512BB Fan Motor

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DrewA
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512BB Fan Motor

Post by DrewA » Thu May 12, 2016 12:29 pm

One of the fan motors on my 512BB is making a horrible noise. I suspect its the bearing. I called around to a couple of local shops and have not had any luck getting someone to rebuild it; says the bearing are imposible to fine.

Does anyone know a source to rebuild these. Would like to stay with the one I have as it matches the other two.

Appreciate any wisdom. Drew

BobA
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Re: 512BB Fan Motor

Post by BobA » Thu May 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Drew: I am not familiar with this fan, but is it a "sealed" type or does it have a bolt together type of construction? Bob A

linen grey ghost
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Re: 512BB Fan Motor

Post by linen grey ghost » Fri May 13, 2016 12:27 pm

Is it this > http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ferrari-Engine- ... 0549825315

No relation/interest to eBay seller, just for illustrative purposes.

If so, seems like the electric motor could be disassembled and a suitable bearing replacement bearing could be sourced.

DrewA
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Re: 512BB Fan Motor

Post by DrewA » Fri May 13, 2016 5:02 pm

I have not pulled the fan motor yet. I had one of these a part a couple of years ago and sent it out to be rebuilt. You have to remove the front clip to get at the fan - not that bad in a Boxer though. It may be the that the brushes have disintegrated as well. All the motors are a little different. Pretty sure this one is Lucas. Will post some pictures when I get it out and apart and go from there. Thanks. Drew

linen grey ghost
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Re: 512BB Fan Motor

Post by linen grey ghost » Fri May 13, 2016 7:33 pm

If indeed Lucas is the OEM mfgr for your electric fan motors, then perhaps this web post may be of assistance >

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/pre-9 ... iator.html

Seems that others with various Ferrari models have had fan motor problems and found a solution with Jaguar parts suppliers for Lucas items.

DrewA
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Re: 512BB Fan Motor

Post by DrewA » Mon May 16, 2016 9:27 am

Wow - that's a great find - thanks. Drew

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