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« on: 08 May, 2014, 05:37:24 PM »

Finally after roughly 40 years my engine ran!

Not sure why (perhaps it's because it's hand built, balanced and I had the head skimmed?) the dyno results show 135bhp - significantly more than when new...


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« Reply #1 on: 08 May, 2014, 06:21:41 PM »

Very good! How much should one budget for a rebuild, 1K per cylinder?
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« Reply #2 on: 08 May, 2014, 08:40:16 PM »


Well done!!
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« Reply #3 on: 08 May, 2014, 08:41:55 PM »

What a wonderous moment.....did you film the event too??!!


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« Reply #4 on: 09 May, 2014, 10:30:36 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Yes I have a video which I'll share

Richard - budget will depend on the condition of the engine - if you need new liners for example they could set you back 1k and that's without the machining cost in fitting them.

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« Reply #5 on: 09 May, 2014, 11:34:25 AM »

Hi all

Dyno video is now on my website:
http://flaminiagt.co.uk/Lancia_Flaminia_GT_Touring/Engine_rebuild.html

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« Reply #6 on: 09 May, 2014, 12:24:15 PM »

Just watched the Video... that sounds exceptionally smooth. I love the sound of a V6 at full chat.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: 09 May, 2014, 05:27:32 PM »

I was very nervous - particularly as the revs rose to 5200 rpm

It's surprisingly scary - but the horsepower figures were a pleasant surprise as it's wasn't 'upgraded' in any way.
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« Reply #8 on: 09 May, 2014, 05:53:05 PM »

What a lovely sound. Should sound even better coming out of a normal exhaust.
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« Reply #9 on: 09 May, 2014, 06:27:10 PM »

Oh....my....oh my.....am in lurve.....what a fab sound............... Grin


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« Reply #10 on: 14 May, 2014, 03:23:56 PM »

Hi All,

Just dropped the engine back into the engine bay - but have hit an issue - the air filter is too tall

I've checked it against the original and its much taller.

I got it from Omnicron and bought another from Cavillitto - but neither are correct (omicron too high, Cav right height but 5mm too wide internally and externally)

Does anyone know where to get a suitable sized filter from??

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« Reply #11 on: 14 May, 2014, 05:03:17 PM »

Mine is from E.F. Breen, Maidstone. Slightly too small internal diameter,so modified to suit.
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