360 story and engine rebuild

360 story and engine rebuild

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Bebs

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2,843 posts

231 months

Thursday 30th January
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You will recall issues with the gearbox oil plug earlier in this thread.. somebody had over torqued it and rectified their mistake by using silicone to seal the plug..
Ed and Aldous just successfully helicoil’ed the gearbox casing.. bravo clap




Bebs

Original Poster:

2,843 posts

231 months

Wednesday 5th February
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The chaps at AV have been putting some long days in and the gearbox is now back together and fitted. We’re getting ever closer to first start up








olv

80 posts

165 months

Wednesday 5th February
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I've really enjoyed following this thread, fantastic to see it so well used and cared for. Keep up the updates.

Paracetamol

4,075 posts

194 months

Thursday 6th February
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Is there an option to ice blast the cases and do some detailing? Or does that kind of stuff not bother you too much?

uncleluck

93 posts

1 month

Thursday 6th February
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Great thread. Lovely that you use the car so much.

Looks like AV are doing a nice job for you and being helpful with the parts.

I think the layman would assume these cars get the best workers to touch them through their life, from my experience working on them I’ve seen & rectified (and heard of) some poor work (timing wrong, stripped threads, parts left off or insecure). I was a bit worried at first working on such expensive cars & after doing timing belts when you get an incoming call from the owner your pulse quickens for sure.

Bebs

Original Poster:

2,843 posts

231 months

Gentlemen, start your engines!!!

https://youtu.be/0Gl4TnsGuik

Adz man

333 posts

109 months

A brilliant read and I don’t normally get to involved with this kind of thing but I found it very interesting.

A V have been amazing with me and my Lambo Gallardo Spyder and I’d much rather do a longer journey to see them than anyone else.

FezSpider

361 posts

182 months

Bebs said:
Gentlemen, start your engines!!!

https://youtu.be/0Gl4TnsGuik
oh yes, fantasticsmile

Bebs

Original Poster:

2,843 posts

231 months

Yesterday (08:54)
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Adz man said:
A brilliant read and I don’t normally get to involved with this kind of thing but I found it very interesting.

A V have been amazing with me and my Lambo Gallardo Spyder and I’d much rather do a longer journey to see them than anyone else.
Thanks Adz. Used to have a 430 didn’t you if I remember correctly?

Caddyshack

1,917 posts

156 months

Yesterday (09:18)
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Great thread, thanks for sharing.

Personally I do not know why people do not share the names of the companies who do rubbish jobs. Anyone servicing a Ferrari and uses sealant to hold a stripped sump plug in needs naming imo.

FezSpider

361 posts

182 months

Yesterday (09:35)
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Caddyshack said:
Personally I do not know why people do not share the names of the companies who do rubbish jobs. Anyone servicing a Ferrari and uses sealant to hold a stripped sump plug in needs naming imo.
totally agree with that. You have forums were like minded owners gather and chat, however you cant give names of companies that have done outrageous work.
So the unaware will take there pride and Joy's to the same out fits.


mike01606

511 posts

99 months

Yesterday (10:05)
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Brilliant Brian! I bet you can’t wait to get it home.

Agree on the naming and shaming but see why it can’t be allowed. It just takes one malicious post to harm a business and without validation is a dangerous place to be for the forum....
Maybe if the T&Cs pushed the liability to the poster it might work. But would you then take the risk?

It’s clear from these forums who the really good guys are....

Adz man

333 posts

109 months

Yesterday (12:53)
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Bebs said:
Thanks Adz. Used to have a 430 didn’t you if I remember correctly?
Yes that’s me smile I had a yellow 430 Spider for four years and a red 360 Modena before that.

Roof down

197 posts

76 months

Yesterday (13:47)
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This is and has been a most interesting read, I as a former 360 spider owner, and possible California owner would, if its not being inpertinent love to know the cost or a rough guide. It allows one to assess the viability of the on going ownership of such cars.
Your car I am most sure will benefit for many many years from your investment in it, I am looking forward to seeing the conclusion of this splendid adventure.
Mike

Bebs

Original Poster:

2,843 posts

231 months

Yesterday (15:05)
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I will give a rough idea of costs involved once it’s completed.
Thanks for the kind comments chaps, nice to know the thread is being read.
Will update as and when I get more news.

supersport

2,944 posts

177 months

Yesterday (17:08)
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Awesome work clap

The video doesn’t help, can’t wait for the good weather. Might have to go sit in the car and make brrrrrmmm noises.

Bright Halo

892 posts

185 months

This is an amazing thread, will be great to get her started and running again.
Thanks for sharing.

Looks like you have found a fantastic company in A.V. to do your rebuild work but also shows from whoever fitted the wrong crank seal and overtorqued the sump thread how careful you have to be in picking people to work on your car. In fact it may have nothing to do with being careful, it may just come down to luck.

Notsofastfrank

133 posts

145 months

Excellent thread thanks for taking the time.

chrismox

83 posts

99 months

Adz man said:
[...] and a red 360 Modena before that.
...which I bought from you and still have 10 years later. Funnily enough (expensively enough), last year it had the same issue that Bebs’ 360 had with the coolant heat exchanger. Fortunately it was spotted during its annual service and hadn’t yet caused any damage.


Edited by chrismox on Sunday 16th February 10:39

WokkaWokka

462 posts

89 months

This is what PistonHeads is all about. The inclusion of some actual pistons smile

Absolutely brilliant thread and fantastically interesting!