I was wondering if the boring, honing, and general block prepartion of a 308 V8 or an older V12 is something that any decent(!) engine rebuilding shop could handle? A cylinder bore is a cylinder bore whether it's inside a Chevy iron cylinder block, a Chevy aluminum block, or a Ferrari aluminum block. Most engine shops have the proper cylinder boring, align boring, etc, equipment to rebuild most any modern internal combustion engine. Is there anything "special" in a Ferrari engine block that would prevent a competant(!) engine shop with knowledgeable personel from rebuilding, or at least prepping, a Ferrari motor? If somebody were to tear down the engine themselves, deliver the block to an engine shop, provide the shop with the required bore specs, couldn't they prep the block for essentially the same cost as any other V8? Or 50% more for a V12 block? Or course we're assuming that the shop in question knows what their doing. I know of several local shops that do excellent rebuilds on Chevy, Ford, etc, engines for racing and restoration. Couldn't they handle a simple Ferrari block bore and prep? And of course it would probably be best to deliver the new pistons with the block for proper fit.