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Hello mate, just seen this reply! Not standard no, the standard one wouldn't flow the boost level above 4500rpm so this is an EDS inlet manifold. I'm 99% sure it won't fit mate. The inlet ports are a different shape. XE is just an oval ( which is a better shape for power) where as the LEH is oval with a teardrop at the top for the injector.Very amazing work Dave - That engine is looking really good man!
Is that inlet plenum standard? Would it fit an XE ?
I often thought about getting it ceramic coated, but I do like having a glowing manifold!Had you thought about getting the exhaust manifold ceramic coated? It'll certainly help keep the under bonnet temps down and more to the point look amazing for that authentic OCD pleasure
Yea hit the nail on the head mate, it's tough to be able to spray the underside of the door sills ( so the car has to be a foot off the ground at least) and also reach the middle of the roof.Looking good mate, are you doing the roof red too? I guess you didn't do that at the same time so your not reaching over?
Yea your probably right about not looking right, I just see the aerial as pointless cause I don't use it lol. Mayb just a shorter aerial WIP. But on the OE baseYeah makes sense to me, I'm not sure if a shark fin would look right due to the age of the car, I guess you can see if you can get the dent out and go from there?
Ive got my Old Shark fin Ariel off the yeti after I fitted the DAB one your welcome to have if its of use? Ive had it on eBay for a few months but no interest.Yea hit the nail on the head mate, it's tough to be able to spray the underside of the door sills ( so the car has to be a foot off the ground at least) and also reach the middle of the roof.
Simply, I'm not tall enough
The roof will be a nice panel to do with the wheel off, ramp as low as possible to the floor, whole rest of the car masked off and car just give it a nice deep finish. I'll give the rest of the paint a fair while to go off first, I can loose the join blend in the roof rails and in the top of the boot shut which gets covered when the boot is opened.
I do also have a dent in the roof to sort first. I tried to remove the aerial base and the nut was seized, this caused the whole base to try and spin and it put a ripple in the metal around the aerial base.... annoying. Bought myself a dent hammer kit to get it out, luckily the base will cover it nicely so any imperfection which are tiny won't be an issue. but it need to be flat otherwise it will let water in when i wash it!
I did consider fitting a subtle shark fin style aerial off a modern car as I don't use the fm radio anyways........ something like this...
whats peoples thoughts?
Ah yes please if you don't mind, I was looking on ebay last night to see if there was any dirt cheap cause I want one to stick o the roof and see what it looks like. Should be a pretty quick yes or no from that point!Ive got my Old Shark fin Ariel off the yeti after I fitted the DAB one your welcome to have if its of use? Ive had it on eBay for a few months but no interest.