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Is 'tool free' access to the 355 engine compartment battery terminal posts possible??

Discussion in '348/355' started by gothspeed, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. gothspeed

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    #1 gothspeed, Aug 12, 2009
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    yes! ....... here is a little method I finally got around to implementing ....... for those many reasons one needs to access those battery cable terminals and that 5mm allen is not within arms reach ......... I can finally use my 'bare hands' to get those lateral protection covers off :)! 100% rust proof hardware and rubber lined to keep those covers 'hairdresser' approved ....... :eek:.
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  3. johan6504

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    Good tip :) Thanks for sharing!!
     
  4. Monteman

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    Well done! Going to do the same this weekend.
     
  5. davehelms

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    Nice touch, well implemented!

    You need to market those Oz.
     
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    I just got very excited Oz!! :)
     
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  8. Lagerlout

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    Well done, that really is a useful mod. When I first got my car I couldn't believe that you needed an allen key to get access to the battery posts! I would never have switched from 348 to 355 if I had known that...

    ;)
     
  9. gothspeed

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    :)

    :) :)

    .... Thanks Dave!!! ......... :) :) :)

    Coming your way! ........ :D ;)

    +1 .............. it didn't make any sense to need a 'tool' to get to those posts to me either ........ :eek: ............. even though it is only really needed on the terminal side ........ 'standard hairdresser coordination protocol' ....... mandates matching both sides ......... :D
     
  10. 285ferrari

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    Very nice---Anyone who has ever had to remove that cover will appreciate those!!!
     
  11. ernie

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    Very nice Oz.
     
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  13. vvassallo

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    Methinks the brother is spending way too much time in the 355 camp...
     
  14. rennspeed

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    Mr. Goth where can we purchase a set???
     
  15. gothspeed

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    These things rock!!! ............... I don't know how they did not come like this from the factory ........ :eek:
     
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    #13 ssnowball, Sep 22, 2014
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    Removal of the laterals is a pain that can be addressed with a quick and easy solution. Picked up a set of these from Oz this week, just installed them tonight and am extremely pleased with this solution - brilliant.

    The laterals can now be removed in a matter of moments using my fingers rather than an allen wrench - sweet!
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    #14 308 GTB, Sep 22, 2014
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    Yes! Both brilliant and sweet! It really should have come that way from the Factory. No wonder why so many of those laterals went missing.

    This is how tool-free access is on my F355 Challenge...
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  18. embraer

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    my lancia flaminia had those very things on the wiring covers in the engine bay....and that thing was a '59!
     
  19. junglistluder

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    I need a set of these. PM sent.
     
  20. 355rockit

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  22. TrojanFan

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    I have a set and they work great. Waiting on the next Gothspeed 355 improvement like maybe a new bypass valve that doesn't rattle or cost over $1,000 for something that should sell for 1/10 of that.
     
  23. SoCal1

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    Great idea knurled nuts
     
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    PM Sent!!
     
  25. vracer

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    Great find! Size & source please.
     
  26. Dave rocks

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    I believe (can check) they are M6 threads.

    McMaster-Carr has many types. I just designed these into a reusable shipping crate this week.

    McMaster-Carr
     
  27. taz355

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    Good find Dave but I can not seem to find one that is under 1 inch in dia.
     
  28. Enzojr

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    I never saw a ink or supplier listed in the posts ?
    A set would be nice to have ;)
    What other "cool" mods does Gothspeed 355 have laying around in past posts ?
    See the McMaster-carr link, do we have a part # or size ?
     

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