2005 Sable Grey project

Started by southeastblue, August 9, 2023, 16:07

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southeastblue

Well I had to use the 'new' perforated sh*t gasket (same as the one that broke) that came with the new Malian sports cat, but used RTV silicone all over it and it seems like it's not leaking. I was told graphite gaskets are good alternatives for flat mounting surfaces to custom make one, but as the fittings on the manifold and sports cat are flat there isn't anywhere for the crush rings to 'sit' so I don't think they would work.

Gaz mr-s

Numerous people do still use the crush rings. Some use gun-gum or such around the outsides to give a bit of support.

Don't throw your big numberplate away, your new one probably isn't legal, - your MOT tester might not like it.

Joesson

Quote from: southeastblue on October 18, 2023, 19:20Well I had to use the 'new' perforated sh*t gasket (same as the one that broke) that came with the new Malian sports cat, but used RTV silicone all over it and it seems like it's not leaking. I was told graphite gaskets are good alternatives for flat mounting surfaces to custom make one, but as the fittings on the manifold and sports cat are flat there isn't anywhere for the crush rings to 'sit' so I don't think they would work.

Iirc @Ardent had a problem with a Malian product and a crush ring gasket.

southeastblue

Quote from: Gaz mr-s on October 18, 2023, 19:39Numerous people do still use the crush rings. Some use gun-gum or such around the outsides to give a bit of support.

Don't throw your big numberplate away, your new one probably isn't legal, - your MOT tester might not like it.

It's okay for now but if it starts leaking again will try the crush rings.

I don't have a new plate yet, it was just a photoshop mock up for now, but yeah it would be illegal to run a small plate (it's technically illegal to run the JDM shape on a non JDM car too, but never pulled over on any of my cars for it). My MOT tester is somebody I know so I'm okay.  ;)

Alex Knight

I've ran a small plate for many, many years now.

Never had an issue (apart from a snide comment from a customs agent in Dover) with the police.

Gaz mr-s

Quote from: Alex Knight on October 19, 2023, 15:34I've ran a small plate for many, many years now.

Never had an issue (apart from a snide comment from a customs agent in Dover) with the police.

I've got illegal characters on mine too.  I was just letting the o/p know, if he didn't, of the potential.

southeastblue

#31
Another photoshop edit, with future plans.

Always like to edit my car with what I plan to do, before I waste my money and regret it! lol



I think the sideskirts change the look a lot! Unsure on the yellow lights, but thought it might disguise the slightly faded lenses.

EDIT:

Made one also without the yellow headlights, plus black mirrors, and sunstrip.


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