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Old 08-19-2015, 01:15 PM   #4181
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mind posting yours so I can play around with the lower kpa fields a little? I won't use it as copy/paste, just to experiment if messing with boost settings doesn't get my desired results.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:37 PM   #4182
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Sure, when I'm home and have my lappy toppy
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:54 PM   #4183
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On another note, anyone else realize you end up making a shitload of brackets throughout the build of your car? I have made so many I've lost count.

Used the old AC condensor bracket and after a little drilling grinding, rivnuts, and some undercoating spray(vibrations) it's no longer zip-tied to the headlight motor.

Little farther away from the heat as well

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Old 08-19-2015, 02:05 PM   #4184
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Proper bracket material -- HD/Lowes Racing aluminum stock:

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Proper bracket material -- HD/Lowes Racing aluminum stock:
Love that stuff, and I used it for all my radiator and fan brackets, but I was bereft and have about 30#s of misc brackets sitting in a box so...meh, it was the perfect size for the EBC.
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I was just showing off my aluminum brazing.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:12 PM   #4187
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If I wasn't saving for a tow dolly, then I'd be buying a mig welder. Welding is one of the few skills(humor my subtle sarcasm) I haven't tried/invested in with this car build.

But yes Hornet, *pats you on the back* you still got them skills!
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:13 PM   #4188
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<p>Jeff get one of these.</p><p></p><p>3rd aluminum weld ever:</p><p></p><p>You can make some cool stuff.</p>
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If I wasn't saving for a tow dolly, then I'd be buying a mig welder. Welding is one of the few skills(humor my subtle sarcasm) I haven't tried/invested in with this car build. But yes Hornet, *pats you on the back* you still got them skills!
</p><p>Skip mig go to tig.</p>
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:15 PM   #4190
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The coffers ain't unlimited. I have no need for one at this point as well. It'd merely be hobby purchase at this point.

The whole fab/create stuff portion of the build is fairly well wrapped up(thank god).
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:17 PM   #4191
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<p></p><p>Skip mig go to tig.</p>
Sounds like good advice.

How does TIG do on steel? Mostly see folks using it for aluminum. I guess a cheapo flux-core welder or stick welder could handle steel needs.

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Old 08-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #4192
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Campbell HausfeldŽ 115V MIG / Flux Core Wire Feed Welder - 167107, Welders & Accessories at Sportsman's Guide
I has this. Cheap, and you won't be able to penetrate really thick stuff, but it works just fine for 99% of the things I need it for.
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<p>TIG handles steel like a ******* boss. You see your sexy manifold? Thats TIG on steel.</p><p>Lets be real, if we talk jeff into buying a welder he will end up with some $10k miller.</p>
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:08 PM   #4194
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If you want to TIG aluminum, make sure you buy an AC capable machine. If it is a DC only machine, you ain't gon weld no aluminum, ever (98% true).
It is possible to weld aluminum without AC, but the welds look awful and you need helium gas to make the arc super hot and the weld will be filthy dirty and fail.

Tig machines make really nice welds, but you have to make your material super clean, and it takes forever compared to a big wirefeed MIG.
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I'm starting to sense resistance to our suggestions though.

But Jeff, just think of the beautiful stainless bread racks you could build!! Shiny!!
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I'm starting to sense resistance to our suggestions though.

But Jeff, just think of the beautiful stainless bread racks you could build!! Shiny!!
Sorry, 2 years of building this thing has slightly left me apathetic towards the shiny shiny things. I just want to maintain it and drag it to the track and enjoy my fiscal irresponsible hobby, not the wrenching/wiring/cursing/troubleshooting aspect.

If you can tell, I'm slightly annoyed at all the **** that's broken in the past 8 months. That is probably mostly due to a lot of bakery repair bills on equipment this year as well though.
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<p>Jeff get one of these.</p><p>[url=http://imgur.com/24Nmm5z]</p>
That's the welder I got Jefe. It's awesome.
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:05 PM   #4198
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Well I didn't get to play around with logging boost and timing as I hoped, work has been killing me.

I did manage to melt my speedo cable so I've got a new one coming in tomorrow so I'm not using GPS to hold my speed at 4100 RPM so I know I'm going 85mph...that gets old. This time a little aluminum tape wrapped around it to help reflect some of that manifold heat!

I did pick up a MBC to play with. After I play with it so I'm at 20psi I'll mess around with using it in conjunction with my EBC so the valve is 100% closed till 20 psi. Merely interested if it changes anything and these things are dirt cheap.



Mostly excited about this for my VW though. Eliminates the annoyance of your subframe shifting/creaking/going out of alignment by locking your bolts in a centralized location so they can't shift.



Stupid subframe design!

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<p>... that's a JSW subframe?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;Hmm... ze aluminum is cheap, vat is ze best vay to use more aluminum?&quot;</p>
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:03 PM   #4200
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Plus for assembly speed at the factory their bolt tolerances are ****. Want to remove your front sway bar? Have to drop your subframe!
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