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  1. Melvok

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    #1 Melvok, Mar 27, 2010
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    Is there somewhere already a thread on the 512TR lower lever repairs ?

    I made a photo of my righthand-side lower lever and you see that it is not in the center anymore.

    In the diagram, the lower-lever is fig 16 (and the upper is fig 9).

    In this lever you see F parts 17&18.

    These parts are called: part#17= Flambock #154539 and part#18 =Flambock # 154538.

    Has anyone tips about renewing these bushes/flambocks?

    We need 4 x # 17 and 4 x # 18 (and maybe 8 x #10 for the upper lever).

    Were do you get them original; are there any aothers ? Price ?

    And: who has picture HOW to do it.

    It seems not to hard to press these bushes out and in again... or ?

    Gr from Mel in NL.
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  3. Mr.Chairman

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    check the cross reference thread.. Someone posted some bushings at a very reasonable price.. I would plan on changing the bolt as well. It may be bent. Then follow thru with a 4 wheel alignment..

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    Although my Testarossa is slightly different these parts are very easy to change. Just slacken off all the anti roll components and the bushes should then be very easy to remove.

    My guess is that they are not special to Ferraris and probably common to many manufacturers.

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  5. Melvok

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    Thanx Robbbie and Phil....

    No one here has had the same ? Or repaired it himself ?

    Seems not too difficult I say...

    Will keep you all informed!
     
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    This info is a quick scan on Internet: Ferrariparts at www.eurospares.co.uk

    # 17(lower, outer = F 154538) en #18 (lower, inner = F 154539)

    Part No. 154539 NEW
    Flambucks Ferrari 512TR :
    Ferrari 512 TR – FLAMBLOCK Approx € 71 # 17 2 each 2 x 2=4 -> € 300

    same part for:
    Ferrari Testarossa (1990)
    Ferrari Testarossa (1987)
    Ferrari 348 (2.7 Motronic)
    Ferrari Mondial 3.4 t Coupe
    Ferrari 348 TB (1993)

    Part No. 154538 NEW
    Ferrari 512 TR – FLAMBLOCK Approx € 47 # 18 2 each 2 x 2=4 -> € 200
    Superceded From Part No. 120813
    Ferrari 512 M – FLAMBLOCK 2 lower levers total € 500

    Part No. 154536
    Flambucks Ferrari 512TR upper lever: # 10 4 each 2 x 4=8 -> € 350
    Ferrari 512 TR – FLAMBLOCK Approx € 42

    At eurospares.co.uk these parts would be € 850 + shipping.

    Labour ? let's find out

    Keep you informed...
     
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  8. Philwozza

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    #6 Philwozza, Mar 28, 2010
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    Mel I have just realised that you are talking about the main suspension bushes.

    I posted about a site earlier for the original supplier and yes they are expensive.

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  9. Motob

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    They are not easy to change. The whole lower control arm has to come off and the bushings must be pressed in and out with a hydraulic press. You also have to make some fixtures and drivers to support the arm in the press and to press the bushings in and out.
     
  10. Melvok

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    #8 Melvok, Mar 29, 2010
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    At the moment, I have all 4 off...

    Sent e-mails to several firms: all respond with (very) different prices.. :-0) !

    So upper 8 flambocks/bushes come from U.K. ... rest from our local F shop.

    Will keep you informed...
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    #9 Melvok, Apr 4, 2010
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    Prommissed an update....

    Levers were sanded and coated... now the blocks had to come out....

    Received all new bushes (silentblocks we call them over here)...

    Will keep you informed...
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  13. Melvok

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    #10 Melvok, Apr 9, 2010
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    Almost ready.

    It is far more work than estimated but of couse very important to renew thes bushes after 20 years of hard work...

    Everything looks like new now !

    Did not have to renew the bolt(s) Robbie, they were allright.
    Alignment (rear) ....will do that soon... thanx.

    Foto #12: sanded and coated lower levers 512TR, new bushes (2 types).
    Foto #14: sanded and coated upper levers 512TR, new bushes (1 type).
    Foto #13: air ducts for cooling rear brake rotors; had to repair them on both sides.
    Foto #15: a solution to pull one bush in to fit the lever in its dedicated space.
    Foto #16: looks like new !
    Foto #08: Grigo finish and new.... Michelins...

    How many of you have plans to do this kind of maintenace or have already renewed the lever bushes ?
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