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Old 04-09-2010, 11:24 PM   #101
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Thanks for pointing that out. Ill **** with it tomorrow. Oh man how much is left for it to be done.
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Thanks for pointing that out. Ill **** with it tomorrow. Oh man how much is left for it to be done.
Just the welding. Its all tacked together in place, just needs a couple hours worth of welding and it'll be done. End is definitely in site! Sorry I didn't finish it today :(
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No worries meng, I can wait another week

JK is all good
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No worries meng, I can wait another week

JK is all good
Not a week! I should have it done monday. Just cant do much to it this weekend cause i'm autocrossing tomorrow and sunday.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:07 AM   #105
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^^^Yay!!!!!


Ok, stupid question time. Today I failed at installing the sandwich plate and the oil pressure sensor. First, no matter how tight I wrenched the sensor the ******* will leak. Second, I could not get the gauge to work-wiring wise. I followed the instructions, ground, 12V source, to and from sensor, as matter of fact I used the same 12v and ground that I use for my WB, and it did not work. Comments?? Suggestion??
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Did you use any thread sealant on the sensor that goes into the sandwich plate? (put it on the plugs for the extra holes too)
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:59 AM   #107
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No. Will get some.

Edit: Teflon tape???
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no. Will get some.

edit: Teflon tape???
no!
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this looks like a car ive seen b4
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Old 04-11-2010, 09:37 PM   #110
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no!
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What??
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:19 PM   #111
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Your manifold killed my vice! It was on its way out anyway, had to go use my friend's vice to finish smooshing the runners into the oval shape.

Been welding all morning, just got back from lunch and going to continue at it! Pictures tonight!
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K, pics.

Pretty much all welded up except the turbo flange which is the easiest part to weld.

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My buddy showed up and started talking **** about my welds so I told him to stfu and show me what he could do. I thought i'd call his bluff but omg, these are amazing. Never seen someone make a mig weld look like a tig weld.
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And got an action shot of him.
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Sexy, xexy (the manifold)
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I see no shock travel here. Looks like you're right on the bumpstop.



I didn't get your manifold finished today :(
+1, you need to either raise the car or trim that bump stop.
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+1, you need to either raise the car or trim that bump stop.
Im surprised you have nothing to say about my sexy manifold
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What settings did he change on the welder to get it to look like that, lower the wire speed then the rest was all technique?
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What settings did he change on the welder to get it to look like that, lower the wire speed then the rest was all technique?
He turned up the wire a bit but its all in his Torch control. I finished up the manifold today by welding on the turbo flange and practiced some of the stuff he taught me. It came out OK but not as pretty as his welds. He did teach me how to tie my beads in together better. Its all about heating up the wire in front of the end of your last bead, then moving back over it to tie it in before continuing the new bead. Hard to explain, easier to see done. His tie-ins are almost perfect.
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Im surprised you have nothing to say about my sexy manifold


It looks like..................mine!

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I see no shock travel here. Looks like you're right on the bumpstop.
This way he doesn't have to worry about that coil bind that's about to be going on.
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Another nice manifold build
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