that is a good color. I am not a fan of the IM polishing.It’s by no means perfect but the itch to do something struck me after work today so I wiped down and taped off my rbc to get it painted up.I had read the header paint dries a more flat finish and is less prone to chipping or cracking so I figured I would give that a try. The valve cover and other bits will be black so I wanted to keep the manifold a somewhat oem silver color 👍 View attachment 102250 View attachment 102251 View attachment 102252 View attachment 102253 View attachment 102254
it is crazy how cheap new bolts are. I like the color on the water housing.Work has been busy, as well as the wife and I falling under the weather for a couple days so progress has been slow, but I did do a couple little things. Some new oem alternator bolts showed up, and I ended up getting the shifter mounted on its plate and the cables ran 👍if anyone needs part numbers for the shift fork boot,transmission studs for the mount or the alternator bolts I will have a pic included for that. View attachment 102640 View attachment 102641 View attachment 102642
I don't try to work when it rains. Like Forrest Gump said there are downward rains, sideways rains, and rains that come right up from the ground..lol That is the truth here ""on the edge of the earth" where I live on the Chesapeake Bay/ Atlantic Ocean.That would be tough, do you have a carport or anything to keep yourself out of the rain when you work ?
that looks so fresh brother. I love the black valve cover, Radium fuel rail, and the RBC paint job. I have a wrinkle black valve cover but I can't run it with my new set up because I have to weld -10 AN bungs to it.
red tags are the best. I just made a small order for more of them yesterday. I just can't get over how cheap some of the bolts and OEM parts are.
Nice header brother.Big thanks to @motox6 for the Rcrew header ! 👍 it was well protected for shipping and fits like a glove. Nice to have an authentic part for the build. @LotusElise im sure you’ll be happy to see this is a 4-2-1 as you suggested 😎 View attachment 102751 View attachment 102754 View attachment 102755 View attachment 102752
That engine is amazing. The trade knowledge in that room is above exceptional shear quality. I was contracted at NASA for many years to perform industrial mechanical piping systems, X-Ray welding, millwright, and rigging. I used to have some interesting security clearance.It were with industrial engines like the 16 cylinder engine from the series 4000 with the model name L64
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I was responsible for the alternation of load system (from intake till exhaust) as well as the ignition system (the first system able to deliver 50 kV peak while supporting the pre-chamber-spark plugs gently to more then 3000 h WOT operation, 350 USD/spark plug). At the 20 cylinder engine the harness has a distance of about 80 mm to the turbine housing, which has roughly 200 °C all day long, as these engines run 8000 h a year in WOT. Once we had a leakage at the flange of the turbine, so exhaust gases flow over the harness and melt it. It happened at a series end test and break in for a customer engine, that was easy to solve but a tough challenge for us engineers on the way to solution as the customer timeline was tough.
From there I know the harness can have huge loads. I know some turbo guys experienced melted harness. With an NA engine the temp.-load isn't that high, but 80 °C isn't it also a not too high capability. Just wanted to point on that.
BTW, this is a gas engine, running at 1.82 in lambda with about 4.5 bar of MAP, the combustion design process has similarity to race engines, because the idea for it was from me LOL .
Man that is clean. I like the black agenda lol...Got the engine harness put back in place, and the new heater core arrived yesterday. Next will be installing that and wrapping up the charge and conversion harnesses. With the weather I likely will have more time from work coming up to tackle these things and get the car on the road sooner than later 🤞 View attachment 103365 View attachment 103366
the advantages of X-ray welding is a piece of mind that there is zero defects in the weld's quality. It proves there is a code spec root weld with complete fusion without weld suck up. The X-rays will show improper starts and stops not having proper tie-in fusions. X-rays welds justify charging the big money.Wow, that sounds very interesting. What are the advantages of X-Ray welding? Focus concentration for specific height welds?
Yes, this black-silver-theme comes out very cool and serious 🆙. I really like it KBuilt!
Hey I have an upgrade shifter spring for the left side cable. It came off the Buddy Club Short Shifter I just bought. I can mail it for free
i have multiple sets. I prefer ones that are at least 6"-7" in total length. amazon has alot of them. just get a $30 to $40 set of 3-4 knifes.What kind of knives do you use ? Sounds like good fun.