DIY Stut Tower Brace

Discussion in 'DIY Tech Guides' started by JeremyH, Aug 29, 2020.

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  1. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    It's a fun project for sure waiting on special paint to finish it up. I used the boss 302 brace for my inspiration. Was what I had before and really liked it. I ended up with a 21 degree bend on one side and 22 on the other so both sides were within a degree of each other so I will take that. My rails are much higher and wider with this manifold so wanted to clear. But another hindsight I would probably move the bends 1-1.5" closer to center if doing again. Would still clear fine and put slightly less bend angle. This thing is frigging solid though, hefty brace for sure 1/8" thick steel throughout.

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  2. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Nice work!

    How long are the runners on that S&H intake? Do you use a bellmouth for the runners at the plenum end?
     
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  3. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    Thanks, think I'm gonna do a rear shock tower brace next.

    From head to top of the runner inlet inside is right at 9.5". Not a tradition na or vacuum bellmouth in a box design, plenum and runner radius was designed for boost and mid to high rpm power.

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  4. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    4 coats of Ford GT Liquid Blue Pearl and 4 coats of clear.

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  5. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    Finished product Installed.

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  6. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    Topped it off with a red white and blue Ford performance decal.

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  7. Fabman

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    1x3x.120 for the brace?
     
  8. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    I used .125 1/8" thick, plenty strong.

    In the end really depends on what your setup has room for the raised scoop on my cervinis hood gave me more room for the 3x1 1/8 thick tube steel. So I would check hood to manifold clearances for your setup and pick a size. If the 3x1 hadn't worked out my backup plan was to go tad smaller 2.5x.75 etc.
     
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  9. Norm Peterson

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    Either of those tubing sizes come in 14 gauge? Would be a bit lighter and still be plenty stiff/strong.


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  10. AndrewNagle

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    Came out great, nice job.
     
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  11. JeremyH

    JeremyH 3V Fuel Guru S197 Team Member

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    Thanks really happy with it!
     
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