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[Buick] Buick forward facing manifold/TB

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got bored, ended up doing this
 

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Looks like you turned it around.
 

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turned it around, moved the powersteering pump, moved the alternator. removed the auto tensioner (going to use the alternator to tension in the more traditional sense). added a blower:whistling will make doing the intercooler piping easy. for those that aren't interested in blowing, you could use this setup with the 90degree elbow removed and have the TB facing the front. makes a OTRCAI possible. you would need to use a ecotec DFI bracket with idler roller instead of the blower
 

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well done, where is the powersteer reservoir located or have you got the remote reservoir like on late model commodores?

Do you work at Segedins?
 

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yep. going for a remote style reserviour. probably some nice looking alloy thing.

i wish i worked @ segedins. i do purchase stuff there on occasion. why?
 

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So the manifold is completely reversible like that?

I remember it being non symmetrical when i had it off last..... Apart from moving the other accessory's, it will physically fit the other way?

aZk.
 

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So the manifold is completely reversible like that?

I remember it being non symmetrical when i had it off last..... Apart from moving the other accessory's, it will physically fit the other way?

aZk.
you ar ecorrect,the manifold isn't symmetrical but it's like that to allow for the offset of the left hand bank (of cylinders) to the right hand bank so the bigends sit next to each other on the crank pins. all the manifold mounting bolts line up fine so the ports must also.

i'm keen to get one of the US banana style manifolds now
 

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Did you have to mill any of the manifold off to fit correctly?

aZk.
 

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both heads are the same part so the ports line up perfect no matter which way round it goes.dont know about the surface that seals to the valley though might be a little different
 

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Where did you put the p/s pump?

What is the clearance like for the thermo stat housing + pipe?

How will you hose it?

Got more pics?

aZk.
 
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