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Underbody braces, turbos and more!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:14 pm 
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I didn't want to buy a MAF for my GTi conversion.
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There are more in my gallery. The plate in the plenum divides the primary and secondary sides and is curved to dump secondary air straight into the runners, while the primary side has probably a one inch gap the whole width of the plenum to give better throttle response and mileage. I still need to clean it up, surface the flanges, and paint it.

So whatcha think? Ugly? Tunnel ram? Yeah, I have to cut a hole in the hood for the air cleaner to clear.

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not bad at all, i like it


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Thanks. This is the second intake I've attempted, the first I've finished. I still need control arms, a cv shaft, and exhaust before I can drive it. That's a holley 5200 from a pinto. Reman from Ebay, $75.

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As long as it works fine, so what? But of course colour make it looks better.

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better paint that bad boy up otherwise it'll rust up and cause issues... unless it's not made out of steel like it looks

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Yeah, it's steel. That's the only material that I can work with. I don't have any better tools, like a TIG welder. I'd like a lathe, a mill, a plasma cutter, a TIG welder, and a garage of my own to play in. Hafta use my dad's garage.

I painted it today after I welded on the throttle bracket. I tried stapling a sander belt to the bench and running the manifold back and forth to true up the face, but I gave up after an hour or so. Too much work! I just have to bite the bullet and take it to a retired engine machinist I know to have him do it on his cylinder head surfacing machine.

The PCV and breather line route perfectly to the carb & air cleaner, BTW.

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It's alive! I fired it up about 11 pm and shut 'er down, don't wanna piss off the neighbors as it has no exhuast. It idled though. I'll let it warm up tomorrow and see how it sounds.

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Well, I warmed it up and it would blow fireballs out the carb when I'd rev it. Pissed me off. I thought that I had a reversion problem only to realize that my custom distributor might be out of time. Yep, I took out the bolts for my dizzy and advanced it way beyond the adjustment and IT SOUNDS GREAT!!!! :shock: :D It almost sounds like a bike.

Last night I took my dizzy apart and moved the reluctor wheel about how much I had to advance it, correcting my misalignment that I'd caused by installing the reluctor wheel improperly. Now I should be right in the middle of my adjustment slots.

Oh how satisfying it is to make your own parts and have them work out well.

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Works great. I forgot about my problem being un updated. I also had to buy a GM distributor recurve kit and use the softest springs to make it really sing.

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how did you felt acceleration??
power gains?

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No, I haven't had it on the road yet as I still need control arms and a drivers side cv axle. Broke as a joke pizza guy.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:46 pm 
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doesnt look too bad, my buddy is making me up a manifold for the supercharger. has plasma cutters and stuff for the flanges. I dont think itll even look as good as that


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Thanks! The pipe I used for the runners was a 63 Jeep/Willy's steering column. Some 3/16th hardware store plate for the flanges, and some 20 gauge steel for the box around the carb. It's not as pretty as I'd like it to be. I just hope it runs good when I get it on the road.

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still not on the road? bah


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I ordered the control arms from this guy, PIRANAMOTOR, on eBay, but the parts went to two locations from the Canada Post, and then never moved. It's been almost three weeks. I don't know what's going on. I've never had an international order.

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Ok, nevemind. I just checked it again.

2007/08/28 12:05 60560,USA Item out for delivery
2007/08/28 07:21 60560,USA Item has been received at the delivery office in the destination country
2007/08/21 19:33 MISSISSAUGA, ON Item accepted and entered into sortation plant
2007/08/20 20:18 MISSISSAUGA, ON Shipping details electronically submitted
2007/08/20 18:48 RICHMOND HILL, ON Item accepted at the Post office

I never got a card from the post office here, I better go check on it tomorrow.

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