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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Ghetto blaster ready! Reply with quote

Just wanted to post the work i did to make my car a bit more fun to drive.

Heres what i got so far. Painting is next, along with a valve cover Razz

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60819448@N07/
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that actually looks really good, now make me one,
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha ill sell u one of ur in az
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty good.
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how it works out!! thumbup
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx! Yes ill post after i paint it then install it.

Im also going to work a bit on the TB / maybe bore it out a bit to complement the blaster. I still havent figure out what to do to match the tb butterfly to the bore out...any hints?
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Post: #7   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boring the plastic TB is not a good idea. It is too thin to enlarge enough to get any benefits. Plus the inside has a special coating to help air flow. Removing that coating might even make it flow less, even tho it is a mm or two larger.

If you want it to flow well with a larger TB, just mount the TB to the IM and be done.



No silicone couplers/tubing etc. to worry about on the vacuum side. Of course this will not work with neon type TB's, unless you make a flange for them.
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm well my plan was to coupler the tb right into the blaster (you can see the end of it in one of my pictures). So i guess ill be fine untill i buy a 60mm one
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct. I basically cut the end off mine, and glued a flange inside of the tube. But then the tube I was using was 3" OD anyways. I just eliminated the couplers, and direct mounted the Ford TB. Running the 52mm neon TB really made no noticeable difference from the oem IM.
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ye ill figure something out to upgrade on the tb. I actually bored the end of the blaster and smoothed it out a bit
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Post: #11   PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Painting it? Custom made intake manifold and you're painting it?

Get that sucker powder coated....I know just the folks to do it. Wink
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's plastic. Not sure if PC would work, plus if you want to modify it later on, it would be a waste of $. This is the beauty of GBI's: They are cheap, and you aren't too afraid of hacking them for your future needs. It's not like it is a $400 AMM IM.

Nice plug tho. Razz
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Post: #13   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooooo didn't even notice... it's plastic eh...
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Post: #14   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

def one of the nicer GBI's i've seen! good job
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Post: #15   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahaha yea I'm not using more money for a diy project. I'm just gonna spray paint that baby mahself. Ill post painted and installed pics later on
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Post: #16   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn that looks good what did you use to glue it together?
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Post: #17   PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all I used for glue was the jb weld actually. I smoothed it out with a dremmel tool and sand paper.

I should've written a diy guide now that I think about it. I might make another with the 2gn that's getting replaced
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Post: #18   PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well heres what i got on paint so far on the blaster and my primed vc Razz http://www.flickr.com/photos/60819448@N07/5557765692/
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Post: #19   PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep a very close eye on it with JB weld.

Permatex Plastic Weld is what you should have used. It is very durable. My GBI has been through the car being totaled with the core support/radiator pushing it towards the engine a couple inches. It has also survived a few intake backfires. One good crack can cause a run away idle.



JB weld is kind of brittle, and does not like to flex. Plastic Weld is 5000 psi tensile strength. the runners or pipe will break first.

It will prolly hold up, but just keep an eye on it. If the paint starts cracking around the joints, it would be time for a re do.


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Post: #20   PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AhA well. A bit too late for that lol. I got it installed already . Ran into some trouble w the man sensor wires...they were too short for where I put the outles hehe. Also the radiator house has a very small kink but nothing too bad.

Pictures here http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/60819448@N07/
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Post: #21   PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've been driving it for weeks now and I love it. Gives a faster throttle response and a nice sound.

I am going to start a 2gn ghetto blaster soon to replace that one tho
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Post: #22   PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is really colorful. Looks great!
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Post: #23   PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klubbhead wrote:
Well I've been driving it for weeks now and I love it. Gives a faster throttle response and a nice sound.

I am going to start a 2gn ghetto blaster soon to replace that one tho


Why? The 1st gen manifold is better then the 2nd gen one. The other posters are correct JB weld will not last. Also did you use PVC or ABS pipe? And what did you do to the runners as they went into the plenum? did you shave them down so that there is no real lip there? It does look realy good and i give you props for doing it. Just need to tweek a few things.
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blue demon02 wrote:
Klubbhead wrote:

I am going to start a 2gn ghetto blaster soon to replace that one tho


Why? The 1st gen manifold is better then the 2nd gen one.


http://blog.modernperformance.com/swapped-a-second-gen-neon-intake-manifold-and-tb-onto-a-first-gen-neon-picsdyno-results
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Post: #25   PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
blue demon02 wrote:
Klubbhead wrote:

I am going to start a 2gn ghetto blaster soon to replace that one tho


Why? The 1st gen manifold is better then the 2nd gen one.


http://blog.modernperformance.com/swapped-a-second-gen-neon-intake-manifold-and-tb-onto-a-first-gen-neon-picsdyno-results

thumbup It speaks for itself but I'll say it anyway. 2gns are plenty so it would be easier to pick one up unless you just wanted a DIY project.
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