Well I had inspiration looking at a v6 engine bay a while ago and the thing that stood out was those chrome inlet tubes so having a spare inlet plenum and manifold it got the artistic side of me thinking.
So I have started to trim out the webbing in the castings and go for a sweeping pipe look not seen anyone else try this so I like to be original with my ideas.
What's the consensus should have it finished tomorrow night hopefully will put some more pics up.
There is a significant difference in the bores matching where the manifold joins the plunum.
The rubber joints
All in all im pretty happy with the results so far still got some elbow grease to throw at it but it should look rather nice when on the car.
Im having an engine swap in August at AUTOCASA in Coventry so im giving Enzo the owner some nice parts to put in while hes doing the swap.
My recent engine rebuild and gearbox rebuild are going in cant wait to see how it runs and looks. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
Dont think im going to polish it i really like the matt look.
Did think of powder coat but i like its current look.
Have port matched the inlet manifold gasket to the manifold as it was horrendous same goes to the joins between the plenum and manifold used one of the rubber pipe joints as a template as this was also not inline.
So many horses to be had just from poor casting and finishing off.
Not heard about that swampy but will look into it.
I was thinking that the air should be able to flow alot easier around it now.
Maybe that's the idea of the rubber couplings to isolate the heat from the plenum