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  1. Hi ,Jenna and I have been talking and trying to get to bottom of whats different between her car and the UK G car. This is a picture of Jenna's actual system fitted to the UK G car before shipping. I have been in touch with Leon about this, and whilst Alunox may have been slow to respond they have been looking into the issue trying to get some information if there is a different G car body shape for the US market. The system fitted above passed quality control and is correct for a G car in the UK. We think this could be the variation for the USA Turbo HSI which was fuel injected. As you can see its got different components to the UK G car. I believe Jenna has someone to make modifications to her system extending the exit pipe of the turbo by 3" to allow the bend to clear the wheel arch. Which leads us to believe the wheel are moulding is different as well. Jenna if you are stuck for pipe of the correct grade and size to insert , I can try and see if Alunox will send you some off cuts. I can be a go between if welder needs any information. Mark
  2. I've found some notes from previous GBs hope this helps This is the Stevens Fitted with Heat Shield This applies to G Car and Stevens: 1. The pipes rotate in the collector so you need to align them before you fit. Bolt the new manifold to the old one to ensure alignment. Do not panic too much as most of the alignment needs to done on the car. 2. Remove or push to one side the turbo. 3. It helped me to remove the engine mount and raise the engine by about 1 inch 4. Pull the hand brake cable back out of the way, helps getting manifold in place. 5. Remove the heat shields, all of them. Getting manifold in place...... 1. Push the turbo flange end of the manifold up past the exhaust flange then guide the other end into place. 2. It's more than possible that all studs will not align, start with one end, closest to the timing pulleys, get the nut on the last stud, even if it's just one or two threads. 3. Work alone the top row guiding the flange on each port into position, I needed to use a strap just to align the flange. 4. Fit all nuts and loosely tighten. The new nuts don’t require tab washes as they are of the self locking type 5. Follow changes instructions re tightening diagonally, nip up, then tighten, do not over do it. 6. Once you have fitted everything else back on run engine on tick over only then let it cool, re tighten nuts, I suggest that after 100 miles the nuts should be checked and tightened as necessary. In addition to this for people running the External Wategate , i.e all the G cars and some of the Stevens You will need to modify the heat shield slightly where the pipework clashes . Cut or bend The threads in the Turbo flange where for the machining process and the lock nut and bolt configuration should be used as shown. adjust the brace so it is loose not taking the weight of the manifold, its for shock loading . The manifold will support the wight of the turbo easily. Hope this helps , Mark
  3. Hi Guys Just a quick note on fitting , don't strip the manifold down into its component parts, remove the old cast thing as per the manual. Clean all surfaces and threads. Fit the new manifold as a complete unit. Its a lot lighter than the original and so is easier to position. Fit the brace last , don't tighten the brace , it should be in a relaxed state i.e feel loose. I will try try and dig out a procedure we put up on an old thread some time ago if needed, Mark
  4. Hi Pigga , Yes they are on there way on Monday, here's a shot of them waiting to go ,the suspense is killing me I would like to here your reactions when driving for the first time with the manifold or system. Mark
  5. Hi Paul, Yes I should have stated prices do NOT include VAT. Yes Alunox can put a CAT in place of the 3rd silencer for an additional £200. Mark
  6. An update on rear system price structure with this group buy All Systems are hand crafted to the highest standard using the following techniques: • Mandrel Bending– The tubes are bent in a hydraulic machine, the mandrel tooling being inserted beforehand inside the tube. This ensures that the diameter of the tube is completely uniform throughout the bend. This process also enhances the gas flow by keeping the internal bore smooth. • Fabricated in dedicated jigs to maintain fitting accuracy and prevent distortion during welding. • Purge TIG Welding – Each section is filled with an inert gas before welding to again ensure a smooth internal surface and maximise flow. They are an upgrade in terms of gas flow and durability, designed and constructed to motorsport standard. They are made from 304 grade stainless steel and include a flexible coupling to minimize vibration and resonance. The silencers are packed with high temperature resistant silicone glass fibre. Giugiaro Rear System