[urq] Throttle body to IC hose replacement options
charlie at istari.com
Wed Sep 15 19:01:59 EDT 2004
I was in the middle of working this out but, to paraphrase Brandon, the
timing made me bend over and uh... ne'er mind.
I came close with a 2-3/4" to 2-3/8" reducer at the top and a 2-3/8"
hump (flex joint)
on the intercooler, what I didn't come up with was a lightweight
to sit between them and tap it with a 14mm port for the wastegate hose.
I have delusions about buying a TIG, learning to use it and fabbing a
tapered pipe with
a 30deg. bend at the top so you can buy off-the-shelf straight hose
couplings for minimal $$.
Even without doing that, the transition piece was only $25 and a common
size, so if
you have a side-tapped 60mm aluminum pipe you probably can get the end
at about a dozen web sites at relatively low cost..
BTW: The UPG was GREAT! Paul and Pauline did a wonderful job planning our
diversions. The urq herd as usual was made up of enthusiastic wild
people and a
fun bunch to hang about with, glad to meet a few more of us face-to-face!
Ingo Rautenberg wrote:
>I know, it's been discussed before, but I couldn't find anything recent. This is for my '84 Urq running a bit extra boost with the WX motor. Is the general consensus to replace with OEM or is there a Silicone alternative that fits/works well. 2 large bills ain't cheap, ya know...
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