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My 308 Engine

Discussion in 'Louisiana' started by dan the man, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
    146
    Alabama
    Full Name:
    Daniel
    Hey Guys,
    I have not been in contact due to my business has kept me busy 24/7.

    I have blown the Engine in my 308. I stuck an Intake valve and shattered a Piston. I am in search of a second engine to buy that will get my Car back on the road while I rebuild my Engine.

    1979 308 2V Carbs.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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  3. adesalos

    adesalos Karting

    Mar 19, 2003
    237
    Texas
    Dan,
    How did you manageto blow your engine like that?
    LAck of maintenance, track, driving too spiritely on the open road...
     
  4. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
    146
    Alabama
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    Daniel
    I think the intake Valve "floated" and made contact with the piston. I was reving it between 8000-8200 rpms. I drive (or drove) my 308 everyday (hard, as it should be). I was driving to work.

    It blew chunks of piston up through the weber and into the air filter housing.
     
  5. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    Dan, Check with Bill at Gt Car PArts for a spare engine 623-780-2200 if he can't help you then try Kelly's suggestion of Rutlands rebuilt 2 valve engines
     
  6. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
    146
    Alabama
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    Daniel
    Apparently Bill does not want to quote me on an engine. So if anyone knows of an engine for a 308 2V, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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  8. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    Dan, What do you mean he doesn't want to quote you on an engine?
     
  9. dan the man

    dan the man Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
    146
    Alabama
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    Daniel
    This is not to bash Bill. He just keeps telling me that he will fax me a price for a used engine that he has, and he won't do it. This has been going on since a couple of days after I posted this thread.

    I still need an engine.

    Dan
     
  10. sparta49

    sparta49 F1 Veteran
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    Mar 3, 2001
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    He does get a little slow sometimes but keep after him. It will be worth it $wise I'm sure
     
  11. groovzilla

    groovzilla Karting

    Nov 28, 2003
    117
    seattle, wa.
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    william
    guy wrecked his car and saved engine...70K miles...wants $12,000 i think...check www.autotraderonline.com i have seen this add posted when i do a ferrari 308 search...

    no affiliation...never contacted him...i just brouse the listings for 308 cars occasionally..

    william ceriale seattle, wa.
     
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  13. PWehmer

    PWehmer Formula 3

    Oct 15, 2002
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    $12k for a used engine with 70K miles on it?? Someone's been sniffing Lambo exhaust fumes again.

    ferraripartsexchange.com sellers list has someone with a 2 valve injection engine & gearbox for $2K.

    Or try Lyle himself. He's got cars to part out.
    408-364-0881

    Sounds like you just want a temporary engine to get you by until you can fix your origional lump.
     
  14. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

    Nov 24, 2002
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    I think he meant $12K for a wrecked 308 with a good motor. Depending on how bad the damage, you could probably make most of your money back parting it out.

    Dave
     
  15. groovzilla

    groovzilla Karting

    Nov 28, 2003
    117
    seattle, wa.
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    william
    asking price of $12,000 for the car would translate to $10-$11,000 buy price...remove engine and sell the remaining parts...i think one could get at least $6-7000 for the car minus the engine??
     

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