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F355 Alternator Bracket Blues? Another crazy expensive Ferrari part.

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  1. Ricambi America

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    Honestly, I don't know what they smoke in Maranello, but it must be something fantastic.

    One of those little annoying things on a F355 that can break is the alternator tensioner bracket's adjustment screw. (Shown as #11 here: http://www.ricambiamerica.com/parts_catalogs.php?V=diag&I=1394) List price from Ferrari (and it'll continue to break!) is now $250.78. Yup... $250!

    In case you didn't know, Hill Engineering has a wildly stronger version of this screw, for less than half the price. We try to keep a few in stock, and thought it'd be good to let folks know what they look like. Available here: Ferrari part 148630 at Ricambi America

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  3. AceMaster

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    That is a ridiculous price.
     
  4. YellowF50

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    It's not the metal that costs the money its the printing of the prancing horse on the packet/box the bolt comes in is where the costs are involved.
     
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    #4 Ricambi America, Oct 7, 2009
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  6. 285ferrari

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    That is exactly why the costs for parts is so high....
     
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  8. FandLcars

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    +1. I'm sure I could make one of those myself.
     
  9. Kaivball

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    It's hand made by a blind artesian in a little cave somewhere in Tuscany. It's an art.

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  10. gf1red

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    Does it come with a jar of vaseline.
     
  11. angelis

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    #9 angelis, Oct 7, 2009
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    Yes. It costs $399 per jar.

    Same as normal Vaseline, except it stings a bit more when you apply it.
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  13. Monteman

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    Someone's got to pay Kimi's buyout....
     
  14. J. Salmon

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    Exactly.

    Don't think of it as purchase price for a part,
    think of it as a donation to the team.




    The lube helps too.
     
  15. Mitch Alsup

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    And why the cars are so exciting....
     
  16. MaterMech

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    Let them get it from selling new cars. Jeez! I want to freshen my synchros and I crapped my pants when I found out that four will cost ~$2400. Pass the Ferrari lube!
     
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    #14 KKSBA, Oct 7, 2009
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    Give the guy credit: There is some smart ass Italian who has a buddy at Ferrari. He said, "letsa makea the screw really funnya ya know, I makea the best screw, and only I knowa how to makea the screw, and we makea alot a money offa the screw. And, the customer they getta screwed but they lika lika.! I makea the screw for 1 euro, we sella 200 euro. I makea the screw breaka breaka and we makea makea the euro. Molto Bene!
     
  18. PAP 348

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    Lol! :eek::eek:
     
  19. Chris Honeywell

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    If you order it from Hills atm in there UK prices its £41 plus 15% tax plus delivery

    Works out at under $100 all i if my maths is right (£1 =$1.58
     
  20. FandLcars

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    I think there's a discount for 348 owners who attend LdM's 458 unveilings.
     
  21. AceMaster

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    LMAO!! I'll take a jar without the logo please...:)
     

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