Ferrari 512 BBi Boxer Project Hits a Major Disaster - How Bad is it ?

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Ferrari Boxer Project I discover the first disaster on this abandoned 512 Bbi
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  1. Ratarossa
    Ratarossa
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    1. Godchi1d Von Steuben
      Godchi1d Von Steuben
      Hace un día

      To get the filters out: Flip it upside down, use the larger hole and your scope, pull or shake it out. To clean: Fill 1/5 way with acetone, shake vigorously, pour out. Repeat if necessary...

    2. William Williams
      William Williams
      Hace 6 días

      Using the leak down tester put the piston TDC open the valve on the tester and listen for where the air is escaping. If it's coming from the exhaust port then it'll be exhaust valve or seat obvs. if it,s coming from inlet port then yes you guest it, it'll be inlet valve or seat. if you can hear it through the oil filler it'll be piston, rings or bore. And if you had the cooling system plumbed up and can see air bubbles it'll be the head gasket or cracked head. At the end of the day whatever it is the heads gotta come off. But as a last ditch attempt try squirting loads of WD 40 down the plug hole and leave it over night as it might be stuck rings that need loosening. If it looks like it might be one of the valves find a piece of dowel or something with a soft end and using it as a drift on the top of the valve give it a couple of taps with a hammer but not to hard and see if that frees it up. It,s probably got a bit of damp or mouse pee in it from sitting outside in British weather for 12 years.

    3. Reginald Bowls
      Reginald Bowls
      Hace 6 días

      Congrats on 150K mate! your content is absolutely inspiring.

    4. Tommy Hijmensen
      Tommy Hijmensen
      Hace 6 días

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    5. Luis Silveira
      Luis Silveira
      Hace 6 días

      Keep up the good work gratz;)

  2. Matthew Bickerton
    Matthew Bickerton
    Hace 4 horas

    That's a gross sponsor...

  3. Harold Sweathead
    Harold Sweathead
    Hace 5 horas

    How do you afford all these cars?

    1. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace 4 horas

      blood sweat and tears (beers) Lol

  4. Rich Polecat
    Rich Polecat
    Hace 10 horas

    Would have been useful to soak the tanks before removing filters.!

    1. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace 6 horas

      I already did in a previous video

  5. Phil Brownsey-Hughes
    Phil Brownsey-Hughes
    Hace 11 horas

    Can't believe you wasted money on a rubbish inacurate DRAPER set!

  6. Gary Elkhorn
    Gary Elkhorn
    Hace 23 horas

    I feel you have a rust coating on the valve face and seat, my advice is before pulling the head #1put some penetrating oil in top of the cylinder #2 if you can get to the exhaust valve seat from the exhaust port spray coat the valve seat and face#3 then with the cam lobe clear tap the cam follower down the follower to allow the valve to open and snap closed several times to work the rust of those surfaces. #4 try to look at the valve sealing surfaces with the camera from the exhaust port. #5 after working the valve faces you may see some rust colored liquid penetrant #6 wash the valve sealing face with spray clean solvent#7 check your work with the camera and look for rust free metal on those surfaces #8 repeat the process 3 through 7 until clean metal is observed. #9 the if clean metal valve sealing faces are achieved look for pitting of those valve sealing faces #10 if serious pitting is found there then proceed with head removal. If there is a question of the acceptable degree of pitting then consult a technician familiar with valve work to see what degree of pitting could be considered acceptable maximum valve seat to face sealing life. Good Luck from Gary Elkhorn in NE Illinois USA!

  7. Leif Golder
    Leif Golder
    Hace un día

    Recommend replacing crank gaskets

  8. Anthony Ryan
    Anthony Ryan
    Hace un día

    If you agree to call it A - LU - MIN - UM from now on, I'll tell you how to clean that tank.

  9. James Metcalfe
    James Metcalfe
    Hace un día

    Deffo be stuck rings if you could get the engine up to temperature the engine would likely free them off but that is a risk for you to asses

  10. Mike Sperrey
    Mike Sperrey
    Hace un día

    Hey man. Love your content, but please think about who you push as a sponsor. I know the £££ matters but you’re better than peddling that shit. Keep up the great work!

