The custom fabrication thread! (Post pics of stuff you have made) - Page 27 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Fabulous Fabrication Post all your custom fabrication projects here; impress all your friends.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #521
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 2,535
Total Cats: 18
Default

Hotdogs into a fujitsubo on an Evo 8 with 400 awhp.







Dann
nitrodann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 07:38 AM   #522
Hittin' Boost & Cones
iTrader: (2)
 
240_to_miata's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
Posts: 2,555
Total Cats: 11
Default

MERKURS:
Truth. I built 3 MS1's for those. They are crazy little german/american bastard children
240_to_miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #523
hrk
Junior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 331
Total Cats: 2
Default

Winerack

Garage has less junk parts now.
Attached Thumbnails
The custom fabrication thread! (Post pics of stuff you have made)-dscn8489.jpg  
hrk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 11:02 PM   #524
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,352
Total Cats: 45
Default

In response to the wine rack:

Enginerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #525
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 176
Total Cats: -4
Default

Just a particularly nice set of cat delete pipes for a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera



Boost_addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 11:56 PM   #526
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 2,535
Total Cats: 18
Default

I saw this on fab life page.

I asked what cup and gasflow you used to get the excellent colour.

What I didnt ask though is what filler you are using. It looks like 308, but only a tiny bit of filler?

thanks,
Dann
nitrodann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 03:46 PM   #527
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,690
Total Cats: 95
Default

I know this is a small request, but can I see someone's valve cover that has been welded with a fitting for a catch can? just curious to see the configurations and am being lazy at sifting through build threads
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 02:58 AM   #528
Senior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 1,332
Total Cats: 55
Default




How I did mine
RyanRaduechel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 03:12 AM   #529
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,690
Total Cats: 95
Default

that looks sweet, I was thinking something just like that but wasnt sure. Were those weld on bungs or just a threaded fitting cleaned and welded on once threaded in? Also, is that a mount for dedicated coils? So clean!

One more question, how did you get all the steel pressed in there on the hotside, did you just drill it out or somehow pull it out?
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 03:30 AM   #530
Senior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 1,332
Total Cats: 55
Default

A little heat and a pair of pliers with some pulling and twisting motion and the steel nipple will come out. Those were weld in bungs and yes that is my coil mount. Finished result is this:

RyanRaduechel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 04:52 AM   #531
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,690
Total Cats: 95
Default

damn that is sexy, thanks for showing me and telling me how. Time to attack my cam cover.
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 11:07 AM   #532
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Grants Pass, OR.
Posts: 415
Total Cats: 8
Default

I'm running what looks to be the same catch can. I have both lines T'd into each other then into the can on one side and the other side runs to the intake tube between the air filter and the turbo. I don't see a vacuum line on yours? Nice looking work.
jmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #533
Senior Member
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 1,332
Total Cats: 55
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pen2_the_penguin View Post
damn that is sexy, thanks for showing me and telling me how. Time to attack my cam cover.
Thank you, and no problem. Good luck on yours.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmann View Post
I'm running what looks to be the same catch can. I have both lines T'd into each other then into the can on one side and the other side runs to the intake tube between the air filter and the turbo. I don't see a vacuum line on yours? Nice looking work.
I never even thought about vacuum, it seems to be working great as it is now. I drain it once a week, a lot of water from the E85. Not trying to be a smartass, but how would vacuum to the can help any when the can is vented to atmosphere?
RyanRaduechel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #534
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Grants Pass, OR.
Posts: 415
Total Cats: 8
Default

I was thinking the same thing, but everyone I've seen done at the track is that way. Mainly on high psi force inducted cars, maybe it helps. Maybe it isn't needed, but can't hurt I don't think. Anyway probably not necessary now that I think about it, one less hose.
jmann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 05:52 PM   #535
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 380
Total Cats: 30
Default

I've always wondered why you would have a vacuum hose AND breather too, surely the breather seriously diminishes any vacuum effect?

I suspect it just makes it easy to plug the breather when you need to be legal again.
Lokiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #536
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 3,929
Total Cats: 225
Default

Some mid process bullshit.







Letting it cool while it's clamped so it doesn't warp. Then i'll finish the last bits with it unclamped.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #537
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 228
Total Cats: 14
Default

Been chipping away at the front end. Cut forward of the strut towers to transition to round tube, and laid the radiator forward more to give me the clearance to duct out the hood.

Had to reclock the inlet on the radiator to work with the water pump and weld some mounting tabs to it, but no real drama. The new front end is fiberglass, so that bar and two mounts hanging under the frame rails are part of the front end mounting kit from S&W. The whole front end can just slide into the receiver mounts, and then dzus around the fenders for easy removal.

I picked up a few clamshell mounts from A&A that I will eventually weld the splitter brackets to. I'm going to attempt to support the splitter far enough forward this time that I won't need the cable supports. Basically, there will be four brackets that clamp around the lower frame rail, and each bracket will have some round tube struts to support the splitter.

Old fenders are just dangling there so I can ballpark some dimensions while the nose is being made. I'm estimating about 100 lbs of weight off the stock front end with the new setup, maybe more. The core support area was surprisingly heavy, as was the plastic nose itself, headlights/motor assembly, etc. Will lose about 15 pounds or so from the hood as well.

Supe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 04:18 AM   #538
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 176
Total Cats: -4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrodann View Post
I saw this on fab life page.

I asked what cup and gasflow you used to get the excellent colour.

What I didnt ask though is what filler you are using. It looks like 308, but only a tiny bit of filler?

thanks,
Dann
Just a regular gas lense, 15 on the regulator, about 30 amps. It's just fused with a perfect fit, no filler.
Boost_addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 08:54 AM   #539
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Posts: 2,535
Total Cats: 18
Default

Ah ok. Makes sense then. I thought it had filler.

Dann
nitrodann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #540
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 3,929
Total Cats: 225
Default

I just noticed. In my pictures above, the welds show a perfect example of welding a 304 flange to 316 pipe. That's why the welds were getting gray, while down around the flange they had nicer color to them.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
wiring wideband ground to battery terminal btabor ECUs and Tuning 10 09-28-2015 06:33 PM
Another Alternator thread ihiryu General Miata Chat 9 09-28-2015 11:22 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:16 PM.