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Old 09-16-2004, 08:07 PM
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Just a couple pictures today. Today we cut out the separations between the runners so that the aircharge can move freely from the front to the back. These are just rough cuts but that's where all the work is. Because of the tight areas restraining where the cutting wheel would fit I had to disect the runners in chunks. The remainders of the cast walls and the ribs will be ground out smoothly.


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Old 09-16-2004, 08:11 PM
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That step looks like alot of work. Are you sure it wouldn't be eaisier to built a tubular manifold instead? Or something. Thats alot of cutting and rebuilding of the stock manifold.
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:16 PM
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I was thinking the same thing, but fashioning a completely new, durable manifold of superior quality would require more machinery and effort, not that present company lacks any effort.
I just think it would be harder.
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Old 09-17-2004, 10:16 AM
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look at it in the terms of home instalation. i would never be able to put that on my car. it would be like going to the hospital for a kidney transplant and getting a kidney in a brown paper bag. the docs like "oh its not that hard"
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look at it in the terms of home instalation. i would never be able to put that on my car. it would be like going to the hospital for a kidney transplant and getting a kidney in a brown paper bag. the docs like "oh its not that hard"
I am sure you would get a maniflod already done then you would send in yours for exchange. If not its still worth it .
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I am sure you would get a maniflod already done then you would send in yours for exchange. If not its still worth it .
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Old 09-17-2004, 11:35 AM
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ok, here's the other half with the separations between the runners cut out but not ground out smoothly yet. I'm leaving the grinding for the metal shop to do. They are actually doing the grinding and forming (forming is the shaping of the new pieces) tomorrow. And expect to weld it together on Monday (big metal shops batch aluminum and stainless welding jobs separately so that on any given day they are only doing one kind of metal). There is also normally a two week backlog of work but I'm fortunate enough to be able to jump ahead in que which greatly speeds up the process for us.


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Old 09-17-2004, 11:50 AM
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I am sure you would get a maniflod already done then you would send in yours for exchange. If not its still worth it .

so thats like me cuting out my old kidney and waiting six to eight weeks for a new one. works for me


seeing the manifold apart like that makes me want to 'carb' clean the inside of mine
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Old 09-17-2004, 02:37 PM
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These are pics of the jig that the intake will be welded on. The two cast sections taken from the old plenum are bolted to this jig when the new center section is welded in place. This both keeps everything lined up propperly and stopps the sections from being pulled out of level by welds.


This is the plate with the pilot holes drilled into it.


And here the holes have been redrilled to the propper bolt hole size.

Thought I'd take the opportunity of having the plate to illustrate the vertical space or lack there of.

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Old 09-17-2004, 03:04 PM
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It may have been asked but what supercharger do you plan on using?
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Michael,
What is that engine in the background of your latest pics?? Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the final product. Are they going to heli-arc or TIG the new pieces in?
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Old 09-17-2004, 06:14 PM
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What is that engine in the background of your latest pics??
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looks like a flat six fan boat... he is in florida. mike, hows the weather, are you worried about the impending storm(s)
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Good Lord, that's gonna be one sweet setup when it's done. Who woulda thunk to chop the intake manifold in pieces to fit the S/C.
The air must get to the heads somehow, so why not use as much of the original ports as possible? That is a good alternative for many reasons, reliability and cost being two.

The Chevy TPI -Tuned Port Injection- was and still is popular due to 'the look'. Retaining the cast, curved [TPI] SVX intake runners to bolt to the head preserves the character and essence of the engine. That's perfect!

I must concede that the visuals are better than a turbo under the car. A supercharger in or under the spider still has the SVX look, times ten!

Great work Michael! CARRY ON!

Does this mean you don't have time to drag test Stage II?

OR, Shall we anticipate the SVX 'MATCH RACE' of the ages?

Your Stage II against the first Stage III?
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