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rdc767 03-14-2010 04:48 PM

Nose insert
Been busy. Friend has a factory five. Convinced I need a a nose insert. Its .032 aluminium. It will butt up against the radiator with bulb seal. Should be a good look.

PNJSNAK 03-14-2010 07:00 PM

I also put aluminumin the nose area, then put in an aluminum shelf over the oil cooler.
Makes me want to pull the engine someday and do the entire engine compartment.

PNJSNAK 03-14-2010 07:06 PM I meant to add a pic of my cars nose area.

"Q" 03-14-2010 10:50 PM
Same idea done a bit different and in stainless steel.

rdc767 03-15-2010 04:14 PM

I like those grills.

FUNFER2 03-15-2010 04:45 PM

How did you guys form the panel to conform to the oval fish mouth shape ?
Looks great.

Juggernaut 03-15-2010 05:28 PM

Looks good!

Mine was made by a friend of mine, we decided to put a little lip on the forward end of it where it mates up to the body. I too have a rubber seal on it where it meets the radiator.

rdc767 03-15-2010 06:35 PM

To get it to fit. I started out with a cardboard template. Using tin snips I cut to shape. .032 is fairly flexible to roll into a circle to get in and out through the nose. I plan on pop riveting it in place.

rdc767 03-16-2010 07:10 PM

I got the back end trimmed. Added some bulb seal around the back end. Good tight fit.
More to come.

COBRANIP 03-17-2010 12:13 AM

Good job!
Let us know if you notice any difference in temps before and after.
Thanks for sharing.


rdc767 04-08-2010 09:44 AM

A little bit more grill work. To fill the lower oil cooler inlet. Got this idea from the factory five forum.

mike01082 08-12-2010 02:56 PM

Hi rdc767, can you tell us what you used for the rubber gasket around the aluminum against the radiator?

rdc767 08-13-2010 12:50 PM

I found it.

my friend built a factory five and had a bunch of extra. Works great. Has metal strip built in the the rubber that grabs the aluminum. I bet you can find it cheaper.

I guess it comes with the cobra and daytona kits. If you know a builder he has some extra.


rdc767 08-15-2010 10:33 AM

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