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Sexy Welds

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by jimboburgess, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    Check out my downpipe, i guess this is called a whitey bend (from homemadeturbo) and the manifold all finished, i decided to route the wastegate back into the exhaust so it would pass inspection, thank god all we have around here is a visual imspection. I also made the that wacky 7 bolt flange that attaches to the turbo, it blocks off the stock wastegate.
     

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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    that looks like shit,
     
  3. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    awesome shit, the pipe bender at the shop doesn't make bends that tight, only option i had without waiting a week to get manderl bends.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    your car is hating you right now...
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well grind down the welds and it might clean up just a little
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    those look a little chunky.. not saying i can do better, but .. yea
     
  7. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    isn't going to change the flow characteristics, already grinded the inside, i don't mind if it looks bad, less time killing my ears with an air powered die grinder.
     
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    Turn the wirespeed on your welder down a tad, it will make your welds look a LOT cleaner. But I guess you're already done so it doesn't matter much.
    As long as nothing leaks, I say it looks great :thumbsup:
     
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    You take a lose bend and cut it? Fuck is it that hard to get 2 shit bent? If it is maybee I should get into.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    that is true, i like how it looks shows ingenuity and craftsmenship, doesn't need to look pretty to go fast and it'll function the way i intended
     
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    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    THe welds look like crap. BUt who cares. Just make sure it doesnt leak


    Great job making your own dp. LOW BUDGET STYLE...i like that:worthy:

    Good luck with your project.
     
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    looks like the piping has a fungus infection :eek:
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Grind that shit down man. The functional budget looks is fine, but you're pushing it here :lol:

    When are you going to install all the new parts?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    fuck grinding it down, i dont really bother unless i think something is going to leak, then i can weld over it! ahaha!

    +1 for home grown ingenuity, regardless of what it looks like.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    i got and installed the turbo rebuild kit, so by wednesday i hope to have all except the oil and water lines. once i have those installed it is a matter of tuning for the 11psi that the wastegate is set at, as my car sits it has a tune for a much smaller turbo with much less psi.

    grinding and rewelding isn't something i have time for with classes and trying to do this build all at the same time, i also have to manage a social life somewhere in there and playing in a regional band.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    i got and installed the turbo rebuild kit, so by wednesday i hope to have all except the oil and water lines. once i have those installed it is a matter of tuning for the 11psi that the wastegate is set at, as my car sits it has a tune for a much smaller turbo with much less psi.

    grinding and rewelding isn't something i have time for with classes and trying to do this build all at the same time, i also have to manage a social life somewhere in there and playing in a regional band.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I wouldnt try running that car on the same map. Definately going to be VERY lean.
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    way to go on he helen keller welds! but yeah i'd spend the time on it to grind them down...it'll look better. but hells yeah man, great job!
     
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    hellen keller welds :lmao:
     
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