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Old 14-07-2009, 07:03 PM
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Try Summit or Jegs.
Try Chris at Speed-Pro too.

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Old 14-07-2009, 08:15 PM
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Great work there as usual Steve!

Where does the fibreglass insulation come from?

I get that insulation from a turbo repair shop myself.
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Old 14-07-2009, 08:19 PM
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Yep, even Pirtek sell the Fire Sleeve. However their high price and only orange stock encouraged me to shop on the other side of the world.
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Old 15-07-2009, 06:41 PM
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With the exception of final welding and a few other finishing touches like O2 & thermocouple bungs and collector springs.. This side is complete.



Damn, look at that dust..




Another look at the otherside..

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Old 15-07-2009, 07:37 PM
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Now this may seem a stupid question but......
I understand what O2 & thermocouple bungs are, but what are collector springs?

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Old 15-07-2009, 07:51 PM
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Primary tubes are a "slip fit" into the collectors. They're not welded.
There are a few different ways of holding them on. Some prefer bolts. I prefer springs.



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Old 16-07-2009, 02:23 PM
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Primary tubes are a "slip fit" into the collectors. They're not welded.
There are a few different ways of holding them on. Some prefer bolts. I prefer springs.



http://www.burnsstainless.com/Hardwa...-o2-rings.html
You learn something new every day.
How's the seal between the primary pipes and the collector? (sorry if this is another stupid question)
Does use of the springs make installation of the header easier?

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Old 16-07-2009, 03:27 PM
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Dont know if i say it much but i love your RHD conversion
Build is coming along well!!!
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Old 16-07-2009, 07:11 PM
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You learn something new every day.
How's the seal between the primary pipes and the collector? (sorry if this is another stupid question)
Does use of the springs make installation of the header easier?

Nev
The slip-fit is supposed to be tight, but some leaking is expected. Very minimal though. The reason they are slip-fit is you simply can't get in and weld around all four primaries.
The springs come off very quickly and easily and maintain tension which is why I prefer them.

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Dont know if i say it much but i love your RHD conversion
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Old 17-07-2009, 06:17 AM
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The rightup on the project is amazing as for the car I'm speechless,the amount of time ,money and hours you have spent is a credit to you.
If it was mine I would have wanted it on the road in the first week.


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Old 17-07-2009, 08:34 AM
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The slip-fit is supposed to be tight, but some leaking is expected. Very minimal though. The reason they are slip-fit is you simply can't get in and weld around all four primaries.

The springs come off very quickly and easily and maintain tension which is why I prefer them.

Also the "male" pipe if its on the engine side is normally hotter than its "female" counterpart so expands more and usually the seal is quite good. Always used these with tight header setsups and even with turbo setups and no appreciable leaks. At least none you can hear going "phut phut phut".
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Old 17-07-2009, 05:32 PM
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Wow, thanks a heap Mark..

And RSZ28, I never thought about the difference in heat/expansion of the slip fit. Very good. Thanks too!
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Now this is tight! When you increase the primary by 1/8", you actually loose a 1/4" when 2 primaries are right next to each other wanting the same space, and often the center-line-radii (CLR) is more on the larger diameters as well.
Anyway, the power steering lines I made were interfering and they'll need rethinking and redoing, but that's pretty easy.
Only half of #2 and #4 so far.. ..ran out of 2" J-bends.. ..I'll have to order some more on Monday.





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Old 25-07-2009, 12:45 PM
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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 with steering pointing straight ahead. It turned out that steering to the right would push the inner tie rod end hard into the #4 primary tube and comtinue to push it into the oil pan. This was not checked for clearance during construction, before final welding, after final welding or before supply (unfitted) and with a refusal of supplying a receipt for work done. How's that for customer-fxcking-service!





I'm a little disappointed about the more polished finish on the straight lengths of tubing. I much prefer the duller finish that the bends have. We will un-polish those sections before final welding, and they will dull when in use too.


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Old 25-07-2009, 12:54 PM
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Steve they look magnificent!! Are you using solid engine mounts. Just wondering about the movement of the motor under your considerable torque and how close everything is.
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