'A HOT N' Gold 1600

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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by MadMax » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:25 pm

Phil - Most of this was your idea so I do sometimes listen! :lol:
I'll try spacing the bonnet up, but I think a bonnet scoop would look pretty cool if done properly :wink: Perhaps rearward facing to help duct air out of the engine bay and away from the manifold?


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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by Alan SS1 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:22 pm

reliant-reviver wrote: Alternatively raising the bonnet at the trailing edge might do the trick. That line of torx heads peaking out under the shut line can look quite mean...
did that (raised back edge) when towing the porta fold to get extra air away from engine, dunno if it made much odds, but never boiled even at reasonable lick up some long inclines out of Blackford :-)


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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by td99 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:51 pm

Max, lovely work on that manifold :) :) :)


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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by MadMax » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:21 pm

Thanks guys! The manifold was good fun to make, I learned a lot about cutting pipe at correct angles etc etc, it even necessitated creating a special jig on the chop saw to get the correct radius. (who doesn't love a good jig). I can't wait to make version 2 of the manifold when this one cracks :twisted:

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I cut out a flange from some 10mm mild steel plate and made a downpipe to meet up with the 2.25" exhaust that I fitted last year. The chromed upper downpipe was off fleebay, fits nicely and provides the perfect angle of attack to get through the hole in the chassis. Also, it has a bung welded in at the top in case I should I desire an AFR gauge 8)

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I also took the time to make a small angled return stub for the oil coming out the bottom of the turbo. It's made from a Land Rover 300TDI turbo oil return flange and a Ford Focus power steering pump elbow. Happily, it moves the rubber hose away from the hot bits and points the oil in the right direction towards the sump.

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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by MadMax » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:29 pm

Alan SS1 wrote:dunno if it made much odds, but never boiled even at reasonable lick up some long inclines out of Blackford :-)
My SS1 always ran nice and cool. Never had any overheating problems despite using it daily for several months in all types of weather (and not driving it conservatively!).


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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:57 am

So you didn't have a cooling problem, and now you are introducing one for the novelty.... I like where you are coming from.

Don't worry, if it gets serious I got you covered.

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Re: 'A HOT N' Gold 1600

Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 am

Also bru. I think I figured out what the T25 Garrett oil feed thread size is. 7/16-24 UNF.
John 7:16-24 wrote: 16 Jesus therefore answered them, and said, My teaching is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from myself. 18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. 19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you doeth the law? Why seek ye to kill me? 20 The multitude answered, Thou hast a demon: who seeketh to kill thee? 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, I did one work, and ye all marvel because thereof. 22 Moses hath given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers); and on the sabbath ye circumcise a man. 23 If a man receiveth circumcision on the sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye wroth with me, because I made [a]a man every whit whole on the sabbath? 24 Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Doesn't mean much to me but Think Automotive will sort you right out with an oil feed.


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