options High Flow 2.5“ System Twin Tail Pipe This is the 2.5” down pipe shown with V Band mounted CAT which allows for a quick bypass replacement if required, but is also available without CAT. With 2.5” rear silencer. The silencer is constructed using a merged collector giving enhanced flow and noise reduction as shown from below 2.5” side on view The bore is bigger than the standard exhaust for the Esprit, allowing owners to tune their cars further if needed. Supplied with the wastegate pipe work. Price - £890 without CAT as part of this GB £840 £1050 with CAT and bypass tube mounted on V Bands. High Flow 3“ Rear System Twin/Single Tail Pipes This is the twin tail pipe exhaust as per the standard configuration. The silencer is constructed using a merged collector (3”) giving greater flow and noise reduction as shown from below 3” side on view of silencer 3” Twin Tail Pipe Price - £1120 as part of this GB £1070 This is the 3” diameter system with internal silencer dimensions to match to match the bigger Flow characteristics. 3” Single Tail Pipe Price - £890 as part of this GB £840 The bigger diameter bore allows for greater gas flow for owners who want to tune their cars further. All Supplied with the wastegate pipe work. Peter Stevens Rear System options Side Exit 2.5“ High Flow Rear System This is the Side exit rear silencer as per the original layout Price as part this Group Buy 2.5” - £500 3” - £650 3“ High Flow Rear System This system has twin exit tail pipes. The third silencer on the down pipe is mounted in V Bands and can be replaced with the straight through bypass pipe supplied with this system. Without the third silencer fitted it noise tests at 99 dB (4500rpm at 1m distance) With the silencer is pretty much the stock in terms of noise level The system is also available in 2.5” This is the system fitted to an SE This is a Dyno run with the 3" twin rear system and manifold , to give some idea of the noise levels This is the 2.5” version of the rear twin system fitted to a GT3 Prices as part of this Group Buy 2.5” - £600 3” - £700 Centre Exit 3” Rear System This is the Centre exit available in 3” Price - £820 as part of this Group Buy Mark
  7. Hi Guys Alunox have received two payments into their bank account which they believe are bank giro credits and cannot identify who they belong to. One has hit our bank account on the 01/09/2016 in the sum of £2056.12 and the other has hit our account today 05/09/2016 in the sum of £1047.59 . If anyone has made payments direct into Alunox's bank account over the last couple of working days could you email Anita to confirm who you are. Thanks, Mark
  8. Hi Guys, Going back to the Wastegate pressure settings, The Turbosmart comes with two spring options which determine the pressure when the it is going to open The Standard G Car settings from the manual are Maximum Boost Pressure Std - 0.55 bar (8.0 PSI) HC - 0.65 bar (9.5 PSI) Turbosmart have matched these to the following as a direct replacement : Std 7 PSI HC 10 PSI You will need to specify which one to Anita that you require so she can order the correct spring . Turbosmart have also said the wastegate is also compatible with boost controllers for those of you who want to make it adjustable. Mark
  9. Hi Bob, Yes a quick photo of the manifold kit including link pipe fitted with existing rear system for the G car Mark
  10. A sea of manifolds, production going well, I'll get an another update this week Mark
  11. Hi Bob, All I know is they will be packaged up using foam in good box's to prevent any damage during transit and insured. I don't know exact prices so don't want to guess. Anita has contacted me and has some has some personal problems at home and so isn't in for the rest of this week. She will return next week and apologises for this as she understands people have been waiting a long time for the final cost and invoicing. She hopes you can bear with her and when she returns will work long days to get back on track. All I can say production has not been effected by this and new member of staff has been taken on permanently, working with the team to meet this order. I spoke to him this week during production. Mark
  12. Hi Guys, I've been over to Alunox today things are moving , invoices going out soon , its taking time to get the best shipping carriers and quotes. Here's some pics of the G car fitted From the wheel arch Mark
