360 story and engine rebuild

360 story and engine rebuild

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Bebs

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2,868 posts

239 months

Thursday 16th January
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Kyodo said:
I've been following this thread with interest and yesterday I had the chance to have a good look at your engine and box, along with your lovely car at AV when I dropped our 360 off for its service and a few bits.

As a fellow owner it's really interesting to see the innards of the heart of the car, also to know your car's in safe hands. I bet you can't wait to get it back smile
Thank you, that’s kind of you to say. From the recent AV photos it definitely looks like they’re doing a tremendous job leaving no stone unturned. I must make a trip down to see the guys soon.
Its been odd not having the car around after 17 years of companionship and I’m looking forward to getting her back and parking her up next to her Granturismo half sister spin

Bebs

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Thursday 16th January
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RevsPerMinute said:
A DM of who would be appreciated just so I know who to avoid!
Your profile doesn’t allow PMs.. ?

Kyodo

655 posts

82 months

Friday 17th January
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Bebs said:
Your profile doesn’t allow PMs.. ?
Mine does, please share! beer

Bebs

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Saturday 18th January
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More updates from AV.
The oil tank black crackle paint had flaked, and tbh it needed some tlc. I had been meaning to ask Aldous if we could repaint it but hadn't got round to it.
I needen't have worried.. before I could point it out I received this photo!






What attention to detail.

Bebs

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Saturday 18th January
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The engine and rear bumper heat shields had taken a battering over the past 20 years as can been seen below. Once again, and before I could ask, the team at AV had already set out refurbishing them..






Bebs

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Saturday 18th January
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The engine has now made its way down from the first floor engine room to the workshop, ready to be slotted back in.



In case anyone is wondering, the paint on the car is still the original Maranello paint job (apart from the front bumper which has been resprayed a couple of times)

Bebs

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Saturday 18th January
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This then brings us full circle - note the exposed crank and the correct rear main seal ready to be fitted!





...and now fitted!


Bebs

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Saturday 18th January
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... and the marriage begins...








Helicopter123

8,275 posts

114 months

Sunday 19th January
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Stumbled across this thread, and wow, really interesting stuff.

What a pleasure to read, and great to hear of an owner enjoying a supercar for 100k + miles !!

Loving this.

Bebs

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Sunday 19th January
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Thank you for the kind comment Heli123

Roof down

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84 months

Sunday 19th January
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What a great informative interesting write up, many thanks , Mike

Tuscan Wil

398 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd January
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I think you should print a hard copy booklet with all the photos and all the commentaries of the whole journey to go with the car. It would be a really nice accessory complimenting your wonderful Ferrari.


Bebs

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Wednesday 22nd January
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That’s an excellent idea.
AV Engineering are actually making a full report documenting the engine build but I guess it would be nice to do my own with photos as per my thread here.
Thank you for the suggestionthumbup

Tuscan Wil

398 posts

144 months

Thursday 23rd January
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Bebs said:
That’s an excellent idea.
AV Engineering are actually making a full report documenting the engine build but I guess it would be nice to do my own with photos as per my thread here.
Thank you for the suggestionthumbup
Yes I would, definitely. It can't be that expensive to go to a proper printer do a couple of copies of a hard back booklet - a couple of hundred quid max? Dare I say it is a small percentage of the bill for this journey. It just takes time to edit it and put it together. It would be a shame not to record it properly in a nice artistic way. So you can pass this book to whoever the next owner of the car - be it your family/friend or the future buyer. It also shows you are a careful and a sentimental owner despite the relative high mileage for a Ferrari.

I actually would love to read it. Perhaps you can even publish it onto the Ferrari Owner Club magazine with an exclusive issue. What a great story!!

Thank you for sharing!! Please do keep us posted to the day you take the car out for a proper blast.

Tuscan Wil

398 posts

144 months

Thursday 23rd January
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Oh I could see Enzo will be proud of you looking down, and say "here is my boy!!"

JayK12

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160 months

Thursday 23rd January
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Great thread, and very interesting. Was reading Voicey's blog website just yesterday. Really fancy getting back in a 360 but add some CS bits to it this time. Fond memories of my 360, it was always an exciting car to drive, always an event, which cannot be said for modern day cars.

speedbird1000

108 posts

125 months

Wednesday 29th January
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Fantastic thread...awesome..thank you for sharing... . We just need to get the message through to Ferrari spares dept : get your prices down to more reasonable and the brand will be admired a lot more ! £6500 for a spare crankshaft, no, £2000 is plenty....😀

cgt2

1,668 posts

146 months

Wednesday 29th January
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speedbird1000 said:
Fantastic thread...awesome..thank you for sharing... . We just need to get the message through to Ferrari spares dept : get your prices down to more reasonable and the brand will be admired a lot more ! £6500 for a spare crankshaft, no, £2000 is plenty....??
I remember when parts prices jumped 35% in 2007. Speculation at the time was that it was to fund Kimi Raikkonen's huge contract that year.

Bebs

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Wednesday 29th January
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speedbird1000 said:
Fantastic thread...awesome..thank you for sharing... . We just need to get the message through to Ferrari spares dept : get your prices down to more reasonable and the brand will be admired a lot more ! £6500 for a spare crankshaft, no, £2000 is plenty....??
Thankfully I didn’t need a crankshaft in the end thanks to AV and Hill Engineering thumbup

Bebs

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Thursday 30th January
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I received the latest AV update last night at 9 PM. Looks like the boys at AV Engineering are working long hours!
New flywheel is in, new clutch and new 6 bolt ring gear. My car still had the old 3 bolt ring gear which was updated in 2001/2002 as they were prone to failing and subsequently chewing everything up inside the bell housing and gearbox housing.. another lucky escape given the mileage! I’ve had several new clutches but nobody replaced the outdated ring gear assembly..