So current things im pondering about at the moment, i have the turbo drain fairly figured out since i will be using the fuel pump from a 6.2 diesel that goes in the same spot that a normal small block Chevy would it takes way the spot that the stock turbo oil drain is routed to. The big issue i have is the driver manifold, it goes so wide that it hits the frame. Any suggestions? I thought about cutting the downward section, rotating it, then having it welded back together however im not sure what that would do for the strength of the manifold itself. I would imagine if i cut it at a slight angle then when i rotated the piece i cut it would change the direction it was pointed enough to clear the frame. Currently its also aiming directly at the brake proportioning valve.
That might be a possibility, but if i do that ill probably make one for each side. I need to see if the spacing for the ports is similar to any other engine.Can you make a header for that side?
I dont think i would have the room in the front, also then the crossover pipe to the passenger manifold would have nowhere to go.What about flipping it over 180 to point forward and up?
Id need to take it to someone that knew what they were doing then because thats out of my wheelhouse thereWelding cast is a special process. You can not just cut and weld.
My buddy used BBC because they were close to the 501 he figured it out by going on eBay and searching header gaskets and looking at pictures lol whatever works that's hot roddingThat's a great idea, if the port spacing is close between say a small block chevy so that i could get off the shelf headers that might be the route i go. I have a buddy with a mill that could machine up some flanges for me no problem.