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Old 05-22-2013, 02:22 AM   #461
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^ that customer actually reported a drop from a consistent 9.18 to a consistent 9.12, from the exhaust upgrade alone. Keep in mind, i was simply asked to replicate that setup, its truly not ideal, not being equal length, or long enough for that matter. Just goes to show what a difference having a proper collector will make.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #462
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So much eye candy.

Some of the little things:

had to relocate the wastegate actuator, so i made a new bracket.




simple manifold reinforcement:


What i do all day, everyday:

True duals 2.5" stainless steel 05 Tundra.


Stainless backsplash for a friends kitchen:


Veggie omelet burrito/Taco:


Unfortunately my work doesn't touch the skill-set I've been seeing on this thread. I'm very jealous.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:36 PM   #463
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Heres some mufflers for a ferrari 365 gtb4 daytona. I'll post pictures of the whole system when I have it all completed, quad pipes.

Everything is stainless.

started by forming the end pieces.



cut and rolled some cans out of 16g, with some extra.



Beads rolled, holes punched.


hand rolled and welded perforated tube.. (this was hardly by choice, i'm on a time restriction here, and couldn't get the material I needed.)



Mufflers packed with Stainless steel packing



Tips fabbed up, with flared transitions.


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Old 05-29-2013, 08:18 PM   #464
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I wanna learn to make mufflers meow.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:12 PM   #465
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I wanna learn to make mufflers meow.
He pretty much went through the fab part. The ones I made out of aluminum were easy design wise, just take a whole bunch of labor time. Packing is the tricky part, the easy button is to just buy burns packing.

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:19 AM   #466
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Some equal length headers with stepped primaries for a 95 camaro. Space simply wasn't available down low on the passenger side, so they went up.







Thought I'd share this too, since sometimes I loose my lighter
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m188/zanderguerra/BC54BB52-12CB-4C9A-BEE8-07BFEF57EB7C-286-00000017ADCFE764.mp4
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How do you weld regularly and not set that jew fro on fire?
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Some pretty sick fabrication going on in this thread. I'm sure I said that already a few times.

Here's a PWC dolly I made before the winter. Quickly disassembles and hangs on the wall.



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How do you weld regularly and not set that jew fro on fire?
That's why I only use the tig welder. I'm afraid.
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Some pretty sick fabrication going on in this thread. I'm sure I said that already a few times.

Here's a PWC dolly I made before the winter. Quickly disassembles and hangs on the wall.




Nice work. That looks pro.

It would have been slick to weld some tabs to the bottom frame and the padded cradle and then pivot-bolt the uprights to that, so the whole thing would scissor down flat for storage. Even set the uprights inboard so that when "up" the legs would extend down even with the long lower rails, with a pin to lock them. (Although it would have to be aluminum to lift it all up and hang it though..
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Pathetic compared to some of the other stuff in this thread, but I recently repaired a split JR header. Welded around then some reinforcement tabs to hopefully strengthen it up a bit. Here's some free advice: Don't drag your exhaust around a lap of PIR supported by nothing but the header.



Welder: $80 reconditioned HF flux-core 110v MIG.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #472
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V6 accord for some HELLAFAB!

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Stainless intakes sound so good on Hondas. A LOT nicer than aluminum and its raspiness.
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Not as pretty as some of the stuff on here but I'm building a single turbo setup for a 2011 Nissan 370Z

This is the merge and up-pipe. Pretty much done except there's a flex pipe on there now.

IMAG1074 by Gorillazfan, on Flickr

Here's the down pipe

IMAG1153 by Gorillazfan, on Flickr

Not to shabby for a MIG

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^ I wanna see this project
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^ I wanna see this project
Its not much at the moment. Ill throw more pictures up then.
Basically its a modified Borg s256, 1000cc ID injectors, tial ewg and bov, all custom piping. Shooting for 450-500 safely on 93. And then 500-550 on e85.

We've gotten some hate for not using the precision 6266 everyone else does but they rate that at like 990hp capable. This Borg, with upgrades, should take us to 600whp and hopefully with e85 and ebc make full torque 1000rpm sooner then any other kit
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:14 AM   #476
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Made an intake for my 12v cummins.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:39 PM   #477
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So being a welder by profession does not help when you're shittered drunk...

Whipped up a little cart for the Tig machine today. Used the Miller 211(i love this thing)

But as i said, being drunk does not help anything.





Clearly it's not done yet. I started hearing gunshots (yes, really) plus it was getting dark.
Going to put a bit of sheet metal down on the bottom, and get some 1/8x(whatever the casters i have is) and make them stick out a little from the frame. After getting getting as far as i did i realized it was a little tippy. That will all be solved after i mount the casters.
Might put a few hangers on the sides for all the different lines and what not.

Will try out the plasma cutter tomorrow to cut the sheet metal. Using that little itty bitty compressor you see next to the Miller. We'll see how it goes...
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Pfft. Gunshots... I hear gunfire almost every time I go to my shop. Can't let a little gunfire interrupt your productivity.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #479
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My temporary exhaust until I have time to finish the rest of it. It definitely quiets the car down over my open and turned down downpipe nothing like open exhaust turbo cars spoolin up though...

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Sobered up for a few minutes and finished this.

Gonna get a bottle, then i'll be almost ready to make some exhausts.



Used the plasma cutter. It worked great, and my little air compressor believe it or not, was more than enough.




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