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Old 09-24-2011, 04:09 PM   #26
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looks great
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #27
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looks great

Thanks, I've got about another hours work and I will have the coils mounted on the final bracket and will be installing them on my car for the ride home, I will post a few pictures of the installed and wired.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #28
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Here are a couple of pictures of completed brackets ( minus fiish), with coils and all wiring in place. Much cleaner than stock. I am working on hardware and a couple of mounts for the stock wiring so these can be offered as a bolt on kit for anyone interested. I will be posting them as a new product in the very near future. I'm hoppig to post some pics by next weeks end with mine completed, wrinkle black valve covers to maximize cooling and polished brackets. Coil covers may be in the future as well.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:24 AM   #29
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I think you need to start selling those strut covers. I'll take two red ones.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:38 AM   #30
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I think you need to start selling those strut covers. I'll take two red ones.

These strut covers?
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:54 AM   #31
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How did I miss that? Whenever it's convenient for you, I'll buy a set (hopefully with red powder coat).
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #32
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How did I miss that? Whenever it's convenient for you, I'll buy a set (hopefully with red powder coat).
I'll try to powder coat a set tomorrow I'll let you know how I make out .
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:11 PM   #33
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I'll try to powder coat a set tomorrow I'll let you know how I make out .
I'm sure they'll turn out great, just like the rest of your projects.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:11 PM   #34
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Had a chance to play with my coil mounts and valve covers. Went with black covers and polished coil mounts. From here I will do my heater hoses and then decide whats next but most likely I'll be staying underhood for a while.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #35
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While under my hood I decided to address my front facia at the same time as some of the components tie in together. I decided to scrap my Airaid CAI and design my own. I alread have air intake scoops on my lower facia and was going to weld in the mailslot but instead decide to tackle the functional mailslot issue and have succeeded. I have been taking some pics as I go along but will not be able to post them untill later.

I am trying to see if I can make the needed components in a way so this can be sold in kit form.

You will want to stay posted for this one.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:27 PM   #36
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #37
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Worked on the mail slut a bit. I was hoping to have the scoop tacked up today but I ran out of Argon so no more welding until next week, bummer.

This is what I've gotten done, roughed out the mail slot, the oppening is much bigger than you would think, modified the radiator support, fabricated the upper deflector, this directs the airflow to the radiator, when finished it will direct air into the scoop that will go to the CIA along with my lower to scoops. I will be building my own CIA that will completely isolate air intake from anywhere near the engine or radiator, totally fresh air intake. The biggest step now will be programing the outer frame and grill, this will be key in making the openning blend cosmetically.

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:28 PM   #38
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Worked on the scoop for the mail slot, couldn't do as much as I wanted because of running out of argon but the front and rear pieces are made and that's all I can do untill I tac them together. I did change the shape of the top baffle .I duct taped them together to give an idea of what it will look like, you will have to use your imagination a bit.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #39
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:38 PM   #40
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interested to see where you go with this

I better go someplace fast, I've got a big hole in the front of my car lol.

Acually I've got everything figured out, the only thing I have to decide on is if I am going to direct the air from the scoop to the original snorkel or if I am going to fabricate the filter housing and intake tube from scratch.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #41
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Hmmm, so would it be similar to a vararam, but with ram air instead of going over the radiator?
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #42
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Hmmm, so would it be similar to a vararam, but with ram air instead of going over the radiator?
If I design one from scratch I'm thinking of putting the filter housing behind the facia, there is so much space there. If I do this I may cut holes through the radiator support, one on each side , this will allow all three scoops to tie in together and leave the engine compartment much more open. It will also eliminate the bend in the intake tube. Because of this maf signals will be different so further tunning will be needed I'm quite certain
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #43
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Old 10-01-2011, 07:05 PM   #44
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This calls for moar popcorn
It's gonna take more than popcorn to get through this one.

Although this is a complicated unit as I go along I am also trying to figure out a way so the mail slot scoop can be installed by the average guy. So far it's a pice of cake. The most important piece will be the trim around the mail slot but I can't do anything with it untill the scoop is finished and fitted, hopefully by next week end.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:40 PM   #45
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Didn't have a chane to do too much today. I did remove the Airaid CAI and put back the stock unit. I needed to do this to gain access to some areas that were not accessable with the Airaid. I still have my two scoops from the facia attached. I snapped a quick photo of the snorkel and inlets, this will be discarded when I finish the new CAI as it will no longer be needed.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:17 PM   #46
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Got my Argon today so had a chance to do a bit more to my scoop. I got the top/back welded together, I am hoping to do the front tomorrow, once I fit that I will make the sides and weld it all together, what sucks now is that I will have to take the facia off to fit the scoop and finilize the routing of the intake tubes and decide on the filter housing, as of now I'm still thinking of putting the filter behind the facia completely isolating as much of the system as possible from the engine compartment, not that big of a deal except for the fact this is my DD so the facia will be coming off and on at least a million times.
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Taking the fascia off isn't too bad, but there are two screws (one on each side) way up near the top of the fender, they are the biggest PIA
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Taking the fascia off isn't too bad, but there are two screws (one on each side) way up near the top of the fender, they are the biggest PIA
I've had it off a few times already to do the heratige grille, my plate mount and lower two scoops,I have been leaving those two bolts out untill final assembly, it's just that this is a time consuming project and cannot be done all at once.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #49
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The mailslot scoop is about as far as I can go untill the facia comes off. Then I can fit it and weld the sides and fabricate the outlets. If everything goes right I'll get to it this weekend. If so I will post pics of the scoop mounted in the mailslot. From there I will do the trim/grille and start working on the filter housing. Here are a couple of quick shots of the scoop, no the duct tape isn't permanent. lol.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:53 PM   #50
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Finished the mailslot scoop today. I decided to leave it open on the bottom. This will allow more airflow to the radiator as well as to the filter housing. I ordered the filter I will be using, when it comes in I will make the filter housing and then finish the CAI. The photo's below show the scoop finished, still need to make the grille but at this time it's not that important, and the template for the CAI.
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