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330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Hein » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:14 am

Hello!

Does anybody have a left side cylinderhead for a 330 ? I have a very good right one ( 83,7mm ) to exchange , but would buy the left sife if necessary.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by tyang » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:44 pm

Hello Hein,

I believe with a good machinist, you can covert a head to fit the other side.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by John Vardanian » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Okay, Tom, I'll take the bait... how would this be done?

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by tyang » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:07 pm

John Vardanian wrote:Okay, Tom, I'll take the bait... how would this be done?

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If you look at the head, they are the same castings. The machining of the water passages are different, but with some welding and machining, I bet it can be done. With heads costing upwards of $5-10K, the research and work might become feasible.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by John Vardanian » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:35 am

Tom, in a V engine the opposing pistons are not on the same axis, which means the left and right sides of the whole engine are not simply mirror imaged.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Hein » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:50 am

I had the same idea to machine the water holes, but the problem is the camshaft.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Hein » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:55 am

The next problem is the rear oil channel from the block to the camshaft.
If I can´t find a left side head, we will machine the cylinderhead.

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Post by 8339 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:27 am

Hein, have you contacted Geoff Ohland at Partssource? Geoff seems to come up with parts when no one else can. Come to think about it, have you contacted Tom Shaughnessy? Tom has plenty of parts available and may willing to trade. Both these gentlemen have forgotten more about Ferrari parts in my estimation than anybody else in the business.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Hein » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:42 am

Hello!

We have solved the problem. The heads can be converted from left to right. After 3 beers the hands of my mechanic and 2 friends were quiet. He did a 100% perfect job and hit the exact point for the oil passage.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by tyang » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:23 pm

Congratulations!!!
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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Michael Bayer » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:32 pm

Hein As this is the 330 archive of record - for future generations could you post the details of how exactly you did the conversion?? M
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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by John Vardanian » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:42 am

Give us the details of how the job was accomplished.

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Re: 330 cylinderhead left side

Post by Hein » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:51 am

Details will follow!

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