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Old 07-23-2002, 08:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy ganzflow stage II help

well, last night while I was cutting the airbox w/ my dremel,for some reason i wasn't thinking very clearly and made some un-even cuts while enlarging the hole to a 3" diameter. The metal sleeve fit in the hole whith several slight gaps in between it that were to large to fill with the JB weld I was using to secure the sleeve to the airbox. so, for some reason, i decided to fill the holes with (yes, you can laugh now) high-temp fireplace morter (my rationale was that it would be better than caulk b/c it could withstand much higher temperatures), waited for it to dry, then coverd it with the JB weld i used to secure the sleeve to the airbox. Looks pretty ghetto, which doesn't bother me. however, I am worried about maintaining vacume pressure and am pondering on ordering a new airbox as a back-up, but seeing as though that wouldn't exactly be cheap, I am still trying to salvage this one and get it to work. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:59 AM   #2
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I might be the only one to say that Shiat happens. You fixed by using your brain and I wouldn't lose any sleep over the vacuum. As long as it is before the filter you don't have a problem. The mortar was a good idea. I would have added a little glue in the mix to give it flexibilty (resistant to the vibes) but the JB weld will help to keep it covered and the space will still be filled. Don't think down on yourself. You just fabbed something for your car and learned something at the same time. You are the man.

Keep up the good work and remember, measure twice cut once.

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P.S. If you feel bad about the fabbing, cut it out and do it again. That is the good thing about fabbing. You fabbed it the first time and you can fab it again. And again. And again.

(No that cross member was the correct fit the FIRST time I tried. I swear.)
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Old 07-23-2002, 10:07 AM   #3
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Go to Walmart and buy some epoxy. Pull the ganzflow pipe out of the stock plenum. Scrape all that weld and morter crap off leaving a nice rough surface on the metal face that will be secured to the plenum. Also scrape the inside perimter of the hole you cut in the plastic plenum box. Run a bead of epoxy around the rough perimeter of the ganzflow and around the inside perimeter of the hole in the plenum. Slide the ganzflow in positioning it properly to fit in the fender well. Then put nice globs of the epoxy in the unfilled openings from the uneven circle cut you made. After the epoxy dries is should be an air tight seal. If you want to do more run a bead of cauke on the outside of the ganzflow/plunum box epoxy connection to make sure there is an air tight seal.

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Old 07-23-2002, 10:21 AM   #4
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I was thinking of taking it off this morning, but the damn thing is on like a rock, which should be a good thing. I know that the mortor i used may become brittle and succumb to engine vibrations, which is why is was partially mixed with the jb weld and only used to fill in the gaps, not sucure the sleeve to the airbox. I did use sheet metal to cover one of the larger gaps, and thatseems to e a fine fit. My main concern was maintaining vac, and i did think about caulk on the outside, but would it be able to withstand the temp in the engine bay?
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Old 07-23-2002, 10:42 AM   #5
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You could always do what I did, make it 4" instead of 3". I used 4" inner diameter PVC and JB Weld. Just a thought...



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Old 07-23-2002, 11:00 AM   #6
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I did mine at 3" and I don't think I could go any bigger. The intake tube can be enlarged, but why when the sleeve cannot be larger than 3" and the throttle body is smaller than 3"? I respect what you've all done to your cars, and I hope you don't take this personal. This stage 2 mod does help with the engine not straining too hard to get a good vacuum. Have fun with your mod.
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Old 07-24-2002, 10:30 AM   #7
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Well, I threw everything in last night, and i do have vacum! The only problem i encounterd was getting the intake tube to fit the airbox elbow b/c I didn't put the elbow far enough into the airbox. However, I managed to get both peices to fit in the rubber connector, and even though they don't match up evenly, it still works. I'll probably re-fab everything when i don't need to drive my car for a few days, (most likely when college starts up again) but for now it works just fine.
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