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Old 12-05-2007, 02:15 PM   #21
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Actually I'll wait until I switch the flanges on the TT manifold and send your and my stuff out, maybe get a quantity discount
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How much for a manifold and DP like that?
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:08 PM   #23
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I'll have a better idea once I'm done. Not cheap.
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Old 12-05-2007, 05:23 PM   #24
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nice job with pics (on paul's site) - highly recommended for anybody considering a mani build it sure is purty
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:38 PM   #25
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they are tim's pics. he posted em on a local miata club site, i just copied them to mine.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:35 AM   #26
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Done welding. I took some pics but they look like the above pics with welds around each pipe. DP sunday.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:06 AM   #27
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sad how i have to find out the progress of my build the same way the rest of you do...


i'll be there sunday morning. 8am? 7am? 6?
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:18 AM   #28
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Bitch I was gonna call you, figured I'll let you sleep in on your day off. I'm a nice guy like that.

I'll let you know what time. Acutally I still have to check with the Pops to see if the garage is open.
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:28 AM   #29
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Tim, how did you learn to do that? Did you just "go for it" or did someone teach you?
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:02 AM   #30
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Build a manifold? Yeah I just did it. I'm self taught in all my fab stuff. I got tired of paying a shitload for junk parts.

My greddy manifold cracked and so I ordered an FM2 kit. Kit arrived minus one big part (I forget which). After a few months of waiting for that part I said fuckit. Returned the FM kit and used the money for the welder. I think that's how it went anyway. I actually advertized that FM kit on the old greddyturbofaqs forum. Man that's going back a while.

I splurged on a good welder, Lincoln TIG 185. I used an air cutoff tool/thing for this manifold for the first time. All my other manifolds I used a dremel tool and standard cutoff wheels. I would go thru a sleeve but it doesn't take as long as you'd think. The air tool felt faster but liked to whip out of my hand so it took me longer to do it. The second half of the manifold took half the time, once I got used to the air tool.

And a die grinder, chop saw, and bench grinder with a low-grit wheel for grinding the sections into shape after I cut them with the dremel. Everything's craftsman and old. That's really it so far.

Oh and I used my dad's bearing press to make the primaries oval where they meet up with the head flange. I guess that's important to add.

The timer says 7 hours total.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:05 AM   #31
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Tim, how did you learn to do that? Did you just "go for it" or did someone teach you?

You learned how to do it in kindergarten; cutting construction paper and gluing, it's just now going to a new medium and learning the tools.
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haha true. I was really bad at cutting things out. And coloring. Never within the lines :(
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Old 12-06-2007, 02:21 PM   #33
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Guess that's the best part of welding, you are supposed to go outside of the lines a little and you can always smooth up a rough cut with a grinder.
They should have taught us to use powertools in kindergarten, we'd have been better off.
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:03 AM   #34
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a few more pics of the build. all pics can be found at http://www.shoremotorsports.com/PaulSingleTurbo.html







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Old 12-10-2007, 02:09 AM   #35
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forgot to mention:

- sharpest bend in the downpipe is 55
- 3" stainless mandrel
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Looking mighty nice! Glad that yours is the tester setup.
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That there is some nice work
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #38
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I'll take one

I wish there was something like this available for the 1600. I could probably do something similar myself but dodgier if only I had access to a welder.

Nice work mate.

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I want to see how this setup works with the 2871
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I want to see how this setup works with the 2871
Then secretly put the 2871 in the kit for paul and I highly doubt he'll ask to downgrade to the 2560. It'll still spool very well with the 1.8 + 99 head + his AbsurdFlow exhaust.
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