Ferrari 308 Project, Rebuild and Conversion

Ferrari 308 Project, Rebuild and Conversion

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spiderscott

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34 posts

193 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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I'm in the process of starting my Ferrari 308 project, its an 83 QV car and currently a none runner. Needs a lot of work but its all there so a decent starting point. As part of the project i will be converting the US Spec car to Euro which has the cleaner bumper lines and a few subtle changes.


spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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996Type

131 posts

89 months

Tuesday 18th December 2018
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Looking forward to this!!
Is there a video on the Testarossa??

Dr G

13,421 posts

179 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Matt Farah (the smoking tyre) did quite a good one on it recently: https://youtu.be/BVCJr77qfJ0

Looking forward to seeing the 308 take shape.

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Ive not put together one on the Testarossa Spider 'Ratarossa' Yet, there's some videos on my channel and I did this spoof 'Outrun' 80s style video with the car for a right laugh. It sounds much better than when I filmed with Matt for the Smoking Tire video as I have now installed a sports exhaust and the Testarossa sounds epic .... almost as good as my Stradale (can't beat that noise)

Ratarossa OutRun video here ...
https://youtu.be/4xcJd--f1rM
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spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Wednesday 19th December 2018
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I'm up to episode 7 on the 308 Project build now. Progress again on the engine

Any suggestions are most welcome.

link here
https://youtu.be/vZh9_he3xZc

f1ten

1,724 posts

90 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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top work! you are a very brave man!

spiderscott

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34 posts

193 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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f1ten said:
top work! you are a very brave man!
Thanks you sir..... brave or bonkers (fine line)

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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https://youtu.be/9-kbYIcqYCc

Episode 8 just uploaded

cat with a hat

1,339 posts

55 months

Thursday 20th December 2018
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Good to see you have experience working with equally as scary cars hehe

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Sunday 23rd December 2018
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Candellara

862 posts

119 months

Wednesday 26th December 2018
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Great project

As others have said, check the cam timing on the rear bank before pulling the engine. Has a the belt jumped a few teeth? Strange to see all four cylinders down uniformly across the whole bank

Has someone changed the belt and messed up the timing on that bank?

Compression test should be run with all spark plugs removed, coils disconnected so it doesn't try and fire and throttle in wide open position.

Might be worth checking the belt timing and then re-running compression test

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Saturday 29th December 2018
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appreciate all the comments guys and defiantly the suggestions regarding tests and next steps.

Heres todays update.

Have started to strip off the bits in order to investigate the low compression on rear bank cylinders.


https://youtu.be/xYpXpNhj-bc

Dr G

13,421 posts

179 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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spiderscott said:
Testarossa sounds epicM
It does as well eek

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Monday 31st December 2018
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Weather permitting I am thinking of taking the Ratarossa to Brooklands NewYears Day event tomorrow. Anyone else going ?

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Wednesday 9th January
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Had an awesome day on the 308, episode 11 of the 308 project just uploaded.

https://youtu.be/40JN0wgsEqs

pete

1,362 posts

221 months

Friday 11th January
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Amazing work - and compulsive viewing! It's fascinating to watch you bringing that 308 back to life after past abuse. I'm looking forward to seeing the engine looking like the photos in my copy of "Original Ferrari V8" :-)

m4tti

4,118 posts

92 months

Saturday
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Please buy a large starter/charger it will make future episodes less painful hehe

spiderscott

Original Poster:

34 posts

193 months

Yesterday (18:26)
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https://youtu.be/PlKtE6OYHCE

Managed a day on the 308 with some further progress

Megaflow

6,620 posts

162 months

Yesterday (18:33)
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Somehow managed to miss this. I look forward to catching up with the videos.