Ferrari 330GT Pedal Box
More signs of damp storage with this 330 when it came time to pull the pedal box out of this car.
I didn’t take many pictures of the process, but imagine a lot of contortions, reaching inaccessible bolt heads with vice grips, and some cursing, and you can picture the scene! She’s out, and ready for refurbishing!
I think one of the reasons why I like working on old cars is they’re very rebuildable. I don’t think Ferrari was expecting this car to be around for over 50 years, but its parts have survived and don’t need much repair to keep functioning. Engineering today manufacture parts to work exactly so many cycles to last an average lifespan, and to hell with someone who wants it to last longer.
The pivots in this pedal box were made of brass, and were in perfect shape with no play. All I had to do was take everything apart, clean the dirt and grit out, regrease, and reassemble.
I repainted the brake and clutch pedal arms, made a new sealing gasket, and reassembled the unit.
A fresh coat of silver paint on the cast aluminum assembly made it all look new again. Once it goes back in the car, it many not come back out of this car until I’m long gone!