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Offline goodfellow

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This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« on: January 30, 2019, 08:03:59 AM »
So you think you can machine, weld, engineer, and fabricate -- well this guy will give you a lesson.

Found this link on the GJ -- but this is truly amazing work.

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/frankenferrari-v12-ferrari-308/148959/page1/

Offline bmwrd0

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 06:39:20 PM »
WOW!

I love the guy who was talking about trying to squeeze more power from an SBC before he looked at the forum. Winning!

Offline kwoswalt99

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 06:56:44 PM »
With that amount of work Id rather just build my own custom engine.

Offline muddy

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 07:17:25 PM »
With that amount of work Id rather just build my own custom engine.
He kinda did.



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Offline kwoswalt99

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 09:24:46 PM »
With that amount of work Id rather just build my own custom engine.
He kinda did.



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Its still a ferrari.  ;D

Offline jabberwoki

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 10:43:07 PM »
That's what makes it cool.

Chebby in a Chebbi and a Ford in a Ford.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

Offline goodfellow

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 11:37:45 AM »
Modding a 12cyl Ferrari engine and making it work is quite a feat. My first real mechanic's job was working for an old German Master Tech who was trained at the Ferrari factory in the late 1950's. His observation was that the Ferrari V12 was one of the most complicated engines ever designed due to the complex flow characteristics of the intake system.

This guy on the grassrootsmotorsport forum has literally re-engineered the entire intake system and flow, and surprisingly made it work very well. That fact alone puts that gent into a very special league of amateur gearhead engineers. --- He's to the Ferrari V12 what Smokey Yunick was to the SBC.

 

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 03:54:06 PM »
When I worked for the auto electrician, the service manager was this short Italian guy, who had learned the trade working on Vespas under a street lamp back in the old country. He was famous for being able to tune the six webers on a Ferarri 512BB that had been grey-market imported.

Offline Conductor562

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Re: This guy's Ferrari engine build is amazing --
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 10:30:22 PM »
Damn, I need a top end for my junkyard Ferrari....f$&k it, Ill just make it in the shed out back.

Im pretty damn impressed