  13. Hi Guys, just updating the list 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, standard turbo flange - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 15) @stephenwhyte - G-car FULL SYSTEM - UK - Removed 16) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 17) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 18) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 19) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 20) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 21) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 22) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 23) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA 24) Mattzx - G car full system (no cat) - '84 Giugiaro Turbo - UK - Full System Based on 10 GB 25) keith95S4 G car full system (no cat) 26) Stormy69 - Stevens 27) Zig - Stevens 28) Quadcam - Stevens manifold for 93.5 -usa 29) @850 Combat - Stevens with external connection capped Oregon USA 97141 30) MrDangerUS one Stevens s4s manifold same option as Zig's ( without the wastegate port option, w/new collector option ), shipped to USA 31) Jenna'sEspritTurbo - (1983 G-Car just manifold) Milford USA 32) Top Plumber - Stevens Manifold 33) neverweaken - 1985 G car manifold - IRL 34) EW 89SE - Eric Winninger - Stevens U.S. market 1989SE Manifold only. Smooth collector type NO external wastegate option - USA 47408 postal code 35) Splashout - 1986 G-car manifold only for standard back box 36) DJ Bob 1983 everything up to turbo 37) Ianarm77 Stevens Manifold 38) Jime - Stevens manifold Mark 1 person likes this
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  15. Hi Guys, I've just got back off holiday, I've spoken with Anita they are working on the invoices getting the shipping / packaging costs together which are taking a bit of time. Production is still going ahead I will try and get over to the workshop this weekend All the parts have been bent and cleaned and are being purge welded The CNC flanges / Collectors are ready as well. I will chase it up now i'm back Mark
  16. Hi Guys, I'm on holiday so bare with me on responce times, so just updating the list 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, standard turbo flange - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 15) @stephenwhyte - G-car FULL SYSTEM - UK 16) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 17) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 18) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 19) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 20) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 21) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 22) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 23) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA 24) Mattzx - G car full system (no cat) - '84 Giugiaro Turbo - UK - Full System Based on 10 GB 25) keith95S4 G car full system (no cat) 26) Stormy69 - Stevens 27) Zig - Stevens 28) Quadcam - Stevens manifold for 93.5 -usa 29) @850 Combat - Stevens with external connection capped Oregon USA 97141 30) MrDangerUS one Stevens s4s manifold same option as Zig's ( without the wastegate port option, w/new collector option ), shipped to USA 31) Jenna'sEspritTurbo - (1983 G-Car just manifold) Milford USA 32) Top Plumber - Stevens Manifold 33) neverweaken - 1985 G car manifold - IRL 34) EW 89SE - Eric Winninger - Stevens U.S. market 1989SE Manifold only. Smooth collector type NO external wastegate option - USA 47408 postal code 35) Splashout - 1986 G-car manifold only for standard back box 36) DJ Bob 1983 everything up to turbo 37) Ianarm77 Stevens Manifold 38) Jime - Stevens manifold Could you let me know who actually needs theres first , as not everyone fits them straight away from past experience. You could PM me . Im on holiday so expect a delay. I was at Alunox last week , production is progressing . I will update rear system prices soon Thanks. Mark
  17. Hi Shane, When you get the car PM and I will keep you posted ,if you want hit those numbers you will need manifold and maybe a full 3´´ system Mark
  18. Hi Dave, Have you received an email today from Anita , if not can you email her on [email protected] Mark
  19. Hi Tommy(Mrbmist), Yes Alunox do both a single and twin exist rear system in 3' ,I will get a price update but can see yours would be a one off due to the different flange, would you be able to supply exact dimensions so I can get Leon to look at it. Mark
  20. A couple went missing back there , correct me if I'm wrong 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, standard turbo flange - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 15) @stephenwhyte - G-car FULL SYSTEM - UK 16) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 17) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 18) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 19) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 20) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 21) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 22) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 23) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA 24) Mattzx - G car full system (no cat) - '84 Giugiaro Turbo - UK - Full System Based on 10 GB 25) keith95S4 G car full system (no cat) 26) Stormy69 - Stevens 27) Zig - Stevens 28) Quadcam - Stevens manifold for 93.5 -usa 29) @850 Combat - Stevens with external connection capped Oregon USA 97141 30) MrDangerUS one Stevens s4s manifold same option as Zig's ( without the wastegate port option, w/new collector option ), shipped to USA 31) Jenna'sEspritTurbo - (1983 G-Car just manifold) Milford USA 32) Top Plumber - Stevens Manifold 33) neverweaken - 1985 G car manifold - IRL 34) EW 89SE - Eric Winninger - Stevens U.S. market 1989SE Manifold only. Smooth collector type NO external wastegate option - USA 47408 postal code 35) Splashout - 1986 G-car manifold only for standard back box 36) DJ Bob 1983 everything up to turbo I will try and get an update on rear systems for the Stevens Esprit later. Mark
