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#70635 - 07/08/12 06:55 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Looks nice. Nobody but you will notice the slightly angled grooves. They are on the back side too.
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#75213 - 05/20/13 10:01 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: tlowe #1716]
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Eventually it will go into my ride.
No progress to report, no $$
Just pics of my car. Don't laugh.

original 250 car




Rack & pinion & downpipe



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#75214 - 05/21/13 08:19 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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It may be moving slowly but what gets done is done well. Life and $$ keeps getting in the way of my roadster project. I have almost everything but can't seem to get a few key things done so I can move forward. Keep at it, That is going to be a great ride again.
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#75229 - 05/22/13 10:18 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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Hank,
The body looks great! Around here, if you left that outside like you probably do, rust would have it.
Straight and rust free, it don't get much better than that.

I see what looks like rack and pinion steering? Keep plugging away.
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#75237 - 05/22/13 06:40 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: tlowe #1716]
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Thanks Beater & Tlowe,

It's a common problem w/most people, never enough money to get our rides done quickly.

Yes, that is a rack & pinion, wanted to clean up the engine compartment & remove some weight. ;\)

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#75577 - 06/16/13 06:29 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Hank,

How much weight are you saving with that rack? Is it power assist or manual?
I would expect it opens up the left side of the engine bay a bit too?

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#75579 - 06/16/13 08:16 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: McGoo]
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Hank,

How much weight are you saving with that rack? Is it power assist or manual?
I would expect it opens up the left side of the engine bay a bit too?

Paul


Off hand I forgot what the weight savings is , but it is quit a bit, 30-40 LBS? It will be power assist & will add hydroboost brake system as well. http://www.vancopbs.com/category_s/66.htm

I am going to install an aluminum pump w/plastic resv tank I made these brackets to use.

Yes, it does clean up & give more room on the drivers side engine compartment.




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#75600 - 06/17/13 08:41 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: McGoo]
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The very newest Camaro uses an ELECTRICAL power steering rack- no pumps,hoses or brackets required.

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#75604 - 06/17/13 10:05 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: preacher-no choir]
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 Originally Posted By: preacher-no choir
The very newest Camaro uses an ELECTRICAL power steering rack- no pumps,hoses or brackets required.


Almost all new cars are going green. No hyd fluid to spill/leak onto the ground.

I am sure the price is way up there if you want to fit one of those units into your ride. Go for it.

I doubt the brake pressure is 2000+ on those Camaros like a hydroboost system has.

I need strong brakes.

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#75652 - 06/21/13 02:07 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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and store bought brackets, oil, and other people's thinkin' are cheap?

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#75653 - 06/21/13 04:13 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: preacher-no choir]
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I seem to recall Flaming River has an electric power steering option.

Not cheap as you mentioned.
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#75654 - 06/21/13 06:03 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: preacher-no choir]
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 Originally Posted By: preacher-no choir
and store bought brackets, oil, and other people's thinkin' are cheap?


Is this a question?
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#75659 - 06/21/13 09:34 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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You can tell by the question mark.

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#75749 - 06/30/13 08:12 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: preacher-no choir]
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Took my mock-up engine off of the eng stand & installed into my new cradle.







Engine did not fit in the cradle so I had to remove some material in a few places.

Here: two places, next to timing cover & next to alternator bracket

Here: next to timing cover
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Other than those problems the eng cradle works good.

Now I can pull my engine, so I can modify my oil pan, it does not clear the rack & pinion steering set-up I installed.
Also need to clean up my engine compartment while the engine will be out.
Note: my oil pan is not stock.

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#75758 - 07/01/13 08:12 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Nice looking stand! Where did you get it?

The drive setup looks good. Your shop looks busy like mine.
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#75760 - 07/01/13 09:45 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: tlowe #1716]
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Thanks,

I wish I had a shop the size of yours.

Mine is just a standard 2 car garage with no room to really organize all the stuff.

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#80579 - 05/20/14 04:31 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Since I am down for post rotator cuff surgery, there is not a lot I can do.
But I did manage to make a rocker arm pedestal mount do I can flow test my cylinder head & intake manifold.







Not quite done, but close to it.

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#80588 - 05/20/14 08:28 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Where did that head come from? I don't remember that. Have you been holding out on us?
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#80590 - 05/20/14 08:39 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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 Originally Posted By: Beater of the Pack
Where did that head come from? I don't remember that. Have you been holding out on us?


I have had it for years now. That's why I'm broke \:D

I am pretty sure I posted pics of it here.
I posted some pics on this topic right here. post #65792

Here are some more.








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#80601 - 05/21/14 08:59 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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WOW! That is nice. I don't remember seeing it. I guess there is some posts here I miss. I don't know what I thought your intake was going on.
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#80637 - 05/22/14 08:57 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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Finished the rocker arm pedestal mount today.
Bought a cheap 0-1 dial indicator $13.00 shipped.

I checked it & it gets coil bind @ .800" lift, damm it!

\:D It's all good, my cam only opens the valve pretty small/mild a poultry.600"

A mild roller cam, easy on valve train.