  11. marc888r
    marc888r
    Hace un día

    I found this gem of a channel a little while ago and since then I'm binge watching. But.... I'm sure I speak for all of your subscribers and id love to see more about the man behind the camera, I'd love to know how you got into Ferraris in the first place and how you developed your knowledge and things about you etc etc. Much love from a Ratarossa fan.

  12. Sean B
    Sean B
    Hace 2 días

    it was £1000 a cylinder 20 odd years ago - what's the going rate nowadays to rebuild a 12 cylinder Ferrari unit?

    1. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace un día

      i think its pick a number out of the sky them triple it

  13. plumber802
    plumber802
    Hace 2 días

    I gave you a thumbs up for keeping those white kicks clean!

  14. Matt Ward
    Matt Ward
    Hace 2 días

    Idea for getting the filter out... Ballon on the end of a small rubber pipe... pop the balloon end into the filter, inflate and drag it out of the hole.

  15. Jo-Jo bighiker
    Jo-Jo bighiker
    Hace 2 días

    Just pick up "Ferrari Engine Rebuilding for Complete Idiots"... and lots of beer!

  16. Caeser Romero
    Caeser Romero
    Hace 2 días

    V11 💩

  17. Keyboard Dancers
    Keyboard Dancers
    Hace 2 días

    I have no thoughts or suggestions. This is some of the best entertainment on YT.

  18. Mark google
    Mark google
    Hace 2 días

    Hi Scott , I remember when you only had 22k subscribers & now look ... you probably need to trade the BBi Boxer in for a F40 to get 1m subscribers lol

  19. apricity
    apricity
    Hace 2 días

    Time for a K swap!

  20. maxsav007
    maxsav007
    Hace 2 días

    Leakdowns are pretty pointless on a cold engine. We get a lot of metzgers with way higher milage. No disrespect to your friend but that engine is fine. Hose the cylinders down with some WD40. Couple minutes of running and it will come back around. There is absolutely no reason to tear that down.

    1. maxsav007
      maxsav007
      Hace 2 días

      The only reason to tear that bad boy down would be corrosion. Of what you've shown their isnt any, not even surface rust on the cams. Tilt it up, pop the oil pan off and have a look at the bottom end to make sure their isnt any moisture. That engine is barely broken in, tearing down would be a shame. That parts/time and machine work are going to be astronomical to do it right, whilst you could be driving and enjoying it, and using that time and money to really bring the rest if the car around. Modern bushings/shocks would be a great place to start👍, cheers.

  21. gerrycooper56
    gerrycooper56
    Hace 3 días

    Is the fuel strainer magnetic? If so you can at least get it to the opening.

    1. gerrycooper56
      gerrycooper56
      Hace un día

      @Ratarossa bugger

    2. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace 2 días

      plastic

  22. darrin king
    darrin king
    Hace 3 días

    is it just me but I'm not convinced that engine has only done 6500 miles , it seems in a right state for such a low mileage vehicle

  23. Sean Taylor
    Sean Taylor
    Hace 3 días

    Hi Scott, Do you ever receive any comments from the factory or from mechanics who built these cars? It would be so awesome to have someone who assembled these actually comment on how they intended the motor to be removed for servicing.

    1. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace 2 días

      sadly nothing yet mate, but im sure at some point. I did have the guy who delivered this car in 1983 to the first owner comment ...that was very cool

  24. Sean Taylor
    Sean Taylor
    Hace 3 días

    Fantastic. Looking forward to seeing the condition of the bore when you get the head off and review cylinder 12.

  25. Samuel
    Samuel
    Hace 3 días

    Could do with some new gloves?

  26. George Warthen
    George Warthen
    Hace 3 días

    Take those fuel tanks to a radiator shop to be boiled out...

  27. Ainsley Israel
    Ainsley Israel
    Hace 3 días

    Stop being a w.o.f.t.a.m, if that car is worth what you say it is just rebuild the motor, we had purchased an abandoned v12 and did a boots and all rebuild. never looked back got to enjoy our car for years and didnt loose any money when it came time to sell it. It is now in a collection and is still being looked after.

