Looking for used window motor 308?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by 308GTS, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
    Does anyone have a used working 308 window motor, even if it is slow that they will sell or ?. Thanks.
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  3. 308nut

    308nut Formula 3
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    I have a new motor, If you need it I can certainly part with it.

  4. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    You can also get them from ferrari UK at a reasonable price.
  5. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
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    Alfa spider motor..same unit and very much cheaper.
  6. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    LOL! And the closest US Alfa dealer is............??

    No, I know what you mean, just could not resist! :)

    Call Wade!
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  8. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Do you have a source on the Alfa motors?


  9. barcheta

    barcheta F1 Rookie

    Nov 15, 2003
    Check George Evans (Evans Automotive) in Ohio for these new... Price is reasonable and he's a great guy to deal with.
  10. atlantaman

    atlantaman Formula 3

    Mar 31, 2002
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    new ones are occasionally on EBAY--for a used one --try TRutlands
  11. Verell

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    The most complete source for Alfa parts. Can practically build a car from their catalog.

    BTW, I've never heard of a slow window motor. Slow windows are almost always due to the grease in the drive gear ass'y turning to something approximating semi-cured epoxy. After you 've cleaned & re-lubed the gears, the windows are back to their original speed.

    Never hurts to put a couple of drops of fine machine oil on the bearings at each end of the motor tho.

    If cleaning/re-lubeing the window drive doesn't speed things up enough, Install Mike Tarrant's relay 308/328/Mondial Slow Window Fix in the Parts & Service section:

    DO NOT just install this fix w/o 1st cleaning & lubeing the drive gears. The combination of the heavy load due to the gooey grease & the lowered circuit resistance can smoke your motors, blow fuses, cook fuse panel contacts...
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  13. Wayne 962

    Wayne 962 Formula Junior

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  14. Gianluca

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    May 6, 2003
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    As Verell said, the first thing is to clean the drive gears. Dollars to donuts the motors will come back to life. It just seems that the motors are rarely the culprit of the slow windows.
    Another good test, is to connect the battery directly to the switch leads. If you notice a big improvement, than there is too much resistance in the circuit possibly due to oxidation.
    Regadless of what is done to the circuit, clean the drive gears first. Yes, it is a PITA, but you will be glad you did.
  15. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    That's George Evans selling those motors. If you search the archives, you'll discover that Ed Gault bought them & discovered they weren't a lot different from his orig. motors after he'd done the clean & lube service:

    Not sure if Evan's motors would be more powerful if the resistance in the circuit were significantly reduced. Could be tho. Lots of times under marginal voltage conditions a higher power motor will actually deliver less torque than a ostensably lower powered one because the 'lesser' motor is still getting enough current to deliver full power.

    BTW, Here's the link to Ed Shreyer's Slow Power Window Service Procedure in the 'Ole Tech Q&A Archives':

    I've got to get around to cleaning it up, adding a few pictures & getting Rob to post it under Parts&Service...
  16. Nuvolari

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    I agree with the cleaning route. For sure you can pick up tons of speed from cleaning and re-greasing all the movements as well as disassembling and cleaning all of the power window switches. They corrode with time and add huge resistance to the system.
  17. 348 Turbo

    348 Turbo Formula 3

    Jul 17, 2002
    I think I've got an old pair of working 308 window motors laying around. Drop me an e-mail, and I'll send them to you, CHEAP.
  18. Wasco

    Wasco Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
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    I have one of Evan's brand new motors if you want I will sell!
  19. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ

    Nov 29, 2001
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    wasco, I'll take that one. PM me at

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