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    Just a couple of photos from our 355 we recently done that I couldn't help add to the thread, will try and start a new thread soon from start to finish what we did on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeOakley View Post
    Waiting for the all clear on making this into a coffee table from Trevor will get cracking once he confirms . Will be one expensive coffee table .
    Erm, a resounding NO WAY... Not that kind of coffee table.

    I still want it to be usable!

    I would only simply slap a piece of toughened glass on the top (Or put it in a big perspex box) until I want to use it in the future. This engine must earn its keep in the future!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 360trev View Post
    Erm, a resounding NO WAY... Not that kind of coffee table.

    I still want it to be usable!

    I would only simply slap a piece of toughened glass on the top (Or put it in a big perspex box) until I want to use it in the future. This engine must earn its keep in the future!!!!
    won't be long until it's done.

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    Nice work, nice to see the engine out from storage now Trev.

    What plans do you have for it after it is finished? Modern Art in a sealed glass case perhaps? Or is she going back to work in a project?

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by no8080 View Post
    Nice work, nice to see the engine out from storage now Trev.

    What plans do you have for it after it is finished? Modern Art in a sealed glass case perhaps? Or is she going back to work in a project?

    Neil
    Hey Neil,
    Hows things going? I'm planning to still keep this engine and gearbox as 'spare backup' units until such time that I need them. With this amazing high-end detailing work going on it will look as good as new so I may as well put in on display until I need it - moving it from the garage area (quite nasty and cold) to the comfort of the house

    Already 5 years have now elapsed () since purchase without the need to use it. Let's be honest, the 360 engine's have proven themselves to be pretty damn robust over time. As long as you regularly service them and are respectful (e.g. not thrashing them from cold and properly warming them up) you are likely to easily see 100k miles come and go out of on without much apart from adhering to replacement of consumables like belts, filters, etc. The biggest problem has always been these annoying small leaks as seen in this example.

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    I have been busy for quite a while, so not had chance to do much at all lately.

    I have several carbon fibre mini projects I really need to get started on. After trying several different carbon air boxes for the 430 I have decided I can make better ones myself.

    I ran my 360 up to 60K miles before I swapped it for the 430, engine was great, yes it needed parts, oil sensor, mounts and other bits. But nothing major, just routine worn out parts. Like many people say, the Ferrari V8s need 30K miles on them before they hit their sweet spot.

    To be honest, I had little fail on my 360, it ran better with 60K miles on it than most mass produced cars do at 60K miles, heck my company vectra years ago fell to bits at 50K miles. the parts list I went through was something like,

    Ball joints, lots of ball joints, I think I went through 12 in all.
    Track rod ends
    Gearbox mount, replaced with 430 one.
    Engine mounts
    RH fan
    Fuse for RH fan
    Major serviced needed complete swap of tensioners etc

    So not bad all in all. It had a couple of oil leaks, but they are very common for these engines and little to worry about. Certainly not worth the money chasing the cause, as it reappears quickly. Oh and right power steering end was leaking the slightest bit of fluid, again, not enough to sort though.

    Finally managed to fit the carbon mirrors to my 430, major pain taking the door cards off just to fit mirrors, next bit will be the titanium oil and fuel cap I think.

    I think a sealed glass case would be a good investment to keep the engine clean, purely thinking from the engines point of view, maybe an electric motor to turn the crank once in a while too.

    Neil

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    So today we used our aqua blast machine used to specially clean aluminium products without damaging the surface to bring back the parts to there former glory. We had some spare parts from Trevor he's collecting and asked us to restore them back to as new.

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    This was the tensioner carrier/pulley bracket for the alternator after a small clean with the brush to get into the fine corners we used the aquablast.

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    Now for the final finish .

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    Before and after of the 360 wishbones.

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    Wow..I want one of those!

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    Just a quick update:

    Parts should be arriving this week and then we can start to look at the engine in more depth by removing cam covers, cams and also checking bore's etc for any problems. Once we have done this we can then start to build back up and dialling in the timing and getting it back together.

    Our next job is restoring the top red plenum chamber. The red wrinkle paint was ordered from Frost and has arrived so will get more pictures up soon .

    I have attached the link below for people who might not have seen it who would like to do some research. Air temperatures, surface temperature and surface finish are extremely important when applying this kind of paint as if the desired temperatures are not reached the whole process does not work.

    http://www.frost.co.uk/vht-red-wrink...ish-310ml.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeOakley View Post
    Just a quick update:

    Parts should be arriving this week and then we can start to look at the engine in more depth by removing cam covers, cams and also checking bore's etc for any problems. Once we have done this we can then start to build back up and dialling in the timing and getting it back together.

    Our next job is restoring the top red plenum chamber. The red wrinkle paint was ordered from Frost and has arrived so will get more pictures up soon .

    I have attached the link below for people who might not have seen it who would like to do some research. Air temperatures, surface temperature and surface finish are extremely important when applying this kind of paint as if the desired temperatures are not reached the whole process does not work.

    http://www.frost.co.uk/vht-red-wrink...ish-310ml.html
    Forgive my ignorance - but wouldn't it be prudent to check the bores before carrying out any work, or is this not possible without stripping the engine

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