Ferrari 512 BBi The Challenge of a Home Garage Rebuild


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  • Scott Bivins
    Scott BivinsDag siden

    You are mad its in pretty good shape.

  • Spadookie
    Spadookie13 dager siden

    I think thats an amazing piece of sh**. Full of heartache that will pay off.

  • Ian Inchley
    Ian Inchley24 dager siden

    Absolutely paint it! No point having original paint unless it is spotless! This devaluation argument is a silly one! I would rather have a mint car than have one that is apparently worth more but annoys me every time I look at it! Keep up the good work!

  • Ratarossa


    24 dager siden

    Well said!

  • shake jones
    shake jones27 dager siden

    I just subscribed to LONGSTONE TYRES...please put him on the next Concorde flight (have BA recommission just one flight, make sure they check the tires, and re-enforce the fuel tanks) to New York - he's gonna be a star! NewYorkers love Brits like that - STRAIGHT OUTTA UK BABY!

  • ElasticSoldier 0
    ElasticSoldier 029 dager siden

    Mate alloy cleaner/polish elbow grease would have left a fantastic finish on those tanks way better than spray.

  • blimpism
    blimpism29 dager siden

    Hmm...I'd go for paint correction and localised repair it's only original once and resale value will be affected.

  • Paulo Baptista
    Paulo BaptistaMåned siden

    Nice content

  • Rev. David Willerup
    Rev. David WillerupMåned siden

    I hope someone talks you out of a paint job.

  • Parzival14
    Parzival14Måned siden

    If you did as much as you talked this would be done by now.

  • Alan Blair
    Alan BlairMåned siden

    She looks great with orignal paint, some times an old car looks to perfect when repainted which feels like people having cosmetic surgery, they are older than they look and looks to good to be true. But depends on the look and how bad the paint is and your movie can never show how good the paint is. Good luck.

  • rogeeeferrari
    rogeeeferrariMåned siden

    Those fuel tanks need to be hot tanked, you're just giving them lip service, the oil tank, same thing. Pull the heads and do a valve job, quit playing around...

  • Michael Peterson
    Michael PetersonMåned siden

    We are waiting for the next video ! Did you make an ice blaster what is going on ?

  • bjwhitegti
    bjwhitegtiMåned siden

    Silly aerial? That thing rocks. Absolutely leave it.

  • Philip Rush
    Philip RushMåned siden

    Come on man it's been 2 weeks from you posted a video it's been to long

  • M P H
    M P HMåned siden

    Missing the update this week. I'll put the kettle on anyway.

  • shaggy Daz Ashby
    shaggy Daz AshbyMåned siden

    When I was 18 my mum &dad came home from holiday early cuss of bad weather. To find my race engine on the table in the kitchen she was Not to happy at all. She was very pleased I'd put the dishwasher on tho 😁 intill she opened it and found all my engine parts lovely and clean in there 🤗lol im 50 this year and still get remind lol 🇬🇧😁👍

  • The Brackens
    The BrackensMåned siden

    The problem indicated by the leakdown tester is not with the cylinder rings, so soaking them will not fix it. It won't harm it either. The problem is with the valves, and probably the exhaust valve. It will resolve itself when the engine runs, and not before unless you go through the enormous and probably unnecessary job of removing the head. Most likely one or both of the valves were left open when the engine last stopped. I guess that was the case for two cylinders, but you got lucky on the other side. A small amount of surface corrosion is all it takes to hold those valves open enough to lose all the compression. From your earlier video it seems the valves are not stuck, just not fully closing. Had it been the rings you would have heard the "hissing" through the crankcase, probably through the oil filler. When the engine runs the valves will clean themselves up in minutes and the cylinder will come back. That tiny amount of carbon is insignificant. It will break off and blow straight out of the exhaust. It's soft and won't cause damage. It's a matter for you, but I wouldn't be removing those heads. That will get expensive really fast. If necessary, run the engine on the bench if you don't want to risk putting it back in and having to remove it again. It's your engine. DO what you think best.

