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Porks bike carbs and boost project

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Thought I'd start this to stop posting lots of threads about different things

So after selling my last car to pay vet bills, I've been eager to get another car

Last car:
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The reason for the sale:
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All better now :)

So, the plan for this build is bike carbs and boost, all sourced with free stuff I get from jobs, cheap stuff from eBay, and the knowledge off what people have done on the Internet, learn as you build :D

........but, I have no car yet as the mrs wants to buy it for me for my birthday in October (says it will stop me destroying the house with DIY projects when I'm bored)

.......but hasn't stopped me from getting a start with things.

So far I have bought

Cbr600 carbs
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K11 hubs
Anti roll bars
1.2 head

Carbs were in a bit of a state
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So dismantled
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Cleaned up and rebuilt
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Next was make template for plenum

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Then cut from some free steel
 

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Cut some exhaust tube to attach to bike carbs, also got free blue pipe from sfs performance as I service there air compressor :)

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Got some flanges made up by firm over the road

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Bought a welder too :D

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First thing I've ever welded

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Took a few practice goes, but now getting a lot easier......and neater:)
 
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This arrived today too

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Only cost £21.50 :D

No play front to back, tiny tiny bit of side to side

Your thoughts

Still got these from last micra, so may get these banded at some points

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......and pic of the tit head dog

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Looking good mate! RE: the welding - jumping straight in is the way to do it! :p

What's your plan for the ARBs?
 
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Tbh iv jus finished welding the plenum, it looks pretty shoddy, but I kinda like the way it looks :) it's honest lol
Really should of practiced first, but sod it
Function over form shall we say ;)

Plans for arb's will be pretty much what machi San done with his, k11 hubs with k10 wish bones drilled to take arb, heard I may need k11 track rod ends too
Rear will need plates welding on for drop links and other bushes

Now iv bought a welder I can attempt all these little jobs, the way I see it, if I was to pay someone else to do it, would of cost twice the price of the mig

Iv got loads of mandrel bends coming soon too to attempt an exhaust manifold, but really need the car to space everything out
 
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After pressure testing the last plenum, finding loads of leaks, grinding down welds, re-welding, I've given up with the box shape and scraped it, didn't look that nice either, il right it off as practice with the welder ;)

So, plenum mk2

3 inch pipe

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Drill holes to accept 57 mm exhaust pipe

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Weld on stack

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This is all I've managed to do today, but a lot neater and better looking

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Hopefully have it done end of next week, limited time allowed in the workshop, wish I had a garage :(

Also gunna have to find another turbo, has a massive crack in exhaust housing, also the chap who sold it never said he had snapped some studs in it, which are impossible to remove

Still waiting on 45 degree bends to arrive to make inlet manifold


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lookin good neil :) you should be able to remove those studs with the welder mate, if you weld a blob onto the stud at full power, then weld a nut onto the blob, and the heat will free it off
 
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Cheers :)

Practice helps!!


Haven't got a pic of the crack, but it's uder the wastegate, couple of mm wide!

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I've tried a stud extractor but dint work, ended up squashing the stud I used that much force

Was only £21.50, I can se it to mock up the exhaust at least until I fid. another turbo


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Welds are ok but look a bit big and blobby and there doesn't look like much heat has come through to the inside face - maybe turn the voltage up a bit if you can :).
 
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Got some more work done today

Finished off the rest of the inlet pipes

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This is the crack I have, what you reckon, jus weld it up?

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Also, managed to find the correct elbow for the turbo....from a r5 gt turbo

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Got figaro manifold coming in couple of weeks too

Still waiting on 45 bends, suppliers messed up....apparently. Bloody eBay!!
 
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Cheers! First bit of fabricating iv done really, pleased with it so far.

Still trying to dismantle turbo tho!
 
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Got these today, not great but will have to do

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Getting correct angles was tricky

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Just tacked it altogether for now, gunna weld it all up during the week

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Hopefully should all work nicely once put together

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All welded up now........but it's warped a bit :(

Should of made a jig or something, live and learn

Should be able to heat it up and tweak it back

Anyways, here it is, quite pleased with myself

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I told ya, you need to crank the heat up a bit ;).
 
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I told ya, you need to crank the heat up a bit ;).

Yeah, I did that, didnt realise my gas regulator wasn't working at all, much nicer welds when the gas is flowing :)


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Just with cordless drill and 57,mm hole cutter from work, nothing special, all our tools are cheap stuff :)


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Got car today!

50,000 miles, years mot, 6 months tax

£350 :D

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Il post some more tomorrow in the daytime.

Adventurous drive back to say the least.

Didn't miss a beat on 80 mile drive, but a year without drivin an old car shows!

No ABS, and skinny tires with no grip in the rain = brown trouser moment!

Happy chapter tho!
 
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So here's a few picks of when I got it home

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Had a little clean up, took faded stickers off and manky bump strips, and binned the hubcaps

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That's what the missus liked to! Bout the only thing she likes about it, some people have no taste ;) probably why she's with me in the first place :D


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Yeah think so, been reading up on it and seems simple enough, trigger wheel on crank pulley, sensor, ford edis4, megajolt.......job done :)


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Haha, Ez on paper I suppose, have to wait and see


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For figaro manifold delivered on Friday

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But....big crack in it :(
Can this be fixed or is it no good?

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Weld repair on back has crack in it to, can I grind it right back and fill it in with a good weld?

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I would dig into the crack with a grinder, and then arcweld personally mate :) (all on the outside)
 
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