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I need an engine for a 308 2V carb 1979

Discussion in '308/328' started by dan the man, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Daniel
    I need an Engine for a 1979 308. An Intake valve stuck and shattered a Piston.

    Dan
     
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  3. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2003
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    Question - why don't you rebuild the existing engine, or is the damage too much. If it's just piston and valve overhaul it shouldn't be a problem?

    Regarding a replacement engine, I may be able to locate a secondhand US spec 308GTBi engine for about $1100
     
  4. jimangle

    jimangle Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
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    How did the valve stick open?
    Jim
     
  5. cavallo_nero

    cavallo_nero Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    my 78 308 euro dropped a valve about 8 years ago, forcing a rebuild. thats when i fitted the borgo pistons.
     
  6. rudy

    rudy Formula Junior

    Jan 13, 2004
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    Drop a Chevy crate motor in there. I think they have a 575 HP version now. What a rocket!
     
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  8. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I believe the Valve "Floated" and made contact with the piston. I was reving it around 8000-8200 rpm's. Blew Chunks of piston up through the weber and all into the intake air Filter housing.
     
  9. stratos

    stratos Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
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    That's why you should always replace sodium-filled exhaust valves with solid items (steel or nimonic). It was an exhaust valve wasn't it?
     
  10. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    No. Intake valve.
     
  11. Sean F.

    Sean F. F1 Rookie

    Feb 4, 2003
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    Note to self, that little red line on the tach means "Danger-Danger". ;)
     
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  13. M.James

    M.James F1 Rookie

    Jun 6, 2003
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    Ted Rutlands/Maranello Auto Parts in Tucker, GA has rebuildable engines or just blocks/heads for sale.

    The 'parts section of this website should also be invaluable:

    http://www.ferrariportal.com/
     

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