  • The Brackens

    The Brackens

    Måned siden

    Having now watched the second half of the video .... Yeah, the intake valve has a little surface corrosion. Don't sweat it.

  • pmyhill
    pmyhillMåned siden

    How do you manage to work on the car keeping your trainers that clean ! 😂

  • Martin Ferland
    Martin FerlandMåned siden

    Excellent channel Mate. One conundrum though: the epic, misterious and inexplicable unwavering whiteness of those shoes

  • Keith Krieger
    Keith KriegerMåned siden

    I'd spray the mirrors white as well.

  • Jamie Bourne
    Jamie BourneMåned siden

    Theres an original 512BBi sales brochure on Ebay for £40-would compliment this car perfectly 👌

  • Mark google
    Mark googleMåned siden

    Did you sell the 911 to ROB & CHRIS

  • Gary Obeso
    Gary ObesoMåned siden

    Please paint 🎨 it the original color

  • Anthony Ryan
    Anthony RyanMåned siden

    I would totally have a beer and hear about tyres with that chap in the shop.

  • miggyyoung
    miggyyoungMåned siden

    I enjoyed the tire breakout from Longstone Tyres way more than makes sense

  • Douglas Kirk
    Douglas KirkMåned siden

    EXCELLENT VIDEO AGAIN . . . More Valid Info . . .

    OMGWTFLOLMåned siden

    Yes you are mad. Have the paint touched-up by a pro and leave it original. It's not a showpiece and never will be on your budget.

  • Gary Ferrari
    Gary FerrariMåned siden

    Sort the rust but don’t paint it

  • Dtukev Vang
    Dtukev VangMåned siden

    Support ratarossa, subscribe, then we can see these amazing cars

  • martin moffitt
    martin moffittMåned siden

    Don't paint that is what it is!!! original!

  • Justin Wolf
    Justin WolfMåned siden

    crappy paint is crappy paint - there's nothing historic about the paint. time to strip and respray.

  • Fred Vallenet
    Fred VallenetMåned siden

    Another great BB episode. I would only treat the rust and leave the paint as it is.

  • Craig Robertson
    Craig RobertsonMåned siden

    Not sure about the paint but financially whatever helps with Ferrari classiche

  • AR-Singh
    AR-SinghMåned siden

    Another awesome video. Where did you buy the PB Blaster from in the uk?

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    i ordered it on ebay

  • Andrew4181975
    Andrew4181975Måned siden

    I think repainting it is a bad idea. I wouldn't have even refurbished the wheels either,& only concerned with getting it mechanically 100%. It looked good enough after the clean up to me.

  • ghgjftythnhcfghdty
    ghgjftythnhcfghdtyMåned siden

    Pff, who needs Binky?

  • RobJaskula
    RobJaskulaMåned siden

    Dougal is a natural! Really enjoyed that

  • Daniel Dease-Weitzel Walker
    Daniel Dease-Weitzel WalkerMåned siden

    I definitely think the car should be repainted. With this car being relatively rare, I do think it will be worth more later with the body damage and wear in its past, not in its future. Also, this was the pinnacle road Ferrari of its day and arguably, the best rendition of the Berlinetta Boxers, being the injected 512. You already have a flat rat, so this one needs to be the complete opposite IMO. Sorry for the late reply, Scott - I watched this the other day, but I've been so busy with work, I haven't had time to follow up. Lastly, a loud shout out to Dougal at Longstone Tyres - great information on the tech of its day. Very cool.

  • Fraser bradley
    Fraser bradleyMåned siden

    Much more cleaner

  • Chris Marshall
    Chris MarshallMåned siden

    9.16 ... no etch primer first ??? 🙄🙄🙄

  • robro911
    robro911Måned siden

    Originality is everything and it's only ever original once, don't lose it !

