started looking at the braided hose and -an fittings over the weekend. i've never really messed around with -an fittings before so i'm not 100% sure if these are all good - does any body have a good way to test the seal of these? i'm fairly certain that the hoses are seated deep in the hose ends and the hose ends have been tightened up all the way, but i've got no idea how to test them.
anyway, made a short length to run between the oem fuel feed hardline/-6an adapter and the -6an elbow i've got attached to the inline fuel filter which runs right into the fuel rail. the hose ends aren't fully tightened up to the fuel fitting and elbow, the pics are just during a trial fit. not the best quality pictures but someone might be able to give some advice
started looking at the catch can braided lines but decided i'll get some 45 degree hose ends as there's not much room behind the engine and i'm trying to place the catch can on the lower rear part of the LHS shock tower behind the alternator, above the rear cross member. using straight hose ends kind of restrics the placement of the can, or places the hoses where they will want to kink.
got some 2.5" aluminium piping to make up an air intake. it's just a short-ram at the moment. i've got a 90" pipe to extend it to down in front of the front wheel for a cold air intake but dont have another angled pipe yet to face the filter away from the ground. it's in a good direction at the moment to then move onward to an intercooler with another joiner and 90 degree pipe.
made a bracket up to support the short ram - it slots onto the exposed thread on the back of the gearbox mount bolt with another nut to hold it on, and then it runs up and into the silicone joiner. once installed it's right out of view but it should be enough to stop the police from picking on it. I've had police give me a defective vehicle notice and send the car to inspection in the past because the intake arm wasnt as secure as they thought it should be so im hoping to avoid that this time
I'm getting tired of looking at that bare valve cover so i'll be dealing with that soon. i've been waiting to do that before putting on the new gaskets and spark plug leads and cover anyway, so once i get paint on it then i can tighten everything down for good.