  28. Kavinsky Smith
    Kavinsky Smith
    Hace 3 días

    12:12 How the heck am I gonna get that out, Easy, go to a plumbing store and get one of those metal lines with the extending prongs they use for cleaning plugged up lines, as they extend and contract as you screw the cap down and tape your camera wire to it as a guide, and use that to get it out. Also with the carbon build ups, their is modern stuff where you can actually feed the car some sort of an additive to burn out the carbon, they use it on VAG stuff abit as hoovies car wizzard showed it off, apparently its a mechanic only type thing, could be worth a shot, like see if it would be possible to get some, and then simply wet a cloth and see if that stuff comes off after taking the head off.

  29. Kidsinamerica
    Kidsinamerica
    Hace 3 días

    I suggest you get your own blasting cabinet, and fill it with Walnut Shells - clean your own engine parts! Also think-about a dunk-tank for degreasing items, and an ultrasonic cleaner for the small bits that you might lose or damage by blasting the rust/corrosion off of it.

  30. Duncan Taylor
    Duncan Taylor
    Hace 3 días

    Fill the tanks with water and cut open. Give them a good clean, remove filter and TIG it back up. Someone can TIG it for you cheap of need be.

  31. Mark Hutchinson
    Mark Hutchinson
    Hace 3 días

    Well, there's your reason the car was parked for years, it was busted.

  32. Bryan Phillips
    Bryan Phillips
    Hace 3 días

    A good radiator shop should be able to clean out the tanks. Radiators are aluminum and have more hidden places than these. I’ve had many an old gas tank cleaned at local radiator shops.

  33. Si shabadab
    Si shabadab
    Hace 3 días

    Could you clean that problem cylinder with the blaster that they use to de-coke direct injection engines.

  34. Øyvind Hanstad
    Øyvind Hanstad
    Hace 3 días

    Congrats and great video, keep up the great work😀🇳🇴

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    Alasdair Smith
    Hace 3 días

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  37. Emerson Brown
    Emerson Brown
    Hace 4 días

    You can clean it with some break fluid

  38. Dan R
    Dan R
    Hace 4 días

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  39. Jim Coleman
    Jim Coleman
    Hace 4 días

    For years, I have cleaned nasty fuel tanks using Dawn dish soap, hot water, and sand. Generous sand, 1/4 tank water soap mix. Shake it and agitate for 15-20 minutes, drain and repeat. May need more than one repeat. Then rise out all the residual sand. Works like a charm.

  40. grand04gt
    grand04gt
    Hace 4 días

    You can try a radiator shop i know the ones here can seal test and i would guess clean gas tanks. You should check out the dry ice cleaning videos they are addictive and looks like you might want one.....i want one but they are expensive

  41. CE Newton
    CE Newton
    Hace 4 días

    And just 3 days later you're already over 152k. Great job!

  42. WN WildNature
    WN WildNature
    Hace 4 días

    For what it's worth...I just finished a major engine rebuild on my GT......and as I worked on disassembling the engine I took hundreds of photos of every detail as I moved along...by the time the rebuild was underway..I would have completely forgotten the correct orientation of various parts and pieces..the extensive photo library ( up close detail ) saved the day at least a dozen times...at the end of rebuild...she fired up on first crank and no oil or coolant leaks etc...just do this.. You ;ll be happy you did. Savanna ( . )( . )

  43. Teddy Tissot
    Teddy Tissot
    Hace 4 días

    Nice tools and nice shoes 😜😜!! Hurry to see the inside of the beast ! Thanks for your video ! Man white shoes

  44. Christoph Horstmann
    Christoph Horstmann
    Hace 4 días

    It is NOT a boxer motor. It is a 180° V12

  45. VideoByPatrick
    VideoByPatrick
    Hace 4 días

    How much $ to bore+oversize pistons and head(s) job ?

  46. Richard T
    Richard T
    Hace 4 días

    that tester can be used to perform a compression test to. so the engine would be spun over with the starter and the schrader valve would keep the highest reading

  47. MrStoneycool69
    MrStoneycool69
    Hace 4 días

    Pistons should be okay, I'd give the cylinders a hone with new rings.....

