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My custom log mani!

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by efhondakid, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Well its rainng outside and I got bored. I had a T25 turbo flange and an old ebay header laying around so I decided to see if I could build my own log style manifold out of it. Im just using a regular MIG welder so it might be a little tricky, but its looking good so far.

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  2. Luis998

    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Hey now, a big :thumbsup: to you for actually going for it, Byron. I give you props for being able to do it yourself and hope it works out. I'm in for the progress.
     
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    looks good so far, cant wait to see the finished product
     
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    damn man,looks good
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I know it's been a while but how's the manifold coming along, Byron?
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I scraped it. I cant butt-weld stainless with a MIG.:( No big deal though, I might try to make another one out of mild steel so it will be easier to weld.
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    At least you attempted it. I commend you. :thumbsup:
     
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    Tricky, but can be done. I usually maintain the normal feed rate but lower the amperage.
     
  9. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Tried that and it would still blow through it in places.
     
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    Well, it takes a lot of practice man. Welding is a real pain in the ass sometimes. There is a point where you don't get penetration so you kind of have to be really careful with that amperage. I usually grab a couple scrap pieces of steel and get it set before I move straight to the final product. What kind of welder are you using (obviously a MIG, specifics)?
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I hate it when I don't get any penetration. It feels like it's been forever since I...oh wait, we're talking about welding. :doh:
     
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    LMFAO Luis had a recent penetration fail :ph34r:
     
  13. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I gotta get a welder and start learning.
     
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    Yeah I just took a welding class in High School and kinda went from there. Its not really that hard.
     
  15. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I just picked up the welder one day and taught myself, its not that hard once you learn, (which Im still doing)
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    haha....I'd take a near miss nowadays. It's been a while. :eek:

    Hey Byron, do you think there might be a chance you may attempt the manifold again?
     
  17. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I may try a mild steel (a lot easier to weld) then have it powder coated.
     
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