|Job # 2210 (FC) - Ferrari Testarossa
Full engine and transaxle rebuild
Josh has now torn down the transaxle and unfortunately the news isn't good. The following sequence of photos show some of the damage we found. Obviously the unit requires a complete rebuild.
|4/5 synchro - the discolored hub is
|Badly misaligned ring and pinion gears
|Pinion gear and lay shaft
||Metal contamination of bearing
|Lay shaft contaminated by metallic debris
||Burned shift fork
|Tool gouges need to be repaired as this
|Excessive metallic build up
Putting the finishing touches to this challenging Flat 12 Ferrari engine rebuild.
The following sequence of photos show some of the repairs that were needed following the separation of the seized heads. Two of the stud bosses were damaged, and the surface of both blocks also required weld repairs and surfacing. Thankfully the bulk of these major repairs are now behind us and we can press on with with the engine rebuild.
|Two of the stud bosses were broken during
separation of seized heads from the block
|Bosses were welded back in place during a
to the CJ Coachworks
|Repairing damaged main cap stud threads
||Initial surfacing of the block following
repairs to the deck surface
|Measuring wrist pin clearance (.001" is
|Fabricating a torque plate
||Look for regular updates from this point
This Flat-12 Ferrari engine came to us with both cylinder heads seized solid. Using traditional extraction methods and a custom fabricated pulling plate, were able to separate the heads from the block just enough to allow us to cut away the cylinder head studs - allowing us to remove both heads.
Our next task is to drill out what remains of the cylinder head studs.