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duff-man

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503 posts

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi All,

I have recently purchased an ACT Carbon Air-box, I'm just after a bit of advice around the fitting:

What's best way to drill the Carbon fiber? (start with a small drill bit and work up to the required size, drilling from outside in, using masking tape? (using sharp bits of course))

How did you go about re-connecting the Brake Servo and the Fuel pressure regulator?

Thanks in advance!

Cooper Green

140 posts

55 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Yes as i thought, my reply has been removed. good luck with the fitting and drilling.irked

Don1

10,723 posts

92 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
I would also say have a few practice runs fitting it, getting a good seal, and then marking and drilling.

Good luck!

duff-man

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503 posts

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Guys, yes I plan on measuring at least twice and drilling just once!

Cooper Green said:
Yes as i thought, my reply has been removed. good luck with the fitting and drilling.irked
Saw your reply before it was removed, have to say the quailty of this part is excellent.

I think it's like this as there's different brackets for different models, I know last time my T350 was in for a service they changed the bracket from one mounted off the starter motor to one mounted off the engine.

MrChips

1,942 posts

94 months

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Friday 31st August 2012 quote quote all
Only thing that I will add is if you're fitting it to a Tuscan then put a small strip of soft velcro on the underside of the bonnet to ensure that it doesn't scratch the carbon. Mine was fitted and immediately scratched by the time I picked up the car, and i've seen a few others which have scratches.
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NCE 61

2,051 posts

165 months

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Friday 31st August 2012 quote quote all
There has been a few topics on this. Can also recommend changing the rivets for stainless Allen blots with nylock nuts.

MPETT

847 posts

90 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
I don't know if there is a direct comaprison between drilling glass fibre and drilling Carbon fibre, but its better to use a blunt drill bit for glass fibre, otherwise you get jagged cutting into the surface being drilled. I'd check with ACT.

Toady1

1,561 posts

108 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
MPETT said:
I don't know if there is a direct comaprison between drilling glass fibre and drilling Carbon fibre, but its better to use a blunt drill bit for glass fibre, otherwise you get jagged cutting into the surface being drilled. I'd check with ACT.
Beat me to it! ha!

duff-man

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503 posts

90 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Well it's fitted, used sharp bits and started small (1mm) working up to the needed size with no issues at all. Took my time marking bracket positions from above and below the car and the fit is brilliant.

Toady1

1,561 posts

108 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Pictures needed! Any difference to the intake sound?

shep1001

3,027 posts

73 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Sounds the same but they look soooooo good... splaf!


Toady1

1,561 posts

108 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
YUMMY!!! mine got the ACT carbon trumpets but you can't see them! How much was that work of art?

shep1001

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73 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Toady1 said:
YUMMY!!! mine got the ACT carbon trumpets but you can't see them! How much was that work of art?
Just over £1000 fitted inc the internal trumpets. You can just get the airbox for about £150 less but its the trumpets that provide a little extra power mid range

Edited by shep1001 on Sunday 14th October 20:58


Edited by shep1001 on Monday 15th October 16:12

Toady1

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Monday 15th October 2012 quote quote all
Looks beautiful!
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