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Old 10-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #601
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just wow. Beautiful work. Props.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #602
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Here is a home made efr going on my project car, a 99 w PS and AC slow progress one hour here and there kind of pace


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Old 10-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #603
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That looks great. I'm thinking something similar. How are you going to route the intercooler? Looks tight.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:35 PM   #604
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Don't shoot me but i am going water to air IC, a similar setup that i used on my M45 1.6 w AC and PS if it can keep intake charge cool on that 1.6 @ 8k it will do just fine on this much more efficient turbo setup.
I moved tha AC condencer 2" fwd and installed the oem radiator w u channel caps in its place for cooling the water and going w a koyo and sumitomo fans.






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Use what you already have, I understand. You can always change later. Do you happen to have a jig for the manifold? Didn't you have a cad file with the flange?
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:31 PM   #606
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I made a crude fixture with a head and turbo flange that positions each at the correct location relative to each other and then bolted the actual manifold flanges to it and build it from there, i would use 1-1/4 sch 40 but weld fittings insread of the 1-1/2 i used if i was to do it again, it will make the manifold more compact for a better fit and keep higher exhaust velocity most likley improoving spool; i am considering buildimg another one just for those reasons.
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I made a crude fixture with a head and turbo flange that positions each at the correct location relative to each other and then bolted the actual manifold flanges to it and build it from there, i would use 1-1/4 sch 40 but weld fittings insread of the 1-1/2 i used if i was to do it again, it will make the manifold more compact for a better fit and keep higher exhaust velocity most likley improoving spool; i am considering buildimg another one just for those reasons.
Sounds exactly like what I did, except I did use 1.25 sch40 steam pipe. I also used solid works to print out 1:1 scale side views of each bend so that I could match them up perfectly when cutting.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:16 PM   #608
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I don't have SW and have been asking my boss to let me purchase a seat, for the time being i purchased Inventor LT suite on my own so i can draw parts and get by for the time being, one great trick i started using is a line laser from a small bench top drill that i use for marking the parts before cutting them, that saved a lot of fitting and sanding.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:37 AM   #609
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Adding to the twincharged post.



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Old 11-09-2013, 09:47 PM   #610
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Start of a top mount BP turbo manifold for a CRAZY NB.




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This is the result of working in a shop where you're not the only welder.



I didn't have enough time to finish the other night, i come in today to find it "finished".
I think it's pretty clear where i left off.
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This is the result of working in a shop where you're not the only welder.



I didn't have enough time to finish the other night, i come in today to find it "finished".
I think it's pretty clear where i left off.
At least the other guy choose to use the tig rather than a poorly setup spool gun.
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Implying I used a spool gun?
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Implying I used a spool gun?
I was making the ol' swicharoo joke.
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I was making the ol' swicharoo joke.
I've used a spool gun once. It worked but it was kind of annoying to use.
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Nothing exciting, just welded up a rocker box for my roll cage down bars to tie into instead of floor plates. POS Matco MIG welder and .030" wire.

(Note: Looks like SS plate, but is just cold rolled strip)

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That' looks really tidy Dan, very nice work.

Looks like you could almost get the OEM heatshield over the top for an ultra stealth install.
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Thanks, thats the idea, we will see how we go

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or a heatsheild from a Nissan sr20 manifold would likely fit even better, being that the manifolds are that general shape.
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