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Old 10-29-2007, 10:15 AM   #21
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hey Mia,
did you buy the greddy down pipe from me?
yep, that was me.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:17 AM   #22
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Pretty awesome man. Hope that beast flows awesome. Do you have anything to bolt it to when you weld the runners to the flange?
I have an extra head I'm going to bolt it to to do the final welding.
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Old 10-29-2007, 11:41 AM   #23
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very nice work, i like
welds are not bad at all, good work
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:39 PM   #24
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Purty sweet man.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:20 PM   #25
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Bump for updated pics!
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:13 AM   #26
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Hi looks like it will flow well , the runners look quite big.
What inside diameter are they?
Do the runners end up bigger than your ports?
Thanks
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #27
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Woah this manifold looks familiar! hehe



Hey man, this build looks good. I give it to ya for doing it yourself, its tough but you'll feel great when it's done.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:11 PM   #28
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sorry guys. last couple of weekends have been full of family stuff. Hopefully will get it finished welding this weekend.

TurboTim, where did you get that from?
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:51 PM   #29
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I made it earlier this week as an alternate/rotated design of another manifold I'm making for Paul. Total concident it looks like yours I'd say you are on the right track, hehe. If it is very close to this model, it will place the turbo in a great position for a very straight downpipe. (No A/C or P/S). If you do finish it this weekend and mount your turbo, let me know how far away it is from the steering shaft boot. Oh, mine's for a 1.8, T2 flange. Original nonrotated manifold pic here so not to hijack the thread anymore

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Old 11-16-2007, 09:54 PM   #30
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his points up though, not down. otherwise, thats pretty crazy coincidence.
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:59 PM   #31
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his points up though, not down. otherwise, thats pretty crazy coincidence.
Ahh I didn't realize that...still nice position.
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:35 PM   #32
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cool, great minds think alike.

I was on a roll today. But alas, I ran out of wire, and the hardware store didn't have flux-core :/ Otherwise it would have been done today... And now that I got use to my welder more, the welds look a lot better
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:48 PM   #33
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I'm pretty happy with my first manifold



Close up of weld:
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:07 AM   #34
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Flux Core on a Turbo Manifold :( Probably going to keep cracking... Good luck with it!
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Congratulations on being a total buzzkill, you win the award for being the biggest ***.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:46 AM   #36
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Can't wait till I start attempting a tubular mani


here's a pic of my 3" dp I made today.

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back to you...


wirebrush that thing.. what type of rod are you using? It appears you are using a torch weld with acedylne and oxygen? And keep up the good work it's coming out great
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:05 AM   #37
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Congrats man. Awesome that you had the courage and determination to tackle making your own manifold. I've been playing with the welder, and can't imagine stitching up an entire manifold.
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Congratulations on being a total buzzkill, you win the award for being the biggest ***.
Advice is FREE, Experience is EXPENSIVE. I know from experience! I was making 500hp with my Miata 5 Years ago.

I know from experience. I built a manifold with Flux and a Gas Mix MIG and they loved to crack. Turbo manifolds need to be TIG'g with proper penetration if they have any hope of surviving the insane heat they endure.

Sorry for been an ***!
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:24 PM   #39
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A mig welded manifold can be just as good as any tig welded manifold. Maybe it won't look as pretty, but most of us aren't going for show car status. Just because you have had experience with manifolds cracking that you've made doesn't mean that it will happen all the time for everyone. There is a little thing I like to call "user error", look into it.

While his was flux welded, maybe it will crack maybe it won't, the fact is that it was his first time making anything like that. Let him enjoy it!
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:41 PM   #40
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My Mig, Tig, and Nickel welded manifold cracked..... stress can kill anything. HP means nothing.
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