Carbon fiber engine bonnet cover for TR

Discussion in '308/328' started by johnbob, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    Looking for feedback regarding these TR specific parts. After much work the production parts are ready for sale. We had to retool since the dimensional tolerances of the original Ferrari parts were lacking by today’s standards. Subsequently we started with a clean slate. A plug for the part was created with a “solid works model” and then machined from tooling composite on a five axis machine. Tools were then pulled from the dimensionally accurate part from which the carbon fiber parts are created using a vacuum oven process. The final parts are very light and extremely strong. This same process is used by the aerospace industry to make structural components. We also have chosen to use automotive glass that is water cut with the black edge, similar to the original glass on the car, that is manufactured and installed by an OEM supplier for GM and Chrysler. The end result is a beautiful part that is lightweight and strong that enhances the styling of the TR and shows the beautiful Ferrari 12 cylinder engine.
    We are also offering a carbon fiber heat shield cover that is a cosmetic piece intended to go between the air intake and the exhaust heat shield.
    Both parts are strictly bolt-on with no modifications required.

    Price for the Carbon Fiber Engine Cover= $1,800.
    Price for the Carbon Fiber exhaust shield cover= $150

    Depending on how these items are recieved we plan to be offering more TR specific parts.
    John Fiore
    (918) 331-5174
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  3. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    more pics
  4. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
    Damn, you have an F40 and a twin turbo TR? I like the engine cover!
  5. ASG 86TR

    ASG 86TR Formula 3

    Aug 23, 2001
    New Jersey
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    Adam G
    Looks great.....I have always wanted to have a glass piece like that...but I would want to keep the red chicklet vs the CF...just my taste...any chance it could be done with the same original material (I think Fiber Glass) and mount the glass?

    The one part I would buy in a second is if someone took a mold of the front spoiler and made one out of the same rubber on the back of the Porsche 928...or even the whale tail....stiff, but flexable rubber...I hate fixing mine every little bump...
  6. Driven1413

    Driven1413 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2004
    South Shore, MA
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    That is beautiful. One of my favorite features of the 360 is the glass engine cover. To be able to do the same to the TR is fantastic. The carbon is great, and looks at home on top of the factory grills.

    Please post when these are ready for sale!

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  8. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    These are ready for sale now, also I will post a picture of the heat shield tomorrow, really looks cool. Front spoiler is in the works, but would like to sell some of the engine covers first.
  9. Orthoferrari

    Orthoferrari Karting

    Feb 29, 2004
    Clearwater, Florida
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    Love the engine cover. I will be ordering very soon! How long from order to delivery?

    Where does the heat shield go?
  10. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    a twin-turbo TR!!! my knee's just buckled....
  11. Testacojones

    Testacojones F1 Veteran

    Nov 3, 2003
    Is very nice to see the flat 12 Ferrari motor all the time, for me the Testarossa,F40,512TR and F512M motors are the best looking from Ferrari.
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  13. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

    Jan 14, 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
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    Peter B.

    That looks absolutely awesome!

    On my wishlist now if I ever get myself a 512 TR.

    Wish something like that were available for the 348...

  14. 348 Turbo

    348 Turbo Formula 3

    Jul 17, 2002
    Beautiful!! This is the finest TR, (IMO), I've had the pleasure of seeing. I bet it runs FAST too! I also love the engine cover.

    BTW- Andre is currently working on a similair cover for the 348; carbon fiber and lexan.

    Congrats on the TR!
  15. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    These are currently available and in stock, here is a pic of the heat shield.
  16. speedingpenguin

    speedingpenguin Karting

    Apr 6, 2004
    Looks friggin awsome! Now if only I had a Testarossa.... :D
  17. Kevallino

    Kevallino Formula 3

    Feb 10, 2004
    Los Angeles
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    I gotta see that....!

  18. riverflyer

    riverflyer F1 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2003
    Mendocino, Ca
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    John, how about one for the 355's out there?
  19. Bimmerista

    Bimmerista Formula 3

    Feb 7, 2004
    Carrollton, TX
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    Beautiful TR...I love that bonnet!!! The 3rd brake light is a nice touch too!!! Someone mentioned you have an F40 too....any pics of that?? :D
  20. Prova85

    Prova85 Formula 3

    Nov 13, 2003
    So. Shore MA.
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    Kenny K
    Any plans for a cover without a brake light for those of us with Euro's ?

    Kenny K
  21. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    Not at this time.
  22. f355b

    f355b Formula Junior

    Jan 23, 2004
    Little Silver,NJ
    wow, now that is beautiful.
  23. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa

    Jan 11, 2001
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    Steve Magnusson
    I know that if you're supplying the CHMSL you don't want to use the Ferrari part ($;)), but is there any reason that the stock TR CHMSL (and shape) couldn't be used? Does it make the tooling too difficult and/or expensive?
  24. benaustin

    benaustin Karting

    Jul 23, 2004
    That looks great!
  25. Eggman

    Eggman Karting
    Silver Subscribed

    Nov 23, 2003
    Rohnert Park, CA
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    Mr. P
    One of the coolest-looking TR modifications I have seen. And even (arguably) functional! Very nice.

  26. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Sep 25, 2002
    Question, which resin did you use to coat the CF? How well does that resin hold up to prolonged heat after a number of years (and the resin degrades)?

    I want to make the heat shields in my 328GTS out of CF, but question and wonder about this.

    Also, I would like to make my Airbox but do not know which resin would both stand up to heat AND provide a good insulator for the incoming air against the heat.

    If you would like to PM this information that is fine, again it is for a 328. Thanks!
  27. Driven1413

    Driven1413 Formula Junior

    Aug 14, 2004
    South Shore, MA
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    The heat shield is beautiful. Will the stock intake mount properly to the new piece? With your TT setup, I notice your intake is different. Is this Carbon piece interchangable with the factory heat shield? If so, I will order one ASAP for my 1990 TR


  28. johnbob

    johnbob Karting

    Nov 8, 2003
    This heat shield cover fits on top of the stock heat shield. This item is strictly cosmetic and is made to fit on top of the stock shield. Will fit a stock TR with no modification. Remove four nuts lift up air filter intake, install cover and replace air fillter intake and nuts. Looks really cool! 10 minute install.

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