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Ghetto blaster ready!

Post by Klubbhead » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 pm

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 :P

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60819448@N07/

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Post by caustic neon » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 pm

that actually looks really good, now make me one,
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Post by Klubbhead » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:37 pm

Haha ill sell u one of ur in az

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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:10 pm

looks pretty good.
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Post by DroopDaddy408 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:59 pm

Let us know how it works out!! :thumbup:
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Post by Klubbhead » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:11 pm

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 by occasional demons » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:54 pm

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.

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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 by Klubbhead » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:57 pm

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 by occasional demons » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:08 pm

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 by Klubbhead » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:13 pm

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 by LowNSlow » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:31 pm

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

Get that sucker powder coated....I know just the folks to do it. ;)
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04 am

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. :P
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:35 am

ooooo didn't even notice... it's plastic eh...
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Post by r/tguy02 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:50 am

def one of the nicer GBI's i've seen! good job
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Post by Klubbhead » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:15 pm

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 by blueneo03 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:23 pm

damn that looks good what did you use to glue it together?
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Post by Klubbhead » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:55 pm

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 by Klubbhead » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:21 pm

well heres what i got on paint so far on the blaster and my primed vc :P http://www.flickr.com/photos/60819448@N07/5557765692/

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Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:25 am

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.

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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 by Klubbhead » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:47 pm

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 by Klubbhead » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:14 pm

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 by esfan » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:28 pm

That is really colorful. Looks great!
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Post by blue demon02 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:50 am

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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Post by occasional demons » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:28 pm

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.
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Post by akirony » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:41 am

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/swapp ... no-results
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