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  Ferrari 860 Monza

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Country of origin:Italy
Produced in:1956
Numbers built:3 (One converted to 290 MM)
Designed by:Scaglietti
Predecessor:Ferrari 857 Sport Scaglietti Spyder
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 24, 2012
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 bella205 Stories - A LABOUR OF PASSION & LOVE!  
Thanks so much for sharing your fascinating stories on your website bella205 and especially your experiences with your fabulous FERRARI 860 MONZA. I did read about your LOTUS 15 and your B FORD 1932 ROADSTER too.

Fascinating stuff.

You are obvously a talented and creative man who loves his cars and the way you solved many mechanical and restoration problems is also a real testament to your ingenuity and perserverance.

BTW bella205, in view of my post, how smooth to drive was the engine of your MONZA?

 Archetypical FERRARI is SUPERB!  
WOW! What a fabulously elegant and beautiful car. Hardly a wrong line or detail except for the ugly exposed fuel filler cap which only looks out of place as the rest of the car flows so seamlessly.

Another FERRARI which oozes "purpose with beauty" - the philosophy they have always passionately expressed and which has continued to delight not only FERRARI “Tifosi” but car lovers all over the globe. AVANTI FERRARI!

BTW, at 3.4 litres what a lump of an engine! The inherent vibration of this large inline four cylinder four stroke must have been a problem and I wonder how the FERRARI engineers solved it.

Rather than using a bigger flywheel with all the attendant extra weight problems perhaps FERRARI used a development of the English genius Professor Frederick Lanchester's 1904 invention of two eccentrically weighted counter rotating balance shafts driven either side of the crankshaft at twice engine speed to smooth things out?

MITSUBISHI refined the principle in the 1970's with balance shafts located diagonally and driven by chains from the oil pump. Their diagonal location also eliminated sideways vibrations at high RPM's and their "Silent Shaft" patents were subsequently licensed to Fiat, Saab and Porsche. Many world Marques now use balance shafts in their engines.

For a great article about balance shafts on WIKIPEDIA please paste the following into your browser:

 Ferrari 860 Monza  
Welcome to read about my former 860/750 Monza s/n 0584M in my website concerning this car.
My car was sold long ago to England for 1000£ !!

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