I see what you mean. The two inner 90 elbows look a bit aggressive but I'll wait to see it in person. Looks like it might just be the picture. Either way you look at it, it's a very stout piece and reliability is a huge concern for me. I WILL be beating the **** out of this car on a track.
So last night I picked up my new head gasket and got it installed with my new coolant reroute.
The newest coolant re-route parts below. The kit now includes a 45 degree adapter piece to leave the heater core lines in a more natural position.
I started by popping off the back sensor housing.
Cleaned up the mating surface.
Installed my thermostat, sensor and hose barb without the sensor just to take a photo to demonstrate why BEGi has included the 45 degree elbow adapter.
The KIA housing that's included in the kit is coupled with new hardware. The old stud must be removed from the head.
You can see that while it's mocked up without the 45 degree adapter the heater core hose is pointed in a slightly different direction than the factory setup.
With the adapter it's in the perfect position. It's close to the sensor but with a slight rotation of the hose barb assembly I was able to regain my clearance.
Mocked up the block off plate. The valve cover is just sitting on top to cover it from dust for now, but you get the idea. This bish is gonna look nice!
For my fuel system I've got something a bit special in store for you kids