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Powder Coated 328 engine - Rebuild complete

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by tfrancis, May 10, 2004.

  1. tfrancis

    tfrancis Karting

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    #1 tfrancis, May 10, 2004
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  3. GTO84

    GTO84 Formula Junior

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  4. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Looks great! I could have done without the extra red, but congrats on doing your major yourself! Great results.
     
  5. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Nice job, congrats.

    Dave
     
  6. PSk

    PSk F1 World Champ

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    Well done, nice and clean.

    If I may I would like to make one comment. I am not sure but it looks like the camshaft belt covers are open on the engine side (like a lot of Italian cars) and thus I am concerned about the fuel (?) hoses that you have running very close to this opening. I would hate them to vibrate their way into contact with a pulley! See highlighted yellow oval.

    On another related tangent ... While the routing of the fuel hoses maybe as per Ferrari installation this is one thing that I do not think looks nice and neat draping over the cam covers ... makes the car look too French (ie. hoses all over the place ;)).

    Pete
     
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  8. 308GTS

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    How did you get the fuel lines so nice and shiney?
     
  9. enjoythemusic

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    Congratulations! A job well done. Have a question, during this work did you consider changing the hoses for steel braided? Also, are all the fuel/oil lines new or ???
     
  10. Dave

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    Great job Tom!
    Glad you got her all put back together.
     
  11. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Great job - really good lookin' engine!
    You should be way proud!
    best
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  13. tfrancis

    tfrancis Karting

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    Thanks...I'll double check that Pete.
     
  14. theunissenguido

    theunissenguido Formula 3
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    Thanks for sharing this...very good looking engine,
    What will be your next step ??
    Greetings, Guido
     
  15. tfrancis

    tfrancis Karting

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    I had my lines replated. Since Cadium plating is no longer available (EPA regulation) I went with the yellow zinc (very close match). The tough part was finding the new rubber hose for those lines. Ric Rainbolt helped me out with this... he's found a source (I don't recall the company). It also requires a special tool to properly mount the hose to the metal lines. It definitely makes a big difference! I just hated looking at the great work I'd done only to be tainted by the corroded fuel lines.
     

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