  48. Jim Urrata
    Jim Urrata
    Hace 4 días

    Could be just a bit of carbon or rust on the valve seat causing your exhaust leakdown. Not sure of the injection models, but Chinetti here in the States converted my uncle's BB to a rack of six Webers and there is nothing more glorious than that song right behind your head. Damn ugly U.S. spec bumpers went in the bin too! 😉 Love the fact that you just dig right in!

  49. Ulf Rasmusson
    Ulf Rasmusson
    Hace 4 días

    Hi, U used a camera in the cylinders. Which brand is the camera? I hope to get an answer.....

  50. Mark Goodson
    Mark Goodson
    Hace 4 días

    If that was one of the cylinders that was in the open position when it was turned off for the last time it very well could be some buildup around the valve seat. When you pull the intake and exhaust manifolds off you will be able to see the valves and seats. Pulling that head off of the studs requires a girdle that mounts above the head and you use the studs as the contact point to push against to lift the head evenly. Even as clean as it is don't even think about prying it up. I have made my own several times. Good luck! You will figure it out I'm sure!

  51. Mark Goodson
    Mark Goodson
    Hace 4 días

    Put some 30w oil in that cylinder, rotate it a few times and recheck it. It's probably just gummed up piston rings.

  52. Truite H2007
    Truite H2007
    Hace 4 días

    Congrats

  53. Derek Mcfadyen
    Derek Mcfadyen
    Hace 4 días

    Throw a belt on it ... remove the plugs ... fit gearbox and starter ... give the starter a direct feed which will turn engine over .... might just need to revolve to help clean up cylinder and reseat valves 😁😁.... with also crossing fingers 😁😁

  54. 7071t6
    7071t6
    Hace 4 días

    I told you to do the pressure test, but more importantly is get someone who only works on these engines and get it stared, also the fuel tank and its filter, basically get someone who specialises in cleaning aluminium with the right products to remove micro amounts of the surface but still making sure its not going to damage it, most aircraft maintenance places have the right gear to cleaning it, its that simple. :) Also oil pressure test as well and fuel line pressure test as well? get the engine running and put through a really good fuel and injection cleaner to get most of the crap out of the compression chamber or put the engine apart and get it reconditioned like new?

  55. Alan Price
    Alan Price
    Hace 4 días

    Dry ice blasting is the best solution for the cleaning process👍🏾

  56. IFFY_TOO
    IFFY_TOO
    Hace 4 días

    Suggestion 1. Heads off and clean.

  57. IFFY_TOO
    IFFY_TOO
    Hace 4 días

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    trued1
    Hace 4 días

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  59. Tristan Whitehead
    Tristan Whitehead
    Hace 4 días

    Once I had a 911 that threw a big end bearing. Had to get the oil tank and oil cooler cleaned out professionally to get rid of any metal flakes. I used an aerospace company that specialized in this type of cleaning in the US. Should definitely be someone in the U.K. who can do the same.

  60. Joe Goveia
    Joe Goveia
    Hace 4 días

    If you can't get it out, I would honestly just leave the filter in there. Install a new one on the line but leave the old one in there. Also cleaning them, metal ball bearings and a bit of fresh fuel, slosh it around, and dump the dirty fuel and ball bearings back out. Repeat until clean clear fuel comes out.

  61. Daniel Ubeda
    Daniel Ubeda
    Hace 4 días

    I have plenty of suggestions to make... I have watched the video and it seems that's everything needs a lot of work. I would replace the clutch and refurbished the flywheel. I would power coat everything taht was painted so it's not going to rust anymore. You can clean the gasoline tank first with lacker thinner and then use wheel acid. It's going to look like new. I would rebuild the engine totally. In that state anything could go wrong and it's going to be more expensive and time consuming to redo it

  62. Min Es
    Min Es
    Hace 4 días

    very informative video

  63. Roger Hundley
    Roger Hundley
    Hace 4 días

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  64. Eric Bidault
    Eric Bidault
    Hace 4 días

    Mustie´s just cleaned a tank using paint thinner.

  65. gabylanab9
    gabylanab9
    Hace 4 días

    Good job ratarrosa

  66. William O' Carroll
    William O' Carroll
    Hace 4 días

    Am I missing something? Can you not just unbolt and remove the fuel pump cradle to give you access to the inside of the tank?

