Project Pics Take 2

Discussion in 'Member's Garage' started by rob260, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Harts

    Harts Active Member

    Nice bits Rob, it will end up more Decepticon than VG30 :D
  2. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Hey Tim, plan at the moment is to modify the plenum to take Bosch 60mm DBW throttle bodies, then polish and ceramic coat (so similar finish to my old one). Will get that looked into in the same trip as getting the exhaust manifolds made so might not be until october.
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  3. ProckyZ89

    ProckyZ89 Senior Member

    don’t run out of money like I did - I had the same plan in motion with the Throttle bodies-
    Some crazy customisation (that may not have been needed) occurred … and there went that fund pool.
    The intake looks great, love the cam covers
  4. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

  5. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Coil plates are back in after a date with the band saw and some fresh powder.

  6. Harts

    Harts Active Member

    Paint it black and put it back :cool:
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  7. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Have been playing around with hydro finishes for some website stock and decided to get some pieces done for my own car.

    Version R trims are no longer available (NLA) as a set so I started with a pair of version S window switch rim and a G trim stereo surround and had more modern gloss carbon fibre finish applied. That gets finished with a two pack epoxy clear and polished so the end result is something that fits like factory (because it is) with a finish that should outlast the rest of the car.

    I can't take credit for the finish but one thing I can tell you is that you don't know fear until you're puting machine screws back into the plastic threads of your brand new interior parts...

    Late model window switches and adapter looms included.



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  8. MagicMike

    MagicMike Moderator Staff Member

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  9. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Haven't done much with this one lately - the last big push was to get it rolling for the move and it's more or less sat here since.

    Anyway I had a message last week that I've been waiting on for a little while to let me know that I can get the car in to get mainfolds made. Spent toaday stripping the front end to make it a little easier to work around. Pulled the mirrors off too as I expect it's going to be in the workshop for a little while and they'd be hard to replace if one got bumped.

    Anyway hopefully the next pics will involve some shiny 347 stainless manifolds...

    stripped ready to go to thirdstrike.jpg
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  10. badxtc

    badxtc kirby's bitch

    looking good rob, i know your trying to finish it to bring it to motorplex ;);)o_O:rolleyes:, cant wait to see it.
  11. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Car got dropped off today and it looks like he's made a start fitting up the Bosch 60mm DBW flanges to the Ash manifold.

    Clears the bonnet vent so I'm happy!

    weld flange on ash plenum.jpg passenger side DBW TB on ash plenum.jpg

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  12. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Few more fab pics.

    The DBW throttle bodies have been fitted with plazmaman adapters for Wiggins style clamps and some new throttle body inlets fabbed on to the existing Border racing piping. Will need to put another clamp somewhere so that they can be removed for servicing etc which is a shame. Although at this rate I'm not sure I'll live long enough to see it require a timing belt change lol

    Intakes installed.jpg intakes installed 3.jpg Intakes installed 2.jpg

    The coolant outlets have been converted for Hypertune Hyper Clamps. These will be paired up with fabricated radiator "hoses" once the new radiator is ready.

    radiator pipes modified.jpg

    And the catch can/header tank has been updated for AN-10 inlet (instead of barbs) and vent to atmosphere.

    catch can updated.jpg
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  13. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Little bit mroe work going on.

    Stainless steel manifold flanges

    stainless manifold flanges.jpg

    positioning the drivers' side turbo

    turbo positioning.jpg

    One of the manifolds coming together

    manifold in progress 1.jpg manifold in progress 2.jpg
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  14. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    Very nice Rob, always love seeing your project updates!
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  15. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    I'm going to have to have a chat to Ben about taking these pics in landscape instead of portrait, but that's one manifold done... apparently they can be installed engine in, too...

    driver manifold finished 1.jpg driver manifold finished 2.jpg driver manifold finished 3.jpg driver manifold installed 1.jpg driver manifold installed 2.jpg
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  16. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    That looks mega, gee he does nice work!
  17. ZedXTT


    Bens work is amazing, can't wait hear this thibg fire up.

    What type/size wastegates did you go with?
  18. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    You and me both...

    40mm turbosmart comp gates.
  19. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Passenger side manifold is done

    passenger side manifold 1.jpg passenger side manifold 2.jpg passenger side manifold.jpg

    Plenty of space to install the manifold and turbo in-car, apparently...

    passenger side turbo installed 1.jpg passenger side turbo installed 2.jpg
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  20. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    Passenger side dump pipe coming together.

    passenger side dump pipe 1.jpg passenger side dump pipe 2.jpg passenger side dump pipe 3.jpg passenger side dump pipe 4.jpg
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