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Old 12-11-2016, 03:07 PM   #61
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all so cool as allways, they can and probably will get hot,
it may be ok, suck and see I recon,
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Old 12-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #62
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Steve,

Hope your fully recovered?

Looking good

As far as exhaust silencer temps go, I'd just go with some temp tabs on the silencer body and let it idle then run it up a bit? Got to be the worst case as far as heat soak and no airflow, I don't think anyone will have any data as it's such a unique installation even if anyone else had even measured silencer temps?

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Old 13-12-2016, 08:37 PM   #63
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Water pipes are all welded up.

Once they're fitted, just need a hose blank and a few clamps and that's the water system all done



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Old 07-01-2017, 02:32 PM   #64
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After offering up the intercooler several times, I've ordered one of these from PWR in Australia instead

Just deciding whether to go with an ice tank and/or a front mounted rad
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:50 PM   #65
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Pump is here. Time to start joining all the bits together!
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Old 19-04-2017, 06:23 PM   #66
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Made progress with the exhaust today

Bought one of these a while ago, but the radius of the bend was way too big



So had my friendly fabricator do this




Amazed with the result. Having a slip joint fitted to it tomorrow, then just a right angle needed to attach it to the downpipe.

Engine water system now needs a short length of 8mm hose for the turbo water feed and it's finally complete too.

Next up is to order hoses and fit the chargecooler, before finishing up with the water system for that.

Getting there at last!
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:29 PM   #67
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Exhaust is coming along. Got a load of mikalor clamps to order for this and the boost hoses. This now needs tigging up before I make the tail pipe.
Added a couple of slip joints either side of the silencer to make it all easier to remove if I need to.
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:14 PM   #68
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Boost hoses have arrived, all fits just where I wanted it.

Clamps are in order and exhaust is in for welding.
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Old 14-07-2017, 08:37 PM   #69
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Had the downpipe to silencer exhaust section tacked to pre fit it. Really happy with how it's come out. Although now I'm wishing I fitted a v-band!



About to get started on the tailpipe.

Progress is good and it's giving me plenty on motivation. Hoping to have it ready to start testing by august.
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Old 30-07-2017, 09:39 AM   #70
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MITP might just happen!

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Old 30-07-2017, 07:17 PM   #71
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This isn't insane!
If ever you get tempted to sell up again give me a shout ��
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Old 01-08-2017, 05:09 PM   #72
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Quote:
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This isn't insane!
If ever you get tempted to sell up again give me a shout ��
Everything is for sale for a price!




Anyway, Was pretty happy with how this is looking



Then remembered this little 'project'



Oh well, more work.....
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:26 AM   #73
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Latest update. Got fed up with having to squeeze in and out of the car, so went with a quick release.

Just waiting for my brake bleeding buddy to return, and the cars pretty much ready to be mapped. Looking at a couple of track days for early next year. But am looking at some quiet local roads for a gentle shakedown too!


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Old 25-03-2018, 09:25 PM   #74
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It’s coming along slowly

Had a load of new bodywork to fit.



Bonnet is on, but I need new pins.

Had to replace the a-panels as the front end was pushing them back, and they were catching on the doors when opened/shut.

Bootlid is also done



Just finishing making a set of hinges with removable Clevis pins.

Wired in the alternator and chargecooler pump today too.

Also, new vid of it running, with the new exhaust fitted. As I also wanted the confirm the turbo was good and it makes boost. Which it does. Waiting on the chargecooler rad to turn up now

https://youtu.be/Bf7sOZEUlT0

Door skin to bond in next. Then it should just be a matter of a few rattle cans to tidy it up, and a few MOT requirements (fog lamp/wipers/etc) before mapping and getting on the road
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Old 30-03-2018, 05:12 PM   #75
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Boot hinges finished.


As soon as I find some m5 nuts will fit the bootlid.
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