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20 minutes ago, CosKev said:

Look great.

How have you decided the height of the stacks?

Just going as high as you can in the space?

 

Yeah pretty much. I've gone as long as possible overall whilst allowing for a 20-25mm clearance between bell mouth and underside of the filter and the 15mm thick filter foam. There is scope for 15mm more runner length if I end up going to a airbox instead but we'll see. 

 

I could have had a shorter lower piece and a longer stack but then the round to oval transition would have been very sharp. But then again I think it's the overall runner length that's important. 

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A socially distanced pass 

Well after 8 months with no westy in the garage I'm now the proud (Well ish) owner of  a lot of parts that may well, one day, end up drivable  A cheeky eBay bid later (not expecting to win mind) a

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After I'd printed the full bank set I thought I'd better assemble up on the engine as although everything had been trialled in sections not with all the seals in place. Unfortunately this brought up an assembly issue with the sealing o rings. 

 

When pressing the bodies into the lower adapters the o rings were riding up due to the profile on the throttle bodies. Doh. 

 

So some trial and error prints ensued along with different size orings. Ended up with a smaller o ring and a sloped section on the adapter which resulted in the seal staying put and compressing well. Hard to see in the print below

 

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Also after that little faux pas I also dropped one of the sets of throttle bodies and cracked it. Lucky they are only 20 quid a set! Although the replacement set looked like they had done a fair bit of work

 

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So all the new adapters now printed and all test fitted

 

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And a backplate roughly cut out. 

 

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With regards to the bodies. The outlet starts to shape to oval and has a small lip after the butterfly. 

 

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Heres the lip

 

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So my thoughts are do I leave it as designed or do I smooth the lip and open up the outlet?

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I would leave it as is, the lip will induce a slight turbulence into the airflow which will aid atomisation and the slight restriction will accelerate the airflow. Originally there would have been a lot of research into the flow dynamics and smoothing it all out can do more harm than good. It’s the same ideas as when flow porting heads.

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CosKev
48 minutes ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

 

 

 

 

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They look great,nice job😎👌

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16 hours ago, Gary Taylor - Scotland AO said:

I would leave it as is, the lip will induce a slight turbulence into the airflow which will aid atomisation and the slight restriction will accelerate the airflow. Originally there would have been a lot of research into the flow dynamics and smoothing it all out can do more harm than good. It’s the same ideas as when flow porting heads.

 

I would agree just on the basis the designers at keihin know far more about what they're doing than some numpty in his garage armed with a dremel 😁

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CosKev

How are you getting on?👍

 

Been expecting a video with some nice noise for atleast a week.......😁

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Haha. I currently have about 5 ‘projects’ on the car running concurrently, i really need to get at least 1 finished:d

 

Although I’m currently having to work away from home and with a 6 hour drive each end of the week, so time is non existent for this month and probably next, which may lead to putting the old inlet back on and putting the TBs on the back burner as I’d rather be driving it than faffing with it come the spring.

 

hows your mental creation coming along @CosKev must be running by now?

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4 hours ago, Steve (sdh2903) said:

hows your mental creation coming along @CosKev must be running by now?

 

No not yet, surprising how long it takes making up parts 😏

Gone over to a full size alternator to sort the voltage issues,so had to make up new mounts for that. 

Fitted a CWA400 Pierburg water pump,that needed a new bracket as the mounts were totally different to the CWA200🤦‍♂️.

Most of the stuff is made now though,so need to decide on coating for the manifolds etc then swap the engines over.

 

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