  67. john byrne
    john byrne
    Hace 4 días

    Like your shaker kitchen cabinet doors i have the same, but thats the only thing i have in common with u, iam a Farrari less pauper. I notice u have no furniture in your conservatory i hope u didn't have to sell your furniture to afford the bbi.

  68. moss1transcendant
    moss1transcendant
    Hace 4 días

    Clean that tank out with Acetone. It's used by the airforce to clean jet engines and such. Just wear gloves because the skin absorbs it very quickly and it will destroy your kidneys

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    Steve Butcher
    Hace 4 días

    Well done on 100k subscribers

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    Nigel Hunter
    Hace 4 días

    Fantastic as always, shame about plugging a gambling site at the beginning. Subbed and liked regardless, looking forward to the next one.

  72. CarlyG18
    CarlyG18
    Hace 4 días

    If you have excessive valve clearance lash, It might indicate some debris on the valve seat allowing the valve not to fully seat and let air by. It depends where the air is always leaking out. Into the base or into the Exhaust manifold or the intake manifold. On most autos you have to remove them first and it is easier to determine what you need to do. Some times you can just use air and a chemical spray to clean it off. Or if the motor was able to run ( which yours is not) the debris is removed by the intake or exhaust flow . The main thing is to know it is not a stuck valve that can damage the piston.

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    marty
    Hace 4 días

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    The Smoke
    Hace 5 días

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  75. Tony Skiman
    Tony Skiman
    Hace 5 días

    Love watching you do the work on the bb. There's no way i would want to pull down my V12. Great content. Can't wait to finally see it run.

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    Yurii Pan'kiv
    Hace 5 días

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  77. watchyMCFCwatchy
    watchyMCFCwatchy
    Hace 5 días

    Get yourself an engine stand buddy. It's no good having it lying on the ground. If you are going to put some light oil in the cylinders to try free the rings you need to be able to flip the engine, especially on a boxer. Also, if you have the funds, I would take that engine to someone who knows them. Taking that engine out is not a job I would want to do twice! Good luck mate.

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    mcspikesky
    Hace 5 días

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    Antonino Tipa
    Hace 5 días

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  80. 802 Garage
    802 Garage
    Hace 5 días

    I honestly believe an "Italian tune up" would fix that compression, hahaha. Give it some ATF or mystery oil in that cylinder first to free the rings. That said, I imagine you'll be doing a more proper method.

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    Atypical Driver
    Hace 5 días

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  82. Matt Skinner
    Matt Skinner
    Hace 5 días

    I’ve got to admire your nerve tackling such a project. Loving it

  83. GW
    GW
    Hace 5 días

    I love that tip for timing ,belts,,cut them in half width ways so you can slide the new ones on without moving the sequence, ,remove what's left of the old one slide the new one home, job done as big Ed says

  84. Jason Craggs
    Jason Craggs
    Hace 5 días

    Hardly a disaster..... a gunked up compression ring and a bit of carbon deposit (with no pitting) on one out of twelve, along with a bit of heavy residue in the fuel tanks. Appreciate you need to sell the drama, but come on..... The condition of this barn find, you are still the luckiest sod I have ever seen.

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  86. dgwachtel
    dgwachtel
    Hace 5 días

    I saw someone comment on split crankcases. I've done a lot of those rebuilding Corvair engines. I only learned the trick on the last few rebuilds. When putting the sides back together, tighten the fasteners just a bit and sneak up on the correct torque while bashing the whole lot with a big rubber mallet. This will prevent any slight misalignment that might cause excess crank friction. And those who say you need a compete engine tear down and rebuild are absolutely correct. At this level corner cutting is, or shouldn't be on. Also ignore the people who encourage modding the engine, don't even think about it. The car's value as a classic will tank. -dave

