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Some Dino Motor Specs

Some manuals are listed here in PDF form.

Type V-6 Dino motor cutaway
DOHC 12 valves total 2 valves per cylinder
Bore × stroke 86.00mm × 57.00mm
3.39 in × 2.24 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 1.51
Displacement 1987 cc
121.254 cu in
Unitary capacity 331.17 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 9.00:1
Fuel system 3 Weber carbs
Aspiration Normal
Catalytic Converter N
Max. output (Net) 162.2 PS (160.0 bhp) (119.3 kW) @7200 rpm
Max. torque (Net) 172.0 Nm (127 lbft) (17.5 kgm) @6000 rpm
Maximum rpm  
Coolant Water
Specific output 80.5 bhp/litre
1.32 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 86.56 Nm/litre


206 Torque Specs
Cylinder Head Nuts 54 ft/lbs.
Flywheel Bolts 50.4 ft/lbs.
Camshaft Retainers 7.9 ft/lbs.
Camshaft Sprocket 79.2 ft/lbs.
Intermediate timing chain gear nut 57.6 ft/lbs.
Alternator and Water pump pulley

108 ft/lbs.

Water pump mounting bolts and nuts 18.7 ft/lbs.
Oilpump mounting nuts 18.7 ft/lbs.
Intake manifold nuts 14.4 ft/lbs.
Oil sump nuts 18.7 ft/lbs.
Starter mounting bolts 18.7 ft/lbs.
Transmission to motor 72 ft/lbs.

The torque sequence for the head is :

Torque to somewhere around the middle of the spec first, then to the final spec.

FIAT Dino head tightening sequence

Dino timing marks

Dino spark gap

The FIAT Dino motor had its genesis in the 1967 1.6-litre Formula 2 racing regulations. Ferrari's Dino V-six engine dating from the mid-1950s was ideal for the job, but the rules stipulated a 500-off, production-based block, homologation rules. As Ferrari at the time was building only 700 cars a year, this would mean virtually doubling production in just one year, and the company simply had to look to outside help. Enter the Fiat Dino, powered by a production version of Ferrari's quad-cam V-six, as an all-alloy two-liter. This allowed Ferrari to qualify its engine for F2 racing. The original quad-cam, all-alloy, 65-degree V6 found in the 2.0-litre models can trace its history back to the 1950s. The superb V6, four-cam, two-liter engine that powers the FIAT Dino lineage can be traced back to the Dino 166P sports-racing unit. While credit for the design of the V6 motor is often given to Enzo Ferrari's son, Dino, this is probably stretching the truth a bit. The younger Ferrari was indeed an engineer and possibly proposed the idea of making the V6, but it was more likely the legendary engine designer Vittorio Jano who was responsible for the actual design, but it was turned into a viable production road-car engine by Aurelio Lampredi, a one-time Ferrari employee.

The Fiat Dino 2.0 used a five-speed Fiat transmission to send power back to a live axle with a Watts-link-like leaf spring suspension. A coil spring and wishbone suspension was used up front. The result was a 130-mph car that would do 0-60 mph in around 8.8 seconds, very reasonable performance for the era.

The Fiat Dino was built as an elegant, curvaceous spider by Pininfarina. The spider is one of the prettiest designs to emerge from Pininfarina's studio in the 1960s ( I might be biased here but not the only biased person around ).

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