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Wow for only a four year older car than mine i dont understand how those could look that bad.
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Rear shocks and emergency brakes removed tonight


Emergency brakes?? Boy, I'd sure hate to have to use them in an emergency. Mine won't hold on anything over 1-2 degrees, and I've been told, "They're all like that". Do you guys concur?


I'm at 5 years, and the engine is coming out this winter, so it would be a good time to "fix" this - if a real fix is really possible.
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Emergency brakes?? Boy, I'd sure hate to have to use them in an emergency. Mine won't hold on anything over 1-2 degrees, and I've been told, "They're all like that". Do you guys concur?


I'm at 5 years, and the engine is coming out this winter, so it would be a good time to "fix" this - if a real fix is really possible.
Hi Richard,

The design seems pretty typical of other cars - I see now reason why it won't work. My 98 e-brake works well.

I suggest you reach out to Ken at Ferrari of Atlanta. A while back he was selling new 355 brake kits - all 4 new rotors and pads (not ebake parts) for $500.00. I bought a set for a spare before I had this car and now I will use those parts on this.
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Rear spindle housings - before and after.

These where painted silver. They actually cleaned up pretty well with the ultrasonic but had some scraps so I blasted them. I think I might paint these again as I imagine the brake dust would stain the bare aluminum easily

Sadly, one (maybe both) wheel bearings are toast. I'm going to press them apart and see if I can rebuild. If not, Eurospares has them for a much better price than on this side of the pond.
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My ebrake will lock up the rear if you pull hard and fast.
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I think i might have to check those bearing on next years engine out. Did not check them in 2010 but everything turned smooth and felt ok without dismantle.
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My ebrake will lock up the rear if you pull hard and fast.
As they should. That brake design works quite well, particularly when they are adjusted properly. Most are not...

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Designed and built a new Clutch Cover removal tool. I'll give it a try tonight.

EDIT: Surface ground tip of set screw nice and flat to not mar mating shaft
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Two.....(some light taps with rubber mallet around perimeter while tightening jack screw)
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Toast spindle bearing. I think I can rebuild this. The bearing race of the hub is in good shape after clean up
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Looks good dave. Awesome just awesome. I think i will do some of those misc items this next engine out. I am getting pumped to do mine again now after all the insperation.
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Toast spindle bearing. I think I can rebuild this. The bearing race of the hub is in good shape after clean up
Perhaps... but, this is a very high risk repair and is not recommended. Even the slightest amount of axial play can result in serious problems. It's an odd design and likely why Ferrari only provides a complete assembly as a replacement item. Pricey, too!

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Perhaps... but, this is a very high risk repair and is not recommended. Even the slightest amount of axial play can result in serious problems. It's an odd design and likely why Ferrari only provides a complete assembly as a replacement item. Pricey, too!
Dave, Eurospares has them for about $1,000 each.

Not sure I understand your other comments - it's a design I've seen in machinery: it's just a spindle with integrated race, not really too exotic.

I'll perform proper due dilligence on this and report back. If the race of the spindle was damaged I would not even attempt but since it appears fine, reassembling a bearing should not be any diffferent than how it was done the first time.

I should clarify that by rebuilding I mean replacing the bearing, not repacking the existing.

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Dave I know your going to a stock configuration. That does look like something I seen in Model T transmissions
Possibly a different bearing configuration? I don't know the force's off my head and it's early here brain is still sleeping.

We change the bearing style on Harley engine cranks to a timkin limiting side play and take the 2-300 or so HP they put down .

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Dave I know your going to a stock configuration. That does look like something I seen in Model T transmissions
Possibly a different bearing configuration? I don't know the force's off my head and it's early here brain is still sleeping.

We change the bearing style on Harley engine cranks to a timkin limiting side play and take the 2-300 or so HP they put down .
Tim,

I have a feeling you are mixing two post: one with the wheel hub bearing and the other with the clutch? - Correct?
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