  87. dgwachtel
    dgwachtel
    Hace 5 días

    I apologize for the long post in advance but here are some of my adventures in engine rebuilding and racing. I started out Ice Racing Corvairs on lakes In upstate NY . Some of these cars were in pretty good condition all things considered. My racing buddy and I even got a couple of cars for free. The first thing I always did was take the boxer six cylinder out and tear it completely down. Next step after clean up was to hone the cylinders and remove the ridge at the top with a reamer, then scratch it up with a hone with the proper stones in it. If not done properly the rings won't seal. (Been there on an MGB rebuild, no tee shirt though) cut and grind the valves, replace all the seals and reassemble. If required, I replaced iffy parts with new and better pieces. The last ice racing motor I did was for a little Fiat 850 for which the innards were race prepared by the race shop and then assembled by me. It featured, spoilers front and rear, an aero "wind screen", modified brakes and suspension and, blew the Corvairs out the the (ice) water, during the weekends that I could race - calculus quizzes on alternate Mondays :( I had three wins, two seconds, one third and one DNF (hit up the rump by another competitor in a Corvair. I had two free donor wrecks so the broken parts were easily replaced. When I got enough money I went formula car racing. I started out in a beat up Cooper T76 that was so bad that I stuck it in the back of the barn and walked away - the car scared the crap out of me and needed a ground up rebuild which I couldn't come close to affording. I got taken to the cleaners on that one. Then I purchased a used 1 liter F3 Brabham BT28/35 in great condition and after that two separate Formula Fords, the last one a new 1986 Crossle. (Too tall to fit into a Swift. Also too tall for an ex Micheal Andrtti Formula Atlantic car a wealthy guy wanted me to test for him) Later on I got to test a Skip Barber turbo SAAB, doing a quick lap that would have put me fifth on the grid, but alas I ran out of the budget needed to run the next season of the pro series. I bought my FF cars from Skip and also attended two of his schools - got some great coaching! In all the formula cars, particularly the FF's where double cutting the valves and seats wasn't allowed, I refurbished the heads between each race after doing compression, and leak down tests with the engines still installed in the car. In the leak down tests a bad cylinder could be a valve or a bad compression ring or scored cylinder wall. With the cylinder vertical, carefully squirt a little oil into the cylinder and test again. If the leak down test result is better then the cylinder and rings are probably OK and it's most likely leaky valves. Also measure the bores to make sure they are straight.and not unduly worn, same with the pistons. Check with Ferrari or an authorized rebuilder for the relevant dimensions and allowable tolerances. I had a local speed shop do all of the crack testing, lightening (if the pistons were new), balancing, con rod straitening, crank shaft referb, decking and other machine work. Zyglo testing discovered a slight crack that wasn't visible to the eye in one of my ice racing pistons which would have meant a piston failure at some point. It was replaced and race prepped. They were cast pistons, the F3 car pistons were all forged but along the way I had to replace a couple of them as well. At some point the ignition was too far advanced and I was lucky to not have melted one piston clean through. I was more careful about timing and also went to a heat range cooler plug. The racing engine pistons were expensive even then and that was for a an obsolete push rod vintage F3 engine. All pistons and rods were balanced end to end, and matched in weight and the journals machined round with the correct clearance for "undersized" bearings. Your engine probably won't require much shop work as it is low mileage although sitting around for all of those years might have resulted in bore damage. Crack testing and component replacement is lots cheaper than losing a complete engine as I did when my FF engine exploded at about 130 mph due to a faulty small end bearing. My go to builder was a Rensselaer Polytechnic Graduate mechanical engineer who ran a racing and Ferrari engine rebuild shop on Long island. Long story short, the failure was a direct result of some corner cutting by the local speed shop that was unbeknownst to me. Rather than ordering a set of small end bearings from the Long Island shop he had three proper bearings but decided to make one out of another small end bearing or from scratch. The "new" bearing was too soft and pounded out breaking the rod just below the journal. Nothing was salvageable on the engine except the manifolds and the Weber Carb that was modified for Formula Ford. I sold the carb to a guy through Apex Speed for $200.00 wich would be well over $500.00 in today's money. I had just replaced the block with a new race prepared one from my Long Island guy! It was turned into Swiss Cheese. That was my last season of racing. I was out of cash so the engine was never replaced (more than $5000.00 for a new FF engine depending upon the builder back in 1990) I was stupid to use a local speed shop but the guy did drag race engines so I expected good work, Silly me! All in all I've done about 10 engine rebuilds for racing and consulted on one V8 Camero rebuild. The guy, my old ice racing buddy, didn't follow my advice about replacing the pistons with oversize ones or knurling the old pistons when the bore measurements indicated that that was absolutely required. It smoked like a steam engine and he got rid of it soon after. We are still friends but from time to time I bring it up just to have a little fun! I also did a modified Corvair engine for his dune buggy. No dyno test but I reckon it made over 180 HP. At the time it was the fastest car I'd driven until I bought the F3 Brabham. I made a similar mistake earlier on by way of a stupid oversight. I didn't properly prepare the bores on my MGB rebuild and had to do a lot of the work again, this time correctly. It was so bad that it pushed the rear sump cover seal partially out and sprayed oil all over the bell housing and engine bay. Oops. By the way, I had a great week in England shopping for race cars, got to go the the Earls court motor show which was just around the corner from my bread and breakfast. The used race car guys and I went testing at Goodwood and I got to hang out for a bit with Derick Bell a very nice and humble chap, who was there testing for the John Wyer team. Before I left, I put a down payment on my beautiful Brabham. An F 3 car on the installment plan :) Everyone was so nice I was "homesick" for England for a week after getting back to the states. Anyway - Good luck. -dave

