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duff-man

Original Poster:

548 posts

111 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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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

151 posts

76 months

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

Don1

11,977 posts

113 months

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

Good luck!

duff-man

Original Poster:

548 posts

111 months

Wednesday 29th August 2012
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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

2,492 posts

115 months

Friday 31st August 2012
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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

2,226 posts

186 months

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

MPETT

908 posts

111 months

Wednesday 19th September 2012
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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

1,565 posts

129 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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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

Original Poster:

548 posts

111 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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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

1,565 posts

129 months

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

shep1001

3,772 posts

94 months

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


Toady1

1,565 posts

129 months

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

shep1001

3,772 posts

94 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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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

1,565 posts

129 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Looks beautiful!