Hopefully soon I will get my cyl head ported & flow checked w/my intake manifold I made.

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#80858 - 06/03/14 09:56 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Little more free time to kill.

I made this con rod bolt stretch tool.





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#80859 - 06/03/14 10:48 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Looks good! They sure come in handy.
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#80865 - 06/04/14 08:03 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: CNC-Dude #5585]
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Hank, I still think you have too much spare time on your hands.

Great looking tools!
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#80870 - 06/04/14 10:52 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: McGoo]
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Thanks guys.

I have a lot of free time right now because of surgery I had on a torn rotator cuff.

Problem w/this free time is that I am in a lot of pain & am very week in one shoulder & cannot due simple tasks like lay on one side & work on cars, reaching is limited & no strength when reaching.

I am in more pain after the surgery than the actual torn rotator cuff.
Doc said it would be a long & painful recovery.
He had told me to expect a 90% recovery & will be about a year when most all pain will be gone.

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#81066 - 06/18/14 05:53 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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More free time.

I made this velocity stack to flow test my cylinder head.

It can fit on all intake ports.

It will most likely lose peak flow numbers, but it will making flow tests more consistent, than building up clay on each port.









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#81070 - 06/18/14 07:26 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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When's it going to run?
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#81073 - 06/18/14 09:25 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: TheSilverBuick]
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Who knows.
Don't have enough money for parts needed. For the engine & the car.
Life just gets in the way, the usual stuff to deal with, bills, honey do lists, house projects, family, etc, etc.
It's all good though, I do wish I had more $$$, don't we all.
Just doing a little work on engine building & buying a little at a time.

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#81095 - 06/20/14 12:36 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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Just keep plugging away. All the little things have to be done at some point. It's best not to have them holding the project back when everything else is ready to go.
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#81096 - 06/20/14 04:41 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Beater of the Pack]
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Thanks for encouragement.

I know every time I would get close to starting up an engine, there are a bunch of odds & ends needed w/multiple auto parts store runs, @ least it happens to me all the time anyways. \:D


I did make a bracket to hold my oil filter assembly for my turbocharger.
Made it out of phenolic.



Some other pics of my mock-up engine.







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#81097 - 06/20/14 08:48 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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You should be proud of the craftsmanship on that engine. Jay 6155

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#81101 - 06/20/14 09:52 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: intergrated j 78]
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You're not the only one that has to make a dozen trips to the parts store as you get closer and closer to fire up =P
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#81114 - 06/21/14 07:46 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: TheSilverBuick]
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Thanks Jay,
I do what I can.

Here I made a billet power steering pump brace.

Just in case it wants to shake a little. It's all about triangulation. \:D

Note: I ordered some new hardware since it needs a longer bolt, hence nut & washer missing.

I also had to mod the aft bracket so I could use a socket & ratchet for the forward exhaust manifold nut.

I used a grinder w/a carbide burr, I will later mill it for a little better look.

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#81184 - 06/26/14 07:50 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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I ordered a oil return drain for my turbo set-up.

They have a couple variations.

Just thought I would share an easy install item.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Oil-Pan-Oi...213278819&rt=nc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301213278819?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turbo-Oil-Pan-Oi...=item43cb81003e

I remember all the trouble Snowman had with his install so I thought to help others here contemplating a turbo install.

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#81186 - 06/26/14 08:27 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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#81187 - 06/26/14 08:40 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: TheSilverBuick]
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#81220 - 06/28/14 06:29 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: CNC-Dude #5585]
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Is there any rule of thumb on the best place to install one of these returns? Near the bottom? At the rear close to the pickup? Near the surface of a full oil pan? Above the surface? Is there any disadvantage to installing it below the level of the oil in the pan, like air lock or??
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#81221 - 06/28/14 06:29 AM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: CNC-Dude #5585]
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Is there any rule of thumb on the best place to install one of these returns? Near the bottom? At the rear close to the pickup? Near the surface of a full oil pan? Above the surface? Is there any disadvantage to installing it below the level of the oil in the pan, like air lock or??
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#81231 - 06/28/14 12:10 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER]
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Some engines I seen the oil return is near to bottom of the block, (turbos are located higher up).

On a typical oil return, you want it close to the oil pan rail, above the oil itself, never @ or blow the oil level, it won't drain then.
Then you will have problems.

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#81383 - 07/06/14 01:52 PM Re: A little more progress on my intake manifold [Re: Mean buzzen half dozen A.K.A. Hank]
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For an extra engine crankcase breather I used a 3/8" aluminum peice for a fuel pump block off plate.
I used a small boring head for a counter sink & installed an aluminum perforated piece held in w/epoxy.





Just as a side note. I finally (after about 2 years ) installed a couple of digital read outs on my old Rusnok mill.
The vertical one was cheap, IIRC, $30 new, the Mitsutoyo for the horizontal I picked up @ the Pomona swap meet $20

They do not provide full travel, but for the small stuff I do on this mill will work just fine.

Vertical

Vertical


Horizontal


Horizontal




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