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    1. Member briano1234's Avatar
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      06-09-2017 05:32 PM #376
      As I stated earlier, are you "Really" building this for the wife....LOLOLOLOL or how you imagine she wants it.

      My wire requires but a few things, a cup holder for her coke, and when she turns the Key the engine starts, and that it can stop (brake), other than that she could care less about it other than the a/c work and the Top is always up.

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      06-09-2017 08:40 PM #377
      Quote Originally Posted by briano1234 View Post
      As I stated earlier, are you "Really" building this for the wife....LOLOLOLOL or how you imagine she wants it.

      My wire requires but a few things, a cup holder for her coke, and when she turns the Key the engine starts, and that it can stop (brake), other than that she could care less about it other than the a/c work and the Top is always up.
      Same here... Doesn't give a damm... In fact she prefers My 2000 Beetle
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      06-13-2017 08:18 AM #378
      Its her fun car for nice days so she'll just get whatever I give her. haha

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      06-16-2017 09:59 AM #379
      Couldnt find metric bubble flare plugs for the unused master ports so I made my own. I see lots of people use the right thread but with copper washers, well I didnt want to.

      Took some adapters, cut them down, drilled and tapped the hole for 8-32, threaded in a section of a screw and welded it in place. Should be good.








      Up next was the intake manifold and fuel rail. I originally made this 6 years ago and for some reason it was very close to the radiator, closer than today me liked. I also hated the fuel rail mounting tabs. So I went to the town.

      Flange cut off.



      Decided it was a good time to remove all the OE casting lines. Before...



      With that done (no pics) I cut the runners down about 3/8", reshaped them to mate to the OE flange and ground the ends to a nice V.



      Next, made up some new fuel rail brackets and welded them on. These were a total bitch to weld, way more than the runners to the flange which were cake.



      Spent a few mins smoothing out the welds (I plan on doing the runner to flange ones too, but Im waiting on my new Dynafile) I had just enough belt left to do these.



      And here it is all reassembled. I also smoothed out the welds on the rail for the FPR cup and the input fitting.









      And an inside shot.



      Next and hopefully last item is to redo the TB flange. I was originally going to use a stock mustang TB but have since decided its just too damn ugly and Id rather use GM IAC. I picked up an Aurora TB that should do the trick. More to come on that.

      And finally, exhaust parts started rolling in. I also ordered a midpipe from Techtonics which is due tues. It was only like $25 more than buying the bends to make my own. It just better be 304ss like they told me on the phone, else Im not going to be happy.



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      06-21-2017 10:53 AM #380
      Needed a flange for the new TB since I decided against using the mustang one.

      I probably could have had the guy at work cut one on his cnc but I always wanted to try using the router table and a wood bit to cut aluminum. So I scored a piece of 3/8" aluminum, scored out a pattern, roughed it in with the band saw and then free hand cut it on the router table.

      Here is is roughed in without any edge sanding. Not bad for free handing it without a template. I was surprised just how easy it cut even with a cheapo craftsman wood bit.





      And with the hole cut (again free hand trimmed on the router table - after boring a hole with a hole saw), and the edges sanded a little. They still need work, but not bad for a few mins work.





      Holes drilled and some bolts in place for a test fit. The final plan is to add some threaded inserts to the flange and bolt it in from the front side. Ill be edge welding this flange to the current flange (and welding the current holes shut) so that you cant see the backside of the mounitng hardware.





      I think its going to be a good fit and looks pretty nice to boot.



      In other news I picked up this guy. Its obviously WAY nicer than my $80 china special. It was a hard pill to swallow but it should be a huge time saver going forward. Plus I was out of 18" belts , haha.




      Up next got a small start on the exhaust. I bought a premade 304ss midpipe from Techtonics for $300 to the door. With the price of bends it was a no brainer. Luckily it fits perfect. I did have to make one cut at the end of the straight section to get it over the subframe (see the hose clamp in the pic below). Ultimately there wil be a vband there and at the inlet of the resonator.





      I was worried the muffler wouldnt just fit and would hit the axle bracing but it JUUUST clears even at full suspsion compression (which will never happen)







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      06-22-2017 04:44 AM #381
      Man, what an amazing build. Epic skills mate! Wow!


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      06-23-2017 09:32 AM #382
      Thanks sir!


      Went back to the intake mani last night.

      First I drilled and tapped the holes in the TB flange for ss threaded inserts.

      Welded up the two mounting holes in the original flange. Then welded the new flange to the original around the entire edge and inside the TB hole. Finally filed and sanded the edge to a nice flat finish. I still need to port the inside to the TB, but I ran out of steam at 2am.



