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Cast Runners?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by K2e2vin, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Im trying to put GSXR1000 ITBs on a DPFI flange; problem is the ITBs dont really line up straight, and the runners are small on the DPFI flange. I dont really want to use spacers because it looks like I would have problems with the bolts that hold the itbs together(not long enough). My solution is just build custom runners that "offset-taper".

    I'm trying to figure out how to build these though. I have access to a lathe but that wont work because the runners wont be round. Only thing I can think of is CNC($$$) or cast runners. I cant afford a CNC'd part right now, so I want to try cast aluminum or steel. Problem is how?

    I thought about making a clay cast(one for the ID area, and an outer cast), and using Devcon liquid aluminum(ive never used this before); and throwing some salt on the ID cast to create pores. Will this work?

    Any other ideas(Ill make a little Paint drawing)?
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Also, im not sure of the composition of Devcon liquid aluminum, but its not weldable is it? If not, i have to use devcon aluminum to "glue" it to the flange?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    why not just use an mpfi manifold instead?
     
  4. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Because i wont be using the stock injector ports and the ITBs still dont line up that well to the mpfi manifold without spacers. Also, i dont think a modified MPFI manifold/runners will flow as well as a tapered runner.

    The injectors i will be using are the GSXR1000 ones and theyre mounted on the ITBs.
     
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    alot of people use the obx manifold, since it has straight runners, and use silicone couplings to attach the 2.
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    yes, silicone couplers.
     
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