In addition to a new engine, the chassis also differed in certain respects as aluminium panels were riveted to the small-diameter tubular spaceframe a further step towards the monocoque.

    Funny how things are hi-jacked - like "Daytona" was never used by the factory when describing the 365GTB/4

    John
     
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    Hi, John:

    I should have known the story about the 312P/PB, but I had forgotten, so thank you for refreshing my memory. Your avatar picture is a 312PB, correct? Is there a story to that? Since you posted a pic of the 312P at the 'Ring, I will post one of the 312PB at the 'Ring (Ickx/Regazzoni 1971).
     
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    Great shot Jeff - thanks.
    My avatar is Nino Vaccarella in the 312PB at Goodwood this year - no personal story except of all the cars that switched me on to Ferrari, this was probably the defining one. I spent some time in Europe in the early 70's and saw them being driven in anger - they looked and sounded awesome! :)
    Here's a pair at Watkins Glen 1972
     

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