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[turbobike] header/intake

Jeffrey & Nikki Knight (knight91@net66.com)
Wed, 26 May 1999 22:06:42 -0500


You asked how hard my header was to make. It was very easy. I used food
grade sanitation
fittings and turned them down in a lathe to make the flanged ends, then I
used elbows and
straights that were sanitary fittings. I looked at various header designs
and cut the parts
to fit. The header collecter was made like the exhaust side of the turbo. I
(tig welding) all the joints. Food grade sanitation fittings are seamless,
stainless steel
components that are normally polished and made out of 316 stainless steel.
You also asked 
about my intake. I basiclly copied off other people from pictures of their
bikes. It is made
of 2x3 aluminum tubing with the air coming in from the bottom, priority
valves on the back
side. pop off valve and fittings on top.

A few of you asked about my pop off valve. I copied that out of Joe Haile's
book "Motorcycle
Turbocharging, Supercharging and Nitrous Oxide" page 71. I turned it on a
lathe at work, then
used a air hose, regulator and gage to set and verify spring pressure and
make sure that it
worked properly. My priority valves are reed valves from a 2 stroke engine
that are housed
on the back side of my intake. I fabricated mounts and air filter necks.

I don't own a scanner but if anybody want's to see this stuff e-mail me
your home address
and I will send you photographs. Sorry so long winded.