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Old 08-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #541
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Started working at a new shop doing production work. Getting some practice on the new machine, dialing it in to get my amperage and gas flow right. Practicing getting my beads closer together, without pulse, just dip dip dip after seeing some aerospace welders do it like that. They explained to me that it keeps you from having to put as much heat down if you dip more often but with less filler. I also like the look I must say.

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These are a slip fit, so I just washed the edge over. No pulse, just side to side.

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Here's a repair job on a marine exhaust I did.. What a bitch. Has to hold 20 psi internally, so it has to be oressure tested as you put it together. Inside tubes were leaking, and there wasn't enough time before the race to make new ones. For those of you Who don't know, marine exhaust are within another set of tubes, with water circulating for cooling.

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:42 AM   #542
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im a bit drujnk, but i made a drunk mangs switch start panel . Consists of two off/on light up swithcs, and a momentary toggle.

I thik itts going into the bronco.


This might be the saddest thing in this thread but im kwl onwing it



eww my corner of that keybard, I never touch that area. I need to clean that.


done.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #543
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I particularly like the "creative" spacing/height

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Hey, nothing wrong with **** that works. The only thing that I would have done differently is the labeling. Eject, rockets, and dome light could potentially confuse thieves.
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Hey, nothing wrong with **** that works. The only thing that I would have done differently is the labeling. Eject, rockets, and dome light could potentially confuse thieves.
Functionally speaking, I do not disagree.

Also, if those are Pico switches they have a 50% chance of failing (I know, I bought 6 from summit and 3 have failed after flicking them <10 times. The housing design is Chinatastic).
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All finished, used another of my custom machined AIT bungs, I was so sick of not being able to purchase nice quality bungs made with high quality SS, so I had a run made by a local old time machinist


















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Good stuff Dan +1
but we need more pictures
I am curious about the dimples at the end. Are they to stop the hose coming off?
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Good stuff Dan +1
but we need more pictures
I am curious about the dimples at the end. Are they to stop the hose coming off?
No, the bumps are for his pleasure.
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The bumps at the small end are for my pleasure, at the big end they are for hustlers mums pleasure.

Sorry about the fucktonne of photos, fair call.

Yes the dimples are for hose clamps, I wish I had a bead roller capable of doing 1.6mm stainless, but alas thats another 600 dollars away (and **** me I have a workshop, but no hoist, and I've been here 2 months already!).

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Dann, you should be able to buy those fittings pretty easy.

Go to a good stainless supplier that does food grade stuff and ask for sanitary npt fittings in the size you need. they should be a stocked item and about $4 each.

I just used a few of those on a kegerator tank for a lowrider that i worked on.
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Dann, you should be able to buy those fittings pretty easy.

Go to a good stainless supplier that does food grade stuff and ask for sanitary npt fittings in the size you need. they should be a stocked item and about $4 each.

I just used a few of those on a kegerator tank for a lowrider that i worked on.
Naw its upsidedownland, guessing they're like $40 there with a minimum order quantity of 100.
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What Leafy said, we all earn like 100k/year here so everything is ******* expensive as ****.

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I want to rub it against my genitals.
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Stainless charge piping? Isnt that both heavy and expensive?
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heavier yes.

Its only marginally more expensive as a material. it takes a lot longer to work compared to aluminum though so fab prices are higher.
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heavier yes.

Its only marginally more expensive as a material. it takes a lot longer to work compared to aluminum though so fab prices are higher.
I guess its almost the same material costs if you're not buying the CX-Racing crappy bends and are getting like vibrant quality or better aluminum bends. The only real downside I've found with the twain CX-Racing bends is that occasionally you'll just hit a really thin spot and end up with 1/4" hole before you can get off the pedal.
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stainless is also quieter than cheapy aluminum
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stainless is also quieter than cheapy aluminum
Quieter how? Quieter to weld, yes. Quieter to induction noises, use silicone hose the whole length if you want that.
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Stainless is just as easy to work with IMO, because the time you spend cutting and drilling it you save in not cleaning and preparing it for welding.

The main upside is that its tough, the threads are tough, prep is easy and it looks really fantastic. And you can get .8mm SS bends and tube also if you want (the ICV tube is .8 or .6) and there is no weight penalty.

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