Ferrari 512BB engine overhaul

The 512 BB engine is back from the machine shop, as you may remember from an earlier post, this engine came apart with great difficulty. The machine shop had to open the cylinders up .020″, cleaned the deck surface, polished the crank and had new custom forged Carello Pistons made.  Since we had to warm and cool the block while using all kinds of special pullers and tools, I was most concerned with making sure the sealing surface of the case halves were totally flat and ensure the line bore for the crankshaft was within spec. Surprisingly, these surfaces were straight as a die and the line bore was perfect however, we do have a few little nicks to weld up and file down.  Now is the time to clean and detail the castings.

Ferrari Boxer engine block

Ferrari Boxer engine block

512 Ferrari

512 Ferrari

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