My caddy build and face lift

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by Celticrsmith » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:03 pm

Wow! 8)

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 am

Another update on the new inlet manifold.
I have now finnished the lower and mid sections.
I made them bolt together with flanges that can easily be got to from the top which makes getting at the turbo and pipework downtime back of the engine much easier.
I have surfaced all the faces of the flanges on my head skimming machine after welding to make sure they are dead flat. And I have matched all the gasket faces and ported it all to match the head. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by james400 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:59 pm

All coming along now how you getting on with the tig welder ?

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:26 pm

Brilliant. Like riding a bike, u get a bit rusty but soon get to grips with it again.



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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:27 pm

Next stage of the manifold complete now with all the ends of the inlet tubes trumpet shaped where they meet the plenum chamber and the main part of the plenum welded on. ImageImage


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:01 pm

Finnished the next stage tonight so not long till it’s finnished now ImageImageImage

The body shop have also finnished all the plastic welding on the new front bumper so I will get some pics before the weekend to post up


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Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:44 am

Starting to get the engine all built up with the box and ancillaries today and hopefully get it in on the mounts by tonight Image


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:05 pm

Like how that manifold is coming along

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:06 pm

Engine all built up and my manifold just clears the bolt in bulkhead.
There are a few little mods to make and tidying up but I think it’s going to work wellImageImageImageImage


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:22 pm

What's the height like for clearance under the bonnet?

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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:49 pm

Loads of clearance for the bonnet it’s the bolt in bulkhead section that covers in the ecu and wiper linkage section that it’s close to but I can sort it


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:53 pm

Ahh fair enough... Are you leaving the manifold like that or maybe polishing it or something else

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Post by KenTDI140 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:22 pm

I’ve got a bit more welding to do and a support bracket to make.
I did a test on a small area yesterday and found that the wire wheel on my bench grinder does a pretty good job of shining it up so I was going to flat the welds down a bit then buff it all up with the wire wheel
If it still looks a bit crap I could make a cover for it but I’m hoping I can make it look good enough.


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by KenTDI140 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:28 pm

Got most of the engine refit work finished today Image


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Re: My caddy build and face lift

Post by torque777 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Looks great, be interesting to see the gains from this

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