Unpainted intake with just clear coat

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16 Mar 2011 13:33 #3989 by 928mac
Has anyone stripped their intake to the shiny finish and then just clear coated it?

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19 Mar 2011 00:15 #4041 by Kiln_Red
I think polishing it would look a lot higher quality. It would probably last longer than rattle can clear, too.

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19 Mar 2011 12:05 #4045 by 928mac
Here is the progress.

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19 Mar 2011 15:27 #4047 by mm928
Wow - that is looking SWEET!!!!! I have no patience right now to have mine not drive-able for any real length of time. You are going to have a great ride when you are done! I tend to agree with polishing as well as long as the finish stays nice. I would be afraid the clear coat would age under the hood with all that heat etc.

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19 Mar 2011 15:39 #4048 by SeanR
Looks really good Brad.

Curious though, what fuel lines are you going to be using with those fuel rails? I have a safety reason for asking. Had a couple of customers that had issues with the braided ones that I am thinking you might use.

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19 Mar 2011 18:59 #4051 by 928mac

Looks really good Brad.

Curious though, what fuel lines are you going to be using with those fuel rails? I have a safety reason for asking. Had a couple of customers that had issues with the braided ones that I am thinking you might use.


Thanks for asking Sean.
I bought the 928ms ones and I think that is what you are talking about.

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I have been doing a lot of research and Hilton pointed me to the thread where Carl was posting about them.

I have done a basic test fit but have not done any measurements or thinking beyond that.

I was thinking of grinding the radius area on the intake, above the injector hole just enough to support a washer if one can be fitted above the fat washer on the injector.

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I would have to custom hand fit everything but my idea was to stop the injector from traveling to deep into the bore.
I would be able to mount and secure the rail at a hight that will allow room for expansion.

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OK maybe I got off topic because you asked about the lines.

The problem I have with the lines are the thread fit.
I don't like it because it is to large and the ends do not thread in deep enough, IMO.
I can not see how they will stay tight and over time will pull the threads out.
I would return them If I thought I could replace them with a better fitting product.

I may epoxy the black fittings into the rail.

Am I on the right direction Sean.

Again Thanks
Brad

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20 Mar 2011 12:03 #4067 by SeanR
You are on the right track. :D

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