C/4 Brakes and Bearings
I’ve been working on a 365GTC/4 that needed a set of front brake rotors. The original ones were machined to their minimum thickness, so we had to find a new pair. Unfortunately, they’re not easy to find, and what is available is pretty $$$. We’ve been considering having a set made from scratch, but the cost of replicating the rotor exactly might not save us that much money. In the end, I found a set of remanufactured rotors from Maranello Classic Parts http://www.ferrariparts.co.uk/ based out of the UK.
My supplier in the States is still exploring having a two piece rotor manufactured that may cost a little less, but ultimately, the owner and I decided to spend a little more money to save time and energy. When the alternative rotor gets made, I’ll compare the choices for the next job. The UK piece fit perfectly and looks great.
As I was working on the left side of the car to install the second rotor, I noticed a slight rumble in the wheel hub as it was turned. I compared it to the other freshly assembled and greased wheel assembly, and there was definitely a little rumble in the bearing. I went ahead and disassembled the hub and pulled the bearings and races out of the hub. It’s always nice to see visual proof of a feeling I had, and this inner bearing race was definitely showing signs of wear.
Save the Date!
May 7th 2016
I’m very excited to do this again, and look forward to see old and new friends at this annual event. Richard Garre and I have hosted this car show to celebrate all types of machinery, focusing on Italian Cars. There’s parking for about 100 cars and we will always try to accommodate late comers, but if you want a guaranteed spot call Richard to preregister!
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136