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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2015, 09:05:30 AM »

I made a decision, a tool and some progress.

I cut one of the bushings to size and test fitted it with the ARP bolt.
It's fine.

I made a tool from steel tubing. I found a piece that needed slight
opening on the ID and then cut the angle according to the sample bushing.

All I had to do was press the Aluminum into the steel sleeve and cut it as close as possible.
After that I tidied it up on the belt sander.

It all took time but came out OK IMO. smiley


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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2015, 09:07:47 AM »

I've still got one side to do plus the four smaller bushings that run at
a different angle.

I'll get on the rest tomorrow. I'm bushed. wink cheers


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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2015, 10:17:48 AM »

That is a good solution, Mike. I'd use washers under the heads of those bolts, though.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2015, 11:02:06 PM »

There are washers Neil. wink
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2015, 11:35:31 PM »

I should have known that, Mike.

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2015, 05:46:13 AM »

Neil, they're difficult to see in the photos.

I have an old phone and it doesn't take the best pics.

I'm done with making all the bushings. cheers


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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2015, 05:50:55 AM »

The next step is to set up the block with the heads
aligned and use some same thickness material instead of gaskets.

Once all is correct I'll take the dummy motor to Duncan so he can weld
the components.

I'm happy with the way the bushings turned out seeing as all I had were
the steel jigs and the belt sander. I got very lucky on the fit IMO.


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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2015, 07:22:27 AM »

It's looking good Mike.   All that hand work is slow going.

Now you know why all the big fabrication shops have all those machines . . . . . .

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« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2015, 08:35:32 AM »

Fantastic work, Mike.  I'm still amazed you're doing all this by yourself. 
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2015, 08:45:10 AM »

Thanks for showing the way --- I hope to be going down this road soon when I build an intake for an Iron head LS motor
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2015, 11:32:15 PM »

Thanks guys. cheers

I'd hazard a a guess this is one of the only sheet metal manifolds being made over here.

The big shops don't have the time or the inclination to take on Mickey Mouse projects.

I'm learning as I go  and the ideal situation would be to have a really good machine to weld Aluminum
but I only have 220v house hold power. The good machines are all 380v but I'm still useless at Ally welding.

Tom Burkland suggested a few mods to the intake and I will incorporate them in the future.
Next step is to fabricate the 8 runners. Not for the meek I guess.

Mike, no one shows up here. Not a soul. Local interest is at zero. I work like you do only with a little more space in the shop.
I really thought guys over here would be queuing up to get involved.

Past experience showed that as soon as you make it big, they come. These guys just want to wear the uniform and pose. grin grin grin grin grin
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2015, 04:26:22 AM »

what uniform  huh   grin
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« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2015, 10:08:35 PM »

The team shirt Sparky. We won't go out there looking like a bunch of hip hop artists. grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2015, 10:48:07 PM »

Mike...I take an XL size shirt.....My pal Crazy Bob is about the same size. We could pose up a storm over here, maybe use an enlarged pic of the `Liner as a backdrop..... grin grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2015, 09:42:58 PM »

Paul, the shirts are the sleeve and collar type worn by pro teams.
We still have to choose the brand we'ere going with.
BTW, My crew (so far) are also big guys. Not one under 6', 200lbs.

Let's see what happens. If I hit the jackpot I'll have more shirts made for sure. wink
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