festy - a pair of alfettas down under

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And finally the new head is ready to go on:
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At the rate I work, there's a good chance the car might be up and running by mid 2014 :oops:

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Festy, I think you gonna overtake Mats soon :wall:

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I got it all back together this afternoon, then mucked around for half an hour getting the fuel pumps to prime.
Once there was fuel circulating, I hit the starter and it fired up first go.
Pretty happy about that ;)

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Sweet! :)
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Hey festy,

2014 has been and gone. Where is your update, fella? :D
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Umm yeah, probably due for an update :oops:

Back around the time of my last post in this thread, I was toying with the idea of turbocharging so I taught myself just enough CAD to draw this up
nord exhaust flange
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Then printed it out and glued to a piece of chipboard to see how close I was - imagine my surprise when the holes lined up with the studs
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So I then had half a dozen of them laser cut. It's one of the few things I've farmed out on this build, but my little plasma cutter wouldn't have coped too well and it would have taken me forever to do on the mill
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Next step - bore the exhaust ports at the correct(ish) angle:
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boring work
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Seeing as I have no intention of chasing crazy horsepower, a log manifold will do for now
There wasn't enough clearance for some of the nuts, so I had to make some new ones that are 11mm across the flats. Now I can add "custom brass nuts" to the list of modifications :twisted:
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aww nuts
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And that's all the pics I can add to a single post, so to be continued...

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Next up - add a flange for a T3 turbo
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Finish welding it all up, machine the face flat, and a quick coat of high temp flat black
done
done
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Then onto the turbo. It's an old Garrett TB0356 off a late 80's Saab. It was free, and appears to be in pretty condition where it counts.
It has a bespoke outlet stud pattern (and the studs were wrecked anyway) so I grafted on a V band flange instead
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Started work on a 2.5" dump pipe
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And my very intricate exhaust
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then skip over a whole heap of dramas and distractions to how it sits today
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Good to see that you have been busy. Solved your radiator problems yet?
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Not really.
I spent a few hours cleaning out the radiator as best I could, the garbage that I got out of it makes me think it's had a "stop leak" treatment at some point :(
It's improved to the point where it no longer overheats while idling at least, but doubt it would keep it's cool much beyond that.

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Hey Festy, nice work but why go about it the long way? All you had to do is ask and I would send you a 1.8T log manifold! We have some around here and the early single-plane versions are of no use as everyone looks for the later two-plane type. Damn, you would have saved yourself lots of time -unless you like the exercise that is! 8) In the pic below you see the two factory versions, early on top, later (and expensive) bottom. Early ones were prone to cracking which is not the case with later ones. All with T3 pattern.
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