What would you hypothetically build? Now with more CTS-V

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Just working on getting the pump ready to go in.  The bolts holding it to that bracket were red loctited in and I had to weld nuts to it to get them out.  I'm going to make another bracket that uses those 4 bolt holes and two of those rubber isolators to bolt it where the factory pump went.  I also made a new plug and play harness.





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A little fab work from yesterday.  My headers have gotten to where they leak at the collector all the time.  I can tighten them up and they are quiet for about 2 weeks then they sound like an old truck.  So, I cut them off and I'm welding V-bands on instead of the ball and socket.  I got as far as getting the headers bolted back on last night.  I'll modify and weld up the x-pipe tonight.

If you look close you can see where the flange was sliding up/ deforming the ball on the header.  They moved a little each time, just getting worse and worse.  The flange piece needs a bevel on it to distribute load, but what can you expect for $2k headers. :smirk:












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The X-pipe is fit up and half welded.  I'll finish welding it this week.  I'm going to weld up all the joints in it also because each one leaks a little bit.  I'm also going to put some wide band clamp on the X to stock muffler joint so hopefully that will seal that joint completely.  If not, that might get V-bands also.







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