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  • KOS Ferrari 355 build thread in texas

    UPDATE...this is my official build thread so just read through the rad stuff first to get to the build..


    I am looking for ideas to relocate the radiator on my car. With the hood on the 355 the radiator needs to be moved or angled or replaced with a smaller one, and I am looking get some ideas from what others have done...if you have some pics please send them along!

    Thanks
    Dan
    355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

  • #2
    Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

    Which 355 kit are you using? My AD355 kit did not need the radiator moved at all.

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    • #3
      Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

      well that is part of the problem, I am not sure whos kit it is. It does not have seperate rocker panels like some kits do, and the front and rear are all one piece.

      if i dont remove the rad, the hood will hit it and not close.
      355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

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      • #4
        Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

        The best thing to do is prolly post up some pics to show this. Maybe even somoene can tell you what brand your working with.

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        • #5
          Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

          Do like they do for the Countach .. drop it down a few inches and angle it back..
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          • #6
            Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

            One of my kits similar to yours. What I did was losen up the radiator and lean it backwards so it clears the hood once it is closed and then bolt it into place. You will not even have to disconnect it to do this.

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            • #7
              Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

              I will get some pics together here shortly. So you guys can see my kit.

              I am really looking for some ideas, my first thought is to do like ferrari-spyder said and just drop it back and bolt it into place. I am also debating making a new metal insert for up front where it could be more custom as I may possible move my battery in there as well. Maybe make it out of diamond plate or something...
              355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

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              • #8
                Re: fiero-355 radiator relocation

                we done 3 ifg rough installs ,put the front of the car on ramp stands remove the radiator , now remove the lower radiator bracket it should be 2 or 4 bolts 10mm or 13mm, save the bolts ,get a piece of 1" by 3" tubing cut 2 short pieces ,take the bracket an drill an tap new wholes in the tubing while it is still off ,make sure both pc. of tubing have wholes drill the same distace front to back now take the tubing under the front of car an tack weld the tubing on both sides no reinstall the bracket ,now test fit the radiator it is now siting 3 inches lower in the chassis
                In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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                • #9
                  Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                  ok here is a link to some pics of the car...

                  http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/

                  if you know who made the kit I would love to know!

                  Thanks!
                  dan
                  355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                    It does not look like a mirage or AD... anyone else wanna confirm this?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                      the kit came from FL. it is a pauls exotic with the optional hard top roof , did it come with interior
                      In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                        yeah it did come with an interior..dont have picsof that yet..some of the interior parts seem fairly decent
                        355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                          this kit was shipped on a fiero to dallas , it sit at fast fieros for a while an was up for sale ,i will try an find the 1 page ,make your own brackets an HOOD hinge sheet an post it in your thread if you say it O K
                          In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                            makes sense...looks like someone tried to build it at one point but didnt do a very good job of it. at least from some of the body work that was attempted.

                            IKR...i didnt quite understand what you meant "make your own brackets an HOOD hinge sheet an post it in your thread if you say it O K "..?

                            I will have to make a ton of brackets etc etc...this is not going to be an easy build based on the condition of the kit thats for sure..lol..oh well.

                            IKR..didnt you say you are in texas somewhere?
                            355 Build progress&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; http://www.kosracing.com/projects/Fiero/<br />http://www.pocketbikeuniverse.com/bannerkos.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ferrari 355 build thread in texas...was(fiero-355 radiator relocation)

                              yes , take your time an read 355 builds here use funny wheels method to move the engine cradle back ,the look at Don,s build thread same style kit you have ,we will all help you ,will yours be a hard top or convertible
                              In the USA if you pay a company / person to start a plug, then it,s your plug and work ,it is not theirs to sell or trade !!

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