Sounds like an interesting project! I wish I had an idea of what you are talking about, but I'm completely oblivious. I'm sure it'll be something amazing!
LOL man, well here's a clue:Sounds like an interesting project! I wish I had an idea of what you are talking about, but I'm completely oblivious. I'm sure it'll be something amazing!
Thanks for all the compliments guys. That bit of reassurance is good especially when I go so far out of the box and in most cases against most of the purists standards!
Dave I'm no welder but since you mention you wanna buy a welder I presume that you know about welding. Just had some critisizing comments on my thread over at Supramania about the welds on the whole work being terrible! Now as I said i'm no welder, but I've seen some rough welding. Apart from some rough patches on the collector, would you say that this work overall is bellow average?
I'm not looking for praises honestly, I just wanna know if what I rate satisfactory is actually not.
My genuine question applies to anyone that has welding skills and can see/understand more off this proof of work than I can as a not experienced with theoretical knowledge only person.
It's been a very long time since my last update but things have gotten really slow for the last couple of months. My mechanic decided to go real funny on me and he has not bothered working on the car for the last month or so, first taking a 10 day holiday that wasn't planned and 2 days after he returned he called sick for another 10 days :wtf: . So we had some :mm_twak:..."words" and after a big arguement I told him to f$*@k off and now I'm stranded, basically with no reliable mechanic in the horizon . As if this project wasn't really really tough as it was...
Anyway as a lame excuse of a progress update here's what I did about a tiny problem that appeared after having the downpipes done;
basically here's the problem:
you can see on the picture above that the rear downpipe is sitting real close to the block cooling pipe end. There's suppose to be a hose connected there but obviously there's no room anymore.
So I thought I should chop that pipe end from there, block it and relocate it at a point that is not obstructed. So here's what I did:
these pipes now are off to get sandblasted, powder coated and then back on the engine.
Here's an idea of where that pipe end is located after the mod:
Some off you may have realized that the relocated pipe end is now facing towards the opposite direction of where it should have had. Reason why is because I decided to relocate the whole cooling sensor thing that was originally mounted on the firewall right next to where that rear downpipe resides. I'll be using all the ma70 a/c components and that part (which I don't know how it's called but I hope you know which one I'm reffering to) is made of plastic and not metal as the stock mkii component so it would surely melt if kept on that stock position.
I'm using a rhd part that will be mounted on the opposite side of the firewall, right next to the brake booster, hence the pipe end is now facing that way.
I hope I haven't messed with the coolant circulation or any other thing the way I have these set.
I wish...More like NO projects since... 😔Moved on to other projects?
It is a great shame indeed!!!It's a shame that it's stays un-finish, un-driven, un-seen!
Well, keeping it on the lift kind of protect it, but does use a valuable car spot in the garage.
I really hope that one day it comes back up in your priority list, this car deserve to be driven and seen!
Thanks for the update 🤗