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Old 06-28-2008, 01:58 AM   #276
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So shall i wrinkle black the APS CAI intake too?

You should. It would look that much better.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:58 AM   #277
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Yeah, might do that.

Im going blow-thru on my FMIC piping so might junk the APS alltogether and make a custom setup.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:48 AM   #278
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Have you had a chance to try ou those big brakes in Germany yet?
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:57 AM   #279
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Another thing ive been hunting high and low for recently is a genuine JDM long runner Spec C intake manifold. These are like rocking horse ****e, and if you are lucky enough to find one, generally people are not willing to sell them.
are they really that hard to find in the UK? we used to order and ship them out quite often at my last job
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:39 AM   #280
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metallic gray pipes and intake with an oem red manifold?
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:23 AM   #281
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Have you had a chance to try ou those big brakes in Germany yet?
In Germany but not at the ring yet, i will do once my engine is in and done

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are they really that hard to find in the UK? we used to order and ship them out quite often at my last job
Yes mate, theyre like hens teeth

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metallic gray pipes and intake with an oem red manifold?
Sounds good buddy, food for thought maybe?
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:24 AM   #282
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Manifold mid prep now. 99% of the original paint gone, i'll bead blast it tomorrow and then prep for paint when it turns up.

If only i had the time and inclination to polish it lol

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:39 AM   #283
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May have addressed it already, but how do you get the car to the Ring? Isn't that an 8-9 hour drive there from eastern UK? I have family in Romney Marsh, Kent...been to Essex a few times and it is beautiful, you are lucky...awesome build too man. Keep the manifold red.
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:53 AM   #284
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frayz - I swear you and Paulie must be related in some way. 99% of NASIOC would have just installed that Spec C intake manifold w/o even blinking an eye, but because of a couple marks, you grind the entire thing down to be repainted.

But hey, I guess that's why your cars are the ones we all drool over. I'm just amazed at the level of detail and perfection you are willing to constantly strive for. Keep it up mate!

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Old 06-28-2008, 12:00 PM   #285
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May have addressed it already, but how do you get the car to the Ring? Isn't that an 8-9 hour drive there from eastern UK? I have family in Romney Marsh, Kent...been to Essex a few times and it is beautiful, you are lucky...awesome build too man. Keep the manifold red.
Yeah its not too bad, i drive to the ring. It takes me approx 1.5 hours to get to Folkstone where we get the Eurotunnel to Calais. From Calais at a steady 80/90mph it takes about 4.5 hours to the ring. That inc wee wee stops and gas

Next time youre in Essex, look me up

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frayz - I swear you and Paulie must be related in some way. 99% of NASIOC would have just installed that Spec C intake manifold w/o even blinking an eye, but because of a couple marks, you grind the entire thing down to be repainted.

But hey, I guess that's why your cars are the ones we all drool over. I'm just amazed at the level of detail and perfection you are willing to constantly strive for. Keep it up mate!

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Man , just to be mentioned with Paulie in the same sentance is damn cool. He has been my inspiration for some of the things on my car and really look up to his levels of attention to detail. Im always striving to make the jobs i do as perfect as possible because i just wouldnt be happy any other way.

Yes it is hard and costly, and yeah it gets me down. Sometimes i think i want to sell, but when i do get it right its always worth the effort.

Thanks for your comments buddy. And thanks for reading my thread
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Old 06-28-2008, 12:37 PM   #286
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:46 PM   #287
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I have no idea how I haven't seen this thread before. Jesus, that's a hell of a bugeye.
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Old 06-29-2008, 11:33 AM   #288
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Got a bit more done today guys.

I managed to bead blast the manifold so it nows has an even finish all over. I oil stoned all the machined faces too so they are all flat and true.
It was then re-washed and masked up for some paint.

Im looking to get it looking as close to original as possible so i took the time to mask all the machined faces apart from some which i think would look better painted. It then got a light coat of etch primer and a light dusting of red basecoat. This should provide a good base for the crinkle red finish.

I'll leave it to dry for a day or so now before i put on the wrinkle finish top coat









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Old 06-29-2008, 11:36 AM   #289
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^good work, keep it commin
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Old 06-29-2008, 05:23 PM   #290
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It will look better once its had its proper top coat of the wrinkle finish.

This is just to act as a base
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #291
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Mr postman has been and no sign of my crinkle red paint yet. He did happen to bring my new engine/gearbox mount kit though

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Old 06-30-2008, 10:43 AM   #292
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i've seen those on ebay, and always wondered if they were actually more than just stockers with a new sticker.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:11 PM   #293
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There is quite a repuatable company here in the Uk stocking them and theyre noticeably stiffer than the OEM items even just feeling them in your hands.

The comapny who is stocking them run numerous competition cars all running the Hardrace mounts and all have proven to be good and reliable in tough conditions.

I thought id give them a try.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:23 PM   #294
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Today saw a little more progress.

I inspected the block and measured the bores on 8 points on each bore, i also measured the main bearing liners in situe so i could calculate the crankshaft running clearances.
Once all that was sorted i washed the block in the hotwash, oiled the bores and bagged it ready for assembly.

Another note, i colected my clutch today from Mocom.

Its a new Exedy Hyper twin plate. It comes with 2x 6 puck cerametalic driveplates, flywheel bolts, a lightened billet flywheel and the prettiest pressure plate available lol.

Im taking the time to show you guys now as it wont ever bee seen lol

I put it on the scales just for fun, the complete assembley comes in a a featherweight 10.2kg




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Old 07-01-2008, 10:08 PM   #295
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Beautiful. Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #296
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nice! I miss 220 outlets, It charged my mp3 player and laptop in no time!
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:50 AM   #297
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Lol, yeah you guys run 110v dont ya?

That would do my head in lol
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:58 AM   #298
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Mr postman was a hppy chappy today as not only did he have my wrinkle red paint, but also my new RAYS extended wheelnuts.

Cant begin to tell you how light these are, im really impressed with their quality.



But the bit you all want to see is the manifold. Well here it is having just been de-masked. There are one or 2 bits that i will have to clean where the paint bled a little on some edges but on the whole im quite pleased.

Looks almost new and theres no telling where the casting lines or original bosses were that i ground off were.

Enjoy




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Old 07-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #299
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Damn looking good man.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #300
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Cheers buddy, i think it looks pretty damn close to OEM
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