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Old 03-02-2016, 01:21 PM   #221
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No that's perfect Ian. Trimming that mount isn't a big deal anyways
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Fit's perfect at expected. Pics in this post in my build thread.
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All outstanding manifold and M8 stud kit orders are shipping today.

My production sample downpipe is due here next month, with production parts following ~3 weeks later if everything goes smoothly.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:34 PM   #224
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Got to handle one of these manifolds this weekend, it is an extremely nice piece. Congrats on all the hard work and keeping up your standards while working to get this market, Andrew!
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WooHoo, guess what the postie just delivered all the way to Oz?

First impression was that "It''s heavy!" - 5.9kgs which is a good thing, I know it can handle the weight of the EFR6258 hanging off it.

The only real work I needed to do on it was clean up a few burrs (the easy-to-access mount holes were already deburred) and eliminate some casting "globs" and ridges since I plan on getting it ceramic coated while I wait for the matching TSE downpipe to arrive.

It's well casted - I have a lot of cast iron weight plates and the cheaper ones have hundreds of these small "globs" (even the good ones have them); I suspect that the cheap plates have been sand-casted. There's a few minor creases and ridges on the outside but that's typical of castings.

The faces have all been machined flat.







I plan to get it ceramic coated black since I think black looks better than rusty-orange and anything to reduce under-bonnet temperatures is a good thing.
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Thanks again to everyone for the feedback. All the first-run parts are functional, but we're working with the foundry to improve the aesthetic qualities. This is one of their first consumer-level products (most of what they do is for heavy industrial, where aesthetics are secondary), but they're getting the hang of it.

If you don't have your manifold for some reason, let me know - everyone should have theirs by now.

A quick sneak peek at the water lines. These protos are aluminum because it's easy to work with. The final parts will be stainless steel. Still tweaking the exact fitment and fitting combo to get everything to sit where it's supposed to. We will release an oil/water line combo package when everything is ready to go.



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Ah yiss!

I would offer feedback on the aesthetic quality of my manifold (emphasis on MAN - see what I did there - some people need it spelled out for them, but this is not a manifold for children) but unfortunately only my minions (whom I love dearly, and am unworthy to have, and probably would cease being my minions did I not cause their kegerators to be bottomless) have seen it.
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Thanks again to everyone for the feedback. All the first-run parts are functional, but we're working with the foundry to improve the aesthetic qualities. This is one of their first consumer-level products (most of what they do is for heavy industrial, where aesthetics are secondary), but they're getting the hang of it.
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I think they did a bloody good job for a first-run "functional" product - I doubt you'll get any complaints.
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Thanks again to everyone for the feedback. All the first-run parts are functional, but we're working with the foundry to improve the aesthetic qualities. This is one of their first consumer-level products (most of what they do is for heavy industrial, where aesthetics are secondary), but they're getting the hang of it.

If you don't have your manifold for some reason, let me know - everyone should have theirs by now.

A quick sneak peek at the water lines. These protos are aluminum because it's easy to work with. The final parts will be stainless steel. Still tweaking the exact fitment and fitting combo to get everything to sit where it's supposed to. We will release an oil/water line combo package when everything is ready to go.



Just curious what your plans are for the water lines for people who have the front water neck blocked because of a coolant reroute? would you just say run the line that was going to that front neck to the line off the throttle body?
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Will the cast stainless rust or oxidize? Any pictures of a cast stainless manifold after a bunch of use?
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Will the cast stainless rust or oxidize? Any pictures of a cast stainless manifold after a bunch of use?
Stainless, not cast stainless.

It should last forever.
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Stainless, not cast stainless.

It should last forever.
....can you read? First post says cast stainless.

And my stainless welded manifold is rusted already. Curious how this will look after a year.
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Same as any other stainless component. It will resist corrosion, but it's not corrosion-proof. It will certainly look better over time than any iron manifold would.

The manifold in those water line pics is the first article that's been in service since October. ~5k miles of use including some bad weather and 4H-clubbing in the mud at Buttonwillow. Doesn't look new, but I'm quite happy with how it's holding up.
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Cool. So if you want a "perfect" looking manifold then ceramic coat it, but it will probably look fine for a while.
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Cool. So if you want a "perfect" looking manifold then ceramic coat it, but it will probably look fine for a while.
How about you head over to club roadster with wanting a perfect looking manifold. Let us big boys wanting pure function enjoy what TSE has to offer.

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Waiting for someone to grind and polish the whole thing.
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You know, I just don't get it. After having dealt with the kludged together stuff from FM and BEGi, how can your stuff be so good and well thought out? And simple on top of it!

This is what comes to mind when I'm on this thread:
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Just curious what your plans are for the water lines for people who have the front water neck blocked because of a coolant reroute? would you just say run the line that was going to that front neck to the line off the throttle body?
Curious as well, I'd rather not have the water neck sticking out if I can avoid it.
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If you're not using the front water neck, you would just connect to the hose that comes from the throttle body instead. You'll need a 5/16" to 3/8" hose barb adapter to do that.
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Easy enough, cool.
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