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Old 25-07-2009, 01:09 PM
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A solid mount of the left side, and an OE rubber mount on the right.
The left side is in tension to the torque reaction and I'd constantly tear them in half. The right side is in compression, so an OE is fine there..
Also it will help absorb some of the vibration.


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Old 25-07-2009, 01:19 PM
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Yes I have done the same on mine although not really needed now. At the time I intended using nitrous and I also like the look of a car rocking a bit at idle. Still have a bit of rocking courtesy of 106 degree LSA but the nitrous thing won't be happening. I'll do the same when the big block goes in too. Keep up the good work and I hope your going to take some video of this when its up and running
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Old 25-07-2009, 01:33 PM
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Keep up the good work and I hope your going to take some video of this when its up and running
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Old 26-07-2009, 07:52 AM
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Still only tacked together, but this is how the driver's side is taking shape.. Only #8 to go, which will be very bendy in order to use up length.

Not much clearance between the steering components, but at least there is!


Tight alright! That tie rod end must only just clear on right hand turns.
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:52 AM
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Only just..
I was looking at the Pitman arm and thinking what if I need to remove it..
At least the beauty of these headers with their slip fit into the collector and individual head flanges is that I can remove just one primary to gain clearance/access if need be..

Easier said than done, but these are the compromises of building race car parts into street car chassis. It's harder than building a stock street car or a dedicated race car.
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Old 27-07-2009, 02:13 PM
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The #8 partially fitted.
Very hard to see in this pic the two ends where it snakes around. A 180 bend will finish this off. (Looking up from below.)





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Old 29-07-2009, 06:52 PM
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The #8 is now complete, so basically the headers are done as far as their layout is concerned.. Still to be fully welded -which will be the final step in the entire system as previously mentioned.





Race exhaust in street car chassis is just totally full of compromises..

Right.


Left.


The headers/collectors are connected to the rest of the system using V-Band clamps. These are a one bolt clamp that clamp around two flanges mated together
No gaskets, no rusty bolts and no leaks. The entire center section (collectors through to axle) can be dropped out or refitted in about five minutes.




This is the system in 3-1/2" diameter. Honestly, I wish I didn't have to go this big. Looks killer though.
It's huge in both dimension and price and will be interesting how it fits around the rear axle while crossing over with the tranverse Borlas.



Just big!


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Old 29-07-2009, 07:04 PM
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thats one hell of a big pipe you got there steve
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Yeah, Steve's very proud of his big pipe.

Fantastic write up mate. Great to see all the progress shots and great to see and read about all the fine details.

You busy next Friday? Why don't I drag my arse over for a few beers and check the beast out in the metal.

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Old 31-07-2009, 05:23 AM
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Not sure if the car will be here by then.. Anyway, I'll give you a call SweetPants. The beer part sounds good.
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Just wow!
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That pipe is huge!
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have you considered bolting some mufflers on and dumping the pipe before the diff? save you alot of hassle, will sound awesome also
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Old 31-07-2009, 12:54 PM
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Steve,
Do you still run the standard park brake set up?
How do you go for cable clearance?
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Old 31-07-2009, 01:16 PM
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Hey Steve, Why 3 1/2, how much HP?

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