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Post by TOONGA » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:01 pm

RSR 555 wrote:Stick with Aluminium
You spring the 300 + dollars for the custom made Aluminium radiator and I will. :)

The Aluminium ones on Ebay have plastic end tanks and as that radiator dosen't have a filler cap I wouldn't be able to use one of them without adding a pressurised reservoir.

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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:15 pm

TOONGA wrote:You spring the 300 + dollars for the custom made Aluminium radiator and I will. :)

The Aluminium ones on Ebay have plastic end tanks and as that radiator dosen't have a filler cap I wouldn't be able to use one of them without adding a pressurised reservoir.

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Don't need custom, just buy a XT6 aluminium one
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Post by TOONGA » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:29 pm

RSR 555 wrote:Don't need custom, just buy a XT6 aluminium one
It would be cheaper to buy a custom made one :)

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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:47 pm

TOONGA wrote:It would be cheaper to buy a custom made one :)

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At least a custom made one would last longer that the car if you keep replacing your coolant
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Post by TOONGA » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:50 pm

Does sea water work as coolant?

And we both know that Jet car will eventually succumb to its rust :(

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Post by RSR 555 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:04 pm

TOONGA wrote:Does sea water work as coolant?

And we both know that Jet car will eventually succumb to its rust :(

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Sea water is one of the best coolants for heat transfer.. so you should use it :rolleyes:

Unfortunately Jetcar and Honeycomb are just as crippled and bad shape as their owners ;)
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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:38 pm

So why is my vortex up on ramps over a pit?

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With Dougs much appreciated help and patience, we were going to put these headers on to make a custom exhaust but the didn't clear the crossmember or the bottom hose.

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So out came the reciprocating saw.

from this

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to this

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Those factory headers never saw it coming :)

repairing a crack

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tacking pipes together

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Post by TOONGA » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:41 pm

more tacking

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Doug welding while I act as the vice

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The finished product

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Installed and running like a dream
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Sounds great, but sadly the video I took this afternoon was too distorted to use.

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Post by NachaLuva » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 am

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Now thats a UEL! :twisted:
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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:32 am

NachaLuva wrote:Now thats a UEL! :twisted:
Yep and Doug did a great job I owe him big time for this.

NachaLuva wrote: Love the badge lol :cool:
Sadly that was the only part of the turbo headers that woulld fit :)

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Post by Subydoug » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:31 am

No worries mate, she sounded sweeeeeeeeet! To anyone thinking of doing this I would suggest a second pair of std headers. We ended up cutting the flange off of one and spinning it 180 degrees. I should make one for the wagon, but I think Il use new stainless, just so I can tig it.

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Post by TOONGA » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:26 pm

I would suggest either the second set of headers or as Doug said when we were making the headers, cut the bends off the factory headers and mate the two shorter tubes to the new pipes.

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Post by NachaLuva » Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:41 pm

Can you post a side on pic of the headers so we can see how the short side blends in?

Really impressed with this. It would give an awesome boxer rumble :twisted:

Have you noticed any change in engine performance?
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Post by TOONGA » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:01 pm

Ok short side isn't pretty but is functional

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As for change in performance it sounds faster :)

I seem to be driving a bit more like a yobbo as it sounds great.

Still no usable video sorry.

I spent this afternoon chasing a fuel pump relay gremlin, only to have the problem solved by changing relays around and tugging on a couple of wires.

Very professional :rolleyes:

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Post by NachaLuva » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:43 pm

May not be pretty but looks strong & more importantly no leaks! :D
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