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Deadfast

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I have noticed a small hole in the elbow from the AFM to the pipe that leads down to the air filter on my V8S, so perhaps had better replace it. I believe ACT do an elbow for Griff/Chimaera, but would that be suitable for a V8S, or can someone recommend an alternative?

Thanks chaps.

Barkychoc

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Matt is that the big black corrugated thing?
Look at

http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/AIR-DUCTING/c18/...

Chris

Deadfast

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That's it, Chris, the one with the big bend on it that prevents access to the expansion tank!

I'll have a look, thanks.

Deadfast

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That stuff all looks a bit soft and flexible. The pipe I've got in is completely the opposite (could be age!). I'm sure I've seen smooth ducting, almost carbon fibre in appearance. I'll have a trawl around some engine bays. Not that I'm just after bling you understand...

Barkychoc

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Not seen anything like that - but I will be at Chatsworth on Sunday I'll see if I can get a nosey around a few V8S engine bays.

The other alternative is to make it up from separate pieces.

http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/SAMCO-HOSE-&...

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SJS357

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I don't think ACT one was suitable they taper
RT sourced mine. Richard will be at Chats on Sunday
He may reminder where he got it from.

More than welcome to have a look take a few shots.

Simon.

sorry wrong side of the AFM but sure they came from the same place
think they were of eBay.








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Edited by SJS357 on Thursday 25th April 18:51

SJS357

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Try this link.
Second picture in look right. thumbup

Simon.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewitem?itemId=2...

v8s4me

2,316 posts

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You can do quite a neat job by using silicone pipe and joiners. I got these off Ebay. Not as expensive as the ACT ones but not such good quality.


Ragtop

559 posts

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I bought some 76mm 2 ply neoprene from Ebay recently - 1m cost me about £25. It looks like this:



Or wrap some insulating tape over the hole...

By the way guys, those orange oil filler caps have got to go! At the very least, peel the plastic cover off and polish the alloy underneath...

Have fun,
Graham

Deadfast

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Great pictures, something to aspire to!

Sorry to be a pain, but can you tell me the diameter of the tubing needed? Because the radiator hasn't yet been fixed the car is still under cover in the garage and the bonnet is inaccessible.

Cheers,

Matt

Deadfast

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Ooh hello, 76mm it is then?

Ragtop

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76mm worked for me...

smile

Graham

Deadfast

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...and me. Proved to be much easier to source and fit than I imagined! Couldn't get the new big boy stainless steel clips to fit mind, so had to re-use the old ones, but now looks tasteful in blue to match the rest of the hoses.

Cheers,

Oldred_V8S

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Ragtop said:
I bought some 76mm 2 ply neoprene from Ebay recently - 1m cost me about £25. It looks like this:



Or wrap some insulating tape over the hole...

By the way guys, those orange oil filler caps have got to go! At the very least, peel the plastic cover off and polish the alloy underneath...

Have fun,
Graham
Graham

Why is your swirlpot so far back in the engine bay? What is in its place at the front of the engine?

Ragtop

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Oldred_V8S said:
Graham

Why is your swirlpot so far back in the engine bay? What is in its place at the front of the engine?
Well spotted! It's where it is because it's a Chimaera swirlpot. Not only is it much easier to check, it has nearly twice the capacity of the standard one. It came with the Chimaera 4.6L engine I've fitted smile , and I thought I might as well use it. I've fitted a small aluminium expansion tank where the original swirlpot lived, although it's not essential.

Graham
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