Intake Elbow

 

It is all about air flow. To keep things moving I had RichardM "gut" my intake elbow. Richard removed two pinched restrictions on the sides of the elbow. Note the marks where the bumps used to be.

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Here is a front view of Richard's elbow.

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To make the 70 mm Throttle Body work good I had to do some grinding. I placed the Throttle Body on the elbow and marked the portion of the elbow face to be removed. I first tried an electric drill but after going through five battery recharges there had to be something better. Now air, that's the ticket!

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Here is "Six Pack" Pete cussing me out while I play with his power tools. Well actually, it cost me a six pack. :-)

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Then I had to horn it to smooth things out. I used a Sears cylinder wall horner which cost me $30. This idea did not work too well. A Dermal tool was more efficient.

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Here is a test fit of the 70mm throttle body. Now there is some room for air!

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 I decided to fill the gashes in the walls of the elbow with JB weld.

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Then I polished the inside of the elbow.

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