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I already started a post on V6power.net , but I figured I would let you guys on to what I have going this winter. I ultimately am going to be turbo charged, but I got tired of waiting around to collect all the parts and cost so much, when last year I attained an M112 from a Ford Lightning, and I havent touched it. I figured its been sitting around enough now, and I also get antsy in the winter without being able to drive my baby, so I'm going to stick it on there in the spring. For now, I will be fabricated the intake manifold and piping. It's going to stick up high...I mean HIGH. Like "hot-rod hole through the hood" style high. I've got a spare hood I'll cut a hole in.

I'm going to cut the top off of the SC lower intake and raise it about 2-3/4" and make a flat top surface for the blower, and the inlet plenum will bolt on top of that, which will have to be custom. Myy dry ZEX nitrous and a custom CryO2 setup will keep it all cool on the 1/4mi runs, or when I see certain PSI levels. Here's an example photo I free handed with my sketch pad in PhotoShop:



I originally had planned on it sitting just this high, but the fuel rail did not clear this, so the blower will not have to sit about 1-3/4" higher than these pics show, and it will sit completely above the fuel rail. I may end up getting billet fuel rails to have more clearance and more flexability on where to run the crossover lines and pressure regulator.











Here is the intake, I had today off so I cut it all out. Took quite some time. I'll be going around all the edges, of course, smoothing out around the bolt bosses and bell-mouthing the port inlets some more. The V deflector will also be removed. The mounting bolts to the head will be counter-sunk for more clearance on the walls.









I can only post 10 images per post I guess...
http://members.tccoa.com/thomas/M112onaV6/DSCF0724.jpg

http://members.tccoa.com/thomas/M112onaV6/DSCF0725.jpg

http://members.tccoa.com/thomas/M112onaV6/DSCF0726.jpg

Then I will be mounting a CO2 bottle in the trunk and running an AN line to the engine bay, which will connect a solenoid, and then to the manifold, where it will have a 3/16" brake line coiled in a bunch of "S" shapes on the inside of the manifold, then back out of the intake to a purge where it will vent to the atmosphere. I'll probably aim it at the M112 to keep it cool. This is the same idea as the "CryO2" products, but I'm making it all myself. I will probably run it off of my nitrous RPM switch.

So there it is, a work in progress.

-Thomas
 

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I explained it in the post. I drilled a lot of holes, then basically connected the dots with a body saw, which is like a mini sawzall thats air powered.

It'll look clean when it's all finished. My aluminum box upper looked messy while I was doing it too, and that turned out pretty well. Too bad its coming off. But this does mean I'll have time to polish it, with it off the car now.



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that last picture is just of my last years project. Which will later be used for a turbo application.

Right now I am making an entirely different intake from an SC intake, and it will have the Eaton bolted directly on top of it.

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Looking good :thumbsup: , +1 for DIY

I'm all for the DIYing. I just think its cool to do things outside the box. And make things no one else has. It sure takes a lot of time though. Grinding this intake all smooth will take a few hours, then can start cutting aluminum.
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Thomas said:
I'm all for the DIYing. I just think its cool to do things outside the box. And make things no one else has. It sure takes a lot of time though. Grinding this intake all smooth will take a few hours, then can start cutting aluminum.
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God how i hate grinding, it takes so long for the metal to get right, then with me being a perfectionist, i will try to correct a small blemish and before you know it im redoing the whole thing. Arrgh :D
 

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well I bought some aluminum tubing and 1/4" aluminum plate to get started on making the walls. I'll be putting the side walls past the bolt bosses half way, so the aluminum tube to make part of the walls around the bolt holes so there's room for a socket to fit in there. I'll get some pics in a few days. The hardest part will be contouring the aluminum plate to the intake curves.
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There was a guy on one of the local forums I frequent that was working on the same thing for his v6 stang, he has a roush v6 stang...I think he goes to that v6power site too...

I like to see the garage r&d.
 

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Cool deal, Thomas!

The difference between Thomas and all the others (including me, really) that have a different ambition for the car (v6, v8 or whatever) is that he's actually doing something about it and not asking questions all the time and making the internet fix his car.

You go girl!! :thumbsup: :p
 

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shouldn't u be working thomas?? i thought you had no life outside of that wonderful lil store :D j/k. if u want a hand let me know i'll be in ames til monday for sure. also i have a hand grinder with very thin and regular thickness discs if yoiu want to borrow it. Dave
 

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Thomas said:
Myy dry ZEX nitrous and a custom CryO2 setup will keep it all cool on the 1/4mi runs, or when I see certain PSI levels.
icantdrive55 said:
The co2 thing might work at the track, but not for normal driving.
Why not install a water/methanol set up instead. Plenty of guys running around with those on their daily drivers.
 

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yeah Lil Roush stuck one on his split-port stang. Works pretty well.

The co2 will be for track use only. I still dont know wether it will work or not. If it doesnt, well nothing lost but a few dollars for steel line. If it does work, well then, other people can use this knowledge. This co2 idea will only cost me 20 bucks or so. water/meth goes for around 200.

The pushrod v6 has nowhere the amount of depth in the valley the 5.4 or 4.6 do. The water/air cooler they come with would make this sit way too high.

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Thomas said:
This co2 idea will only cost me 20 bucks or so. water/meth goes for around 200.
I can completely see you wanting to try your co2 idea, but if the thought of spending $200 on a customized cooling set up scares you, you'd better stop what you're doing now and sell that blower on Ebay. I've got a feeling this project is still going to cost you a lot more money than that....even if you are doing most of the work yourself. :D
 
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