  21. Hi Guys, I've spoken with Leon , Anita is actually back in on Monday morning and will be sorting out the Lotus payments as her first job. For the US guys the pound is at a 31 year low so now is a good time to make the payment. Also Alunox are in production with this Group Buy , I will try and get over this week end to have a look. Mark
  22. Hi Guys , I've just spoken with Leon at Alunox ,Anita is back on the 8th July and she will deal with the Lotus order as a top priority on her return. The main thing is Alunox are in production now. This is a busy time of year for Alunox with the Goodwood Festival of Speed and staffing levels being low due to holidays. I know you may not be getting a response at the moment but Leon does appreciate your frustration. I can also confirm your emails have been received. Mark
  23. Scott, Timing is everything , I know in the past people have done Bank Transfers to Alunox, but I believe you have to do it in the bank your end. Alunox are not there this week end but are willing to trust me with bank details to email to you. Or you can wait until Monday. I will try to get them today. Mark
  24. 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, standard turbo flange - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 15) @stephenwhyte - G-car manifold - UK 16) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 17) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 18) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 19) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 20) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 21) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 22) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 23) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA 24) Mattzx - G car full system (no cat) - '84 Giugiaro Turbo - UK - Full System Based on 10 GB 25) keith95S4 G car full system (no cat) 26) Stormy69 - Stevens 27) Zig - Stevens 28) Quadcam - Stevens manifold for 93.5 -usa 29) @850 Combat - Stevens with external connection capped Oregon USA 97141 30) MrDangerUS one Stevens s4s manifold same option as Zig's ( without the wastegate port option, w/new collector option ), shipped to USA 31) Jenna'sEspritTurbo - (1983 G-Car just manifold) Milford USA 32) Top Plumber - Stevens Manifold No Panic I believe I believe Anita has gone on holiday for 2 weeks, Production is still going ahead , I will chase up and see where we are up to. Mark
  25. Hi Jenna 1) @rocket63 - Stevens S4 1995 Manifold - UK 2) @jcslocum (1984 G-Car just manifold) 3) @pmlee (Stevens SE, just manifold) - UK 4) @x180r19 (Stevens SE, just manifold) - CO, USA 5) @lewtus (Stevens SE, just manifold) style. (4 & 5) can ship together to CO, USA) 6) @Htown (Stevens SE, manifold only) Combine shipping with #4 & #5? - CO, USA 7) @greentengu G-car, just the manifold kit - PA, USA 8) @Bloodnok 1986 Turbo HCI Giugiaro - Manifold only. - UT, USA 9) @chris Stevens 1988 carb turbo - UK 10) @gfallon 1983 g-car manifold kit - MI, USA 11) @NR2k- 1984 G car full system, no cat, standard turbo flange - UK 12) @andmac - Stevens Manifold - UK 13) @Saturn Silver - Stevens GT3 manifold - Sweden 14) @Teava12 - Stevens manifold - French Polynesia 15) @stephenwhyte - G-car manifold - UK 16) @NigelM- G-car manifold + exhaust - UK 17) @CarSalesman - Stevens manifold - PA, USA 18) @DrieStone - G-car manifold + catless exhaust- CT, USA 19) @Mrbmist - Stevens manifold - MD, USA 20) @faykfox - Stevens manifold - NV, USA. 21) @dawn - Stevens manifold - Istanbul 22) @ATSAaron - Stevens manifold -TX, USA 23) @DaveS4s - Stevens manifold - GA, USA 24) Mattzx - G car full system (no cat) - '84 Giugiaro Turbo - UK - Full System Based on 10 GB 25) keith95S4 G car full system (no cat) 26) Stormy69 - Stevens 27) Zig - Stevens 28) Quadcam - Stevens manifold for 93.5 -usa 29) @850 Combat - Stevens with external connection capped Oregon USA 97141 30) MrDangerUS one Stevens s4s manifold same option as Zig's ( without the wastegate port option, w/new collector option ), shipped to USA 31) Jenna'sEspritTurbo - (1983 G-Car just manifold) Milford USA Mark Quote this
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