  88. vince vamrestoration
    vince vamrestoration
    Hace 5 días

    Those liners should have Nikasil, it's not recommended that you rehome them it's best just to clean them. The piston rings are cast and very expensive. Best bet is to get in there and clean the valves off with some mystery oil to get them to seat properly. It still would be a good idea to pull both cylinder heads and replace the head gaskets. Also highly recommend that you split the engine to transmission and do the oil drain updates. I'm sure you can find the original Ferrari bulletin update

  89. racerx8410712
    racerx8410712
    Hace 5 días

    1. Use diesel fuel to clean out your tanks 2. You could consider just leaving that filter in the tank as it's not going to do any damage or if it floats you might be able to fill up the tank and float it out. 3. When doing the leak down test is the air coming out of just the exhaust and intake or is it coming out of a crank case port. If it's the former then you have a valve issue. Also think about how the valves were positioned with the piston at the position it was left in.

  90. Leon Phelps
    Leon Phelps
    Hace 5 días

    512BB resto in a glorified shed..luv it !

  91. G M
    G M
    Hace 5 días

    So personally I would not use any type of acid or caustic solution to clean the gas tank. Simple green and other cleaners will continue to corrode the aluminum. My idea would be to check for a radiator shop. They can boil out radiators and work with aluminum. I would see if they are able to do it.

  92. ThatCamoWrx
    ThatCamoWrx
    Hace 5 días

    I want to see a Porsche Boxer in a Subaru everyone says “just use a Subaru 6cyl” but you can’t get that Porsche sound

  93. Bike life Harry
    Bike life Harry
    Hace 5 días

    seen all of these cars in person I love the boxer keep up the good work

  94. Andrew Shelley
    Andrew Shelley
    Hace 5 días

    Dont worry about the Shroder' valve, they are only there when you look for them.

  95. leith bodin
    leith bodin
    Hace 5 días

    What happen to the theft of the items out if it in storage

    1. Ratarossa
      Ratarossa
      Hace 5 días

      still lost

  96. Russell Robson
    Russell Robson
    Hace 5 días

    Have you see the interview with John Amette here on you's tube? Thee Ferrari mechanic... worth getting in touch with him perhaps?

  97. AndyW
    AndyW
    Hace 5 días

    I'm going to be a nosey prick, how do you fund buying these cars to start with?

  98. Timothy Cote
    Timothy Cote
    Hace 5 días

    put some Marvel Mystery oil down all cylinders let it sit a week then turn the engine over slowly with socket

  99. Jason Flaherty
    Jason Flaherty
    Hace 5 días

    Hi just watched a hoonigan video, they cleaned an nsx with dry ice best cleaning job I've seen enjoying your vids

  100. Panayiotis Alkiviades
    Panayiotis Alkiviades
    Hace 5 días

    In my opinion leaving the sound from the time laps and having music in the background is pretty annoying. Like if you agree