1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by scimjim » Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:06 am

please excuse the delay - been moving house :-)

I'm not offended by the post Crouchie - I don't even own a Ti any more :-) I totally agree that it's a no-brainer in theory but simple economics mean that a lot of owners can't justify that kind of outlay "just in case" when there are more immediate demands on their funds.

Why you want one is irrelevant - the only important question is how many people want one. Only when there's enough interest will it happen through the Club. It's not your money or mine that we would be putting forward to fund this and they're expensive paperweights if the Club ended up with a dozen on the shelf for the next 10 years.

Keep bumping the topic though :-)


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by Crouchie_b » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:35 pm

[quote="scimjim"]please excuse the delay - been moving house :-)quote]
I sympathise... as someone who runs a letting agency I don't know why people ever choose to move. :shock:

Did Chris have one of the manifolds at Curborough and if so what was the feedback?

bump :wink:


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by Corky » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:21 pm

I see that Phil has written an article about this in Slice. I have to say I'm very interested.

I wouldn't want to throw a spanner in the works and I don't profess to know much about turbos, but would it be possible to have one with a different flange to allow the fitting of a cheaper and more common blower ? Or am I talking nonsense and this isn't desirable at all ?


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:26 pm

IIRC some flavours of T25 fit the same stud pattern already (like the T25 found in the 200SX and Saab 900/9000)...but block proximity becomes an issue (although not insurmountable with some spacers to move the manifold further from the head - see Raz's threads.


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:45 pm

180plus hp is available on std Ti turbo. Whilst fitting other turbos seems a good idea, the ecu won't support it, so pretty pointless IMHO. By the time you've sorted a new ecu, the turbo becomes the cheap and simple component


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:51 pm

Back to the manifolds though - not only are they a replacement for something thats been NLA for some time, they are BETTER than original by a long shot and as Phil has said in his article - once there's sufficient firm interest, we'll go for it as a club (and the members price will save you your membership fee..AGAIN! :wink: )


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by geoffp67 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Im sure this will be an expensive item and the final price is a key factor in someones decision to purchse, that and the work involved to fit it of course.



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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by Corky » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:07 pm

If they do come out at £250. Please put my name on one.


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:23 pm

geoffp67 wrote:Im sure this will be an expensive item and the final price is a key factor in someones decision to purchse, that and the work involved to fit it of course.
Not much more than the last known price for a new one from GW, IIRC...add on inflation for those intervening years and its probably the same...or thereabouts.


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:26 pm

Costs what it costs. No point having a car and no manifold though!

Having seen what prolonged usage with increased boost does to them I really can't stress enough the importance of getting these remanufactured.

Oh, and despite the fact I have a brand new one on the shelf, consider me another firm order.

I have 2 further parties who have confirmed their interest via email as well.

What's that bring us up to then?


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:34 pm

No idea....Jim?


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by reliant1 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:45 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:Costs what it costs. No point having a car and no manifold though!

Having seen what prolonged usage with increased boost does to them I really can't stress enough the importance of getting these remanufactured.

Oh, and despite the fact I have a brand new one on the shelf, consider me another firm order.

I have 2 further parties who have confirmed their interest via email as well.

What's that bring us up to then?
Just out of interest how many need to be made to bring the price down to the next level. I ask because it might be possible for a group of club members to fund them all and then get paid back when they are sold.


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by reliant-reviver » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Well, interested parties that I know of are:

Philip Andrew (hey ho student loan)
Graham Fradgley
John Humphries
Graham Pike


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by philhoward » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:54 pm

The RSSOC will happily fund the manufacture if we get to the prescribed number to make it worthwhile - not necessarily them all being spoken for, but at least a serious chunk of the numbers required to make it viable. We have no problem with keeping some "on the shelf" for as long as it takes but do need to see a certain percentage being sold within the same financial year otherwise depreciation of stock needs to be accounted for...


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Re: 1800Ti Exhaust Manifolds - Remanufacture?

Post by neil stevenson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi,
Can you put me down for one please.


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