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Old 05-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Recycled exhaust manifold

I attacked my 1.8 manifold with a 4.5 inch grinder and a stick welder.


4 hours later and voila! my no hit block special is born









next step vband!
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Holy **** that is so damn boss!

Props to you, good sir!
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Nifty
You used to see this stuff all the time, then everybody got baller.
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That's awesome, really impressive work.
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I need a welder.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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Any pics of it mounted to the head? Thats some good welding with an arc welder in such a small space. Bet it was a pain on the insides of the runners, or did you weld them up, and then weld it to the flange?
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I agree: that's good stuff.
And if you did a good job welding it, I don't see why it won't hold up for a LONG time.
Too bad our manifolds aren't made like that in the US
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Holy **** that is so damn boss!

Props to you, good sir!
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Any pics of it mounted to the head? Thats some good welding with an arc welder in such a small space. Bet it was a pain on the insides of the runners, or did you weld them up, and then weld it to the flange?
The welding was easy enough. I welded the collector up first, then the runners and lastly the slip joints at the flange and collector. I used a small rod (1.6mm2 308 stainless) which is good for getting into tight spots.

(For a crazy but simple solution how about tying a stubby downpipe elbow back into the stock 2 to 1 piping flange and a close on vacuum operated screamer pipe through the hood! As if there isn't enough drama all ready when boost hits...but having to contend with a rocket launch as well!)

It may be a while before it gets mounted as the current set up on my car works well. Possibly a winter project.
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close on vacuum operated screamer pipe


How about using a heat riser valve dumping to a screamer pipe? Has any one tried this? It closes with vacuum / opens with boost.

Probably a cabin mounted manual boost controller could be used to ramp the closing time or lock it closed.
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Honestly that ^ seems like a better option than the spring flapper in the muffler.

I also have the feeling this manifold will have a deep subbie type growl.

When the 2nd cylinder fires, it takes a longer path than the next #1 cylinder then they meet about together. Then the 3rd cylinder fires takes a longer path than the 4th and again they meet together.
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more recycling.... resonator skin to heat shield

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This guy gets double props from me. Yessssss!
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Cool work. When I do fab work it ends up ugly or nonfunctional.
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very cool
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How about using a heat riser valve dumping to a screamer pipe? Has any one tried this? It closes with vacuum / opens with boost.

Probably a cabin mounted manual boost controller could be used to ramp the closing time or lock it closed.
where did you find this?
LINK?
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wut

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FUKKK

damn that looks better than my stupid begi log manifold.

u r a god.
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where did you find this?
LINK?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390417734620...5.l2649http://

(On ebay I searched for heat riser or efe valve)

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damn that looks better than my stupid begi log manifold.
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Hideously beautiful. Very ingenious and well-done!
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This thread was great until the stupid cutout was posted.
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