13 Jun 2010

My buddy Lee let me use his mill to resurface the header cylinder head flange. Facing the face with a fly-cutter was straightforward if slow. Of course, setting it all up took three hours due to the header being a shape that doesn’t lend itself well to being clamped down. Four hours thirty minutes for that. The edges of each port still have to be cleaned up.

Though seemingly much easier, the much smaller turbocharger flange was too difficult to fixture so it was faced with a belt sander.

Intake plumbing will be ordered this week: turbo to intercooler, intercooler to throttle body, plus various vacuum fittings and hose. Still have to pick up the rest of the coolant lines, plus coolant feed and return fittings for the turbo. Getting there.