Minty Smash: VK56 S13 Build Update #3

Greg has been updating the progress of the VK56 S13 build on a few local and national forums, but it is high time to get the blog updated with the build as well! Things are really taking shape and many of the hurdles are getting ironed out. The goal from day one has been to produce a COMPLETE swap kit that will make the swap a bolt-on, drop-in affair…and I’m excited to say we are nearing that goal!

So early on in the build and sometime before that I have been interested in CNC. Due to this build though I was forced to actually do something about it. I wanted to start basic and through some google searching I found Sketch-Up. It is easy to learn and for what I was needing it works great. Here are a few different parts for the build:

Exhaust flange idea stage:

Exhaust flange version 1:

Exhaust flange version 2:

Exhaust flange version 3:

Exhaust flange version 4:

Exhaust flange version 5:

Exhaust flange in .dxf:

Intake flange on paper:

Attempting different ways to get accurate enough oil pan dimensions:

Oil pan started:

I am by no means a wiz at this but with a little practice it keeps getting easier.