  • Jesse Easley
    Jesse EasleyMåned siden

    Thank you for doing these videos!! We have a 365BB project car that we need to dive into so all this information is really helpful

  • andrew petrou
    andrew petrouMåned siden

    Stephen Fry really knows his stuff :-)

  • David Sprigg
    David SpriggMåned siden

    I would have polished the tanks would have looked brill

  • CivicChina
    CivicChinaMåned siden

    Save that paint, please!

  • John Spanos
    John SpanosMåned siden

    Ooooh. I’d ask a real car appraisal professional about original vs new paint. This has got to be one of the single most unique BB 512 find right now.

  • Jonathan Jackson
    Jonathan JacksonMåned siden

    Totally understand why you would want to paint the car if you are looking for something immaculate, but I love the Patina and originality of the car as it is. I would have definitely left it as-is for the time being and got the car mechanically and functionally tip top. Then, after driving for a while, perhaps I would then go down the paint route, but I do like it with all its battle scars! Either way, it will be an amazing car.

  • vondumalski
    vondumalskiMåned siden

    ####---+++++ Hey Sir, i have a general question today :-) What do you think about K&N Filters to put in a 360 ? Would you do that or better go with Stock OEM Filters for the Engine ? greetings fromn Germany

  • Atypical Driver
    Atypical DriverMåned siden

    Never realized that's how you get the crinkle paint!

  • John Villeneuve
    John VilleneuveMåned siden

    Definitely get the paintwork and little tin work issues sorted now that it’s all dismantled. Original paint be damned. You’ll be way happier with it in the end

  • Duc Rider
    Duc RiderMåned siden

    It's your car. Let the douchey purists go and phuq themselves!

  • Grady Harper
    Grady HarperMåned siden

    I tend to watch some of your Video's twice man hopefully it helps on your youtube royalty checks Your Channel it's premium Content man!

  • Ryan Huber
    Ryan HuberMåned siden

    Kroil try this stuff. It is expensive. I use it as a toolmaker. Far superior to pb blaster.

  • Graeme Hunter
    Graeme HunterMåned siden

    If you can work it do it

  • mikes78
    mikes78Måned siden

    You should probably look into using an epoxy coating inside the fuel tanks to protect the tank and stop the risk of the motor ingesting flaked off flakes, etc. It's an extremely common thing to do with restoring older motorcycles.

  • UncleTrashero
    UncleTrasheroMåned siden

    i woulda put modern tires on. the grip of modern compounds is vastly superiors.

  • VoKa
    VoKaMåned siden

    Really, your vids make me inspired and motivated to cope with my car and get into what I never thought I would be able to (308 though). Including the research of the how to and dont's. I have to say a great thank you for your work and enthusiasm to share all your experiences from scratch. Such a great benefit. Thanks so much and keep it up!! Good luck with this exciting project!

  • Jim Merriman
    Jim MerrimanMåned siden

    How good is the paint shop? What are they charging? What product are they using to respray the car? Depending on your plans and the products used, that how I would decide whetyher to re-spray or no. If it's done right, with all the process steps, and the right paints and clear coating, that's one thing. If the plans called for a good to pretty good prep and paint job, I'd say keep it original paint. Just my 2 cents.

  • Henrik DK
    Henrik DKMåned siden

    why using time on the engine.. It need to be overhauled anyway

  • Vintage Automobilia
    Vintage AutomobiliaMåned siden

    Dougal is a fountain of knowledge! Re. the restoration, its worth doing a job right and your certainly doing just that, catch those bubbles and dodgy paint bits now and it'll keep better in the long run, get her concourse!

  • Norwegian Car Guy
    Norwegian Car GuyMåned siden

    So impressive to take on all these projects from your home garage! Brilliant work

  • Eric Gordon
    Eric GordonMåned siden

    Must have a real understanding wife to be cleaning car parts in the house lol. Looking forward to the finish product.

