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So I'm waiting to finish up the engine bay ducting until I finalize what hood I'm going to run. At this time it's not a priority.He sold/stopped the RSP plenum project if I remember correctly, but yeah, how about the stuff you were doing in the engine bay?
Thanks for the update, I was worried you had moved on to greener pastures. I only ever really come back here to see if there are updates to this build.
As far as greener pastures, I'm focused on saving for my retirement and buying some acreage. Building this civic is the most affordable way to satisfy my need to modify something.. I wouldn't mind a clean 2.8L 911 SC though...pretty affordable and pretty fun.
I would love to see the technique if you have a link to share. I have come up with a pretty easy way to build complex tubes with foam shaped around guides (usually circles I cut out of thin plastic). The guides serve as a reference line while I'm sanding so I keep the cylinder shape. The plastic is much more resistant to sanding than the foam.Looks good. I was watching something about fabricating carbon fiber tubes for intake manifold runners the other day. I liked the technique because the end result produced a consistent weave pattern along the curved and tapered tube.
Once I have the shape I'm looking for, and after multiple test fitments, then I wrap it in electrical tape. The electrical tape serves as a perfect barrier to the epoxy and carbon fiber (epoxy doesn't stick to the electrical tape). Once the epoxy sets, I pour acetone into the the end and it eats all the foam. I poke holes into the plastic along the way so the acetone can pass into each section. Once the foam is dissolved, then I simply pull out all the electrical tape and voila...a super light weight tube.
Honestly, I see all the work people put into the titanium pie cut intakes and the carbon fiber method I use seems so much easier and lighter weight.
Down the line, if I go Rotrex, I will fabricate all the induction tubing out of carbon fiber.
I really miss the forums because all this explanation is lost on social media. People don't care they just want to see a pretty picture.