      Typically I dont like to grind welds, but I felt like the ones at the runner to oem flange were out of place. So I went to town with the new Dynafile and smoothed them out. That thing was worth all the pennies, its so good. I managed to smooth them all out in just under an hour. The "floating belt" contact arm does such a great job of smoothing things out without leaving flat spots like an arm with a flat platen would.









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      06-23-2017 10:39 AM #383
      That manifold looks so nice. You made the right call on grinding down those welds. It makes down by the flange look as if it came that way with those runners.

      I'm building an ITB manifold for a destroked 20v 5 cylinder turbo that's going in my Quantum Syncro Wagon and seeing the work that your Dynafile file did there just convinced me to buy one with the hope that it will come out as nice as your manifold.
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
      Function is the form.
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      06-23-2017 10:46 AM #384
      Quote Originally Posted by dougkehl View Post
      That manifold looks so nice. You made the right call on grinding down those welds. It makes down by the flange look as if it came that way with those runners.

      I'm building an ITB manifold for a destroked 20v 5 cylinder turbo that's going in my Quantum Syncro Wagon and seeing the work that your Dynafile file did there just convinced me to buy one with the hope that it will come out as nice as your manifold.

      You will not regret the Dynafile purchase, even tho it is $$. I got mine from Zoro with a 20% coupon, so it was like $400 ish. To do the nice blending you also need the contact arm that doesnt have the platen.

      So the Dynabrade is part number 14000 and the floating contact arm is pn 11219.

      https://www.zoro.com/dynabrade-air-b...00/i/G3606827/

      and

      https://www.zoro.com/dynabrade-conta...19/i/G3701957/

      I also picked up this contact arm as it has a small wheel at the end you can use to do a nice fillet in corners.

      http://www.lehighvalleyabrasives.com...11213-dyn11213

      Dan

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      06-23-2017 11:03 AM #385
      Quote Originally Posted by juicedz4 View Post
      You will not regret the Dynafile purchase, even tho it is $$. I got mine from Zoro with a 20% coupon, so it was like $400 ish. To do the nice blending you also need the contact arm that doesnt have the platen.

      So the Dynabrade is part number 14000 and the floating contact arm is pn 11219.

      https://www.zoro.com/dynabrade-air-b...00/i/G3606827/

      and

      https://www.zoro.com/dynabrade-conta...19/i/G3701957/

      I also picked up this contact arm as it has a small wheel at the end you can use to do a nice fillet in corners.

      http://www.lehighvalleyabrasives.com...11213-dyn11213

      Dan
      Thanks! It's looking like that will be an early Christmas present to myself! Although it is expensive, but I know I will use it enough where it will pay for itself in little time between how much I'll actually use it and the results it will produce. If I've learned anything about having the proper tools, it's that the time saved by having the proper tools to do a specific job is worth more than the money spent on the tools themselves.
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
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      06-23-2017 11:12 AM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by dougkehl View Post
      Thanks! It's looking like that will be an early Christmas present to myself! Although it is expensive, but I know I will use it enough where it will pay for itself in little time between how much I'll actually use it and the results it will produce. If I've learned anything about having the proper tools, it's that the time saved by having the proper tools to do a specific job is worth more than the money spent on the tools themselves.
      I forgot about the belts. Check out Perfect Sanding Supply on ebay. They have the best price a couple of us could find on belts. They are german made.

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-x-24-San...72.m2749.l2649

      Dan

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      06-23-2017 11:53 AM #387
      Awesome! That's great. Thanks for all the links. Which belts do you prefer? I noticed they had aluminum oxide or zirconia.
      Quote Originally Posted by tolusina View Post
      An approximate Tim Taylor quote; "If you didn't build it yourself, it's not really yours".
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      06-23-2017 12:07 PM #388
      Just been buying the alum ox.

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      Yesterday 10:12 AM #389
      Faced the TB flange on the intake. It was pretty damn flat even after welding. I used my high tech sandpaperstucktothebench method, which worked great. This is only 180 grit so Ill prob go up a grit or two.





      I hated how loose the V band rings are on the tubing so I ordered a Lisle exhaust tubing expander setup to fix the issue.

      Before. Huge gap, tube slips all the way in the ring / doesnt contact the nice step in the rings at all:





      After. Much better







      I spent a little time yesterday swedging all of the ends that needed it so I should be ready to start tacking the exhaust together tomorrow night. Im waiting on a new gas lens and torch etc before I can get started on that.


      Picked up the two valve covers Im going to be modding from being baked and blasted.



      And the crank trigger mount showed from USRT



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