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Old 12-15-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Well, I had this done last weekend, but never got the pics taken. Weirtech flanges and Ace Stainless weld els FTW. After welding I took it to work and had one of the guys mill the flange flat for me. It probably would have been OK, but now I don't have to worry about it.
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Wow, that looks really good!
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Nice welds.
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Needs more boost.
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That is NICE!

One off, or considering a production run?
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nice work man
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total cost not including G-jobs?
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Stien, how did you make the holes in the pipes so 2 and 3 can merge into 1 and 4?
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Needs more boost.
If Stephanie would ever ship me my Zoom3 I could get to it.
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That is NICE!

One off, or considering a production run?
Definitely a one off. I'll never do another stainless weld el manifold. Way too tough to saw and grind.
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total cost not including G-jobs?
Weirtech flanges are $22 and $12 respectively, six weld els $32, so $66 plus another $20 or so for shipping.

I just checked and Ace Stainless has lowered the prices more since I bought mine. Now down to $5.05 each for the 1 1/2"

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I anyone decides to build one, I have two els left over that they can have for the price of shipping.
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Stien, how did you make the holes in the pipes so 2 and 3 can merge into 1 and 4?
That part really sucked, especially in stainless. Drilled a 3/4" hole and hogged it out with a carbide burr in an air die grinder. I taped the shop vac in #1 and taped off #4 and ran it the whole time. Those carbide burrs throw off nasty needle burrs. The vac worked well.

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Definitely a one off. I'll never do another stainless weld el manifold. Way too tough to saw and grind.
Just modifying the stud holes on a BP flange to fit the F was torture. And that was with my custom SST. Nice mani job!
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I had posted up in-process photos in another thread, but I don't know if everyone saw them there.

Here they are again.
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if you would of used a backing gas an cap the holes you coulda got a nice full penetration weld and not have to do any post grinding as long as you didnt booger it up.
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if you would of used a backing gas an cap the holes you coulda got a nice full penetration weld and not have to do any post grinding as long as you didnt booger it up.
Yeah, but I didn't want to rig up a tee, line, valve just for one stainless job. Like I said, first and last one ever. But you are right, it is the best way to do it.
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stein that is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!

that is exactly what me and my father are getting ready to make here really shortly. just waiting on his brand new tig/mig to come in.

so you got away with only using 4 weld els? nice, thats what Im planning on.

and VERY interested in the 2 your giving away, I'm in sacramento, ca 95842 pm me a shipping quote and paypal addy and I'll take em right away.

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stein that is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!

that is exactly what me and my father are getting ready to make here really shortly. just waiting on his brand new tig/mig to come in.

so you got away with only using 4 weld els? nice, thats what Im planning on.

and VERY interested in the 2 your giving away, I'm in sacramento, ca 95842 pm me a shipping quote and paypal addy and I'll take em right away.

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Six weld els to make mine. You can't do it this way with 4. $5.00 should ship the two I have. paypal jkunkle at garnerindustries dot com. Glad you can use them.
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MONEY SENT thanx a lot man
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That is NICE!

One off, or considering a production run?
my dad (licensed/certified professional welder) is considering starting making these after we make mine if there is any need for em. downpipes as well
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