11-12-2012, 04:50 AM
Location: SW Florida
Join Date: Apr 2002
Mein Auto: ///Motorized Vehicles
Sorry, didn't see this sooner (we've been "on the beach" all week...
Glad you figured it out; yes, you had to rotate that panel out of the way of the brake pipe (without disconnecting it). It's just as much trouble to put back in, but I still feel it's worth the effort when installing headers.
Removing the air pump will have no benefit on performance, just gets rid of "that ugly thing from under the hood" as you say. Without it, you would get a check engine light; People have made up simulators but it can be tricky to fool. Engine management software can be told to ignore the lack of a pump, but that's generally guys writing the software for forced induction, although there may be a "race only/non street legal" version of the Shark Injector for such purposes. The only thing that would motivate me to remove it, would be if I needed the space to mount a water/methanol injection tank (forced induction option).
Almost all of the old pictures, certainly every car I've worked on since 2005, are now on my own server, so should be at the same (physical & virtual) address for a while: www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3
Links to header jobs, not sure how much that will help you now...
http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/i...k_car_headwork (pulled head__coated stock headers)
http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/index.php/ccr (Camille's car)
http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/i...E-Supercharged (S-54 supercharged Coupe, but includes header & cat work)
http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/index.php/Tweety_Two (WHOLE totally coated supercharged S-52 engine build w/headers)
http://www.spcarsplus.com/gallery3/i...AMcD_hdrs-brks (S-52 headers on a Coupe__*supposed* to get car back this winter for supercharging...)
For anything else, you should call: 419 350 1098
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 Wine Red
1961 McCulloch R1 go-kart Screaming Yellow
1999///M Rdstr Cosmos Black
2001///M Rdstr Steel Gray
2011 X5 35i Sport Deep Sea Blue/Cinnamon