  • Fredrik Milder
    Fredrik MilderMåned siden

    james may goes mustach tyres

  • Barrow Motorcycle Sales
    Barrow Motorcycle SalesMåned siden

    This may be of use: Matt Farah of TheSmokingTire channel had his Ferrari engine fully looked-over. The hoses and pipes looked fine from the outside, but they were actually rotten and corroded inside! You may want to look at yours. Video here:

  • hardergamer
    hardergamerMåned siden

    If the valve is leaking take the belt off and turn the cam back and forth slowly so you don't hit the pistons. but if you're taking the heads off I would regrind all the valve seats, It's an easy job to do yourself.

  • Mark Taggart
    Mark TaggartMåned siden

    May be worth getting those tanks pressure tested before you fit them

  • Chris Hesketh
    Chris HeskethMåned siden

    Wow I just woke up 😴

  • focus88
    focus88Måned siden

    I would wrap it. Carbon fibre colour.

  • Shawn Stanford
    Shawn StanfordMåned siden

    Early 80s Mustangs had Michelin TRX tires in 205/55r390.

  • Krule World
    Krule WorldMåned siden

    "Should i paint it or keep it like this?" dude, you've already got the Ratarossi, you don't need another. make it something you'll be proud to show off.

  • m35dd
    m35ddMåned siden

    I would not touch the original paint, the little imperfections tell the story behind the car. This patina gives it its charm! But he it is your call:)

  • Craig Morgan
    Craig MorganMåned siden

    I hate tyres,I've realised 😒

  • Ainsley Israel
    Ainsley IsraelMåned siden

    what chemical did you put in your ultrasonic cleaner?.

  • Jason W
    Jason WMåned siden

    Perfect or not. If that’s original paint, to respray it is a crime.

  • rnmedic1839
    rnmedic1839Måned siden

    Cylinder 12 either has bent valve or dropped a seat which is plausible considering the leakdown

  • c1d2e
    c1d2eMåned siden

    Gas tank in the sink and parts cleaner on the counter, clearly the misses was at work!

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    notice i was talking very quietly during those filming parts LOL

  • Kavinsky Smith
    Kavinsky SmithMåned siden

    13:40 Jesus he's like if James May and Clarkson had a Baby! and I didnt know that ferrari even used 80 series tires, to 70 and then suddenly jumped to 55, huh, wonder why they didnt go with 60.

  • Coppertunes
    CoppertunesMåned siden

    I'd hate to play the guy Dougal at Tyre Top Trumps.

  • I'm not a Mechanic
    I'm not a MechanicMåned siden

    I love how your kitchen isn't an immaculate new designer one with gloss everywhere - you have spent your money in wiser places, and I am sure having Ferraris brings you more pleasure than a glossy kitchen would!

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    absolutely true

  • Ross White
    Ross WhiteMåned siden

    You’re on the money, getting her painted it’s what she needs, she was THE very best in the country, so making her that way are serving her the very best justice. Keep up the good work, excellent vlog as always and roll on the next!💪🤟

  • Panagiotis Athanasopoulos
    Panagiotis AthanasopoulosMåned siden

    This and Number27's 308 are the two most interesting youtube series out there right now 😁

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    Thanks buddy. I was on the phone with Jack a couple of days ago talking through my engine issues.

  • chris mac
    chris macMåned siden

    Good call on the full repaint, the original paint is only worth keeping if it has no dings or rust scabs, if every panel is needing work then a full respray is the way to go definitely, folks who are saying it will decrease the value if it is repainted, well Im not sure about that, as long as the car is repainted in its original factory colour and it is done to perfection, then it's fine to repaint it ,but also this car has other original features going for it that are important such as the pristine original interior.

  • Kidsinamerica
    KidsinamericaMåned siden

    "Car parked OUTDOORS, for years in rainy England, needs rust repair...." Color me shocked. These were NEVER designed or built to sit outdoors in England's foul weather for years-and-years.

