Here’s an example of roll cage designed to meet or exceed safety requirements written by Formula Drift 2012
Many have seen, only now this manifold is complete. Hand made aluminum intake manifold for Buick 350.
Fuel injector bungs located for complete fuel injection upgrade/install on the Buick wagon this manifold is destined for. The car will be turbocharged with a boss 74mm turbo. Pressurization will feed the manifold through a 90mm throttle body. Flanges that mate with the cylinder heads have been cut with precision on the mill using hand controls. Injector bung were also custom cut on the lathe. Coolant and crank breather bungs are off the shelf pieces from Earls. Conceptual design in joint effort by Ansel White and Wesley Harcourt. Fully welded in house at Monzo Speed by Ansel.
Next up to do on this project is an aluminum radiator core support, full intercooler plumbing, turbo mounting, plumbing, and complete exhaust system. Now that snow has found its way back to Tahoe, the daily driven Buick will soon go under the knife and find some new awesomeness! Keep checking back to see the progress on this as well as other awesome Monzo Speed creations.
We pimped out this 1962 Mercedes Unimog with a custom snorkel. Should this Mog wade the Truckee River and an engine snorkel is required, the driver is now fitted with his own snorkel to compliment ear muffs for loud road noise and gas mask for those questionable situations…
This Snorkel is made from mandrel bent 3″ tube and 16 gauge sheet. The top hat is internally baffled to deflect rain from entering the snorkel through the dimpled inlet holes. A drain hole was drilled near the bottom in effort to reduce the water directly injected into the factory oil-bath filtration device. The bottom mounting flange is .125″ plate. Also down at the cowl, the factory louvers are retained on the Mog sheet metal. A cork gasket was cut to resemble a vintage look. Stainless fasteners used throughout.
Pictured is a Jeep CJ 5 that was brought to us with stock Dana drivetrain, a Scout steering box and a customer tired of breaking tie rod ends. The most sensable answer was to upgrade the entire tie rod and drag link setup to 1 ton truck parts. We hit up Performance Steering Components (PSC) for a tie rod kit that contains 1 ton Chevrolet truck tie rod ends with 7 degree taper, 1.375 OD x .188 wall DOM tube, coresponding threaded bungs and jam nuts. Ths kit is meant to be installed on top of the steering knuckle but due to leaf spring clearance issues and a budget we left the tie rod on the bottom and used Synergy suspension tapered adapter to fasten the drag link to the not wrong side of the tie rod end. Now with mega duty tie rod ends this guy has no choice but to out wheelin and break something else!
A few too many smacks from the old Earth aided by fast spooling boost and you may find yourself like Edan looking for more protection. Pictured here is a one off tube front bumper inspired by desert pre-runner trucks. Hopefully this will help future problems with control… Main construction is 1.75″ OD Mild Steel HREW tube with supports made of the same family 1.5″ and 1″ tube. The skid plate is .188″(3/16) thick Aluminum plate fastened using American Grade 8 hardware. This bumper bolts directly to the factory location using the stock studs and weld nuts with Class 12.9 locking fasteners. Grey primed because more supports and Hella 3000 driving lights are coming soon!