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Re: WBU

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:21 pm

Excellent progress. :thumbup:
they would have to take the engine out to change the manifold over


:eh: ??????? Never heard that one before ????????
Maybe some of the "more technically minded" members will be able to enlighten us on that one.
Plans for 2013 ?????
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Re: WBU

Post by Brunty » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:03 pm

Great wheels ;)

That suspension combo is great also. The Bilstein dampers are brilliant.

I presume that they're scared to undo the manifold nuts for fear of snapping a stud/have snapped a stud. Not a great reason for removing the engine though! Never had a problem with them myself.
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Re: WBU

Post by mattdc » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:17 pm

Thanks for the replies :D

Plans for 2013 regarding the car atm are: get the exhaust system on :mrgreen: some cosmetic work (mainly paint) and get this ol' boy on

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in case it's not obvious (becuase i wouldn't know any better) it's a Weber :D

I'll have to look into a method of getting the exhaust on, being relatively clueless I can't really do it myself.
But you fellas believe the manifold can be installed without taking the engine out?
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Re: WBU

Post by Brunty » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:23 am

Sometimes you need to remove the lower strut brace (if you have one) and off side drive shaft.
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Re: WBU

Post by mattdc » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:07 pm

Brunty wrote:Sometimes you need to remove the lower strut brace (if you have one) and off side drive shaft.
ok cool, thanks. i'm quite sure i have no braces, guessing i have a drive shaft tho :lol:

what conditions might make removing the drive shaft a prerequisite? and is that tricky?
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Re: WBU

Post by Brunty » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:26 pm

Some 4 branch manifolds seem to need a little more space to get up/drop out, the standard cast one comes out no problems as it splits in the middle. I tend to have a go, and then unbolt the driveshaft if necessary. You don't need to remove it completely - undo the bottom ball joint and the inner cv joint and it'll fall away giving enough clearance.
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Re: WBU

Post by mattdc » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:50 am

ok, thanks for the info, i'll bare that in mid and let the garage know and hopefully we'll have no issues
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Re: WBU

Post by Brunty » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:23 am

I'd have hoped that the garage would have figured that out in 7 months ;)
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Re: WBU

Post by ianaudia4 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:16 pm

7 months :o
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Re: WBU

Post by mattdc » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 pm

haha no no the garage where i bought and had the suspension fitted said that they would need to have the engine out to do the manifold, since then the exhaust and manifold has been in the shed as i've been away from home. However!... (at another garage) i has the exhaust fitted yesterday and got the car back today, they apparently had a bit of a job to get the manifold on but the system is all in! sounds pretty sweet too :D
i'll post up some pics tomorrow, it's too dark now :)
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