It's starting to look like we'll actually get the head finished and tested soon! Winter is in full force here in southern Finland, but that is not going to stop us from testing the head in our retired race mini. Mechanically it's fairly complete, there are some plugs that need to be put in and a few threads that need to be made, but other than that it's pretty much done. It also turns out that getting the shorter head studs we need for the head is a bit problematic, we actually had to order them from a machine shop.

There is a lot of wiring left and we still need to sort out the 3D printing. We have received the parts we need to hopefully fix the problems with the 3D printer. Below are 2 rendered pictures of what the complete intake manifold is going to look like. It features equal length runners and was designed to be as compact as possible to fit inside the engine compartment. Because of its size we have to print it in 3 pieces, the first one can be seen in one of the pictures lower down. At the moment it's designed for use with a Ford Mondeo 1.8 throttle body.

More information and pictures of the collectors can be found here