  • Flickering Celluloid

    Flickering Celluloid

    9 dager siden

    Northern Italy has a similar climate. Milan has 1162mm of rain a year and an average temperature of 13 degrees. London 690mm and 10.8

  • Solstice Life
    Solstice LifeMåned siden

    the joy of the old TRX wheels..... and sadly no other sizes... not even american standard... will fit because of the bead....

  • mcashnv
    mcashnvMåned siden

    Aero-Kroil is a much better penetrating oil than PB Blaster, WD40, or any other product that I know of..hard to find but you can order it online. May be illegal in England (it works too well).

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    ill check it out

  • Schwarzenwein
    SchwarzenweinMåned siden

    If you can't afford the price of 500$ per tire, you might not be able to afford a Ferrari at all..

  • belledetector
    belledetectorMåned siden

    You know in your heart that the head is coming off ;-)

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    yes i know that for sure LOL

  • Schwarzenwein
    SchwarzenweinMåned siden

    Keep in mind: No matter how perfect a car may be restored, it is only original once..

  • Jake Green
    Jake GreenMåned siden

    "Number 2 is about to come out" Looks exactly like that

  • Barrow Motorcycle Sales
    Barrow Motorcycle SalesMåned siden

    You should do an Amazon affiliate links to all the stuff you use. You earn money each time someone buys the tool once they click through on your link. The Wizard does it on his channel.

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    cheers i'll start doing that

  • Barrow Motorcycle Sales
    Barrow Motorcycle SalesMåned siden

    AMAZING info about the tyres! I’ve just subscribed to their NOprojects channel.

  • HulluJanne
    HulluJanneMåned siden

    6:43 Converting to steam eh? Noice.

  • Barrow Motorcycle Sales
    Barrow Motorcycle SalesMåned siden

    Excellent work. I love that you’re doing most of the work yourself. The fuel tanks and oil tanks came up amazing. Made me laugh when I saw you using the heat gun to dry the paint as I do the exact same thing. 👍👍

  • Barrow Motorcycle Sales

    Barrow Motorcycle Sales

    Måned siden

    @Ratarossa Definitely. The ultrasonic cleaner you used did amazing work. I think I’ll buy one of those for when I work on the bikes. 👍😎

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    its literally a very easy way of doing it, takes a bit of practice though

  • The Muscle Car Garage
    The Muscle Car GarageMåned siden

    Also move the steering wheel to the correct side :- )

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    that would make it much less rare LOL 1007 built in total 42 only in RHD and 1 in white !! leaving 965 in LHD

  • rudi knapen
    rudi knapenMåned siden

    if you want to turn the engine over do it CLOCKWISE and i told you before there is something stuck between the valve ..but if you dont want to take some advise from a ENGINE rebuilder go ahead and do your own thing

  • geriallo
    gerialloMåned siden

    Quanti Campari ha fatto l’baffo?!

  • Fidde
    FiddeMåned siden

    I really like your videos but it would be so much better if you could use a portable microphone. The sound quality now is uneven so it is difficult to hear what’s being said.

  • Fidde


    Måned siden

    Ipad and TV (mostly TV).

  • Ratarossa


    Måned siden

    what are you watching on ? pc/mac/mobile ?

  • tj moneybags
    tj moneybagsMåned siden

    I love the sound of that testaross as you drive away....

  • PavlosP
    PavlosPMåned siden

    Be weary of ice blasting. It can strip the block of oils added on in factory. So after blasting, maybe try and re-coat it with the protective oila

  • PavlosP
    PavlosPMåned siden

    Regarding the paint, do what your heart desires. What makes these cars so great is the passion they inspire in the owners and those who get to feast eyes on them. So do what is good food for your soul and don’t worry about values too much and collectibility. Better to enjoy and live an interesting life now while your knees are still good!