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Old 09-11-2008, 11:07 AM   #21
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uhg i want the manifold!
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Polished aluminum, not stainless
When they were in the box they were stain-less. I didn't spill anything on them.
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Picture update. Started the intercooler piping last night, along with taking out the AC condensor that we left in before.

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Cut your hoses and straighten out that clamp. If those 2 pipes are touching, I could weld them together if you mark them with a sharpie, if you want. But you probably don't seeing how you didn't want me to do it entirely, duh. haha.

Where is the air filter going? Looking good so far.
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uhg i want the manifold!
Buy one. $550. No A/C or P/S though.
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Buy one. $550. No A/C or P/S though.
That's not with ceramic coating right?
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Cut your hoses and straighten out that clamp. If those 2 pipes are touching, I could weld them together if you mark them with a sharpie, if you want. But you probably don't seeing how you didn't want me to do it entirely, duh. haha.

Where is the air filter going? Looking good so far.
Yea, everything's not final yet so those clamps will be realigned beforehand. And I'm still not sure where I'm putting the air filter. But I do know that the BEGi cold air box won't work now.
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That's not with ceramic coating right?
Hell no. That's mild steel schedule 40 or stainless steel schedule 10 with mild steel head flange. Add $80 for a stainless steel head flange.
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Cut your hoses and straighten out that clamp. If those 2 pipes are touching, I could weld them together if you mark them with a sharpie, if you want. But you probably don't seeing how you didn't want me to do it entirely, duh. haha.

Where is the air filter going? Looking good so far.
Said that to Artie yesterday but don't think you want to be bothered welding this ebay aluminum pipe. And yes, they are close enough to touch. Cut a u-bend in half to clock it a few degrees down.
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Hot side of the intercooler is done.





Coolant lines and bypass done. Custom t-splice in lower radiator hose done, 5/16 fitting tapped into water inlet for turbo cooling.



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Absurdflow and 460s... are you doing a low boost car?
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No. I just haven't found any 550s yet. Well, I haven't found any 550s under $300. So for right now I guess I wont be able to turn up the boost just yet.
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i spoze you can raise the fuel pressure
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Oh yeah, keep meaning to tell you Artie. OG might have a spare vortec sitting around you can use to raise your fuel pressure.

I was at 83% max DC on my 460s when I made 270rwhp.
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Oh yeah, keep meaning to tell you Artie. OG might have a spare vortec sitting around you can use to raise your fuel pressure.

I was at 83% max DC on my 460s when I made 270rwhp.
What boost pressure??
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14psi. Artie has the exact same setup.
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Absurdflow and 460s... are you doing a low boost car?
I run 6 year old RC440's and high boost. Hopefully high hp too... Somewhere around 45psi static fuel pressure. I think I kiss low 80's at 14psi and 7200rpm. I think. Whatever.

When I made 270rwhp I was in the 70's injector duty cycle.
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Nice pictures Artie. I hope that lower longass bracket isn't the only thing holding hte intercooler in. I'm sure you guys did brackets to the top intercooler bosses too.

You aren't driving the car until you have the entire intercooler plumbing, right?!

How's the volume? Paul sent me a video of the car running but cell phone quality sucks.

Keep an eye on the oil drain fitting in the oil pan for oil leaks. I suggested JB weld but my dad wasn't going to clean off the sludge on your oil pan and risk it leaking anyways. hehe I agree. There was enough thread depth to use teflon tape so you should be ok.

EDIT: Again, remember to retighten the bolts and nuts on the turbo after a few heat cycles.
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It's much quieter than the Machine, not as quiet as the Daily.

His car is sitting in my driveway still. (6 ******* Miatas outside when no friends are over. It's ridiculous.) It will not be driven till the cold side piping and filter are done.
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Just ordered the 550s and had them sent to Injector Rehab. They said they still give the mt.net discount even though they're not a supporting vendor anymore. Intercooler couplers should be in on friday.
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