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308 caliper parts needed

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by lou staller, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. lou staller

    lou staller Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2002
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    Orange County Ca
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    Lou Staller
    Can anyone reccomend a place I can get the 2 spacers, upper and lower, that are used on the ATE brakes on a 308? These are the spacers that fit between the front and rear halfs of the calipers where the 4 rubber seals go. I have found some corrosion on mine and while I have them apart I want to replace them. The Ferrari parts book shows them but doesn't include a ordering part number. I really don't want to buy a new caliper if I don't have to. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Lou,
    the seal is the only portion that actually does the sealing. the rest is a just a spacer. If the seat of the seals are in good condition I would not worry about some corrosion on the spacer.
    It would be an easy job to machine new spacers, though.
     
  3. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    Nov 5, 2002
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    Lou,

    Try giving a call to international auto (800-953-0813 www.international-auto.com). They do fiat and alfa parts. But some of these cars use the same ATE brakes as we do. Maybe they can help.

    Dom
     
  4. ricrain

    ricrain Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Bead blast the offending surface (not the sealing surfaces) and have the whole piece plated with yellow cadmium. I get entire calipers sets (2 fronts; all 8 pieces) done locally for $80. ...then they're PURTY!

    http://www.rainbolt.com/ferrari/tech/tn014.jpg
     
  5. lou staller

    lou staller Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2002
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    Orange County Ca
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    Lou Staller
    My problem is in the area of the seal seat. It's not perfectly round any longer which I'm concerned will develop into a leak when I reassemble the 2 halves. If I can't locate a couple of replacement spacers I'll visit a friend that can do miracles with a tig/mig welder. He just might be able to lay a small bead which we can then clean up to a nice round seal seat. Sure would like to find someone that took off the old factory calipers and replaced them with Brembos or other after market ones. Anyone out there?
     
  6. Rosacorsa

    Rosacorsa Rookie

    Dec 2, 2003
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    have you tried contacting ted rutland i know he has taken more than a few apart and has spacers lying arround he may be willing to sell if you need the phone number just ask
     
  7. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    May 5, 2001
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    Search the old FerrariChat.com archives, I remember a couple of posts where Brembos had been installed.
     

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