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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/1/14 at 01:54 PM Reply With Quote
Got my mate to tig up the exhaust last week, so fitted it this weekend. Fitted perfect first time, right slap bang centre of the cut out in the side panel too. Really pleased how its turned out!

Exhaust
Exhaust

Exhaust
Exhaust


I'm also struggling to find a place for my airfilter, where am I going to get fresh air from ?

Air Filter
Air Filter


[Edited on 27/1/14 by Ben_Copeland]





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laptoprob

posted on 27/1/14 at 02:27 PM Reply With Quote
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I'm also struggling to find a place for my airfilter, where am I going to get fresh air from ?

Air Filter
Air Filter


[Edited on 27/1/14 by Ben_Copeland]


Scoop in the bonnet mate or maybe in the side panel?





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/1/14 at 02:30 PM Reply With Quote
I have a scoop, which I thought maybe I could attach a funnel and flexy pipe too, but its the agro of disconnecting if I want to remove the bonnet.





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daveb666

posted on 27/1/14 at 02:32 PM Reply With Quote
Won't it go where my old one was?

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but put it in a box/shield or something?





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/1/14 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
Dave, that's a hideous place for an air filter lol sucking lovely hot air off the radiator

In all seriousness I cant fit anything in the front, theres no space





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daveb666

posted on 27/1/14 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
I agree Ben; that's why I added the scoop and put the filter in a sealed box so that only the air from the scoop got to the filter

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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/1/14 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote
Good Lad





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laptoprob

posted on 27/1/14 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
I have a scoop, which I thought maybe I could attach a funnel and flexy pipe too, but its the agro of disconnecting if I want to remove the bonnet.


My mate finishhed the MAC1 with the LET engine(think i mentioned it) in and basically he made a 'box/pocket' near the scuttle which is where the air sccop was and put the cone filter inside it so when are was pushed into the 'pocket' the only place it could go is down the filter.

If i can get you a photo Ben ill send it over.





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 27/1/14 at 07:43 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers rob





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yellowcab

posted on 27/1/14 at 11:25 PM Reply With Quote
Looking good Ben, think it looks awesome when there is only a single pipe exiting the engine by, crys out dirty turbo
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BangedupTiger

posted on 27/1/14 at 11:43 PM Reply With Quote
excellent work mate, considered an LEH for mine, but decided to go down the Z16LER route instead.
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/1/14 at 08:04 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by BangedupTiger
excellent work mate, considered an LEH for mine, but decided to go down the Z16LER route instead.


I did think about it, but I wanted easy grunt





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laptoprob

posted on 28/1/14 at 04:17 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
Cheers rob


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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/1/14 at 05:10 PM Reply With Quote
Yep, got them. I see what you mean. I could box a vent in and put the air feed into it.





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daveb666

posted on 28/1/14 at 05:15 PM Reply With Quote
seen something similiar on a turbo zetec (although not boxed in):



but has an airfeed from the side:








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yellowcab

posted on 28/1/14 at 05:35 PM Reply With Quote
Lovely oil cooler position lol
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/1/14 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by yellowcab
Lovely oil cooler position lol


Wow I missed that !

Crazy dutch





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/1/14 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
Well, Huge update time !!

I filled the oil up, cranked it over for a bit till the light went out (with the coilpack and fuel pump unplugged).

Next came the startup. The first actual start was witnessed by yellowcab via facetime... soz

But this is the 2nd start up, not bad considering its still running the same map as the xe, I just upped the req_fuel.

SO here it is :


http://youtu.be/1Qoy9cHD1wQ

Think a belt is too tight, but apart from that. No nasty sounds heard





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yellowcab

posted on 28/1/14 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
Awesome mate
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stevepj

posted on 28/1/14 at 08:12 PM Reply With Quote
Nice work Ben, not long now til it's all done and spreading a smile all over your face.

Reminds me a lot of this, I don't know why!


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Ben_Copeland

posted on 28/1/14 at 08:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stevepj
Nice work Ben, not long now til it's all done and spreading a smile all over your face.

Reminds me a lot of this, I don't know why!





Thanks for all the help Steve. Life saver!!





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 31/1/14 at 08:27 AM Reply With Quote
Few more bits done over the past couple of nights.

Boost Gauge, I was going to replace the oil pressure gauge to save drilling another hole but I might swap that for a oil temp gauge instead so I put the boost gauge where I could see it

Boost Gauge 1
Boost Gauge 1


Boost Gauge 2
Boost Gauge 2


Boost Gauge 3
Boost Gauge 3


Next was some prop catchers, I originally planned to fit 2 sets of catchers inside the tunnel. One set at each end, but my prop is quite short and I had nowhere to mount them other than in the middle.

I got these from FastDan, they don't seem wide enough for the Haynes Tunnel I'm guessing the locost tunnel is a little narrower so I had to make some crude brackets up, while trying to work in a tunnel with the prop still attached.

Prop Catchers
Prop Catchers


Prop Catchers
Prop Catchers


I then decided to tackle the air filter location problem... Somehow I just got it to sit infront of the engine, the 73mm flexy cold feed JUST squeezes down between the radiator/intercooler and nosecone. That should hopefully be ok, just need to work out a way of mounting the air filter.

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Filter


Air Feed
Air Feed


Air Feed
Air Feed


[Edited on 31/1/14 by Ben_Copeland]





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stevepj

posted on 31/1/14 at 01:19 PM Reply With Quote
if you hadn't chopped that big horrible engine mount off the front you could have got a fixing on there somewhere
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Ben_Copeland

posted on 31/1/14 at 01:35 PM Reply With Quote
Don't worry steve, i'll find somewhere to mount it. Theres no way that mount is coming back !





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 1/2/14 at 05:18 PM Reply With Quote
Airfilter mounted
Airfilter mounted


Enclosed Airfilter mounted using the bracket that came with it, slightly modified. I used the cambelt cover bolt to hold it all in place.

Tight
Tight


I'll have to turn the hose clamp around to stop it getting in the way.

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Mounting bracket





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