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HIPO 10V manifolds

In message <971108211324_1035950238@mrin46.mail.aol.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 
over his.  

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club