1952 Ferrari 212/225 Barchetta


Restoration log by Dan Mooney




 

 



Specification (briefly) for this project is as follows:

Rebuild cylinder heads, fabricate new exhaust, rebuild Weber carbs, replace failed fuel lines.








 



Update report - October 6, 2022
Time to reinstall the cylinder heads!



Custom head gaskets made
specially for this job











Update report - October 4, 2022



Cylinder heads were resurfaced prior
to final assembly











Reassembly underway




































Measuring valve lash























Heads now fully rebuilt and assembled










Update report - October 3, 2022
Cylinder head machine work underway.



























Cam saddles were out of alignment



































Corey align honing the heads























Blue printing new custom valves












Machining the requisite tapers in the
new valve stems


































Honing valve guides















































Removing the old exhaust in order to
replicate system
Trial fitting new exhaust prior to ceramic
coating black









Update report - September 23, 2022
Removing and inspecting cylinder heads, removing exhaust for replication.




















































The old exhaust is compromised after
decades of oil and excess fuel
had built up internally










Headers will be cleaned out internally and
ceramic coated











Evidence of significant oiling inside headers























Time to remove the cylinder heads
for rebuilding







































































Measuring wear in the original valve stems











Huge stem to guide clearance no
doubt the cause of oiling issues















































3 valve seats have been replaced in the
past, everything else looks original







U
pdate report - August 18, 2022
Initial inspection, lots of fuel leaks, carb rebuild underway.







































































































































Several fuel lines will be replaced






















































































































































Update report - August 11, 2022
































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