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madaboutcherry

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i'm the proud owner of a '68 mk11 super deluxe which I've had for over 25 years. it's been through several incarnations over the years but now I've decided to do something really silly. I've bought a specialist conversions rotrex supercharged engine. i'm 67 years old and (hankies ready) I've got quite a few health issues so work is going very slowly. to make matters even more complicated i'm convervting from auto to manual and from hydro to dry
anyway my first question is about the air piping. how do you design the mixture of silicon hose and solid pipe to run from supercharger to intercooler to engine
there'll be a lot more questions to come.

john.


jonny f

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Welcome and good luck with the project.

Itís a fairly simple process, work out the routing through the engine bay.

Measure diameters of outlets/inlets and buy suitable silicone hose/alloy pipe to join it all together with decent clamps.

You can get all sorts of hoses/pipe from ASH (autosiliconehoses) on eBay like 90deg reducers etc. Would suggest reducing everything down to to smallest size diameter you have to make routing easy.


Turbo Phil

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Welcome. Put some pictures of your project in the relevant section.

Phil.

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madaboutcherry

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are the silicon hose bends flexible at all or do they allow a little bit of movement. i'll try and post some photo's soon, computers aren't my strong point.


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They give a little bit of flex yes. Similar to what a preformed rubber hose would.

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Elfturbo

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If the hydro is in good order, I would leave it be. My Riley Elf is still hydro with a 1293 turbo. Just fitted some competition bump stops and shocks at the front.

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madaboutcherry

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I would have loved to keep the hydro but two displacers are leaking and both pipes are badly corroded. i'll be keeping the parts in case they're any use to anyone in the future.


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you can get them refurbished the displacers and pipework.

Yes the silicone hoses flex a reasonable amount.

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