Well right now I do not have the cash to just order some toque plates.... 2 of them I need quick so I can move on with some engine builds.
If you ever priced out one you know they are between $300-$500 each
So being the redneck that I am, and a cheap wad to boot, I decided I would fab up my own.
I called in a favor with a bud who has acess to a CNC plasma cutter and had him cut the bores in some 1.5 inche thick steel.
He has cut out 4 of the 5 plates I wanted to get made.
1 is for a Mazda BP 1.8l
2 is, yes you guessed it a Mitsu 4G63
3 is a SBC
4 is a SBF
The 5th one is a Ford 2.3, told him if I get that in the next month I will be happy.
I have my clean up guy "Fish" grinding off the slag from the plasma cutter
After this is done, I will set them up in the drill press and drill the head bolt holes then surface the mating side flat.
I will end up I figure about 3-4 hours of labor into each plate. And save well over $1000.
7 June 2012 I am waiting on my Carbide inserts to show up so I can surface the face of each plate.