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HIPO 10V manifolds
In message <email@example.com> ScottyCBoy@aol.com writes:
> I work for and part own a Foundry. I have inquired on getting a pattern made
> for a 10V.
Aelred at Dialynx has BTDT. His experience was that it is NOT at all easy.
Without divulging too many of his confidences (he _IS_ still very much in the
business) there's a lot more involved than just getting the shape right. Even
Audi, essentially, gave up on the idea of the one-piece manifold at that
length. The original manifold is a very complex casting.
If you fancy starting, get hold of a few cracked ones first and inspect them
A further problem, in Aelred's case, was caused by Audi. When he started
marketing the Dialynx manifold, he was a good GBP200 cheaper than Audi. Once
he'd sold thirty or so, Audi cut the price of the original part to about GBP10
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