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    Default Well, not what I wanted to do, but ...

    more like I needed to.

    I need to replace the intake after finding cracks all the way around in in the epoxy & some problems with the intake as well.

    Jack @ MPD and I laid under it for a while and have found that it needs to be replaced. I know, I know ... I should have found this out before doing the floors ... but I'm glad I found this out before I was any further.

    Like Finnegan (cyclone) said, at least it's progress.

    Here are pics of the removal ... I'll post some of the installed new one when I get them.

    Taped off and scoring the flow coat with a die grinder:





    Quite a while later after a lot of cussing and getting the intake out:





    Cleaning the epoxy up:





    Finished up:






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    The old race intake (and culprit of the whole adventure):




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    brian, what intake is that? and who and why did they cut off the fins?

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    HOWS THE FLOOR ????

    is there any water damage around the intake....?????
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    Two steps forward, one step back...
    Take your time, and you'll never know it was out, except now while it's out you can make that intake look nice. Then when it's back in, you'll be a step ahead of where you were.
    Always a positive side to these things.
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    Dude! What's with walkin on the nice floors with the dust all over?
    Pleeeezzz!
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    Looks like it came out pretty clean Brian. You looked pretty bummed about it when I saw you yesterday.
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    That is truely a Bitch'n job on the flow coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelcomp View Post

    Dude! What's with walkin on the nice floors with the dust all over?
    Pleeeezzz!
    you can see where I was standing on the carpet ... lost my balance once and about crapped myself when I had to step in there to not fall.

    No scratches though (thank the lord)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPATIENT 1 View Post
    brian, what intake is that? and who and why did they cut off the fins?
    It's a Garra (sp?). In speaking with Jack, it's a knock off of a Berkeley R intake but has the pad to accept a loader. Both he and Shoemaker said that no fins make it load a lot harder. Jack said it was good for racing, but not for driving.

    Quote Originally Posted by NO REGRET$ View Post
    HOWS THE FLOOR ????

    is there any water damage around the intake....?????
    No I spoke to Todd about it & he was the one who told me to score it with a die grinder & take my time. Came out as clean as can be w/ no damage at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by RCB19 View Post
    Looks like it came out pretty clean Brian. You looked pretty bummed about it when I saw you yesterday.
    I was and still kind of am. It seems like it'll never get done. You probably know how it feels better than most.

    I do see light though, even though it's a set back, I see forward progress (even though most others can't).

    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra1 View Post
    That is truely a Bitch'n job on the flow coat.
    Thanks! Todd Griggs from TRG Custom Fiberglass deserves all of the credit ... his work is insane and I highly recommend him.

    Part of the reason for me posting the pics here is so he can see what's going on & that his sano work didn't get all jacked up.

    With the new intake, the hole is 4.5" shorter, so he will have a little work to do in there anyways.

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    so who's intake are you going to go with?
    Don't be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark...Professionals built the Titanic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUSBY View Post
    lost my balance once and about crapped myself when I had to step in there to not fall.

    No scratches though (thank the lord)
    I know a guy who lost his balance once.....burned the hell out of his foot on a hot header....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPearl View Post
    so who's intake are you going to go with?
    I would bet that it's going to be the new MPD low profile intake.

    Brian, I would venture to say after looking at the bolt pattern of your old shoe that it would fit my R. Can I take a looksy at it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudPumper View Post
    I know a guy who lost his balance once.....burned the hell out of his foot on a hot header....LOL
    I watched a guy once lose his balance and burnt the hell out of his foot on a hot header...But I could of swore I saw 2 balancing acts..

    Hows it healing up Mike?

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