- Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:56 pm
I got everything back from the powder coaters. Everything looks great. However, they went a week over their estimate date which was two weeks longer than I needed them done originally. That is what happens when you put in the smallest order; they keep pushing it to the back of the line. I’m going to ship everything down to member on Geometroforum.com next time I want to do powder coating. His rates are a lot less, and if the company I have been going to isn’t going to do it any quicker than they won’t get my business.
I got the new 75 blue/purple poly mounts pressed in and ready to install. They look great and I took some photos. One of the three will press in snuggly by hand, one of the three will easily press in using a vice, and the third one you have to fight to press in with a vice. This is with the mounts being powder coated on the inside.
My Wilwood brake calipers look nice gloss black and more importantly they will be protected for years to come. I should be able center the calipers now down to the precision I want. I finally found a single adapter for the calipers to go from ⅛ npt 27 to 10mm x 1.0 with plenty enough flange to support the copper crush washer (there also powder coated black aluminum). The company that I got them from is called AnHoseFittings.com. Not only do they have that fittings which no one else has but they have free shipping which is amazing.
I’m trying a new return line with some RaceFlux Nylon 10AN hose fro AnHoseFittings.com. It should take the Summit Racing fittings that are reusable. I’ll find out shortly.
I have to test fit today an see if the downpipe needs to be modified to adjust to the ⅝″ difference. I’m hoping that the flex pipe will eat up the difference.
I’m going to wrap the ram horn manifold with the Titanium DEI Wrap. That should keep things a little cooler up top.
I’m going to come up with an new lower turbo mount also. Maybe something with a spring attachment.