Progress Thread Explorer / Gt40 Game

gearheadboy

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So I'm finally around to sharing some of my Explorer intake, GT 40 head build. Ya I know. I'm just playing. It's on the cheap but mostly for fun. I figured someone would like to look at it anyhow. I have lots of progress and pics along the way. I'll post stuff as I can. So it started with an intake I bought on Ebay.
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I cleaned it up and removed some unused vacuum ports, drilled and tapped the needed bosses for my application.
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Minor port work on the opening to make it measure 70 mm to make me feel better. It was close anyhow.
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Can you say powder coated?
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That's all for today. I'll post more later.
 
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Thanks guys. After some sleep and a day of working I remembered where the rest of the pics were.
Intake 13.JPG


Found out the previous owner had removed the top plate with a drill. :shrug: So I had to use my handy left handed drill bit on one and my EZ out on the other.
Intake 12.JPG

Another shot of the throttle body opening. Yes I measured it. 68.86 or something. And I made it BIGger. My throttle body is 70 mm. Would it matter? Probably not a bit. But I can sleep better.
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I chose to remove the pressed in tube at one end underneath and drill/tap it for a plug. I don't need this one.
Intake 16.JPG

You can also see in the background that I cut the long one that comes out the front off with a cut off wheel. I won't need it right now for anything and it is long and ugly. I'll cap that one.
 

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Had time to do some assembly. Cleaned injectors (Explorer 4 hole) and installed new service kits with filters, seals, etc. Note the SN 95 fuel rail.
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And I got a call from the machine shop....
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Looks nice! Makes me not want to get rid of my GT40/Exploder intake. P.S. I think you should have sent the lower to TMOSS.
 

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Looks nice! Makes me not want to get rid of my GT40/Exploder intake. P.S. I think you should have sent the lower to TMOSS.
I talked to Tom via email and he told me I didn't need to port it with my combo. I would have liked to have it ported prior to powder coat but he is right. It will flow fine for this combo. I think this combo will be here a while.
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