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

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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