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Old 12-27-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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So the flanges/weld els finally got here form weirtech and 2 from stein (thanx again). Today we are bored and decide to get started on the manifold.
after much arguing and measuring, we decide to make it similar to the etd shorty:




and so it begins:



for now we just tack welded everything together to get the design and test fit it to make sure it all goes in good. His brand new (NICE) welding machine should get here in a while, and we will finish it up and start grinding down.

While test fitting we realized the turbo was clocked completely wrong, and wga bracket was all sorts of ghetto fabbed:


so I took off the hotside, clocked it:


and made a nice new bracket for it:



overall was pretty easy/cool day.
Will keep yall updated as we finish up the mani and fab up a dp.....(woulda been done today with everything if we had the good/strong welding machine thats soon to come)

It aint much, but its progress.

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looks nice. homemade manifold FTW.
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couple more pictures I forgot to add:

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How fun is it trying to oval out the pipes with a vice!

Nice to see not another log
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is that mild or stainless tube?
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o i love manifold builds
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looks bad *** so far
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How fun is it trying to oval out the pipes with a vice!

Nice to see not another log
it is actually not that hard just have to be careful not to overdo it
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is that mild or stainless tube?
looks like stainless from ace
i love mani builds as well
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The fun part will be the middle two runners.
Looks good thus far. That stainless is a PITA to cut isnt it.
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thanx guys. it is a BIG PITA!! so friggin strong and stubborn. I got the tubes/flanges from weirtech, stainless steel and STRONG!!

The middle runners will be hard to dremel out inside but before that we are waiting on the new welding machine to really melt these suckers together before we move forward.

btw, we only used the vice on 2 of the els. the others my dad beat to shape with a big *** hammer LOL
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What sort of toys were in the box???
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Looks good man, I agree homebuilt mani's FTW and that's it's not a log style.

Looks like from the smooshed ends in this pic that the two middle runners will be pointing towards each other?

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What sort of toys were in the box???
Looks like medium pucci pups
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Manifold build threads are always a win.. keep up the good work.
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What's the advantage of the ss over mild when using a heavy gauge? I'd think the softer metal would be more resistant to cracking with heat/cool cycles.
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Nice work 18psi!

Good way to start the new year!
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What's the advantage of the ss over mild when using a heavy gauge? I'd think the softer metal would be more resistant to cracking with heat/cool cycles.
SS don't rust, and it will dissipate less heat in the engine bay.
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I've had my mild sched 40 dp on for over two years and it's not rusting. I don't think it gets a chance with all the heat its dissipating in the engine bay.
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